LOVELAND PASS ELOPEMENT | CONTINENTAL DIVIDE ELOPEMENT | SELF-SOLEMNIZING ELOPEMENT | ASHLEY COLTON
LOVELAND PASS ELOPEMENT | CONTINENTAL DIVIDE ELOPEMENT | SELF-SOLEMNIZING ELOPEMENT | ASHLEY + COLTON
….dancing on the top of Loveland Pass highest mountain pass in the western United States, at an elevation of 11,990 feet above sea level in the Rocky Mountains of north-central Colorado only hear the beating hearts in love and the wind…hiking in three feet of fresh powder to find that perfect spot to exchange the vows….And all that mattered was that they were together.
Here is their love story:
“Despite the fact that Colton and I attended the same high school, we never spoke to each other because we hung out with completely different groups of people. However, we later discovered that although we may seem different from the outside, we have many of the same core values and interests. I absolutely love that we have different perspectives, because it always allows me to think about things in a completely different way through his eyes. We officially met during the summer before my senior year of college, while Colton was still living in our hometown. We had exchanged a few comments over social media, and planned a dinner date a couple of weeks before I had to move back to college a few hours away. After our date, we became inseparable for those couple of weeks, and I was very sad to leave him. We kept in touch, and moved into a more serious relationship on New Year’s Eve when Colton asked me to be his girlfriend through a message in a bottle that he “caught” during our fishing trip. Throughout my final year, Colton and I tried to visit each other as much as possible. Our breaks and weekends together were never long enough, and I couldn’t wait until we were living in the same city again.
More About The Couple
After graduation, I moved back to the Dallas area and we were able to deepen our relationship even more. As our relationship strengthened, it caused a great deal of personal growth for the both of us. We learned how to become a more effective team, and better cope with each other’s differences and idiosyncrasies. On October 15th 2016, Colton proposed to me near a gorgeous waterfall just outside of Breckenridge, Colorado. We fell in love with the area during that trip, and could not wait to come back. Because neither of us wanted to have a large wedding, we decided to have a destination elopement. After browsing the internet, we found the most breathtaking photos of a couple getting married in the snow, and decided that we wanted to get married in Colorado during the winter! On February 7th 2018, we exchanged personalized vows at Sapphire Point overlooking a stunning view of Dillon Reservoir covered in ice, rolling mountain ranges, and snow-covered trees. The weather was beautiful, and I honestly could not imagine the day going any more perfectly than it did.
WHY WE CHOSE JUSTYNA, OUR COLORADO ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
I am so happy that we chose Justyna to capture our special day. After discovering her website, I was captivated by the way she photographed movement and emotions. Immediately after our initial phone conversation, I knew that she was the perfect fit. After that, Justyna continued to build a relationship with me through periodic text messages and phone calls, which made me much more comfortable to be in front of her lens on our elopement day. Justyna was always supportive of my vision, and was such a trooper for hiking through three feet of snow just to get the perfect shot. I loved that instead of stiff, posed shots, Justyna was encouraging of natural movement and connections. She did not hinder any of our intimate moments, and instead, made the day even more memorable and special for us!”
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Oh. My. Goodness. These are absolutely love and dreamy and it feels like I just walked into their own personal fairytale!
HOLY SMOKES WHAT! This snowy mountain elopement is just fricken magical. This is stunning!
There is something so magical about winter elopements! Loveland Pass is seriously a dream!
This elopement in the snow is so adventurous and fun! Winter elopements are underrated!
Not surprising your Colorado elopement crushes everything I’ve ever seen. The detail shots you mix in of the dress and snow are what really get me. Love how it breaks up the ridiculously beautiful shots of the couple. Amazing work as always.
Oh my gosh Loveland Pass looks like such an epic place for an elopement! Colorado is so amazing and you did such a good job with these – it looks like such a winter wonderland and perfect for a snowy winter elopement! Beautiful photos!
I always give a great respect to people who decide to do their elopement in winter. These must be hiking and adventures lovers:) By the way Colorado looks so beautifully here. These mountains look perfect for a wedding!
This Loveland Pass elopement is amazing!! The snow and the mountains are killer.
Wow Loveland Pass looks like Narnia!! I just love winter elopements – both for the snow and for the intimacy! You captured both so perfectly!
ahhh this is beautiful! seriously incredible adventure elopement at Loveland Pass! i think winter adventures that require some hiking are always worth it.
Wow this Loveland Pass elopement is perfect! I’ve been to Loveland Pass once and it was so dreamy! You did an excellent job at capturing their special day.
This Rocky Mountain elopement session is absolutely stunning. The mountains, the snow, and their expressions are all perfect. You did a lovely job with the photography!
I have been dying to go to Loveland Pass! That snow is so gorgeous! You did such a beautiful job with this intimate elopement <3
Such a beautiful intimate winter adventure! Loveland pass looked like the perfect setting for their winter elopement.
This winter elopement is amazing! I love the bright and airiness of the photos, so gorgeous!
I love this so much! It’s absolutely gorgeous and so bright and like a snowy magazine spread! Loveland Pass is gorgeous in the summer but breathtaking in the winter. This snowy elopement is incredible.
Dying over this Loveland Pass winter elopement! The couple is gorgeous and I love the shot of him carrying her through the snow! I swear Sorels have never looked so good!
Wow this is so gorgeous! I’ve always wanted to photograph a snowy elopement – Loveland Pass would be a dream!
I love this so much Justyna! Loveland pass is such a dream and you made it look like an absolute fairytale!This totally makes me want to have a winter elopement someday, its so intimate and romantic!
Love this adventurous loveland pass elopement! Especially how great their snow boots work with their wedding clothes!! Nicely captured
Wow. What an incredibly beautiful snowy session!! Absolutely love them all!
the snow and the fur are just magical!
Now I want to grab my husband and run around in the mountain snow with you! Love these!
Oh my goodness these are BEAUTIFUL! Snow boots on a wedding day might be my new favorite thing!