I'm so glad you are here to check out some recent work. I'm a Colorado wedding photographer that shoots all around the country. The blog is filled with full wedding and portrait sessions, and includes weddings planning tips and inspiration.
When Britt and Sean sat us down and said they wanted to have a Telluride elopement, my husband and I were ALL for it. (We eloped ourselves just a few months ago! Best decision ever!). I know eloping isn’t for everyone, but it is for some people. Britt and Sean are these people too. They have been dating forever, and didn’t feel the need to showcase themselves to family and friends to prove that love. They didn’t want to be center of attention. They wanted to bring their dog, Dax. Eloping was going to be perfect.
Choosing a location was easy too. They wanted Telluride, and the wanted the fall season. Done. Telluride, Colorado is arguably one of the most picturesque spots in the entire state. Add some yellow aspens to the mix, and nothing else can compete. This place was special the the couple as well. They had traveled to this small mountain town a few times before, and fell in love with it more and more each time. Telluride elopements are so perfect because it has it all; scenery, fresh air, great restaurants, and lots to do in town! It’s also like a vacation for your wedding!
They found the cutest airbnb just outside of town. Bonus, it was dog friendly! Did you know, that your dog can sign your marriage license for you in Colorado!? Fun fact! We location scouted the day before around town and mapped out our plan. We found a beautiful waterfall just minutes from downtown that felt very private and secluded from hikers and vacationers. That was were we ended up doing the ceremony. After that, we made a quick pit-stop in town to take some photos on main street and pick up some sandwiches from The Butcher and the Baker! We then drove up Last Dollar Road until we found a beautiful pull off that felt right for sunset photos. Dax, the pup, watched in the grass as his mom and dad did their first dance and popped some champagne. He even fulfilled his role as the witness and signed the marriage license! After that, the pair headed in to town for dinner. If you’re looking for a delicious spot to celebrate your wedding post-ceremony, I’d recommend checking out There (yes, that is the name of it).
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Shelly is a published luxury wedding photographer based in Colorado, but has photographed beautiful weddings all along the California coast, New Orleans, Miami, New York, Portland, Mexico, Scotland, and the Cayman Islands
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