I️ had the beautiful honor to go out to Pagosa Springs, Colorado to capture John + Makayla's Destination Elopement with their close friends and family! I️t was such a beautifully authentic expression of their deep and true love for each other!
From the beautiful morning baptismal to the stunning galaxy filled sky! This Elopement was such a joy to capture!
This was such a precious experience! The morning of the Elopement John and Makayla wanted to go down to the natural river and baptize each other as a sign of cleansing and commitment to each other! It was so beautiful being in nature,
Each detail within this flat lay has so much sentimental meaning! for example each dried petal that you see is a collection of the flowers gifted to Makayla in the span of her & Johns relationship! Every bouquet was saved to be used for their wedding day! Marcus King
The mingling of two souls!
I loved every moment of John + Makaylas Ceremony! Every moment had so much meaning value and depth! Looking back spending time with their family, witnessing the mingling of to precious souls declaring to those that they love that they are choosing to become one is something that I will cherish forever!
I️ feel like this photo needed to be shared on its own. Emotion has so much meaning, value and depth. Capturing the preciousness of this moment right after John + Makayla’s Elopement was monumental! Here is John’s mom hugging him and saying “Honey, even though your dad is not here, he sees the man you are! I hope you know how proud he would’ve been of you and how proud I am of you!” Wow, it was a literal tear jerker… You see, John’s dad passed away when he was 5 years old… and his mom so beautifully shared what his dad would have said if he was there! It was the most precious, raw, and authentic moment that he needed to hear. Man, I️ love this photo and everything that it represents! Family, love, value, genuine care and emotion! I know it meant the world for them to have this moment captured and I️ know I️ and they will cherish it forever!
The preciousness of family.
The beauty of having your family and those that love you present to support, and show their love for you is priceless! John and Makaylas family did exactly that! It was so wonderful to have them there as they took the next step in their beautiful journey of declaring your love for each other with the beautiful mountains behind them! This micro Elopement was such a precious experience and having their families present made it all the more special!
Bride + Groom
I️ had the honor to hear both Makayla & Johns story of how they met and were brought together! Their story is beautiful, full of miraculous moments in their journey of them coming together! Their story shows what true and authentic commitment looks like! It made it all the more special to capture this portion of there Elopement!
It was so incredible to see John + Makaylas love expressed through these moments. So gentle, authentic, and real! These two are such a genuine pair!
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