colorado elopement & adventure wedding photographers


Colorado Elopement Photography + Adventure Wedding Photography

For the Couple Who Wants To Do Things Differently

Your story isn’t ordinary. Your wedding photos shouldn’t be, either.
We totally get it. Finding the right photographer for your small Colorado adventure wedding or Colorado adventure elopement can be a pretty difficult process. Knowing how to compare wedding or elopement package options and timelines can be daunting, even if you already know what style speaks to you. Let’s be real. Finding an adventure wedding photographer or elopement photographer who can understand and showcase your vision and love story in a true-to-life way can be overwhelming, to say the least.

But here's the thing. We're firm believers that your wedding or elopement photography decision ultimately comes down to two key things: the way a wedding or elopement photographer's images make you feel and the experience they give you. And that’s exactly what we always promise to deliver on. Every elopement. Every wedding. Every time. We will be there cheering you on during the adventure elopement planning process. We get invested in the little things, like helping you find the right hiking boots for your national park elopement ceremony or tracking down a hidden alpine lake for you to say your vows by. We’re hands on adventure wedding photographers, because we truly don’t believe there’s any other way to be.



Our mission is to give our couples Colorado wedding or adventure elopement photos that speak to their chemistry, their sense of adventure, and their unique story. We understand that not every couple’s love is the same, and our photos should always be a reflection of that. But we’re so much more than just Colorado adventure wedding photographers. We’re helping you craft your Colorado adventure elopement or intimate wedding day timeline, texting you back and forth about which outfits to wear during your engagement session or adventure session, and we’re constantly on the front lines hiking our way through the mountains and Colorado’s amazing national parks (and beyond!) to find you and your boo the best spots to elope. To put it simply, we’ve got your back through the whole Colorado adventure elopement or small adventure wedding planning process.

We're believers that a wedding or elopement day isn't about the beautiful decorations or the perfect cake. Sure, those things are nice, but, in our humble opinions, there’s nothing better than capturing the connection between two people in their element. After all, that's really what a wedding day is all about. We pride ourselves in taking killer photos of killer couples in killer places. And our photos will allow you to relive that adventure long after your Colorado adventure wedding or adventure elopement day is done.


Meet Us: Your Adventure Team

Oh, hey! Sheena here! I’m the lead adventure wedding photographer over here at Sheena Shahangian Photography. My husband Ed (who’s also my second shooter at some weddings!) and I live in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado, nestled right in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. We’re adventure-chasing, mountain-obsessed dorks who put our heart and soul into helping couples have their dream adventure weddings, both in Colorado and beyond.

We understand how difficult it can be to find the right photographer for your Colorado elopement or intimate wedding, which is why we think it’s so important to let you in on who we are and why we do what we do. We don’t want to scratch the surface with you, because honestly, if you’re spending your whole adventure wedding or elopement day with us, we think it’s only fair if you know us through and through. So we’re sharing all the details over on our “Meet Us” page.

Elopements + Adventure Weddings Gallery

When it comes to engagements, adventure elopements, and intimate/small weddings, nothing is more important to us than telling your story in an organic, true-to-self way. We're not fans of the overly-posed. When we photograph our couples, we encourage them to play, adventure, and really sink into one another.

This is one of the main reasons we’ve chosen to be Colorado adventure elopement and adventure wedding photographers. Our couples tend to love crazy landscapes — from mountains to deserts. Many of them get a kick from hiking miles to get to the perfect elopement spot in their favorite national park. We’ve noticed that for many couples, the only way for them to really feel like themselves on their wedding day is to have an adventure elopement or intimate, small wedding. So if having fun and letting go is a priority on your wedding day, something tells me we’d be a great match.

Elopement + Small Wedding Resources

Interested in getting your hands on all the resources you need to prepare for your Colorado adventure mountain elopement or intimate adventure wedding? Not sure how to plan the perfect outfit for your adventure session? As Colorado adventure wedding photographers, these are the questions we’re constantly getting asked by our couples. So we’ve made it as easy as possible for you to find the answers to them.

No, this is not one of those Colorado elopement photography blogs where all we do is share images of all of our sessions, although we do occasionally do that. We much prefer spending our time sharing useful wedding and engagement resources with you. Nobody said adventure elopement and intimate wedding planning was easy. As seasoned Colorado wedding photographers, we're here to help smooth out the planning process and share some of our top tips and secrets. We’ll meet you inside the blog!


Our Colorado Elopement + Intimate Adventure Wedding Philosophy

We don’t want to be just any other Colorado adventure wedding photographer. Your wedding or elopement day is personal to us. We’re the Colorado adventure elopement and small wedding photographers who take the time to help you plan out the little things. There’s a good chance this is your first time planning an elopement or intimate adventure wedding. You’re not expected to know all of the little tiny details that go along with it, which is why we love being guides to our adventure elopement and small wedding couples.

For so many couples who’ve chosen the less traditional route of having an elopement or small wedding, whether that’s in Colorado or elsewhere, there seems to be a complete lack of resources to help you sort through everything. We’re here to help you bridge that gap. We’re the ones texting you about your wedding dress or tux. We’re just as excited about your elopement Pinterest board as you are (heck, we’re even collaborators on some of our couples’ boards). And don’t even get us started on the best national park trails in Colorado and beyond to hike for your sunrise engagement session. That’s the stuff we live for. We’ve got you covered.


A Love Letter For The Couple Who Dreams Of An Adventure Elopement

There’s something to be said for the couple who feels like today’s wedding industry doesn’t get them. For the couple who wants to have a truly customized day that feels like “them,” but for some reason the rest of the world seems to have an opinion on how they should be doing things. There’s something to be said for the couple who craves intimacy over extravagant fluff on their wedding day; who gets excited at the prospect of making their day an exclusive, private, and adventurous event. These people? Some of them want to get up before the sun rises and hike to their adventure elopement spot, headlamps and lanterns in tow. Some of them think the perfect small, intimate wedding day starts with taking a soak in a remote hot spring in the Utah desert. And some of them just want to have a small backyard ceremony with a home cooked meal and good wine afterwards. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

These couples are not afraid to wander and to take the path less traveled. They appreciate that their wedding day should be uniquely theirs and never dictated by what others expect of them. They don’t let wedding and elopement trends define them. In fact, they’re usually the ones setting the trends. And if that’s you, we want you to know that there’s no shame in wanting to break tradition and do your own thing on your wedding day. Be bold and proud of what feels right to your soul. The wedding industry will try its best to put you in a box, and if that box is not your cup of tea, step outside of it and never look back. This day is about you. And when you reflect on this moment, you’ll realize that it was never about having the perfectly planned adventure elopement or wedding day. It was really about having a day that perfectly represents your love and your relationship. So if that sounds like you, we would love nothing more than to be by your side during the adventure elopement process: to talk you through finding the perfect elopement location, figuring out which hiking boots are best to wear the day-of, and so much more.


Let’s Go On A Wedding Adventure!

Whether you’re looking to have a Colorado elopement in the mountains of Crested Butte or an intimate adventure wedding in Great Sand Dunes National Park, we’re here to help you through all of the little details. As seasoned adventurers, we make it a priority to be the best decision you make on your adventure wedding day. All you need to do is bring your love. We’ll bring the photo magic.


Oh, The Places We Could Go…

When we’re not out shooting Colorado elopements and adventure weddings, you can find us on the hiking trails. From national parks, to off-the-beaten-path dirt roads, we’re there. We do this not just for fun, but also for you. We love finding the best spots for our couples’ adventure weddings and adventure elopements, both in Colorado and beyond. Scroll on below to see some of the gorgeous places we’ve been to. Who knows? Maybe one of them will be the spot for your intimate wedding or adventure elopement?