Echo Lake Park | Anniversary Session | Ashley + Kurtis

Ashley and Kurtis were in the throes of wedding planning this time last year. They had already chosen their date, placed deposits on a venue, and were planning save the dates. However, with every new wedding related Google search, the two felt more and more like this just was not for them. These two are adventurers, campers, snowboarders, and they are madly in love. Planning and executing a huge wedding ceremony felt more like an obligation, and less honest to who the couple is. So they eloped!

Straight down to the court house with their closest friends and family, they said, “I do,” vowing to love only each other as only they can. Ashley is also a freelance model (and obviously a very good one!), so photos were still important to her. She reached out to me, and we immediately started planning a Love Story session at Echo Lake Park outside of Denver, Colorado – perfect for their adventurous lifestyle! She wore the dress she married Kurtis in, and they slow danced on the frozen lake with the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains behind them.

If you are a Denver area photographer, I would highly suggest working with Ashley (and Kurtis, if you need a model couple!). Check out her Facebook page here.

Echo Lake Park is located close to Idaho Springs about 45 minutes outside Denver. 

Echo Lake Park is located close to Idaho Springs about 45 minutes outside Denver. 

Ashley did all of her own styling, wearing the wedding gown she married Kurtis in - a little bit rock 'n roll, a little bit winter romantic!

Ashley did all of her own styling, wearing the wedding gown she married Kurtis in - a little bit rock 'n roll, a little bit winter romantic!

I could never get tired of those Rocky Mountain views! 

I could never get tired of those Rocky Mountain views! 

The way Kurtis looks at his stunning bride!

The way Kurtis looks at his stunning bride!

Echo Lake Park has several quaint little buildings complete with fireplaces and picnic tables.

Echo Lake Park has several quaint little buildings complete with fireplaces and picnic tables.

Slow dancing in the middle of a frozen lake!

Slow dancing in the middle of a frozen lake!