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 intimate 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.
Personalized location ideas to your perfect Colorado destination – no matter what kind of adventure you’re dreaming of.
A relaxed timeline that lets you soak in every epic moment of your day, without any of the stress of a big wedding.
Recommendations for trusted elopement vendors like officiants, florists, hair and makeup artists, and private chefs.
It’s not about posing for photos — it’s about having the best time together and creating memories you’ll treasure for life, while trusting that I’ll capture every moment.
“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 an intimate wedding?
There are many different terms for small weddings these days: elopement, intimate wedding, micro wedding — it can get confusing, especially as we all have our own definitions. I specialize in teeny elopements with under eight guests (if any!), but I also photograph a handful of intimate weddings every year.
(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 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.
(for a couple and 10-40ish guests)
An intimate 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.
These weddings usually need to reserve a venue or ceremony site, and I have a guide to all the best small wedding venues in Colorado here to help you find the perfect place.
“Nina is so much more than just an elopement photographer. She planned the whole day out from timing to start the hike, best lighting, different locations along the trail, meeting up with our family, and more. She made us feel comfortable and natural during our entire time with her. And the photos…I mean come on!“
About Nina Larsen Reed
I don’t believe in regrets, but I do have one.
When my husband and I eloped ten 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 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?
How this works
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.
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.
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’re looking for your elopement guide and photographer, look no further than Nina! We knew we wanted to elope out in nature, but not much beyond that. Nina helped us every step of the way! From the location to thoughts for the day-of to suggestions on where to stay, she was such an excellent partner to us. The day of our elopement was a dream. Our moments felt sacred to us—Nina’s presence was natural and her photography unobtrusive. Nothing felt staged or forced, and the gift she gave us was the memory of a perfect, natural, intimate wedding day. Not many people can say they felt relaxed and happy their entire wedding day —well we did!“
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, then reach out to see if I’m the right photographer for you. My booked couples also get a digital elopement planning guide, personalized location guides, detailed timelines, vendor recommendations, and so much more.
“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!”
You need more than just a photographer
You need more than just a Colorado elopement photographer on your side.
As your photographer, I’ll be your source of ideas and inspiration, local knowledge, and experience. I will recommend trusted vendors, build you a relaxed timeline, find the perfect location, research permits, answer your excited texts when you book your airbnb or pick out your wedding dress, and help you make your elopement day a one-of-a-kind adventure that you’ll remember for life.
As your photographer, I 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 truly be able to relax and have the best day ever!