This elopement at the end of the summer in Colorado was blessed with a massive snowfall for two days beforehand. Normally the mountains surrounding Sapphire Point in Dillon, Colorado are quite bare of snow at this point in the year, but the fresh snowfall added that beautiful Colorado winter look to all of the photographs. This was an elopement so we had only 5 people there for the wedding and 4 crew (two photographers and two videographers), we almost outnumbered them!
To say I love this couple would be an understatement. I shot their engagement photographs in Golden Colorado the day after a snow storm as well, albeit in February of 2020. Karli is always ready for any fun idea I have and Luke goes along with a smile. We started the day with the bride and groom getting ready at a VRBO rental in Breckenridge with Karli’s Mom, best friend and her husband. Her shoes were my absolute favorites, Betsey Johnson, covered with crystals, teal bottoms and a mesh pink side, what’s not to love!
After getting into her dress she promptly agreed to go into the claw-footed bathtub in the suite and we played around a bit showing off her outfit, especially the shoes, before their First Look. Afterwards we headed to Dillon and Sapphire Point Overlook to get some stunning wedding day photographs. If you look carefully in the photographs of Karli sitting on the rock you will see that a chipmunk visited her while she was posing, adding to the full fairytale princess feel of the day.
Because of COVID, Sapphire Point was closed to elopements this year, so we got the photos where they should have gotten married and then headed to the The Lodge at Breckenridge for the actual ceremony. The ceremony include both of their dogs and Jake, Karli’s basenji dog, was not enjoying the cold of the mountains like the rest of us. After the ceremony we headed up the road to find one last place to capture the couple at sunset before heading back down the mountains.