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.
I know the title of this post says Boulder Colorado “elopement”, but this is actually a really special vow renewal in the mountains of Colorado. Chrissi and Jon renewed their vows at this mountain lake in Colorado for their 10-year anniversary. It was such a beautiful night that I was honored to be part of.
Chrissi and Jon’s story is inspiring to me. Even though they came all the way from Miami, Florida, they had been to Colorado before and hiked a 14er together. A 14er is a mountain that is over 14,000 feet tall, and it’s no easy hike. Chrissi told me how the 14er experience turned into an analogy for their marriage. In her words-
“One of us waited, we grabbed hands and said “let’s walk into the summit together.” The hike was a beautiful analogy of our marriage and all the times we wanted to give up and almost did, but somehow kept going, because of a kind word from a friend or family member, and by the grace of God every time. We had tears in our eyes as this analogy hit us the same way without us even saying it to each other. The view felt like such a victory, if you don’t quit, you win!”
I love this analogy so much.
For their vow renewal, they stood on the shore of this lake together, just the two of them. They read new vows that they wrote to each other, prayed, and sang a song. Then we took photos around the lake and ended the evening with a gorgeous sunset in one direction and a rainbow in the other.
It’s so hard to sum up this amazing evening, but here are a few of my favorite photos.
Boulder, Colorado is an amazing place to elope! You can take your pick of gorgeous locations that include lakes, mountains, canyons, and meadows. If you’re looking for an elopement photographer in Boulder, Colorado, I’d love to work with you! Fill out the contact form on my website and then we can start planning your day. If you’re interested in engagement photos, check out this guide to planning engagement photos in Boulder, 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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