Elopement at Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

An Unforgettable October Elopement at Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park


Welcome to Kate Kerr Photography! I’m excited to share this Elopement at Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Nestled in the heart of Colorado, this breathtaking location provided the perfect backdrop for an adventurous and intimate celebration of love for my couple’s adventure elopement.

Hiking to Dream Lake

October in the Rockies is a truly special time. The air is crisp, the skies are a brilliant blue, and the fall foliage adds a touch of gold to the landscape. Our adventure began early in the morning as we met our eloping couple at the trailhead. Equipped with warm layers, hiking boots, and wearing their wedding attire-we set off on the trail. The hike to Dream Lake is moderately challenging but absolutely worth it. As we ascended, we were treated to stunning views of towering peaks and dense forests.




A Private Ceremony at Dream Lake

Upon reaching Dream Lake, we were greeted by a scene straight out of a fairy tale. The crystal-clear waters reflected the surrounding mountains and trees, creating a mirror-like effect that was simply mesmerizing. The tranquility of the lake, combined with the awe-inspiring beauty of the Rockies, set the stage for an intimate and heartfelt ceremony. We chose a secluded spot by the lake for my couple to exchange  vows. The simplicity of their setup—just the two of them, myself, and the breathtaking natural surroundings—was a testament to the purity of their love. As they spoke their vows, the emotions were palpable, and I felt incredibly honored to capture these raw and beautiful moments.




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Capturing the Magic: Photography at Dream Lake

Photographing an elopement at Dream Lake is a photographer’s dream. The ever-changing light, the dramatic landscape, and the intimate moments all come together to create stunningly cinematic images. Here are some highlights from the elopement:


Reflection Perfection:

Dream Lake’s calm waters provided perfect reflections, creating a sense of symmetry and balance in the photos. This natural mirror effect added an ethereal quality to the images, making them look almost otherworldly.


Candid Moments:

Some of the most memorable photos came from the candid moments, tender embraces, and joyful expressions. These unposed shots captured the true essence of their love and the joy of their adventure. It’s not a Kate Kerr elopement without a little picnic!

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Tips for Planning Your Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement

If you’re considering eloping in Rocky Mountain National Park, here are some tips to help you plan the perfect day:

Choose the Right Time of Year

October is a fantastic time to elope in the Rockies, with beautiful fall colors and cooler temperatures. However, be prepared for unpredictable weather and dress in layers to stay comfortable throughout your hike.

Plan Ahead

Rocky Mountain National Park is a popular destination, so it’s essential to plan ahead. Obtain any necessary permits, and consider scheduling your elopement on a weekday to avoid crowds.

Hire an Experienced Photographer

An experienced photographer familiar with the area can help you find the best locations and capture your special moments beautifully. They’ll know how to work with the natural light and landscape to create stunning images.

Embrace the Adventure

Eloping in a place like Rocky Mountain National Park is all about embracing the adventure. Be open to the unexpected, enjoy the journey, and savor every moment with your partner.

Book Your Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement:
At Kate Kerr Photography, I specialize in capturing the magic of adventure elopements. If you’re dreaming of an intimate ceremony in a stunning location like Dream Lake, I’d love to help you make it a reality. Explore the full gallery here and contact me to start planning your unforgettable adventure today.

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Let’s create unforgettable memories together in the heart of nature. I can’t wait to capture your adventure elopement at Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.


At Kate Kerr Photography, my elopement packages are designed to provide a seamless and unforgettable experience for adventurous couples. I go beyond just capturing your special moments; I help plan every detail to ensure your day is perfect.