Intimate Lookout Mountain Elopement | Golden Elopement Photographer

Throughout my life, I’ve met a lot of animal lovers, but I’ve met very few who have loved their animals the way I do. To me, they’re my kids and when I adopted them I made a commitment to protect them and love them for the rest of their lives. Sometimes it’s inconvenient, sometimes I would rather be living out of a van and climbing every day, sometimes I wonder what I was thinking adopting four cats… But anyone who has seen me with Savannah Dog knows this is true.

Katie and Scotty are one of the exceptions. They love their fur babies, Leia (pictured here) and their newly adopted Luke, *almost* as much as I love S Dog. And that is only one of the things that I love about them.

This intimate Lookout Mountain Elopement Styled Shoot was inspired by my love of the Colorado foothills. Too often the foothills are overlooked by couples traveling to Colorado to elope. For some people, the only place to elope is deep into the rocky mountains, but for couples who want the mountain feel while staying close to the Denver/Boulder corridor, there are some amazing options, including Lookout Mountain.

We Eloped Sign from Sweetly Paired Wedding Planning
I just love the signs from Sweetly Paired!
Elopement Announcement for a Lookout Mountain Elopement
Felicity Allyse did a rad job on this elopement announcement. Such a cool way to tell family and friends
Beautiful, beautiful make up by Ally Triolli!
Red and Pink Boutonniere by Bella Calla
Beautiful boutonniere by Bella Calla.

Lookout Mountain Elopement Photography by Rayna McGinnis

First kiss on top of lookout mountain
First Kiss in the Colorado sun!

Lookout Mountain Elopement with Katie and Scotty

Bride and Groom celebrate wedding vows
Celebrating after their vow exchange and first kiss!
Date Night Box from Manofatto
Manofatto Boxes provided such a cool date night box for Katie and Scotty
And so the adventure begins sign by Sweetly Paired
Leia preferred wearing her flower crown as a flower mane. Love her face!
Groom and his pitbull, Leia, having a moment
Scotty and Leia had a moment and at the perfect moment. Can the lighting get any better than this?
Bride and Groom holding Leia the Pitbull
Family Portrait with Leia!
Bride on the edge of a cliff on lookout mountain
Katie was fearless, and was willing to do just about anything I asked (within reason, of course).

Golden Colorado, Lookout Mountain Elopement Lookout Mountain Elopement by Rayna Mcginnis Photography

Bride and Groom sitting on top of Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado
Taking in the moment, and the beautiful view

Thank you to the awesome Colorado Elopement vendors who made this shoot possible:

Colorado Elopement Photographer: Rayna McGinnis – www.raynamcginnisphotography.com
Denver Wedding Videographer: Elizabeth Mae Photography – http://www.elizabethmae.photography/
Hair and Make Up: Ally Triolo – www.allytriolo.com
Signs: Sweetly Paired – www.sweetlypaired.com
Floral Design: Bella Calla – www.bellacalla.com
Custom Paper Design: Felicity Allyse – www.felicityallyse.com
Handmade Giftbox – Manofatto Handmade – www.manofattohomemade.com/
Models: Katie + Scotty Merrill + Leia the Pitbull. 🙂

Did you see this Lookout Mountain elopement featured on Rocky Mountain Bride? Click here to see it!