Telluride Colorado Couple, A+M

Traveling from Houston Texas,  Aerron + Manuel wandered about two mountain towns, Telluride and Ouray Colorado. This is their interview,  bits of their Lover’s Tales, and snippets of advice… shining like the big and bright stars above. Casting twinkling soft light on the darkness below. This blog was originally posted on our old website, in 2020. It was copied over, but never really filled out correctly. So this is Telluride Colorado Couple Photography.

This is an extraordinary tale with incomparable love that is art.


San Sophia Overlook, Telluride Colorado Couple Photos

Tale as Old as Time:

Telluride Colorado Couple Photography.


Before we get started with this couple’s interview, let’s visit the history of the land.

Telluride, a former Victorian mining town in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, is set in a box canyon amid forested peaks at the base of a popular ski-and-golf resort. The town’s historic district houses landmarks like the Sheridan Opera House, a performing-arts venue originally built in 1913, and the Telluride Historical Museum, which showcases local history in a converted hospital built in 1896.”

However, that is just the overall synopsis.

They say a name can speak volumes to the soul.



The first tidbit explains the name, is from tellurium minerals found.

Second, says “to hell you ride” due to how extraneous the drive was to get to Telluride.

Honestly, the road might be paved today, it is still narrow.

Today the town does not lure people with silver and gold, but rather mountain views and memories.


One of our friends states, “Once you been, you tend to return. It never leaves your system.”


And gotta say as Telluride Colorado plays a large part in our own Lover’s Tale…

We simply agree.

The both of us, often joke that even if we move base to a different state or country…

We would still return to Telluride.

Both in memories and in person.

Each Destination Elopement or Couple Photography and Videography we get to capture in Telluride Colorado…

We hope we give Telluride’s version of a wanderlust bite to return to everyone with who we make art from their love.


Telluride Colorado Couple Photography and Videographer, Worldwide Elopement Visuals


“Wait for someone who loves you differently. One who can see the fire in your soul, the child in your laugh, and the ocean in your heart.”

― JmStorm


Telluride Colorado Couple Photographer

Telluride Colorado Couple Photography + Videography:

Lover’s tale of Aerron and Manuel


As it was previously mentioned these two were visiting all the way from Houston Texas!

What was not mentioned was that they drove, ALL THE WAY.

So 17 hours and 43 minutes of driving one way… just to drive another hour to Telluride Colorado.

Then to drive alllllll the way back down to Houston.

So like nearly 40 hours of driving.

That is some true adventuring, exploring, and wandering.


So time for the first few questions! 


Ben+Becca: You traveled for your session, where are we headed, and why? Is there a story behind this location?
A: He, being a city boy his whole life, had never gotten to see the mountains before and even though I have only been a handful of times I always feel like Colorado calls to me, it is a place of beauty and I wanted to share one of my favorite places to adventure with him.

M: Colorado, to see the mountains and have an adventure together.



B+B: Ah, call of the mountains, it is a siren of the Earth!  They always make us feel like we are miles from the city, and reset everything! 


Telluride Colorado Adventure Photographer and Videographer (

Question #2

B+B: So we’re nosy,…
what is the start to your Lover’s Tale? 
How did you meet?
What was the first date? 
Favorite moment from it? 
Did you kiss?
Give us allllll the tea!!!!!
A: We met at our place of work, House of Blues. He was working security and I worked with production. One day I was going to the backstage door and he asked for my ID and I flashed my employee card at him. It was an inside joke from then on, every time we would see each other he would ask to see my ID.
M: I was security she was personnel and I kept asking to see her credentials in order to make conversation.
San Sophia Overlook, Telluride Colorado Elopement Photography

“Meeting you was like listening to a song for the first time and knowing it would be my favorite. – purelovequotes.com

Read more lovers’ tales at Worldwide Elopement Visuals Beehive Blog, or simply keep reading this Telluride Colorado Couple moment.

San Sophia Cute Couple Photos

So this moves us right along to question numero tres! With this Telluride Colorado Couple Visual Session.


Ben and Becca: So what was the first date?

Then what was your Favorite moment from it? Did you kiss?

A: I went to his house and we watched scary movies while drinking beer. I’m not always one to kiss and tell but yes we did kiss. He did the classic putting his arm over my shoulder thing and from there it was kismet.

M: Beer and movies and a gentleman never tells. (We did) 🤫

B+B: Ah this is a classic story for this Telluride Colorado Couple.


San Sophia Overlook

“And then I met you, and slowly but all at once my whole world began to change.”

-R.M. Broderick

San Sophia Overlook.

Now this moves this  Telluride Colorado Couple Visual Session into question number four!


Ben and Becca: What is the advice you would give to a couple struggling in their chapters of tribulations?

A: First, Relationships are roller coasters with all the good there will be bad. The important thing is being able to communicate with each other.

M: Talk with each other and realize that you both just want what is best for the both of you. Neither one of you wants to hurt the other and that is what most people in a relationship think when they are fighting.


Ben and Becca: Now these Telluride Colorado Couple’s answers are strong like the mountains they are visiting. Our favorite part is remembering the other one is not actively trying to hurt you.


San Sophia Overlook, Telluride Elopement Photography

In Addition to this Telluride Colorado Couple’s fire statements, WE’v decided to turn up the sweetness dial. After all, they are honeybees in our hive and their tale is as sweet as honey!

Ben and Becca: When did you know you were in love? When did you want to say “I love you”?

A: We knew early on that there was chemistry. Within two weeks we were saying I love you. We were attached to the hip (and still are) but we wouldn’t spend time apart if possible.

M: After waking up next to her one morning I couldn’t resist the urge to say it.


B+B: Okay savor that sweetness, next question.

What are the 5 best qualities of your partner? And Why?

A: He is strong not only physically but mentally. There are times when I struggle with opening something and times when I need someone to lean on and he is always there for me. He is intelligent. If he wants to learn more about something he will spend time researching the subject and will tell me all about it too.

He has a good sense of humor. I often find him chuckling to himself because he remembers certain things and he has the best stories to share. He also has a quick wit so be prepared for a funny comeback. He is a cuddle bug. I always like being close to those I love and he is just as much of a cuddle bug as I am. He is handsome to boot. That is just an added bonus! There are more qualities I love about him but these are the ones that stick out to me.

M: Brains, humor, creativity, adventurous, and beauty.

B+B: We believe tea tastes better with honey, and these sweet words definitely made this beehive blog of a Lover’s Tale… perfect.

Time to wrap up with one final question, let’s return to how this Lover’s Tale blog got started…

Traveling Advice for fellow Lovers?

A: Budgeting is good but be willing to add some cushion for the fun surprises like a place you see and want to stop at or a food place that wasn’t planned but you really want to try.

M: Find a B&B’s not hotels.

Telluride CO San Sophia Overlook

“i love every bit of you.

not just the pressed

and polished parts that the

world makes assumptions

about, but more so the

ragged and tattered parts

that you hide from them

because you don’t think

they would understand.

I love all the pieces

that make up who you are.

I’m not exactly sure

what real love is, but

I think it’s a lot like


JM Storm


Telluride Colorado Couple at San Sophia Overlook with a double exposure of Milkyway

Ah, another one bites the dust.

And another one down,

Another one bites the dust.



That Lover’s Tale from

this Telluride Colorado Couple

Visual (Photo and + Video) art-making session

just has us swooning.



We call our clients honeybees for a reason… their love is the best type of honey.

Raw, locally sourced, and shared with many all while making the tea taste like comfort.

Aloha Lovers,

Where is your lover’s tale taking us?

Till Next Buzz, honeybees!

Worldwide Elopement Visuals


Ben + Becca


Gotta go make art from love as an artist with a camera.

Telluride Colorado Videographer, how to travel

“I think some souls have a way of connecting without our knowledge.

That’s why you can meet someone for the first time,

but inside you just know is not the first time you’ve felt them.”

Telluride CO at San Sophia Overlook with a double exposure of Milkyway

  1. Andrea says:

    I never realized that Telluride was “to hell you ride”! That’s so interesting! But it’s really such an amazing place. Love these artistic photos and their story!

    • BenandBecca Pettis says:

      We fancied that tidbit too! We had no clue but it was too cool not to include!

      Thanks for the artistic compliment!

  2. Vital W. says:

    Great storytelling! Appreciate the traveling advice.

  3. Natalie says:

    What a beautiful love story! So cool that they drove all the way from Houston to explore beautiful Colorado. I love how you captured their joy <3

    • BenandBecca Pettis says:

      That is a long and sometimes brutal drive! But we feel like Colorado is definitely worth it!

  4. Kathrine says:

    Very cute story. I’ve lived in Houston and yeah… there are no opportunities to see the mountains. Texas is mostly flat.

    • BenandBecca Pettis says:

      So have we, lived in Houston… the only mountains are the different-sized bumpers in rush hour traffic when it is rubbernecking lookie look at an accident!

  5. Alexandria says:

    Such a cute story behind this couple session!

  6. Traci says:

    The gondala ride looks like so much fun!

  7. Meg says:

    This information about Telluride is great – I didn’t know it comes from the phrase “to hell your ride.” The couple interview is great, and they seem so sweet! Nice work!

    • BenandBecca Pettis says:

      We loved that tidbit of Telluride too!! We could not believe that at all so naturally had to include it! We love doing history bits of places because you can find quirky things like this!

  8. Marla says:

    I love how personal this post is, I feel so connected to this day!

    • BenandBecca Pettis says:

      We aim to balance happy google check marks and personal vibes for each blog and lovers tale we do!

  9. Leo says:

    amazing to see what a personal connection you build with your couples, thanks for sharing this session.

    • BenandBecca Pettis says:

      We like to think that we are known for our connection, not just the art we make from each couple! So thank you so much for this comment!

  10. Tali says:

    I love that they picked Colorado because they wanted to have an adventure together… it makes the day that much more special! Also, dedication in road tripping all the way out there, I bet that was a blast!

  11. Telluride Colorado looks absolutely stunning! What a perfect place to celebrate their union!

  12. Rita says:

    Awww their love story is so lovely! And your take on the photos is so incredibly unique!

  13. So amazing! I have to mark the beautiful location for another elopement.

  14. Dakotah says:

    Such a unique and different approach to photography. Love how you include so much story telling in the blog!

    • BenandBecca Pettis says:

      Trying to break the mold that photography has been forced into! Through both style and our blog!

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