Throwing tradition to the wind? You must be ready for THE adventure of a lifetime.

I am passionate about capturing every aspect of your day with you and your vision in mind. Eloping takes the stress out of planning a wedding and I am here to help with all of the details. Permits? Locations? I will guide you. Let's capture this season of life in the most perfect location for you. I believe in answering questions before you have them, providing you with a step-by-step elopement guide, and guiding you throughout planning to take the unknowns out of eloping! Ready to get down to the nitty gritty?

Your wedding experience means a lot to you, and you want to relive every moment - your way.


How could I be?! As much as I wish I was, every single couple has a style and personality they're drawn to. It is important to me that you find the best person for you. I am about to give you an idea for everything I'm all about - so if you feel like I am what you're looking for, I would be completely honored to chat with you!

the experience

the experience in front of my lens

When we start your time in front of the camera, a camera will not immediately be pointed at you. We will take time to talk, walk a little, and loosen up. Every session is unique and I don't follow a list of ideas, but I will always start with easy prompts - like walking. From there, you can expect to have the wind blow your hair, love on each other a lot, and be prompted instead of posed a majority of the time. I will make sure you look your best, but I will never place your hand perfectly or move your chin the slightest bit. I prefer to invoke genuine reactions by giving both of you meaningful prompts that inspire your connection to shine.

The unplanned, imperfect moments end up being the most perfect images and the ones you treasure forever. That's because those are the moments that truly reflect you at your most vulnerable and real state together. At the end of our session, my goal is that you and your lover feel the most connected and in love. So get ready to have a good time, dance to the music (yes, I will play your fave music). and have some bomb photos to cherish forever. That's what I'm all about.

my photography style

I may be a photographer, but it's my hope to be more than a service provider to you. Get ready for me to pour my heart and soul into helping your vision come to life. My style is all-encompassing. I would mostly describe it as a natural warm editing style, true-to-the-moment, adventurous, intentional, and joy-filled. I strive to deliver a final product that never goes out of style and showcases every bit of your smitten love.

You're not choosing to elope because you don't care about the significance of your marriage or wedding day... you're choosing to elope because you want an intimate, personalized, unique wedding celebration where the focus of the day is about you two becoming one. The events of your day will truly reflect who you are - tradition or not. These moments that you're able to personalize become the illustration of your genuine love and unique connection.

Whether you're envisioning a courthouse wedding or the ultimate adventure to the mountaintop, I'm not here to tell you how to elope. I'm just here to inspire you to create a day that reflects the two of you and everything you love!

Let's start with the basics. What does it mean to elope?

So let me ask you this... If you could do anything for your wedding day, what would it be?

want your unique love and connection captured

love all things boho and vintage

are adventurous and travel-inclined

don't mind a little wind in your hair

are a lover of the details and the in-between moments

believe in an intentional wedding day that reflects who you are

love chasing sunsets and finding joy in all seasons

You're my kind of couple IF YOU...

embrace the unexpected

want a photographer who truly cares about you

don't mind getting your dress a little dirty

You don't have to go through planning alone! I am always available for phone calls or coffee dates to take the unknowns out of planning with my expert guidance. Let me help you with your timeline, finding locations for your engagement session and wedding day, connecting you with vendors that match your vision, and navigating through all of the waters because I LOVE to serve you. In fact - that's why I do photography.

hey there, friend!

More than just a photographer...

i am here to guide and serve you

leave no trace aware

cpr and first aid certified

5-star reviews from past clients

you are welcome here

woman owned and operated

Let's be real for a moment. Photography is an investment, I do not take that lightly and I want you to know I'm invested in you too.

Elopement packages

Anyone with a camera can take photos, but I'm here to be someone you can trust. I will help guide you and capture your day with expertise so your minds will be at rest. I want you to be able to focus on what really matters - being with your person.

You can leave the rest to me. The story of your wedding day will be told with care and intention. You are not another job to me, or a number - you are VALUED. I am completely invested in capturing your love in a way that's true to you.

+ Accommodations and travel help

Many couples plan destination elopements, which means I am here to help you find the best travel and accommodations for your celebration!

+ Location recommendations

You will get a personalized list of the most perfect spots I scout that fit your vision for your vows, portraits, ceremony, and more.

+ Timeline creation

We will create this timeline closer to your wedding day that includes all of the unique things that you want to do! Want to split up your day? Spread your celebrations over two days? I've got you!

+ Vendor recommendations

I am connected with a multitude of vendors around the states, and I will help you with finding the best people for you, no matter the location.

+ Multiple consultations

We will have scheduled consultations at specific points throughout the planning process, and I'm also always here if you need to chat at any point!

+ Elopement handbook and resources galore

I will give you planning resources galore! You can expect the ultimate 80+ page elopement handbook I've created with you in mind, planning tools, and more!

serving you in every package By providing:

this and so much more

+ Personalized planning

The more your day reflects all of your sweetest attributes, the more meaningful your gallery of photos will be. I have plenty of ideas to offer you!

+ Online gallery with high-resolution images

You will receive an online gallery with high-resolution images for printing and sharing. There is also the option for a wooden USB with all of your photos from any sessions and your wedding day!

+ Permit researching

One of the most stressful parts of planning is finding your ceremony location, following all of the rules with guests, props, + more, and obtaining the permit. I help with this process to take the stress off of you!

Memories of a lifetime starting at $3400.

the investment

for the wanderlust Elopement.


+ packages for 4, 8, or 12 hours

+ custom timeline planning

+ vendor recommendations

+ personalized location recommendations

+ complimentary day-after session

starting at $5400

+ an elopement planning handbook

+ an online gallery with high-resolution images

+ print release and print store

+ planning consultations + resources

+ travel included


for the state-side elopement.

+ packages for 4, 8, or 12 hours or 2-day

+ custom timeline planning

+ vendor recommendations

+ personalized location recommendations

+ an elopement planning handbook

+ complimentary engagement session in colorado

+ an online gallery with high-resolution images

+ print release and print store

+ planning consultations

+ travel included


starting at $4400

for the rocky mountain elopement.

starting at $3400

+ packages for 4, 8, or 12 hours or 2-day

+ custom timeline planning

+ vendor recommendations

+ personalized location recommendations

+ an elopement planning handbook


+ complimentary engagement session in colorado

+ an online gallery with high-resolution images

+ print release and print store

+ planning consultations

+ travel included within the state of colorado

"Claire is the sweetest soul. She will care about your wedding as much as you do. She was patient, kind, and easy going through the entire journey. She visited our venue location close to our wedding day so she could familiarize herself with the sunset lighting and our requests for day of. She knew what we wanted before we had any clue. Claire was SO made to capture sweet moments. You HAVE to hire her!"

Claire will care about your wedding as much as you do. She knew what we wanted before we had any clue.

- polina + tim


Claire Hunt is an amazing photographer skilled far beyond her years. She has an eye for the warm light which is what makes her photos spectacular. Also, she is funny, bright, joyful, and personable too. It's very easy to see why so many couples choose her for their wedding or couples photography sessions. She has a way with words and gets you to come out of your shell for the camera. She allowed us to be our true selves, have fun, laugh, smile and get some amazing pictures together in the Smoky Mountains. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Claire for any future photography needs. Her response time and turnaround time with the photos is also amazing. When she promises a date, she delivers on time and that is rare in the wedding industry. I wish her a long and fruitful career and I'm sure her business will thrive with all of her hard work. Don't hesitate to call her and book your session now!

Claire allowed us to be our true selves, have fun, laugh, smile, and get some amazing pictures together.

- athena + Robert

"Claire is SO sweet and made me feel so beautiful and relaxed on our wedding day! She has a very calming presence and her photos are literally STUNNING! She captures every moment perfectly and we cannot recommend her more."

Claire made me feel so relaxed on our wedding day! She has a very calming presence.

- kelsey + brandon

"Claire is a true gem! She was way beyond just a photographer! She put in a lot of hard work to make our day what it was, all with a very kind heart! She kept everyone relaxed and on schedule while also being quick to adjust. I cannot wait to see where photography takes her and I could not recommend Claire more!"

Claire is a true gem! She was way beyond just a photographer.

- sierra + michael

"Claire is amazing! She has such a gift for photography! From the start, she was very communicative and let us know exactly what to expect. Additionally, she was very knowledgeable and knew just the right areas to suggest for our engagement photo session. Day of, Claire was beyond incredible to work with. She was effortless and made me and fiancé feel at ease and comfortable throughout the entire shoot. When she delivered the final product, the photos took my breath away! I could not be happier with the photos and I would absolutely recommend Claire to anyone and everyone!"

She made me and my fiancé feel comfortable throughout the entire shoot. The photos took my breath away!

- margaret + matt



Where are you based and do you travel?

I live in Denver, CO! I love the mountains, and I'm always down to travel to the place you feel most at home! So many photographers call themselves destination photographers, but they barely travel themselves. Travel is such an essential part of my life - always has been since I could hop on a plane or go on a roadtrip. To me, it's not about the destination or the portfolio experience, it's about the feeling souls get when they're engulfed in nature. I know how I feel when I'm in those places with my love, and travel is one big thing that inspires me, my creativity, and this business! It's exhilarating to witness and capture your love or your private vows in an epic location. See my current travel schedule here.

All of that being said, I only take on a limited amount of destination weddings and elopements per year so that I'm able to be fully present for every single client, so rest assured, you will get the highest level of care. Once these 5 spots for the year are taken, I don't accept any more, so if you're interested in having me as your photographer, I'd reach out sooner rather than later!

Do you photograph internationally?

You bet I do! Nothing excites me more than the opportunity to shoot a destination wedding or elopement. If you're thinking of taking your celebrations overseas, please get in touch so we can chat about the finer details.

What do your travel fees include?

My travel pricing guides include all travel expenses associated based on the region of the country or the international destination. I include my travel to make it super easy for you. No crazy hidden fees or planning any of my travel here - you can leave it all to me to show up ready to rock on your big day!

Within the state of Colorado, I charge minimal travel fees beyond 60 miles of Denver. If your wedding or elopement is not local to Colorado, my travel expenses include a roundtrip flight, hotel stay for at least 2 nights, and a rental car for transportation. I am happy to come up with a custom travel quote for you if your celebration includes more than these general travel plans.

What if you've never been to our location or venue?

I am always scouting out gorgeous locations... like every day. If I'm not living in the area, I do this by utilizing multiple online resources that allow me to see a live view of the area, different blogs + websites explaining the location, outdoorsy Facebook groups for the very purpose of saving locations for the future, and more! So even if I haven't been to the area or venue you're choosing, I have likely done extensive research on the area. I have a spreadsheet specific to each region of the U.S. including all the information I have so when it comes time to recommend places to each client, I will be prepared depending on your specific vision! If I'm new to the location you're looking into, it is included in every package for me to do all the research and guide you in selecting the best spots for photos, sharing your vows, etc. Additionally, I always go to the location the day before your wedding or the day of to scout it in person! You will never have to wonder if we know where we're going. I'm here to guide you so you can focus on what matters most! 

How many photos will I receive?

I typically deliver around 60-75 images per hour of shooting. Every day is unique so I don't put a minimum or maximum on your photos. It truly depends on the events you incorporate, the amount of coverage, and all of the moments that take place! I always deliver the best photos and I promise not to leave any special ones out. I have always said that I know which photos are my favorites, but you may love the ones completely opposite from me and that's what matters. So I leave it up to you to decide which photos you love most!

How will I receive my photos?

I send all photos to you through an online gallery that you're welcome to share with friends and family! For weddings and elopements, you can also expect to receive a package in the mail after your gallery delivery with a wooden USB, any prints you've ordered, and a little thank you from me.

How long will it take to receive our photos?

It is of the utmost importance to me for you to have your photos back as soon as possible! I put a lot of love and care into perfecting each image and editing is never just a click-and-done kinda thing. I have a turnaround time for sessions of 3-4 weeks with a sneak peek within two days from the session. For weddings and elopements, the turnaround time is 5-8 weeks depending on the season. I also send a sneak peek to you within a few days after your wedding so you can post to the 'gram and enjoy right away with your fam! If you'd like your photos sooner than my turnaround time, please ask me about the rush fee.

What if we're not comfortable in front of the camera?

Lucky for you, it is my job to help you feel comfortable! Read more about the experience being in front of my lens here. A majority of the couples you see all over my website and social media have never taken professional photos before so you can trust that I will help bring out the best in you.

Can we get adventurous photos on our wedding day?

If you are wanting to make time for this - 100% YES! If you will be having a traditional wedding, I would first consider the venue you're choosing and what your guests will do during this time. There can be a break between the ceremony and reception if that's what you desire! The beauty of your wedding day is that you can do whatever your hearts desire!

If you want adventurous photos but for whatever reason we won't be able to get them on your wedding day, let's do an adventure bridal session! This can be before or after the wedding, in your same wedding attire or something different. I have many couples that opt for this because they want the adventurous vibes without sacrificing any time with their guests and the traditions they love!

Do you have a payment plan?

Yes! I only require a 50% retainer to book your date, and beyond that we can split your payments into three or four installments. Just let me know on our discovery call that this is something you're interested in and we will make it work for you.

Can I print my photos? Do you offer albums?

100% YES! The images we create together are not meant to stay in digital-form! It's part of my process to preserve your photos because this is your story and beginning of your legacy, my friend! Whenever your online gallery is delivered, the print store is integrated there. You can easily purchase single prints, cards, canvases, albums (if you want to design it yourself), and more from your engagement session and wedding. The possibilities are endless! I also offer digital gift cards so your loved ones can purchase store credit for you!

For albums, I allow you to select your favorite images from the gallery and you will see a proof prior to me sending it off for printing. Let's create what you will look through on anniversaries, see on your walls, use as your guest book, and keep on your coffee table for all of your favorite people to swoon over! For more information on specific album options, inquire and you will get all of the details within my pricing guide!

Do you have insurance?

I sure do! I know many venues, national parks, and permit issuers require it, so I will be ready to provide my policy and work out those details for you.

How do we know our photos will be safe with you?

I have heard so many horror stories about photographers losing images - my friend's wedding included. I backup every single photo I take at 6 different places at once, all of these hosts being totally different. For example, I take photos on 2 cards while I'm shooting, I store all images on 2 hard drives, the cloud, and I keep the images on the original SD card in a fireproof safe until I have delivered the gallery to you! Losing your images from the most special day is not something I'm willing to leave up to chance, so I've got you here!

Do we really need a second photographer?

My recommendation is yes and because of this I include a second photographer in every package. You are going to love having a gallery with a lot of those special, in-between, candid moments. By having another photographer with me, we're able to capture more of how the day unfolds and be at two places at one time. For example, if you want the image of the back of your dress as you are coming down the aisle, more guest interactions, and/or a more relaxed timeline, then you definitely want a second photographer. If you choose to go with the 6 hour package, I do require a second photographer so that we capture everything needed to tell the story of your day. In any of the other packages, it can be removed, but I think you will really love having one there!

Do you have any vendors you recommend?

Yes! After booking, I will send you vendor recommendations tailored to your vision! Based on your location, I can send vendors for dresses, florals, catering, hair and makeup artists, rental companies, and more. I'm always connecting with people in the industry all around the world, so I continue adding to my recommendation list daily! When your day is decked out with the best people I know, it makes for really detailed photos that add so much to your entire wedding gallery! 

personalized planning

book your date

You have combed through my website, blog, and you like what you see (omg, thank you so much). Now it's time to fill out the contact form and we will schedule a call to get to know each other and gush about all of the details!

let's chat

The Booking Process

step one

step two

step three

Your date is booked in my calendar after the 50% retainer and signed contract! You'll get my ultimate elopement handbook to your email right after to help guide you through planning. Grab a glass of bubbly because we're officially official!!

I will get to know your vision even more and find the most perfect locations for your sessions and the wedding day! You'll receive vendor recommendations, questionnaires, timeline planning, multiple consultations, and more.

prints & products

gallery delivery

About 2-3 months before the wedding, we will meet for your favorite drink (or have a Zoom date) to finalize the timeline, organize any info, and I'll be ready to rock-n-roll so you can focus on what matters most the day of your wedding. I'm SO excited the day is finally here!

elopement prep

step four

step five

step six

The photos you've been dreaming of have arrived!! Within a few days after your wedding, you will receive a sneak peek of all the events that took place throughout the day! Then celebrate getting your full gallery 5-8 weeks from the wedding!

The photos from your wedding day are meant to be in the form of prints and albums! I believe no story is complete until there's a book to showcase the story. Many of my couples love looking back on their wedding day in the form of prints and albums.


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Do you think we could be a great fit for your wedding day? I can't wait to chat about being your third-wheel adventurer, photographer, timeline planner, location scouter, go-to-gal, resource giver, weather stalker, and so much more. I'm here for you and I would love to help make your photo dreams a reality.


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