Elise and Moises are strong spirited—they’re both martial artists, and even their married name, Fermin, means “strong.” We had the honor to not only photograph their mountain elopement but to help plan it as well! Colorado’s winter weather threw our original location plans out the window, but Elise and Moises were so easygoing and ready to roll with the punches (haha-haha). While Mike and I made sure they were still able to have the mountain elopement of their dreams!
We secured a last minute permit for Mt. Falcon, an incredible network of mountaintop trails super close to Denver. Accessibility was important because Elise and Moises’ grandparents, little siblings, and parents were all present for their ceremony. I loved that they invited their close, immediate family. Their presence made the whole event so beautiful, intimate and special. The photos of their family’s joy are our favorites!
We knew big winter storms were in the forecast for their elopement date, but we had no idea that Colorado would deliver one of the most magical, wintry landscapes we’ve ever seen. Elise got ready at her parents’ house. She opted for the sweetest First Look with her Dad, and a second First Look with Moises. We captured some family portraits in the backyard and then carpooled to Mt. Falcon!
Elise and Moises said their vows in a grove of snowy fir and pine trees, surrounded by their loved ones. The snow fell softly and the wintry landscape stood as witness to their commitment. After the ceremony, we piled everyone into our car and took celebratory shots with Smirnoff nips! The shots and the car warmed up everyone’s fingers and toes before Elise and Moises signed their marriage license in the back of the Subaru—true Colorado elopement style! Audrey and Colton signed their marriage license in the back of their Subaru too—check out their elopement story!
Florals: Hazel Ave Florals