Colorado Elopement Photographer Larsen Photo Co.

Colorado Elopement Photographer

Epic Elopements & Micro-Weddings

Planning and capturing once-in-a-lifetime experiences for down-to-earth couples across the Rocky Mountains

LGBTQ+ elopement photographer in Colorado

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 photographed on 35mm film

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

Holly & Matt

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What I Offer

Elopements

Up to 10 people

An elopement is an intentional wedding day 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 without permits on public lands that aren’t available to larger groups, without having a negative impact in the land.

Whether you want to hike to an alpine lake, off-road to the top of a mountain in a rented Jeep, or take the gondola at your favorite ski resort, I’ll help you find the perfect place to exchange your vows, and capture the day so that you remember exactly what it felt like.

Adventure elopement in the Colorado mountains
Colorado micro-wedding at Black Cat in Boulder

Micro-weddings

Up to 50 people

A micro-wedding is like an elopement for couples that can’t imagine getting married without their closest friends and family there to celebrate.

It’s not just a smaller wedding though—a micro-wedding is all about having an intentional, relaxed celebration without having to follow the rules of a traditional wedding.

My couples usually choose to spend part of their micro-wedding day on an adventure, going on a hike (or drive, or boat ride, or snowmobile tour) to a breathtaking location, then celebrate the rest of the day with all their favorite people at a venue or vacation rental.

Adventure Sessions

An adventure session is an opportunity to spend quality time with your partner, and get photos that capture how much you love each other—or your kids, your dogs, or heck, even your neighborhood brewery.

Not because you love posing for the camera, but because you believe that what you love is worth celebrating—and not just when you’re getting married.

Colorado adventure session

“Nina was a constant source of knowledge and positivity throughout the planning and execution of our micro-wedding in Colorado. She became so much more to us than just a photographer, and the care and attention to detail she puts into her work was clear from the very first conversation we shared.”

Sam & Zach

Nina Larsen Reed is a Colorado elopement photographer

Have you heard of friluftsliv? 

(Don’t worry, I won’t ask you to pronounce it.) 

Friluftsliv is a Norwegian word that describes the enjoyment of being outside for the sake of being outside. Not for the photos, or a workout, or bragging rights, but simply because there’s nowhere else you’d rather be. 

I grew up on a little island in Norway, where I spent as much time outside as I did inside. And when I moved to Colorado, I fell in love with that same outdoor culture here.

It might not have a fancy name in English, but that feeling is exactly what I want to photograph for you—your awe, reverence, and connection to the great outdoors and one another. 

10

years in business

250+

Happy couples

102212+

Photos edited while listening to taylor swift

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Elopements & Micro-Weddings

Colorado elopement at waterfall in Crested Butte

How I will help you

When you throw out any expectations and pressure of what a wedding should be, you’re left with this:

Two people in love, dedicating their lives to each other.

The rest is up to you.

And that can feel overwhelming. Where do you even start making decisions about choosing a date, finding a location, navigating permits, booking vendors, and planning out the day?

You start by finding someone who can guide you to create your own perfect day, and capture it in such a way that you’ll remember every moment.

Oh, and you just did.

I will create a personalized location guide, recommend trusted vendors, build a relaxed timeline, and help make your elopement day a one-of-a-kind adventure that’s everything you want—whatever that looks like.

And when the big day finally comes, I’ll photograph it naturally, without awkward prompts and posing, on both film and digital cameras, so that you’ll always remember exactly what it felt like.

“Our elopement was the best day of our lives and it honestly felt like a fairytale, and that is 100% whole-heartedly down to Nina. Not only is she (obviously) an incredibly talented photographer, but she is friendly, approachable, flexible, creative, and dedicated. Look no further!”

Annie & Braden

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“Nina is so much more than just an elopement photographer. She planned the whole day from timing to start the hike, best lighting, different locations along the trail, meeting up with our family after, and more. She made us feel comfortable and natural. And the photos…I mean come on!”

Lauren & Conor

Colorado adventure elopement under nightsky

What’s next?

1. Contact

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

2. Plan

You book me, and we start planning. You’ll get a personalized location guide, recommendations for lodging and vendors, and unlimited access to my inbox, so that you can plan a day that’s unique to you without stress.

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 through your epic elopement photos for the rest of your lives.