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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - 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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Staunton State Park in Pine, Jefferson County, Colorado Elopement Photo Story Award

Colorado Campsite Wedding image at Staunton State Park of The couples siblings and closest friends in attendance

Campsite Wedding Photo at Staunton State Park, CO | The couple's siblings and closest friends were in attendance

The couple's siblings and closest friends were in attendance for the ceremony as guests and participants.

Unlike most weddings this year, Sarah and Elise were able to stick with their plans of a small outdoor wedding, although due to COVID restrictions it ended up needing to be a little smaller.  At a campsite in Staunton State Park, they gathered with eight of their closest friends and siblings for some drinks and hors d'oeuvres before climbing up to a rock outcrop for their ceremony, overlooking the mountains and a passing storm. Every guest participated in the ceremony with readings from books and poems, concluding with part of Justice Kennedy's opinion on same-sex marriage.  

Before heading out for a few portraits they toasted with champagne, signed their marriage license, and performed a duet.  We finished up with some portraits as the sun went down.

Staunton State Park Adventure Wedding image in Colorado of The couple talking and laughing on the way to their ceremony site

Staunton State Park Wedding Photography | The couple talk and laugh on the way up to their campsite

Sarah and Elise talk and laugh on the way up to their campsite for their elopement.

Colorado elopement image from Staunton State Park After drinks during a forest walk

Colorado Wedding Photo at Staunton State Park | After drinks and hors d'oeuvres

After some drinks and hors d'oeuvres their wedding guests hiked up to the rock outcrop where the ceremony was to take place.

Staunton State Park Outdoor Wedding image of the CO couple wiping and checking each other's teeth for lipstick

Staunton State Park Weddings | Colorado Photo of the couple wiping and checking each other's teeth for lipstick

A funny moment of the couple wiping and checking each other's teeth for lipstick in the middle of the ceremony.

Staunton State Park Destination Wedding image of The couple with tears and laughter

Staunton State Park Destination Wedding Photography | The couple was elated with tears and laughter

The couple elated with tears and laughter while sharing a few toasts.

Colorado Mountains Adventure Wedding image of the couple performing a song with a guitar outside on the rocks

Colorado Mountains Wedding Photo - performing a song with a guitar outside on the rocks

Elise and Sarah performing a song as their family and friends look on.

Colorado Mountains dramatic sky Wedding image with A casual walk in the forest

CO Rocky Mountains Wedding Picture - A casual moment as they walk

A casual moment as they walk back down to their car.