Travis arrived early and lit a fire in the wood stove – the small chapel’s only source of heat. As he waited in the chapel the wind whipped around the outside of the wooden structure and the sun beat down on the slowly shrinking snow drifts that dotted the hillside. He removed his ball-cap and with one shot of whiskey he was ready.

Natalie never wanted a big wedding.  She had never dreamed of a big production, instead opting for an intimate mountaintop elopement.  Their love and their vows -and of course the photographs- the only keepsakes necessary. They chose this place because it’s quiet simplicity and honest beauty reminded them of their favorite things; big western skies, long days exploring together in the mountains, and their love for each other.

Natalie arrived at the little white chapel in the dale, and then, they were wed.  As easy as that. Together, with Renee & Dallas standing witness, they pledged their lives and their hearts to each other.  Rejoicing, laughter, and happy tears.

Natalie & Travis, Thank you for being two of the most amazing and genuine people I’ve met. Ever. You are what’s right and good with the world…and I was beyond honored to photograph your top-secret elopement! The sweet moments I witnessed between the two of you will remain in my memory through these photographs forever. You deserve nothing but happiness and I cant wait to see you on the trails this summer!

Love & Appreciation, ~M

 

 

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