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Why Couples Choose to Elope   You’re getting married, and everyone is excited about “the wedding.” Your family members keep peppering you with questions about your plans. But, something doesn’t feel right. There’s something holding you back from giving definitive answers. You have this nagging feeling that you might just want to elope.   I’ve […]

Seven Reasons to Elope


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How Mindfulness Can Positively Impact Your Elopement    Your elopement day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life. But without intention, it can come and go in a blink of an eye. It can be spent in a frantic or stressed-out mood, worrying about everything going exactly as you planned. […]

Learn to Have a Mindful Elopement



Avoid These 7 Elopement Mistakes As an elopement photographer, it’s my job to not only document your elopement day but also help you plan the most stress-free and amazing day! Here are the  7 most common elopement mistakes I’ve seen and tips on how to avoid them.    1. Not Researching Your Elopement Location Enough […]

7 Common Elopement Mistakes


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When to Elope in Colorado Colorado is beautiful year-round! So deciding when to have your elopement can be hard. This seasonal and month-to-month guide will help you decide the best month for an outdoor wedding in Colorado. No matter when you elope in Colorado, you’re bound to have an amazing time! Each season offers something […]

Best Month for Outdoor Wedding in Colorado



Epic Colorado Elopement Locations   There are so many absolutely breathtaking locations in Colorado. I’m especially passionate about helping couples find hidden gems for their elopement. In fact, I have a detailed list of over 100 amazing locations! As you choose where to elope in Colorado, consider the activities you want to take part in […]

Places to Elope in Colorado


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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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