jenny + ashley's mountaintop intimate wedding | telluride, colorado elopement photographer | fall mountain wedding inspiration

When Jenny + Ashley first reached out to us about shooting their elopement, they mentioned a few details they were hoping for - somewhere with mountains, somewhere green and not snowy. We ended up choosing Maroon Bells near Aspen, Colorado and booked plans for next June! A few days later, Jenny emailed me to see what our schedule was for October (it was September at the time!) because they had decided to move the date up! Honestly, this type of thing probaby seems crazy to some wedding photographers, but as someone who specialized in elopements and on average books weddings 1-3 months in advance, I live for these e-mails ;) It keeps things spicy! We ended up having a weekend open between our work in Moab and a session in Page, Arizona, so we said we could do Telluride, Colorado and they were down! It lined up with a trip they already had planned to Denver to visit friends, and they got to get married 8 months earlier than originally planned - which engaged folks will agree can feel like lightyears when you're waiting to marry your person! It was a fun challenge to essentially plan their elopement in such a short amount of time (special thank you to Amy Bluestar, a fellow adventure wedding photographer, for helping with locations!) and it all came together perfectly. 

They ended up getting married on a gorgeous hillside completely surrounded by mountains that had been recently dusted with the first snow of the year while the aspens rained down yellow leaves every time the wind blew. After their ceremony we spent some time hanging around the nearby campsite with their family and friends before sending them off and heading back out for some sunset portraits. We ended the evening on the banks of Trout Lake as the last bit of light hit the surrounding mountains. At one point during the day, Jenny shared that she had already been eyeing us as photographers before they got engaged, and shortly after they got engaged Ashley showed her our website (completely randomly), which is when she knew we were the right photographers for them. What a great compliment! One of the things we feel sets us apart is how much grooms love our work (and working with us), even when they're typically not as psyched on photos. With us, photos aren't just a necessary part of a wedding day, they're one of the most fun parts of the day, and I'd bet every bride and groom we've worked with would agree!

The Hearnes Adventure Photography is run by Abbi and Callen Hearne, a husband & wife wedding photography team with an emphasis on adventure. They live on the road as full-time nomads in their big white van, allowing them to serve a large portion of the western US including California, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming. They believe love is the greatest adventure and strive to create photos that are epic, romantic, true, and timeless.