Colorado Elopement Photographers

For Couples Who Believe The Wedding Industry Doesn't Have The Right To Tell Them How To Get Married

photo of couple getting married on a mountaintop documented by Colorado elopement photographers

Your Epic Colorado Elopement Starts Here

You Get To Write Your Elopement Rule Book. I'll Help You Bring It To Life.

Let’s dream for a second. Imagine what it would be like to have a Colorado elopement that looks however you want it to. No one telling you what your wedding is “supposed to” include. No overly-rehearsed, cliche traditions. Just you and your partner celebrating in a way that feels true to you. You can have that. And we’re the Colorado elopement photographers who can help you bring that day to life.

If You've Ever Felt Like the Wedding Industry Didn't Get You

You're In The Right Place. Ultimately, Your Colorado Elopement is About Your Relationship. The Rest is Just Fluff.

As someone who ditched her traditional wedding so I could elope instead, I've been in your shoes. Heck, it's one of the biggest reasons I became a Colorado elopement photographer. I help couples like you reclaim your wedding day and make it your own adventure.

groom holding bride and spinning her around during their adventure elopement | taken by Colorado elopement photographers
couple taking a soak in the hot tub outside their cabin the night before their adventure elopement photographed by Colorado elopement photographers Sheena Shahangian Photography LLC
couple walking down a mountain pass at sunset while being photographed by a Colorado adventure elopement photographer
couple walking together in the mountains at sunset while being photographed by a Colorado adventure elopement photographer
Colorado elopement by a mountain lake in the early hours of the morning

Saying "I do" doesn't have to mean checking off a list of traditions. With Colorado elopements, you call the shots.

sunrise adventure wedding dancing photo taken by Colorado elopement photographers

As a Seasoned Colorado Elopement Photographer, I Help You Take The Power Back From The Wedding Industry

So You Can Have An Adventure Elopement That Truly Feels Like It's "Yours"

The billion dollar wedding industry has done an amazing job of making couples believe that excessive, 200 person events are the default. But here’s the secret they don’t want you to know: it doesn’t have to be that way. Adventure elopements are different.

I'm Here to Make Sure You Have The Most Authentic, Meaningful Elopement Experience Possible

I eloped too, so I know how important having an authentic-to-you elopement experience is. It’s my job to provide you with the toolkit to bring your Colorado elopement to life. You can rest easy, knowing I’ve got your back.

So what does that mean? Here’s a few things you get when you work with me for your adventure elopement:

  • You get a Colorado elopement photographer who knows the most epic elopement locations in the state.
  • You get a seasoned pro who can craft your elopement timeline, optimized for your specific location and coverage time.
  • You get access to my top-notch Elopement Dashboard with the answers to all your elopement questions, a jam-packed elopement mega-guide, lists of Colorado vendors, and my best elopement tips and tricks.

Can you picture it? Your dream adventure elopement? Together, we can make it happen. As experienced Colorado elopement photographers and elopement experts, we’re here to help you bring it to life.

Still Not Sure If You Should Adventure Elope?

An Adventure Elopement or Colorado Elopement Might Be Right For You If...

recently married eloping couple screaming up at the sky after pronouncing themselves married in the Rocky Mountains while a Colorado elopement photographer takes photos

You Want Your Colorado Elopement Day To Be Distinctly Yours

You crave a Colorado elopement that’s true to your distinct story and not a boring copy of what the wedding industry tells you your wedding “should” look like. You believe your adventure elopement or Colorado elopement should be a reflection of your story. 

You Don't Want An Audience Listening In On Your Vows

You’re not a fan of having 200 onlookers witnessing your vow reading or first kiss. You prefer a private vibe where you can be open and vulnerable.

You Don't Want Your Adventure Elopement Or Colorado Elopement To Feel Like A Rushed Blur

You’ve been told countless times from friends how quickly their wedding day went by and how it felt like a rushed blur. Personally, you’d rather spend your time savoring every moment of your adventure wedding or Colorado elopement, and spend less time chatting up your third cousin Jimmy.

You Two Feel Most Yourselves In The Outdoors

Whether you’re an avid hiker or a road trip fanatic, you believe nature is the best altar. You’re excited about the idea of adventure eloping outdoors, and you’ll pass on the indoor, manicured, stale venues.

Your Colorado Elopement, Your Rules

I Help You Craft a Colorado Elopement That Feels Like "You" and Not Some Wedding Industry Template

adventure wedding couple standing underneath a starry night sky in Telluride | documented by Colorado elopement photographers

Colorado Elopement Photographer Reviews

See What Our Adventure Elopement Couples Are Saying About Us

Cam + Bree

Holy cow!! What can I say about Sheena... she is freaking phenomenal. I met her last summer and she captured photos of my boyfriend and I. Those photos were KILLER - she knows exactly how to showcase the love between us and still be able to show off the scenery as well. We loved her SO much that we are now having her capture our elopement as well. Not only does Sheena take the most beautiful photos ever - but she invests SO much time in helping plan. Sheena is one the kindest souls ever, she has a heart of gold, and she truly invests so much in her work - and it really shows!

Kate + Mathias

Words cannot express how incredibly amazing Sheena is. Not only are her photos breathtaking, but she is one of the sweetest souls you will ever meet. Throughout the almost year I have known Sheena she has gone far above and beyond her "job" as a photographer. She helped me far more throughout the wedding planning process than I could have hoped and often was there as my sounding board and quite frankly, my venting buddy! I seriously cannot stop staring at our photos, I can't believe they're really my husband and I. Sheena is BEYOND talented at her craft. I am so glad I found her and you will not regret it either!!

Maggie + Mike

We can't say enough about Sheena and her husband Ed. Everything was incredibly organized, Sheena is INCREDIBLY organized and thinks of everything. Sheena and Ed are an absolute pleasure to work with, to the point where we would call them friends now. On our wedding day it rained, actually downpoured with no cover, during the ceremony. Plans went out the window. And still the photos are incredible all the same. We can't recommend Sheena and Ed enough if you're looking for a wedding or adventure photographer. They're absolutely the best.

Meet Me

Your Colorado Elopement Photographers

So Who's This Chick Rambling on About Colorado Elopements?

Oh hey, Sheena here! I’m the lead Colorado elopement photographer and adventure elopement photographer over here at Sheena Shahangian Photography (and that dork smiling like a total goof at my husband after we eloped in our favorite Colorado national park). I’m based in Fort Collins, Colorado, nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

I’m an adventure-chasing dork who puts my whole heart into helping couples have their dream adventure elopements, because I believe your Colorado elopement photographer should be more than just a vendor: they should be your go-to resource in bringing your adventure elopement to life. And as someone who also eloped, I know exactly what you’re going through.

I understand how difficult it can be to find the right Colorado elopement photographer for your elopement day, so I don’t want to scratch the surface with you.

If you’re spending your whole adventure wedding or Colorado elopement day with me, I think it’s only fair if you know me through and through. So I’m sharing the details over on our “Meet Me” page.

Our Adventure Elopement Photography + Colorado Elopement Photography Process

So You've Made The Bold Decision To Adventure Elope. Now What?!

As seasoned Colorado elopement photographers and adventure wedding specialists, we know a thing or two about helping our couples navigate the process of ditching the wedding industry’s ridiculous template of what a wedding day “should” look like and figuring out how to plan their dream Colorado elopement or small adventure wedding instead. Whether it’s crafting your elopement day timeline or finding the perfect pair of thermal boots for your intimate Colorado elopement ceremony, we’ve got your back.

Step 1:
Contact Us About Your Adventure Elopement

You’re over the wedding industry telling you it’s normal to have a large, traditional wedding that costs over $33,000 on average (especially when adventure elopements are a much better use of your budget), and you’re thinking, “Hey maybe this Sheena chick can help us do our own thing on our adventure elopement day?” You have a little feeling in your gut that we could be the adventure elopement photographers or Colorado elopement photographers you’ve been looking for to photograph your small wedding or Colorado elopement. Well what the heck do you do next?

First, you just need to fill out our contact form. This opens the door for us to have a conversation about your adventure wedding or Colorado elopement dreams, and helps you ensure that we’re the best Colorado elopement photographers for you. Because that’s exactly what your adventure wedding or Colorado elopement deserves.

Step 2:
We Hop On The Phone And Chat About Your Adventure Elopement Dreams

This is the moment where all of your Colorado elopement photography questions get answered. We’ll hop on a phone call and you can share the vision you have for your adventure elopement with me. We’ll go over the details of your small adventure wedding or Colorado elopement: your goals for the day, the ideas you’ve been dreaming of, general logistics of elopements, and what elements of the adventure elopement day matter most to you. 

I’ll encourage you to dream big and talk through what your Colorado elopement day could look like (the possibilities really are endless, as cliche as it sounds). And you can get a feel for whether we’re the right adventure wedding photographers or Colorado elopement photographers for you.

Step 3:
I'm Here To Answer Your Burning Questions About Eloping

Okay, so now you’ve decided we’re the adventure elopement photographers or Colorado elopement photographers for you. We’ve talked all about what you’re looking for and the vibe of your small adventure wedding or elopement (and cracked some cheesy dad jokes the process).

I’m here, always at the ready to answer any last minute burning questions you may have about Colorado elopement photography. One of the biggest reasons our elopement couples love working with us for their adventure elopements is because we’re their go-to resource on elopements, even before they officially book. Having been in your shoes with my own Colorado elopement, I never want to leave any couples out to fend for themselves during this elopement process.

Step 4:
We Bring Your Adventure Elopement To Life

You’ve looked over everything, and you’re ready to roll. What’s next? To officially book us as your adventure elopement photographers or Colorado elopement photographers all I need is a signed contract, and 50% of your package price paid (this includes a $1500 non-refundable retainer to hold your date and a service fee that allows me to share my top-notch adventure elopement resources with you). Boom, done.. Now you’re on the calendar!

At this point, we’re ready to dig into the fun stuff, like helping you find an epic Colorado elopement location that matches your vibe and scheming up fun activities to do on your adventure elopement day. I’ll help you craft your Colorado elopement timeline and provide guidance on what to pack with you. I’ll be a resource through this whole adventure elopement process. I’ve got recommendations on the best hiking boots to epic elopement dress brands. I’m kind of like that magic 8 ball you likely played with as a kid (minus the often vague, ominous answers).

Wanna Know A Little Secret?

Your adventure wedding or Colorado elopement day doesn’t have to be dictated by the made-up rules of the wedding industry. You are cordially invited to take those unsolicited opinions on what your adventure wedding or Colorado elopement should look like, and throw them away. Your adventure elopement, your rules. As Colorado elopement photographers, we’re here to ensure you get that.

Your Colorado Elopement Photographers

As Colorado elopement photographers and adventure elopement photographers — as well as seasoned adventurers — we make it a priority to be the best decision you make on your adventure elopement day. All you need to do is bring your love. We’ll bring the photo magic.

alpenglow adventure elopement location photographed by Colorado elopement photographer Sheena Shahangian ideal for sunset wedding ceremonies

Oh, The Places We Could Go...

Let's Find You The Perfect Adventure Wedding Or Elopement Spot!

When I’m not out photographing Colorado elopements and small adventure weddings, you can find me on the trails. From national parks to off-the-beaten-path dirt roads, I’m there.

I love finding the most epic spots for our couples’ adventure weddings and adventure elopements, both in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and beyond.

Our Philosophy As Colorado Elopement Photographers

Not Just Any Adventure Elopement Photographers

As adventure elopement photographers and Colorado elopement photographers, your elopement day is personal to us. We’re the Colorado elopement photographers who take the time to help you sort out the little things.

You’re not expected to know all of the little details that go along with eloping. As an adventure elopement photographer, that’s what I’m here for.

We’re the Colorado elopement photographers texting you about your elopement dress or suit. We love helping our couples customize their elopements, whether it’s sharing how you can get married without an officiant or what activities to incorporated into your elopement day. 

And don’t even get us started on the best national park trails in Colorado to hike for your sunrise adventure elopement ceremony. That’s the stuff we love. We’ve got your back.

 

Colorado Elopement Photographers

The Colorado Rockies are our home. We know these mountains like the back of our hand, and we love helping our couples plan their Colorado adventure elopements. As Colorado elopement photographers, we can’t wait to share our favorite spots with you.

Small Adventure Wedding Photographers

We specialize in photographing small adventure weddings in the great outdoors. We believe small weddings empower couples to be themselves on their wedding day, which is what makes us so honored to be a part of them. There’s nothing better.

Adventure Elopement Photographers

We like to say we’re adventurers first, photographers second. Which frankly, is what we think makes us good at what we do. We live and breathe the outdoors lifestyle, and we make sure our adventure wedding photos show off your adventurous side too.

Sheena Shahangian Photography LLC

Empowering You To Have Your Adventure Elopement, Your Way

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