Sunrise Elopement in Rocky Mountain National Park
The term “elopement” has evolved over the years but the simplest way to describe it is a small, intimate marriage. While the traditional wedding focuses more on bringing a large crowd of family and friends together for a big celebration, an elopement generally consists of less than 15 guests in attendance. These types of weddings are becoming increasingly popular amongst brides and grooms for a variety of reasons:
•They’re generally more affordable than a traditional wedding
•There is more flexibility when choosing ceremony locations
•It’s a private affair
•The stress of having to entertain hundreds of guests is eliminated
•And our favorite: additional time and options for creative photos!
If any of these appeal to you, then an elopement is probably right for you!
During a traditional wedding, there are a lot of different factors that can limit the opportunities for taking creative images. Typically, we’re restricted to staying at the venue or in nearby locations and we’re also forced to take photos in a certain time window. With smaller weddings the options are endless because we can plan when to take photos for optimal lighting conditions and can also visit a variety of locations for different scenery. This allows us to get extra creative and really provide a unique photography experience for you.
If you choose to use us to capture your moments, we’ll help provide an amazing experience for your special day. Aside from the photography itself, we can help you find a unique location for you ceremony, map out some phenomenal locations with a variety of mountain-views, assist in vendor recommendations, and create a personal timeline that fits well with your day. Whether you want to tie the knot at a location that’s easily accessible by a vehicle, or hike a couple miles deep into the Rocky Mountains and share your vows in complete seclusion, we’re ready for any adventure! We’ll put together a custom photography package that fits your needs.
All wedding and elopement packages with Lara Photography include the following:
As we mentioned earlier, we know of so many unique locations in Colorado for elopements. Depending on where you decide to get married, some of the more popular locations require a special event permit and others you can just walk into with no reservations required. While the possibilities are endless, here are just a few of the many locations we’ve visited in the past in Colorado and highly recommend due to their uniqueness, accessibility and scenic views.
LILY LAKE, Rocky Mountain National Park.
BEAR LAKE LOOP, Rocky Mountain National Park
POLE HILL, Estes Park
3M CURVE, Rocky Mountain National Park
EMERALD LAKE LOOP, Rocky Mountain National Park
MORAINE PARK AMPHITHEATER, Rocky Mountain National Park
MIDNIGHT RANCH, Clark
YAMPA VALLEY & YAMPA RIVER, Steamboat
SKI RESORT OVERLOOKS, Steamboat
HORSETOOTH RESERVOIR, Fort Collins
POUDRE CANYON, Highway 14
WATSON LAKE, Laporte
FLAGSTAFF ROAD, Boulder
CHAUTAUQUA PARK, Boulder
BOULDER CREEK CANYON, Boulder
MAROON BELLS, Aspen
SAPPHIRE POINT, Lake Dillon
KEYSTONE MOUNTAIN, Keystone