I had the privilege of photographing the elopement for Amber & Kyle on July 1.
This epic party was put together in just a few weeks after the Bride & Groom won a party bus to Red Rocks to see Umphrey's McGee.
See, Amber & Kyle are what we like to call "UMphreaks" and they actually got engaged earlier this year at Summer Camp Music Festival during the Umphrey's McGee set. A few weeks later, they entered a Facebook contest for a party bus to the band's upcoming Red Rocks show. Amber entered and declared that if she won, the couple would use the 10 VIP tickets on close friends and family, and they would elope that weekend before the show. As fate would have it, they won the contest and I just so happen to love UM as well. After replying to a post for a wedding photographer in the Camp Greensky Facebook group, I received a message from Amber asking me to capture the special event. I reached out to the band, who was more than accommodating, and they also granted me a photo pass to the show so that I could document the ceremony and following shenanigans that would ensue.
The crew from Missouri was also more than accommodating to me and it ended up being the perfect fit, blending my passion of live music photography and weddings, and at my favorite venue on the planet, no less.
I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from that weekend with everyone. It was such a blast and I truly hope this opens doors to more couples who want to go this route; not everyone can acquire a media pass to Red Rocks so this was an extra special bonus for the Newlyweds. I know that if I were going to get married, I'd do it just like this.