Summer Estes Park Hiking Elopement | Hayley + Richard

Posted On | August 16, 2022

Hayley and Richard didn’t have one specific moment that made them fall in love – they said they fell for each other really fast because they each were kind and caring with each other and a breath of fresh air.
A couple days before they eloped, they shared with their family and friends that they were engaged. Then when the big day came, they were excited to share that they got married in Estes Park, Colorado!
It was a perfect, sunny-with-a-threat-of-rain, August day. Hayley and Richard got ready in the cutest camper, hand-made a string of tin cans to tie to their truck, and brought some memories from home like their favorite shooters and a cow-hide rug they bought at a fundraiser event.
I loved every little touch of them – including the funfetti cupcakes that we polished off at the top of our hike. Thank you two for a beautiful day and the honor to tell the story of how you two chose to get married!


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 Estes Park elopement photographer today!

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