Boulder Elopement Photographer | Flagstaff Mountain Elopement | Rochelle + John

Rochelle + John are an adventurous couple who are avid road bikers, logging over 2500 miles each this year, and they also love hiking, running and snuggling.

They met back in the summer of 2015 via Match.com and decided to met up. That coffee date turned into 4 hours of walking, which turned into long biking trips, runs and playing, which turned into a long conversation about marriage and deciding that elopement was exactly what they wanted. And that’s when they contacted me.

Three weeks later, they flew in from Arkansas, and we all stood on top of Flagstaff mountain. Overlooking the continental divide, they exchanged their vows in the presence of the birds and a few deer, then we headed to Lost Gulch Overlook for a few more photos before heading our separate ways.

This. This was a HUGE turning point for me and my business. Realizing that what I truly wanted was to be an elopement photographer, and so I need to say a sincere THANK YOU to Rochelle and John for that. And give everyone else a heads up that big changes are coming to Rayna McGinnis Photography.

I loved everything about their Flagstaff Mountain Elopement. I loved that Rochelle did her own hair, beautifully by the way, just the way John likes it. I loved that John put together a bouquet in the parking lot, consisting of beautiful flowers they picked up at Trader Joes. I loved that Rochelle wore tennis shoes under her dress so she could move around and be comfortable, and that they brought along a cutting board with their wedding date, that a close friend had made for them.

It was intimate, it was emotional, it was raw. It was EVERYTHING a wedding should be.

Bride and groom looking at the continental divide.
Enjoying the continental divide. One of the many perks of a Boulder Elopement.
Bride and groom exchanging vows at their Flagstaff Mountain Elopement
Saying I do. 🙂

Elopement Vows by Boulder Elopement Photographer, Rayna McGinnis Photography

First kiss by Boulder Elopement Photogrpaher, Rayna Mcginnis
First Kiss!!
Bride and Groom Portraits at Flagstaff Mountain Elopement
Check out Rochelle’s braid! Can anyone else actually do this themselves? I know I can’t. I’ve tried, ha ha.
DIY bridal bouquet from Trader Joes
This is the beautiful bouquet that John put together in the parking lot!
flagstaff mountain elopement by Rayna McGinnis
Rochelle and John taking in the moment.

Flagstaff Mountain Elopement Photos Wedding rings form Boulder Elopement flagstaff mountain elopement by boulder elopement photographer, rayna mcginnis flagstaff mountain elopement in Boulder, Colorado Boulder Elopement Photographer, Rayna McGinnis

Wedding cutting board
I just loved their sign/cutting board. Such a cool idea!
Elopement Photos at Lost Gulch Overlook in Boulder, Colorado
There were a ton of people up at Lost Gulch, but these two didn’t seem to notice!

Hi, I’m Rayna and I’m a Destination + Boulder Elopement Photographer. I’m available to photograph elopements all over Colorado, the United States and worldwide. I have a passport, and I know how to use it. Please contact me using my contact form if you’re interested in having me photograph your elopement!