Saying that it’s been a weird year is a MASSIVE understatement. This is the first summer since I was 18 that I haven’t worked two weddings nearly every weekend from May – October. It’s the first summer I haven’t worked 60+ hours/week editing all of the weddings I’ve been photographing. I miss it like crazy, but it’s also making me realize that I can work towards some more balance in my life and take on some other types of photography throughout the year so my life isn’t quite so seasonal. Turns out, summer is kinda fun and it’s nice to have some weekend time to hike with friends, or having backyard socially distant movie nights!!
All that to say, I’ve had some time on my hands to go through the archives and work on some new blog content for you all.
Yvonne + Laura had an elopement before it was the trend of 2020 with large gatherings restricted. They just wanted to celebrate their love for each other, and their adorable mini aussie!!! They had me sold the second they told me there was a dog involved (of course). I loved that they wanted to have a winter elopement, and loved even more that they chose Red Rocks as their location. Often, when I get elopement inquiries they are up in Summit County at Sapphire Point, and while I love it up there, it was super fun to use a new location. I don’t even get session inquiries that often for Red Rocks, so it was all fun and new-ish to me.
I of course have a love affair with Red Rocks having grown up mostly in Colorado and as a live music lover. My dad and I went to go see John Mayer (I knoooooow, haha) there together when I was a teen. Now, my husband and I choose a few concerts to see there together every summer. STS9 and Bassnectar was one of my favorites, and seeing Muse there pretty much changed my life (got to check them off the bucket list)!
Red Rocks makes a great elopement location for off-season dates. I have a feeling I would have been photoshopping way more people out of the background if it had been a little warmer that day. Not to mention, you have to take the concert schedule into account too. However, if you can get into Red Rocks Park early in the morning on a weekday, you can get some gorgeous pink light on the rocks and some nice quiet trails. That’s what we were going for with Laura + Yvonne’s elopement, but the clouds did what they wanted and we had snow flurries threatening us the whole time instead. That’s kind of the fun part about winter elopements!!
Take a peek at Laura + Yvonne’s photos, and hit me up if you are planning an elopement anywhere in Colorado!
Red Rocks Park Elopement
Thanks for reading and looking at some cute photos. If you’re looking for an elopement or wedding photographer, I’m your person!! Hit me up here to find out more 🙂