I'm a traveling wedding and elopement photographer based in Boulder, Colorado. I capture real moments with bright, bold, natural images. My goal is to make your wedding day the best it can be and ensure that you have a meaningful, memorable, FUN wedding day that is the start of a lifelong adventure.
There are so many incredible elopement locations all over the world, and the location will set the tone for your entire elopement location. How do you pick a location for your elopement? Here are a few things to think about when picking your elopement location!
Your vows are a really important part of your elopement day (if not THE most important). I recommend that you start your planning process by thinking about your vows, where you want to say them, and what you want the experience to be like. When you picture your elopement day, where do you envision yourself saying your vows? In the mountains? On the beach? In a forest? Do you want the weather to be warm or cold? Do you want to say your vows privately or with guests?
What type of landscape are you most drawn to? Which landscapes lights you up inside? Mountains, beach, desert, forest, sand dunes, palm trees, cliffs, valleys, historic streets, or something else entirely!
On your elopement day, it is up to YOU how you spend the day. Forget the traditional wedding timeline, and think about how you want to spend an amazing day with your partner. For example, do you want to hike, watch sunset, have a picnic, soak in hot springs, ski, rock climb, or have a relaxing day close to your accommodations? Do you want to have a first look? Get ready together? The possibilities are endless!
Do you want to go somewhere new? Or somewhere familiar but special. If you are unsure about locations, I recommend thinking of places that are special to you and your partner. Are there any places that are significant to you both? For example, is there a park where you had your first date? Alternatively, try thinking of things that you love to do together. If you love hiking together, perhaps consider a location that offers hiking trails where the photos can showcase your relationship and what you love to do together. Ultimately, I recommend picking a location that will represent you and your partner.
Accessibility can mean a lot of things. Think about how far you want to travel, how far you want to hike, what kind of facilities (if any) you want available, and whether you want guests to be with you. If you are inviting guests to your ceremony or any other part of the day, you’ll need to think about their travel. You’ll also need to pick a space that can accommodate you and your guests. Some locations are more suitable to just the couple and up to 10 guests, while other locations can accommodate more people. If you are inviting guests, you will also need to consider their physical abilities in getting to a location.
Are you thinking about eloping in Colorado? Colorado has an amazing variety of elopement locations. Check out this guide to elopement locations in Colorado!
I'm Abby Shepard, a traveling wedding and elopement photographer based in Boulder, Colorado USA. I document real moments with bright, bold, natural images and help you have a meaningful & fun wedding day.
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