Ken and I are photographers in Durango CO. We love to photograph weddings, elopements, families, high school seniors, and boudoir (I do the boudoir alone – haha).
Amanda and Patrick live in Texas, but wanted to get married in Durango because of all the beautiful scenery. They had never been to Durango or had any photographs taken of themselves, but they knew they loved the mountains. Since they didn’t know the area, they didn’t have a specific place in mind for their ceremony and I knew the perfect spot for them. They loved it!
Amanda had her hair done at Lemon Head Hair Salon in Durango, and when we got to the ceremony location, it was raining. According to the weather reports, it wasn’t supposed to start raining until later in the evening, but we can never trust those reports around here. Her hair didn’t last a minute, but she said Oh Well.
Patrick proposed to Amanda in August of 2018. They had been together for 3 years, and didn’t want to wait any longer to be a married couple. She mentioned that they would like to move to Durango some day. I look forward to seeing them again if they do move here.
Their wedding rings are really unique and beautiful.
After the ceremony, the groom did a little dipping (the bride, of course). I brought a small table, table cloth, plate, knife, and champagne glasses, and they brought a cake and champagne. They fed each other cake, and toasted their new adventure.
Then Patrick threw Amanda over his shoulder and walked down the muddy road. Both of them were so happy!
After having fun in the field of flowers with the rain, we went a ways down the mountain to an old wooden cattle fencing area. They did their first dance, some more kissing, and he whispered sexy things in her ear.
Next we headed over to a lake, where we got some awesome photos of the water, the mountains, and the new mr. and mrs.
Hope you enjoyed the story of this elopement by Karen and Ken Skelly, Photographers in Durango CO.
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