Colorado Mountain Wedding Photographers
Colorado has a special place in our heart. Kyle was born and raised on the West Slope in a small town near Grand Junction tucked into the Grand Mesa. Growing up, his family would frequently go off-roading in the mountain passes near Ouray and Telluride. The San Juan Mountains directly inform his view of what "good" mountains look like. Like many native Coloradans, he's incredibly proud of his home state and naturally, anything that originates there will likely be his favorite. Since we started photographing weddings together, we've had the chance to adventure all over Colorado, from the Colorado National Monument to Durango and Estes Park, and all over the Colorado Rockies. We love any chance we get to adventure with couples around the epic views you can only see in Colorado!
Eloping in Colorado
Colorado is the only state that allows self-uniting ceremonies with jumping through extra hoops like filling out a special for or requiring witnesses. That means you don't need a witness or a third party officiant to get married. It can be just you and your love among some epic scenery and us, there to capture it all! Are you looking for places to elope? We'd be more than happy to help you find the perfect spot!
Our Favorite Colorado Locations
Ten Peaks at Crested Butte Resort
Crested Butte has created an incredible wedding venue at their Ten Peaks area. As the name implies, from this vantage point you are surrounded by ten majestic Rocky Mountain peaks including Mt. Crested Butte. You can host your cocktail hour at the Umbrella Bar at Ten Peaks and dance the night away under the stars, or under a reception tent. The fields of wildflowers and breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys make this a prime Colorado mountain wedding venue!
Really Blessed Cabin in Cripple Creek
The Really Blessed Cabin primarily operates as an AirBnB, but also doubles as a gorgeous location for an intimate mountain wedding in Colorado. Since it's an AirBnB, you and some of your close friends and family can stay at the cabin for the days surrounding your wedding. The ceremony space overlooks a beautiful valley overshadowed by Pike's Peak, one of Colorado's famous 14ers.
Colorado National Monument
Located on the Western Slope near Grand Junction and Fruita, the Colorado National Monument has sheer red sandstone cliffs that mirror the aesthetic of Utah's National Parks like Zion. The National Monument is managed by the National Park Service and, therefore, requires a $150 permit to get married within it's boundaries. Wedding ceremonies are limited to one of five sanctioned locations: Book Cliffs View, Book Cliffs Shelter, Saddlehorn Amphitheater, Saddlehorn Picnic Area, and Devil's Kitchen Picnic Area. Find more information and the applications for on the National Monument NPS website.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Located 2 hours north of Denver, right outside Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park offers some of the most incredible views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Like the Colorado National Monument, Rocky Mountain National Park is managed by the Park Service and requires a permit that costs $200 and restricts ceremonies to certain areas within the park. The Park also limits the use of any space for a wedding to a maximum of 2 hours. Keep in mind that all of the locations are rustic and won't provide any shelter for the elements