Hi there and welcome to my blog! Here in this little slice of the internet you will find recent posts from elopements and intimate weddings that I have photographed. Occasionally I will also post a few pictures from my travels and mountains adventures with my husband. This is a great place to dig through the archives and look for locations, inspiration and ideas for your wedding. Thanks for taking the time to stop by! :)

Winter Elopement in Colorado {Ryan + Miranda}

There is just something so peaceful and magical about wintertime in Colorado. There is something equally magical about having your elopement ceremony in the winter. It’s quiet, peaceful and still as layers of snow build and build. Everything is so pristine and white. The forest is just a little quieter. The snow falls softly. Winter truly is my favorite time of year! Rocky Mountain National Park tends to be less crowded December through April. Nature seems to breathe a collective sigh of relief as people opt to stay home in their warm houses.

Only a few hardy souls (like Miranda and Ryan!) are brave enough to venture out and elope in the snow and cold temperatures. My winter elopement clients all seem to have a little something extra about them that I just adore. They are a little less fearful, a little more adventurous, and they are always willing to embrace whatever the weather might have in store for them….including snow storms 🙂

Miranda and Ryan eloped in the middle of a beautiful winter snow storm in Rocky Mountain National Park. They walked out onto a frozen lake as snowflakes swirled around and they committed the rest of their lives to each other with an exchange of vows and rings. They did such a great job at braving the cold, I was so impressed with how tough they were! We spent our time laughing, admiring the snow and relishing the fact that it seemed we had all of Rocky Mountain National Park to ourselves. Congratulations Miranda and Ryan!

A few favorites….falling snow in the forest where the snow is in focus becky young photography


rocky mountain national park during a whiteout snow storm in december 2016A bride and groom have a self-solemnized winter elopement on the frozen Sprague Lake inside Rocky Mountain National ParkSelf-solemnized winter elopement in December in Rocky Mountain National Park. Photographed by Becky YoungWinter elopement attire of sorel boots and a blanket scarf with a blue tule skirt in the snowy mountains of Colorado with a pinecone bouquet Winter elopement wedding attire for the snow and cold in ColoradoA bride stands in the snow after her elopement ceremony at Sprague Lake in December inside RMNP. Photographed by Becky Young PhotographyEloping in a blizzard in the Colorado Mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park at Sprague Lake in the winterEloping on a frozen lake in the winter of Colorado blanket scarf for a winter wedding outfitsoftly falling snow surrounds a bride and groom who eloped in the winter inside Rocky Mountain National Park

Are you thinking of having a winter elopement? Feel free click the links for more information about pricing and elopement locations. You can always email me directly as well if you’d like to chat through ideas about having a winter elopement in Colorado! Becky@beckyyoungphotography.com

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Becky Young Photography is based in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. I specialize in elopements and intimate weddings for couples who love the great outdoors as much as they love each other.
My style is simple, clean and always reflects the natural beauty of Colorado. I travel all over the state of Colorado photographing elopements and intimate weddings. Most of the elopements that I photograph take place in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Some of the locations I travel to include: Crested Butte, Breckenridge, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Aspen, Snowmass, Telluride, Keystone, Ouray and Vail. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about eloping in Colorado or planning an intimate wedding, I would be happy to answer any questions you have!