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“I’ve got a thing for the types of people who are undeniably themselves. The ones with messy hair, and even messier souls. The kinds of people who wear their hearts on their chest, and have passion in their tears. I’m obsessed with all the people who have the strength to remain soft and let their fire burn hard. These are the types of people I’m in love with. These are my people.”-k.a.

A NON TRADITIONAL ADVENTURE SPACE FOR THE BAREFOOT BRIDE

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In the presence of fresh snowed capped alpine glaciers, in Colorado at Colorado Rockies Dana + Jeff enjoyed intimate moments while embracing each other, the adventure couple enjoyed an adventure hike among the dreamiest Colorado sunrise adventure hike. Photos captured by Justyna E Butler, Rocky Mountain Adventure Elopements and Intimate Weddings Photographer, Colorado Mountain Wedding Photographer

COLORADO ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS

Colorado Adventure Elopement Photographer, Rocky Mountains Adventures

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Dreamy sunrise elopement adventures...where we start early, be off the summits by sunrise and back in the valley by early afternoon....sessions are about 2, 4 hours, split/couple days, or all day long. Alpine mountain adventure hike experience photographed in the hours of the most Colorado dreamy light. Start at $2200 Please Inquire at [email protected] for details or fill out the contact form. Would love to send you a personalized proposal for your unique wedding day.

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JOHN’S +JANEENA ADVENTUROUS BRECKENRIDGE ELOPEMENT | SUNRISE FIRST LOOK AT LOVELAND PASS | SUNRISE WEDDING CEREMONY AT LOVELAND PASS | DESTINATION ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHERCOLORADO ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY|COLORADO ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER|DESTINATION ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS + INTIMATE WEDDINGS FOR MADLY IN LOVE SOULS| ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK COLORADO ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

COLORADO MOUNTAIN WEDDING COLLECTIONS

Colorado Mountain Wedding Photographer

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Colorado Mountain Weddings Start at $3200 Follow the link to get the detailed coverage. Please Inquire at [email protected] for more details or fill out the contact form.

Frequntly Asked Questions

Adventure Weddings FAQ

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What do you picture when you think of adventure elopements? Who do you picture when you think of an outdoorscouples? What clothes do they wear? Do they pull a tent out of the back, arranging it under the stars? Do they wake up blue hour just to hit the trail....?

It is coodiwomple experience when you are ready to hit the trail.
Do you know what it means?
It’s a verb, and it means to travel in a purpose manner towards a vague destination….and I thought it reminded me of all our adventure elopement destinations….I get to take along a third wheel to capture all of your memories!!!!!
I believe adventure elopements are an experience of the lifetime…the adventure to a vague destination…the moments you will remember for the rest of your lifetime…a legacy to cherish….from a generation to a generation.
“Think of it as a celebration of your lifelong adventure.“ “You two will pack handwritten vows and hiking boots and I will bring my camera. We’ll drive to new our new locations…or hike up to a dream spot where we’ve never been, and fall in love with the alpine tundra… we’ll set up a picnic at the bottom of a mountain; go hiking until we reach the first sun rays.
We’ll laugh at the way we get caught in the rain…happens more than you think…just to discover the most dreamiest light you can ever imagine….maybe even a rainbow…to bless you two and your new journey. You’ll kiss under a hundred tree…dance barefoot…snuggle in a hammock…or just be present…while I capture all the little details of you two.
Our journey will not have a set destination until we find that perfect spot….this is it…it can be an alpine lake…it can be a spot you fall in love as we hike…with a jaw dropping views…just like you dreamed of…or it could be a spot we drive up to…if you choose not to hike. Your timeline should be based on the LIGHT…and location of your vision.
And I am here to help you every step along the way to make sure we cover it all…starting with the wedding permit, the right gear, all the hiking essentials making sure you stay safe and have the best time of your life…to the last minute of your adventure. As I shoot along the way…

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“Do you want amazing, unique photos and like adventure? Would you like to hire a photographer who is passionate about capturing YOUR love story?

"Well then look no further because Justyna is the photographer for you! We recently hired her as our wedding photographer and had our engagement shoot in Rocky Mountain National Park on Aug. 11th. She met us in the park at 4:30am and we took photographs under the stars. We watched the alpenglow illuminate the peaks. It was such a beautiful, magical experience! Justyna is so fun to work with and the results are seriously perfection!! My fiancé and I could not stop gawking over the them and we are SO excited for her to shoot our wedding next May! I highly recommend that anyone reading this who is looking for a photographer to please invest in yourselves and hire Justyna! You will thank yourself later when you get the pleasure of seeing all the nuances of your love captured on film.” Julianne A.+Darren Adventure Engagement in Rocky Mountain National Park

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How does the booking process work?

We'll start with a simple video/phone chat about your dream adventure or even meet at my studio located just downtown Denver if you happen to be local over a craft beer! I will walk you through the adventure process, timeline samples, share all my adventure elopement collections, and sample adventure wedding galleries.
Then, I will send you a draft contract and a proposal with prices depending on your vision for you to familiarize yourself with before you sign the contract. I will hold your requested date only for couple days without booking just yet. The draft contract will expire after couple days. Once official, with the contract signed and the 50% retainer paid, the adventure planning process will start!
I will send you the questionnaire to dive deep into your vision. One of the questions you might expect is: What is the best adventure you've ever experienced together? Also, I will ask for your love story. As part of my workload, I share sneak peeks on social media and blog your love story later on after the adventure day! So please make sure to be ready for lots of details!

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How often do we get to communicate?

I can assure you I am always only a text away..let's just say you forget to ask the question, just simply text me! I always text back almost right away. If I happen not to respond right away, that means I might be without cell reception in the wilderness documenting another love story!

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What do we do when the weather elements are not cooperating and there is 8-20 inches of snow on the way and it's May?

8 to 20 inches more snow ❄️ ??? on the way and it is May...5 out of 10 hiking adventures you can expect ❄️ on your adventure no matter the season...We embrace the unexpected!
Welcome to Colorado in May...where you wake up to a foot of snow ❄️ and 28 degrees! A 40 degrees drop from the day before???? and you will be able to make a ❄️ ⛄️ the wet and fluffy stuff is perfection for winter destination Elopement adventure in May!
All the Snowy goodness as it is absolutely magic but your safety is my priority. So we can always take a rain check for a second date. That is the only reason I will have you not fill out the marriage license till the day of! You just never know.
Now, I am never afraid of little snow, rain, cold, hot...the only reason I would reschedule would be for for lightning and super crazy blizzard!
Now, when you book I will ask you to keep couple soft dates around that booking day just to have an extra cushion....so please do not plan major things around our day. I never book two adventures in a week, and always have the day after and the day before to adventure with you two...just in case.

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When is the best time the day to start your adventure to elope?

One of the beautiful things about Light is that when you are dancing it your shadow dances too. For no matter the darkness that comes your way, Light is here to lead you through. - Morgan Harper Nichols
In rosy hues of alpine landscapes...99% of the time I will say SUNRISE or SUNSET.
and that's my HAPPY PLACE among the dreamy golden light...
I believe best time to hit the trail adventure is at dawn....when we can capture the seat shots....when the alpine glow when still dark...discover the Milky Way...experience the glow of first light...and welcome the first ray after the blue hour...then continue to hike when there is a perfect spot feels right to exchange the vows for you!

I want your raw, authentic YOU, your vulnerability, and intimate moments of snuggling, dancing, and honest YOU.

And here is why from the real couple that adventured with me!
Getting up at 2am to hike up to the epic spot that is YOU by sunrise. Hiking by the light of the headlamps and studied the stars to witness the alpenglow as epic as I get to see every singe adventure! Those rosy hues warm my heart and soul.
"It’s 12:57 in the morning. Remarkably, I’ve somehow awoke before the alarm on my phone lets loose the most annoying sound to wake us from our slumber. My wife Amy and I snap out of bed and start to get ready. We’re meeting our adventure elopement photographer, Justyna, who I can only describe as brilliant, in Estes Park Colorado for an adventure shoot. We’re after pictures with the wonderful aura that only the alpenglow illuminating a Colorado mountain scape can provide. We want pictures that capture our love and passion in a unique setting that isn’t cliche. It’s a race against time for us to get ready, and make the 2 hour drive from our home to the mountains in time to capture the perfect lighting. We’re running late and it’s early, but I have coffee in hand and the excitement of trip to the mountains ahead. As soon as I start the car, I realize we’re in a game of chicken with the gas needle! We stop for gas, but it’s even too early for the gas station….the pumps won’t work! I get back in the car only to find that Amy has spilled most of my coffee on the floor. Miraculously, her dress somehow avoids disaster. No gas and no coffee…….the two essentials that we need to get to the mountains. I’m ready to go home and go back to bed. However, I recall Justyna’s enthusiasm for an alpenglow photo shoot and that fuels me to press on. This is our third photo shoot with Justyna and I’ve learned to trust her genius. Justyna photographed our winter Rocky Mountain National Park adventurous engagement and our Colorado mountain wedding just months prior to this shoot. If I had to describe those experiences in a single world, I can only say...spectacular. Undeterred, I get in the car, find a station that can actually pump gas at that hour and away we go.

I-25, normally the best free parking lot in Denver, feels like the Autobahn!
We cruise into Estes and find the meeting point. Somehow, we’re early! Justyna finds us 10 minutes later and she is amped about this shoot! Her energy is infectious and we forget that we’re tired and we find our second wind. We drive up a winding road towards our location and I realize just how epic this shoot will be It’s dark, but the silhouette of the mountains teases us. We park the cars along the side of the road and Justyna grabs her gear bag and off we go. We hike down a berm towards a pointy, rocky ledge that reaches out towards a colossal mountain across the valley. It’s still dark, but I can make out the spectacular view! The crisp mountain air is invigorating and I see Justyna prep her camera and lenses. I can see her creative mind at work as she takes in the breathtaking view and determines how we fit within it.

The sun starts to crest a nearby peak in the east, and Justyna situates us on that rocky ledge that we hiked to. With Amy in my arms, I look at my feet….roughly 3 inches from a 200 foot drop and a gorgeous mountain view behind us, I envision the moment that Justyna will capture. I feel the adrenaline and move closer to the ledge. Justyna finds a perch across from us on a rocky bluff and it’s on! Justyna directs our movements and works to capture our love and passion for one another. Our experience is organic. We feel free, invigorated, and are having an incredible experience! We can see Justyna angling for the perfect shot. She changes location, position, and altitude to capture the perfect moment. It’s clear that Justyna is having just as much fun as we are. We’re in an surreal location, with a friend, and having an incredible time. We spend the morning laughing, chatting, and shooting and then our session wraps up. We had so much fun!" Cliff + Amy

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When is the best time for epic winter wonderland in Colorado elopement?

Well, it snows here 12 months of the year...and I AM SERIOUS!
"Trail Ridge Road: Delayed
Maroon Bells: Call ahead, TBD
Independence Pass: Delayed
Mount Evans Road: TBD
Guanella Pass: TBD
Cottonwood Pass: Delayed" Those passes usually open in Memorial day weekend...and honestly it depends on the year...so as you can see...there is still plenty of snow here even in JULY!!!

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Do you offer cinematography as well as photo stills?

Soon to offer CINEMATIC VIDEO LOVE STORIES SPRING 2020

Every love story is so unique and I am more than stoked to offer video so soon!
Movement of and Cinema has always been such an inspiration so i'm excited to expand my passion for capturing movement and add video adventure highlights 2020 adventure elopements.
Currently not available.

This is what I wrote about the first time shooting motion photography...
I woke up this morning with my cup filled with so much beauty...love...and feeling of reflection ....thinking I might just NEVER go back to JUST STILLS after shooting Lauren's +Sam's love story...
no preview just yet....
I am in awe with new film adventure...so many timeless clips... heartfelt words...their love details, Sam playing guitar....an ORIGINAL song that he wrote for Lauren...SINGING his heart...CANNOT wait to put this MAGIC altogether.... THE CINEMATIC FILM and it's pieces together...
So for today morning....as I drink a cup of my favorite coffee and listen to those happy bird chirping....just few of my faves....hold your breath....and don't go too far...I will be posting just a wee sneak peek of these two sometime this week.....IN MOTION!!!! so don't go too far.....come back...cheers to new adventures!

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We are so nervous to plan our adventure destination elopement from another state, do you help along the way?

This statement says it all!
“Since we knew what we wanted, I scoured the internet to figure out if our dream was even possible. We are from Nebraska–we had no idea where to elope in Colorado or how it works or who could capture those precious moments between the 2 of us. When I stumbled upon Justyna’s blog I was absolutely blown away by her breathtaking photos and the beautiful stories of all the couples. We wanted that intimate adventure she promised to create! This whole process was so easy and Justyna’s infectious enthusiasm has melted away all of our nervousness about our day. She is awesome about checking in and has guided me with all my questions. I’m so glad we chose her; I know our elopement will be magical and unforgettable.” I will always remember our epic sunset Colorado adventure
I WILL GUIDE YOU ALL THE WAY, sharing the locations, the vendors as make up artists and hair artists, florists, and personal chef to make your incredible dinner if chosen! It is all in the planning process!

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How much time do we need for our adventure elopement?

How much time do you think you might need for your once in a lifetime adventure elopement?

Do you want to experience the splendor and beauty of night sky? Starting the adventure hike under the stars? Or Would you like me to capture all the getting ready shots....you waking up in your love's arms....How can I guide you to discover your dream day and your love story? These sample timelines will walk you through the entire sample day...

ALL DAY ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT COLLECTION SAMPLE TIMELINE

4:30am: Getting ready at a cabin, I will meet you at your Air B& B, you waking up all snuggled up...I will capture your little moments of snuggles..details...in bed...make up, hair, and packing up to head on out to adventure long the stars.
5 am: Drive up a mountain pass in your jeep, or you can follow me or I can hop in to your 4 wheeler!
5:30 am We start our adventure hike among the lit sky with Milky Way, headlamps on and ready for the best adventure hike of your lifetime. Chasing the light...throughout the blue hour and dusk..first light...we find YOUR" spot for intimate, just YOUR LOVE STORY VOWS.
6:30am sunrise intimate moments followed by short breaks where you guys get to embrace each other. I simply never stop shooting even though we might be taking breaks...those in between moments while hiking I will be constantly capturing your adventure hike travels, and all the details!
11am: Start heading back to your cabin, since Colorado weather can be very temperamental, I love being able to be back at the cabin by 1 pm when the afternoon clouds cover the sky high in the alpine world. They produce dangers storms and at that point my priority for you two is always safety.
3 pm: Drive back to the cabin, ceremony with love ones if chosen
4:00pm: formal photos including your love ones
4:30pm: Whiskey and toasts by the campfire and dinner time to enjoy among the love ones prepared by a private chef, happy to recommend my favorites
and: good byes

SPLIT COLLECTION-2 DAYS

Day 1

4:30am: Getting ready at a cabin, I will meet you at your Air B& B, you waking up all snuggled up...I will capture your little moments of snuggles..details...in bed...make up, hair, and packing up to head on out to adventure long the stars.
5 am: Drive up a mountain pass in your jeep, or you can follow me or I can hop in to your 4 wheeler!
5:30 am We start our adventure hike among the lit sky with Milky Way, headlamps on and ready for the best adventure hike of your lifetime. Chasing the light...throughout the blue hour and dusk..first light...we find YOUR" spot for intimate, just YOUR LOVE STORY VOWS.
6:30am sunrise intimate moments followed by short breaks where you guys get to embrace each other. I simply never stop shooting even though we might be taking breaks...those in between moments while hiking I will be constantly capturing your adventure hike travels, and all the details!
11am: Start heading back to your cabin, since Colorado weather can be very temperamental, I love being able to be back at the cabin by 1 pm when the afternoon clouds cover the sky high in the alpine world. They produce dangers storms and at that point my priority for you two is always safety.

Day 2

3 pm: Drive back to the cabin, ceremony with love ones if chosen
4:00pm: formal photos including your love ones

5pm Ceremony including friends and family
5:30pm: Craft Beer and toasts by the campfire and dinner time to enjoy among the love ones prepared by a private chef, happy to recommend my favorites
and: good byes

HALF-DAY; 6 HOURS COLLECTION

4:30am: Getting ready at a cabin, I will meet you at your Air B& B, you waking up all snuggled up...I will capture your little moments of snuggles..details...in bed...make up, hair, and packing up to head on out to adventure long the stars.
5 am: Drive up a mountain pass in your jeep, or you can follow me or I can hop in to your 4 wheeler!
5:30 am We start our adventure hike among the lit sky with Milky Way, headlamps on and ready for the best adventure hike of your lifetime. Chasing the light...throughout the blue hour and dusk..first light...we find YOUR" spot for intimate, just YOUR LOVE STORY VOWS.
6:30am sunrise intimate moments followed by short breaks where you guys get to embrace each other. I simply never stop shooting even though we might be taking breaks...those in between moments while hiking I will be constantly capturing your adventure hike travels, and all the details!
11am: Start heading back to your cabin, since Colorado weather can be very temperamental, I love being able to be back at the cabin by 1 pm when the afternoon clouds cover the sky high in the alpine world. They produce dangers storms and at that point my priority for you two is always safety.

8:00 Alpine Breakfast to celebrate the new adventure journey
9am: Start heading back to your cabin and good byes

4 HOURS

5:30 am We start our adventure hike among the lit sky with Milky Way, headlamps on and ready for the best adventure hike of your lifetime. Chasing the light...throughout the blue hour and dusk..first light...we find YOUR" spot for intimate, just YOUR LOVE STORY VOWS.
6:30am sunrise intimate moments followed by short breaks where you guys get to embrace each other. I simply never stop shooting even though we might be taking breaks...those in between moments while hiking I will be constantly capturing your adventure hike travels, and all the details!
8:30am: Start heading back and good byes

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Do you document adventure elopement and intimate weddings internationally as well?

Yes! I do! I am an Intimate Weddings and Adventure Elopement photographer for non traditional couples based in Colorado but I LOVE TO TRAVEL!. If you are a bride who prefer hiking boots over heels adventurous at heart and wants me to be your document your big day please reach out to me! I cannot wait to hear from you! Share your dream location and let's go!. I can make your dream adventure come true!

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Is it better to choose sunrise or sunset for star shots?

It is always a sunrise adventure for star shots....unless we camp on the spot!
“Adorned in headlamps, we made our way out onto a small, rocky outcropping. Hands clasped tightly, we gazed out into the night. The stars twinkled overhead – all the constellations smiling down on us. As Justyna’s camera clicked quietly in the background, we couldn’t help but whisper to each other how amazing this was already.”
Darren+Julieanna

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What is your photography approach?

You must live in the PRESENT. Launch yourself on every wave...fins your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look forward another land. There is no other land. There is no other life that THIS.-Henry David Thoreau

MY GOAL FOR THE MOMENTS I CAPTURE DURING ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS IS NEVER PERFECTION, BUT PRESENCE.

I want to live beside you for an entire adventure experience... from the dawn to dusk if you choose to adventure all day...and where your heart feels most deeply rooted....up in the heart of the alpine tundra, on the sandy beach...you choose, to gather to capture YOU...your sweet details of your LOVE and CONNECTION... these adventures are the yearning of my adventurous soul.
Let’s plan yours???

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How much time do you think you might need for your once in a lifetime adventure elopement?

How much time do you think you might need for your once in a lifetime adventure elopement? I answer this question every single day...sometimes few times a day...my answer is always the same...and starts with a question....
We start here: What is your adventure dream vision?
Do you want to experience the splendor and beauty of night sky? Starting the adventure hike under the stars? Or Would you like me to capture all the getting ready shots....you waking up in your love's arms....How can I guide you to discover your dream day and your love story? Here is a full day sample.... 4:30am: Getting ready at a cabin where I will meet you at your Air B& B, you waking up all snuggled up...I will capture your little moments of snuggles..details...in bed...make up, hair, and packing up to head on out to adventure long the stars.
5 am: Drive up a mountain pass where will follow me or I can hop in to your 4 wheeler!
5:30 am We start our adventure hike among the lit sky with Milky Way, headlamps on and ready for the best adventure hike of your lifetime. Chasing the light...throughout the blue hour and dusk..first light...we find YOUR" spot for intimate, just YOUR LOVE STORY VOWS.
6:30am sunrise intimate moments followed by short breaks where you guys get to embrace each other. I simply never stop shooting even though we might be taking breaks...those in between moments while hiking I will be constantly capturing your adventure hike travels, and all the details!
11am: Start heading back to your cabin, since Colorado weather can be very temperamental, I love being able to be back at the cabin by 1 pm when the afternoon clouds cover the sky high in the alpine world. They produce dangers storms and at that point my priority for you two is always safety.
3 pm: Drive back to the cabin, ceremony with love ones if chosen
4:00pm: formal photos including your love ones
4:30pm: Whiskey and toasts by the campfire and dinner time to enjoy among the love ones prepared by a private chef, happy to recommend my favorites
and: good byes

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What if we want more of a traditional approach and to adventure as well?

Planning a bigger wedding but love the idea of hiking for your adventure, you should consider the Split Day collection....it's perfect for keeping up traditions....and still get the most out of the adventure experience...where you can share your vows again...just two of you among the nature.
"We went with Justyna due to her unique eye, unhindered creativity and clear communication and professionalism. Her photos are unlike any other photographer I have seen in Colorado, and the images she captures truly highlight the personalities of her subjects. The photos tell the couples love story! She is so easy to work with, is in constant communication and extremely organized. We couldn’t have asked for more for our wedding day." Armon + McKenna

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Do you help with intimate wedding timeline?

Absolutely! I am always here for you to make sure we get the best light and timing for all parts of the day if you choose to have a more traditional wedding day!
Here is the sample!
Check out this sample timelines:

12:00pm-1:00pm Bride getting hair done
1:00pm-2:00pm Bride getting make-up done
12:15pm-12:30pm Photography team arrives and scouts location
12:30pm-2:00pm Photography team photographs bridal prep and wedding details
2:00pm Florist arrives
1:30pm-2:00pm Groom details and getting ready shots
2:00pm-2:15pm Groom individual portraits
2:15pm-2:30pm Groom portraits with family
2:00pm-2:15pm Bride puts on gown
2:15pm-2:30pm Bride individual portraits
2:30pm Baker arrives
2:30pm-2:45pm Groom portraits with groomsmen
2:30pm-2:45pm Bride portraits with family
2:45pm-3:00pm Bride Portraits with bridal party
3:00pm Bride and Groom freshen up for ceremony
3:00pm-3:30pm Photograph ceremony venue
3:30pm-4:00pm Photography reception venue
4:00pm-4:45pm Ceremony
4:45pm-5:45pm Cocktail Hour
4:45pm-5:00pm Extended family portraits
5:00pm-5:15pm Bridal Party Portraits (Grooms & Bridesmaids Together)
5:15pm-5:45pm Bridal Portraits
5:45pm-6:00pm Bride & Groom alone time and guest are seated for dinner
6:00pm-6:10pm Bride & Groom grand entrance
6:10pm-6:20pm Bride & Groom 1st dance
6:20pm-7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm-7:30pm Toast
7:30pm-7:45pm Sunet Portraits
7:45pm-8:00pm Father & Daughter, Mother & Son Dance
8:00pm-8:10pm Cake cutting
8:10pm…..DANCE, DANCE, DANCE

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What is the value of your a quality wedding photographer?

I always say no to this. And this is why....
"Justyna was there last June to capture the fire in our eyes shortly after our engagement. She immortalized the warmth and love of our marriage by photographing our wedding this past October. Finally, in March, we celebrated our relationship in a…less than traditional way. With all the formal events behind us, we decided to claim our own song of fire and ice.
Back-lit by the mountains and a brief pink sky as the sun dawned over the rocky peaks, we donned our cloaks and furs and hung swords at our sides. For our final adventure shoot with Justyna, we decided to try for something epic and unusual, and so we let out geek flag fly. It was more fun that we could have hoped, and so incredibly us.
So many of the major moments in our relationship were spent in the mountains. The wilds are a part of our couplehood now. We are so lucky that we had such an amazing photographer along with us for so many of those adventures, using her artistic eye to preserve them forever. We will cherish these photos always.
in the tin cold of morning
when the earth sighs awake
and fills the empty lung of sky
with birdsong and living things,
you are the warmstone.
you are the gold on the blue rocks and the salmon cliffs,
the granite that I lean against to melt frost into dew.
my Bronze Dawn, please listen:
if I glisten, it’s because of you."-Oliver+Alyssa

Why we chose Justyna: “After we got engaged I searched the Internet for weeks looking for the perfect photographer. I stumbled upon Justyna’s site fairly early on and I was blown away. Her style and the way she works with light was unlike anything I had seen. However, thought I needed to “do my due diligence” and keep searching. But I kept going back to Justyna’s page. Nothing else could compare. We are so glad with our choice. Going into the shot we had no idea what to expect. We had never taken professional pictures together before so we expected it to be awkward, some stranger with a camera right up in our faces. But what we got was beyond our expectations. From our first conversation it was like we had known Justyna for years. She is just so warm and welcoming. Day of the shoot was amazing. The 3 of us talked and laughed on the way up to Dream Lake. Once on location Justyna gave us a few instructions but was never pushy or bossy. There were even moments when the 2 of us forgot that Justyna was there shooting. It was such a beautiful place and a beautiful day. The entire experience was unforgettable.”Karen+Lu

When looking for the right photographer /artist to capture your love story....make sure you FOLLOW YOUR HEART......not a budget! Invest in your adventure experience....invest in your memories to last a lifetime.

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Can you share a sample of Formals for Intimate Wedding?

Yes! This way when I arrive and we are ready to take family formals we will go by the list. It will speed up the process and everyone else can enjoy the cocktail hour!
I always ask of a family member to call the name sets, this way we can be as fast as we can to get those moments capture for you! This is just a guideline, and each wedding is different, so please make sure to adjust accordingly to your wedding party!

Bride+Bridesmaids
Groom+Groomsmen
Bride+Groom+Bridesmaids+Groomsmen

Bride + Mom
Bride + Dad
Bride + Parents
Bride + Parents + Brides Siblings
Bride + Siblings
Bride + Grandparents
Bride + Parents + Grandparents

Groom + Mom
Groom + Dad
Groom + Parents
Groom + Parents + Grooms Siblings
Groom + Siblings
Groom +Grandparents
Groom +Parents + Grandparents

Bride + Groom + Both sets of Parents
Bride + Groom + Both sets of Parents + Siblings

Bride + Groom + ALL Siblings
Bride + Groom + Parents + Grandparents
Bride + Groom + Grandparents
Bride + Groom + Parents + Grandparents + Aunts & Uncles + Cousins

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Do I mentor aspiring photographers and offer online or in person workshops?

Yes! I get a ton of messages...with questions about shooting Lensbaby tilt shift lenses or to mentor aspiring artists! Yes... I love sharing my heart and I am an open book! Sign up for a newsletter or email me to plan your learning adventure! I will teach you how to use lens baby lenses...I own them all...and there is not a shoot I would not pull one out....the images I create make my heart skip a beat and I cannot wait to use them for some dim/ cinematography for love storytelling...they are al manual focus...yes! But you can use focus peaking...and that is just incredible feature in my fuji!!!!! So..if you want to spice up your work...and create something different....rent one...you will not regret!!!! They are just incredible tools to MAGIC!
Follow all our adventures on IG where every Monday I share before and after images Click Pro Before and After loop. Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate or a seasoned pro, we all love watching the magic of a before and after image. For myself, it often makes me wonder, “ohhhhh how did she do that??” and it makes me want to step up my editing game!

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How far in advance we should book you?

Most couples book as far as year and a half in advance! This way it gives us plenty of time to create the best day of your life! Now..I do also book as soon as three weeks in advance!
Whatever date time plan you choose, please make sure to know some locations require permits that may take up to a month to obtain.

Mentoring & Education

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Do you want to adventure along side?

Are you ready to spread. your own wings?

If you're only at the beginning stages of your career, this course could be a wonderful way to learn fast, discover all the tricks and must know things of working with a adventure couples, shooting in any weather/light conditions and taking full advantage of nature adventure inspired frames.

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In the presence of fresh snowed capped alpine glaciers, in Colorado at Colorado Rockies Laura and Brett enjoyed intimate moments while embracing each other, the adventure couple enjoyed an adventure hike among the dreamiest Colorado Venues in Highlands Ranch Mansion, sunset stroll. Photos captured by Justyna E Butler, Rocky Mountain Adventure Elopements and Intimate Weddings Photographer, Colorado Mountain Wedding Photographer

Portfolio & AdventureShooting

1 to 1 Session

My one on one session includes a 2 hour portfolio review, with tips, recommendations and homework to be done. 3 hours of shooting in1 changing setting.

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Learn from me

Workshops & Conferences

Spring 2020 More information released soon!

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"Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place." Rumi