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about

Photography for wild love stories and unforgettable moments.

Broken Antler is an elopement and intimate wedding photography company based in the mountains of Silverthorne CO, serving all of the Rockies and beyond, wherever your adventure takes you. 

See what past clients say about Broken Antler and our work.

Our photos are

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Our experience is

Fun

Joyful

Effortless

Natural

Amazing

So Easy

Immersive

Totally Unique

Bold

Real

Magical

Stunning

Imaginative

Raw

Awe Inspiring

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Recognizing that every person, love story, and journey is unique allows us to customize our services to meet every one of our clients needs. You're an anything-but-ordinary couple, so why should your photos and experience be any different?

If you're looking for a photographer who...

We do things a little different.

Just shows up for your session or wedding without getting to know you first and takes a one-size-fits-all approach

Personalized locations, ideas, and experience recommendations to fit your personal style, empowerment to choose what you love, and a photographer (plus bestie, advocate, and insider resource) who truly knows and expresses your story through images

...then Broken Antler Photography probably isn't for you. But if you're looking for...

...you're in the right place! We don't do cookie cutter, trendy, or ordinary. We're here for the one of a kind, true to you, no pressure or outside influence experiences that are 100% authentic. We want to know you as you truly are and show that in your photos.

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engagements

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bridal sessions

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weddings/elopements

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surprise proposals

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couples sessions

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The Experience

How It Works

CONTACT

Fill out a contact form or send me an email to inquire about the date and services you have in mind.

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BOOKING

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SCHEDULE

We'll schedule your Coffee Call, where I send you and your fiancé a digital gift card for a hot beverage of your choice and then we'll chat about your vision and needs.

Once you've made the choice to book (yay!), you'll be sent

a contract for review and an invoice for a retainer to hold your date and time.

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QUESTIONS

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PLANNING

You'll receive a series of questionnaires to dive deep into you, your vision, your style, and your story to help with planning and knowing you better.

You'll receive our planning magazine and we'll help you through location, ideas, experience, and vendor recommendations.

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FUN STUFF

FINALIZE

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Along the way, you'll get fun personalized packages, a Pinterest board with beautiful ideas, helpful hints to your inbox and more, all to let you know your photographer is thinking of you.

As your special day gets closer, we'll finalize details like your timeline and shot list so that on the big day, you can be stress free and totally in the moment.

CELEBRATE!

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DELIVERY

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It's your day! Woohoo! Enjoy every minute because we're here to capture it. You'll receive a little sneak peek within 24 hours.

Your full gallery will be available digitally within 4 weeks. You'll pick some favorites and we'll get your album ordered 

(included in every Broken Antler Photo package)!

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FOLLOW UP

We'll follow up to see how  you're enjoying married life, thank you for being a friend of ours, and ask for your online review.

 
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MEET THE OWNER & LADY BEHIND THE LENS. THIRD WHEELING ON LOVE STORIES IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES

   I'm Alexa Johnson - a multi-passionate, Enneagram 8 mountain girl who became a wedding photographer in a round about way. I was raised in Breckenridge, CO and went to Colorado State to become a veterinarian but my creative spirit overruled. That need to create first took me to event production and marketing - probably why I love details and planning - where I designed and coordinated huge live events like rodeos, concerts, tradeshows, and more. I loved that job and learned so much about business, but finally turned to entrepreneurship when I started this photo biz, a mountain bridal magazine, and a wedding venue. 

   I first picked up a film camera in grade school and took photos of the beautiful world around me. That led me to starting Broken Antler Photography as a nature and landscape business in 2015. It wasn't until 2017 that I became a lifestyle and portrait photographer and in 2019, when I left the events industry, I niched down again to wild and wonderful love stories. Now I serve couples all over the Rockies Mountains and in beautiful places beyond! I've always got the travel bug, so check my "Travel" tab to see where I'm headed next (plus get a discount and all travel fees waived in some of my favorite places!) 

 

   When I'm not photographing love stories, I take full advantage of the gorgeous Colorado weather and enjoy all the fun recreation it has to offer like snowmobiling, hiking, fishing, water sports, and camping. On the opposite side, I'm also a homebody (extroverted introvert here!) and enjoy designing and decorating spaces, trying new recipes, reading a good book by the fire, and working on the newest flip project that my boyfriend and I take on. 

   There are three ways to reach me and connect! Fill out a contact form, send an email to broken.antler.photography@gmail.com or text me at 970-471-5727. I'd love to buy you a coffee, cocktail, or taco and be friends!

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MY FAVORITE THINGS

DERBY, OUR GOLDEN RETRIEVER (& ALL DOGS)

TIME SPENT OUTDOORS - ON THE WATER ESPECIALLY

HOT LATTES OR PRETTY MUCH ANY COFFEE

COWS & HORSES - I NOW LIVE ON A RANCH!

MY OTHER HALF & BIGGEST

FAN. MATT

REMODELS, HOME, & DESIGN (JOANNA GAINES WANNA-BE)

TRAVELING - DESERTS, BEACHES, WOODS...I'M IN!

LIVE MUSIC OF ALL VARIETIES - COUNTRY, JAZZ, ROCK

MARGARTITAS &

MEXICAN FOOD

FALL LEAVES & 

SWEATER WEATHER

 

My Why

Why do I do what I do and serve who I serve? The short answer, I never liked the marketing messages of adventure elopement photography.

In my eyes, it was always brash and polarizing to people like me who, yes - love the outdoors, adventure, and exciting personal experiences but no. don't want to throw out all traditions and sentimentality in the name of a one of a kind wedding day.

What if my dad walking me down the aisle is super important to me? What if I want the production of luxurious fine details on a mountain top because that's my style? What if I choose to have a bigger guest list because so many amazing people have touched my life? What if parts of the traditional marriage vows make me tear up and I want to incorporate them into mine? What if a one-of-a-kind, all about me and the love of my life day looks BOTH traditional and adventurous in its own way?

 

That wasn't what I saw from the industry. They said you had to choose, one or the other. So I've created my own narrative, a niche of the photography world at the intersection between old traditions and new adventures. I help my couples choose what's meaningful to them, honors their values, and celebrate their marriage while incorporating the where, who, and what means the most to them. 

Why? Because how you get married matters because your marriage matters. 

This is a once in a lifetime experience. So let it be intentional and yours, whatever that looks like, then live in the moment because I'm here to capture every emotion, detail, and experience so you can relive this BEST DAY EVER forever.