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I Believe Trust Is A Two Way Street

I’m not the kind of adventure wedding photographer who shows up on your elopement or intimate wedding day and acts like this is just another job. By the time y’all are ready to say your “I do’s” there’s a darn good chance we’re good friends. 

I get in the thick of it. I love being involved in your elopement process, from ensuring I understand your vision to helping you craft your day-of timeline. Why? Because I freaking LOVE this job. And as someone who also eloped and who has been in your shoes, I’m genuinely invested in your experience.

I Value Your Trust

Your Wedding Is Personal To Me

You’re not just “another couple” and your adventure elopement is not just “another wedding.” Each elopement is a unique experience, and I treat it as such.

I hate seeing the wedding industry put couples in a box by telling them what their wedding day should look like. Having dealt with that pressure when planning my own national park elopement, I’m here to support and cheer you on through this whole process. No one should have to go though this alone.

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. Sheena (and her sweet husband Ed) took us on a snowy adventure for our engagement shoot and she captured the most gorgeous mountain photos I could have asked for. She not only picked the perfect location, but she helped us plan our outfits too! We then did a a second shoot where she again scouted the location, helped me pick outfits, and made me SO comfortable. 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! Sheena was there for me every step of the way and I could never thank her enough for keeping me sane! Finally, Sheena and Ed shot our wedding! They were just a joy to have at our day and I never once worried about having amazing photos. Sheena got us a sneak peak the NEXT day and 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. She takes and edits the most beautiful photos. I am so glad I found her and you will not regret it either!! Thank you for EVERYTHING, Sheena!!
Kate + Mathias
I don’t even know what to say! I love our photos & our experience so much. Seriously Sheena is the best person ever! My husband & I have talked about how happy we are just that we got to work with her because Sheena & her husband were the best! She made everything so easy & explained everything to us since we didn’t know what we were doing or where to start! We had a couple things we needed to do differently due to COVID & Sheena made it so easy for us & made us so comfortable. She also finished our photos & got them back to us so quickly! We have been dying to see them & could not be happier! I love every moment captured & the location was so so so perfect!! Seriously cannot thank her enough. We are so blessed to have her take our photos. I honestly look at other people’s wedding photos all the time & think we have the very best ones! We will cherish these photos forever thank you thank you thank you!!
Aspen + Hans
Sheena photographed my surprise proposal, and she went above and beyond to make sure it was well captured and memorable. I was in contact with her for several weeks before the proposal, and she was super helpful during the planning making sure to think of all the details. I wanted fall colors, and she made sure to find a good date where we could have a great fall scenery. Thank you Sheena and Ed!
David + Rob
Working with Sheena was the best wedding planning decision we made, second only to deciding to elope! Sheena was so easy to talk to and she took the time during our first phone call to talk through what we specifically wanted in a location and she immediately started sending me ideas while on the call. I ended that initial phone call with a clear vision of what we would get working with Sheena (and wow, it made me excited!). Sheena went to scout our location before our elopement day and I knew we had picked the perfect photographer. The area checked every box we wanted in an elopement location and made for the most incredible backdrop. She was even prepared with a backup location if the weather became an issue (even the second location was amazingly beautiful). So rest assured that whatever Colorado/Wyoming landscape you want, Sheena knows where to find it! She helped us plan all things elopement related, even giving us local restaurant and hiking recommendations for our time there (those did not disappoint either)! Not to mention, she did all of this within a few weeks. The day of our elopement she suggested wonderful ideas for pictures and went out on a limb telling us adventurous picture ideas that would make for some pretty epic photos. And she was not wrong! Exploring the area was one of my favorite parts of our day and beyond anything I could have dreamed to do on our wedding day. Sheena gave us plenty of down time to relax and soak in the absolute beauty of the Wyoming mountains as husband and wife. We never felt rushed or like the day went by in a blur. Our pictures were sent to us weeks earlier than we expected and we were absolutely blown away! We only hiked a very short distance but Sheena also makes an awesome hiking partner. Her love for Colorado and the mountains is infectious, making us want to pack up and start adventuring. Engaged couples, you should elope and you should reach out to Sheena Shahangian!
Chelsey + Caleb
Where to begin? Sheena is an absolutely amazing photographer and an even better person. Working with her was truly a joy. As someone who has absolutely no experience in front of the camera and in some cases is quite self-conscious about my appearance, it was great to work with Sheena because she met me where I was. She not only takes the time to learn about who you are and what aspects of yourself you are trying to portray through your shoot, but she also takes the time to address your physical insecurities, making sure that she poses you in ways that are flattering, give you confidence and allow you to see yourself differently. Sheena really does have an eye for photography and telling your story through pictures. I feel that through time we are all put in a box and Sheena allows you to see yourself outside of that box. In turn, that allows the world and others can see us in that way as well. My time working with Sheena was amazing! She is so professional and her work is high quality. You definitely get what you pay for and even more when you hire her. I cannot wait to work with her again in the future!
Sydney U.
Words almost fail me. After working with Sheena twice now I have been amazed and then stunned all over again. The sense of professionalism and comfort she maintains effortlessly is felt throughout the entire shoot process. She pays such close attention to your personality and the details that matter to you and matches that with her beautiful artistic vision to bring to life portraits anyone would adore. Working on a shoot with her from start to finish is a comfortable and dynamic environment where she creates truly talented art. She’s constantly pushing herself to grow as an artist and it reflects in the high quality of work she puts out. Sheena helped me fall in love with myself from a whole new perspective free of negativity and bursting with creativity. A true joy to work with and amazing quality photography.
Aidan H.
We can't say enough about Sheena and her husband Ed. They did an incredible job end to end on for our wedding. From the first phone call where we met, to our in person meeting to plan out logistics, to the day of, and beyond. 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. We did an adventure shoot after the wedding in the mountains and it was amazing, just like the wedding. 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.
Maggie + Mike
We were introduced to Sheena’s photography through a couple for our proposal shoot and I was blown away with the care she took to make the moment special! I was surprised by my fiancé and puppy on a rooftop and Sheena was able to capture all of it! The album was absolutely gorgeous! We loved her work so much, we had to get her to do our wedding photos as well! She and her team were flexible and able to travel to make it happen. She even had a quick turn around with the photos, because she was so excited. We have since become good friends and I can’t wait to have her photos in large frames in my home forever. Thanks Sheena, and Ed
Candace + Roshan
Our wedding was an unforgettable fairy tale and we owe it to Sheena! She allowed for intimate moments while still capturing our adventurous spirit and love for each other during our hiking elopement. I am still in awe that WE are the striking subjects in such stunning landscape photography of our beautiful Colorado. Since our elopement was a surprise to friends and family, Sheena acted as our wedding coordinator, matron of honor/best man, and anyone else we needed her to be to make our day truly special. AND she smiled and laughed throughout the entire process! Sheena has limitless knowledge and suggestions for everything from memorable ceremony locations, to fashion trends, wedding etiquette, and hiking and adventures! She has the kindest heart, talent beyond measures, and clearly loves her work.
Karie + Jared
We are absolutely in awe of how you’ve captured our story. We cannot stop talking about what an amazing day we had and how much we enjoyed working with you and Ed. Everything from beginning to end was incredible. We cannot thank you enough!!
Monifa + Wyatt
Ok brides, your search is over. Trust me - just hire Sheena. Her work is gorgeous and she is an absolute delight to work with. She made our Colorado elopement so easy and memorable with her meticulous planning, artistic eye, and energetic personality. I am so glad we worked with Sheena for our wedding.
Heather + Forest
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. She makes sure you are truly taken care of and answers any and all your questions, and goes beyond to make sure some of those are answered before you even ask! 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! She really had gotten to know my Fiancé and I, which really helps to make sure we feel comfortable behind the lens. We are counting down the DAYS until we can be with her again and have her take photos of the BEST DAY EVER!! She truly is the best at what she does, and I will scream it from every mountain top until everyone knows how dang good she is!!! SO YES - I highly recommend her to everyyyyoneee!!!
Briana + Cameron
Sheena, WOW, our photos are SO great! Thank you so much - we’re so pleased with the pictures! We can’t wait to share them with friends and family. It was such a pleasure working with you and we’ll surely recommend you to friends with photography needs.
Andrea + Alex
It’s not even the fact that Sheena’s photos speak for themselves in their artistic excellence...what really meant the most to me in working with Sheena to create such beautiful artistic expression is her character that she brings to the table. Sheena knows her vision and is so dedicated and driven - she will work hours into the night and work obscene hours to finish a project, all with that smile on her face - but she never lets her subject feel this. When you work with Sheena, you are getting a deluxe resort service catering to your every need, your every shortcoming in confidence. Her patience is unheard of, she is so refreshing in every way. She doesn’t just get the job done - you set on an artistic journey of self discovery with Sheena. Right when you doubt yourself and aren’t sure what to do, Sheena pulls you right back down to Earth with reassurance, and you both refocus towards your goal you are trying to accomplish together. Sheena is a rare soul that knows how to find the beauty in the madness of life, and capture it in photography. She is able to show the unseen depths of a person’s soul through her own art medium. Her work is so powerful - I was lucky enough to work with Sheena and experience it first hand.
Victoria K.
Not only is Sheena really talented but she also is a lot of fun to shoot with. She also is really helpful and there for you if you have any questions!
Sarah U.

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With Us?

Think I’d be the right adventure buddy for your adventure wedding or Colorado mountain elopement? Give me a shout and let’s set up a time to chat about your vision for your adventure elopement or small, intimate wedding. 

Our consultations are complimentary, no strings attached. I think it’s only fair that you get to test drive my vibe before you drive it off the lot.

Publications + Features

I know that your trust is earned and not expected. That’s why it’s important to me that I show you the publications, brands, and feature pages who have trusted me to create great work and who have featured my images. My photos have been published internationally, from some of the top wedding publications to news sites to feature pages. Here’s a quick list:

Women's Health


Fox News


Green Wedding Shoes

Rocky Mountain Bride

Wandering Weddings


Looks Like Film

White Magazine

Adored Bride

Ivy + Aster

Washington National Parks Fund

Denver Botanic Gardens

Beloved Stories

Visit Colorado

Shoot + Share Top 100

The Portrait Project

Pendleton Woolen Mills EU

BRASH Coffee

Sister Photog Community

Read Shop by the Merchant

Shoot + Share Finalist

Basic Invite

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