Off-road Mountain Elopement in Colorado

Description of your Off-road Mountain Elopement in Colorado

Looking for an off-road adventure wedding? How about a mountain elopement in Colorado?

Situated in the heart of the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado, Ouray is known as the Switzerland of America. Located in the Uncompaghre River Valley at 7,792 feet, surrounded by the snow-capped San Juan Mountains. You almost expect to hear yodeling echo from these high hills. Ouray and the surrounding picturesque mountain towns offer a variety of Jeep roads and hiking trails to explore. During our time together for your epic mountain elopement, I will be able to show you amazing mountain peaks, roaring waterfalls, wildflower carpeted meadows, and more! You have the option of seeing the alpenglow, the rosy light of the setting, or the rising sun seen on high mountains, which is truly a breathtaking sight to see. I specialize in capturing the truth of a moment and turning it into an immersive, jaw-dropping image. Who says you have to choose between intimate moments of connection or sweeping landscape photography? I’m here to give you both! And through an experience that whimsically blends the silly and sophisticated, you’re sure to savor every second. Choosing to wed in the mountains is an unbelievable and unique experience, no matter what that entails. Whether it’s jeeping, hiking, or just relaxing, your wedding day adventure should be all about you and your love. So, if you’re ready to have a photography experience unlike any other (and probably leave with a little bit of the mountain on the hem of your gown), buckle up! Let’s take this show off the road!

  • Program length: 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Ouray, Colorado
  • Participants: 8 guests can join apart from the couple
  • Experience: Getting ready photos, scenic jeep ride in Mountains, stop and photos and scenic spots, ceremony, sunset photos.
  • Sightseeing: San Juan Mountains,  Uncompaghre River Valley, waterfalls, meadows
  • Climate: Alpine or mountain climate: Usually four seasons, with cold winters and mild summers.
    Wear layers! Temperatures fluctuate largely in the mountains.
  • Available: From May to October
  • Recommended months: June-September for best weather conditions
  • Activity level: Light – Suitable for anyone. But be prepared to Off-roading in high mountain ranges, walking at high altitudes

About the Host of your Mountain Elopement in Colorado

colorado elopement photographer - adventure weddingHi,

I am Aubrey and inviting to have a breathtaking off-road mountain elopement to Colorado.

I believe you have one heck of a spectacular story to tell, and I would be thrilled beyond words if I could be the one to tell it! Known for my Jeep collection and passion for adventure, I love documenting unforgettable moments for couples who feel most alive with mud on their boots and sticks in their hair. I also create one-of-a-kind, luxurious wedding photography experiences for couples who prefer more traditional wedding experiences lightly sprinkled with the magic of adventure. But no matter what story you wish to tell, my goal is to celebrate everything that makes you you with every click of my camera. And I’ll quite literally go the extra mile to do it!

Because of my photojournalism training, I excel at storytelling and capturing those candid shots dreams are made of. I specialize in capturing the truth of a moment and turning it into an immersive, jaw-dropping image. Who says you have to choose between intimate moments of connection or sweeping landscape photography? I’m here to give you both! And through an experience that whimsically blends the silly and sophisticated, you’re sure to savor every second.

Because I have an eye on the details, you can truly have the photography experience of your dreams without all the pressure. As an expert in the Ouray, Colorado, area (since I LIVE HERE), I can safely get us to unbelievable locations that are lesser-known to visitors. I’ve invested in relationships with many local vendors, so I can even give you a hand when it comes to bringing your wedding or elopement vision to life. And don’t worry about blizzards or storms! I’ll be keeping an eye on the weather and creating backup plans on backup plans just in case. In short, I’ll make sure the only thing dramatic about your wedding photography is the landscape!

Itinerary of your mountain elopement package in Colorado

The exact timeline of your off-road mountain elopement in Colorado depends on Sunrise or Sunset time option.

10:45 a.m. – Meeting
11:00 a.m. – Getting ready photos
11:15 a.m. – First look
11:30 a.m. Jeep up mountain pass
1:30 p.m. Arrive at first mountain location
1:30 p.m. Bride + Groom Portraits
3:30 p.m. Jeep to mountain location #2
5:00 p.m. Arrive at location #2
5:00 p.m. Ceremony
6:00 p.m. Champagne toasts
6:30 p.m. Newly wed sunset photos
7:00 p.m. Photography coverage ends

Epic mountain views, high-alpine lakes, waterfalls

Comments about your off-road mountain elopement in Colorado

Your off-road mountain elopement in Colorado is carried out under all weather conditions, even if it rains.

There are many off-roading trails to choose from and different mountains to see, we can discuss exactly what you want upon booking!

I love the couples that are up for anything and trust me fully with planning out and shooting their day. I had one couple that comes to mind that were a perfect example of this! We originally had planned a 9-mile hike for their elopement, but due to a very busy holiday weekend, we completely changed everything the morning of, to a full day of jeeping in the mountains. They totally trusted me with taking them to epic locations, and it was one of my favorite days ever. And they raved about the day and how I made it amazing for them.

Client can pack a picnic lunch or have a local restaurant pack lunch for the day.

What is included in this elopement package in Colorado

  • Guiding/planning from meeting point and participating activities
  • Scenic jeep ride
  • Local expertise of Ouray, Colorado
  • Complete photographic documentation of the whole trip (vow exchange, adventure portraits, etc.) – min. 300 edited high-resolution photos delivered within 8 weeks after your adventure wedding

What is not included in your off-road mountain elopement package

  • no meals are provided, but I do have snacks
  • no travel insurance is provided
  • no video is included
  • no champagne is provided (but I can bring glasses)

What to bring to your Colorado off-road mountain elopement

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Preferred snacks
  • Wedding attire (wedding dress, suit, hair accessories, etc.)
  • Vow books
  • Coat/Jacket
  • Rings
  • Ring Box
  • Phone with downloaded music (for first dance)
  • Champagne
  • Sunscreen
  • Bouquet (florals if you so choose)

How to prepare for your off-road mountain elopement in Colorado

The nearest airport to Ouray, Colorado is Montrose Regional Airport (you will need to acquire your own transportation from the airport to Ouray) about an hour’s drive.

  • You will need to book your own lodging, there are many to choose from in Ouray.
  • Wear or bring plenty of layers, mountain regions can have unexpected weather, i.e. snow, rain.
  • Drink lots of water, altitude sickness is real, the best way to combat it is by drinking a lot of water.
  • Wear good shoes! It’s okay to bring high-heels and change into them, I recommend good hiking boots or good tennis shoes.

Optional Add-ons to this Colorado mountain elopement package

  • Musician  (Classical Guitar & Violin Duo Ceremony for 2 hours) – 1000 USD
  • Bridal Hair & Make-up  in Ouray, Colorado – 750 USD
  • Bridal Flower Bouquet  (We can customize your colors and flower choices) – 400 USD
  • Small Flower Bouquet  (We can customize your colors and flower choices ) – 250 USD
  • Boutonniere (We can customize your colors and flower choices)n – 100 USD
  • Celebrant (Local officiant) – 200 USD
  • Picnic Lunch (sourced from local restaurant) 75 USD
  • Flower Crown – 250 USD
  • Additional Photography – 750 USD per hour
  • Large Photobook (Custom heirloom album with 40 quality, thick pages) – 1000 USD
  • Guests (up until 8 persons) can come at no extra charge (will need to rent separate jeep though)


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