June 30, 2015   •   Filed in Summer, Families

Colorado Family Vacation Photography | Sapphire Point and Dillon Lake

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met up with this super fun extended family a week ago to photograph them together enjoying the great outdoors in the Colorado mountains. They are from Iowa but were here vacationing in Breckenridge to celebrate their parent's 50th wedding anniversary. I really love that the whole family decided to get together to celebrate this incredible milestone in their lives. I really loved that grandma and grandpa were obviously still so in love. You could just see it on their faces when they looked at each other during the session. I use the area around Sapphire Point and the Prospector Campground a lot, but it's easy to see why when you see the scenery there. I know most of the out-of-towners visiting our great state are brought here to see the mountains and they want them featured in their photos! This area definitely delivers with some excellent mountain views. I had a blast photographing this clan. They were silly with each other and having a good time. I know a lot of people dread having to get their family portraits created, but I think it can actually be a lot of fun and just a really nice excuse to hang out with each other. And when they look back years from now they'll have these nice pictures to remind them of how much fun they had together.
Teenager siblings pose for photos in front of Buffalo mountain at Prospector Campground at Dillon Reservoir in Summit County Colorado
Colorado Mountain Family photos at Prospector Campground with Buffalo Mountain in the backdrop near Dillon Reservoir in Colorado
A cute couple celebrates their 50th wedding anniversary together with their family and get family photos taken in Dillon Colorado at Prospector Campground
Grandparents celebrate 50 years of marriage on a family vacation to Breckenridge Colorado and pose for photos with their grandchildren at Sapphire Point
A young boy wearing a blue plaid shirt sits on a tree stump and poses for the camera during his family's photo session in the Colorado mountains at Sapphire Point near Breckenridge
An extended family gathers and poses for photos near Sapphire Point in Colorado to celebrate their parent's 50th wedding anniversary in Breckenridge.
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June 26, 2015   •   Filed in Spring, Families

Colorado Family Photographer | Roxborough State Park Spring Rain Pictures

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ack in May I had to reschedule the majority of my outdoor photo sessions here in Denver due to the incessant rain that we got. Although I was enjoying the cooler temperatures and all of the nice green plants we got because of it, I did start to get frustrated by not being able to photograph as often. But, there was one photo shoot where we chose to do the session in the rain due to time constraints. My friend Stacey who I met at the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls and her husband, Martin wanted to do a photo shoot as a gift for his parents who were celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary this June. Since the party was coming up, we powered through the rainy weather and actually came away with some pretty unique photos that you don't often see here in Colorado. We went to Roxborough State Park which has gorgeous red rock formations like the kind you see at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison. I loved the way the pretty fog draped over the rock formations making it look like a whole new place! We walked along the muddy paths and the tree branches held the raindrops making for some beautiful pictures of the family together The downside is that we got pretty darn wet but I think it was worth it to get something fresh and different than our typical sunny Colorado weather with bright blue skies. I am happy that Martin's parents celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in mid-June and so now I can share the photos without ruining the surprise!
Magical Family Photos in the woods at Roxborough State Park on a rainy day in Colorado
Spring blossom family photos at Roxborough State Park in Colorado.
Adult siblings at a family photo shoot in the spring at Roxborough State Park in Littleton, Colorado.
Happy family photos in the rain at Roxborough State Park in Littleton, Colorado
Romantic rainy day photos at Roxborough State Park in Colorado
Family photos with springtime blossoms in front of the dramatic red rocks at Roxborough State Park in Littleton, Colorado.
Pretty foggy rainy day family photos with dramatic red rocks at Roxborough State Park in Littleton, Colorado.
Foggy rainy family photos outside at Roxborough State Park in Colorado.
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June 20, 2015   •   Filed in Mountain Weddings, Summer

Riverbend Wedding Photography | Lyons, Colorado

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have heard a lot of good things about Riverbend, the new rustic wedding venue brought to us by the same people who own The Farmette in Lyons, Colorado. And what I heard about it being beautiful and unique was true! The first thing that struck me about Riverbend is just how large and open it is. If you want to bring out of town guests to Colorado and give them a magical outdoor experience with the beauty of nature surrounding them this would be a good place to offer that. There are so many wide open grassy spaces to walk through and a breathtaking view of tall redstone cliffs all along the river. Their ceremony space is situated with a view of these dramatic cliffs but is far enough away from the river that it doesn't drown out the acoustics for the ceremony. They have a huge sail cloth tent for the dinner with the option of being open on all sides on nice days and can be closed when the weather takes a turn for the worse. And perhaps my favorite thing about this place is that they have a huge riverside patio with beautiful cafe string lights strung up overhead to provide just the right amount of ambience (and also helpful for us photographers!) while dancing beneath the stars. There is even a row of adorable tiny houses where guests can stay once the party winds down.  
 
Amy and Jon and their guests definitely made good use of the space. Amy prepped for the big day in the glamping tent (complete with chandeliers!) on one side of the property while Jon and his friends lounged in the adorable cottage over on the other. The guys cracked me up when they decided to jump into the river for a quick bath together instead of doing individual showers. And their adorable little doggie Eli had a blast running around all over the property as they both got ready. Amy was a little nervous so we orchestrated a sweet little first look before the ceremony and then it was time to walk down the grassy aisle. Jon works for Avery Brewing Company and I thought it was a pretty awesome touch that they had brewed a special beer called "Riverbend" just for their wedding day. They toasted with their special brew during the ceremony right before their first kiss as man and wife. After the ceremony and dinner I noticed lots of guests making good use of the relaxation areas they had set up all along the banks of the river with rocking chairs and overstuffed armchairs. The bar, which was set up beneath a gigantic evergreen tree was also rocking. But appropriately the most crowded area with most of the action was the dance floor. Amy and Jon and all of their friends and family partied on that patio next to the river like there was no tomorrow. It was such a fun wedding for a couple who everyone wants to be friends with!  
Event Details
Officiant
Tucker Neary Friend of the Bride and Groom
Dress Shop
Green Bride Littleton, CO Some of the money from their dress sales go toward helping women escape the sex trafficking trade.
Dress Designer
Venue
Riverbend Lyons, Colorado
Cupcakes
La Momo Maes Longmont, CO
Caterer
Greens Point Longmont, CO
Florals
DIY Amy and her mom did all of the florals themselves
DJ
Coordinator
Seize the Day Events Day of Coordinating
White jeweled bridal sandals by Jessica Simpson on a barnwood farm table at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Cute doggie sitting in the grass at a summer wedding at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado
A b&w photo of a bride with curlers in her hair sitting in the bridal glamping tent at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Grooms gives gift to groomsman in the cottage at Riverben in Lyons, Colorado.
Groom and groomsmen dunk themselves in the freezing St. Vrain Creek at Riverben in Lyons, Colorado.
A shot of whiskey after submerging themselves in the St. Vrain River at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Groomsmen stand all wet after dunking themselves in the St. Vrain River on a wedding day at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Bride wearing a teal green silk robe stands with her bridesmaids who are all in white robes in the glamping bridal tent at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Bride puts on her gown with help from a bridesmaid in the glamping tent bridal area at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Bride puts on her bracelet inside the bridal glamping tent at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Bride preps for her wedding inside the glamping tent at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Bride with pretty mint green toenail polish wearing a toe anklet bracelet on her wedding day goes barefoot at her Riverbend Lyons, Colorado wedding
Bride poses for a quick photo in the glamping tent at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Detail photo of the lush green leaves from the trees surrounding the ceremony site at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Groom under a tiny black umbrella waits for his bride to have their first look at each other before the ceremony on the lawn at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
A bride walks up to her groom as he waits to get his first look at her before their ceremony at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
A happy couple sees each other for the first time near the river on their wedding day at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
A portrait of a happy couple standing in the green grass next to the St. Vrain River at Riverbend on their wedding day in Lyons, Colorado.
A romantic photo of a couple on their wedding day with the redstone cliffs in the background at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Ceremony set up under the large leafy trees on the lawn in front of the redstone cliffs at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado
Wood folding chairs with birdseed on them all set up for a ceremony on the lawn at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
A beautiful ivory and green and lace arch in front of the redstone cliffs with cafe string lights overhead at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
A wide angle view of the ceremony space under the trees on a big green grassy lawn in front of the redstone cliffs at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
The welcome table all set up for a wedding at Riverbend with the tiny houses in the backdrop in Lyons, Colorado
A bohemian barefoot bride walks with her father down the aisle at her wedding day at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado
A groom looks down the aisle at his bride as she walks to him on their wedding day at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Wide angle view of the ceremony space in front of the redstone cliffs on the lawn under big leafy green trees at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Bride and groom smile big on their wedding day during their ceremony on the lawn at Riverbend in Lyons Colorado.
Bride reads her vows during her ceremony at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Vows are read during an outdoor ceremony on the green lawn at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Groom reads his vows to his bride during their ceremony on the lawn at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Ring exchange during the ceremony with red cliffs in the backdrop at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
A custom Riverbend beer toast from Avery Brewing Company during a wedding celebration at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
First kiss during Riverbend Wedding Ceremony in Lyons Colorado
Bride and groom have birdseed thrown at them as they walk down the aisle at their Riverbend Wedding ceremony in Lyons, Colorado.
Riverbend lawn set up with bean bag toss and comfy seating for a rustic outdoor wedding along the St. Vrain river in Lyons, Colorado.
Overstuffed Arm chairs with quilts provide guests with comfy seating options to enjoy the St. Vrain River and the redstone cliffs at a wedding at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Family formal portraits in front of the rushing St. Vrain River at Riverbend in Lyons Colorado.
Wedding portraits with the family dog at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Doggie kisses at a rustic bohemian wedding at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Sweet wedding photos with their doggie in front of the river and the red cliffs at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Fun bridal party formal photography as they walk along the green grass next to the St. Vrain River at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Bridesmaids wearing their own green dresses pose with the bride near the St. Vrain River in front of the Redstone Cliffs at Riverbend in Lyons Colorado
The entire bridal party stands and sits on the stone stairs leading from the ceremony space to the river at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
A huge evergreen tree makes for a unique outdoor bar space with big barrels and wood as the counter and string lights and chandeliers hanging in the tree for decoration at Riverbend in Lyons Colorado.
Avery Brewing Company from Boulder is an awesome craft beer for this wedding day at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
More comfy rocking chair seating with quilts thrown over them and purple and green wildflowers at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado
Scrabble letters spell out bride and groom's names on their welcome area at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
The bench style seating set up with purple wildflowers underneath the big white tent at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Details from the DIY purple and green wildflowers in the big white tent at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Detail photo of the unique wedding rings at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Detail photos of the wildflower centerpieces and long wood farmtable in the big white tent at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Delicious cupcakes in all kinds of flavors from La Momo Maes at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Close up photos of delicious cupcakes from La Momo Maes set up for a wedding at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Wedding toasts at a Riverbend Lyons Colorado Summer Wedding
Detail photo of the cafe string lights decorating the outdoor dancing patio next to the river at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
First dance under the patio string lights at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Bride and groom dance their first dance together with all of their family and friends looking on at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
First Dance in front of the rocky red cliffs next to the St. Vrain River at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Bride and groom celebrate their first dance in front of the river and red cliffs at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Bride and her father laugh together as they dance on the patio at her wedding at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.Happy
Happy wedding dance photos from Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Groom and his mom dance on the patio next to the St. Vrain River at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Wedding reception dance party on the patio at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Amy's grandparents win the longest married couple dance. This is one of my favorite wedding traditions.
The longest married couple was the bride's grandma and grandpa at a Riverbend Wedding Celebration in Lyons, Colorado.
Wedding guests having fun on the outdoor dance floor patio at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Wedding guests tear it up on the dancefloor with red cliffs and river in the background at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Funny wedding dance floor photos at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Fun wedding reception dance photos on the outdoor patio at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Bride and groom ham it up on the dance floor patio under the string lights at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Fun wedding reception at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Bride and her new mother in law share an intimate happy moment during wedding reception at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Bride and groom enjoy each other's company cuddling under a quilt on a rocking chair on the lawn at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Happy wedding day at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Groom portrait at sunset next to the river at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
A gorgeous bride poses in front of the redstone cliffs and river on her wedding day at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
A stunning bride photographed on the green lawn at sunset with redstone cliffs and St. Vrain River in the backdrop at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
A romantic photo of a happy bride and groom next to the River on their wedding day at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Bride and groom wedding day portraits next to river at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
String lights shine in the trees at Riverbend at dusk in Lyons, Colorado.
Party goers dance the night away on the patio at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Dancefloor shenanigans at a Riverbend Wedding in Lyons, Colorado
Fun dance floor photos from a wedding reception outside at night at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Groom and his sister slam beer at his wedding reception at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
Groom parties with his friends on the dance floor at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
The dinner tent all lit up at dusk with string lights in the trees at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
One last nice portrait to finish up the story:)
A pretty B&W photo of the bride and groom sitting on the flagstone stairs with string lights in the backdrop at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado.
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June 16, 2015   •   Filed in Denver Weddings, Summer

Colorado Wedding Photographer | Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

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indsey and Jason's wedding at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art was one of those weddings where everything came together so perfectly. When I arrived at the St. Julien Hotel where they were getting ready that morning it was pouring down rain so hard I didn't even want to get out of my car to pay the meter. I was nervous that it would ruin their outdoor wedding ceremony on the lawn across the street at Boulder Creek later in the afternoon. But after the morning's downpour the sun came out and we were able to spend time photographing in and around the hotel. Even the beautiful gardens at the Dushanbe Tea House next door to the art museum made a beautiful setting for their wedding photos. By the time the wedding ceremony came around the weather was perfect. Friends and family traveled from all over to attend the wedding and the setting was both beautiful with tons of natural light pouring in from the huge windows, nice modern exposed brick walls, and lots of interesting art to look at too. Jason and Lindsey really liked the broken record wall art and we made sure to get some photos with it as their backdrop. The rain picked back up again later and despite a very brief power failure the party never stopped. The breeze coming in from the big windows kept everyone nice and cool for dancing. It truly was a wedding day to remember!
Event Details
Hotel
Venue
Dress Designer
Dress Shop
Shoes
Bridesmaid Skirt
Men's Suit
Cole Haan Men's Wearhouse
Caterer
Baker
DJ
RAS Entertainment Ryan Smith
Florist
Lighting Design
Make up
Detail of pretty lace Stella York Dress hanging at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder Colorado
A pretty bride with auburn hair looks down and smiles as she gets her make up done on her wedding day at St. Julien Hotel in Boulder, Colorado.
B&W photo of a bridesmaid and her sister getting make up done at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder Colorado.
Shoe photo of white high heel ribbon wedding shoes from Nina at St. Julien Hotel in Boulder Colorado.
Close up photo of white high heel bridal Nina shoes at St. Julien Hotel in Boulder, Colorado.
A beautiful mint green succulent and yellow white floral bouquet at St. Julien Hotel in Boulder Colorado.
Yellow and Mint Green Wedding Florals by Sugar n Stems in Boulder Colorado.
A gorgeous bride puts her white lace Stella York gown on at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder, Colorado.
A bride gets helps from her mom putting on her lace wedding gown at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder Colorado
A detail of the bow on the back of a lace wedding dress at St. Julien Hotel in Boulder Colorado.
Backlit bridal dressing room at St. Julien Hotel in Boulder Colorado.
A bride wearing a white lace Stella York gown puts on her white high heel shoes in her hotel room at St. Julien in Boulder Colorado.
B&W photo of bride wearing her Stella York lace wedding gown in hotel room at St. Julien Hotel in Boulder Colorado.
A gorgeous photo of a bride looking in the mirror in her hotel room at the St. Julien in Boulder before her wedding.
Groom portrait in front of flatirons in Boulder at St. Julien Hotel on a cloudy summer day
First look at the St. Julien Hotel on a wedding day in Boulder, Colorado.
A gorgeous bridal portrait inside the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder, Colorado.
Groom and Bride headshots at St. Julien Hotel in Boulder Colorado.
Gorgeous bridal portrait in lobby at St. Julien Hotel in Boulder Colorado.
Gorgeous outdoor alleyway bridal party portraits in Boulder Colorado near St. Julien Hotel
Romantic wedding photos in an alleyway in Boulder Colorado near St. Julien Hotel and Pearl Street Mall
Urban brick alleyway wedding portraits near St. Julien Hotel and Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado.
Gritty and romantic Wedding portraits in Boulder near Pearl Street Mall and St. Julien Hotel
Fun bridal party photos in alleyway with yellow umbrella on a wedding day in Boulder near the St. Julien Hotel and Pearl Street mall
Bride and bridesmaid portrait at Dushanbe Tea House next to Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado.
Wedding portraits at the Dushanbe Tea House next door to the BMOCA on a summer rainy wedding day in Boulder Colorado.
Gorgeous wedding photos in front of the Dushanbe tea house next to the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado
Wedding ceremony on the lawn at Boulder Creek across from Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado.
Wedding ceremony on the lawn at the BMOCA in Colorado.
A bride smiles out at her friends and family at her wedding ceremony on the green grass at Boulder Creek and BMOCA in Colorado.
Boulder Creek Wedding Ceremony across from Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado.
Ceremony readings at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Wedding on lawn in Colorado.
A beautiful wedding at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado.
Wedding ceremony on the lawn at Boulder Creek across from BMOCA in Colorado.
First Kiss during ceremony on the lawn at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado.
BMOCA Wedding Ceremony on the lawn in Colorado.
A bridesmaid helps her sister hold up her wedding dress to prevent it from getting dirty at her wedding at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado.
A bride and her sister hold hands for formal portraits outside on the lawn at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado.
Wedding reception in exposed brick building of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado.
Edison Light bulbs hang behind the head table with Mint Green and yellow banners at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado.
Mint Green and Yellow Table Centerpieces for a wedding with vintage books bound together
Pastel books tied with twine and mint green and yellow colors for a wedding table centerpiece at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado.
Chalkboard Wedding Menu and mint green and yellow book centerpieces at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado.
Pretty wedding rings on a nice mint green succlent plant at a wedding in Boulder Colorado
Wedding toasts in front of the exposed red brick wall at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado.
Mint Green and yellow wedding banner hung on the cake table with cakes from The Dessert Stand in Boulder Colorado.
Pretty cakes of various flavors at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art created by the Dessert Stand in Colorado.
Bride and groom cut the cake at their summer wedding at the BMOCA in Colorado.
Bride and groom pose in front of the contemporary art at the BMOCA at their wedding reception in Colorado.
Broken record art at a wedding reception at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado.
Broken record art at a wedding reception at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado.
Romantic wedding portraits in front of the pink rose bushes at the Dushanbe Tea House next door to the BMOCA in Colorado.
Romantic wedding portraits in front of the brick building of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado.
Bride and groom dance their first dance in the exposed brick wedding reception room at the BMOCA in Colorado.
Wedding Reception Dancing at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado
Wedding Reception Dancing at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado
Wedding Reception Dancing at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado
Wedding Reception Dancing at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado
Wedding Reception Dancing at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado
Wedding Reception Dancing at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado
Wedding Reception Dancing at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado
Wedding Reception Dancing at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado
My favorite!
A bride and groom pose romantically by snuggling on the stairs outside of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado
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