weddings, elopements & boudoir for the rebels & outsiderzz
based in denver,
will party anywhere your love takes us

i guess this is growing up

go your own way

Just as the sun rises each day, I've never shot a wedding or elopement that was the same. Let's make your wedding day experience as unique as your love. 

This means that your custom proposals won't include any fluff you don't need, and allow space for anything you dream up. You deserve someone by your side who is invested in you, and wants to take care of you throughout this process! You need more than a photographer; you need someone dedicated to help guide you.

your colorado elopement photographer

what to expect

+ planning assistant

your elopement day should be as custom as those hand-sharpied chucks you made in 2008

an experience that isn't out-sourced; you're not dealing with a bunch of virtual assistants, you're dealing with ME

a photo style that leans on nostalgia, so you remember how you felt - with a dash of darker shadows, earthy greens, slightly muted colors, a sprinkle of grain, artsy fartsy posing inspired by album artwork and a handful of "poses your family wants", you're getting a rounded experience so you don't have to worry

custom price proposals made just for you, and a transparent experience so you're never blind-sided 

elopement specific planning assistance and guidance to include timeline creation, location options based on your needs, permit sourcing, vendor recommendations, idea and activity suggestions to add to your day, and sights and activity recommendations for your trip if coming from out of town!

a collaborative planning portal for elopements that takes the stress of planning off your plate, while making sure that YOU are in the driver's seat for decision making for your day

your full story told with no image cap, high-resolution images hand-edited, delivered via a personal website for download & free sharing with anyone you'd like... so you're never paying for "more images" after your initial investment

Your wedding or elopement experience is so much more than exploring for two hours to capture your ceremony on a mountaintop, or being directed at to capture some portfolio-worthy shots for likes on Instagram. It is not just one day, where I show up, click the camera for an hour, and leave.

This experience is meant to prioritize your love, your way. It is allowing space to dream up a day that feels completely unique to you as a couple, while allowing you to fully breathe and enjoy each other throughout the process. I am here to create that experience for you, based on what is important to YOU on your wedding day.

This is why you won't find standard wedding or elopement packages on my website, forcing you to choose from inside a box of limited options. After you reach out, you'll receive packages that allow you options, created specifically for you based on the information you gave me.

More than just your photographer,

Let's be clear, I am not here to take the planning decisions away from you for your elopement day, because it's important to me that YOU have the final say in everything that happens on the best day of your life. After we have a chance to talk and you've chosen me as your own personal Gandalf to guide you through your own adventure, I'll start putting together the beginnings of your dream day - complete with location options to pick from that I've chosen specifically for you based on your feedback, a list of vendors I trust, booking recommendations, travel recommendations, and suggestions of things to do and see during your trip. This puts YOU as the ring leader of your epic day (get it? Gandalf? rings? nevermind...), after I give you a ton of options to choose from in a step-by-step process in a collaborative planning portal. Think of it this way = instead of arriving to your elopement location and asking me "what should we do next?", we'll make a plan together ahead of time, so that I'm following YOU around on YOUR epic adventure, and telling your story the way it should be documented - raw, emotional, and authentic. 

Let's make the epic day you've dreamed up a reality. Let's start the adventure of your life together with new traditions and an experience you won't forget. Instead of taking the reins myself and only giving you elopement options that I've already totally planned out for you, you'll be in the driver's seat the entire process with me as your co-pilot to guide you through a step-by-step process to build this your way, so you're never googling through the storm alone.

no travel fees, anywhere in colorado or to illinois + florida, because my roots here are your gain

elopement photo + planning assistance packages starting at $2,000+

weddings 
starting at $3,500
associate photographer packages are available for the hennessy photo co experience at a discounted rate

i'll be your galdalf of elopement planning

portrait sessions
starting at $500

"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!"

isela + abimael
summit county, co
spring 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."

SAM + SHANNON
GEORGETOWN, CO
summer 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!"

KIERSTIN + IKENNA
WARD, CO
WINTER ELOPEMENT

"She absolutely KILLED these photos, we couldn’t have asked for anyone better to be there and capture this day."

asked for anyone better"

"We couldn't have

emily + austin
channahon, il
summer wedding

"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!"

christina + zach
summit county, co
summer elopement

from kick-ass couples

kind words

frequently asked questions

I have a team of photographers that work under my brand, are trained by me, and are specifically here to ensure two things: 1. that, in the event i cannot make it to your event (due to illness, death, or another personal issue, etc), that i have a trained associate to take my place instead of hiring someone random off of Facebook (which, possibly to your surprise, most photographers are doing) and 2. so that you have an option to book with me, even if i'm unavailable! this option allows for all your communications and editing to still be through me, so that you have the same experience overall, and comes at a more affordable rate.

What does it mean to book with your "associate photographer"?

I do not offer videography myself, but have package deals with local videographers that I know and trust to help you with this service! Booking us together creates a better experience, as we work together often, know each other's style, and have the same quality of work.

Do you include videography services?

yes! i have a ton of locations that don't require any hiking at all. keep in mind that this does sometimes come with the trade-off of having less privacy (more people in an easily-accessible place), but i will help lead you to some local gems based on your wants and needs!

What if we don't want to hike very far? Do you still have location options that will work for us?

Absolutely! The majority of the elopements I take on are planned between 30-90 days out, with the shortest at two weeks! 

We're planning our elopement short-term. Will you be able to help us with limited time?

Absolutely. Whatever your love looks like - no matter the body shape, skin color, gender or sexual orientation - you are welcome here, and I'd love to be a part of your day. 

Are you familiar with shooting with LGBTQAI+ couples?

Yes, and no. It depends how thorough of an event you are having, and what you feel you specifically need assistance with. I am not a professional planner, and will not be planning your event/elopement for you; your Planning Portal is a customized portal made with recommendations and options that I've outlined for you based on your wants and needs, and is a guiding process on how to plan your elopement step-by-step. The Portal will include locations I've scouted for you, a timeline I created for you, vendor recommendations for folks I've worked with, recommendations for things to do in the area where you're eloping, lodging recommendations, and instructions to get your marriage license. for most couples, this is enough to help them plan from beginning to end; if you need more assistance, or want someone to plan out your elopement for you, I would suggest a wedding planner to supplement my services and have many recommendations I can send your way!

What exactly is included in the Planning Portal/Guide? Do I still need a wedding planner?

You're right! If you find an experienced elopement photographer, most will include some form of planning to help assist you throughout your day; if they don't, they may not be experienced in this realm and this is important to remember when trekking through land and alpine climate that you might not be used to. My services are different because I'm going to help you along the way; instead of sending just an 80+ page elopement guide that has been sent to every couple - and overwhelming you with more information than you need / information that may not even be applicable to your event - your Planning Portal and Guide will be curated specifically for you, and will be adjusted along the way as we finalize plans together.

a lot of elopement photographers include planning. why are you different?

Yes! I take on a limited amount of couples each year, to ensure that I can serve each of them actively and uniquely. Some of that mix are larger weddings (50+ guests), but I am intentional with these events. The couples I work with understand that I am not there to take a lot of staged traditional photos, and allow me space for the vision of your day - which includes in-between imperfect moments throughout. If this sounds like you, i'd love to work together!

Do you also shoot larger / more traditional weddings?