Colorado Wedding Photographer
Ouray, Colorado

Sam Murch Photography

I'm a wedding and elopement photographer for the playful at heart!

If you’re the kind of couple that jumps in the waterfall, kisses on the mountain top, lets your hair blow in the wind, dances in the rain, and is game to try new things…I want to work with you!

I document weddings and elopements in Ouray, Silverton, Telluride, and Durango, Colorado. I’m as obsessed with the mountains as you are, and I want to make art out of your wedding day!

I want you to feel amazing every time you look at your images. So I’m going to focus on you, and how I can make the process as fun and stress free as possible!

If you’re worried that you’ll be awkward or unsure of yourself, don’t be! My super power is making people feel comfortable and relaxed so that they can be themselves and enjoy their awesome day! This is going to be FUN!


Couples that mention promotion code “RMB100” in their inquiry will receive $100.00 off of any of my 2023-2024 wedding packages!

Love Notes
100% the best! We loved having Sam at our wedding (+ our engagement!!) - she makes you feel comfortable and loved — and her work is incredible! We highly recommend Sam!!! We didn’t know her before using her, and gained a friendship after using her. Thank you Sam!
— Sheeann Ramey
Sam went above and beyond for my surprise engagement. She worked months in advance with my now husband to find the perfect spot even driving over an hour each way to vet different locations. Sam checks all boxes of being a great photographer. Not only are her photographs amazing, her communication is top notch, response time is quick but most importantly her personality is the absolute best. She truly made an already special experience even more special!!”
— Shelby Hooker
The process of planning a wedding can be highly overwhelming at times, but Sam not only made things easy, but also enjoyable. From the beginning stages of early consultation, all the way up to the reception, she was a delight. Sam and her husband were not just a vendor for our wedding, they became guests. Words truly cannot describe how very pleased my wife and I were with the experience of working with Sam, and also with how pleased we were with the outcome of our photos. Our day was magical, and Sam Murch caught every moment of that magic for us to relive throughout our lives. I would highly recommend choosing Sam Murch to photograph any occasion. 15 out of 10 hands down!
— Joseph Pitts

Fun facts

Where are you originally from?

I am a Colorado native! I have lived all over Colorado, but my favorite area is, absolutely, South Western Colorado!

Where do you find your design inspiration?

My design inspiration for each gallery comes from getting to know you as a couple. All of my galleries are a little bit different because I like to create something that captures the tone and aesthetic of your specific day. I always try to capture the unexpected moments that highlight your personality, the things that made us cry or laugh on your day, and the little moments that you don't want to ever forget.

What are your favorite activities to do in The Rockies?

I love living in the mountains! Living in the heart of the mountains, and in a rural area, definitely has its challenges throughout the year, but it also means that outdoor activities and fun, are just a few steps away. My 5 children, husband, dog, and I, love to be outside as much as possible. So we fill our summers with hiking and nature gazing, and our winters with snowball fights and sledding!

What is your favorite part about a wedding?

My favorite part of any wedding day (no matter the size of the event), is stealing away with my couples for some sunset portraits - just the three of us. The ceremony is over, the jitters have calmed, the light is magical, and you get to just be yourselves together and soak in the fact that you JUST GOT MARRIED!

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