I will never get over the wedding portraits we took at Lily Lake in Estes Park, Colorado on this snowy May day. (You heard that right, these snowy portraits are from late May)! You just never know what kind of weather you’re going to get in the mountains, especially during the Spring time.
It was sure a pleasant surprise for us, though.
Couples commonly ask me, “what if the weather is bad?”.
Well, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Snow, rain, fog, wind—“weather” makes for amazing lighting and interesting scenery which leads to extraordinary photos.
So obviously we were so glad we didn’t change our plans one bit that morning. We were right where we were supposed to be… amidst a winter wonderland.
But wait, it gets better…
We had the whole lake to ourselves that morning! A big perk of waking up early on a snow day, right?
Here’s a peek into that incredible wedding day in May, and one of the most beautiful snowy mountain scenes I ever did see.
Let me share a little secret about Lily Lake – it is an absolute gold mine for wedding portrait photographers! Every every direction offers fantastic angles and stunning mountain scenery. The landscape offers much diversity, featuring the serene lake, enchanting forest, unique rock formations, and hiking paths.
It costs just $300 to get a wedding permit in Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s one of the most stunning locations for a micro wedding or elopement in Colorado! Wedding sites here can accommodate up to 30 people.
Learn more: How to get married at Lily Lake.
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