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Sean O.
Denver, CO
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5.0
4 Years of experience

I’m Sean, your adventure storyteller. I’m a Colorado elopement photographer creating authentic, natural photos of your wedding.


I’ll craft your totally customized adventure elopement—my experience photographing couples plus my own time exploring the wild outdoors means I know the most rad secret spots for you to say “I do.”

You and your partner focus on each other. I’ll be there every step of the trail to document your genuine love in one of the most beautiful places on this planet.


I’m not just the guy creating rad images of your day. I’m your trail guide, elopement coordinator, planning expert, and nature advocate. In short—I’m your adventure elopement ninja!

Reach out and let's get started on your epic adventure!

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Equipment & Languages

Languages Spoken:

English

Camera:

Sony a7iii

Lenses:

Sony 70-200 Gm Sony 24 mm Gm Sony 35 mm Sony 24-70 GM

I am good with…

Suggesting Poses

Story Telling

Candid Moments

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Engagement

16 photos

Reviews

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5.0

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  • Samantha

    From Facebook

    Sean is amazing with scenery!!! He is an absolute awesome guy! Just be sure to read the packages carefully as we should have gotten an engagement shoot and never did but that was my mistake as it wasn’t in our contract! Our pictures are great!

  • Heather

    From Facebook

    Sean was phenomenal to work with! After canceling our original wedding plans, I was stressed to the max trying to figure out a plan B as there was no plan B. Thankfully I stumbled upon his social media account “Vows & Peaks” as I was desperate to find a photographer in a new location (we just moved to CO right when COVID shut us down). We didn’t want to wait another year to get married and decided on an elopement instead. Sean offers backpacking elopements which fit perfectly for both my husband and I as we are serious adventurists and love everything about the outdoors. Sean was so helpful in the process from the beginning to the end. He spoke with me directly over the phone (because obviously we couldn’t meet up in public) and continued to stay in touch with me at least a few times a week even up to our wedding day. He had us fill out a questionnaire to get to know us but to also learn more about our elopement style. From there he formulated the perfect itinerary and recommended the most gorgeous location for us to wed. If you’re not sure what to bring, wear, or eat on a backpacking elopement, fear not, Sean’s got you covered with his detailed packing list. We had so much fun hiking in and exploring the area (even meeting some of the locals ??) and Sean was extremely professional and knowledgeable about everything from the different lighting, to poses, to backdrops, etc. I told him what we were looking for in our elopement location and he nailed it, absolutely exceeded my expectations. I knew Sean was the perfect fit for us because he seeks adventure and beautiful views just like we do. He also creates the most beautiful portraits that capture the best memories which will last a lifetime. And did I mention he loves ice cream?! Doesn’t get any better than that! Thank you for everything Sean, you made our unfortunate situation turn into the best thing that’s ever happened to us!

  • Eliza

    From Facebook

    There is no way this review will ever be able to express our appreciation for Sean. He took 2 people's ramblings about what the wedding day should look like and transformed that into a day we will never forget. From his locations, timelines, and additional help all day, he really took what is usually a chaotic day into one that we as the bride and groom were able to actually enjoy. His hard work let us soak up every moment of our adventure so we weren't left feeling like the day was a blur. Aside from his insane photography skills, Sean's personality took it to another level. His encouragement throughout the hike, his attention to details, great singing, ability to make us feel so comfortable and natural in front of the camera, just everything blew us away. We had a literal last second ceremony location change that Sean took charge of and we never felt an ounce of stress. Then there's his amazing wife - Mimi. Her decorating and set up skills took our pinterest ideas and surpassed them. Because of Vows and Peaks, we feel truly like the luckiest newlyweds in the world.

  • Emma

    From Facebook

    We used Sean at Vows and Peaks for our rock climbing elopement in Telluride. Sean was more like a photographer and elopement planner, as he gave suggestions for what to do for the day, handled some logistics and gave us a timeline for the day after we filled out a questionnaire. He made the experience really memorable by suggesting the location to make it possible to rock climb on our wedding day!


    We were impressed by his communication prior to the event, his process of creating the timeline and his intense scouting ahead of time. He told us he came to the spot for our vows twice the day before (a couple hours of hiking involved) to check out the lighting at different times- now that's commitment! He even scouted a campsite for us before hand which meant we didn't have to worry about finding one the day of our wedding!


    And of course, we loved the photos. His style is more candid, and we have tons of gorgeous photos of us doing our vows with a beautiful back drop as well as action shots of climbing and camping.


    Another thing. Sean is so personable- I know what you're thinking, "I hope I like him, we will be spending all day with him on our wedding day!" But we found him to be really professional, easy to get along with and we enjoyed having him around on our wedding day.

  • Macy

    From Facebook

    My now husband (thanks to Sean) and I had initially planned to elope in Alaska. We booked vendors, paid an excessive amount of money, and planned our “dream” elopement. It did not happen, thanks to COVID-19. HOWEVER, I’m so happy it didn’t happen and here’s why...


    I searched for hours for a new wedding planner and came across Vows and Peaks. I reached out to Sean and heard back immediately. He was so considerate, helpful, and just understanding of our situation. He planned our perfect wedding within ONE WEEK! We talked nearly every day about ideas, how things were going (booking flights and hotels), and the elopement process. He gave the best recommendations and helped us every step of the way.


    Then it was wedding day. The hiking was amazing. The scenery was incredible. And the whole day was easy. My husband and I got to actually enjoy our day, and after all the stress, that’s all we really wanted. While, everything was perfect, the company was even better. I never really understood the importance of finding a vendor that you can connect with on a personal level. Because our initial elopement fell through, I got to compare both experiences. With our first elopement, I NEVER heard from our vendors. And when I did, it was very dry, to the point conversation. I thought that was normal. Until meeting Sean, that is. He was the perfect fit for us and I can’t imagine spending our wedding day with our first set vendors. It would have been awkward and meaningless. Sean took the time to build a relationship with us. He was outgoing, personable, and so down to earth. He made it a point to make us feel comfortable. Ultimately, I feel as if we walked away married and with a new friend. I am so sad that we didn’t use Vows and Peaks initially. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to express enough gratitude for Sean saving our day and giving us the best elopement experience. I am so thankful for him and SO happy we’re finally married. THANK YOU SEAN

  • Vee

    From Facebook

    Sean is so much more than a photographer in my eyes.


    He is respectful of the land he works on and truly loves what he does. I would describe him as more of an environmental artist — completely talented and awe-inspiring. Working with him was exactly what I pictured for our day and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.


    He took the time and energy to get to know our relationship and picked a location that matched us as a couple, he also answered all questions I had (and there were a lot of them since I was a neurotic bride), and made us feel like our love was adventure worthy.


    We had such an incredible time with him and consider him a friend. The day wasn’t just about our commitment to each other, it was about experiencing a moment in time that no one else would understand, nestled in the mountains we love so much. The pictures were an added bonus -- a bonus we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

  • Cody

    From Facebook

    My wife Virginia and I met Sean after our original wedding was postponed due to Covid. Sean immediately responded and we all clicked right away. From the first time we met to the end of the wedding day Sean was one step ahead of the game with planning everything from timeline to location and everything in between. Working with Sean gave us such a stress free way to still enjoy our special day, and Sean was prepared for anything and everything along the way. Sean made our day perfect, and shot some of the most incredible pictures out there. Let Sean be your Elopement Ninja while you sit back and get excited for your adventure elopement. Thanks so much for being the best human, Sean!

  • Mayra

    From Facebook

    I’m so happy we went with Sean at Vows and Peaks for our wedding photos. It wasn’t just wedding photos to me, it was an experience. Turned out to be a once in a lifetime unique experience. The scenery was magical, everything and more than we expected. The photos turned out epic and it was so much fun to go on an adventure with someone who is very chill, friendly, and makes the entire process comfortable like Sean did for us.

  • Morgan

    From Facebook

    Sean is hands down one of the most talented, down to earth, fair, genuine, and honest photographers I’ve ever had the chance of working with! He made Tim and I’s day absolutely PERFECT. From the start, he assisted me with all of my planning - from getting special permits, giving recommendations on lodging, to even helping me find an officiant for our special day. He made the ENTIRE process STRESS FREE. (Not many brides can say that lol) He literally acted as a wedding planner on top of being our photographer - you’re literally getting a 2 for 1, all in the same package and you can’t put a price on that. So if you’re questioning or hesitant about his pricing - JUST DONT!


    Sean is AMAZING at what he does and I would book him 100x over and over again to have such a stress-free, enjoyable wedding day. Our pictures are phenomenal people. He made the entire experience one we will never, ever forget! Our adventure session in Glacier was by far one of the most FUN, exhilarating experiences I have ever had! Sean has a way of making your entire day so special - we honestly felt like we had known him for years. We were all sharing drinks, joking around, singing, etc - there were moments I had felt like I’d never laughed so hard in my life LOL


    Again, Sean receives our highest praises - we had the BEST wedding day and he had a very large part in that.


    THANK YOU SEAN, You are truly one of the BEST!

  • Jenna

    From Facebook

    Trusting Vows and Peaks was the best decision we could have made for our elopement. Sean was personable, informative, and enthusiastic. I was concerned that being on the East coast would make it difficult to make plans in Colorado. Sean was prompt, easy to get in contact with, and helped as much as he could, even outside of the photography realm. He was more than happy to meet for coffee when we got into the area to go over plans and get more acquainted. The day of our elopement and vows was a once in a lifetime experience. He was just as excited as we were. Taking pictures felt completely natural and at ease. Not even 24 hours later he sent us multiple sample photos and we cannot wait for the rest!

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