Colorado Adventure Elopement
I think the most common question I get during timeline consultations is, “Is it too late to elope?” This is typically asked in jest; the final weeks leading up to a wedding can get pretty overwhelming. But if you’re like Laura and Connor, you probably know right away that a big wedding isn’t for you. Which is how we found ourselves hiking through the wilderness for their Colorado adventure elopement.
When they first reached out to us, Laura and Connor were planning that big wedding. Then a few weeks later, we got an email saying that they were going to downsize a bit. Then came a new email asking when we might be available in September for an elopement with just the two of them.
Now, a lot of photographers specialize their business based on the size of the wedding. Some will only do big weddings while others only want to do elopements. Jesse and I are indifferent when it comes to wedding size. Instead, we specialize in working with cool people who like our artistic style. So when Laura and Connor went from planning a large wedding to an elopement, we happily rode that roller coaster with them.
Though the day brought gusty winds, frigid temps, rain and even a bit of snow, these two dove into their adventure with the best possible attitude. If they bring even half of their elopement-day optimism and team mentality to their marriage, they’re in for a very successful journey together.
Laura and Connor, thank you so much for everything! For picking an amazing location. For starting our winter bar. For the book recommendations and the deep conversation. And for just being awesome humans.
Men’s dress shoes have surprisingly terrible traction. If you’re wearing dress shoes to hike or be somewhere in nature, consider putting tape on the soles to add friction. You can also scuff the soles with sandpaper or wear them around on rough surfaces to break them in before your wedding day.