Hannah and Trevor knew they wanted snow for their engagement session at St. Mary’s Glacier. What we didn’t expect was just how much snow we would end up getting! If you’ve hiked St. Mary’s Glacier, you know it’s not a long hike, but it’s basically straight uphill for about a mile, so definitely not the easiest. We struggled a bit getting enough traction to hike up, but luckily we made it to the top and we were able to get some fun snowy engagement photos. This is truly what I envision true adventure sessions being like. We were wet, cold, but laughing at the randomness that is mother nature in Colorado. They had a mini snow fight at the end, and thats the way all engagement sessions should be :)
Olivia and Eric reached out last year in hopes of eloping at Rocky Mountain National Park in the summer. There were some last minute changes and they ended up eloping on a beautiful fall day in October at 3M Curve. One of the things I will always remember the most about these two is how giggly and giddy they were about eloping - they could not contain their excitement! Aside from myself, it was just the two of them - so it was basically as intimate of an elopement as you can get. Since self-solemnizing is totally kosher in Colorado, they wrote their own vows, married themselves, and I cried like a baby about it. Also, they were so amazing and flexible about some last minute changes we had to make - it was early October and there was supposed to be a storm rolling in the afternoon we had planned on, so we made the last minute call to move their elopement up to mid afternoon. Well, we narrowly missed the storm and it ended up being a gorgeous afternoon!
One of the things I love most about elopements is that couples don’t lose sight of whats truly important, because it’s literally only about one thing - celebrating the fact that you get to spend your life with someone else. You are celebrating with only each other, making it such a sincere and intimate experience. Big weddings are fun and have their place too (I had one and I loved it!), but far too often I see couples getting lost in the stress of the production and losing sight of the big picture, which in reality is the most important part. Olivia and Eric couldn’t have been more excited about celebrating one of their biggest and most important life experiences, and I was so glad I was there to capture it!