Jadyn + Andrew have such a cute origin story and I loved photographing them at this Great Sand Dunes styled shoot. They met at one of my favorite quick stop coffee shops here in Colorado – Dutch Bros! They worked together and Andrew was super into her. Jadyn was so against it at first, but then one day her mindset flipped a switch and she wasn’t against it anymore. This shoot in Great Sand Dunes National Park was a perfect way to celebrate their love for each other.
By the time we did this shoot, Jadyn + Andrew had been dating for about six months. Their love for each other was so evident and the romance was definitely in the air that day! There were loads of giggles, care-free fun, and romantic moments shared between them while nestled in the dunes of the park. Now, they are engaged and ready to actually get married this time!
Great Sand Dunes National Park is one of those places where it’s almost too magical to describe or even capture. Almost! It is a perfect neutral backdrop for those couples looking for simplicity but still wanting grandiose. It isn’t your typical mountainous backdrop of Colorado, but don’t be too quick to rule this location out. If you’re wanting to see even more inspiration from an actual elopement in the Great Sand Dunes, check out this gallery to see more of the diverse landscape with whatever style elopement day you have in mind.
Each time I’ve been to the Great Sand Dunes, the sunset adds an extra touch of warmth and magic. There was enough wind to help create movement, but not too much. At the end of this styled shoot, when the alpenglow was hitting the mountainscape, it felt like we were in Hawaii. This couple and the location truly took my breath away.
Now that I have sufficiently hyped up this couple, the gallery, and location, here is the sunset elopement in The Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Photography: Claire Hunt Photography
Workshop: Sights & Wanders
Dress: Eleanor’s Bridal
Bouquet: Figment Floral