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REAL MOMENTS.
AUTHENTIC IMAGES.

Intimate Wedding + Elopement Photography for kick ass couples Located in Colorado, Texas, & Beyond. Photography for the couples who are down to take a hike on their wedding day. For brides who want to wear boots under their dress. For the couples who love adventure and want their day to be full of it. For those who want their dog to be present while they say their vows, or even be their witness. For the couples who are down for just about anything, and believe that their love is a big deal and that it should be captured as such. I believe that experiences and adventures are the best things in life. And your wedding or elopement should be just that. An epic experience that is intentionally and utterly yours.

 

I'm HERE TO CAPTURE ALL THE GOOD STUFF. THE FUNNY STUFF. THE HAPPY STUFF. The sappy stuff. TO CAPTURE authentic moments that happen throughout your incredible wedding day experience.

HEY FRIENDS! I'M CARA

I’m a nature loving, adventure seeking, red wine drinking, heels hating, hiking boots wearing kind of girl.

There are a few things that I believe strongly in. …Coffee (stupid amounts of coffee). Documenting everything. listening to 90s rock music on a regular basis. And adventuring as often as possible. I believe that irreplaceable moments should be celebrated and captured as such. I believe all love should be admired in the most intentional way possible and that a wedding day is meant to be the greatest adventure... I believe YOUR wedding day should be one epic celebration of your love, that is authentically yours.

I'm the kind of wedding photographer that is there for you on your day, in all the ways that you need me to be. I'll be a close friend to you throughout the whole process and will help you make your dream day a reality. You guys.. I am so excited to meet you.

CLICK HERE TO CONTACT ME! I CAN'T WAIT TO CHAT WITH YOU!

 

MEET CARA

 

I’m a nature loving, adventure seeking, cupcake craving, red wine drinking, heels hating, hiking boots wearing kind of girl. There are a few things that I believe strongly in. …Coffee (stupid amounts of coffee), documenting everything, 90s rock music, creating art, adventuring to the mountains as much as humanly possible, and epic love stories...
Especially YOUR epic love story.

I'm the kind of wedding photographer that is there for you on your day, in all the ways that you need me to be. I'll be a close friend to you throughout the whole process and will help you make your dream day a reality. When it comes to meeting new couples, I am the type of person that really wants to get to know you, converse with you, laugh with you, and build creative trust with you.

If this sounds like we would be a good match for each other than I am so very excited to meet you!
Lets start one epic adventure together. Go ahead, click the little CONTACT button at the top of my page. Tell me about the plans you have for your wedding day. I can’t wait to hear about it!

 

KIND WORDS

"Can I rate Cara a 100% please? She is INSANELY creative and has the BEST eye for detail! I love how accommodating she is- and she even got our weddings photos back quickly and they are GORGEOUS. I have shot with quite a few photographers and and she is undoubtedly my favorite. She worked with us on our unconventional destination elopement and was so easy to communicate with, she is also very professional yet personable and so very kind. I have never felt like a photographer could capture the true essence of who my husband and I are - but Cara did it! Whatever your needs are- wedding, portraits- pick Cara. She will not disappoint you!"

LAURA + DUSTIN

"Wow.....what an adventure!! Cara made our wedding better than expected. She even went zip lining in the mountains with my wedding guests to capture some epic photos. The photos speak for themselves. I’m in love not only with my new hubby but the pictures are outstanding. The venue I picked even wants to use them in their social media advertising. Cara will make you feel completely relaxed and catch those candid moments that other photographers wish they had half of her talent. You will not be disappointed!! She is a true artist and a master at her craft. This girl is going places."

LISA + RUSS

"I can't say enough about Cara! She was amazing! Before our wedding she was super responsive (I'm a bit of a control freak) and she sent a very thorough survey to make sure she understood what we wanted. She showed up in a snowstorm and hiked up a hill that the vehicles couldn't make it up in order to make it to our wedding on time! And when I say on time I mean EARLY just to make sure she wasn't late....and she still stayed the whole planned time. The officiant was an hour late due to the storm and she Totally rolled with everything. If that wasn't enough, her pictures are beyond amazing and everyone I show them to thinks they're looking at a magazine shoot. And the value she offers is beyond compare. If you're able to book her, and it's in your budget, pay whatever she askes! She is worth double what she charges :). OH and I should also say she's funny and sweet and cute and super enjoyable to work with as well. Any of my friends getting married will use her if I have anything to say about it. Thanks again Cara!! Robin"

ROBIN + JEFF

THE EXPERIENCE

My main goal is to truly capture who you are and curate it to tell your story just how it is. But it is SO much more than me just showing up on your wedding day and snapping a few photos of you two. From the moment we first chat about your wedding, to the day that I deliver your gallery... It's all about you. Need help making your day as epic as possible? Need suggestions on where to say your vows? Want me to totally take control of your timeline and make sure you get the most out of your time with me? I got you!

Let's plan this epic adventure that is your story, together. Let's create a day you'll never forget. Let's make images that you will look back on for years to come, that you'll make into photo-books, and hang the most epic shots up on your wall.

 

FIRST THINGS FIRST...

Reach out to me and tell me all about your wedding! If I'm available I will let you know, and then we meet over a fun facetime or skype session. We will go over all the details including full pricing, contracts, talk about your plans, and of course talk all about you two and how you met and what you're all about! I'll answer any questions you may have. Then if you're feeling it, we will make it official. Sign that contract and pay that retainer and I'm yours!

 

FROM THERE...

This is when the real fun begins! We can set up an in-person meeting or online face-time session to start to go over your wedding day plans & ideas. You guys... this is your wedding day. This is YOUR DAY. The best part about it... you can do whatever the heck you want. I will give you some really great input on things like what time your ceremony should be depending where you're thinking of getting married, or how long we should shoot getting ready photos for if you want that covered. We can brain storm Ideas on how to include your family in your elopement, because your elopement can absolutely include them if you want it to. Or we can chat about your plans for a slightly bigger celebration with your closest friends and family. Also we can discuss if your dog should partake in the wedding.. (I can answer that now.. YES, yes your dog absolutely should partake in your wedding!!). This day is all about you two, so let's make it YOURS.

A little bit down the road I will reach back out to you and we will start putting together your timeline. If you opted for a more traditional type of celebration with friends and family, this timeline is what we will follow through the day. Think of it as a schedule for your wedding day photos. it's something I help put together for all of my couples. This timeline is JUST for photos. If you also want a day-of coordinator or planner to help out with other details, I can recommend some amazing ones! It makes it so we're all on the same page, and know exactly where we need to be and when on the day of.

If you two are eloping, a timeline will be a little more relaxed and depending on your elopement plans/ideas. It will more than likely be more of a guide that we use throughout the day. The greatest thing about an elopement is you can do whatever your heart desires. How about an evening hike with a sunset ceremony, followed by s'mores by the campfire and stories you tell about all of your greatest adventures together. Or maybe you want to wake up early and get to a gorgeous location at sunrise so you can catch the beautiful alpenglow on the mountain while you have your first look, followed by a gorgeous ceremony ending with a celebratory bottle of champagne. Whatever you plan to do, we will work together to create a timeline that lays all that out, just the way you two want it.

 

Todays The Day...

Your day finally arrives and guess what.. I got your back! I will be there throughout your day not just as a vendor but as your friend. I am there to bring calm vibes to the chaos and to celebrate YOUR love and document this wonderful day as it goes. There will be so many amazing moments and I can promise you I will be squealing with excitement every time I capture that incredible photo. (ok.. ok.. ill keep it down during the ceremony I promise). But really, this day is gonna be so full of happiness and joy and it deserves to be captured that way.

 

The Weeks That Follow...

Just because your wedding day is over, doesn't mean my job is done! I have captured some pretty epic photos that I just can't wait to share with you. Within a week of your wedding, you will receive a sneak peak on social media of some of my favorite images from your epic day. And then fast forward about 6-8 weeks and you will have that full gallery in your email just waiting for you to view them all and relive all the magical moments. Make sure you have tissues nearby, because I am pretty sure you're going to need them.

 

Now, Lets Talk About Your Wedding Day

REACH OUT TO ME BY CLICKING HERE!


I will get back to you within a few hours unless I am at a wedding, or up on some mountain hiking around without cell service, or sleeping. In those cases, I'll get back to you guys as soon as humanly possible!

When I reach back out to you, I will plan a time for us to really get to know each other. Either for a phone call or skype/facetime session. I totally prefer the skype/facetime session so I can see your pretty faces and hopefully meet your dogs. Lets be real... It will probably turn into your dog

facetiming with my dog and that's totally ok.

Seriously you guys... I can't wait to hear from Y'all!

 

CARA ELIZ PHOTO

Colorado + Texas Wedding Photographer