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      One of my favorite mountain ranges in Colorado lies in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. So I was obviously very excited when Taylor and Eddie reached out to me to capture their self-solemnizing elopement out here in Colorado.

      In fall hiking elopements, we are faced with challenging climates. We anxiously kept an eye on the weather for the days leading up to their elopement. Thunderstorms and high winds were rolling through the mountains of Colorado the day before but we were fortunate to find a break on their actual elopement day! This was such a relief as I picked them up at 5am before heading up to the mountains for their big day!

      We hit the trail head and started up as we crossed over waterfalls and took in the big views of the jagged peaks before arriving at a spot on the Continental Divide. There was no one else on the trail the entire hike up! This is one of the benefits of starting at sunrise. You avoid the typical crowds of the midday people and get the best lighting for beautiful elopement photos!

      Traditionally, couples do a first dance after their elopement ceremony but Taylor and Eddie decided they could not wait and jumped right in! Who could blame them with these beautiful views? It was such a fun start to their elopement!


      Couple Hiking at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Couple Kissing at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Kisses in Colorado
      Couple Kissing at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Bride and Groom at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      First Dance at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      First Dance in Colorado
      First Dance at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      First Dance at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado

      After their first dance, they found the perfect rock for their vow exchange and self-solemnizing vows. The shared their vows and exchange rings in front of their “witness” Harley. I feel every couples elopement packing list should include: wedding rings, vows and their dogs!


      Ring Exchange at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Ring Exchange in Colorado
      Ring Exchange at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Ring Exchange at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Ring Exchange at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Ring Exchange at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Ring Exchange at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Ring Exchange at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Bride and Groom with Dog at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
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      Bride and Groom with Dog at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Bride and Groom with Dog at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado

      We then started to head back down the Divide and found a spot for them to share big mountain views as the sun hit the valley behind. It was an incredible light show as the sun fought through the moody clouds. It really made for some dramatic photos!


      Bride and Groom Hiking at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Hiking in Colorado
      Bride and Groom Hiking at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Bride and Groom Kissing at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
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      Bride and Groom at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Bride and Groom at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Bride and Groom at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Bride and Groom at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Bride and Groom Kissing at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Bride and Groom at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado

      Bride and Groom Hiking at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Bride and Groom at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Bride and Groom at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Bride and Groom Kissing at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado
      Mountain Kisses in Colorado
      Bride and Groom Kissing at Self Solemnizing Elopement near Boulder, Colorado

      Is there a better place to have a self-solemnizing elopement than Colorado? It’s hard to think a place with better views than this beautiful state.

      I had such a fun day with these three! It was really fun exploring different areas of the Continental Divide and capturing their elopement. Thank you both for trusting me to be your photographer!


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      My name is Sean, and I can’t wait to help create your Colorado adventure elopement! I’m a Colorado-based free spirit who has dedicated my life to exploring this wild world and connecting to the people in it.

      I know firsthand what an important and personal decision this is—my wife and I eloped to Northern Ireland. You’re trusting me to capture this amazing day, and I make it my responsibility to make sure you have an incredible experience from start to finish.

      My passion has led me here, where I can follow my heart and share my love for the outdoors with others on their wedding day. It’s truly an awesome experience, and I’m stoked every time I get to document your day.

      When I’m not photographing couples, I love to go exploring with my wife and our corgi. Our dream is to own an Airstream and take Vows and Peaks on the road!

      Sound like the perfect match? Reach out so we can get started on your epic elopement!

      Colorado Elopement Photographer

      LET’S DO THIS!


      Comments

      what an epicly perfect colorado elopement! no mountain wedding is complete without a pup for a witness!

      Okay, I seriously love Colorado and your adventure wedding photos make me wanna go back SO bad!! Also, I like need her adorable sweater!!!!

      YES!!!! Brides wearing beanies for the win! This elopement is so stunning.

      Love when couples include their dog!! I agree that Colorado is pretty hard to beat as far as views go <3

      I love that the dog is watching during their ceremony!

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