Colorado elopement photographer Larsen Photo Co.

Colorado elopement photographer

Helping down-to-earth couples plan epic elopements and create memories for life

More and more couples know that a big, traditional wedding isn’t right for them. I plan and photograph epic elopements and micro weddings across Colorado for couples who want to choose their own adventure, have the best day ever, and create memories for life.

How I can help you create an epic elopement

I photograph love and I photograph people—all love and all people. I believe in celebrating the diversity in our world and I will never discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Whatever your love looks like, I want to photograph it.

Colorado elopement in Crested Butte


Personalized location ideas to your perfect Colorado destination – no matter what kind of adventure you’re dreaming of

Grooms wedding portraits at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder, gay wedding in Colorado


A relaxed timeline that lets you soak in every epic moment of your day

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Recommendations for trusted elopement vendors like officiants, florists, and chefs who will help bring your vision to life

Bride and groom popping champagne at Colorado elopement


Create memories for life, without feeling like you’re posing for photos

“Planning our Colorado elopement from out of state, we had many questions, but Nina has an enormous amount of resources, and the experience to know all of the small, special details that will make your wedding day exactly what you want!”

Are you planning an elopement or a micro wedding?

Maroon Bells Amphitheater elopement


(for a couple and up to 10 guests)

An elopement is an intentionally small wedding where the focus is on the two of you having the best day ever, either alone or with a few guests. 

Because of the small group size, elopements can often take place in free locations in nature that aren’t available to larger groups. Whether you want to hike to an alpine lake, drive a rough 4WD road to the top of a mountain, or take the gondola at your favorite ski resort, I’ll help you find the perfect place to exchange your vows in nature.

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Micro Weddings

(for a couple and 10-40ish guests)

A micro wedding is like an elopement for couples that can’t imagine getting married without all their closest friends and family. Couples often choose to go on an adventure without their guests at sunrise or sunset, then celebrate the rest of the day together with their favorite people.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions on group sizes on public lands, and out of an abundance of caution, I am not booking elopements with more than 10 guests at this time.

“Even though our elopement day was our first time meeting Nina in person, being around her immediately felt like spending time with a true friend.”

About Nina Larsen Reed

About Nina Larsen Reed and Larsen Photo Co., woman backpacking

I don’t believe in regrets, but I do have one.

When my husband and I eloped nine years ago, we felt lost on how to make our wedding day special. So we got married inside the Boulder courthouse, while the sun was shining over the snow-covered mountains we love right outside. 

Since then, I’ve made it my mission in life to help couples like you create elopements that feel like the best day ever, so you can look back on your wedding day without regrets and remember every epic moment of your adventure.

Want to learn more about the Norwegian-turned-Coloradan who helps couples elope in the Rocky Mountains?

“Even though our elopement day was our first time meeting Nina in person, being around her immediately felt like spending time with a true friend.”
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How this works

1. Contact

You contact me, and we schedule a free video consultation to talk about what you’re dreaming up and how I can help you. At the end of our call, you’ll know for sure if I’m the right Colorado elopement photographer for you.

2. Plan

You book me, and we start planning. You answer a questionnaire, and I give you location ideas, help build your timeline, recommend vendors, and keep it all stress-free and fun.

3. Elope

You get married while having the best time ever, trust me to capture the whole day exactly as it felt, and relive the excitement for life through your epic elopement photos.

“If you want someone who will make planning a breeze, take you into the Colorado backcountry while chatting like old friends, take absolutely breathtaking photos, and make the whole day feel like a dream–hire Nina!”

You need more than just a photographer

You need more than just a Colorado elopement photographer on your team.

Your photographer should be your source of ideas and inspiration, local knowledge, and experience. Your photographer will recommend trusted vendors, build you a relaxed timeline, find the perfect location, research permits, and help you make your elopement a special adventure in all the best ways.

Your photographer will be by your side for every moment of the happiest day of your life.

When you work with me, you are so much more than a date on my calendar and I want to be so much more than a stranger with a camera. Because when you can trust that I care about your elopement as if it was my own, you’ll be able to relax and have the best day ever!

“We are so lucky to have chosen Nina as our photographer, not only for her amazing photos, but her knowledge of Colorado and her help in planning it all. Nina was the TOTAL package!”

Colorado Elopement Galleries

Check out galleries of some of the more than 150 couples I have photographed across the Rocky Mountains with since 2016
“Nina guided us through the entire process of getting married in Rocky Mountain National Park, from getting the permit to deciding on a ceremony location and finding an officiant. Her expertise was crucial to pulling off the wedding of our dreams.”

Elopement planning resources

My couples have said that I’m “super knowledgeable,” “incredibly helpful,” and “will be your personal Leslie Knope” (okay, my husband said that last one). Check out these free resources to see what they’re talking about.

“To say the day of our elopement in Colorado was amazing is an understatement because Nina singlehandedly turned our already amazing day into the most incredible adventure!”

Want me to help you plan and capture your best day ever?

Reach out today to schedule a free no-obligation video consultation, so we can make sure I’m the right Colorado elopement photographer for you.