about our photo + video team
We love chasing waterfalls, watching sunrises over alpine lakes, walking the shoreline at the beach, and listening to the rain.
Our team specializes in adventure elopements and destination weddings across the globe, with a unique focus on locations and venues that feature the element of water.
Collectively, we’ve captured over 200 weddings and elopements, and have traveled thousands of miles to explore this beautiful planet of ours.
Our favorite part? We love that our jobs give us the chance to bring our passion for storytelling and the environment together in such a meaningful way for others.
what skyewater means to us
We believe that love, like water, is necessary for life.
It’s a strong and powerful force, but also a comforting and peaceful one. It heals and nourishes us. It can make us feel alive, yet calm, all at once. Water has the ability to move us, both physically and emotionally, in ways we may not be able to put into words . . . just as love does.
Water has also moved and shaped the landscape of our planet in a variety of ways. Bodies of water support the areas with the greatest biodiversity on our planet. Water is so powerful, even places that are now dry— deserts, mountains, canyons— still show impacts from water that used to be there millions of years ago (in the form of rain, snow, rivers, lakes, floods, and glaciers).
Skye is a beautiful Scottish word that can simply mean cloud or sky, but often means adventurous or free-spirited. By combining these two ideas, our photo and video brand evokes the unique and authentic wedding day experiences we offer to couples who want waterscapes and the natural world to play an important role in the celebration of their marriage.
Although originally born in Florida, Kaitlyn’s always been more of a mountain (and waterfall!) girl at heart. She currently lives with her husband and pup Bruiser in a tiny mountain town outside of Colorado Springs, but hopes to find a piece of land with a waterfall or creek on the property to build a custom dream home someday.
The outdoors is one of her big passions – both on and off camera. Not only does Kaitlyn help couples with their adventure wedding plans, but she also captures landscape and wildlife photos. Kaitlyn also has a background in studying the environment: from a minor in Environmental Science + Policy to a Masters degree in nature writing from University of Nevada, Reno. She’s particularly passionate about water related topics and issues, and someday she’ll finally get around to finishing her memoirs and nature essay book ideas!
Eloping is also what Kaitlyn wished she would have done with her husband back in 2016, and now aims to help other couples find the most authentic wedding day experience. However, Kaitlyn + Vaughn did have a pretty epic honeymoon adventure: road tripping across the country in an RV for six weeks! Today you’ll find her traveling in her black 4Runner named Zorro (and sometimes with their camper named Sheila) across Colorado and other western states, meeting couples in her favorite hidden gem locations.
Kaitlyn prefers to be a wallflower during most of the wedding day, allowing couples the freedom to soak in the moment without feeling directed and posed all the time, but strives for a balance of guided suggestions and candid moments.
Rebecca guides couples into flattering poses and gorgeous light – even when they think they’re “awkward” on camera. She’s renowned for her positive energy, gentle (but effective) motivational prowess, and magical ability to make it look like everyone was smiling all day. Rebecca loves genuine emotion, air high fives, and getting the perfect shot.
Rebecca went to school in New England for photography in 2005 and has since worked myriad photo/video jobs from coast to coast and abroad, living in ME, NH, VT, MA, TN, KS, AK, FL, and Colorado. She focuses on weddings and portraits for outdoorsy, fun, kind couples but has experience in most all genres of photo & editing. Videography was an exciting pivot in 2018 and an excellent outlet for that perpetual desire to learn. No two weddings are ever the same and Rebecca loves to push that creative edge.
Rebecca is a white water raft guide, a rock climber, a skier, a dog-mom, and entered parenthood during a global pandemic. She converted a Tan Old Man Van to have a bed in the back for all of the road-tripping inherent with being an adventure photographer and lives to explore questionable dirt roads. She is an advocate for equal rights and representation across age, gender, race, and nationality and will likely ask what your pronouns are. You can often find her barefoot by a river, or pawning off an abundance of zucchinis to unsuspecting friends, or expressing entirely too much enthusiasm over thrift store finds.
Rebecca will be a great fit for couples looking for a fun, talented photographer who captures intimate moments with ninja-like respect, but offers guidance during more posed formals.
our giving back program
Each time a couple books with us, we donate a portion of every package sold to four organizations.
These organizations support clean water programs (for people and the earth), outdoor education and experience, and research and conservation efforts.
what it’s like to work with us
Kaitlyn was our first and only choice for photography for our elopement. We started hiking at 4am and she was there without complaint waiting for us at the trailhead. She did an excellent job of calming our nerves before the ceremony and at the start of the shoot. We never felt rushed or hurried through the entire day.
Rebecca did an awesome job of making us and our family members feel comfortable. She guided us on all of our poses while being so kind and patient with us and we had such a fun time! The evening was so beautiful and we couldn’t have hoped for a better experience. Cheers to photos that will be with us for a lifetime!
I am so glad that we stumbled across Skyewater Photo + Film! I can’t say enough about how professional and friendly the team is. The quality of work that they produce is outstanding! The photos and videos will be treasured forever. I simply cannot recommend them enough!
meet us on the road
From regional camping trips to international adventures, we’ve got several amazing trips planned every year.
Get special discounted rates by meeting us in places we’re already planning to be!