When you book me as your Colorado Elopement Photographer, my goal is provide you education and assistance in choosing the location that is perfect for you! In fact, after living in Colorado for almost 4 years now, I have had the opportunity to visit and explore some stunning locations within our state! Each location is unique in their own way. This makes these locations ideal to elope at and exchange your vows together in nature! I will share some of my favorite places to elope at here in the state of Colorado!
Elope at Garden of the Gods: To begin, Garden of the Gods Park is located in the heart of the city of Colorado Springs. This is a public park that features unique red rock formations, and it offers plenty of hiking trails throughout the park to give you different views. As your Colorado Elopement Photographer, I have some great locations in mind within this park that will be perfect for your elopement day! A photography permit may be needed, depending on the size of your party.
Elope at Pikes Peak: Next, Pikes Peak, or “America’s Mountain“, is the most iconic mountain and most known located in Colorado Springs. Pikes Peak is a great choice to consider for your elopement. This location offers a variety of spots along the Pikes Peak Highway to hold your elopement ceremony, from stunning mountain landscape views, to a variety of water reservoirs too! As a matter of fact, you can also consider taking the Pikes Peak Cog Railway up to the very top of the mountain. Given that the railway is open all throughout the year, I would encourage more into the summer and fall season. A photography permit is needed to shoot at this park.
Elope at Paint Mines Interpretive Park: To continue, Painted Mines Park is a unique open space park located in the northeast section of Colorado Springs. This park offers distinctive color variations of the rocks which offers for a beautiful backdrop in your photos! I personally have visited this park several times, and I feel that it is never truly packed with lots of people. Painted Mines also offers lots of different trails within the park. I have seen some beautiful sunsets at this park too! You will need a photography permit at this park.
Elope at Mueller State Park: Further, Mueller State Park is located near Divide, Colorado which is west of Colorado Springs. This park in my opinion, is truly a hidden gem! Mueller offers a wealth of aspen trees, hiking trails, and beautiful meadow field views. I would suggest prime time to consider holding your elopement at this location would be spring, summer, or fall! To point out, fall is when you will get the peak of the aspen leaves changing to that golden color. You will not need a photography permit for this state park.
Elope at Great Sand Dunes National Park: Great Sand Dunes is a very well known national park located in southern Colorado. In fact, this national park is known to be the tallest dunes in North America. It offers a variety of diverse landscape such as wetlands, desert, forests, and grasslands. You truly feel like you are on another planet after visiting this park. Furthermore, Great Sand Dunes National Park offers a variety of activities for your elopement too! For example: sand sledding, sand boarding, hiking, and more. You will need a photography permit at this national park.
Elope at Rocky Mountain National Park: Lastly, Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most well known and commonly visited places to hold elopement ceremonies here in the state of Colorado. I love this park with all my heart! Rocky Mountain has spectacular range and a variety of mountain landscapes. From rocky landscape, alpine lakes, to beautiful wildflower fields in the summer! This national park offers lots of hiking opportunities and wildlife viewing. Primetime for visiting this park is in the summer and fall. You will need a photography permit at this national park.
As your Colorado Elopement Photographer, I am ready to plan your epic and adventurous elopement with you here in Colorado! I want to create a friendship with you my friend, and start planning with you every step of the way! If you are ready to start planning together, please don’t hesitate to reach out! You can get a hold of me via my contact form here below!
In conclusion, when choosing a location to elope in Colorado, it is important to consider the time of year as well. Some locations we may not be able to access in the winter. Due to the winter season lasting longer here in Colorado. It is important to consider as well your personal preferences, and what your vision is for your elopement day! As I have said, I truly enjoy working with each of my clients to help them choose the perfect location for their special day. I know you are sure to find the perfect place to elope at here in Colorado!