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With so many talented photographers out there creating beautiful images and offering unique photo styles, it can be overwhelming to decide who—and what—is the right choice for you.

Hear me out—it’s important to find a photographer whose work you love, but it’s even more important to find a photographer who will make you and your partner feel more in love than ever.

Your photographer should make you feel seen, genuinely connected to your partner, and authentically immersed in your day.

Searching for the right wedding photographer can be stressful

Using my camera to help couples embrace real emotion to cultivate a deeper connection

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Encouraging & guiding couples on being mindful and present to help create authentic experiences

Helping couples intentionally craft an experience that speaks to your relationship & love story

I’m here to show up and serve you, to help you uniquely craft an elopement day that best represents your authentic love and genuine selves. 

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- ANDREA , ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

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

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I’m here to help and guide you every step of the way—even from the very beginning. That’s why I’m giving you the elopement guide I’ve created for my couples. It’s packed with all the details about how to elope, planning your perfect day, legal requirements, style options, checklists, and more.

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Crafting & capturing authentic, intimate elopements that explore your love and deepen your relationship

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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 —there are no rules!

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The perfect experience for couples who want to document an adventurous day together—an  engagement session, surprise proposal, in-door session, trash-the-dress experience, backpacking excursion, or any other type of fun excursion. The only requirements? You’re ready to celebrate your  love, document your story, and deepen your relationship.

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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, WINTER VAIL 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, Great Sand Dunes

"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!"

Amy, BEACH ADVENTURE SESSION

"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!"

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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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If you’re ready to craft an intentional, personalized, and authentic elopement—let’s do this thing.