You’re Getting Married!

I believe that weddings should celebrate the start of your marriage with the people who mean the most to you

emotional vows on outdoor patio at romantic golden wedding by Evergreen Wedding photographer Jennie Crate

Are you looking for colorful wedding photos that capture genuine emotion of the moment?

Do you want to look back on your wedding photos and feel your wedding day all over again? Do you want to see images of yourself and think “that’s us”?


Same-sex wedding photographer Jennie Crate Photographer


Yep, me again!

By now you know my name is Jennie.

You’ve probably figured out that I like cinnamon rolls.

I hope you know that I’m part of the LGBTQ+ community.

If that bothers you, we’re definitely not the right fit.

And you should know that I think relationships are EVERYTHING.

My Philosophy

Weddings are about:



The people you celebrate the start of your marriage with should be the people who you can’t image getting married without. I believe that these relationships should be the focus of your wedding day and it’s my job to tell that story.



I believe your photos should reflect the way your day looked and felt. You won’t get any washed out editing or dark and muddy images from me. Only true, vibrant color that accurately shows your true skin color and the color of your decor.

Colorful Annette Gomez Wedding Flowers california wedding photo
bride and groom laughing in sunset light at Shyft Denver wedding by Denver wedding photographer Jennie Crate



Bottom line: You should have fun on your wedding day! I don’t believe in swift and perfect posing. But rather authentic interactions between you + your spouse and you + your favorite people. I want you to look back at your photos and say that was an AMAZING day!



I believe that the best images come from being IN the moment with you. I’m not afraid to get elbowed on the dance floor or up close and personal during cocktail hour. I want your images to feel alive and full of real moments.

bride and groom leave ceremony in shower of flower petals at Arapahoe Basin wedding by Vail wedding photographer
elopement in the rain photo



We live in a beautiful country and I absolute love by the beauty around me while photographing connected couples in front of me. I’m inspired by light and scenery and our small place in a beautiful scene. I’m not afraid to hike and adventure with you too.



I never want you to be afraid to show your emotions. Whether they’re tears or belly laughs or jumping high fives, let all of your feeling out on your wedding day. Not only will I be smiling or crying with you behind the camera, these emotions drive me to create my best work.

Gay Wedding Planning Resources

I proudly photograph the LGBTQ+ community because

love is love is love

The Wedding Experience

Weddings are about more than a big party. They’re about a marriage. They’re about family–grandparents, siblings, kiddos, college roommates, and your furry children. They’re about the anticipation of a new adventure; about partnerships and connection. They’re about loud laughter and quiet emotion. They’re about the little touches throughout the day that say I’m here and I’m so glad you are too.

I believe in connected weddings because a marriage should be celebrated with the people who mean the most to you and not a person more. 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, surround yourself with the people who love you and cherish your relationship for exactly what it is.

Devoted and Courageous People

Sometimes, it takes courage to follow your heart. Not all relationships are immediately accepted by those around you, but I believe that 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. I believe the best partners celebrate your quirks and accomplishments equally, and stand beside you when you need it the most. I believe that being courageous in your relationship means walking hand in hand in a direction that embraces and celebrates YOU.

Whether you’re celebrating with your family or your chosen family (or any combination in between), I want to be there to capture it.

The process

What you can expect when working with me

Check out the fun

This could be you!

Oh Joy!

Check out these colorful real wedding days

Planning for less than 50 guests?

Planning an intimate elopement?

Here’s the thing. Deep down I’m pretty dorky and

awkward in front of the camera, too.

So I know a thing or two about making you feel comfortable during your session.

Your engagement session is the first part of your wedding experience.

Let’s make it an experience in itself.

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

I travel all over the state of Colorado and across the US to capture connected wedding stories for
devoted and courageous couples.

I love capturing moments across the state of Colorado. I would be honored to be your Breckenridge Vail, Aspen, Telluride, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Boulder, Lyons or Denver wedding photographer.