Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Elopement Photo Story Award

Covid-19 WY Wedding Venue Image from Glorietta Restaurant

Glorietta Restaurant in Jackson, Wyoming Elopement Venue Image | The bride's parents had just given a toast to the couple

The couple and bride's family enjoyed their meal together at Glorietta Restaurant in Jackson, Wyoming after a memorable day! The bride's parents had just given a toast to the couple.

Leigh and Sam reached out to me in early June of 2020.  They were forced to cancel their original destination wedding plans in Banff due to Covid-19.  However, they were still going to proceed with their honeymoon plans of traveling to different national parks from Montana down to Utah.  After some thought, they decided that why should they wait to get married when they were going to be traveling to so many amazing places still! 

Grand Teton National Park ended up being the winner to host what was an amazing day for Leigh and Sam.  Unfortunately, Sam's family couldn't make it as they are higher risk with the outbreak and weren't able to fly.  Leigh's parents were able to make it and it was so much fun to document the story of the day for all of them!   They rented a cabin in Colter Bay where they got ready together before heading to Schwabacher's Landing for the ceremony.  It was a beautiful day and having the Grand Tetons as your backdrop is truly unique, not to mention getting photobombed by moose!  After some portraits, everyone heading into the town of Jackson for a quiet, socially distanced, dinner together.  

Leigh and Sam's elopement just goes to show how magical things can be when you're willing to just roll with the punches.  Especially in 2020!  

Colter Bay Village - Grand Teton National Park - Wyoming wedding image of The bride finishing up her own makeup

Colter Bay Village in Grand Teton National Park Wyoming Elopement Photos | The bride finishing up her own makeup

The bride finishing up her own makeup as she gets closer to putting her dress on.

COVID wedding image of The bride and groom heading out of their cabin to their outdoor ceremony

Grand Teton National Park Wyoming Elopement Photos | The bride and groom heading out of their cabin i

The bride and groom heading out of their cabin in Colter Bay Village. They are about to pile into a car with her family to head to Schwabacher's Landing for the ceremony.

Schwabachers Landing in Grand Teton National Park WY adventure wedding Ceremony image of The bride and groom's sunny ceremony

Schwabachers Landing in Grand Teton National Park Wyoming Elopement Ceremony Photo | The bride and groom's ceremony taking place outdoors in the sunshine

The bride and groom's ceremony taking place at Schwabachers Landing in Grand Teton National Park. The bride's sister was the officiant for the occasion.

Schwabachers Landing, Wyoming Outdoor wedding Image of the FOB doing his duties as he brings the rings to the groom

Schwabachers Landing, Wyoming Outdoor Elopement Ceremony Image | Father of the bride doing his duties with honor as he brings the rings

Father of the bride doing his duties with honor as he brings the rings to the groom during the ceremony.

Wyoming Outdoor COVID Wedding Ceremony image of The bride and groom embracing moments after their first kiss

Wyoming Outdoor Elopement Ceremony Photography | The bride and groom embrace moments after their first kiss

The bride and groom embrace moments after their first kiss as the ceremony comes to a close.

Grand Teton National Park COVID Wedding Day pictures of the bride and groom - photo bombed by a moose

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Elopement Day Portrait | the bride and groom are photo bombed by a moose

On the way out of Schwabachers Landing the bride and groom are photo bombed by a moose! This happened just minutes after the groom mentioned how much he would love to see a moose!

COVID 19 Wedding Couple image of the bride and groom heading past the woods to the reception

Wyoming Elopement Couple Pictures | the bride and groom head to their car to take off to the next location

Bride and groom heading out of Schwabachers Landing as we all went to our cars to take off to the next location.

Grand Teton National Park wedding portrait of Bride and groom at an overlook during COVID 19

Grand Teton National Park Elopement Photographer | Bride and groom stopping for quick a portrait at an overlook

Bride and groom stopping for quick a portrait at an overlook of the Grand Tetons!