Austin Cope is a wedding & portrait photographer based in Denver.

He loves photographing interesting folks and rad couples in love in and he's a sucker for adventurous settings. It's his priority during shoots to make sure you're comfortable, looking your best, and having a great time all the while. Zero pressure. This is how great images are made.

On an important note: he can quote the movie Matilda front-to-back and loves Hall & Oates. And he's in an 80's synthpop band.

His portrait/documentary work has been featured in 303 MagazineThe Denver Post's The Know, Denverite, Westword, and Denver Metro Media, primarily helping share the stories of all sorts of fascinating people across Colorado. 

Austin's happily engaged to his amazing partner, Jess. Together they enjoy long road trips, plane trips, day trips, marrying couples on mountaintops, cooking delicious vegan meals, and co-parenting their terribly-adorable dog, Cooper.

Jess Drawhorn makes things happen.


She's an officiant, an excellent planner, and a great extra set of eyes. Not to mention an incredible friend/co-pilot.  

Jess has a BFA in photography and is just generally a total badass. She's currently doing amazing work in the field of sustainability.

Feel free to shoot her an email or follow her on IG


And then there's Cooper. He's the best.

Also, he's absolutely the worst.

When he's not howling at everyone who walks by our window, he enjoys belly rubs and being the cuddliest boy in the world.

Nothing in between.

#cooper_d (this hashtag is recommended viewing)






Jamie: "Holy cow.... these are amazing!!!"

"OMG I can't tell you how excited I am!!! There were so many things I missed that I wanted to see and it's like you were my second and third set of eyes. You captured so many images of love and happiness. I can't get over all of the smiles!!

I will continue to recommend you to anybody that needs a photographer. You did such an amazing job. Thank you thank you thank you for everything."



David: "oh my goodness!! they're incredible!!"

"You are really gifted and I'm so happy that you were the one to photograph this most special day!

You absolutely knocked our wedding out of the park! We were able to re-live the special day through all of the beautiful photographs you were able to capture. We will keep you in mind for any future engagements. Thank you so much for your hard work and flexibility. You are a very kind person and we appreciate how talented you are. We were very lucky to find you!"



Marla: "Loved my session and loved the results!"

"Austin brought out my best and made it so much fun. The hardest part was deciding which ones to pick. He is amazing and talented. I gave up on being photogenic. I guess I had a few left in me."



Bethanie: "Omg stop! These are too good!"

"We can’t thank you & Jess enough for making our day completely effortless! We will cherish that day forever."



Sarah: "These photos are breathtaking!"

"You truly captured our wedding better than I could have imagined. I can’t wait to share! 

Thank you so much for helping us create our dream wedding!! We had a wonderful experience and cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work to make it come together in such a short amount of time."