Colorado Elopement Photographer & Destination Weddings
Eloping in Colorado or choosing a destination wedding in the great outdoors provides the perfect canvas for these wordless moments to come alive and become deeply felt. Amidst the rugged beauty of nature, with its majestic mountains, aspen forests, and endless horizons, you have the opportunity to create memories that transcend the limitations of language and deepen the intrigue of your wedding story. This profound elopement experience, an opportunity to capture the ineffable, and a celebration of the unspoken love that binds you together will evermore be superimposed on your future as a married couple.
Adventurer and Photographer based in Colorado
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.
My inspiration comes from serving the couples that hire me. Their adventures, tears of joy and expressions of admiration for each other is what brings my art to life!
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 Aspen 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 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 beautiful Colorado 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.
-Brittany West, Colorado Elopement Photographer
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 encouragement and guidance of a professional Colorado elopement photographer.
Your wedding day is a unique celebration to capture the connection and adoration that a couple has for each other, and it deserves to be documented that encourages exploration, vulnerability and authenticity,
Elopement & Destination Wedding Photographer Based in Colorado, Available to Travel Worldwide.
Resources from a Colorado elopement photographer
If the thought of a traditional wedding in a dusty, dated church or an outdated reception hall leaves you less than enthused and makes you feel like the planning process creates a thick mental fog; a Colorado adventure elopement or a destination wedding set in the various gorgeous venues of the Rockies or San Juan Mountains might be the best alternative. Scenic mountains, enchanting forests, serene meadows, or flowing waterfalls are some the best ways for a couple to create an authentic to them nuptial experience.
"The best decision I made was marrying my husband, but the second best decision was choosing Brittany West to capture it all! "
-Christina & Nik
Eloped in Rocky Mountain National Park
“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
A Colorado Elopement Means 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 certify and illuminate the love for one another in this place in time during a Colorado elopement. Those images will breathe 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 during your Colorado elopement while the planning process is minimal and designed to have the guidance and support of an experienced Colorado elopement photographer.
From the Rocky Mountains, Breckinridge’s snowcapped peaks, Aspen’s Meadows, Telluride’s summits and the San Juan Mountain Range, I help couples that would rather use their 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 your desires for a more purposeful nuptial journey while co-collaborating your union in nature.