Elopement Photographer & Destination Wedding Photography
Life’s greatest adventure starts at “I Do!” From elopements, destination weddings, engagements and couple’s sessions; I capture the connection you can’t explain, the unspoken love in fingertip touches while in wild wanderings. Eloping or creating destination weddings opens a world of possibilities to connect and capture beautiful memories that tell a couple’s authentic love story in an intimate setting.
Adventurer and Photographer based in the U.S.
Hi! I’m Brittany West!
Often traveling to photograph wandering weddings worldwide and across the U.S. to preserve a couple’s memories is my most cherished task. Combining artistic portraits and documentary storytelling is a stylistic approach that I incorporate into every photoshoot to capture all those moments you want to hold close.
I will forever be grateful for the couples that chose me to document their wedding day. It is because of them that I have witnessed Grand Canyon elopements, hiked the Rocky Mountains before sunrise and felt the ocean breeze at the edge of cliffs in Scotland.
Dear Betrothed Couples,
You’ve worked so hard to get to this place and now you have many more decisions to make. The power of wedding photography and elopement photos lies in the ability to create something that transcends time and preserves the memory that will eventually fail to recall the type of flowers that filled your bouquet or how your husband held your hand, wiped your tears of joy as you said your wedding vows.
There are plenty of ways to have a wedding with even more wedding photographers to capture it but if you take anything away from my website just remember this- You have this one moment to fulfill and celebrate this beautiful union, just make sure it’s yours.
Images Embedded with the Poetry of a Place
Wonder is Everywhere
Much More than Just wedding pictures
There are many variations of what a wedding can look like. An elopement is purposefully small, meaningful with the intention to be a mirror reflection of the couple’s inner selves. It’s less about the performance; the choreographed dances that we’ve seen flood social media, the color scheme of bridesmaid’s dresses, the floral spray on the reception tables or any trivial details that won’t matter 30 years from now.
Elopements are empowering and intentional, designed to live as present as possible in those fleeting moments and about minimizing the pressures of wedding planning while having the support and guidance of an experienced elopement photographer.
Your wedding day will become deeply embedded in memory and your individual brand of connection as a couple while living in the highest states of awe, wonder, and vulnerability deserves to be documented.
Elopement & Destination Wedding Photographer Based in Colorado, Texas, Available to Travel Worldwide.
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If the thought of a traditional wedding in a dusty, dated church or an outdated reception hall leaves you less than hyped and makes you feel like the planning process creates a thick mental fog eloping or a destination wedding is the best alternative. Scenic mountains, enchanting forests, serene meadows, or flowing waterfalls are the best alternative for the couple that decides to adventure instead!
"I honestly couldn't think I could think of anyone else I would have wanted to capture our destination wedding"
-Isabella & Gabe
Eloped at the Grand Canyon
“She did all the research and made us feel at ease the entire planning process, she created an elopement timeline helped track down vendors, and made sure our guests found lodging for our elopement. Brittany is very resourceful and if she doesn’t have the answer to your question she will not stop until she finds out. I look back on our wedding pictures and still wonder how we got so lucky to have her document this perfect day.”
-John & Amanda
Married in Big Sur
Definiton of Elope-a wedding with no limits
My approach to your elopement photography combines the love story of roaming hearts, where the awe and wonder of your interior wilderness are reflected through your wedding day photos.
Your images are a powerful way to to certify and illuminate the love for one another in this place in time. Those images will breath life into the visual story when all words fail. They will become heirlooms, increasing in value as they pass from generation to generation.
Eloping reclaims marriage in novel environments, and retains the freedoms to consider more than the contemporary traditions for your wedding day. Possibilities become endless!
I help couples that would rather use the wedding opportunity to proclaim their love in a setting that mirrors their interior wilderness instead of showing off their social networks and good tastes. Together using mindful tools and processes we navigate the desires for a more purposeful nuptial journey while co-collaborating your union in nature.