adventure elopement photography & film

BASED IN THE SOUTHWEST COVERING new mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona & WORLD WIDE.

New Mexico's SPICIEST
Adventure Elopement
& Wedding 
Photo+Film duo

We are EXPERIENCE ARCHITECTS...
adventure elopement photographers & filmmakers for the love struck & adventurous at heart. Nothing gets us as fired up as filming & photographing couples on Adventure Elopements & Weddings.

adventure to your love story!


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some
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(because EVERYTHING tastes better with a little NM GREEN CHILI on top.)

we dare you to click it!

We are absolute PHOTO + VIDEO FREEKS!!  Best friends, married for 12 years, shooting weddings & adventure elopements right out of the gate.
 
Imagine a slightly younger, better looking version of Chip & Joanna Gaines showing up to shoot your wedding day.  That's pretty much us hahahaha! 


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Of course we love to travel but our home is tucked in the epicenter of adventure here in the Four Corners in good ole Farmington, NM. 

If budget allows we're  ALWAYS down to travel to epic locations to create the Wedding or ADVENTURE Elopement experience of your dreams. 

hOLA!
we're 
PAUL &
KATIE



WE LIKE TO GET DOWN

Check out our latest Adventure Elopement Film

CLICK TO WATCH THIS ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT FILM

click to watch this CABO SAN LUCAS
ADVENTURE WEDDING

This couple said, "We want to get married in Silverton, CO."

We said, "No problemo." Assembled vendors, made a plan, the rest is history. 

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(For real people say Katie reminds them of Joanna Gains ALL THE TIME.)  

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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!

-Sydney

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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 ARE PERFECTIONISTS IN OUR CRAFT

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.


findING joy in the journey

OUR THOUGHT PROCESS

Whether your 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.


2 IS BETTER THAN 1

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.

ADVENTURE IS THE STORY

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.

MAKE THIS DAY ABOUT YOU

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.

WEDDING VS. ELOPEMENT

The main questions to ask yourself is: "Do I want to share my wedding day with all my closest friends & family, or do I want to this day to be solely about US."  It's Gathering vs. Intimacy.  Important to remember, this is YOUR DAY.  Your Day deserves to be exactly the way you've always dreamed about it.


EPIC ADVENTURE STORIES BEGIN WITH LOCATION

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.

If you need help honing in on the perfect location, LET'S CHAT!

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

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