YOUR PROFESSIONAL THIRD WHEEL AND NEW BFF
Oh, hey there! I’m Sheena, an adventure elopement and intimate wedding photographer based out of Fort Collins, Colorado. Camping, windy mountain roads, and the sound of dirt beneath my hiking boots are my love language. I'm also a self-proclaimed foodie and red wine lover, so if that sounds like you, I have a feeling we'll get along perfectly!
I don’t just throw around the term “adventure wedding photographer.” I make it a point of living that life. When I’m not shooting elopements and intimate weddings, you can find me hiking the Rocky Mountains with my husband, Ed, and our two pups, Abby and Zari. I'm a curiosity-chasing, mountain-hiking dork who's pretty much always itching to plan my next road trip. Favorite one so far? Our 22 hour trek from Colorado to Jasper up in Canada (with stops in Banff, Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton National Parks). Ask me about it, and I’ll pretty much talk your head off.
There's nothing that gets me more excited than photographing couples who've chosen to do their own thing on their wedding day (wedding rules are meant to be broken, am I right?!), whether it’s planning your adventure elopement on the edge of a cliff in a National Park or holding an intimate backyard wedding ceremony with delivery pizza at the reception. The pressure of this wedding industry can be nuts at times, with all of these “standards” for how things are supposed to be done. And I know from personal experience, as someone who opted for an adventure elopement despite everyone else’s opinions, how tough it can be to go against the grain. But I can also tell you from that same personal experience that when I let go and decided to do my wedding my way, it was the best decision I could have made. And that’s exactly why I have such a passion for helping my couples build out their dream weddings on their terms, however that translates for them.
I love working with couples who believe that their wedding day is first and foremost a reflection of their love, and that it shouldn't have to be dictated by the traditions and expectations of the wedding industry. After all, the real magic happens when you feel in your element. By the end of your elopement or wedding day, there’s a good chance we’ll basically be best friends. If you haven’t already noticed, we pride ourselves in being the best third wheel you could have at your elopement or intimate wedding. So if you want photographers who will crack terrible dad jokes (that’s Ed’s specialty) and start up some dorky dance moves (I’m just about one of the worst), then I don’t know what you’re still waiting for. Let’s get in touch!
Scroll on down to catch a glimpse of me in some of my favorite places on earth with my sweet husband, Ed. If you can't already tell, we're suckers for a good landscape.
Sound like we're meant to be? Let's make some photographic magic together!
P.S. Don’t live in Colorado? We do travel. We absolutely love destination weddings and adventure elopements, so if that's you, let’s explore the world together! We also have a Travel Bucket List with the places we would love to shoot at, so if your wedding or elopement takes place in any of these places, we have a deal for you. Interested in an adventure? Drop us a line, and we’ll make it happen.
PUBLICATIONS + Features + BRANDS
We've been lucky enough to have had our photography work featured and published internationally, from wedding publications to various feature pages and brands. Here's a quick list of some of the awesome places our work has been showcased:
Pendleton Woolen Mills EU
Read Shop by the Merchant
Cooks & Soldiers
Jo David by JD Noble
Green Wedding Shoes
Rocky Mountain Bride
Ivy & Aster
Wedding Pioneer Colorado
The Portrait Project
Sister Photog Community
A LOVE LETTER FOR THE COUPLE WHO DOESN’T WANT TO BE PUT IN A BOX
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 extravagance and fluff on their wedding day; who gets excited at the prospect of making their day an exclusive and private event. These people? Some of them want to get up before the sun rises and hike to their elopement spot, headlamps and lanterns in tow. Some of them think the perfect 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 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 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. 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 wedding day. It was really about having a day that perfectly represents your love.
Hey You, Let's Get Social.
There's nothing we love more than connecting with you guys. We want to build a community with y’all: a place where we can cheer each other on during the elopement or wedding planning process. So it goes without saying that we'd love to meet you guys on Instagram. Don't be a stranger! Come say hi. Extra points if you comment your favorite hiking trail on any of our photos. We can't wait to be a part of your journey.