extreme adventure elopement photography & video artisans

| LET'S ADVENTURE IN THE SOUTHWEST TOGETHER |
new mexico • Colorado • Utah • Arizona

We're Katie & Paul,
essentially travel guides for the Four Corners. Based in New Mexico we are hybrid photo + video content creators. We plan, craft & document adventure elopements & intimate weddings throughout the southwest.

M.A.Y.T. (Make Adventure Your Tradition®)

We trademarked this tag phrase because as story tellers we truly live for documenting SOLEMAYTS experiencing epic adventures together. Nothing gets us as fired up as capturing epic "first time" experiences.

We hold
the keys
to uncharted adventure

We're the first ones to really coin the phrase "Extreme Adventure Elopements". We are obsessed with the unlimited landscapes & adventure available in New Mexico, Utah. Colorado & Arizona We set the bar when it comes to crafting one-of-a-kind epic adventure stories.

LETS MAYT!

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in the southwest

Our most recent work is on Instagram

While we are working toward shooting less and less Weddings, we still make acceptions for those big events that we feel will be a compliment to our brand and mesh well with our style & personalities. All we can say is that it never hurts to ask. 

Click to view our latest Wedding Film featuring Natalie & Zach hosted at Dietz Farm in Albuquerque, NM. Wedding coordination by A Beautiful Theme one of favs.

Check out our latest Albuerquerque, NM Wedding Film work

This was a rad Adventure Elopement that turned Micro Wedding in the winter in Albuquerque, New Mexico

One of the great perks with Eloping in Albuquerque, NM is the opportunity to kick off the day with a hot air balloon ride! 

This real elopement turned micro wedding is a great example of something possible in New Mexico.  We shot this in February! 

DAY-OF OUTLINE:
1) Sunrise Balloon ride with catered breakfast and hot coco.
2) Back to Kata's Casitas for chill time, charcuterie, hair & mu, getting ready.
3) Head to Sand Dunes for insanely gorgeous desert ceremony 
4) ATV adventures on the Dunes post ceremony
5) Back to Casitas for catered dinner, cake cutting, first dance, party!


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Must see Horseshoe Bend Adventure Elopement with Tanasha & Percy

We were so grateful to be referred by the one and only Elizabeth Wells to come and document this gorgeous Adventure Elopement held at Horseshoe Bend in Page, AZ.  This was such a special, surreal experience. For Tanasha & Percy it was their first time so see this awe inspiring view and their minds were blown.  They found a rad little VRBO near Lake Powell.  We met there and the rest is history.  Just an epic afternoon in the sun with nothing but the most positive vibes.  LOVED THIS DAY! 

WE ARE ABSOLUTE PHOTO & VIDEO FREEKS!!  Best friends, married for 14 years, have 3 kids, 1 golden doodle and have been shooting weddings & adventure elopements together throughout our marriage.

 Because we are so seasoned in our craft we are able to pull off productions that would normally take 2 teams of shooters to accomplish. If we feel like we're the right fit, we're happy to share full galleries to help you get an idea of what we can produce. 


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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 New Mexico. 

We're  ALWAYS down to travel to epic locations to create the Wedding or ADVENTURE Elopement experience of your dreams. Learn more about or packages & pricing below.

hOLA!
we're 
PAUL &
KATIE



WE LIKE TO GET DOWN

Check out this Silverton, CO Adventure Elopement Film

CLICK TO WATCH THIS ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT FILM

click to watch this CABO SAN LUCAS ADVENTURE WEDDING

Nicole & Cody DM'd and said, "We're thinking about getting married in Silverton, CO."

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

Watch the video!

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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.


CAPTURE joy in the journey

Our fondest memories come from epic experiences. Capturing the process of having those experiences is what it means to "Make Adventure Your Tradition."

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.

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.

We love helping couples figure out the perfect place to tie the know! LET'S CHAT!

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 can't wait to go on an adventure with you!

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