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There is something so liberating and soulful when you  take all the expectations and opinions of what your day should be and chuck them out the window! You’re left with what truly matters the most: your love

Your love is unique.
Your wedding day should be too!

That is the power and beauty of eloping.

Elopements are intimate and private—which is why it’s especially important to find someone 100% dedicated to creating an experience you want. And that’s exactly what I’m here to do.

I believe in intentionally crafting and capturing a day focused on experiences that make you feel alive in your partner’s presence. It's my great joy to serve you with authentic photos of these raw moments of truth.

I know from personal experience that planning an elopement can be daunting. That's why I'm dedicated to supporting you along the way — even from the very beginning.

You'll also receive artwork credit because you deserve to relive your elopement day

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I'll create a timeline that covers everything you want to do during your amazing day

I'll help you find the most kick ass location for your portraits, ceremony, and adventures




You'll receive a 100+ page ultimate elopement guide that goes over all the essentials


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I'm more than just a Colorado Elopement photographer. I'll help craft & capture your intimate elopement that explores your love and deepens your relationship!

I'm all about the real love stuff - the playful laughter, the booty grabs, the tender embrace, the vulnerability, the soulful moments and the sweet nothings that define your love.

Hey! I'm Marcela

photographer, planning guide, hype woman, ally, storyteller

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Colorado Elopement Photography

Colorado is very special to me and if you’re here, I’m guessing it is for you as well! I’ve done countless engagement sessions, elopements and weddings in Colorado, and I would love to help you!

Check out my Colorado Elopement Guide to learn more about eloping in Colorful Colorado.


When you choose to elope, you choose to throw the rulebook out the window—and that deserves a celebration that’s totally authentic to your relationship. Plan the elopement day of your dreams, kick obligations to the curb, and craft an intimate experience that’s unique to you & your partner. I’ll be there with you every step of the way to help create and capture your genuine love story.

Elopement Experience

When you look back at your images, I want you to see more than just a beautiful photo. I want you to relive the passion, love and joy you felt that day. That's why I intentionally curated an experience that allows you feel deeply connected with your partner. Your adventure is your story. It’s beautiful, it’s messy, and it’s totally unique. Check out the galleries to see real, honest moments of truth.

Elopement Portfolio

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Looking for a photographer to help guide, educate, and capture the most incredible adventure of your life — let’s do this thing.

Amy, Forest Elopement

"Instead of telling us how to pose or interact with each other, Marcela gave us prompts that seemed simple but made a huge difference.

She asked us to talk about our first date. We discussed the weirdest things we loved about each other (which made us laugh) and how we could fulfill each other’s love languages. Amy and I played games with each other and Marcela captured the energy that happened naturally between us.

I love this shoot because it perfectly captures the love we share. It’s incredible to see that love and admiration encapsulated in a photo! Thank you for this!"

Chris, Anniversary Session

"The photos we just got back from Marcela are giving me CHILLS!! They are absolutely stunning!!!

She did SO MUCH more than just photograph us — she created special moments that I’ll cherish forever. She encouraged Con & I to genuinely interact & share intimate moments together. She prompted us to tell each other things that we love about one other, ways that the other person inspires us, & how being together has positively changed us.

It was more than just a beach shoot. We ended up giving each other precious, heart melting encouragement & that makes these photos all the more treasured to me."

Andrea, Red Rocks Elopement

"We had a pre-meet with her before the big day which definitely helped me feel more relaxed going into the wedding day. She gave us great suggestions and things to think about to be ready with on the wedding. On the day of she showed up early to help scope out the venue. She was creative to try and pull extra joy into our photographs.

When I look at these photos I see more than just beautiful images. I feel the moments that Marcela helped us experience and the connection we had.

I can't thank Marcela enough! We will treasure these moments forever!"

Lauren, Sand Dunes Elopement

"We loved every moment of the day she helped create. Marcela was the perfect photographer for our adventure elopement! She worked tirelessly to make our adventure into marriage happen after our first options were snowed in! Great Sand Dunes felt like the perfect unique place for two Floridians who met in the mountains.

She made us comfortable to be ourselves throughout the whole day while making her job look effortless and fun. Our cheeks hurt from smiling, laughing and a few tears.

Marcela captured every precious moment! Her photography is absolutely stunning every way! I highly recommend Marcela for your elopement or wedding!"

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My business is rooted in inclusivity, equality for all, and the inarguable truth that love is love. I am whole-heartedly and endlessly committed to capturing and celebrating your love regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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