So much more than just photos
You deserve a photographer who gives a shit. Someone who genuinely cares for you and your individuality as a couple. Someone who aims to create honest moments of intimacy and laughter.
After the wedding, the cake will be eaten, the flowers will wilt, but your photos will last a lifetime.
How sad would it be if all that's felt are stiff, awkward posed images that don't feel like you.
You deserve someone who will capture the love that exists between you two. Someone who will help plan and captured your day with deep intention.
Feel most like yourself when you're outside
Care more about how your day feels than it looks
Laugh at your hair getting messed up in the wind
Don't mind getting some dirt on your shoes
Are totally down to get weird and be authentically yourselves
Forge your own path and make your own traditions
• Starting at 4 Hours of Coverage
• 100+ Page Ultimate Elopement Guide
• Vendor Recommendation
• Location Scouting
• Photography Permits
• Custom Timeline Creation
• High-Resolution Photos
• Full Printing Rights
• $800 Handcrafted Reminiscence Album Credit
• No Travel Fees
• 5% Donated to a Colorado Charity
Perfect for weddings with just the two of you or 20 of your favorite people.
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• Starting at 2 Hours of Coverage
• Couple's Style Guide
• Couple's Questionnaire
• Location Recommendation
• Photography Permits
• High-Resolution Photos
• Full Printing Rights
• 5% Donated to a Local Charity
For engagement shoots, surprise proposals, in-door sessions, or just an adventurous outing.
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*Note: this cannot be used for an elopement. Your elopement deserves so much more!
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I deliver fully-edited images. I never deliver RAW, or unedited, images as they are not a reflection of my work. Every photo has my custom look applied, and is adjust for things like brightness and optimal color. I will remove small blemishes that aren't usually there but I generally don’t retouch images more than that. Your skin is part of you and your beauty and I want to capture it as authentically as I can.
My travel fees are included in all my packages as long as I can access your location via commercial airline and 2WD. They only time there would an additional fee is if your location is more remote and requires a charter plane or if I need to rent a high clearance 4WD.
Other than that, I'll take care of my own travel costs! You don't have to worry about additional travel fees like hotel stays or meal purchases.
I know from personal experience that it can seem like ages when you're waiting for images. My photographer took 12 weeks to deliver my images!
That's why I work hard to deliver them within 4-6 weeks (but generally sooner than that). I also make sure to send over some sneak peeks soon after your elopement day so you can share with family and friends!
Because you receive high-resolution, un-watermarked photos, you are welcome to print them at any shop but printing via me guarantees the best quality. You can order these prints from your personalized gallery.
Along with professional quality prints you can also order calendars, announcements, and frames through our partnered labs. I test the prints and colors to my labs’ printers to make sure your photos print accurately and beautifully.
In addition to elopements, I also love to capture other wild adventures like a canoe or kayak engagement session, helicopter elopement, camping wedding, desert session, tree-house engagement, beach elopement, trash the dress session, a multi-day adventure, backpacking session and much more!
On average, I provide about 50 images per hour of shooting. This number varies depending on the weather, how your day unfolds, the type of session and time. Elopements range anywhere from 200-400 photos. Couples sessions are typically around 100.
I believe in quality over quantity and aim to deliver the best of the best photos from your day.
Because my travel schedule & pricing structure is constantly evolving, I generally don't book elopements more than 18 months out (with the exception of international destination weddings).
Couples usually book elopements anywhere from 3-12 months out. If you're more spontaneous or just eager to get married and want a last minute elopement, definitely reach out! I might have a space just for you.
Couples sessions can be for engagement photos, honeymoon photos, day-after sessions, anniversary photos, vow renewals, or just cause you wanna. I’ll help you plan a session that tells your story, including location suggestions, activities, and assistance with outfit planning. It can be as simple as a cozy morning in a cabin, or as adventurous as climbing a mountain. Couples sessions can’t be used for an elopement (because your wedding day deserves a whole lot more than that) and I have other packages specifically for elopements!
Absolutely! I want to make it very clear that I support love & marriage for all.
I believe that everyone deserves to have the perfect wedding day and I want to help you make yours just that.
Love is love and it comes in many forms. I'm just thrilled to be able to capture it!
Absolutely. In fact I prioritize these session! Because I am a storyteller at heart, I want to tell the whole story – before & after and in-between. This type of coverage works well if you're camping out with your friends the night before, or traveling to a destination with all of your family, or backpacking to a spot for your adventure elopement. I want to capture it all.
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
couples I've worked with
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.
dollars donated to charity
years with my amazing hubby