Giedre and Brooke are two humans who truly embraced creating a wedding day that truly felt like themselves.
We started planning their day around sunset photos, but as we got into the details and who these two truly are at the core, they decided that sunrise was a truer expression of their relationship.
Giedre and Brooke love to run races together (heck, they are even doing a week+ trailrunning trip through Canada for their honeymoon!). Part of race days is waking up before the sun to lace up your shoes and start running. Their other favorite ritual is getting up early for a morning walk with their coffee and their dogs before they start their workday.
So we shifted their wedding plan to hike up to a lookout at sunrise. And, DAMN, I’ve never seen so many incredible golden colors from a sunrise last that long. These two shared special presents with each other, drank coffee, caught up on life, and soaked in a glowy, peaceful morning.
After their private sunrise and exploring the mountains and a waterfall near Boulder, we headed back to their rental home. Overlooking a mountain lake, Brooke’s best friend officiated and family stood nearby and witnessed their personal vows to each other.
Their morning ended with a private chef who cooked up their favorite brunch – eggs benedict for Brooke and savory waffles for Giedre (complete with a nod to Giedre’s Lithuanian roots with potato latkes and saltibarsciai).
Thank you, you two, for staying true to yourselves on your wedding day and making it exactly how you wanted it. What a MAGICAL morning!
Meet Larissa + Bailey! As two born and raised Coloradans who have photographed 200+ couples in 100+ locations across Colorado, we specialize in creating a different kind of wedding day that is just as adventurous as you are. We use our experience and knowledge to craft a different kind of wedding day that feels completely authentic to you. Want to hike to a high alpine lake? We can give you trail options for that! Want to canoe along the banks of a mountain lake? We can tell you the best lakes to do it on! Want to watch the sunset from the top of the world? We’ll lead you to our favorite spots for sunset! Book your Boulder elopement photographer today!
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