Great Sand Dunes Adventure Elopement // Keara + Aaron

Great Sand Dunes Adventure Elopement

The story of Keara and Aaron is one of true love. I met these two on the same night that they first met and you could instantly tell that they had a strong connection. Needless to say, it did not surprise me one bit how fast they fell for each other! It also came as now shock when Aaron would surprise Keara with a magnificent mountaintop proposal that I was honored to have photographed.

The pair eloped in the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado, the tallest sand dunes in North America! The sights are breathtaking, to say the least. From certain angles it feels like the couple is in the middle of nowhere. I loved the layout of the dunes because of how dream-like it all felt, and the cheerful smiles (and great wardrobe choices!) amplify the setting all the more. The dunes look so vast and isolated in certain photos with nothing but these two amazing people embracing and smiling and loving each other like a mirage in the center of the sands. The photo of them walking together with the sun in the horizon is a personal favorite. I feel like it represents new beginnings and taking them on with your loved one, hand-in-hand.

The ultimate tests for soul mates, arguably, are the times of true hardship, and Keara and Aaron have experienced more than their fair share. After suffering a significant loss in their life, I witnessed a couple that was submerged in tragedy and managed to fight and come through their other side walking hand-in-hand, stronger than they were before and just as in love as the day they met. There are so many wonderful clients and couples that I have had the thrill of being able to photograph. I take away so much from my pictures and the people that I meet and have not found one instance in which I didn’t feel like I walked away with some kind of example or lesson. With Keara and Aaron, I’ve learned from them about strong connections, trusting and loving your partner, depending on one another during times of duress, and the absolute, 100% validity of love at first sight. Keara and Aaron are the definition of a power couple. They are as strong as they are crazy in love with one another and I hope they know what a great example they set and what a pair of wonderful human beings they are. I have nothing but the utmost respect and love for these two and I can’t tell you how happy I am to be able to capture moments like this for my friends. As you can see in the photos – there’s nothing but love in every one.

You can view Keara & Aaron’s elopement featured in Wandering Weddings here!


Amy Bluestar Photography is an adventure wedding photographer specializing in intimate weddings, elopements and couples in love. Focused on capturing real genuine moments in the most authentic way possible that is unique to you as a couple! Often traveling to Italy, Costa Rica, Colorado, Utah, Hawaii and other destinations around the world. Will travel for love and adventure!