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  • Hi there and welcome to the Becky Young Photography blog! I am a mountain loving wedding photographer based in beautiful Colorado. I specialize in photographing elopements and intimate weddings for happy couples who love the great outdoors. Here, in my slice of the internet, you will find lots of pictures from my recent sessions. And every now and then, you will also find a post or two from my adventures with my husband David! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Estes Park Intimate Wedding {Mike & Ashley}

This year has been a big transition for my business. I’ve gone from photographing big weddings to focusing solely on intimate weddings and elopements. I’ve had a lot of people ask me what exactly constitutes an “intimate wedding.” And while I don’t think there are any official rules, I tend to think of weddings that have less than 50 guests and retain a more relaxed atmosphere. There typically aren’t 18 people in the bridal party, nor is there a huge emphasis on recreating 4 dozen ideas from your Pinterest boards (though usually 1 or 2…or 3 or 4 are acceptable;-)). The focus is on family. It’s on your best friends and the people you love the most. There’s an emphasis on love, vows, marriage, connection, friendships….less emphasis on details, people you don’t know, stressful time lines and logistical nightmares. It’s about simplicity, happiness, friends and family. These intimate weddings have stolen my heart and Mike and Ashley’s wedding just proves that!

Ashely and Mike chose the Della Terra as the backdrop for their gorgeous fall wedding in Estes Park! The second I met Ashley and Mike, I knew we were meant to work together. They are two of the most easy-going and relaxed people I’ve ever met. They just know how to go with the flow, have fun and keep things lighthearted. We had the most perfect fall day for their wedding. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, they said their vows nestled in the pine trees. We even had a little visit by some wild turkeys, deer, blue birds and chipmunks-seems like local wildlife wanted to get in on the party! All in all it was a perfect day and the perfect way for me to end my 2014 wedding season!

Ashley and Mike, I’m so grateful to have been with you on such an amazing day! Your love is so sweet and I’m thankful I got to witness such beautiful moments between you two. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding!

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RMNP Elopement {Jordan & Emily}

We might not see it fully in the foothills yet, but make no mistake about it…fall has arrived in Colorado! And I for one am excited to enjoy it in all its glory. I love how fall brings with it a slower pace of life, moments to reflect on the year, quiet nights and of course, beautiful fall color in the mountains!

Emily and Jordan came all the way to Colorado from Missouri to elope in Rocky Mountain National Park! They’ve been engaged for a long time and even tried their hand at wedding planning. Ultimately they decided that keeping things simple, just the two of them, was the best path for them. A lot of times, striving for simplicity means eloping. It means ditching the stress of wedding planning altogether in favor of a beautiful vacation to Colorado. It means eliminating unnecessary logistics and focusing on what matters….like enjoying some peace and solitude together, in the middle of the mountains, as you exchange vows and rings.

I was honored to have joined Emily and Jordan as they united their lives together in the heart of RMNP. They self-solemnized their ceremony with the beautiful changing leaves and majestic mountains as their backdrop. Then nature quickly congratulated them with a massive downpour. The skies opened up as we took shelter in our cars for a minute or two. Eventually the rain let up and allowed us to grab a few beautiful photos just before the sun set. All in all, I’d say it was a pretty perfect wedding day.

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Aspen Elopement {Ryan & Brittany}

I’m in love with everything about this sweet little wedding. I love the location {Maroon Bells is the BEST!). I love Brittany’s dress. I love the moody weather and the fact that Brittany and Ryan didn’t let a torrential downpour in the middle of their ceremony wipe the smiles off their faces. I love that they kept things small and intimate. I love that they hired Andrea to capture the love that they share. I love it all! One of the greatest privileges of doing what we do is that we get to travel all over this beautiful state of ours. Our focus on intimate weddings and elopements grants us access to locations that not everyone gets to experience. From private homes to locations off the beaten path, it’s neat to explore and document some of the most beautiful areas Colorado has to offer. The Maroon Bells Amphitheater is nothing short of incredible. It’s the perfect backdrop for a beautiful elopement like Ryan and Brittany’s! We’re so lucky we get to do stuff like this!:-)A few favorites…aspen elopementbride eloping in aspen coloradoeloping in aspen comaroon bells elopement locationmaroon lake elopement wedding ceremonybride and groom eloping in aspen coloradomaroon bells intimate wedding eloping at maroon bells

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Grand Lake Wedding {Ryan & Tyra}

Ryan and Tyra had a beautiful lakeside wedding at their private property near Grand Lake, CO. They planned a beautiful event! The weather was slightly uncooperative and the skies decided to open right in the middle of their ceremony. Thankfully, these two are so laid back and easy going that they just rolled with the punches and didn’t let the weather delay get in the way of enjoying the best day of their lives. I love all the rustic touches they included in their wedding and I especially loved the two precious horses that were there to take them around the property. Those sweet horses just captured my heart, so precious! Andrea had a wonderful time photographing this beautiful wedding! A few favorites…

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