“Find my hand in the darkness and if we cannot find the light, we will always make our own.” – Tyler Knott Gregson
Jennifer and Brad are two of the best people I know- they’re adventurous and creative. They’re both incredible photographers- check out their work! They’re amazing parents, friends, and they know what they want and don’t let anything get in their way. I absolutely love their non-traditional style.
Their Lily Lake elopement in Colorado was absolutely, incredibly beautiful. I consider myself so lucky to have had the opportunity to document this day for them! It was during a photography workshop (The Photo Rehab) that took place in the fall, in Estes Park, Colorado. Brad and Jenn were attendees of the workshop, as was I, along with a bunch of other photographer-friends. They decided to elope one day when we were all there together, in the gorgeous rocky mountains.
Rocky Mountain Elopement at Lily Lake
The day started out with Brad and Jenn getting ready in two separate cabins at the resort we were at- Glacier Lodge. Jenn had her hair and makeup styled, as Brad got dressed in anticipation. The flowers were delivered, and everyone swooned at how gorgeous they were!
After everyone was ready, we ventured to Lily Lake in the Rocky Mountain National Park, just down the road. It was a warm, sunny fall day in the park. We gathered together and our friend Chad officiated the ceremony. I don’t think any of us could keep our eyes dry, because it was such a heartfelt, touching ceremony. Afterward, we spent the afternoon exploring Lily Lake and taking photos together.
In the evening we headed back to the resort and there was a surprise wedding reception for Jenn and Brad. It featured hand-picked table decorations, paper plates, delicious catered dinner, and an open bar. And we feasted, danced, and had some crazy fun until well after the stars came out. It was magic.
I’ll always remember this Lily Lake elopement because it was so spontaneous, and so heartwarming. There was no stress, no drama, and the energy was so pure. Take a look at what the day looked like from my point of view!
Lume Photography is a fine art elopement and wedding photographer based in Michigan, travelling worldwide. Behind the camera you’ll find me (Andrea)- a girl who loves animals, the wilderness, and love stories. I believe in magic, soulmates, and the hidden forces of energy that connect everything and everyone in the universe. My favorite places are the woods, the mountains, and the ocean. My passion is documenting the moments, emotions and connection between two souls in love, in wild places. I travel to Arizona, Colorado, California, Scotland, and beyond to photograph wild elopements and small destination weddings.