Ayla Rae Elopements

Ayla Rae Elopements

Based In: Colorado + Oregon + Utah
Business Attributes: LGBTQ+ Owned, Woman Owned
Photographer: Ayla Rae Elopements

Ayla Rae Elopements

Based In: Colorado + Oregon + Utah
Business Attributes: LGBTQ+ Owned, Woman Owned


tiny nature weddings on hybrid film & super 8 video.

Tiny weddings. Big feelings.


Your micro wedding should feel like every moment of your favorite relationships distilled. The morning coffee, sharing sweaters with your siblings. The afternoon quiet, sitting next to your honey at the overlook, a rush of wind falling over the mountains. The laughter spilling down dinner tables (over stories you’ve heard a thousand times, worn soft with love) and the ease you feel with people who have known you forever.


Micro weddings & elopements (lovingly referred to here as “tiny weddings”) are usually branded as “non-traditional”, but is anything more traditional than spending the day doing things you love to do together?

Colorado mountain adventures straight out of National Geographic. Romantic PNW getaways at a cabin by the river. Long candlelit tables at your family’s farm in Maine. A weekend experience at an intimate desert villa in Utah or Joshua Tree. Your micro wedding can be (and should be) anything that feels like you.


Local photo collections begin at $4000. Local photo & Super 8 collections begin at $6000.

Local collections include travel to Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Washington, and Maine.

What’s included:

  • Half day or full day coverage
  • Hybrid film photography
  • Elopement & micro wedding planning guide
  • Assistance with locations & permits
  • High resolution gallery & print shop
rocky mountain national park LGBTQ elopement
rocky mountain national park LGBTQ elopement
colorado garden of the gods micro wedding
colorado garden of the gods micro wedding
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We truly could not have asked for a more thoughtful, talented, and kind person to capture our day. From the first time we spoke, Ayla has been so helpful and knowledgeable. It felt like every concern was resolved before we could even begin to get stressed about them. We were able to focus on just enjoying the day and she really helped us embrace the excitement & beauty in a rainy wedding day. She made us feel so comfortable, both hanging with her and in front of the camera. She felt like a close friend celebrating with us more than a hired photographer. Every tiny, intimate moment was caught so beautifully, looking at them makes us feel like we are right back in that moment.

Colorado Micro Wedding

Eloping with Ayla was an absolute dream. From the start I had a whole vision on how I wanted to style our day, the vibe of the photos, and a specific location. She listened to every word I had to say and absolutely executed far beyond anything I could’ve ever imagined.

She kept us up to date on the whole entire process. She did all of the research on the location. We requested 2 different types of film and this woman hiked through the sand dunes with all of her gear like a champ and still KILLED IT. She made us feel so comfortable and present in the moment. I felt like I was hanging out with a friend the whole time we were with her!

Ayla sent us previews to hold us over on the excitement and then delivered the whole gallery so quickly after our day. When we first saw our gallery we cried like babies. I never thought photos could mean so much to us, but we will cherish these for the rest of our lives.

Great Sand Dunes Elopement

Ayla was amazing for our Colorado elopement photos! The process was so easy and she is such a genuine person. Ayla listened to everything we needed and wanted for our photos. My husband and I chose to only do film for our elopement and the pictures turned out beautiful. Ayla is so talented and captured our love and the day perfectly. Everything about the day & photos felt natural and not like we were over posing. We are so thankful!

Idaho Springs Elopement

I’m so glad I found Ayla. She was so helpful and amazing throughout the entire process. She recommended locations to get married at based on where we were planning to stay and even gave us food and drink recommendations. We made a couple of very last minute changes, and she was so accommodating and adapted to them on a whim. Our families loved her great attitude and ability to direct all of us during family photos. Her communication was very prompt, and her true-to-color editing was exactly what we were looking for!

Breckenridge Micro Wedding
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