So what do you mean you're dedicated to bringing my dream non-traditional wedding to life?

Well if you're here you are likely wanting to elope instead of having a traditional wedding. There are so many reasons you might have chose this path such as the desire for the non-traditional, an intimate experience, adventure, the list goes on but let's face it; traditional weddings often revolve around guests. Opting for an elopement means prioritizing an intimate experience centered on you and your unique bond.

Who says that you have to get married in a church followed by a reception? It's your day! Do what you want with that day! So where do I come in and how am I more than your photographer? Well, I can help you plan out exactly what you want to do on your special day that's more than just reciting your vows. A few examples would be: beer-tasting, lounging in a hammock in the afternoon, going on a hike, again the list goes on.

You can expect a completely personalized experience that is tailored to be uniquely you.

Contact me today to set up a consultation call to see what I can help put together for you!


Emily Gonzalez

Wow! Talk about amazing photographer! She was patient and made us feel comfortable for our engagement photos. I absolutely love the way the pictures came out and really really love them!

Naba Khan

My experience with Carol Gardner could not have been more perfect. Carol was incredibly welcoming and comfortable to be around. She was extremely accommodating and worked with me to make the shoot exactly as I had envisioned..only better, thanks to her artistic vision and creativity. Not only was shooting smooth, comfortable, and professional, but she got the pictures back to us in what I can only describe as record time.

Carla Rivera

Carol was great! She was very personable, and easy going. She made the experience fun and also encouraged us to be genuine. She caught queues between my husband and I that made for even more amazing photos.

Are you ready to connect and have a consultation call?

The Process

newly engaged couple embracing while showing off wedding ring on his chest

01. Connect

Share your story

During this call I'll get to learn more about you and we will discuss what you're looking for in your elopement. We will come up with some non-traditional fun ways to celebrate your union.

couple lounging on a white loveseat while thinking about wedding day

02. Contract & Retainer

Let's get you booked!

A 50% non-refundable deposit and signed contract are required in order to secure your date.

red headed bride looking out window thinking about wedding day

03. Continued Coordinating

Bring your dream to life!

We will touch base regularly to discuss planning because just like Rome wasn't built in a day, planning a fun elopement isn't done in a day!

cheers to being married with coffee in old colorado city

04. Final Payment Due

We're getting close to I do!

The remaining 50% of your balance is due two weeks prior to your booked date.

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05. Elopement Day!

It's here! It's here!

This is the day you marry your special person in a way that is authentically the two of you!

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06. Receive your Photos

celebrate and share the joy

You'll receive your photos within 2-4 weeks after your elopement in an online gallery.

Hi there! I'm Carol!

In 2023, I relocated to Colorado with my small family consisting of my lovingly supportive husband and our precious daughter. The move introduced me to a whole new world, disrupting my old routine and offering fresh experiences. I live for the smell of fresh brewed coffee, the feel of crisp breezes, and beautiful mountain sunsets. I'm a firm believer that we as humans are extremely capable of amazing things and that individuality is beautiful.

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Let's work together to get you the elopement and photos you deserve!