> Mardi Paws Barkus Parade

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Do you remember the last time your cheeks hurt from smiling so much? I couldn’t even relax my face at the end of last Saturday after having so much fun all day! The afternoon kicked off with the first-ever Mardi Paws Barkus Parade sponsored by LAPS down Main Street in Frisco. The Lost Cajun provided their amazing Gumbo and beignets and the turnout was great!!

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> New Albums (yay!!)

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I have been working on getting a new system for albums, and think I have finally found my favorite options. SO happy to see these albums arrive today, they’re everything I had hoped for and more! I love that they’re from a local Colorado company, too.

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> A look Back at 2013

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One of my most favorite parts about shooting weddings is the travel. I’ve been to so many places I probably wouldn’t have gone had I not shot a wedding there. There’s nothing like an absolutely, positively, awesomely amazing wedding venue! One that lends itself well to a ton of photos in a contained space; one that has great light inside or out; one that has breathtaking mountain views; one that is worth the drive, no matter how long or hard it is. These are the places I’ve been so lucky to see this summer.

4.27.13.Chatfield

Chatfield Botanic Gardens. {see more from this wedding here.}

6.8.13.YMCAofRockies

YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, mountain top. {see more from this wedding here.}

6.21.13.TwinPeaksGolf

Twin Peaks Golf Course {see more from this wedding here.}

6.22.13.MainStStation

Main Street Station in Breckenridge {see more from this wedding here}

6.28.13.Copper

Copper Creek Golf Course, Copper Mountain {see more from this wedding here}

6.29.13.V3Ranch

Aloft at V3 Ranch in Breckenridge {see more from this wedding here}

6.30.13.SkiCooper

Ski Cooper {see more from this wedding here}

7.14.13.StJulien

St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder {see more from this wedding here}

7.20.13.PineyRiverRanch

Piney River Ranch {see more from this wedding here}

8.3.13.TheMaggie

The Maggie at the Base of Peak 9 in Breckenridge {see more from this wedding here}

8.10.13.WestinDenver

The Four Seasons in Denver {see more from this wedding here}

8.16.13.LodgeAndSpaBreck

The Lodge and Spa at Breck {see more from this wedding here}

8.17.13.Livermore

Private Ranch in Livermore {see more from this wedding here}

8.23.13.AbidingHopeChurchLittleton

Abiding Hope Church in Littleton {see more from this wedding here}

8.24.13.WildHorseInn

Wild Horse Inn, Tabernash {see more from this wedding here}

9.21.13.BlueSkyBreck

BlueSky in Breckenridge {see more from this wedding here}

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The Whitmoor Golf Club (in St. Louis, MO) {see more images here}

10.5.13.WesternRiveriaGrandLake

The Western Riviera at Grand Lake {see more images from this wedding here}

> 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