Michelle and Tim contacted me about having an epic motorcycle elopement in Telluride. I have never photographed a motorcycle elopement before, so I was stoked! The couple drove down from Denver with their motorcycle in tow and met me in the San Juan Mountains.
I met Michelle and Tim at their hotel, where they were finishing up getting ready. Michelle looked like a Viking goddess with her double-braided mohawk! Our first stop was Bridal Veil Falls for some dramatic couples photos. The spray from the waterfall was intense in the spring, so we stayed around so we didn’t get soaked. But the mist made for some incredible pictures!
Our second stop was Alta Lakes. Michelle and Tim eloped at a high alpine lake with mountain peaks towering above them. I could feel the love radiating as they exchanged vows and rings. Afterward, they celebrated with beer from Telluride Brewing and a pre-rolled joint. Just another reason I love Colorado elopements! After we drove back down the mountain, Tim brought out his motorcycle. My new favorite prop for weddings! After they signed their marriage license on the motorcycle seat, Michelle tied a just-married sign on the back of the bike. Finally, they finished off the day by sharing a pizza from Brown Dog Brewery. I can’t think of a more rad way to spend your day than Michelle and Tim’s epic motorcycle elopement in Telluride.
Hair: Moxie Loft (Ky is the best!)
You can view Julia and Carson’s Romantic Lakeside Elopement in Telluride here!