Tyler + Valerie
At least once a year, Colorado is blessed with an early dusting of snow during the fall. These early snow falls are extra special for elopements because the photos are so dramatic with the white snow and fall colors. When I met up with Tyler and Valerie for their elopement, we realized pretty quickly how special this day was going to be, cold temperatures and all. We started off with a first look as the dramatic clouds rolled over the mountain peaks behind them. First looks are always my favorite part of every elopement, but the fresh snow and clouds made this one extra special! We then hiked over to a small tarn where they shared their vows privately. My favorite part about this spot was we had zero wind, which was great for the reflections on the tarn. It’s not often you are up at 12,000 feet and have no wind. How lucky! We then explored the surrounding area before heading down to the lower elevation to catch the fall colors on the aspen trees. It was quite the contrast from the snowy peaks but that’s what made this day so fun and unique. Going from one dramatic scene to another with such different contrasts but so incredibly fun. We explored a aspen grove where they took in the booming yellows and warmed up under the Colorado sun! You really can’t write up a more unique elopement in Colorado. Valerie and Tyler embraced the cold morning, while soaking in the crazy Colorado weather. It really was the perfect day for these two eloping in Colorado!
– Colorado Wedding Photographer + Planner, Vows and Peaks
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