some background on this day… their elopement took place over Valentine’s weekend on monday, february 15th, and it. was. so. cold. colorado spent the entire weekend in negative degree temperatures – something we don’t get very often (i hear you laughing, chicago-land friends) – and on this particular day, it was in single digits and extremely windy.
one of the best parts of having a colorado elopement photographer by your side? i have a plan a, b, and c for your elopement day. but we have to be wiling to roll with the punches, because colorado’s weather can be unpredictable, and there’s only so much we can do. in this case? we chose a lower location than originally planned, and used the trees to help block the wind. just before sunset, we parked at hoosier pass and headed up the trail in snow shoes on some fresh powder for their first look.
we continued up the trail and set up the perfect elopement spot, digging out a perfect circle for their ceremony location. after exchanging their surprise vows – yep, on the spot, they decided they’d turn this styled elopement into a real ceremony – they popped champagne and celebrated with some to-die-for cake pops. in true colorado-fashion, a dream winter elopement was born.
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