Rocky Mountain NP Elopement Photos | Neat Pictures For Nice People

Today I’m sharing a few favorite photos from an adventure I had with Andi and Audrey, who eloped in Colorful Colorado’s spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park.

Eloping is a deeply personal way to get married. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to go on this adventure with quite a few couples. The thing they all have in common, whether they eloped to the courthouse, their back yard, a park, or a National Park, is that they have all been deeply thoughtful and kind people.

Early on in my business, I created the tagline “Neat pictures for nice people” in a sort of hat tip to my wife, who I’ve always felt very protective of, even long before we were a couple. She’s without question the kindest person I’ve ever known in my whole life. And her generosity was often taken advantage of by others, whether intentionally or not. So I assigned myself the lifelong task of making sure she had enough space to recharge, because being giving takes a lot of energy.

In my wedding photography business, making neat pictures for nice people has meant giving people the space and opportunity to ask for, and get, what they want out of the experience of making their photos. It means encouraging them to create an experience that centers their own enjoyment of their day. That can be hard for people who are people focused.

Eloping is a beautiful way to celebrate your relationship and the creation of your marriage. Planning an adventure that matches your personalities and leaves you with unique memories can be incredibly liberating.

Andi and Audrey got ready at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, made famous by inspiring Stephen King’s novel The Shining. However, I can report that there were no spottings of either ghosts or Jack Nicholson. They had their first look in the garden of the hotel. Then we traveled to Sprague Lake for a beautiful heartfelt private ceremony on the dock.

As Andi and Audrey were walking around the lake toward the dock, an older couple sitting on a bench asked if they were just married. “We’re going to the dock to get married now!” they replied. Midway through the ceremony, I noticed the couple still sitting on the bench across the lake. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy.

Andi and Audrey’s Creative Team

Venue: Rocky Mountain National Park
Suit: Bindle and Keep

Amanda Summerlin

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