August 16, 2017

Cristina and Bryan // National Park Elopement Photographer

FILED IN: Travel, Weddings

Bryan and I met junior year of high school in honors government. I always had a secret crush on him that none of my friends even knew about. A few weeks after class I saw him outside with a girl that I later found out was his ”long term girlfriend”. We never spoke in class because he was so dang shy and quiet which made me like him even more, but I knew since he had a gf I never bothered striking up a conversation because I’m not that type of girl. So I waited, and a year later I received a Facebook request and thought how crazy it was that it was from him. We later started talking and I found out he was no longer with the girlfriend he was dating so I was super excited about finally getting to know him. 

We talked non-stop for months and one day he asked me to go riding with him. His favorite hobby is riding dirt bikes so it was a perfect “hangout” for us since he said he needed someone to go with him so he wasn’t riding alone. It is so embarrassing now that I think about it, but the whole ride there and back we barely spoke because we are both so dang shy at first but that didn’t take long to change. We started dating 02/22/12 and have been strong ever since. Our favorite things to do together is go on vacations we try and plan places that will allow us to go on hikes and places that have history information like forts and national parks. 

I flew out to Glacier National Park to celebrate with these two and document their elopement. Cristina+Bryan won my elopement contest a while back, and I LOVED getting to know these two and be a part of their planning process whether it was finding the perfect dress, or booking her florist. Cristina+Bryan, thanks so much for inviting me to join your adventure! Congrats guys! Hope you had a blast celebrating with your family+friends when you got home. xo

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If you are planning your intimate or destination wedding and still need a photographer, I’d love to hear from you! I am currently booking local+destination weddings for Fall 2017-2018. Feel free to use the contact form here or email me directly at info@taliahleigh.com.

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