I met Rebecca and Jeff on New Year’s Eve in Telluride, Co. This was their first time in Telluride and man, did they go through the ringer to get here! They were to fly in to Montrose, CO on the 30th of December. They were going to stay the night and drive to Telluride, CO in the morning of New Year’s Eve so they could obtain their marriage license by 1pm in Telluride! They were to elope in Telluride the following day!
Well, weather got in the way! The airlines cancelled their flight from Denver to Montrose. Determined to get their marriage license by 1pm in Telluride the following day so they could get married on New Year’s Day, they rented a car and drove ALL NIGHT!!! They made it to the courthouse with no time to spare! All things considered, they were determined to have these portraits taken on December 31, 2014.
Dressed, weary eyed, up for 35 hours by the time I hugged them for the first time–they were still all laughs, smiles, giggles and very much in love! I felt such honor to be able to capture this moment in time for them. It truly filled my heart with such joy. We laughed and had the best time together. I knew the following day, photographing their Telluride elopement, was a dream come true!
Man, I love what I do!