Hennessy Photo Co is a Colorado elopement & wedding photographer, providing a hand-crafted, raw, unconventional wedding experience for bad ass couples. Colorado + Illinois + Florida + wherever your imagination takes us.

 colorado-based alternative, story-focused elopement and wedding photographer

there's traditional, and then there's an alternative.

the rebels. the misfits. the nerdy. the outsiders. the rebels at heart. let's color outside the lines.

unconventional    & raw

a wedding experience as custom as those vans you hand-sharpied in 2006

photographs that recount your day with authenticity & honesty;
an experience as unique as your love. 

This is your wedding day. There's a disconnect in the wedding industry that says your day should be about show-stopping poses, intricate flat-lay photos to show off your invites, and magazine-styled reception halls. It says that if you're not doing the most, your love story doesn't get featured in a fancy blog or on your photographer's instagram page--it's less important.

Fuck that.

We're throwing the middle finger to what the wedding industry says you should do, and paving the way for your own traditions.

Don't get me wrong--I am all about the details. A hand-written note from grandma read at your ceremony; the way the light shined on your face when you took your dress down from the hanger; the way your mother smiled when she watched you walk down your candle-lit aisle; a song playing in the background of your mountain-top picnic, the one you dance to in the living room when your world feels dark. 

Take a deep breath, and remember that this story started with the two of you as individuals before you came together; your families, your passions, your childhood core memories merging into this partnership that trailblazes a new story, your story, and it's unlike any other I've ever told.

My approach to documenting your wedding day focuses on the feelings and nostalgia that happen in between, whether you get married alongside all of your friends or alone in a valley that takes your breath away. I am not here to run your day or influence what happens to fit a portfolio-worthy mold. There are photographers that will pose and direct you all night, ensure your hair sits perfectly, and that everyone is always smiling, but I am not that photographer. There's photographers that will do nothing at all--flies on the wall, but so disconnected from the intimacy of your day that big landscapes will drown out your happy tears. 

I believe you deserve it all. Cinematic, alternative, story-telling imagery that focuses on intimate moments, real feelings, imperfect in-between moments, with bad-ass portraits and show-stopping landscapes that make you feel something. An experience that allows you room to breathe and experience your day, instead of asking - "is this when we take photos?"

Let's do something different

wear the black dress. take your engagement photos in skinny jeans & old vans. play the game of thrones theme song as you walk down the aisle. elope on a mountaintop with a few of your favorite people. we're throwing the middle finger to what the wedding industry says you should do. fuck their traditions, we're making your own.

you deserve an experience better than spending all your free time googling to try and figure this out alone. i am your photographer, your planning assistant, someone who will truly consider you a friend instead of a "client", and will care about your wedding day like it is my own. i'm here to make sure you have a day that's authentic, full of adventure, fun as hell, full of belly laughs and pop punk playlists, feels like crowd-surfing through this life milestone, is true to you, and celebrates your weird -- as unique as your love. let's plan a day you'll fucking love.

Call the shots
your way

you are wanted here.
hennessy photo co believes black lives matter & celebrates every form of love. you are welcome no matter your "hiking level", "style", or interests.

if you've ever felt like an outsider,
you belong here 

let me help you have a wedding day that actually feels like you

not your usual boho-chic, wide-brimmed hat wearin' influencer, only "for the wild and adventurous in love" photographer.

Let's Start Planning


Kind Words

dillon marina
FALL elopement

"Oh man, where do I start. Steph was an absolute dream to work with. My husband, David, and I were road tripping from Virginia to Colorado with only one main goal: elope while we were out there. I had no idea how to even start planning, but knew I wanted an amazing photographer to capture our day. I reached out to Steph about her about her availability and it was the best decision I've ever made! She helped us plan our whole day through zoom meetings and her collaborative planning portal. She had great suggestions for ceremony locations, local vendors, and Air BnB's. It was so smooth to plan our perfect day with her guidance.
Fast-forward to our wedding day, Steph was so upbeat and fun to be around. My husband and I laughed so hard, cried a couple happy tears, and made the most incredible memories with her capturing every moment. It was a dream.
We recently received our full elopement gallery back and I can not even begin to express how in love I am with it. With every photo, I remember exactly how I felt in that moment. Viewing our album was like being right back in the rocky mountains, feeling on top of the world with the person I love. Steph's work is incredible, and I truly couldn't have asked for better. We are so grateful."

Jordan + matt
sapphire point,
summit county, co
winter elopement

"Steph was a dream to work with! We absolutely loved her from the very beginning! She was so helpful, so responsive, and genuinely cared about our wedding day! She doesn’t make you feel like you’re just another customer. Her work is amazing and we are in love with all of the photos we have gotten back so far. She went above and beyond and we can’t thank her enough for making our day so special! I highly recommend her to anyone looking to elope, you will not regret it!"

sam + shannon
georgetown, co
summer elopement

"We have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with Steph! We felt like we were only there for a few minutes and she had gotten a million great shots! Not only was she fun and professional to work with, we got our pictures back almost immediately and were blown away by the quality. We have recommended her to all of our friends and will continue to hire Steph for any of our future photography needs!

Steph became our wedding photographer after she graciously stepped in when we had to change our date. Not only was she completely communicative and supportive throughout the entire process but she gave us some INCREDIBLE photos."

kierstin + ikenna
ward, co
winter elopement

"Steph was an INCREDIBLE photographer. She communicated promptly and warmly, gave well-informed suggestions leading up to the shoot, went above and beyond to capture a wide range of moments, and made both of us (who consider ourselves fairly un-photogenic) feel so comfortable. The photos turned out better than we could have hoped for, and I can't wait to schedule another shoot with her sometime soon!"

christina + zach
summit county, co
summer elopement

"Steph is absolutely amazing as a photographer, business woman, and overall human being. She is a genuinely kind, beautiful soul that cares about her clients so much. 1000000/10 would recommend for any occasion but specifically your elopement or weddings. Our day would not have been possible without her. Thank you so much for everything!"

isela + abimael
summit county, co
spring elopement

"Stephanie is such an amazing person in and out!

It was snowing at the original place we wanted to go (Colorado weather can be unpredictable) but she found a different location. Not only did she have our energetic pup who broke the leash while he was strapped to her, she still held onto him while taking photos! She helped map out how the day would go and despite our pups and the bad weather the photos came out AMAZING! I highly recommend Hennessy photography!"

a raw, unconventional wedding experience for the couple that isn't afraid to get weird