Denver Wedding Photographer


Connected is Courageous

And that’s you

Connected weddings aren’t just small. When people talk about intimate weddings they often mean “a small guest count”. But intimate is so much more than small. It’s a state of being within a relationship and a sense of deeply knowing another person to the point that you are completely and utterly yourself with them. Intimacy goes hand in hand with trust, passion, values, and the deep-seeded need to connect and understand (and be understood by) other people.

Whether you’re celebrating with five family members in a meadow, 100 of your closest friends at a backyard BBQ, or just the two of you on a mountain top with your dog, surround yourself with those who love you and cherish your relationship for exactly what it is.

Connected weddings:

  • Are cozy, familiar, and make you feel like you’re HOME
  • Bring together the best people in your life
  • Are full of laughter
  • Don’t shy away from emotion
  • Make space for all identities
  • Celebrate LOVE

You believe in connected weddings because a marriage should be celebrated with the people who mean the most to you and not a person more.

On Your Wedding Day You Want to Feel:

Celebrated & Accepted

Supported & Understood

Authentically You


Sometimes, it takes courage to follow your heart. Not all relationships are immediately accepted by those around you, but the strength it takes to nurture and build those relationships leads you to a quietly confident and deeply devoted place that is the perfect foundation for a marriage.

I love working with couple’s who put their relationship first–who devote themselves to each other and who build their dreams with consideration and love for each other.

The best partners celebrate your quirks and accomplishments equally, and stand beside you when you need it the most. Being courageous in your relationship means walking hand in hand in a direction that embraces and celebrates YOU.

“Wow, wow, wow. I really don’t have the words to describe how much I love these!! Thank you so much for capturing US on our special day.”

~Jamie and John

I photograph LGBTQ+ weddings because

love is love is love

The Portfolio

Your wedding day is full of beautiful & candid moments

Amsterdam Keukenhoff Gardens Wedding Session by Denver Wedding Photographer, Jennie Crate Photographer

Weddings and Engagements

“Jennie is an absolutely amazing wedding photographer. She does a brilliant job capturing the intimacy and joy shared between a couple, and she makes the (sometimes awkward) experience of being photographed full of laughter and silliness.”

~Jordan and Ashley

Featured on the Blog

Check out some of the candid + emotional moments from real amazing couples
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Vibrant and Colorful Modern Denver Gay Wedding | Mark and Ramon

Intimate Valley of Fire Wedding – Jordan and Ashley

Be A Good Person Denver wedding photo

Elegant and Multi-cultural Downtown Denver Wedding | Maysun and Nathaniel

Sidny and Charlie’s Mountain Lake Wedding

Halfway House Wedding | Boulder, CO | Victoria + Ashlee

Two brides share a kiss in front of the Estes park mountains at The Boulder wedding

Emily and Anne’s The Boulders Wedding


I’m Jennie (she/her/hers)

a LGBTQ+ Colorado and Denver wedding photographer

I photograph connected weddings for devoted and courageous couples.

I believe the best wedding days celebrate your unique connection with quiet touches, intimate smiles, and heartfelt laughter.

I think that life is better if you know how to rock a pair of purple pants, that cinnamon rolls can be eaten any time of day, and that you should always fall asleep holding hands.

I may be a professional Colorado and Denver wedding photographer, but I have quirks just like you. Read on if you want to know more about me!

“Jennie has this magical, uncanny ability to know just when to press the shutter. Throughout the wedding she was calm, creative, offered suggestions where appropriate, and was game to try new and interesting ideas. I even had a number of guests come up to me to comment on how wonderful she was.”

~Lihsia and Lewis

What I Offer

I photograph connected and candid weddings, engagements, and elopements all across the state of Colorado. Let’s celebrate in a place that is meaningful to YOU!

bride and groom under arbor at Denver Botanic Gardens wedding by Denver Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographer

Denver Wedding Photographer

Looking to marry in your favorite city in Colorado? Whether you choose to celebrate in a classic historic mansion, or a modern & industrial space, I can help you plan the perfect photo plan to highlight all your favorite spots. After all, ALL the moments on your wedding day are special. From the cheers you get as you walk down the aisle, to the tears your grandma wipes away as she hugs you, to the epic architectural spots around Denver that you want to explore with your spouse.

Colorado Wedding Photographer

Coming from out of state? Making plans to celebrate in the mountains with your family and friends? Make the drive into the mountains and breath some fresh Colorado air. There is truly something magical about sharing the beauty of Colorado with the people closest to you. Think outdoor dining, wrapping up in a scarf and watching the sunset, and epic dance parties under open air tents.

Think wedding day magic.

Let’s do this!

Here’s how it works (the simple version):

1. Contact me

Start by filling out my contact form. We’ll set up a time for the three of us to connect over video. We’ll get to know each other, chat wedding vision, and figure out if we’re a good fit!

two brides in dresses at ceremony spot at the homestead at LGBT wedding by Colorado LGBT wedding photographer Jennie Crate

2. Plan your day

Whether I’m your only vendor, or whether I’m one of the team, I will work with you to make sure that your wedding day is as stress free and fun as you imagine it to be.

3. Celebrate!

Your wedding day is here. YOUR job is to relax and enjoy your day. My job is capture all the beauty, emotion, and unscripted candid moments that will make your wedding day story truly unique.

4. Relive it

6-8 weeks after your wedding you’ll get your fully edited, vibrant, and joyful wedding images straight to your inbox. Pop open a drink and relive your wedding day together!

But wait, there’s more!

Check out my some of my best Colorado and Denver wedding planning resources…

“We just got our photos and I think these are some of the most surprisingly delightful shots that are so very US”

~Susan and Rob

Need more help? Download the Guides!

LGBT Wedding Guide by Colorado Gay Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate photographer
Guide to planning a Colorado Microwedding by Colorado Microwedding Photographer, Jennie Crate photogarpher
coloado elopement planning guide by Colorado Elopement Photographer, Jennie Crate, Photographer