Maye.Be Take A Photo
Capturing Love and Adventure in Colorado & Beyond
Welcome To Maye.Be Take A Photo
All about love & adventure, no matter what that looks like for you. I’d be thrilled to go the extra mile (literally or figuratively) to capture your moments, big and small. I promise to treat your memories as if they were my own.
Why Have A Colorado Elopement?
Colorado is an adventure lover’s dream come true. The state is filled with gorgeous alpine lakes, stunning mountain peaks, and beautiful wildflower meadows—giving you a variety of options for picture-perfect backdrops for your Colorado elopement. We can plan a day full of activities (think hiking, off-roading, paddle boarding, snowshoeing, skiing, ziplining) or a relaxing, intimate day (watching a sunset, going to a brewery, sitting by a campfire and making s’mores, enjoying the evening in a hot spring or hot tub)—or create the perfect mix of both! A Colorado elopement is a great choice if you want killer views as the backdrop for your day, whether you want to adventure to your wedding or drive up to an accessible spot. Colorado has it all—and I know where to go no matter what you want your day to look like! An added plus to how gorgeous the state is, Colorado is also a self-solemnization state, meaning the only people who need to be at your elopement are you and your partner. You don’t need an officiant, and you don’t need witnesses—unless you want them! You could even have your pet sign your marriage license.
The Girl Behind The Camera(s)
Hey there! I’m Samantha Maye and I’m a Colorado-based Wedding and Elopement Photographer. I started photography to better document my life, my relationship, my dog, and my travels. But I quickly fell in love with photography and found a deep passion for capturing other people’s important moments. I’d be thrilled to document your memories for you, whatever that looks like.
My favorite thing about being a photographer is that I get to help plan and photograph amazing adventures. I especially love hiking elopements, traveling to new places, anything in Rocky Mountain National Park, and epic portraits under the stars.
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The Difference Between A Wedding, A Micro-Wedding, & An Elopement
Wedding (n.): A marriage ceremony, usually with its accompanying festivities. A wedding is typically a long day, full of families and friends and celebration. The couple usually rents a venue and has a ceremony and then a reception. There are a lot of different ways to customize your wedding day to reflect you and your partner.
Micro-Wedding (n.): An in-between—an intimate affair with your favorite people. This is a great option if a big wedding doesn’t feel right, but you still want some people there to celebrate with you on the day of your wedding. There is a lot of flexibility for you to choose what traditional or non-traditional wedding activities you do or do not include in your day.
Elopement (n.): An act or instance of running off, as to be married. An elopement can truly be whatever you want it to be, whether it is just the two of you or you decide to include your closest family or friends. It doesn’t necessarily have to be secret, but an elopement typically has intense focus on the couple instead of large traditional wedding activities.
No matter what your day will look like, wedding or elopement, if you are really freaking in love with each other I’m gonna be thrilled to be there. I want the day your marriage starts to be 100% perfect for you—so it doesn’t matter to me if that means having all your friends and family surrounding you or if it means y’all are the only ones for miles.
More Than “Just” Your Elopement Photographer
Hiker, snowshoer, off-roader, climber. I’ve got us covered on how to experience the adventurous state of Colorado.
Location Suggestions & Scouting
The question is always where’s the best spot to elope, and it really depends on each couple. I’ll send personalized location options and find somewhere that fits what y’all want!
Planning & Timeline
Here to help you create the perfect day for you and your person. I’d be thrilled to suggest activities and chat through developing a timeline.
The vendors you hire help bring your vision to life. I’d be happy to connect you with some amazing, trusted professionals.