Elopement in Rocky Mountain National Park

As a Colorado Wedding and Elopement photographer, I have had the privilege of capturing some truly beautiful and memorable moments in my career. But recently, I had the opportunity to photograph a wedding in Rocky Mountain National Park, and it was an experience like no other. Is it your dream to have your elopement in Rocky Mountain National Park? From the beautiful mountains, to open meadows, to rolling valleys, the place is nothing less than something out of a dream.

The Dream Location – Eloping in Rocky Mountain National Park

Being located right in my backyard of Colorado, I’ve come to know Rocky Mountain National Park like the back of my hand. It has become one of the most popular Elopement Destinations, and having photographed many of these, I can completely understand why, and it is clear that the natural beauty and serene atmosphere of the location provide the perfect setting for couples to exchange their vows in an intimate and meaningful way.

The Day

Jessi and Ryan reached out to me about Eloping in Rocky Mountain National Park, and with no hesitation, I said yes to being their Elopement Photographer.

We started the day by getting ready at gorgeous cabins located just outside the park, in a sweet, small town called Estes Park. Jessi had her closest friends and family fly out for her special day. She had beautiful beads and charms placed carefully in her hair and opted to do a first look with her soon-to-be Fiancé.

One of my favorite parts of this elopement was her choice to do a first look with her bridesmaids. There is something so special about doing a Bridesmaids First Look and seeing your best friends stand in awe, and hype you up! It may be slightly unconventional, but I would totally recommend adding that to your wedding if you haven’t thought to do it!

And then of course.. we have the awaited first look! Sometimes, with elopements, people skip out on first looks, but I still think it’s one of the most intimate moments of a wedding day. Ryan’s face was full of nothing but love and pure awe at his future wife. Jessi and Ryan chose the park as the setting for their special day, and it was the perfect choice. With its towering peaks and stunning vistas, Rocky Mountain National Park provided the perfect backdrop for their outdoor ceremony and reception.

As the photographer, I was able to capture the beauty of the park in all its glory. From the lush forests and sparkling streams to the majestic mountains and the picturesque meadows, every scene was a photographer’s dream.

Sunset Wedding Portraits

But the true magic of the day came from the love and joy of the couple and their guests. As the ceremony began, the sun peeked through the clouds and cast a warm, golden light on the scene, creating a truly magical atmosphere. Throughout the day, I captured the joy and laughter of the couple and their guests as they celebrated their love. From the ceremony to the reception, I was able to capture every special moment and emotion of the day.

As the day came to a close and the sun set behind the mountains, I knew that I had been part of something truly special. Being the photographer of a wedding in Rocky Mountain National Park was an experience I will never forget, and I am grateful for the opportunity to capture such beautiful memories for the happy couple.

Are you interested in eloping in Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park? If that sounds good to you, then I’m your girl! Click here to chat with me about how we can plan your day!

August 3, 2023

Hannah Kutner



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