Yay, I am finally getting around to blogging about this great couple who I photographed about a month ago up at Lily Lake in Estes Park, Colorado. Kim and Jack brought their gigantic, adorable doggies with them before we realized that Lily Lake actually doesn't really allow dogs beyond the front entrance and parking area. Oops! Colorado is usually so dog-friendly that I didn't even think to check if they were allowed there. No big deal, we improvised by crossing the street and found some great areas with beautiful fall foliage to use for the pictures with their furry family. After we finished with the dogs we walked around the lake a little bit to finish up their romantic alone pictures. The leaves had just started to turn when we were up there and had that really pretty half green and half yellow look to them. This is such a cute little lake in the Colorado mountains. It's definitely one of my favorite places up in the Estes park area.
Ihave been looking forward to photographing Danielle & Jarred's Sunrise Amphitheater wedding in Boulder for over a year now. When we first met they told me that they were planning for their wedding to be a little bit off the beaten path. They planned to run the whole ceremony themselves at the beautiful Sunrise Amphitheater which looks out over the entire city of Boulder and beyond. They incorporated their closest friends and family by having them do short readings about what creates a good marriage and all built a cairn together. Building a cairn was a great way for these two outdoor enthusiasts to acknowledge their love of hiking and the great outdoors into their wedding ceremony. I also really love that they were able to have their adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel decked out in his own doggie tux hang out with them throughout the day:) Before the ceremony began, we drove up Flagstaff Mountain just a little farther to get some photos at the beautiful Lost Gulch Overlook. Danielle and Jarred chose to do a first look and this was a really pretty location for that. After the ceremony we drove to Longmont where the historic D-Barn is located on Main Street. They did a really great job with the DIY decor of their wedding and with the help of their day of wedding coordinator, Amelia Metzger from Alegre Kreations the inside of the barn looked beautiful. I particularly liked their pretty tied ribbon photobooth backdrop. And the pretty cloth napkins all hand-tied for the BBQ dinner was a nice touch too. Overall, it was a lovely day for a sweet and simple wedding celebration for two laid-back people in love.
Alegre Kreations Amelia Metzger
Sunrise Amphitheater City of Boulder
D-Barn Longmont, CO (aka Dicken's Barn)
Wedding Dress Designer
Wedding Dress Shop
Encore Bridal Fort Collins, CO
Lizardi Bridal Etsy Shop
Kat & Carlo are getting married next spring at the beautiful Red Rocks Trading Post in Morrison, Colorado. But they wanted to do their engagement photos out in Avon, Colorado which is just a little bit west of Vail where they actually met at work. Carlo is originally from Peru but moved out to Colorado as a young teenager and Kat is originally from Detroit but moved out here soon after college. They met each other while working in the mountains in Avon. For their engagement photos they thought it might be fun to visit some of their old haunts like the restaurant Agave and the gorgeous Beaver Creek resort. These two are big baseball fans as well so they incorporated a baseball into their session for the save the date. The fall colors were really starting to look great and it really made for a lovely engagement photo shoot. We found some old rustic barn structures and we even created some pretty pictures by the trail and creek near the Beaver Creek Chapel. I also really loved the gorgeous pictures we took by the Eagle River. I will definitely want to go back and do more photoshoots in this area!
My favorite! Look at those beautiful colors with that pretty river as the backdrop!
Long before I was a photographer I was going to college and studying art. When I was in school I always did a lot of babysitting on the side to help pay the rent. This gorgeous gal featured in today's blog post was one of the kids that I used to babysit. I'm just going to skip right over how old that makes me feel, haha. Bibi wanted something a little different than the typical all outdoor senior photos. Her aunt owns a house in Denver that is impeccably decorated and she was kind enough to share her home for Bibi's senior photo shoot. We all really loved the pretty gold angel wings hanging on the wall so we made sure to get them in some of the photos. In fact, the blue of that whole little room was gorgeous and some of my favorite shots from the afternoon came from that space. We also got a few outdoor photos in the beautiful backyard garden to round out the session. Bibi is a natural beauty and it was very hard to narrow down the sneak peek since she looked so great in every shot! I think her humorous personality and confidence shines through in each of these. I also think her idea to do them at home really gave these portraits a natural lifestyle kind of feel to them.
I love the dramatic light and beautiful blue color of this photo.
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