Kayleigh Rust

Kamara + Dalton

A two day elopement in the heart of the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains outside of Red Lodge, Montana.

Kamara + Dalton

Elopement │ Roscoe, Montana │ 04.20.2019

Kamara & Dalton. Where do I even begin? As I sit here putting together your blog post, I am struggling to find the words to describe exactly how amazing it was to spend 24 hours with you guys capturing your love and you elopement. My words aren’t failing me, it’s quite the opposite in fact: I have too many to choose from. Relaxed. Harmonious. Unconventional. Spontaneous. Down home. Easy going. Full of love, devotion, happiness, and enchantment. From our wonderful conversations about life in the car, to the picnic in the woods. From watching the awe in both of you eyes as we stood beneath the jagged mountain peaks, to the simplicity and sincereness of your vows. From the delicious hamburgers and cake, to the little things that your friends and family sent along with you so that pieces of them were there with you during the most important moment of both your lives thus far. The honor of getting to be your third wheel and companion through it all is something I don’t know how to accurately put into words. I hope you both enjoy all the images from your elopement and I wish you both so much love, light and happiness as you start your journey as husband and wife.

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Photography: Kayleigh Rust

Hair & Make-up: India Richey of Dandilu Freelance

Officiant: Karen Holey of Montana Willow Weddings

Ceremony & Airbnb: 21 East Rosebud

Part I - April 19, 2019

We had originally planned to do everything on April 20, 2019, but due to weather coming in that day, we decided to do the adventure part of their elopement on April 19th. The day started with Kamara & Dalton meeting with their officiant, Karen Holey, in Red Lodge, MT and then getting ready with India at their Airbnb in Roscoe, MT. Once Kami was ready, we did a first look out by East Rose Bud Creek behind the house and then went over to the Custer National Forest by Nye for some lunch and pictures. We rounded out the evening by taking sunset photos at East Rose Bud Lake.

Part II - April 20, 2019

Day two of Kamara + Dalton’s elopement was when these two said their vows and became husband & wife. In a ceremony filled with laughter, tears, and God, these two were read letters from their family members as well as their own vows. If I’m being honest, I cried behind my lens while they read their vows. After their ceremony we ate some cake for breakfast, signed their marriage certificates, and celebrated down by the river with some champagne!