Colorado Wedding Photographer for Outdoor Lovers
When you’re looking for a Colorado wedding photographer, it’s about more than just finding a style you like. Your photographer will be with you through your whole wedding day, so finding someone you actually like is key. And that starts with knowing what’s important to you.
I don’t want your wedding to feel like a photo shoot. I keep the posed stuff to a minimum, so that we can create photos that feel like you. My couples would rather play cornhole and have a beer with their friends than spend hours posing for stiff portraits after the ceremony, and they know that a relaxed timeline is key to having a good time on their wedding day. Let’s get the photos of your best friend making you laugh, your mom wiping away a tear during the ceremony, the way you look at each other when you sneak away for a moment alone after the ceremony and realize you’re truly married now. Those are the photos that last.
You are more than a date in my calendar, and I want to be more than some stranger with a camera. Let’s get to know each other, so we can skip the fake stuff and let the real moments happen instead.
I promise I’ll be there to capture them.
(And let’s get one thing out of the way? Love is love, and I am happy to work with ALL couples.)
I’m Nina Larsen Reed
Nine years ago, I bought a one-way ticket from Norway to Colorado, packed my suitcase and my camera, and headed out on what’s turned into a bigger adventure than I ever could have imagined. I fell in love with the Colorado mountains (and a snowboarder named Justin), and now I capture love stories in these same mountains as a Colorado wedding photographer!
Check out some of my favorite work as a Colorado wedding photographer!
My Approach to Weddings
When Justin and I eloped in Boulder eight years ago, we didn’t hire a photographer. And as you might expect, we’ve regretted it ever since. Not because we didn’t get epic portraits of ourselves on a mountain top, but because we have no photos of the little moments, like when we had to ask his parents which hand we were supposed to put our rings on.
Gorgeous landscapes and couples portraits are of course part of what I do, but the real stuff is in the moments in between. Hugging your family and friends after the ceremony. Looking at your new spouse like “holy shit we’re actually married now!” Taking the time to experience every moment rather than rushing through the day.
It’s incredibly important to me that your wedding day does not feel like an endless photo shoot. Yes, we’ll get great portraits, but I also need you to have time to be in the moment and experience your day without waiting for my directions. Let’s skip the staged and posed stuff, and allow the real moments to happen instead.
I promise I’ll be there to capture them.
“Your photography is true art and your skill shines through. I kept saying “I don’t remember Nina being there!” … how you managed to be in all the right spots at the right time to capture all those meaningful moments, looks and laughs I just don’t know!”
Joanna & Gary, Red Feather Lakes elopement
Holly & Matt
To say the day of our wedding was amazing is an understatement because Nina singlehandedly turned our already amazing day into the most incredible adventure! Thank you, Nina, from the bottom of our hearts for capturing these memories that will no doubt be cherished for generations!
K & C
There are no words to describe how happy we are with our photos! This past month all we’ve talked about is our perfect wedding and how happy we were that day. You’ve captured that feeling so wonderfully. All of these photos are really beautiful and we will cherish them for a lifetime. You were so easy to work with, and we felt so at ease with you. Thank you thank you thank you for working so hard for us (and answering our 5 million questions)!
Cara & Keith
Nina has this amazing ability to capture moments of love, laughter, and everywhere in between, perfectly. I’m so happy we went with Nina for our engagement and wedding photos. Our photos are the one thing we will have to forever remind us of the day we became husband and wife, and Nina’s pure talent captured every moment.
Kayla & Helen
Nina is such a kind soul, and our shoot with her was truly an incredible experience. My girlfriend and I absolutely love our photos! I would recommend her to any couple — including/especially LGBT couples!
Diana & Will
We wanted our special day to be captured in a very genuine way, no posing, we just wanted to be in the moment with each other and let our photos capture our emotions and beautiful surroundings. That is exactly what Nina was able to do! Nina is not only the absolute BEST at what she does, she LOVES doing what she does!
Juanita & Will
Nina is amazing! We knew we wanted to get married in RMNP but had no idea where to begin. We were planning a destination elopement with nothing but google as our guide….Until we discovered Nina. She helped us choose a location and had so many helpful tips/resources for our big day. She was quick to respond to our all questions pre-wedding and SO sweet during the event. We couldn’t have been any happier with our experience and we have the BEST photos to show for it!
Planning a wedding in Boulder?
I’ve lived, worked, and played in Boulder for over nine years now. In that time, I’ve hiked every single mile of OSMP trails, photographed countless couples, and eaten my way through every taco restaurant in town. (Okay, that last one is completely irrelevant, but sooo good.)
I’ve put together a free guide of all the wedding venues in Boulder County, so that you can plan the perfect wedding in the best city in the country. Not that I’m biased or anything 😉