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Denver Wedding Photographer

We make wedding photography unbelievably fun and easy! Our unparalleled professionalism and talent means that you will get amazing photos and video that will last longer than your Instagram feed. Throughout the wedding planning process, you can expect clear communication, expert advice, technical and creative talent and some serious fun.

We also know that weddings come in all shapes and sizes. We have experience with both micro weddings and elopements and would love to bring our experience and expertise to your more intimate wedding.

 

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Ryan Erickson
Ryan Erickson Photographer

Ryan Erickson

Passion: Food and wandering the world, especially places with yummy and unique food!
Katie Jones
Katie Jones Photographer

Katie Jones

Passion: I want to work to make people a little bit happier, their lives a little better.
Brooke Phillips
Brooke Phillips Photographer

Brooke Phillips

Passion: People! I love that I have a job that allows to me have meaningful relationships.

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OUR REVIEWS

Don't take our word for it. The stars speak for themselves.

The personal touches did it for me. I had Katie Jones as my photographer and it's not a lie to say that she pretty much saved my wedding memories. My outdoor-park-boathouse-wedding day ended up being a weather disaster. However, you would never know it from the pictures. I still can't believe how great they came out. She said my not-so-photogenic-husband look damn good and caught people authentically having fun with genuine smiles.I got the package where they showed a slideshow of the pictures taking earlier that day, And it was something my guests couldn't keep talking about. They loved being able to see the first look, bridal photos, and even pictures of themselves to really feel part of the day.Lastly, Katie Jones wrote the most beautifully heartfelt personal note with our album reveal. I feel like her words captured the day and captured the moment so perfectly. I even made myself a separate album that I could customize online and the very first page of that album are the words that she wrote to us about how she saw our love, our connection, and what it felt like to be part of our wedding.I'm so appreciative that she was able to capture such beautiful moments during a day of such chaos. I remember thinking it was a lot of money at the time but it would be worth the memories; I never knew how right I would be.
Monique Zera
Monique Zera
05:17 24 Apr 21
Planning a wedding during a full-blown pandemic already has it's challenges, but planning one cross-country makes it even crazier. We got married in the mountains (in the middle of winter) and Ryan from Elevate Photography (who is based in Denver) made our experience amazing. Ryan and team were incredibly responsive, professional and communicative. We spoke and connected with Ryan multiple times prior to the wedding to express what we were looking for in our shots, vibe, etc. He understood what we were looking for and captured everything beautifully, made our experience stress-free and was very flexible and accommodating in the event there would be a snow storm the day-before or of (luckily this didn't happen). Cannot recommend Elevate Photography (and Ryan) to anyone needing a wedding photographer in the Denver and mountain areas enough. Our entire wedding party consisted of 9 people total, so capturing our intimate ceremony the way that Ryan was able to was impressive not only to us, but to our parents as well. We were all beyond pleased with Ryan's work and dedication to getting creative shots of such a small party. Thank you for capturing our happiest moment in 2020!
R Pilapil
R Pilapil
16:34 11 Jan 21
We are in love with our wedding pictures. Even a few months after the event we still regularly scroll through our gallery and relive the moments Elevate Photography captured so perfectly. It’s been such a treat to be able to share them with friends and family members who couldn't be there in person, and can still share a part of the day because there is such richness in the photos.In addition to being incredibly talented, the Elevate team is a pleasure to interact with. When first searching for a photographer and speaking to Ryan something he said really stuck out to me. He mentioned that we’d be spending as much time that day with the photographer as we would with each other and his aim was to make that an enjoyable experience. Mission accomplished because after meeting Ryan in person at our engagement shoot we couldn’t wait to hang out with him again at the wedding. He showed us the coolest spots, scouting off the beaten path gems that gave us the moments we dreamed of when choosing Colorado as our destination.Upon meeting Janae for the first time on the wedding day, it immediately felt like she was a part of our crew. In addition to her creative vision that helped make the most out of our venue to get fun and unique shots, she was prepared for EVERYTHING. From extra bobby pins when my veil needed a boost to loaning me her super cozy scarf as we made the chilly trek to the perfect spot for wedding party photos it was clutch to have such a wedding pro with us.At the reception our guests were blown away by the slideshow showcasing moments from earlier in the day. They couldn’t believe how quickly such amazing images were turned around. And, everyone commented on how skillfully and efficiently the team got us through the family portraits at the church, making it fun, and not an assembly line of smiles.Having Elevate Photography as a part of our wedding day made it extra special. We’re already dreaming of future days where we hope to have occasions where they can help us capture more memories.
Colleen and Geoff
Colleen and Geoff
01:34 23 Dec 20
Janae is amazing. She captured photos of our family in a creative, artistic, and professional way. And, she was so flexible! I went back and forth on location and she was happy to help advise on that. And, when I took time during the shoot to fuss with my family's hair, she was pleasant, supportive and fun to be around. Even as my youngest was getting cranky mid-way through, she was super sweet to allow us to go pick up a hamburger to get him back on track. She spent so much time with us, knowing just the right locations to photograph, and just allowed us to play as a family with some sweeeet urban scenery as our backdrop. The photos turned out fantastic. Couldn't be happier :) Thank you, Janae!
Mahalo 425
Mahalo 425
20:40 17 Nov 20
Best decision we made (besides choosing to get married)! The booking process was simple and we were able to customize everything to our needs. We chose Kaela as our photographer and she went above and beyond planning and supporting us on our wedding day. She communicated with us constantly and was quick to offer suggestions or reassurances as needed. We could not be happier with the quality of photos she captured and her professionalism! My pictures came to me on time as promised and we are overjoyed with the quality of all of them. I love the fact that I can email a link to all of my family and friends so that they can view the gallery as well, something I wasn't expecting but am thrilled to have nonetheless.
Emiliana Pe
Emiliana Pe
23:00 15 Nov 20
Brittany from Wanderlight Photography did an outstanding job helping us create our memories. Her photos of us captured every step and details from our wedding day at the Stanley Hotel. She had some creative ideas and helped us have fun with our day as well We would highly recommend Brittany as a photographer for your wedding.
Shannon Kennedy
Shannon Kennedy
20:44 15 Nov 20
Katie at Elevate Photography is absolutely incredible. She first shot our wedding in 2018 and the pictures are to die for. We have them hanging all over our house and look at our album all the time. We get compliments on the pictures almost every time someone new sees them.Katie also more recently took pictures of our newborn and they could not have turned out any better. She was knew exactly how to calm our little one and we got pictures that we are going to cherish forever.If you are on the fence, don’t be. Hiring elevate photography, and specifically Katie, was the best photography decision we have ever made.
Madison Vercelli
Madison Vercelli
12:46 11 Nov 20
Ryan just sent us our wedding pictures from our wedding in September, and we are in awe of his work! We met Ryan over a year ago when we started planning...
Haley M.
Haley M.
14:45 26 Oct 20
Look no farther - Elevate is the BEST! Ryan and Katie were absolutely phenomenal! We had worked with Ryan for our engagement shoot in January and fell in love with his gentle guidance and incredible eye. On our wedding day he and Katie worked so well together to capture our special day and made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera (which really isn't our thing)! We have only received a handful of shots but are so in love with what we have received so far! I have no doubt the rest will be just as incredible! Thank you for being a huge part of our special day!
Alexander Weber
Alexander Weber
02:56 23 Oct 20
Can't recommend Elevate Photography enough! Ryan and his team were incredible to work with. Neither my husband or I like to be in front of the camera but Ryan made it easy, got us to laugh, made us feel like ourselves, and he turned out some great photos. He is professional, efficient, and knows what he's doing. Really enjoyed working with them! Use Elevate if you can, you won't regret it.
Kerri Pooley
Kerri Pooley
19:31 28 Sep 20
Incredible! Katie was our wedding photographer. After meeting her in-person we knew we had to have her. She is friendly, personable, helpful and an amazing photographer. Having a wedding during a pandemic was pretty difficult to say the least. Katie and her team worked with us and provided us with the best possible solution. I am obsessed with our photos and this team!
Molly Jones
Molly Jones
14:29 01 Sep 20
So glad we chose Elevate for our wedding photography and videography! I'm someone who doesn't love having her photo taken, but Janae, Rocco, and the rest of the Elevate team made us feel totally comfortable, and the photos and videos are gorgeous. I also loved all the extras they offer, like the photo guest book, drone video of the venue, and, my favorite, the reception photo slideshow. The whole team truly went above and beyond and made our wedding an even more joyful event 💖
Valerie G
Valerie G
16:37 02 Jun 20
So glad we chose Elevate for our wedding photography and videography! I'm someone who doesn't love having her photo taken, but Janae, Rocco, and the rest of...
Valerie G.
Valerie G.
09:34 02 Jun 20
I have had the pleasure to work with Elevate for many weddings throughout the years. Elevate is on the top of our referral list. I know each time a client does hire them they have superseded expectations and most of all I can count on their professional which is a big deal as a professional planner. Thank you Elevate for always going above and beyond and in making our clients happy! It is a pleasure to always work with your group and we look forward to many more weddings and events over the years.
Isabelle Kline
Isabelle Kline
21:36 18 May 20
We got crazy lucky that our wedding (March 14th) was able to go ahead as planned (for the most part) and it was an incredibly joyous evening and I don't think anyone out there could have captured the emotions of the night better than Ryan and his team. We (especially me) absolutely HATE being photographed so we were reticent when we did our engagement/pre-wedding shoot months ago. Ryan immediately made us comfortable, both with each other and with him and got the best he could have from us. He was in consistent communication with us in the lead up to the wedding and was always ready and able to answer any questions we had and checked up on us unsolicited multiple times, which was super helpful given how all over the place we were. Our pre-ceremony photos could not have been more perfect and Ryan and his crew worked their magic and found the best shots possible. Their editing process was both right on the timeline they told us and beyond beautiful. I don't think we can give Elevate a score that properly shows how amazing they were. Thanks to Ryan and Janae for their incredible work!
Max Klein
Max Klein
20:54 15 Apr 20
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Katie and her team at Elevate Photography! They were absolutely amazing! Katie is an amazing photographer! The entire team was a pleasure to work with! They made everyone feel at ease and have fun taking all our wedding photos! The team even showed us a preview of the day of wedding photos at the actual wedding reception and sent us a sneak peak after the wedding which was really special! The whole team was so nice and fun! Highly recommend Elevate Photography! They were amazing!!! THANK YOU!!!!
Kaci Corrigan
Kaci Corrigan
18:33 16 Mar 20
Erinhehn Hehn
Erinhehn Hehn
17:13 07 Feb 20
Ryan and the Elevate team are absolutely amazing! Our engagement and wedding photos are stunning - we could not have found a more spectacular photographer. From the initial meeting, Ryan was very professional and provided us such good advice. He always answered my countless emails very promptly, and had perfect solutions for everything! We are so thrilled we found Ryan and his team!Ryan, Michael, and Gabrielle were so amazingly fun to be with the day of the wedding - we honestly felt like they were friends and wedding guests. Not to mention - they were all so helpful in finding epic photo spots, carrying my dress and veil, and helping us over rocks!Thank you so so much for capturing our engagement and our wedding so beautifully! We are so grateful for your artistry!
Tiana Stastny
Tiana Stastny
22:02 26 Nov 19
We chose Elevate because of their stellar reviews and the unique yet authentic photos on their website. Wow, we are so happy we chose them! Ryan was our photographer and we connected with him right from the beginning at our first meeting. We are so happy we decided to do an engagement session because it enable us to feel comfortable with each other as a couple and getting our photos taken, as well as get comfortable with Ryan, our photographer. For our engagement session, we chose the location, but Ryan had unique specific spots within the location (South Broadway) while letting us choose special spots like our favorite bar or shop. Ryan made sure to keep us within our level of comfort, while also pushing a little to be a little more vulnerable.Leading up to the big day, Ryan kept in touch about meeting spots and made sure to communicate which photos we wanted (pictures with family, wedding party, etc.). We weren't sure about whether or not we wanted to do "getting ready" photos, but with Ryan's suggestion, we did, and are so happy we did. Ryan found an amazing special spot near lookout mountain (near our wedding venue) and it was beautiful. Our first look was magical but fun. Ryan's other photographer Janae did an excellent job with my husband and his crew, while Ryan took charge of me and mine. They had an additional assistant (forgetting her name), and she was wonderful too. Not only was Ryan so great and flexible with the overall day, but with the various personalities in the wedding party and family. Everyone has an opinion on your big day, and Ryan just rolled with it all, while making sure he got the best shots!Additionally, as a business, Elevate has it down to a T. They do an excellent job hiring the best photographers who take the shots, as well as the editing/production team.Overall, we are beyond grateful for everything Elevate has done for us. We will use them for all of our future milestones like family photos. I'd say that besides your venue, your wedding photographer is the most important vendor you can choose, so choose wisely. It felt so good to have someone who we trusted so much by our side in our most intimate moments on the most important day of our lives!
Jane Keys
Jane Keys
17:25 29 Oct 19

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