We met 17 years ago in a faraway land called Azeroth in the distant mountain reaches of Winterspring. I was farming for my wintersaber mount and my knight in shining chain mail came riding up to help. For most people that story will be nonsensical - but anyone who has indulged in online gaming will know we met playing World of Warcraft.

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RMNP Milestone Adventure Justyna E Butler Photography, Rocky Mountain National Park adventure for wild hearts. Cinematic Colorado Elopement Filmmaker Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountain Adventures Colorado Elopement Photographer Justyna E Butler Photography

Love at 12,000 feet

"Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart."

I was in college in Washington state and he was enlisted in the Navy stationed in San Diego. We were a fairy tale romance- we were deeply in love very quickly and within 6 months of meeting I had uprooted my life and moved to California to the great concern of my friends and family- back then only weirdos met someone online and they were sure I was running head first into a 20/20 story.

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We met 17 years ago in a faraway land called Azeroth in the distant mountain reaches of Winterspring. I was farming for my wintersaber mount and my night in shining chain mail came riding up to help. For most people that story will be nonsensical - but anyone who has indulged in online gaming will know we met playing World of Warcraft.

Colorado Elopement Photographer Justyna E Butler Photography

... but no one works the mountains quite like Justyna

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17 years, 2 states, 4 homes, 5 pets, and one beautiful baby later and we are still proving them wrong.

Rocky Mountain Adventure in Colorado with Justyna E Butler Photography

17 years, 2 states, 4 homes, 5 pets, and one beautiful baby later and we are still proving them wrong.

We have built a beautiful life together and I still love him more every day than the one before. He is my best friend, confidant, and an incredible father to our little girl.

Cinematic, Filmaker for heart-sewn weddings & adventure elopements published photographer and filmmaker on @rockymtnbride , @flothemes artist

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Rocky Mountain National Park Traffic Jam Adventure

When Nature Calls

I knew I had to have Justyna for our vow renewal- as a photographer in Colorado I have had the opportunity to get familiar with the work of many incredible photographers in our state- but no one works the mountains quite like Justyna, and I knew I wanted to print some very large format images from our session, so I had to have the best. We had planned to renew our vows on our anniversary in 2020...for those of you who recall April of 2020 you already know that those plans were a bust. 

the sun was out- we got waylaid on the road by about 50 Elk much to the delight

When we finally got to go on our adventure with Justyna the day was perfect. I had more time to save up for my dream dress from Reclamation design, the sun was out- we got waylaid on the road by about 50 Elk much to the delight of our 8 year old...and the golden hour light was PERFECT. 

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