photoGRAPHY+VIDEO DUO • plan & coordinate ADVENTURE elopements & MICRO WEDDINGS throughout utah, new MEXICO, ARIZONA & COLORADO.






We're Katie & Paul based out of New Mexico going on 15 years as a married photo+video duo.

We're obsessed with adventure & documenting signature love stories throughout the Wild Southwest.

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This is a "Choose Your Own Adventure" website. If you're ready to take the red pill, stay in wonderland, and see how deep the rabbit hole goes...start clicking on stuff! You may even stumble on new secret portals, passages, imagery, hidden promo codes and more!

Almost everything is clickable! There are even hidden links. 

Welcome fellow adventurer!

We love to craft • plan • outfit • guide • document other worldly adventure elopements & intimate weddings at bucket list locations throughout the Southwest.

We are authentic & seasoned pros at what we do, and while we love exploring new locations, currently we cannot get enough of Southern, UT & Sedona, AZ.

Let us design a turn-key, signature adventure just for you! 

Make Adventure Your Tradition® (MAYT) 

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Regardless if we book or not, follow our instagram for tips & recs for adventuring in the Southwest!

Regardless if we book or not, follow our instagram for tips and recs for adventuring in the Southwest!

We believe one of our stewardships in this life is to help love struck couples (drawn to adventure) check off BUCKET LIST ADVENTURES throughout the Southwest. 

This is a Horseshoe Bend, Buckskin Gulch, & Lake Powell Adventure Vow Renewal.

You're most likely here because you're getting married and the thought of having a traditional wedding stresses you out! You like the idea of eloping, but aren't sure where to begin. You're drawn to the Southwest and want to do something epic.

You've come to the right place.

Click here to view more of our recent Adventure Elopement Videos on YouTube.

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We uniquely push the boundaries of what's possible with Adventure Eloping in New Mexico, Utah, Colorado & Arizona.  Taking things to the "extreme" means adding things like: luxury glamping, fine dining in the wild, hot air balloon or heli rides, massages, ebike tours, onewheeling, atv'ing, paddle boarding, rafting, kayaking, repelling, hiking, sand boarding, skiing, snowboarding...any and all the royal treatment you deserve on your special day.

The following videos are Adventure Elopements based in Kanab, UT with help from the folks at Cave Lakes Ranch & ROAM

What "Extreme Adventure Eloping" means to us...


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Best friends, married going on 15 years. Started Shutterfreek® when we got married.  We have 3 amazing kiddos, 1 golden doodle, 1 bearded dragon & 1 hedgehog. Our passion has been shooting weddings & adventure elopements together throughout our marriage.

 As our kids have grown we've wanted to take more time from our summers back and as a consequence are doing less weddings & elopements (only about 12 a year).

We've converted our content creating skills into generating commercial content with a focus on brand building & social media marketing. With a deep background in web development & design we cover the gamut of marketing services  including web design, seo, youtube, google my business, meta business suite management, apparel design, print design and more. 

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Of course we love to travel and are willing to travel to any destination for love, but our home happens to be tucked in the epicenter of adventure here in the Four Corners. We have access to the most epic locations within a 300 mile radius.

 If we've peaked your interest and you've resonated with our STYLE & VIBE, click the link below to learn more about or packages & pricing.


Silverton, CO Adventure Elopement Film & Wyman Hotel


So Nicole & Cody dm'd us on insta and basically said, "We're thinking about adventure eloping in Silverton, CO. Have any ideas?" This was of course music to our ears.

In a few weeks we had assembled a vendor team, mapped out an adventure plan & the rest is history. 

This is a video worth watching!

We've shot a handful of events in Mexico. This one happened to be during the unforgettable month of March 2020.

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Katie and Paul brought such a calming presence that we felt at complete peace even when things didn’t go as planned. They made it even better than the original plan! They were way more than just photographers, they were my counselor and now forever friends!


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Paul and Katie of Shutterfreek are my go-to photographers and at the top of my recommended photographer list! They're a creative force and not only understand how a wedding day unfolds and stacks up with all key elements and moments to cover, but can read a client's personality adjusting to their needs and desires. Accolades are high with Shutterfreek and I can always trust and depend on them to do an amazing job with both photography coverage - both as artists and methodical planners and editors. Always looking forward to more creative endeavors and celebrations with this duo!

- Elsa | Heirloom Design

Having a destination wedding can be nerve-wrecking with picking vendors, but when I saw ShutterFreek’s photo in the Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine during the planning, I knew I had to reach out. Paul and Katie make you feel so comfortable as the bride and groom, but also do an incredible job making everyone in the wedding party feel inclusive and natural as well. Our wedding party had people of all races & sizes and they were able to capture everyone at their best. If you're looking for a couple who are genuinely nice people and who are super talented in what they do, then ShutterFreek is the photo/video partner you should hire for your wedding day. 5-stars and would highly recommend ShutterFreek!

-Jennifer & Skyler | Woodlands


We wish we had the luxury for anything to be “good enough.” But we don’t. We're driven to continue in growth and development. We truly want to be the most competent love storyteller's we can possibly be.


Our fondest memories are rooted in our most epic experiences. Capturing the process, the relationships & the surroundings bring to life our sole expression... "Make Adventure Your Tradition."


Whether you're considering an Adventure Elopement or you can't imagine your Wedding Day without all your closest loved ones, we want to make this process as turn-key and stress free as possible. One way you can't go wrong, is to add a little adventure to your special day.


Working with a husband / wife duo with as much experience as we have is priceless.  At this point in our career we've shot close to 1000 events. We  generally have more experience building & coordinating timelines than most planners. And because Katie & I both shoot photo AND video, we can do things that most duos can't.  Having us cover both camps during the getting ready, and seamlessly shoot photo & video the entire day, gives you a final product that would normally take a team of shooters to produce.  It is possible to hire just one of us, but 2 will always be better than 1.


It doesn't matter if you're having a traditional Wedding or an Adventure Elopement, figuring out a creative way to have a real adventure on your wedding day is the experience that you will remember most. One of our main goals outside of helping you connect all the vendor dots, is to figure out how we can infuse some epic adventure into your day.  Could be a morning hike, a soak in a hot springs, an ATV ride, horse ride, balloon ride, motorcycle ride, canoeing, rafting, WHATEVER IT IS....have some adventure on your Wedding Day!  It will make for the best photos and the best memories.


YOU'RE GETTING MARRIED!  This day should set the precedent for the rest of your lives!  We have seen so many Weddings where the actual Wedding Day was more about the food and the drinks than it was about the couple.  And couples leave Big Wedding experiences usually wondering what happened, contacting us right away to see the photos  because it's all kind of a blur.  Adventure together force you to center experiences on this special day solely around you. Bigger Weddings you'll have to work hard to make that happen. It's ok though.  We can help.


Where will your story take place?  The location or venue you are choosing becomes the canvas for your story. We recommmend thinking more about the landscape vs. the specific location. Do you want mountains, desert, water, a combination, etc. 

We love helping couples figure out the perfect place to tie the knot! 


Click to watch this recent St. George, UT - Snow Canyon Adventure Micro Wedding we did with Poppy Lane Events & Jeff Crosland. 

"A successful life can be measured by ones ability to make and keep commitments."


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We love documenting love stories and adventure in Moab, UT.  Contact us for details about Moab, UT Adv Elopement Packages.

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