Fall Elopement in Breckenridge Colorado

When the aspen trees start changing in Colorado, there’s a tangible excitement in the air. Yellow in the trees means fall is coming, and with that, SNOW. Colorado is undeniably beautiful when the leaves start changing.

I wouldn’t have expected the leaves to change this early, but as we drove into Breckenridge on the morning of Danielle & Cody’s wedding, we were awed by the varying shades of orange and yellow in the mountains above us. We pulled into the house they rented for the weekend to find the street lined with bright gold aspen leaves.

Danielle & Cody eloped at Sapphire Point, an overlook on Lake Dillon with wide open views of the 10 Mile Range surrounding Breckenridge. They said their vows in front of their parents and Danielle’s three girls. 

There is beauty in hardship, and I think that’s the significance of marriage. To be seen fully, known even in your struggle, and loved deeply is powerful. Something about this concept hit me so hard while Danielle & Cody were saying their vows. Maybe because I knew these two had to fight for their story to even be in this place now. To be with them, capturing their family in such a stunning place, brought me to tears. It all felt so real.

After the ceremony, we escaped into the mountains with Danielle & Cody and captured them as they explored a place they’d never been before. What I often find so beautiful about our job is getting to show people new stunning places they haven’t seen before, even when they’ve spent lots of time in the same area. Location scouting isn’t just for finding new backgrounds to shoot in, but for creating experiences for our couples.

We went back to the house and ate dinner by candlelight on the back porch. It was simple, warm, and inviting.

Location: Sapphire Point
Flowers: Garden of Eden
Hair/Makeup: Robin Golightly
Dress Designer: Rue De Seine
Dress Boutique: Bride KC
Grooms Attire: Michaels Clothing
Rings: Hurst Diamonds & David Yurman


Cedar & Pines is a traveling wedding photographer duo made up of Nate and Megan Kantor, a married couple based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and the West. They believe in honest wedding photography, capturing the small candid moments to the epic landscape views. They travel to photograph intimate weddings and adventure elopements from the mountains of Colorado to destination weddings in California, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Washington, Patagonia and the ends of the earth.