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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Rocky Mountain National Park - Estes Park, Colorado Elopement Photo Story Award

Mountain Adventure Wedding silhouette image of the couple against the sky with clouds

Mountain Adventure Wedding Photography | A silhouette image of the couple against the mountains

A silhouette of the couple against the mountains while they say their vows.

Tina and Stuart planned an intimate elopement that was perfectly theirs in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. They had fallen in love with Estes Park on a previous trip, so when they spontaneously decided to make it official, they knew it had to be Estes. 

She accessorized her lace and tulle blush gown with sleeves by adding a chic floral headband, pearl drop earrings, and snow boots! After all, this was a late October elopement in Estes Park, and we were prepared for any weather! Stuart wore a perfect navy suit and tie with classic brown leather shoes. 

After the ceremony was done, the tears dried and the noses were blown, we headed into the national park on Estes Park's doorstep. This being the most visited national park in Colorado, we picked a weekday date to avoid the crowds. At our very first stop in the park, the newlyweds were able to watch a huge 100-head herd of elk striding across a meadow.

We continued exploring in the mountains and found the windiest spot in the state! It was a miniature hurricane, but with epic mountain views. They popped champagne, drank from the bottle, and continued romancing and dancing with each other until sunset.

Estes Park Wedding Couple Portrait using double exposure of the bride and groom at sunset

Estes Park Wedding Couple Portraits | A double exposure image of the couple at sunset

A double exposure of the couple at sunset and the map of Rocky Mountain National Park.

CO, Rocky Mountain National Park Wedding Photo of bride giggling as she gets ready

Rocky Mountain National Park Wedding Photographers | The bride giggles as she gets ready

Tina giggles as she gets ready for the first look in her hotel room.

Estes Park Adventure Wedding Photography showing the couple surprising each other during first look

Estes Park Wedding Photographers | The couple surprise each other with matching gestures

Tina and Stuart surprise each other with matching gestures at the first look.

Estes Park, CO Wedding Photo of The groom dropping the rings during the adventure mountain ceremony

Estes Park, CO Wedding Photographers | The groom drops the rings during the mountain ceremony

The groom drops the rings during the ceremony, which was just the two of them with no guests.

Estes Park, CO Wedding Picture of The newlyweds watching wild elk in a pasture meadow field

Estes Park, CO Wedding Photography | The newlyweds watched wild elk in a pasture field

The newlyweds were able to watch a huge 100-head herd of elk striding across a meadow.

Estes Park Mountain Wedding Portrait of an adventure eloping couple

Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park Wedding Portrait | Time for a few romantic pictures

A beautiful overlook in Rocky Mountain National Park was the site of a few romantic portraits.

Colorado Longs Peak Mountain Wedding Photo of The couple popping a champagne bottle

Colorado - Long's Peak Mountain Wedding Photographer | The couple pops champagne bottle

The couple pops champagne with an epic spray in front of Long's Peak mountain.