Carissa Marie Photography

Carissa Marie Photography

Based In: The San Juan mountains of Colorado & beyond
Photographer: Carissa Marie Photography

Carissa Marie Photography

Based In: The San Juan mountains of Colorado & beyond

Imagine having an adventure elopement in a place so beautiful it takes your breath away (literally – because 13,000 ft. is no joke). A place you only ever dreamed you would experience. Sweeping mountain views, turquoise glacial lakes, wildflowers up to your hips. Just you, your person, and the mountains. Sounds pretty damn awesome right? Yeah, I’m here to help bring that dream to life. 

I’m Carissa, and I specialize in helping couples have the elopement of their DREAMS in the San Juan mountains of Colorado. My goal is to help you plan a connected, meaningful elopement experience in the most breathtaking landscapes, and document the story of it all. My experience exploring the mountains of Colorado means that I know the * best * secret spots, where you can say “I do” without another person around for miles. 

My role as photographer goes waaaay beyond just taking incredible photos (although I do a lot of that too). I’m here to walk you through ever step to plan your incredible elopement adventure. Beyond just a gallery of AMAZING photos, when you book with me you get:

  • My 70+ page elopement planning guide – exclusive only to my couples
  • A “get to know you” questionnaire so I can learn all about you two + the your dream elopement
  • A customized list of INCREDIBLE locations to choose from
  • Vendor recommendations so you can book your vendor dream team
  • Assistance with acquiring the proper permits (all the boring legal stuff)
  • A hand crafted day of elopement timeline
  • Plus any other help you need!

Let’s do this thing! Contact me and we can get started planning your dream elopement experience!

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" Carissa was a dream to work with! We are so lucky we found her to document our elopement. We could tell how much she truly cared to help us plan and capture our special day from the first email she wrote back to us. Carissa is so easy to communicate with, super thorough and thought of every single detail while we worked through the planning. We were blown away by all of her amazing recommendations and could not have asked for better options. She worked so hard to help us plan the perfect elopement in less than a month and we literally couldn’t have done it without her! Now the pictures, we are so obsessed!! Each and every single one of them are absolutely amazing. It was important to us that we had the day captured so we could share with our friends and family who were not there to witness our marriage. The online gallery is perfect and easy for sharing with loved ones. Our friends and family couldn’t believe how breathtaking the photos are. Plus, Carissa sent us some sneak peek photos the very next day! Not only is Carissa extremely talented, but she is the sweetest person and so much fun to hang out with! We had the best time out in the mountains with her. She’s the best and I highly recommend booking her for your elopement!!"

Megan + Wayne

Carissa is literally the best out there and helped me have the Colorado elopement of my dreams! I reached out to Carissa only two weeks before we wanted to elope and she immediately helped me plan my wedding in such a short amount of time. She went above and beyond with finding me the perfect location, helping me plan, and everything in between. Her photographs are absolutely STUNNING and she is also the most kind and genuine person. She made my husband and I feel so comfortable and special on our wedding day and she captured our love and elopement so beautifully. I will treasure the photographs forever and I just cannot get over how amazing of a job she did! Another huge thing is she got our photographs to us SO quickly! I cannot recommend and sing her praises enough!

Emily + Daniel

I can't even put into words how amazing Carissa is. She helped us have our dream elopement experience. We decided we wanted to elope in Colorado, but had no idea where to even begin with the planning process. We reached out to Carissa, and she immediately helped us feel at ease, guided us through the planning process, and just made everything a breeze. She had so many incredible ideas, and her expertise is just on another level. She helped us figure out exactly what we wanted for our elopement experience, and then provided us with a huge list of incredible location options that we could choose from. Not only that, but she provided tons of resources and assistance throughout the entire process.

The day of our elopement was just a dream. She was incredible to work with, so fun, and beyond helpful. Her number one priority was that we had an incredible experience. By the end of the day, we were already beyond happy with her service, but then we received our photos, and WOW. She captured our story so beautifully, and we will cherish these photos for the rest of our lives. With all that being said, BOOK HER NOW! She is amazing, and will make all of your elopement dreams come true. She is truly worth every penny.

Maggie + Derek

Carissa did anniversary photos for my husband and I and I couldn't recommend her enough!! From the very beginning, she was excited to work with us and so knowledgable and helpful - she made us feel valued and not like just another client and I know from experience that that is SO important for LOVING the experience and your photos. She had incredible location ideas and made communication easy while providing us with all the details we needed. We both thought the session was SO fun and all of the photos are amazing! I love the way she uses light to really make her images feel magical. Book. her. You won't regret it!

Holly + Aaron

Carissa is an absolute gem to work with. Not only was she flexible when our plans changed, she made the experience so much fun for us. She is adventurous and creative when capturing and the shots we received were beyond what we could have imagined. Our friends raved about our album and it came to us so quickly! She even provided a sneak peek so soon which was such a huge deal for us! Carissa is caring and takes the time to get to know you as a couple. We couldn't recommend her more and appreciate her SO much! Simply amazing photographer and human!

Leah + Andrew
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