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Adventure Instead

Colorado Elopement Photographers + Worldwide!

Elopements are for the brave people who care so, so deeply for the person they love that they’re willing to take a bold leap away from the norm and choose something different, meaningful, and wholly intentional.

We know elopements continue to be a misunderstood topic—often shrouded in all of these preconceived notions and wild misconceptions. We’re here to dispel all of that!

It doesn’t matter what you’re doing. It doesn’t matter where you’re doing it. It doesn’t matter who else is there.

An elopement is about stripping away every ounce of pressure, anxiety, or obligation that has ever tried to weigh you down. An elopement grants you the absolute freedom to commit your life to your partner however and wherever you choose.

At Adventure Instead, we are elopement photographers and guides who have helped hundreds of couples embark on their dream elopement adventures, we’re passionate about what we do—but we’re also passionate about helping people understand what elopements truly are.


We’re Maddie Mae, Amber, and Tori — Oregon and Colorado Elopement Photographers & experience co-creators, experienced in traveling for adventurous elopement photography worldwide. We're your photographers, your elopement consultants, your cheerleaders, and your go-to adventure buddy on the day you say your vows.

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