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STORYTELLERS + PHOTOGRAPHERS

for adventurers + lovers of the great outdoors

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Mountain Top Elopement with couple and their dog
Blackwater Falls engagement session

ELOPEMENTS | INTIMATE WEDDINGS | COUPLES | ADVENTURES

Adventure photography for couples + people who want hand-crafted, timeless photography at epic + off-the-beaten-path places.

We believe in moments and telling love stories, whether it's elopements, intimate weddings or adventurous couple sessions.

Life is an adventure + so is love.
A big part of that adventure is choosing someone to go through it all together and create memories that last a lifetime. Your day should be about you two and your love for each other. We totally have your back and want you do what you want. Your day should be about your love. If you want to hike up a mountain…do it. If you want to elope with only a few people or no one else around…do it. You can make it the day you really want and one you will always remember.

Your day should be STRESS FREE.

We are here to capture your day and help you along the way to create it, the way you want it to be. We love capturing the real stuff; the tears, the joy. We work with laid-back couples who want an awesome experience at an epic location. Waterfalls, mountaintops and forests are our thing and we'd love to help you plan your day and show you some amazing places and create some moments along the way.

It's your day, so do whatever YOU want.

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Life is an adventure, and so is love.

A big part of that adventure is choosing someone to go through it all together and create memories that last a lifetime. Your day should be about you two and your love for each other. We totally have your back and want you do what you want. Your day should be about your love. If you want to hike up a mountain…do it. If you want to elope with only a few people or no one else around…do it. You can make it the day you really want and one you will always remember.

YOUR DAY SHOULD BE STRESS FREE.

We are here to capture your day and help you along the way to create it, the way you want it to be. We love capturing the real stuff; the tears, the joy. We work with laid-back couples who want an awesome experience at an epic location. Waterfalls, mountaintops and forests are our thing and we'd love to help you plan your day and show you some amazing places and create some moments along the way.

We believe in moments and telling love stories, whether it's elopements, intimate weddings or adventurous couple sessions.

It's your love story, so do whatever YOU want.

More ABout Us

You should have the elopement/intimate wedding you want. We have your back. We are here to capture all the important moments on your day + help make it a day you'll always remember.

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INTIMATE WEDDING

COUPLE

ENGAGEMENT

DEEP CREEK LAKE, MARYLAND

BLACKWATER FALLS, WV

BAILEY, CO

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KIND WORDS

If you're planning an adventurous elopement, they are your photographers!

The Grays were our photographers for our elopement wedding, and from the first message responding to my inquiry about availability for our wedding date through providing us with the finished product of our photo album, Shannon and Jake went above and beyond to make us happy and make the process of eloping as easy as possible. They are more than photographers; they are knowledgeable about locations, vendors, officiants, etc., and they are super thoughtful when it comes to making sure you're happy on your big day. On top of all of that, their photography work is the best at capturing natural beauty and movement. If you're planning an adventurous elopement, they are your photographers!

– Andrea+Patrick
Not only are they talented, they’re truly good people.

The pictures speak for themselves! Shannon and Jake are so talented. Shannon was laying in water and getting bitten by spiders to get the perfect photos. Not to mention they braved hurricane winds and a downpour on top of the mountain after the ceremony and were smiling the whole time, all while pulling rain jackets out of their bags to give us and holding glasses and a bottle of champagne for us! I’m amazed at how good Shannon and Jake are at finding the perfect light! Not only are they talented, they’re truly good people. They were so responsive over the course of our 18-month engagement and were always willing to go beyond their job description to help out while we were frantically trying to re-plan our wedding day after the pandemic hit. We couldn’t recommend them enough! Thank you Shannon+Jake!

- Erin+Nick
Their photography invokes honesty, warmth and radiates so much love.

Shannon + Jake are consummate professionals. We had the most wonderful experience working with them, and we’re so happy to have had them capture our special moments in celebration of our engagement and wedding days. We were immediately drawn to their photography style and aesthetic – looking at their work, we were attracted to their knack for encapsulating all the little details that make each couple’s relationship unique and special. Their photography invokes honesty, warmth and radiates so much love. Shannon + Jake are truly wonderful people, and we thoroughly enjoyed working with them. They’re extremely thoughtful and attentive when listening to your vision; they succeed in their goal to showcase your happiness. We cannot say enough great things about this awesome duo!

- Laura+Ben
Thanks to them, we have our amazing memories to look back on forever. :)

Shannon and Jake were nothing short of amazing!!! We had both engagement and wedding photos done by them, and we could not be happier with the results!! They definitely took us on an adventure we will never forget during our engagement session!! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect, and they were able to capture every special moment. They both made us feel comfortable and relaxed throughout our time with them. They were extremely kind to us, as well as to our family and friends! Thanks to them, we have our amazing memories to look back on forever. :)

- Jessica+Tim
at dolly sods and bride and groom are walking across rocks
They are phenomenally talented at capturing beautiful, authentic moments.

We chose them because we wanted real pictures to help us remember our wedding as we experienced it, not artificial poses. Shannon’s mastery of flattering candid shots are totally unmatched, and Jake’s drone shots are beyond amazing. In addition to sheer artistry and technical skill, Shannon and Jake are professional, communicative, super funny and personable, and organized. They helped us from start to finish to help us conceptualize the “feel” we wanted in our photos. We had such a blast hiking with them to get some epic shots!

- Jesse+Andrew

2021 TRAVEL SCHEDULE

We're always down to travel to wherever you want to adventure!

DENVER

/ APRIL

DENVER

/ MAY

NYC

/ JULY

COLORADO

/ OCTOBER

MOAB/CANYONLANDS

/ OCTOBER

COLORADO

/ DECEMBER