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Why do we love elopements + intimate weddings? It’s all because of YOU.

We are so grateful and consider ourselves so incredibly lucky to get to work with some amazing couples. The words below are why we do what we do; our goal is to take away the stress of planning from a distance and round out the day with gorgeous imagery that captures every unique moment + feeling.

See what real couples have to say about choosing Summit Mountain Weddings for their elopement.


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kandice + jayce

Shanna with Summit Mountain Weddings was the sweetest, caring, most professional and fun photographer to work with. My wedding was absolutely perfect from the beginning to absolute end. I would not have traded anything about our day. She listened to our all our wants and was very creative with everything. She is a lady not afraid to get a little dirty to get just the right angle! Summit Mountain Weddings did an amazing job scouting out the best places to make our day all that we could have asked for and more. There is no one else I would rather choose if I were planning a wedding or elopement than Summit Mountain Weddings. I truly could never thank them enough for every bit of our wedding. Even the planning was stress free and they were so kind and flexible the entire time. You all are seriously the absolute best around and We were fortunate enough to get the opportunity for you all to make our dreams a reality. Thank you so much Summit Mountain Weddings I am excited to show off your work for decades to come!!!

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Sara + Luke

Thank you so much for your help + continuous support during the last year while we were planning our wedding! You did such an amazing job on the photographs, we still can't get over how good you made us look! You have such an amazing talent for capturing the love {we} have for each other as well as... the beautiful, natural surroundings. The best decision we made was deciding to use Summit Mountain Weddings to plan our wedding. We appreciate the time and effort you put into helping us and are looking forward to having your photos hang on our walls for years to come! SEE MORE


shannon + marco

Shanna was so helpful from beginning to end. We hit it off right from the beginning when we discovered our common Midwest roots! She helped us book/reserve stuff when we weren’t able, and confirmed or improved upon any decisions we made on our own. She fit right in with our families on the day of the wedding, and took some amazing pictures! We loved how she used her local knowledge to find the perfect spots for the perfect shots. She helped us do all this all with a newborn at home, and communicated so well! 10/10 would recommend (and maybe already have 😀).

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Shandi + David

Even if I could go back and do things differently, there is nothing I would change. It was our perfect wedding day and Summit Mountain Weddings played a huge role in all of it! We really can't thank everyone enough for making our wedding perfect. SEE MORE

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Becky + Nic

I love the pictures!! Can't wait to see them all even more now! It was great working with you as well. Thanks for all of your help! The day was perfect - there was nothing that either of us would've changed!


Natasha + Matt

My experience on every aspect was 100 percent perfect. We really wanted a stress-free day and that is definitely what we got. I loved that we were able to have it come together in such a short amount of time. And, just in case I haven't told you, my experience with you as a photographer was phenomenal! I cannot say enough good things about how much I loved our photography experience and our photos! I loved that you were ready for the cold and up for an adventure and that you knew where to take us to get the photos that we wanted. Walking around, having you take our photos was definitely the highlight of our wedding day... I always feel so awkward having photos taken and you made it so easy. I always, always, always tell people about how wonderful our wedding photographer was!" SEE MORE

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Sydney + Ryan

It just so happened that we just so happened across an amazing photographer that arranges elopements in Breckenridge…We were very lucky. You may want flowers, you may not. You will likely want an officiant. At that point, we googled all of this and found BreckWeddings, by Emily. Since I wasn’t going to be sharing the day with family (a large, close family), it was more important that I have a photographer to get great photos to share. I highly recommend Emily if you are wanting to get married in Colorado. She made the entire process easy and carefree by arranging the location, flowers, officiant, and she’s the photographer! SEE MORE