Helpful blog articles & elopement planning tips

Coronavirus & Your Wedding: What to Do & How to Prepare

for brides & grooms

The coronavirus has spread all over the world in a very short period of time. It’s affected travel, both small & large businesses, major sporting events, & even smaller, more local events &a...

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“Why I Wish I Eloped” | Married Photographers Share Their Experiences

for brides & grooms

As wedding & elopement photographers, we've seen a huge variety of weddings & elopements. Have you ever wondered how photographers get married & what they like, love, or regret about the w...

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50+ Things You Should Know About Eloping in Colorado

for brides & grooms

Eloping in Colorado has become less uncommon & that's a GREAT thing! It means that more & more couples are having a day for just them. It means that couples aren't afraid of breaking free from...

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Shell Creek Photography: the Story Behind the Name

personal

So why the name Shell Creek Photography? I've had many times over the years that I've thought about rebranding & completely changing my business name to something else. But I could just never let ...

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Getting Married in Colorado: What You Need to Know About Marriage Licenses & Self Solemnization

for brides & grooms

Are you getting married in Colorado? In order to make your marriage official & legal, you need to follow local regulations & laws & make sure you get your marriage license. Did you know yo...

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The Ultimate Guide to Eloping in Glacier National Park

for brides & grooms

Elopements are a thrilling experience. Your wedding location can be just like the one you've dreamed of! Glacier National Park is one of those amazing locations that looks like something out of anothe...

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Why You Should Elope in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado

for brides & grooms

The San Juan Mountains in western Colorado are a unique & beautiful location for an elopement in Colorado. While areas such as Rocky Mountain National Park tend to be very popular, the San Juans a...

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The 6 Basic Steps You Need to Take to Elope

for brides & grooms

It can be a little overwhelming in knowing where to start planning your elopement! After all, you’ve probably seen a few weddings, maybe even helped planned some but elopements are just so different. ...

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Leave No Trace & Elopements

for brides & grooms

If you're an outdoor enthusiast like me, you've probably at least heard of leave no trace. Leave no trace (LNT) is a set of guidelines for outdoors ethics set in place by the Leave No Trace Center. Ac...

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How to Celebrate with Friends & Family After Your Elopement

for brides & grooms

Elopements are usually a very private event. You might invite your parents or a handful of your closest friends. A lot of times, you might still want to celebrate in some way after your elopement. An ...

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Why elope?

I truly believe eloping is the best way of getting married. The wedding industry has commercialized marriage. But weddings should get back to basics. Your day is all about YOU!