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Winter Wedding Tips | Colorado Elopement Photographer

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I see you’ve stumbled here because you may need some winter wedding tips for your intimate wedding or elopement. In that case, hi! I’m Whitney, a Colorado-based elopement photographer. No doubt, winter is a magical time to elope in the mountains of Colorado, but I know some of you are thinking…BRRR!

For those dreaming of a winter wonderland wedding, here’s some advice from a Colorado native and wedding photographer:


Remember to have some flexibility and develop a plan B with your vendors in case of a not-so-ideal weather situation. Maybe you planned to venture to a high elevation spot above the tree line to capture those vast mountain views, but the day before, you find out it’ll be super windy (not fun) and therefore need to opt for a new location tucked into the trees. IF this happens, try to make the best of it knowing you’re still creating the best day ever with your love!


Be sure to chat with your photographer and intentionally choose a location based on the experience you want to have. Are you a big skier or snowboarder who wants to incorporate this into part (or all) of your day? I GOT YOU! Maybe you want to snowmobile, heli-ski, snowshoe, or visit a remote/natural hot spring. I’ll be there to step in and make sense of the ‘how’. Haley and Chris had their ski elopement in Breckenridge, Colorado! Check out their gallery here.


Don’t forget to pack all the essential items based on what you’ll be doing, to ensure the two of you are comfortable and the day flows flawlessly. This means the appropriate footwear, layers & gear (like microspikes for hiking, ski/ride gear, jackets, hidden base layers, mittens, beanies, and hand warmers). In this case, it’s always better to be overpacked rather than under packed. We definitely do not want frostbite to be part of our wedding day memories, right?

Last but not least… HAVE FUN and soak this moment in no matter what— just like these two did in the absolute ((chilly)) snow globe that was their wedding. Check out this sweet reel I made for Elle + David’s snowy elopement day here, and follow me to keep up with more content like this. I hope you found these winter wedding tips helpful. Find more of their day below!


Call it authentic, candid or genuine. Whatever the adjective, I want to create a wedding celebration that resembles you, from the big celebrations and the in-between moments to the images I deliver that help you relive the day for years to come. When it comes to your wedding day, the moments you want to remember aren't always perfect, staged or scripted, they are uncut, raw and true to you.


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Hello! I feel beyond honored that you've made your way here! In order to give you the best representation of who you'll be spending your wedding day (one of the best days you'll live) with, here's a brief run down!

First and foremost, I'm a mountain gal through and through. I was born and raised in Vail, Colorado and unless it's another mountain town, my husband and I will always call this home. It's the tightly knit community, the fresh air (but really, it hits different here), the scenery and most importantly for us, the recreation + lifestyle. This is something that will always come through in my work, and what I believe sets me just a little bit apart - I am, and will forever be, inspired by the poetry of love in landscapes. 

I have a deep desire to be on the move, to see everything before I don't have the opportunity to, and are therefore happiest when traveling and exploring new places (which I feel so lucky is a part of my work!) 


Spending quality time hiking/biking/skiing/camping with my husband and our two border collies, clocking in some R&R at home or catching up with a friend over a glass of wine/craft beer are things that always sit at the top of the priority list.

If you're in to it- I'm a Libra, A Manifesting Generator (6-2) and an Enneagram 7 Wing 6/8. In short, I'm a people person, an optimist, and for lack of better terms- like to get shit done and make things happen. I'm a feeler, with a strong sense of empathy and sense of what people are experiencing, both when it comes to myself and others. I'm a bit of a goof, a tiny little thing packed with some sass, and ultimately just want to live a fun and adventurous life that's packed with new experiences and people. 

..I guess that's why I do what I do. I feel so grateful to be on this journey of having my own business where I have freedom to curate the life I want to live, where I get to connect with truly so many amazing humans, travel to some really beautiful places, and document that as a whole, as creatively and beautifully as I can for you.

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