Stefanie Vanessa Photo

Call me Stef – your Colorado elopement photographer, adventurer, traveler, and lover of love.

I deeply believe you deserve the best on your once-in-a-lifetime day.

Since moving to Colorado over a decade ago, I've fallen in love with capturing its vast landscapes and the beautiful people within them. 

Over the years, I've taken my passion for documenting seasons of life and adventure elopements in Colorado, Utah, and the Pacific Northwest to the next level.

Following my couples into the mountains, on the adventure of a lifetime, has fulfilled me in ways I never thought a job could.

Who wouldn't want to run away to see you elope in the mountains and witness one of the greatest commitments on earth?


I offer more than just beautiful photos — I create an unforgettable experience for the couples I work with. As your adventure partner, location guide, and professional dress fluffer, I go beyond the traditional role of a photographer and experience the journey alongside you.

My love for building connections with my couples is one of my favorite parts. It allows me to capture the essence of your love and the authenticity of the moments shared during your elopement.

I work with couples who share my passion for wanderlust and adventure and embrace the idea of getting a little messy and exploring off the beaten path.

Helping you handcraft an adventure elopement that's completely yours. 

Where do I even begin! Stef is SO talented, fun and professional. For two people who are so awkward in front of the camera, she made us feel so comfortable and natural! Would highly recommend her for engagement, elopement, family, and maternity photoshoots! Cannot wait to use Stef again in the future.  


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Stef is one of those people who will feel like your best friend from the moment you meet her. She has an incredible knack for getting to know you on a personal level and her energy is simply contagious.

Stef's talent, professionalism, and passion for capturing the most special & intimate moments of your life is truly remarkable. Stef took the time to get to know us deeply, and understand what our vision was for our engagement shoot. She genuinely cared about telling our love story authentically through photos and her ability capture our most raw and candid moments is extraordinary (see photos!).

We’re simply over the moon with her work (& her 😍) and we’ll cherish these photos for a lifetime.

We cannot thank you enough Stef for helping us capture such a special chapter of our lives. These memories are just TOO GOOD! 😭


"She geniunely cared about telling our love story


My boyfriend and I had the BEST experience with Stef!!! She made taking photos together so fun and easy with all her prompts/poses. Also - the location she took us to was unreal and one of the best I’ve seen in Summit County!

Stef really knew how to create a positive and comfortable atmosphere during the shoot, allowing us both to relax and have fun while capturing beautiful memories. 

We will cherish those photos for years to come!! If you ever need a photoshoot, Stef is your girl.


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Let's get to know each other.

That's my crew in that picture right there! :) My little family, my ride-or-dies.

When I'm not photographing my couples, you can find me skiing or mountain biking (basically anything outdoors), being with my family, and with either tequila or beer in my hand. 

I thrive on connection with the outdoors and my love for the mountains stems from my childhood.

Growing up, I used to hate that I was so sensitive (total enneagram 7 and cancer over here!) and felt everything so deeply, but now it's one of my favorite things about myself. 

It has shaped my love for human connection, and it's how I can translate that connection uniquely and authentically into photo form.