Top Of The Rockies Stormy Mountain Colorado Adventure
Top Of The Rockies Stormy Mountain Colorado Adventure | Colorado Adventure Elopement and Wedding Photographer | Published On Rocky Mountain Bride
Ryan and I lived about 20 minutes away from each other for a year or so, each farming for different operations in Boulder County, Colorado. My good friend Chloe (now a bridesmaid) told me one day that she thought I’d like this guy she met who is also a farmer and she sent me photos of him from Instagram since I didn’t have social media.
I thought he was very cute, but didn’t want a relationship at the time, so it slipped out of my mind and I went to Italy for a butchery apprenticeship. When I got there, a big group of other American and international apprentices were having lunch and a very cute guy sat next to me. He mentioned that his cousin Michael might have gone to school with me at University of Arizona and I said that the name sounded familiar. Then I looked at him and realized YOU’RE THE GUY FROM THE PHOTOS! I ran to the bathroom and texted Chloe frantically.
We hit it off and spent the first months of our relationship drinking wine on hillsides, having adventures in small Italian towns, and learning all about farming and butchery. I did tell him a few weeks in that I had photos of him on my phone and he had a good laugh.
We came home and after a year started our own farm called Long Table Farmstead in Lyons, Colorado where we raise sheep, chickens, pigs, and turkeys using regenerative principles on 30 acres of leased property. In February 2020, we went to visit Italy again and Ryan took me to a photo booth on the corner of a street in Florence, one we had taken photos in when we first met. Between the first and second camera click, he asked me to marry him and I said yes. We barely made it out of Italy before the pandemic hit, but plan to go back for our honeymoon in October 2021.
Taylor + Ryan
Photographer: Justyna E Butler Photography Florist: Plume & Furrow Beauty: Graykin Dress: Free People Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
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I adore their story! From how they met, to their little farm, to all the colorful floral details complimenting her lace dress, this is elopement is a dream!!!
Oh how lovely! The colors in these photos, the composition, EVERYTHING makes them just perfect for this sweet couple!
The warmth that the Colorado Rockies impart on this elopement is absolutely breathtaking!
These are FfffffIng goRgeous!!!! AnyoNe woudo be sO lucky yo have you as thier elopeMeNt phOtographer!
the lighting and clouds here are everythingggg! I love how you captured this day!
These are ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. Love the edits and the mood. You captured this perfectly.
What a cute story! Beautiful photos and scenery!
It’s clear to see their colorado elopement was gorgeous but the story of their engagement was so sweet! I can’t wait for them to get back to Italy!
Oh my gosh the light with those clouds is just chillingly stunning!
I LOVE the hair and makeup happening in the hammock outside instead of inside – so great! Gorgeous photos, location and overall vibe! Stunning and congrats on the publication! 🙂
These are OUTSTANDING! WhaT an amazing sunset to share!
This elopement is perfection. I love the stormy vibes, the ethereal and super editorial feels of it all. I imagine these two absolutely ADORED their time with you! Gorgeous work!
These are just dreamy! The photo proposal has to be the sweetest thing ever!!
Oh my gosh, these photos are all so stunning! This looks like an amazing day.
This is such a great collection of images to showcase their day. Everything from the details to the big scenes…amazing work, thanks for sharing!
These photos are so beautiful and tell their story so well! I loved reading about their love story and then putting a face to it. These are stunning!
These photos are so sweet and intimate. I love that you focused in on the small details of their day. So stunning!
Oh my, the photos are absolutely beautiful. I love how she got ready in a hammock, ha! 🙂
Oh my goodness these photos are so beautiful! I love the eno and her rainboots so much. Such fun details!
Love the drama and mood of these photos!