We put together this Colorado snowmobile style shoot to show just how much fun a winter elopement can be. People are sometimes scared and worried about winter elopements because they aren’t sure whether it’ll be fun or adventurous. Snowmobiles offer one of the best methods to explore and adventure in the winter. You can easily get into the mountains without having to exert the effort of hiking through the snow.
Becky and Morgan were the perfect couple for this adventure. They were truly up for anything, so affectionate and always laughing and down to have a good time. They were recently engaged and planning a summer elopement. (Becky had proposed at a surprise picnic, and Morgan proposed right back at a bar a few weeks later.) They both love outdoor activities and do a lot of hiking, snowshoeing, camping, and spending time in the park with their new puppy.
We started early in the morning, some of the first people out on the snowmobiles. The sun was just over the horizon and slipping through the gaps in the trees, which made all the snow and ice on the leaves sparkle. It was honestly magical. I think I personally liked that part the most, even more than the sweeping epic views at the top.
We rode for a while before eventually reaching the overlook. Once there, they changed in a tent I brought to prepare for the rest of the shoot. We set up the snowmobiles as a background and then went into the ‘ceremony.’ From there we just had fun, goofing around, having a good time. The views were stunning in all directions with epic white covered mountain ranges all around us. It was a day of so much fun, love, adventure, and incredible mountain views.
Becky and Morgan’s Love Story (from Morgan):
From our first date on, we were more or less inseparable. I think we bring such a sense of comfort and love to each other that is unique to any other relationships either of us have had.
About two weeks into the stay at home orders, we decided to get a puppy!
We then got engaged in September. Becky tricked me into thinking we were going to a family picnic when in reality she had planned a sweet, sweet proposal. And as every proposal story goes, I was super sassy that morning and then had to apologize once I had the ring on. A month later, I proposed back in the bar where we became “official” at. I made a customized coloring book with all our families and inspirational queer women. We colored and took more tequila shots before I popped the question in return.