Colorado Adventure Elopement Photographer and Planner

Let’s create the adventure of a lifetime. The elopement of your dreams.

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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.

About Me

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!

Get To Know Me Better

Samantha is amazing, amazing, AMAZING!

She was so easy to work with and made the entire process enjoyable. We threw together a very quick elopement and saved “photographer” as one of our last to-do’s (because we’re insane, I guess). She was easy to communicate with, and made the sessions go so smoothly. She was professional and kind throughout. The resulting photo album speaks for itself! Sam- you are in the right business! Thank you a million times over for being part of our day!

-Logan & Nick

Not only did she take spectacular photos of our elopement, she was such a HUGE help as well.

My now husband and I eloped without any family or friends. Sam was sympathetic to this and helped in so many ways. From something as little as helping me put on my necklace, fixing my shoe when it broke, to something as big as helping me get in my wedding dress. All the while she managed to take the most amazing photographs of our day. When we got our gallery I was blown away. I can’t imagine our photos coming out any better. She was receptive to what shots I wanted as well as getting shots we didn’t even know we needed! With my husband and I both being POC, I was afraid about how our skin tones would photograph, and I’m telling you, with Sam, that won’t be an issue. She used natural lighting and made us glow. She was the most important person for us that day and I’m so glad that I was able to put my trust in her.

-Jay & Steven

To sum up our experience with Sam, it would have to fall under one word: trust.

She is a master with guiding you through poses, developing confidence in yourself, capturing moments that take you right back to that day, and above all else she produces a gorgeous photo gallery that you just can’t stop looking at. If you trust in her knowledge, skill, talent, and guidance I promise you will be so thankful for all of her hard work. She traveled hours, trekked through snow and mud, and got covered in rain with us just to make our photos happen. I never doubted her skill or talent, and she even showed us raw photos from her camera while shooting just to reassure us that everything was all good! We appreciate all of her time and effort and we highly recommend her in every capacity! Trust in her as a photographer and you will be making the right decision.

-Brook & Hunter


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The Difference Between A Wedding, A Micro-Wedding, and 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

Experienced Adventurer

Hiker, snowshoer, off-roader, climber. I’ve got us covered on how to experience the adventurous state of Colorado.

Location Suggestions and 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 and 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.

Vendor Recommendations

The vendors you hire help bring your vision to life. I’d be happy to connect you with some amazing, trusted professionals.

Upcoming Travel

I absolutely love to adventure to beautiful places around the world. And I’d be thrilled if you’d join me!

If your ideal elopement spot is on the list below, it has local pricing for those dates.

April 2024: Northern Ireland & Scotland

May 2024: Southern Utah & New Mexico

Early July 2024: Europe

Mid-October 2024: Saint Louis, Missouri

Fall 2024: Glacier NP, Montana

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