I’m focused on the gritty moments that happen in-between. 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 Mom smiled when she watched you walk down your candle-lit aisle; the way your partner pulled your hair back behind your ear; a song playing in the background of your mountain-top ceremony, the one you dance to together in the living room when your world feels dark.
Because life flashes by and doesn't ask if you're ready. Because family can mean so many things. Because you don't want to forget this feeling. Because you need to do this your own way. This is what is real. Photos and films become more important, not the day after your wedding to share online, not to compare wedding trends or compete with your family's expectations, but to keep these moments with you and remember how they felt. This means every memory deserves to be captured, not just the polished ones. I'll help you stop time, if just for a moment.
Let me bring my cinematic, alternative, story-telling approach to your imagery so you can focus on being in the moment, real feelings, imperfect in-between moments, with bad-ass portraits and show-stopping landscapes that make you feel something. A wedding day without a pre-determined vision of "should", that allows you to unapologetically be yourselves and experience the love between you.
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HENNESSEY PHOTO CO
STARTS AT $3,000
I can’t wait to hear all about what you’re dreaming up. The best part? I’m your personal elopement Gandalf, and I’m here to help you along the entire journey so you’ll never have to be Frodo and Sam alone on a mountaintop.
– Storybook imagery of your entire elopement day, captured in a raw, documentary, story-focused, film-inspired style
– All of your images hand-edited, in high resolution, with no hidden image fees
– Next day sneak peek so the post-wedding blues don’t hit as hard
– A personal web gallery with all of your images, shareable with anyone you choose
- Fun gifs for your real-life Harry Potter moments
– Full printing & download rights with high-quality products available directly from your online gallery
– Album options to ensure your photos live on through the test of time
– Polaroid prints of your day
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– A live, custom web Planning Portal which serves as your real-time planning guide and communication portal with me
– A personalized location guide featuring hand-picked locations (whether that's a hike among Colorado's wildflowers, a gorgeous no-hike location right off the road, or a grungy day downtown--I've got you covered)
– Trusted vendor recommendations from folks that don’t suck
– Permit sourcing
– Packing and gear recommendations
– Marriage license instructions
– Personalized experience recommendations specific to your elopement location
– Custom timeline creation
– Unlimited communication via video chat, phone, email, and in your Planning Portal
– ALL TRAVEL INCLUDED anywhere in Colorado, Illinois, or Florida
But I'll follow you anywhere...
+$500 ANYWHERE IN THE US, +$1000 ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
STARTS AT $3,500
If they want to dance and drink all night, there’s no one that can stop them. If you just can't do this without all of your favorite people, I'm there for the whole damn party and I'll follow you anywhere.
Packages range from half and full day coverage, to ensure I'm telling your story without rushing through those intimate, in-between moments. Your packages are custom made, and tailored to your need. I can't wait to get to know you!
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“STEPH IS INCREDIBLE! SHE IS SUCH A CHILL PERSON WHO SUPPORTED US IN WHAT WE WANTED FOR OUR DAY! SHE DID SUCH AN AMAZING JOB CAPTURING OUR ELOPEMENT AND WE COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER! SHE'S SO TALENTED AND WE RECOMMEND HER TO EVERYONE!”
Film is an extension of the way I tell your story--an opportunity for me to pull these moments out of fleeting time, and connect your still images to your memories.
This style of video isn't for everyone--it's a snapshot into the window of your heart, in a sentimental style that leans into a "home video" nostalgia. It’s perfectly-imperfect, and is not meant to replace a more cinematic wedding video, unless that’s your jam–-because it’s mine, too.
These are filmed by hand, by me personally (or my baby sister as second shooter, with an artistic vision in her own right and the perfect nostalgic match and tender attachment to our childhood) and carefully woven into your photo session time. They are shot and delivered in a super-8 style, but are not processed on film; this allows for a shorter delivery time, the ability to film much longer without running out of film rolls, a smaller window for error or loss, but every ounce of the same heart -racing wistfulness you'd expect from watching these tender moments unfold.
These films can be added onto elopement days, wedding days, your couple's portraits or in-home session, an adventure session, and even boudoir.
A Short Reel 3-5 minute cut perfect for a small glimpse into the moments of the day, or for social media sharing. Add onto your wedding day, your engagement or adventure session
STARTS AT $800
A Documentary Film 30-60 minute video of your day, including full ceremony and speech cuts; required to be booked with a 4-hour photo package, at minimum, and includes a second shooter.
STARTS AT $300/HOUR
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A chapter of your life, taken right out of time. Think, a hike in the foothills, or snuggling together in your favorite nook of your home, a date night through an art gallery, or anything in between. I'll spend this time intentionally documenting your life as it unfolds; all the laughter, the happy tears, the quiet reassurance of your partner tucked in close to you. This is our opportunity to go big and get creative together, while capturing a core memory to look back on.
This session includes:
– Photography coverage starting at four hours
– Your location choice either local to Denver, or beyond (travel fees may apply)
– A short reel 3-5 minute super8 style highlight film of the day
– Storybook Heirloom; your tangible memory of these moments
If you have questions about what this could look like for you, reach out to me – no idea is off the table. Each of my wedding packages include a complimentary engagement session that may be upgraded to a Storybook Session at a discounted rate.
STARTS AT $2,800
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A chapter of your story, on a shorter scale but with big emotion. This session includes one hour of photography coverage and may be booked on weekdays only. If you later book a wedding, your full session fee may be applied to your wedding package if booked within 6 months of the original session date. PS, if you have a doggie, please bring them.
STARTS AT $600
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