I'm a fine art wedding and portrait photographer — creating a space that welcomes creativity and inspiration. Based in Colorado, my work has taken me across the globe.




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4×4 Jeep Elopement in Ouray, Colorado

Where do I even begin with these two? Marley found my work on Google in the fall of 2020. After our first coffee date, I knew capturing her and her boo’s Colorado adventure elopement was going to be a blast. For their engagements, we drove my 4runner up to a beautiful meadow and played around as I captured their playful love. It’s no surprise that a year and a half later, we began planning their dream wedding day in Ouray, Colorado by way of a 4×4 Jeep tour.

Marley and Bryan wanted something fun and unique. They gathered their family and closest friends, rented some jeeps, and we drove to the most beautiful basin in the mountains. At around 12,800 feet, these two love birds read their vows with their loved ones as their witness and a backdrop that felt like we were in the Swiss Alps. Don’t believe me? Keep scrolling to see!

Incredible Mountain Weather

Some may talk down on a rainy wedding day, but that wasn’t the case for this adventure elopement. It rained during the ceremony but the guests were troopers and it made for some sweet umbrella photos. Let me tell you, I was all for the rain as it brought low-hanging clouds for the couple portraits, and what a dream those were! Days like this make you feel like you’re out of this world. It’s a reminder of how beautiful Colorado truly is.

Colorado adventure elopement

A Dance Party to Remember

After the ceremony and portraits, we headed back to the venue where Marley & Bryan celebrated their love during their reception. The venue had a rooftop space with 360-degree mountain views. We rocked the dance floor out on the rooftop and made our way inside when it got too rainy. We quite literally danced the night away.

Colorado & Destination Elopement Photographer | Whitney Rae Photography

See the rest of this Colorado adventure elopement below!

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Jeep Tour: Switzerland of America Jeeps
Reception Space: The Venue at CSB
Catering: Jimmy’s BBQ

Call it authentic, candid or genuine. Whatever the adjective, I want to create a wedding celebration that resembles you, from the big celebrations and the in-between moments to the images I deliver that help you relive the day for years to come. When it comes to your wedding day, the moments you want to remember aren't always perfect, staged or scripted, they are uncut, raw and true to you.


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Hello! I feel beyond honored that you've made your way here! In order to give you the best representation of who you'll be spending your wedding day (one of the best days you'll live) with, here's a brief run down!

First and foremost, I'm a mountain gal through and through. I was born and raised in Vail, Colorado and unless it's another mountain town, my husband and I will always call this home. It's the tightly knit community, the fresh air (but really, it hits different here), the scenery and most importantly for us, the recreation + lifestyle. This is something that will always come through in my work, and what I believe sets me just a little bit apart - I am, and will forever be, inspired by the poetry of love in landscapes. 

I have a deep desire to be on the move, to see everything before I don't have the opportunity to, and are therefore happiest when traveling and exploring new places (which I feel so lucky is a part of my work!) 


Spending quality time hiking/biking/skiing/camping with my husband and our two border collies, clocking in some R&R at home or catching up with a friend over a glass of wine/craft beer are things that always sit at the top of the priority list.

If you're in to it- I'm a Libra, A Manifesting Generator (6-2) and an Enneagram 7 Wing 6/8. In short, I'm a people person, an optimist, and for lack of better terms- like to get shit done and make things happen. I'm a feeler, with a strong sense of empathy and sense of what people are experiencing, both when it comes to myself and others. I'm a bit of a goof, a tiny little thing packed with some sass, and ultimately just want to live a fun and adventurous life that's packed with new experiences and people. 

..I guess that's why I do what I do. I feel so grateful to be on this journey of having my own business where I have freedom to curate the life I want to live, where I get to connect with truly so many amazing humans, travel to some really beautiful places, and document that as a whole, as creatively and beautifully as I can for you.

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