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MORGAN + MATT // LAKESIDE adventure ELOPEMENT // colorado // arizona // utah // california // elopements & intimate wedding photographer

 
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When I talk to friends and family about switching my photography gears to destination weddings, travel, adventure-style engagements & elopement photography -- it's kind of challenging to paint the picture. Photographing couples & families in a non-traditional style, that want to venture to the best kept secret landscapes around the United States, isn't what you first think about when someone says they're a photographer. But that's where we're headed. Hiking 3 miles into red river gorge, ending in cliff sides overlooking deep, deep green valleys where couples say their "I do's". I am SO excited to work with people who love exploring, traveling, are outdoorsy & nature enthusiasts just as much as I am. 


 

A friend of mine, Jenn Janutolo (and Morgan's MUA) was picking up what I was laying down - she saw the vision - and said I MUST reach out to her close friend Morgan, and her boyfriend Matt. She said Morgan is the biggest "hippie" she's ever met and would be thrilled to shoot an elopement/engagement session with me. And from that point, it was fate. Seriously, get this -- I explored this lake you see here, months back.  When I got there, I saw my old Colorado Twin Peaks- Rocky Mountain National Park, Lake Granby twin. Drift woof, rocky shorelines, fields and fields of tall, grassy frields. I said to myself I HAD to shoot a couple here (I posted about it on instagram I was so inspired by the west coast feel - you can find it @mis.adventurers) The best part- Matt and Morgan live RIGHT BY this lake. CRAZY! On top of this amazing coincidence, Morgan & Matt are flat out amazing. I'll tell you more below ;) 

 

Morgan told me that when her and Matt first met, they hated each other. Fast-forward a few years and you can easily tell that was clearly a LONG LONG time ago .. ;)

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MUA: Jennifer Janutolo 

MUA: Jennifer Janutolo 


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Morgan was radiant the entire night. 

Morgan was radiant the entire night. 

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Only the best grooms carry their bride's bouquet when walking through tall grass;) 

Only the best grooms carry their bride's bouquet when walking through tall grass;) 

This laugh. SO gorgeous. 

This laugh. SO gorgeous. 

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You can thank the beautiful Stacey Long, Floral Designer & owner of JoJosJoy's Floral - for this GORGEOUS floral crown & boho inspired bouquet. 

You can thank the beautiful Stacey Long, Floral Designer & owner of JoJosJoy's Floral - for this GORGEOUS floral crown & boho inspired bouquet. 

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this was all morgan's idea - she saw the drift wood in the thicke and wanted to go for it. my soul was so happy. i dont ever push clients past their limits, so when they offer to get knee-deep in weeds, im ALL for it.

this was all morgan's idea - she saw the drift wood in the thicke and wanted to go for it. my soul was so happy. i dont ever push clients past their limits, so when they offer to get knee-deep in weeds, im ALL for it.

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I absolutely love working with couples willing to go barefoot, walk rocky shores, jump in water & excited about being photographed in challenging places. Being in their element is being photographed in nature. I die. 

 
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i swear the water just does something to people. as kids we're infatuated with it. as adults it's romantic, flat out FUN and sometimes nostalgic.  

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Matt held Morgan like it was his last time, every time. <3

Matt held Morgan like it was his last time, every time. <3

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the amazing details of this boho-inspired bouquet were hand-crafted & designed by Stacey Long, owner of jojosjoy floral.

the amazing details of this boho-inspired bouquet were hand-crafted & designed by Stacey Long, owner of jojosjoy floral.


 
 

 

interested in an adventure-style engagement or elopement in a gorgeous landscape? we love exploring with couples & bringing their story to life in unique, adventurous settings. we can join you at your favorite spot or suggest an area to explore to celebrate this part of your journey! you can email us directly here.