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Black Canyon Inn Elopement

I doubt it’s a surprise to anyone that my favorite thing about living in Colorado is all the amazing views of the mountains. There are far too many epic vistas to count. With each new wedding, however, we do our best to find a spot we’ve never photographed before. Jean Marie and Jamie’s Black Canyon Inn elopement was no different.

For the first time in almost a decade, we had

  1. a couple getting married,
  2. time to go into Rocky Mountain National Park for photos, and 
  3. Trail Ridge Road was open.

Obviously, we had to take Jean Marie and Jamie to the top of the world for their post-ceremony portrait session. Now, an interesting side effect of living in close proximity to so much natural beauty is that it can, at times, blend into the background. Watching Jean Marie and Jamie experience that epic drive for the first time reminded us how truly lucky we are to live in Colorado. Every next turn brought another jaw-dropping scene.

So while Jesse drove (and made sure we didn’t run into any elk or fall down the mountainside), I got the distinct joy of playing tour guide and seeing our state through fresh eyes. The weather cooperated for us and even brought in some dramatic clouds, perfect for photos. All-in-all, I’d say Colorado did a great job showing her true beauty for the newlyweds and their family. It’s no wonder so many of our destination couples end up moving here within a year of their wedding!

Jean Marie, Jamie, Jaxon, and family, thank you for letting us capture your Black Canyon Inn elopement experience, for the amazing conversation, and for making us feel like part of the family. We hope you’re having an epic time in Walt Disney World!

Funny Wedding Kids | Black Canyon Inn Elopement | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Father of the Bride | Black Canyon Inn Elopement | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Bride Walking Down Aisle | Black Canyon Inn Elopement | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Mountain Wedding Ceremony | Black Canyon Inn Elopement | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Mountain Wedding Ceremony | Black Canyon Inn Wedding | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Mountain Wedding Ceremony | Black Canyon Inn Elopement | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Mountain Wedding Ceremony | Black Canyon Inn Elopement | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Mountain Wedding Ceremony | Black Canyon Inn Wedding | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Mountain Wedding Ceremony | Black Canyon Inn Elopement | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Mountain Wedding Ceremony | Black Canyon Inn Wedding | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Parents of the Bride Laughing | Black Canyon Inn Elopement | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Bride and Groom Mountain Wedding Portrait | Rocky Mountain National Park Wedding | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Bride and Groom Dancing in the Mountains | Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Bride and Groom Hiking in the Mountains | Rocky Mountain National Park Wedding | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Bride and Groom Hiking in the Mountains | Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Bride and Groom in the Mountains | Rocky Mountain National Park Wedding | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Bride and Groom on Trail Ridge Road | Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Bride and Groom Mountain Portrait | Rocky Mountain National Park Wedding | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Bride and Groom Mountain Portrait | Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Bride and Groom Hiking in the Mountains | Rocky Mountain National Park Wedding | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Bride and Groom in the Mountains | Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo
Bride and Groom Nighttime Portrait | Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

Ceremony venue:  Black Canyon Inn
Officiant:  Maree Johnston
Daytime portraits:  Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park
Nighttime portraits:  Lily Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

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