Winter Styled Shoot- Colorado Small Weddings and Elopement Photography

Colorado Springs, CO


I LOVE styled shoots. I think there is nothing more FUN than getting together with other photographers and having complete control over the day- in a way that you wouldn’t (***and shouldn’t!***) during someone’s real wedding day.

A wedding day is ONLY about serving your clients well. It’s not about the gram or about trying new ideas or making space for experiments.
Styled shoots are the complete opposite- it’s all about play! And playing with other photographers is so much fun! It gives us the opportunity to learn from each other, make connections with new vendors, and - the best part- a styled shoot lets us keep photographing FOR HOURS! I often joke that I love photographing people so much I pay to do it on my off days! (Is it a joke if it’s true?)

When I’m shooting with other photographers I feel like we are all instant best friends- we’re finishing each other’s sentences; ooh-ing and aah-ing over the same things, it’s a real romcom situation :P

I think this styled shoot is a perfect counterpoint to that argument- this shoot began during the bright daylight, a challenge we often face with real weddings. Connor and Cait are a real engaged couple too! All of our vendors are really wedding vendors contributing their real work to this showcase.

Huge thanks to Amanda of Amanda Renae Photography (@amanda.renaephotography) who is the mastermind behind this elopement styled shoot. I have always wanted to get a horse involved in a shoot, but have not made it happen on my own yet! Amanda did all of this and I just showed up! Towards the end of the shoot she was taking photos while wearing her baby like a supermom! Major props, Amanda!

Hair and makeup by the talented Pauline Castro (@plcmobilebeauty)
Decor | The Free Bird Boheme (@thefreebirdboheme)
Florals | Parsley & Valentine (@parsleyandvalentine)
Stationery | Mangum Design Co. (@mangumdesignco)
Models + Lovebirds IRL | Conner + Caitlin (@caitthegypsy)

 
An elopement announcement in white script on a clear surface.
Close up detail of a boho elopement and wedding bouquet.
His and Hers calligraphy vows are shown with a wedding ring.
 
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A boho bride strums an guitar while sitting next to her groom.
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The groom has his turn playing guitar.
The bride looks at the camera while her husband plays guitar.
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Bride and groom share a romantic kiss under dark grey and moody skies.
A dark and moody bouquet for a dramatic wedding.
 
 

 
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