December 28, 2017



There was no officiant, no bridal party, and no family. Just them.Their handwritten vows to each other brought them both to tears. It was MAGIC. Kelly + Matthew “self-solemnized” means they simply self married each other, without an officiant or any witnesses. Colorado, is one go those magical states where  couples can enjoy that freedom.

I cannot tell you how many elopements I have shot and every one of them is absolutely unique. Just like my couples…and their stories! The only aspect that my couples share is LOVE and CONNECTION for each other. These two souls, Kelly + Matthew, flew the day before Christmas here to ELOPE from Florida to elope in RMNP because of photos they saw I had taken here. Their hearts were so joyful to have me as their photographer to capture their day and I have never felt so thankful. This passion makes me because working with thankful hearts and kind people is instantly like taking 5 cups of coffee!

Winter elopements are pure magic. These two adventurous souls did not care about the freezing temperatures. All they cared about was this timeless moment…  And the most epic winter wonderland EVER! Colorado never disappoints!

This Rocky Mountain National Park destination elopement had been so incredible! The jaw dropping views of Long’s Peak, the rolling hills, no matter how many times I get to visit this beautiful part of our state, I am in awe. We started our adventures meeting at a local coffee shop. Not very romantic, but when you reach Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes, the cell phone reception is very sparse. They followed me driving up a remote mountain pass in the early hours of the day. When we got to Sprague lake, we hiked up to the location where the snow was just dancing with the wind. All wrapped in a wool blanket, held each other to share those timeless moments. That moment was magic. No it did not last very long, but long enough to savor each second they looked into each other yes and said their vows. Soulful emotions, love and connection that’s what I saw…though my lens!

Kelly + Matthew,  I could not feel more lucky to have gotten to capture your day.


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Aww, this is beautiful. Really inspiring!

I’m a big fan of her flower crown against the white backdrop. Such lovely work!

Justyna, these are so breath-takingly beautiful!! I love that couples find you and want just you their to capture their wedding day alone!! I love that this was “self-solmenized”! It makes me want to do just this with my husband!! Gorgeous work!!

I love how intimate your portraits feel <3. Moraine park is such a lovely spot within Rocky Mountain National Park for a self solemnizing elopement. Colorado never disappoints!

Okay but I actually can’t handle how absolutely amazing these are. The couple, the location, their style, everything is just so good!! Beautifully captured, as always.

Wowza, lady! You totally killed it! These are stunning!

Just beautiful, as usual! Love your colors!

this is too stunning. They are so brave for taking on the snow so well!! You killed it Justyna!

I love her dress! And beautiful winter elopements are so magical!

This is such a stunning winter elopement!! I am obsessed with her boots!

Beautiful couple, location and photos! Lovely

cannot get over all the wind movement and her dress! What a beautiful day!

YESSS Girl you knocked it out of the park again! Seriously loving these fun adventures you get to go one. what a serene and peaceful location. The couple looks immensely happy!!!

oh my gosh. her dress is gorgeous and this location.. amazing. you captured them so well!

Such a breathtaking elopement! So in love with the moody and snowy backdrop of the mountains. Gorgeous work!

This is STUNNING! I love winter elopements and this is absolutely beautiful!

This post is soooo beautiful! Awesome job!!!

Holy cow, these are amazing!! What an epic elopement!

I LOVE HER BOOTS!! also this view and the entire feel of this is so dreamy!! winter elopements will always make my heart swoon!

Wow these are insanely gorgeous!


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