Sydney McRae Photography

Sydney McRae Photography

Based In: Colorado
Photographer: Sydney McRae Photography

Sydney McRae Photography

Based In: Colorado

You’ve decided that an intimate, intentional day is the way to go… I love working with couples like you two – You want to have the most special day out in nature that is uniquely yours. Now that you can go anywhere and do anything you may be feeling overwhelmed – it’s really good that you’re here!


Yes, I am going to capture every beautiful moment of your day. But I also…


+ Plan your entire adventure from start to finish! You’ll have the ability to be present & enjoy your day! I’ll create posing prompts & authentic moments.

Scout your dream location and a few back ups! so you don’t have to deal with crowds & get stunning photos with the right lighting!

Secure all required permits

Coordinate timelines, checklists, airbnb’s, where to eat, how to get to your location & more! So that you & your guests have a plan in place before arriving!

Recommend vendors. Say goodbye to 30+ hours of googling… and hello an extra weekend of hiking! Vendors that match my photos and editing style so that your day follows the vibe of my photos and locations.

+ Unlimited calls & access to me! Ability to talk through concerns, stressors, and get that immediate help to avoid roadblocks.



Hey, I’m Sydney!

I’m from the PNW, and now live in Denver, Colorado with my adorable rescue pup. I’m inspired by adventure, sunsets, and exploring the world.

My photography is influenced by landscapes, and it’s so important to me that we are not only capturing your day, but help you choose the perfect location.

My photography is also inspired by adventure, storytelling and emotion. Which means you will remember the entire experience- not just the photos! That’s why it’s so important to me that we pick a location that resonates with you two and plan out activities you love to do together, so that when you elope, it completely represents you two as a couple!

And, to top it all off…

I deliver a “sneak peek” of 15-20 images taken throughout your day within 24 hours after you say “I do”

You won’t find many other photographers that offer that many images in such a short amount of time!

Why do I do this?

When you get married by yourselves, you have people at home wishing they were there to celebrate with you. I make sure you are able to share your stunning photos with your people that represent your day. This means you can recount your day with family and friends right away!

Does this sound good to you?! 

SAME! I can’t wait to get to know you two and join you on your adventure! First I’ll let you two fill out my contact form so I can get to know your love story and vision for your day!

Fall Aspen Colorado Elopement
Fall Aspen Colorado Elopement
01 / 07
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"I CRIED looking through my elopement photos, I loved them THAT much! Sydney was fast to respond, a great communicator, and began discussing locations before we even signed the contract! She knows Colorado so well, and understood that our day was about more than just photos. If you want emotional, adventurous, and thoughtful photos, Sydney is the way to go!

Sydney took the time to get to know us beforehand. She met up with us when we visited from out of state, and the day of we were confident that she really understood our story. This came out in all the details of her photographs. From the story of my ring, to the kind of treats my dog responded best to, and she paired us perfectly with locations that fit our personalities and abilities.

Sydney was INCREDIBLE with our pup! She knew the best poses and prompts, how to keep his attention, and understood his body language and when to give breaks. She also carried an invisible ink paw print pad so our pup could sign our marriage license!"

Ashley & Austin, Breckenridge Colorado

"Sydney was everything we could've asked for from an elopement photographer... She knew all of the hidden gems in the state, and we had a day that was intimate, without crowds, and had stunning views!

She was so responsive, organized, and had our best interests at heart throughout the entire planning process! She's a photographer that REALLY LISTENS! To her, it was about us and our day, and she made that clear as we narrowed down locations, and activities! We had no idea how to plan an elopement, and she took all of the stress off of doing it ourselves. She has such a great understanding of what eloping couples need, and how to create a day that fits perfectly with our personalities. She truly took the time to get to know us, and by the time our day rolled around it felt like we were just hanging out with an old friend!

I seriously cannot recommend Sydney enough - her photography and editing was flawless, but even more than that she crafted a day that was uniquely and perfectly us, I was blown away!

Sydney was the dream photographer, I can't imagine a better day and experience. Seriously, book her!!!

Dana & Jake, Buena Vista Colorado

"Where to begin... The day, the experience, all of it was planned out so thoughtfully and perfectly to fit who we are as a couple!

Sydney helped us elope in Colorado, found the best hidden/off-road spots, and communicated with us throughout the entire process to ensure we felt comfortable, and that the day aligned with who we are.

if you are looking for an intentional day out in nature, I couldn't recommend anyone better. Not only are you getting a professional that takes drop dead gorgeous images, but also a friend, and she's someone who knows how to balance photographs with time to enjoy your elopement day! I seriously cannot recommend Sydney enough!"

Abby & Steve, Telluride Colorado

"Working with Sydney was amazing. Picking a photographer was one of the scariest parts of the wedding planning for me because I cared about the photos so much! I am SO glad we picked Sydney!!!

Sydney delivered on every front--she was organized, kind, so fun to work with, and she gave us the most beautiful photos. Literally our wedding had every kind of weather element--wind, rain, snow, sun, fog...and she captured stunning photos through it all!!

I also loved how Sydney put me and my husband at ease. We're not very PDA and we weren't sure how to pose, but she guided us in a way that felt super natural! If you're looking for a photographer who capture your day beautifully, who will listen to you, make you feel comfortable, and deliver in every category, look no further!!"

Claire & Micheal, Crested Butte Colorado
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