Nina Larsen Reed, sitting on the hood of a Jeep in the Colorado mountains

About Nina Larsen Reed

Fourteen 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.

Instead of spending a year in Boulder before returning to the small island I grew up on, I fell in love. I fell in love with bluebird days in winter, the Rocky Mountain hiking trails, and with a splitboarder named Justin.

And as I spent more time exploring Colorado, I realized how much I love sharing this playground I call home with folks like you.

“From the moment Nina arrived at our cabin we felt like we were hanging with an old friend. It was never awkward, and we could feel how much she enjoyed her work and being part of our elopement.”

Kara & Amanda

Nina swimming in alpine lake

I am a Colorado girl through and through; hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and skiing. But my favorite way to feel alive is swimming in alpine lakes—and yes, that’s as cold as it sounds! 

Nina is a skiing photographer in Colorado

Didn’t I just say I’m a Colorado girl? A Norwegian-raised one. I literally cross-country skied to school as a kid, and I’m so stoked to now live in a place where I can ski out into the wilderness for more than half the year.

Nina camping with her family

Exploring with my family is my favorite thing in the world, and I’m so freaking excited to raise a daughter who already loves the mountains as much as her parents do. (Seriously, this kid learned to say “mountain” and “ski” before “puppy” and “ball.”)

Features & Awards

LooksLikeFilm 2017 Artists of the Year • 2019 Wandering Weddings Elopement Photo Contest Winners • Rocky Mountain Bride • Junebug Weddings • Couture Colorado • Rangefinder Magazine • Martha Stewart Weddings • Aisle Planner • Hip Camp • Dirty Boots & Messy Hair • Luxe Mountain Weddings • Wandering Weddings • Elephant Journal • Photobug Community • Gay Weddings & Marriage • Blikkfangerne Norway • Steamboat Springs Weddings • Love Inc. • Sisters in Law • What If We Elope • LGBT Weddings • Equally Wed • Summit Daily

This isn’t about me though…

It’s about you. Your elopement, your relationship, your personalities, your stories—that’s what makes this more than just a job for me. I want to help plan your elopement to be your best day ever, and to capture exactly what it felt like, so that you can look back on your photos and think “these are so us.”

“You instantly feel comfortable with Nina. Shy in front of the camera? She gets you to breathe and be present in the moment, to be comfortable and to just have fun with it. Nothing but good vibes!”

Shyloh & Kade

Adventure elopement photographed by Nina

Ready to connect?

This “writing about myself” thing feels pretty one-sided. Contact me to schedule a video chat, because I’d love to hear all about you two, what you want from your elopement, and how I can help make it happen.