Anne & Dan had an anything-but-typical wedding this summer, which was so refreshing and exciting to see (and shoot!). Their ceremony was read by various members of their friends and family, overlooking Lake Dillon and the gorgeous mountains. Afterwards, everybody headed to their backyard for a cozy yet stylish reception under a white tent, complete with bright wildflower centerpieces, a stellar mason jar chandelier and homemade desserts. See their stunning sunrise shoot here.
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).
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.
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.
Congratulations, Kara & Matt, and thank you so much for including me in your amazing day!
I’m SO excited to be featured again on Colorado Weddings Magazine’s Blog for one of my wedding this past summer (one of my favorites, too). Tiffany wrote in a sweet recap of the day and the images chosen are some of my top picks! Be sure to check it out (and the rest of the blog, too, if you have the time!).
I met this couple for their engagement shoot in Breckenridge and we had one of the best Spring afternoons in the mountains. I knew Bridget & Elliott’s wedding would be no less than amazing, and I couldn’t wait to finish my wedding season with them in mid-October. The rain didn’t stick away like we had hoped, but their plan-B ceremony inside was intimate and sweet. We had plenty of extra time together for photos. Dinner was served from a food truck – and it was by far some of the best wedding food I’ve ever tasted! Guests followed their dinner with some of Elliott’s home-brewed beer. The weather cleared and the air was cool by the time nightfall came, and the patios opened up while music played indoors. It was indeed one of the hardest weddings to leave: so.much.fun. (A belated congratulations, you two!)
It was a sunny day, blue skies all around. It was also our first true cold day this fall in Summit. Not chilly, but Cold with a Capital C. And it was Amanda & Jason’s big day! Despite the windy afternoon and constant shivers, the couple (and their families) were real troopers for taking the photos outside.
Guests arrived to greet the bride and groom – still yet to be married – and enjoyed light cocktails and appetizers together. Amanda & Jason exchanged vows outside at The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks, right as the sun lit up the skies with a firey red sunset. Their ceremony was on the 10th hole tee box; the view was stunning.
Back inside the (very warm) clubhouse, desserts awaited topped with a surprise for Jason. In honor of being a pilot, Amanda decorated the mini desserts with hand-made airplanes, complete with their names and wedding date. Dancing ensued, followed by more food, fun and family. Congratulations to the amazing couple! I’m so happy I was invited to help create some truly special memories!