About Nina Larsen Reed
Twelve 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 the boundless blue skies, 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 couples 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 not only her work but just being at our elopement.”
Kara & Amanda
More than just your photographer
Beyond taking epic photos of you two, I can …
✓ Button up your wedding dress before your first look,
✓ Drive us to the trailhead and back to your cabin so you can finish that bottle of champagne without getting a DUI,
✓ Give your partner a granola bar long before they get hangry,
✓ Pick up your flowers on my way to your airbnb,
✓ Stop on my way to your elopement to buy you a new tie when you forget yours at home,
And yes, all of these have actually happened at elopements!
“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
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!
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.
Exploring with my lil family is my favorite thing in the world, and I’m so freaking excited to raise a daughter who’ll hopefully love the mountains as much as her parents do.
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 • Explore Summit
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.” (And have a damn good time together in the process!)
“My husband and I don’t like being in front of the camera, but Nina made everything feel comfortable and natural, which made our elopement stress-free. Our pictures turned out absolutely beautiful!”
Kristin & Mike
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 make it all happen.