Let’s dream for a second. Imagine what it would be like to have an intimate adventure wedding or elopement day that looks however you want it to look. No expectations. No rules. No overly-rehearsed, overly-planned wedding events and activities. Just you and your partner celebrating your love in a way that feels true to you.
You crave an adventure wedding day that’s true to your specific story and not a manifestation of what everyone else tells you your wedding day should look like. You are fully on board with the idea that an adventure wedding or elopement day is the reflection of your distinct story and life experiences.
The idea of planning a large wedding gives you anxiety. You two don’t love the idea of 200 onlookers witnessing you sharing this extremely personal moment together. You don’t want to say your vows or share your first kiss with an audience. No thank you. You’d rather this moment be private.
You’ve been told countless times from friends about how quickly their wedding day went by and how it felt like a rushed blur. You know you’d rather spend your time savoring every moment of your adventure wedding or elopement, and spend less time chatting up your third cousin Jimmy.
Whether you’re an avid hiker or a road trip fanatic, you believe nature is the best altar. You feel at home in the outdoors, and you spent your free time on outdoors adventures together, even if it’s simply stringing up your hammock in the backyard to read a good book. The idea of an adventure wedding or mountain elopement seems like the perfect way to celebrate your love and your lifestyle.
We want you to feel like you’ve done your love justice by having an adventure wedding or elopement that really gets to the core of why you’re saying “I do” in the first place.
If the idea of having a large, elaborate wedding doesn’t feel like you, you shouldn’t have to have one. And, hey, if you’re scared to make the jump and decide to elope, we get it. We’ve been there, and we’re here to guide you through it.
As Colorado adventure wedding photographers who specialize exclusively in small adventure weddings and mountain elopements, we’ve got your back. We’ve helped our couples plan their dream adventure elopements, navigate the choppy waters of explaining their decision to elope to their friends and family, and been with them every step of the way.
From choosing which hiking boots are best for your national park elopement to tracking down the perfect remote alpine lake in the Rocky Mountains for you to say your “I do’s,” we’ve got your back. We know this adventure wedding and elopement process can seem scary and overwhelming, which is why we’re here to help. Your elopement should be the start of your best adventure yet. Let’s make that a reality.
Your adventure wedding day doesn’t have to be dictated by the expectations of everyone around you. At the end of the day, your adventure wedding is a representation of YOUR relationship. There will always be people providing their opinions on what your adventure wedding day should look like, but if those opinions don’t light your fire, free yourself of that pressure. Your adventure wedding, your rules. How empowering is that?!
At This Point, you’re probably wondering…
“who the heck is this chick rambling on about adventure Weddings And elopements?”
Oh hey, Sheena here! I’m the lead elopement and adventure wedding photographer over here at Sheena Shahangian Photography. My husband Ed and I live in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado, nestled right in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Personally, we’re big believers that Colorado may or may not be the most magical state in the US and by far one of the most epic places to have an adventure wedding or mountain elopement.
I’m an adventure-chasing, mountain-obsessed dork who puts my whole heart and soul into helping couples have their dream adventure weddings, both in Colorado and beyond.
I understand how difficult it can be to find the right adventure wedding photographer for your Colorado elopement or small wedding, so I don’t want to scratch the surface with you.
Because honestly, if you’re spending your whole adventure wedding or mountain elopement day with me, I think it’s only fair if you know me through and through. So I’m sharing all the details over on our “Meet Us” page.
As seasoned adventurers and Colorado elopement photographers, we know a thing or two about helping our couples navigate the sometimes choppy waters of figuring out how to plan their dream Colorado elopement or small adventure wedding. We’re here to guide you through that process, whether it’s crafting your elopement day timeline or finding the perfect pair of thermal boots for your intimate Colorado mountaintop ceremony. This is our specialty.
So you’re feeling the vibe here. You’re thinking, “Hey maybe these guys are it?” Or you just have a little feeling in your gut that we could be a great fit for photographing your small adventure wedding or Colorado elopement. Well what the heck do you do next?
The first step is simply filling out our contact form. Easy peasy. No strings attached. This basically just opens the door for us to have a conversation with you and hear all about your adventure wedding or elopement dreams. These chats make sure we do everything in our power to be the best adventure wedding photographers for you, because that’s exactly what your adventure wedding or Colorado elopement deserves.
This is the moment where all of your elopement and adventure wedding photography questions get answered. If you live in the Denver or Fort Collins, Colorado area, we’ll likely meet up at a local coffee shop and chat over some espresso, our treat. If not, we'll hop on a phone call and chat adventure wedding details.
We’ll talk about all the little details of your small adventure wedding or Colorado elopement: your goals for the day, the ideas you’ve been dreaming of, the logistics of planning the whole thing, and what elements of the adventure wedding day matter most to you. And you can get a feel for whether we’re the right adventure wedding photographers for you.
Okay, so now you’ve decided we’re the adventure wedding photographers or elopement photographers for you. We’ve talked all about what you’re looking for (and cracked a few crappy dad jokes the process), the vibe of your small adventure wedding or elopement, and we’ve sent over a proposal going over all the details.
We’re here, always at the ready to answer any last minute burning questions you may have about Colorado elopement and adventure wedding photography. One of the biggest reasons our couples love working with us for their adventure weddings is because we’re there for them, even before they officially book. We know how difficult this process can be, and we’re here to help.
You’ve looked over everything, and you’re ready to roll. What’s next? To officially book us for your small adventure wedding or elopement all we need is a signed contract and a 50% retainer. Boom, done. Easy peasy. You’re on our calendar. Whoo!
Now we’re ready to dig into the really fun stuff, like helping you find an epic elopement location that matches your vibe and scheming up fun adventures for your engagement photos. We’ll help you craft your small adventure wedding or elopement timeline and provide guidance on what to wear to your engagement session. We’ll essentially be your guides through this whole adventure wedding process.
When we’re not out photographing Colorado elopements and small adventure weddings, you can find us on the hiking trails. From national parks, to off-the-beaten-path dirt roads, we’re there. We don’t just do this for fun; we do it for you.
We love finding the best, most epic spots for our couples’ adventure weddings and adventure elopements, both in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and beyond. Scroll on down to see some of the gorgeous places we’ve been to. Who knows? Maybe one of them will be the spot for your small adventure wedding or mountain elopement.
Whether you’re looking to have a Colorado elopement in the mountains of Crested Butte or a small adventure wedding in Great Sand Dunes National Park, we’re here to help you through all of the little details of your adventure wedding. As elopement and adventure wedding photographers — as well as seasoned adventurers — we make it a priority to be the best decision you make on your adventure wedding day. All you need to do is bring your love. We’ll bring the photo magic.
Not Just Any Adventure Wedding Photographers
As adventure wedding photographers, your elopement day is personal to us. We’re the Colorado elopement photographers who take the time to help you plan out the little things.
There’s a good chance this is your first time planning an elopement or small adventure wedding. You’re not expected to know all of the tiny little details that go along with it, which is why we love being guides to our adventure elopement and small wedding couples.
For couples who’ve chosen the less traditional route of having an elopement or adventure wedding — whether that’s in Colorado or elsewhere — we’re here to help.
We’re the ones texting you about your elopement dress or suit. We’re just as excited about your Colorado elopement or adventure wedding Pinterest board as you are (heck, we’re even collaborators on some of our couples’ boards). And don’t even get us started on the best national park trails in Colorado to hike for your sunrise elopement ceremony. That’s the stuff we live for. We’ve got you covered.
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. Our land is your land, peeps. so let’s get you mountain married!
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.
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.
Not everyone loves tradition, but that doesn’t make your adventure wedding or elopement any less important.
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