A different kind of photographer

(a.k.a. the kind that can turn a fuzzy vision into an epic reality)

Looking for a photographer that just gets you?

Meet your elopement partner!

Step one–let’s get to know each other! 

I’ll start! My name is Kim (that beautiful floofer next to me is Evey), and I’m a Colorado-based couples photographer! I specialize in adventurous elopements, microweddings, and proposals.

Adventure is what fills my heart and feeds my soul.

As much as I love my own adventures, I also love helping couples plan their own unique experiences. And of course, capturing these intimate, once-in-a-lifetime moments so you can relive them over and over.

Elopement photographer Kim Hefner from Wild and Found Photography

My job is about more than just photos.

It’s about creating an experience that makes you look back at those photos and say…

Damn, yeah that day was freaking AMAZING.

I know you have lots of options when it comes to a photographer. 

So if you’re wondering what makes working with me different than working with most photographers, the answer is pretty simple. I’m here to be more than just a photographer.

I don’t just show up to take photos on your day. I spend tons of time helping my couples with things like finding the perfect location, providing inspiration and resources, planning logistics and timelines, and recommending local vendors you can trust, just to name a few.

From the moment you reach out, I’m fully invested in making sure your day is even more epic than you’re imagining right now!

Photographer in a field taking pictures of happy couple with mountains in the background

You deserve a photographer that cares about your day as much as you do!

But you don’t have to take my word for it…

Client Testimonials

We are so thankful that we selected Kim to be our destination elopement photographer. Having never been to Colorado before, Kim provided guidance and suggestions not only for our elopement but for the rest of our vacation. She was patient with us as we analyzed ceremony and photo session sites and gave her honest input on factors such as crowds and lighting. We ultimately had our elopement ceremony at Garden of the Gods Resort followed by a photo session at Paint Mines Interpretive Park.

Kim is super talented and our pictures came out phenomenal. Hiring a photographer however is so much more than just the pictures and Kim delivered in all aspects. Her communication was outstanding from our first inquiry to the day she sent our final photo gallery and her gentle demeanor helped to ease our nerves on the big day. If you want a photographer with top notch skills who is truly vested in your day of experience, Kim is the right choice! I would recommend her to anyone.

Colorado elopement photographer captures bride and groom in front of reflecting pool at Garden of the Gods resort near Colorado Springs
Couple holding hands overlooking mountains in the fall in Colorado

We had such a fun time getting our engagement photos done with Kim! She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera–and even got our dog to smile for a few of the photos.

Kim knows all of the right angles and can catch sweet candid moments. The edited pictures came back super fast and looked AMAZING–can’t wait to use one for our save the date!

“Kim was incredible to work with! She was adventurous enough to meet my fiance and I at 6am in the Rockies to get an engagement session with natural lighting from the morning sun. We spent hours hiking the mountain while she gave us occasional direction for some spectacular shots. The entire session felt effortless! We had a blast, laughing the entire time. Shortly after, we received the photos and OMG! We were blown away!!! Kim has such a natural eye for photography. We were looking for “trail running photos” and she was spot on! Kim took the time to get to know us and helped to show our personalities in the photos. We are so happy to have worked with her and would love to do so again soon 🙂 I HIGHLY recommend Wild and Found for your elopement photos!”

Trail running couple holding hands and walking through a grassy field in the mountains of Colorado

Wanna chat more about your dream day?

Forget the work.

Focus on having fun.

That’s why I’m here.

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Still want to know more?

Okay, how about some fun facts! 

I’m originally from South Louisiana, and yes, I can make a legit gumbo. 

After a seven year detour in Texas, I moved to Colorado to be close to the mountains.

In my free time, you’ll most likely find me hiking, climbing, practicing yoga and meditation, or planning my next travel adventure.

My favorite country I’ve visited so far is Peru!

I love exploring remote areas and soaking in the mountain views,  but I also equally love cozying up on the couch with my partner Bryan and our floofy rescue pup Evey…and a glass of wine!

Adventure photographer hiking in the mountains and holding a camera

And now, I’d like to get to know you!

Ready to tell me more about you and your partner’s dream day?

I can’t wait to hear more about your vision!

Or if you’re not quite sure what that vision is, let’s create something special together!

Couple sitting next to each other and laughing together in Garden of the Gods in Colorado