the heart of your adventure

Colorado Based Wedding Photographer For Adventurous Couples

SERVING COLORADO, ALASKA, & BEYOND

Let’s Design
Your Perfect Day

Here at Matlai Photography, I specialize in capturing the raw, heartfelt moments of your wedding day in landscapes that are continually inspiring. From the moment you inquire to the day your images are delivered, I understand that your wedding day is about more than just beautiful photos - it's about creating an authentic and unforgettable experience.


I’LL HELP YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN

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I am so glad we found Rose, who turned out to be not just the ultimate photographer and elopement planning partner, but also an awesome person and dear friend.

I don’t even know where to start expressing my gratitude, adoration, respect, and awe for Rose and her work. Rose’s calm demeanor, love for a documentary-inspired approach to photography, and endless enthusiasm for her people are infectious. She provided a steady presence that helped calm my nerves while at the same time being the ultimate hype woman. She captured our whole day beautifully, and looking at our photos transports us back to the sights and feelings we had on our wedding day.

TARA TUBB

JOURNEY

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BEGINS

Wondering where to start?

Planning an adventurous or destination weddings can feel overwhelming, but I’m committed to bringing your vision to life. With years of travel and wedding experience behind me, I’ll walk you through the entire process seamlessly and will always listen to your needs. From choosing the perfect location to planning logistics and final details, I’m here for you. And when the day finally arrives, I’ll give you breathtaking photos that bring you back to your best day again and again.

I’M HERE TO LEND AN EXPERT HAND

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A traditional wedding wasn’t for me

THEN

MY PARTNER & I ELOPED

(AND WE NEVER LOOKED BACK)

I’m Rose, the artist behind Matlai Photography. My partner and I decided to elope years ago, and it was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.

Fueled by my own experience living overseas and expertise traveling the world, I’ve now made it my mission to help all couples create a day that ignores what they’re ‘supposed’ to do, and focuses on what feels right.

So if you’re ready to marry the love of your life on top of a mountain or in the middle of the desert, I’ll be there. My bag is packed and ready to go, so let’s start planning your adventure.

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WHERE WILL YOUR LOVE TAKE YOU?

Destination WEDDINGS

Colorado weddings

There’s nothing more intimate than saying ‘I do’ surrounded by the beauty of untouched wilderness. If you desire to say your vows and have the adventure of a lifetime with your favorite person, I would be honored to capture it all. Together, we’ll design the day you’ve always hoped for and get breathtaking photos you can keep forever.

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In my home state of Colorado, you simply cannot beat the incredible mountain peaks or the near endless supply of craft breweries. I have lived and worked in this great state for over 20 years - so can guide you on the best places to go!
For more inspo from this elopement in the Rockies, check out the Featured Blog post on Green Wedding Shoes! 

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We made this experience so amazing and captured every moment beautifully

My husband and I booked Rose for our elopement and couldn’t have asked for a better photographer! We immediately felt like she was a friend we had known for years. She made this experience so amazing and captured every moment beautifully. Thank you so much for making our day so special! I’d give 10 stars if I could!

ERIN JOINER

PHOTOGRAPHER
EDUCATION

Ready for your camera to take you on your biggest adventures?

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