ALEX and KELLY
Helping couples throw out the rule book, one elopement at a time.
ALEX AND KELLY: Photos taken by Sempreverde Studios
Our best. Day. Ever.
So there we were, young 20-somethings, stupidly in love. We knew we were just right for each other – in alignment where it mattered and our opposite traits balanced each other out like a romantic seesaw ride. You know the feeling because you’re right there too. What else can you do but marry this adventure partner you found?
We couldn’t have been more excited to do the “I do” thing, but then we opened this can of worms called wedding planning. We quickly realized we hated absolutely everything about planning a wedding. It wasn’t for us. The big, traditional wedding wasn’t for us. So we started pondering over what was for us.
And that’s when we decided to elope.
We wanted to celebrate each other and our love, not obsess over fabric swatches.
We – just like you, if you choose to elope – traded perfume for bug spray and table linens for picnic blankets. We had an adventure elopement before there was a name for it. And it was beautiful. Like wow. Like niiiice! Like the best experience of our lives and the best decision we ever made.
And now we live to give couples that same experience. We live to see that look of awe and love and mind-blowing wonder over nature and each other.
We’re basically bears that can use cameras.
Not only do we get you and your big “Why” for choosing to have an adventure elopement, but we get the outdoors. When you’re deep in the backcountry, forging rivers, and climbing at elevation, you need experts who can guide you through the wild as much as they can guide you through the photos.
We’re geared up for the wilderness and prepared for everything nature might throw at us. From hand warmers and Ibuprofen to bobby pins, we pack literally anything you can think of to make your day safe and comfortable.
The outdoors are our passion and we’re true experts in exploration. Location scouting, maps, GPS, topo, everything that it takes to adventure, we’ve got it dialed in. We are also Leave No Trace photographers, which means we’re leaving the wild just like we found it. We live for this sh*t! And we live for bringing you to the wildest, most pristine places to marry your best friend!
Get to know your love tour guides a little better!
YOUR ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHERS
WE’RE ALEX AND KELLY
We met in a cave (OK, it was a caving trip!) in West Virginia, circa 2013, and when we clipped carabiners together we just knew… We both feel best in the wild and when we’re together, so it was kind of a no-brainer to continue adventuring together, both in life and in our jobs (if you can call it a job!). We’re that couple that loves spending every second together (eye roll, we know…).
We call Denver, Colorado our home base, but when we’re not home or adventuring with our amazing couples, we’re out exploring our 4×4 Ford E350. We’re dog loving, adventure seeking dream chasers.
But we’re also individuals, so…
Growing up, what’s that? I spent my childhood in polar opposite places, Baltimore and rural Texas. But I’d say that I “came of age” as it were in my mid-20s while living in Maryland going to school. It was there that I realized what I wanted: nature. Being in the wild is the only place I can think, the only place I find peace.
I grew up living that small town life in Southeastern Pennsylvania – a little place you’ve never heard of called Fawn Grove. There wasn’t a single traffic light and I lived off of a dirt road. I spent my childhood playing in the woods, digging in the dirt, exploring creeks, and never wearisng shoes! Adventure was always a natural state of being to me, and to this day I still prefer being barefoot.
What to expect
FROM ALEX & KELLY – IN LOVE AND ADVENTURE
A real review from one of our happy couples…
“It doesn’t get better than Alex and Kelly.
This dynamic husband and wife team is talented, professional and FUN! We couldn’t have asked for better photographers or planners for our special day. We booked these two two-weeks before our wedding. From the get go, Kelly was responsive and communicated well in all forms and they offered a TON of ideas for everything we were envisioning. Even though her own sister’s bridal shower, she was texting ME hair and makeup artists!!
They take so much initiative! As part of our events, we needed to blow up an inflatable raft to get to a small island on the lake. As soon as my husband pulled the raft out of the backpack (which they so kindly let us borrow by the way), Alex had already pulled out the pump and started to inflate the raft. They were both so patient as we struggled to get to the small island and helped coach me up the rocks from their viewpoint. As we were doing our pictures on the island, they helped comfort our very anxious dog on the mainland without even asking. After we returned, once again, Alex jumped right in and helped deflate the raft and very unexpectedly rolled it up and attached it to Kelly’s backpack to help carry it back for us. To me, I was just so impressed by their willingness to go above and beyond, and just proves how awesome and helpful these two are.
After our ceremony and celebration, our sneak peek was delivered within a couple of days. We were pleasantly surprised that it came so fast and with so many! The quality of the sneak peeks got us super excited as we got to re-live our day through the photos and emotions they captured.
Alex and Kelly truly exceeded our expectations and made our day so much more memorable. We’re so happy we went with them, and forever grateful for their passion, creativity, thoughtfulness, and commitment to their profession. I wouldn’t look anywhere else – just book them!”
– My & Rea