Fall Crested Butte Elopement Photos


Fall Crested Butte Elopement Photos

Jenny and Andrew’s stunningly beautiful fall Crested Butte Elopement Photos are here and they are dripping with autumn magic! That was one thing these two laid back dreamboats didn’t want to compromise. And their elopement date of 9/30/2023 didn’t give us much wiggle room. If an early wind or snowstorm had ripped through the Colorado Mountains, we’d have no leaves left for them to enjoy. However, we got lucky and the leaves were late this year. Jenny and Andrew got perfect peak fall Crested Butte Elopement Photos. And hey, their elopement just snagged a story award from WPJA for outstanding candid storytelling – my 28th such award!

Crested Butte Elopement Photographer Review

Here’s what Jenny wrote about me on weddingwire and google after they got their full gallery back with over 1200 photos less than 2 months after the big day. “Lucy is THE BEST! You can stop your search now and book her, you’ll be so happy you did : ) From before the elopement, during, and after, Lucy’s attention to detail and customer service is ABOVE and BEYOND! The process was so simple and stress-free. We painted a picture of what our dream elopement looked like and then Lucy ran with it, proposing different itineraries and vetting vendors (Jeep rental, horseback riding, etc). Basically we were on our dream date and Lucy documented the whole thing, giving us more gorgeous photos than we ever could have hoped for. She even scouted the area before we got there so she knew all the BEST SPOTS for photos. She really means it when she says you’ll look epic and she’ll get dirty! A couple months after the elopement, we did a slideshow with 200 of our favorite photos and EVERYONE made a point to tell us they were the most stunning photos they’d ever seen. And we agree!”

Jeep Elopement in Crested Butte

This easygoing pair got ready in Andrew’s mom’s cabin in Mt. Crested Butte. After an adorable first look in the yard, they were all grins, all day. We headed over to Alpenglow Jeep Rentals and began the offroad adventure elopement we’d all been dreaming of. There were so many great places to stop, and they put their trust in me to guide them through the dirt roads. When we got to Kebler Pass and walked into the forest, a quiet hush surrounded them. They knew this was where they wanted to read their private vows to one another. One of my favorite photos of the day was how they exchanged vow books after reading aloud, just so they could soak in each other’s words a second time.

Kebler Pass Elopement Photos in Crested Butte

The adventure continued up to horse park and lost lake. We were overdue for a picnic by this time, so they sat on the shore together, popped champagne, and toasted to their good choices. They had packed letters from all their friends, and as they ate they took turns reading out all the cards and well wishes. Honestly, there were too many love letters to read during lunch. Shout out to everyone that sent messages to the couple – you made them laugh, cry and think of you!

Fall Trail Ride Elopement Photos

Andrew’s adventure of choice was the Jeep. Jenny’s was the horseback ride! She absolutely lit up when she was in the saddle. Fantasy Ranch provided a 2 hour sunset ride through groves of gold aspens with trail horses named Itchy & Scratchy. It was my first time photographing a couple while on horseback myself. At first, I was nervous about nailing it, but honestly I had SO much fun! I’m definitely recommending a trail ride for all my mountain-loving couples in the future. Andrew’s horse kept stopping to graze on the dead brush and my horse ran into his several times, which only made me giggle MORE.

Fall Crested Butte Elopement with a Campfire

Returning to their cabin, the pair picked up their 4 best friends because it was time for a campfire cookout under the stars! Campfire Ranch provided a bomb-proof location plan for us, as they are able to accommodate campfires in their developed fire rings even under fire bans. I LOVED that they provided and restocked as much wood as the group wanted to burn. Grilled steaks and corn on the cob were followed up with toasts, beers, and of course – smores.

2 day Elopement in Colorado

And if you’re thinking – wow, that sounds like an awesome day: it was! But it didn’t end that night! Jenny and Andrew booked me for 1.5 days elopement package. After sleeping in, we ventured even further into the mountains to shoot at the appropriately named Emerald Lake. It’s bright and colorful waters were the perfect compliment to the fall foliage. I truly couldn’t believe my luck that I got to tick off such a bucket list location, and feel like I made 2 fast friends in the process. They even brought a life size cutout of their dog, Lily, which just shows how much they are my people!

The Elopement Ceremony at a Lake

Finally, it was time for the actual ceremony! As soon as we arrived at the lake, a horrific wind storm came through. It lasted all of ten minutes, but the rain and dust was unbearable, so we all hid in their cars. There MAY have been champagne being passed around inside just to pass the time. As soon as the sun came back out, so did we. Jenny’s brother in law officiated, and their 6 guests plus a baby flanked them on the shore of a beautiful lake. The golden light just got better and better as they shared their first kiss amid whoops and hollers and hugs. It was the perfect end to their perfect 2 day fall Crested butte elopement photos.

Congratulations Jenny & Andrew!

Eloping in Crested Butte

Eloping in Crested Butte is for people who love a taste of adventure, and easy access to big mountain views. This mountain town is far enough from Denver to escape most of the crowds. At about 9,000 feet, the hiking trails are not for the faint of heart. However, you don’t have to hike to elope in Crested Butte. There are so many incredible ways to explore. Check out my comprehensive Crested Butte Elopement Guide for more information about these and locations.


  1. Anne Valencia says:

    Congratulations Jenny and Andrew!!! What a beautiful place you chose to get married. May you have many years of love, laughter and happiness.

  2. A beautiful couple, and beautiful Colorado. Just a great place to start your lives together.My beautiful granddaughter Jennifer

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