> A Picnic in the Snow

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These two were just as adorable (maybe even more) as they were on their wedding day. This past December marked 10 years as a couple, and what better way to celebrate than to have a picnic?! In the snow! Thanks a million to Petal and Bean in Breckenridge for their beautiful bouquet for the couple. Found some fun gems at Ruby Jane in Breck also. Here’s a quick sneak peek – head over to my web site to see more!!

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> Married in St. Louis

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Carrie & Bjorn brought me back home to StL for their Big Day, and it was beautiful. The quick ceremony was under a covered porch at the Whitmoor Golf Club, and the reception followed right inside. The sun hid behind a blanket of grey clouds, keeping temps down a bit. Their smiles only got bigger as the day went on, making my job quite easy!

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> A Four Seasons Denver Wedding

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A classic Denver wedding in the heart of the city, with a rain delay to cool off the night.

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{a Huge thanks to Meredith Moran Photography for having me second shoot with her on this amazing day. Breathtaking!}

> Chandra & Caleb’s Family Ranch Wedding

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There’s nothing quite like shooting a close friend’s wedding. I was giddy about this wedding since the first time I heard of it. Chandra & I had made it through our first day at work together three years back, and to be part of her Special Day was an honor. She and Caleb exchanged sweet vows in a field at Caleb’s parents’ ranch. Cowboy boots, shotgun-shell-bouttonniers, sunflowers and a simple, short, lace dress completed the look for the day.

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> Jennifer & Rich: Married at the St. Julien, Boulder

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A sweet woman married a sweet man at the St. Julien this July, and I was fortunate enough to be a part of their Big Day. This wedding had it all – the excitement, the nerves, a First Look, a threat of storms during an outside ceremony, a special couple’s cocktail, a big cake and a sweet first dance. Congratulations, Jennifer & Rich!!

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Second Shooter: Laurie of Rendition Studios
Venue: St. Julien in Boulder
Live Band: Easy Bill & The Big Beat
Cake/Dessert: Shamane’s Bake Shoppe
Hairdresser: Tony Westenhaver
Flowers: Lori Dries of Statice Floral

> Kara & Matt

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Kara & I got in touch just two weeks before her Big Day when she was searching for a last-minute replacement for her photographer. I was excited to accept the challenge, and met her just two days before her wedding. We clicked right away and I couldn’t wait to get up to Estes Park to shoot her special day with Matt (and their sweet Lulu).

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The whole day was up top at the Mountainside Lodge at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. The view is gorgeous in every direction; it’s a perfect Colorado wedding venue. During the ceremony, Kara & Matt invited all of their parents to help plant a new tree that they’ll bring home together.

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Their reception was above the ceremony site by the lodge, under an open pavilion overlooking another mountain range. Name cards were tied to pine cones hanging from a tree nearby. Each setting had a mason jar with a map and wildflower seeds for guests to take with them. The cake was beautiful, the speeches were sweet and the dancing lasted all night. Matt even had a special dance with his almost-one-year-old, Lulu. We grabbed one last photo of Matt & Kara as the sun set behind the mountains.

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Congratulations, Kara & Matt, and thank you so much for including me in your amazing day!

> 3rd Blog Feature!

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Colorado Weddings Magazine has an awesome blog online where they share some great weddings from around the state. They’ve been so gracious lately and I now have my third wedding featured on their blog! It’s from David & Evie‘s wedding last summer, check it out: http://coweddingsmag.com/2013/06/18/the-perfect-blend-at-denver-botanic-gardens/.

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