What We Do

In short - we tell love stories.

We are wedding photographers for anyone looking to break out of the traditional wedding mold. We are elopement photographers for anyone ready to celebrate their commitment to one another. We are couples photographers for anyone madly in love with an adventurous spirit.

Your love story is unique and deserves to be told in a unique way. There is nothing cookie cutter about what you get when hiring us as your wedding photographer.

We aren't too caught up over what you call your marriage - elopement, wedding, intimate wedding, etc. We are excited to capture your day with 200 or 0 guests. What matters to us is that you want to commit your lives to each other in a way that is meaningful to you and you want your wedding to be a reflection of your love for one another above anything else. Ready to toss expectations out the window?

you're in the right place

real experiences

“You made us feel so relaxed in front of the camera, and I felt so connected to my husband. He is my whole heart wrapped up in a person, and you were able to capture the love we have for each other on camera. I am speechless. Thank you, Thank you! ”

- jenny, past client


“As a mom you hope when your daughter says she has met the person she wants to marry that you see a spark in her eye and a fire in her soul when she's with them. I've seen that spark, but you two captured it and now I can hold it, and I thank you for that from the bottom of my heart!”

-mother of the bride


Ways to Work Together

Weddings & Elopements

Big wedding, just the two of you, something in between, or even a combination of both

Adventurous Couples

Engagement shoots, anniversary sessions, vow renewals, proposals, or just because


Destination weddings, vow readings, honeymoon sessions, vacation photos

weddings & Elopements

On your wedding day, our goal is to capture every moment as it unfolds - big and small. 

In our opinion, your wedding shouldn’t be a big production-based event full of strict timelines and faked smiles. It should be your best adventure yet, filled with all the things that fuel your love. We work with our couples to plan and capture a wedding experience centered around their love. 

We encourage you to include traditions that are meaningful to you and none that aren’t. There are no rules. Go on a hike together before your ceremony instead of getting ready with a wedding party. Have a beautifully styled reception dinner with your friends after eloping. Whatever it is you want to do to celebrate your marriage, we are here to join you.

Pricing: all of our wedding & elopement pricing is completely custom to make sure you get exactly what you want - and nothing you don't - within your budget. On average, our couples spend around $3,500 to $8,000 with us.

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You want a wedding experience that feels like you


Our sessions are focused on capturing genuine connection and emotion, but more importantly, creating a space for it. We strive to create an experience that feels more like a date night than a photo shoot, and by the end, we hope you forget that you are even in front of the camera. It’s a time to disconnect from the rest of the world and be present with the ones you love. We will have you frolicking around, snuggling up, and hopefully laughing like crazy.


You have an adventurous spirit and are ready to let go of all expectations of perfection

We often refer to our sessions as “adventure” sessions because we love to plan a fun experience during our shoots. But, that doesn’t mean it has to be a crazy adrenaline rush or super long hike (though we are totally in for that too). Think picnic in your backyard, road trip up the coast, snowball fight in the forest, exploring a new beach, pillow fight in your bedroom, or going back to the place you had your first date.

Pricing: starting at $750

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When we aren’t capturing love stories we are traveling. We are so passionate about seeing and experiencing the world and love to share that with others. While we are based in southern California, we are ready to hop on a plane and meet you anywhere in the world for your photos!

We include travel in all of our destination packages, so no need to worry about additional or unexpected travel fees. Plus, we even offer discounts for our bucket list locations and help with all travel plans and logistics! Shoot us a message to start dreaming up your destination elopement, wedding, or couples shoot!

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You have a perpetual case of wanderlust & take things as they come

discounted locations on our

bucket list:

+ australia

+ southeast asia

+ Scottland

+ south africa

sound like fun? we think so!

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where we've been


Countries visited together

South africa

Favorite trip


Best food

Friendliest people


words from our couples

real experiences

review after engagement and wedding photos

“I cannot begin to explain how INCREDIBLE these two are! We used their services for both our Engagement and Wedding photos and are in LOVE with both sessions. Not only are they professional and have a true knack for capturing special moments, but they’re personable and a delight to work with. They truly go the extra mile for their clients and always our client needs first. We will highly recommend Colby and Valerie Photography to anyone and everyone! If you’re need of a Photography who cares and will leave you in awe, look no further.!”

- Shannon

Sweet message after a surprise proposal

“The photos are absolutely beautiful! You both captured every single moment and we felt like we were reliving that day as we were going through the pictures. We can't thank you enough.”

- Mia

Kind text from our couple

“NO WORDS! These are everything we could've asked for and more. You two. Thank you! Everything is stunning and means more than you will ever know. You two are truly something special. THANK YOU”

- Matt

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Let us tell your story.

Shoot us a message with everything you're dreaming up. We can't wait to meet you!