emily summit mountain weddings owner and lead photographer

Oh, hey, we're Dave & Shanna!

We're the two behind Summit Mountain Weddings. You can also find us over at Basecamp Visual, where we focus more on brands, families, and larger weddings. It's so good to meet you!

Here, we specialize in offering handcrafted, heirloom photography and films for elopements and intimate weddings in Summit County. Our collections are all-inclusive, which means we are here to be a stress-free one-stop-shop resource for you - reserving your officiant and florals, helping plan your location, and providing recommendations for much more. We'd be so honored to tell your story.

We're currently nestled in the breathtaking Colorado Rocky Mountains, where with live with our three boys, Neeson, Copeland, & Barnes. We believe so strongly in preserving the memories of life’s fleeting moments and find ourselves continually inspired (and exhausted!) by them.

Here at Summit Mountain Weddings, our desire is to provide an overall experience like none other, making your day feel exactly you, and to create authentic and inspiring films + photographs to help you remember every single second of it.

Won’t you join us?

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the experience

[ideal couples] [what to expect]


Wondering what kind of couples typically book with Summit Mountain Weddings? Our ideal couples have a connection to the Colorado mountains – they met here, they traveled here for their first trip together, they grew up vacationing here, they got engaged here [that’s us!], they visited once and moved here as soon as possible [also us!]… the list goes on! They value adventure and aren’t afraid of getting a little dirty. They enjoy good beer and overindulging in burrito bowls. They are confidently and apologetically doing what they love and being exactly who they are.

Most of our elopements include 10 guests or less [and are usually truly intimate with just the couple and maybe their immediate family]. We go outdoors with scenic views that are off the beaten path, but not necessarily so far off that it takes the whole day to get there.

We’re here to capture all the best and in-between moments in this awesome + emotional time of your lives. We’re also here to help guide you and provide you with an amazing experience from the time you arrive in Summit County until you leave as a married couple! Connection is a big part of our relationship together - it’s so important that we jive. We love grabbing coffee or a cold brew with couples any chance we get – the more we can connect beforehand, the easier it is for us to capture your story. Let’s be friends - seriously! To make sure we can really get to know one another, we take on a limited number of weddings & elopements each year. We may book elopements as far out as 16 months or as close in as 1 month.