Every wedding, elopement, engagement, and couples session is so different. The people we witness, every love story, and every unique memory make the day its own tale.
I'm so glad you get to see them and witness these stories with me.
How did you meet? What’s your story together?
We met while I was working as a server, he left his phone number on his receipt (I still have it!). It took me a week to text him, and the first day we hung out I told my friends he was the one I was going to marry. I was right! We have been together for almost 7 years now. Kyle proposed back home in Florida on the river where we had our first date. He had our best friends and parents there to witness it! It was so perfect having everyone there to share our excitement! And it meant so much to me he put so much planning into it.
How did you prepare for wedding photos?
We ended up having to turn our wedding into an elopement, so that gave us the freedom to have it anywhere! And it being Colorado you can’t go wrong with location. What was most important to us was capturing the beauty of the outdoors while focusing on our candid happiness and excitement. Which we had no doubt Annaleisa could accomplish!
What was your number one priority in regard to your wedding photography?
Our priority for our photography was to feel what we felt in those moments years from now. Candid and natural. As well as capturing the beautiful landscape we love.
Describe your inspiration for your wedding &/or what you hoped for in the planning process
Well, planning a wedding during Covid wasn’t how I always thought wedding planning would be like. Throughout the process we knew we wanted the ceremony outdoors, and to incorporate as much nature as we could. We ended up making the decision to change our wedding to an elopement. It wasn’t what i had planned, but it was absolutely perfect and I’m so happy we did what we did.
What were some personal touches you included in the wedding and what did they symbolize?
I’m a nurse and became close with an elderly gentleman that was a patient of mine. He’s a very special person in my life. He gifted Kyle and I the glassware he and his late wife were gifted at their wedding many years ago. We filled those babies up with champagne to celebrate! We also used Summit Brunch, a guy that will cook for you plus a few at your mountain summit location! He cooked us the most delicious breakfast after our sunrise ceremony. We added to his table cloth a picnic blanket I was given at my bridal shower. The blanket is meant to take everywhere and make memories! Which is very fitting because I’m always pointing out good picnic spots wherever we go! It’s actually become an inside joke between Kyle and I, so that gift was perfect.
One of my best friends contacted our closest friends and family that were invited to our originally planned wedding, and had them record a small video wishing well wishes and congratulations. She then put them together to make one video. It was a complete surprise and I cried harder than I had all day. A gift we will always cherish and something we wouldn’t have had if we had our wedding.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
Watching my new husband getting his photos taken. I was sitting at our breakfast table watching Annaleisa photograph Kyle, and that moment was the moment I felt the happiest I ever had. I’m so grateful to have done an elopement that gave me the time to admire him with no distractions.
What is one piece of advice you have for other couples planning their weddings?
Well I’m a 100000% an elopement supporter now. It gave us an opportunity to do what we wanted, when we wanted, and where we wanted. And we didn’t have to worry about anyone else at all. But I know not everyone wants an elopement! So make the time to focus on each other, have fun, and live in the moment.
What are your plans for the future?
We want to spend our marriage traveling, loving, laughing, and becoming parents!