LILY+CHRIS’S HIKING ADVENTURE ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK ADVENTURE | COLORADO ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER | DESTINATION ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
Lily and I have known each other some time. 12 years to be exact. Funny enough, we had a mildly antagonistic relationship early on. I still remember the first time we met, while I was in undergrad. My brother and his girlfriend at the time brought her over to my apartment to introduce her. I thought she was cute up until I found out she didn’t know how to make coffee. In fact, she struggled so much my first words toward her ended up being a friendly, “Are you trying to burn my apartment down?” After our first meeting, Lily became more of an elusive myth like bigfoot, unicorns, or good looking Birkenstocks. I remember coming home from school on weekends, starving for something warm and home made, only to be told that the infamous “Lily” had gotten to it moments before and left before I arrived. She was always just out of reach, like my mother’s cooking on weekends.
After undergrad, life happened to us both and we saw less of each other but even then, from the beginning, I knew she’d be someone special to me. We didn’t see each other often. That is until a fortunate time about six years ago when we found ourselves in similar situations. Both single and open to meeting someone. Finally, I had the notorious Lily within my grasp. I almost couldn’t believe it and decided to interrogate her. While trying to figure out her intrepid plan to burn my apartment down so many years ago, I instead found out how much we have in common. We share a similar taste in music, in movies, in food, in beer tastes and in the goals we have set out in our lives. We share a similar sense of humor, to the point I’ll start laughing and she already knows what I’m thinking (it’s eerie.) This really facilitated our relationship through the rocky and the smooth and everything in between, to the point I can’t see my life without her.
Eventually (because we never do anything in order) we began to live together, we became a family along with our three amazing daughters, and now, we’re taking the last step to make it all permanent. We’re getting married, buying a minivan and maybe moving to the suburbs too.
While searching for an exciting new minivan, we took a detour and began looking for wedding photographers. This is how we come across Justyna’s work and immediately fell in love with it. Instead of having couples stand in awkward prom poses, we loved the fact that she allowed couples to be themselves and captured their love in the moment. From the second I spoke with Justyna, I knew she would be the best fit for Chris and I. Her enthusiasm and her genuine nature has made our experience extraordinary and I cannot wait for her to capture the most important day of our lives. There is no one whom I would trust more to deliver such breathtaking photos.
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Colorado-based adventure elopement photographer Justyna Butler is truly an adventurous soul, specializing in elopements and intimate weddings both locally and around the world. Inspired by the beauty surrounding her in nature, she loves mountains, light, and intimate connections — all of which she combines flawlessly in her images. She not only captures the biggest moments on your wedding day, but also the in-between moments that make your story unique, the ones you’ll want to remember for a lifetime. Hire Justyna E Butler Photography wherever your adventure takes you.