We love the idea of adventure elopements, just us and the couple, celebrating their love in the mountains somewhere. We wanted the style to feel more laid back, and we were hoping to capture a timeless look as well.
For the day of the shoot, we had a dress that we had found at a thrift store months prior, and we added a jean jacket with a sherpa collar on top of that. We also had Mike, our groom, wear a brown corduroy jacket with a sherpa collar to contrast well with Amanda, our bride’s, jacket. We asked Amanda and Mike to bring along some hiking boots so they could be comfortable as well as achieve the adventurous couple looks we were going for. The day of the shoot, there was a huge blizzard that came through the valley. Concerned about driving out, we rescheduled for the following weekend. The day of the rescheduled shoot, the setting was gorgeous. We drove up to Lucky Peak Lake, just outside of Boise, Idaho and were greeted with snow-capped mountains, gorgeous clouds, and a beautiful sunset. We, Amanda, and Mike, had a blast traipsing around the area, climbing over hills and rocks, and watching the sunset. Amanda and Mike seemed very excited to have additional pictures of themselves, as they had envisioned a mountaintop wedding, but were unable to do so as they wanted to include their family.
We all had such a blast together, creating beautiful portraits in the cold, cloudy weather. Watching the sunset over the mountains is also a great reminder of why Idaho is such a beautiful place to live, and a great place to elope! Although things didn’t go exactly as we had planned, everything turned out amazingly.
– Idaho Wedding Photographer, Michael Kaye Photography