Winter mountain elopement
Sit back and let me tell you a tale, full of challenges and triumphs. Honestly, though it was a lot of challenges that many don’t consider when planning their day.
This winter mountain elopement was one of the most eventful elopements of my career. Days before their big day I was in contact with Ali and Jeff regarding the weather forecast for Breckenridge at Sapphire point. The forecast was predicting 1 to 2 feet of snow. I have photographed Sapphire point in the winter no problem. However, many couples don’t consider just how high fresh powder of 2 ft is. That is thigh high for many of us. We decided it’s safer to move the session closer to Denver and earlier and opted for Mount Falcon.
At Mount falcon, it was absolutely perfect for a winter mountain elopement with magical fog and snow for their ceremony. Almost immediately completely clearing up to see the mountain ranges snow-capped in the distance. These two were well prepared with whiskey, hand warmers, boots and many layers. We finished their portraits and headed down the mountain. Well little did I know the day had other plans. On the way down my vehicle hit black ice and slid off of the road down a ravine. Thankfully no injuries just a lot of body damage to the car and paperwork in my future.
These two dream clients were amazing and came to my rescue to help pull me out of a ditch and follow me down the mountain. Quite honestly, I even with all the trials of the day, we persevered and came out with some of my favorite images of the year. And I needed a new car and business expenses anyway. Lol. Kidding of course. Let’s start planning your winter mountain elopement in Colorado!
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