So, you've decided to ditch the big, traditional wedding and elope instead...

And there are hundreds of ideas running through your head

Because you guys are

looking for your next place to explore together, right?


Don't worry, that's why I'm here

You want to focus on each other and enjoy this day that’s meant just for the two of you. You want to explore what nature has to offer as a backdrop for you to say your vows. And especially celebrate your day without worrying about pleasing a ton of friends and family.

But here’s the thing. I’m sure you’ve noticed that eloping has just as many moving pieces as a traditional wedding and can still be stressful with all the decisions to make.

I'll let you in on a secret.

I'm not

an elopement photographer!

That may be the main reason you found me or want me as your official third wheel, but I do more than take beautiful pictures throughout your day. I’m your travel guide, dress holder, hair fixer (trust me, with the wind…), hype girl, and best bud! I’m pretty much the best maid of honor out there. 

Do you want to say your vows to each other on the top of a snow capped mountain, with the view of a glistening calm lake, or any other super cool location nature has to offer? Do you want to hike all morning in the dark before the sun rises? Or do you want to roll up in a jeep that drops you off right at your perfect location? Whether you two are crazy hikers or are just here for the beautiful views, I will help you find your perfect place!


“Thanks to Val we had the most unique and special start to the rest of our lives. Deciding to elope in the mountains of Colorado was the easy part, but many worries came to mind. Which location and time is best? How will we get there? Do we need a change of clothes? And so, so many more. Literally all of these potential stressors were 100% taken care of. I couldn’t have asked for a more comfortable and carefully thought-out environment than the one she created for us. We were encouraged to be ourselves, even sharing jokes and silly moments with each other throughout the day. All of this I feel contributed to the very natural and heart-warming shots she was able to capture. Apart from helping me catch my breath (which she noticed), it reminded us that we were coming together in matrimony in the natural habitat of something greater than the both of us. Few people can say that on their wedding day, they hiked in Colorado during golden hour to read vows on top of a lake that had frozen over. Add us to that list baby! I am so happy that we chose Val to organize and record this singular moment. Easily one of the best decisions we’ve made. Would do it again in a heartbeat!”

"easily one of the best decisions we've made. would do it again in a heartbeat!"

Megan & Raul

"She has a natural love for adventure, exploring, and photography which makes the entire experience effortless and unforgettable"

“Josh, my now husband, and I planned a trip out to Denver to do some hiking and get some pictures in the mountains by Val. Little did I know, Josh had planned to propose early on in the trip which made for such a great experience during our photo shoot turned engagement shoot! Val suggested some great spots, but was also eager for our input as well which was very much appreciated. She hiked and celebrated with us up to the top where we wanted photos. The hike up was wonderful, 2 mile incline, which is exactly the intensity we wanted. It was so fun getting “glammed” up at the top of the mountain with my new fiancé, truly a moment you could only dream of. This was our first professional photography session ever so we didn’t know what to expect. Val made Josh and I feel comfortable in front of the camera, which, to be honest, is a hard feat to do for Josh. She was able to direct us while also letting us be ourselves. We got our photos back quickly and we have been obsessing over them since! I highly recommend having Val for any engagement or elopement. If we didn’t have such a big close-knit family, we’d do it all again and elope out there :) She has a natural love for adventure, exploring, and photography which makes the entire experience effortless and unforgettable.”

Alyssa & Josh

On top of getting drop dead gorgeous photos, I also:

  • Help plan an amazing day full of whatever activities you want to do wherever you want  to do them
  • Create a timeline of your dream day
  • Help to find the perfect location for you! And a backup just in case
  • Capture the typical wedding photos, but I want to be a fly on the wall and let you two celebrate your day without worrying about me

And one more thing!

I give all my couples some polaroids! You won’t find many other photographers that offer this. 

need a reminder of why you're here?



Cute & cozy

* Travel outside of what's included in the package will be charged a flat rate of $500.

For the outdoor enthusiast wanting something short and sweet. Capturing all the important things with a little bit of adventure and celebration.


  • Up to
  • Online gallery with digital, high-resolution photos available to download
  • Print release
  • Travel included within 50 miles of Boulder, CO*


- One photographer
- Sneak peeks within 24-48 hours
- Help with timelines and locations
- An amazing adventure!

For the outdoors lover and adventure junkie. Always looking for the next exciting experience. Wanting everything captured from a sunrise hike to dancing under the stars. 


Couples &Engagements

For the couple wanting beautiful photos to celebrate a recent engagement or just capturing who they are.

* This is not a proposal session. Please inquire to learn prices if you are wanting a proposal captured *


of coverage
3 hours
  • Up to
  • Online gallery with digital, high-resolution photos available to download
  • Print release
  • Travel included anywhere within Colorado
of coverage
Every package includes:

For the nature lover looking for either a beautiful sunrise or a majestic sunset. Having the full experience captured from getting ready to exploring a new adventure together to celebrate. 


12 hours
  • Up to
(Can be split into 2 consecutive days- pre or post wedding)
  • Online gallery with digital, high-resolution photos available to download
  • Print release
  • Travel/lodging included anywhere
of coverage. 


8 hours
  • 1 hr Session
  • Location within 50 miles of Boulder
  • Online gallery with digital, high-resolution photos available to download
  • Print release

Step 1

Fill out a contact form! I want to get to know the two of you. How you met, your proposal story, your favorite place to grab a bite to eat, anything that describes you two as a couple.

Step 2

Once you send over a contact form I'll reply with a link to book a video consultation call. We'll chat, quote our favorite movies, become best friends, and probably be interrupted by our dogs.

Step 3

If you think we're a good fit (which I always hope we are but no hard feelings) I'll send over a contract and invoice for the deposit. Once that's all taken care of you'll officially be in my calendar! WOOO! 

From there we'll get to work planning your big day and get the adventure rolling! And of course try to meet up for a beer (or two).