As a Colorado elopement photographer, I pride myself in giving the best client experience, whether that's a 2-legged client or 4! One of my favorite and more popular wedding trends is when couples include pets in their elopement. Pets are becoming more than pets, and more like family. It only makes sense they should be included in all of our big life events. I have had more and more couples reach out and ask about how they can include their pets on their elopement day. It's such a special way to celebrate their family and the next chapter in their lives together. In the spirit of celebrating with our favorite four-legged friends, I've come up with a list of ways to include pets in your Colorado elopement.

Engagement Session with Your Fur-Babies 

First on my list, bring your pets with you to your engagement session! Just let me know beforehand if you're considering bringing a pet with you, this helps me better prepare locations and photo expectations. Couples of mine in the past who have chosen to bring their pets always have a blast! I always suggest bringing an extra person to help entertain your pet during the remainder of the pictures. Photos with pets always turn out to be some of the best as you're able to be your true self and have a great time together. Especially if your venue doesn't allow animals on site! 

Get Ready with Your Pet 


Next, and one of my favorites, get ready for your elopement with your pet! Oftentimes this is one of the easier ways to include pets in your Colorado elopement. There isn't too much going on and your pet can relax and be by your side while you're getting ready! Your pet will be a great calming energy by your side. When you're getting ready for your wedding you can begin to feel all those pre-wedding jitters. Having your favorite fur baby by your side can ease those nerves! 

Include Pets in Your Colorado elopement Day Ceremony or Bridal Portraits


Throughout the past few years, more couples are throwing tradition to the wind, and changing things up. This includes pets as ring-bearers, flower girls, wedding party participants and so much more. I love the idea of having your pets play more of a starring role alongside you on your big day. They were there during other big moments in life, so why not invite them to your big day too? Whether they're by your side as you walk down the aisle or are bringing the rings to you - it's all up to you! 

Whether you choose to include pets in your Colorado elopement or not, I know it's going to be incredibly beautiful and the perfect celebration of your next chapter in life together.

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