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I specialize in documenting authentic moments, and capturing real down to Earth love birds.

As an elopement photographer, I want your images to be more than just beautiful. I want them to scream with emotion. I want your elopement experience to be the most connective, intentional, and emotive way to unify your love. 

I'm here to help you craft the elopement experience of your dreams and create unforgettable photos that are full of feeling and help you treasure your memories for a lifetime.

So if you crave a personalized experience that focuses on intentional moments and genuine connection, I'm your gal!

photographer, planning guide, hype woman, ally, storyteller

Meet Marcela
Your Elopement Photographer

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Things I love about my job

The suitcase life is still my preferred one. Each destination opens up new ways of thinking and a fresh perspective.

22 countries visited

Harley is a 10-year old American bulldog who loves shadows and rocks. He might slobber everywhere but he's got my  heart!

Proud dog mom

Before photography, I taught middle school history. Teaching taught me mindfulness and the importance of building strong relationships.

Former history teacher

I am building a camper van, named Lillian, to explore new elopement locations. I'm excited to explore and for the adventures to come. 

Camper van life

I was born in the beautiful alpine country of Switzerland and grew up in Florida. And yes, our main diet is cheese and chocolate.

I'm Swiss, like the cheese

I lead week-long hikes through the Swiss Alps with Carpe Mundo. We stay in alpine huts, enjoy local cuisine and learn about cheese making!

Alpine hiking guide

a little bit about me...

hugger         avid puzzler         traveler         plant lover (but ultimately killer)         adventure chaser         whiskey sipper         mountain hiker         pasta fiend         berry picker         snowboarder         banjo aficionado         pretzel maker         INFJ

hugger         avid puzzler         traveler

plant lover (but ultimately killer)

adventure chaser          whiskey sipper

mountain hiker              snowboarder

berry picker                 pasta fiend

banjo aficionado            pretzel maker


You vibin' with me?

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

After graduting, I moved to a small fishing town in the Aleutians Islands called Sand Point.


I grew up by the beautiful beaches and I miss the thunderstorms the most. 


I was born in Switzerland and spent most of my summers visiting my family there.


My summer in Uganda was the most influential time on my life.


I love spending my free time outdoors exploring new locations.


The jungles of Moyobamba were filled with the most exotic animals and waterfalls.


Exploring the catacombs was both thrilling and terrifying at the same time.


Click an icon above to find out more about each location!

and adventure is in my blood

Travel is in my bones 

Let's do this thing!

Alex, Coastal Elopement

"We loved our experience having Marcela as our elopement day photographer.

What was even more special about our experience was her ability to set us at ease months before our day. Through constant communication leading up to, and during, the day we got eloped. Her personality is that, in just four days time, we felt as if we've known her for years. 

Ah, but you're wondering about her photos. We loved every thing about them especially the raw emotion captured in many of the shots."

Caitlin, Alpine Lake Elopement

"My husband and I have been trying to put into words how simply amazing working with Marcela was.

From the start we could tell she truly cared about us, our relationship, and our story. She asked us so many questions, valued what we wanted, and kept up with the ever changing plans that came along with planning a wedding.

She made us feel so comfortable, made us laugh till we cried, and captured our true wholesome love for each other."

"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!"

Lauren, Sand Dunes Elopement

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!"

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couples I've worked with


5 star
review record 


years as a photographer


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.

My Values


dollars donated to charity


(and counting!)


countries visited so far