For many couples looking to have a mountain wedding in Colorado, there’s this inner debate on whether they should have a more traditional wedding at a venue or have an adventure elopement in a secluded spot in the Rockies. And one of the things we specialize is helping them figure out which type of wedding is best for them.
While our specialty is in photographing small weddings and mountain elopements, we also meet a handful of couples who have chosen to have a traditional wedding but want to follow it up later with photos of them in their wedding attire in an epic mountain location. We call these awesome sessions post-wedding adventure. sessions!
And that’s exactly what these two did. A couple days after they said I do down in Boulder, we took them up into the Indian Peaks Wilderness for a sunset post-wedding adventure session. It was the perfect opportunity for the two of them to spend some private time together and really take in those “just married” moments. It’s honestly so easy to get wrapped up in the quickness of a traditional wedding day, and post-wedding adventure sessions are an awesome way to win back that time.
After our stop at the first lake on our route, we made our way to the second trailhead, where these two spent some quiet moments walking along the road and enjoying a little dance beneath the trees. One of the things we love about mountain weddings in Colorado is the ability to escape it all and have quiet and peaceful moments in the mountains. There isn’t the rush that you typically have with a more traditional wedding.
We made our way from the trailhead up to one of my absolute favorite alpine lakes in Colorado for the rest of Hanne and Travis’s Colorado mountain wedding photos. I love this spot not only because the lake is an absolute stunner, but because of how many places there are to adventure alongside the water. Even in the late summer, there is lots of snow and ice at this higher elevation, with little streams and waterfalls melting the snow and feeding it back into the lake.
As the day winds down, it even begins to get a little chilly up here, which makes this such an amazing and relaxing spot to escape the heat during your summer mountain wedding in Colorado. Personally, we love this spot as a place to get away when spending your days down in Denver or Boulder where the summer heat might be a little more intense.
P.S. As adventurous Colorado mountain wedding photographers, we pride ourselves on not just documenting your national park elopement or small mountain wedding in Colorado, but helping you plan out all the little details as well — like helping you figure out the perfect time of year for your Colorado elopement.
Sure, we pride ourselves in taking killer photos of killer people in killer places, but we’re firm believers that your adventure wedding photographer should be so much more than that. They should be a resource to you during the whole mountain wedding process. So if that sounds like your vibe, we’d love to chat with you about your dream adventure elopement or small mountain wedding in Colorado.
Check out some of our favorite elopement and adventure wedding planning resources:
Empowering You To Have Your Adventure Elopement, Your Way
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