Amy & David met through working in the military, so it made sense that the included this important part of their life into their wedding photos.
Their wedding day began at a campsite outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. They spent time getting ready separately. Amy put on her first dress near an aspen grove while David got ready near the campsite. They shared a first look together, letting all the nerves and anxiousness fade away. Now it was just them, ready to have a meaningful day and get married in one of the most iconic places in all of Colorado.
We drove to Bear Lake, grabbed our backpacks, and began exploring. They first spent some time around Bear Lake, taking in the beautiful mountains, forest, and lake. The light that day was so creamy and soft.. which perfectly matched her dreamy dress.
They then began hiking up to Dream Lake where they were to change their outfits and take their military wedding photos. David shaved his beard by the edge of the lake before putting on his military uniform. And Amy had an outfit change herself! This time, she put on a beautiful flowy cream dress. We took military wedding portraits around the Dream Lake as the sun dipped behind the mountain.
Dream Lake is a favorite photo location in Rocky Mountain National Park because it’s just over a 2 mile roundtrip hike with stunning views the entire way. In that distance, you will see multiple lakes (Bear, Nymph and Dream), and can even continue up to Emerald Lake from there. The hike is not difficult, and offers so many photo opportunities.
After soaking in the scenery, we began the hike back down to their campsite for some wedding photos after dark. They fired up the campfire, roasted some marshmallows, and enjoyed a brilliant night for stargazing.
The stars that night were unforgettable. And I’m so honored I was there to capture exactly how amazing it felt to be in these moments.
I’m fortunate to live right outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. If you think I might be a good fit as your wedding photographer, fill out the contact form and let’s talk!