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December 31, 2016 • Filed in Denver Weddings, Mountain Weddings, Engagements, Families, Maternity, Portraits, Seniors
Wow, it's already New Year's Eve and and I find myself compiling all of my favorite images created for clients throughout the year. This is one of my favorite blog posts to create every year because I get to look back and remember all of the wonderful people I've met. I'm so thankful for what I do and for the trust that is placed in me to capture these family memories for so many. I want to thank all of my clients from 2016 and from year's past for your business. Here's to a 2017 as good as 2016!
Corey and Kevin were married back in mid-November at the Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge at a time when it's normally pretty cold and also snowy but this year has been different and they actually had a fairly warm wedding day up in the mountains of Colorado. Or at least warm enough to host their ceremony out on the deck with the sweeping views of the Colorado mountains with their closest family and friends as witnesses (and their adorable dog, Baxter too!) After the ceremony we attempted to get some nice family portraits outside with the mountain backdrop, but the freezing wind had picked up by then and we moved the rest of the family photos inside in front of the cozy fireplace. After Corey and Kevin had a chance to warm up and mingle with their guests for a little we headed back outside to create some nice wedding day portraits at sunset. It was a wonderful wedding day full of love and I'm pleased to share a handful of my favorites below. Congratulations to Corey & Kevin!
Lodge at Breckenridge Breckenridge, CO
Phil Gallagher Breckenridge, CO
Petal & Bean Breckenridge, CO
James Tartaglia Groom's Uncle
This family featured on the blog today is a special one. I've now had the opportunity to photograph them on not just one prior wedding but two weddings in the family in the last 3 years. Alyssa's big sister Ashley was the first to hire me as her wedding photographer for her wedding in Colorado Springs. Last summer their mom, Alexis, held a beautiful, intimate ceremony on the family's homesteading land in Eagle. And now it's Alyssa's turn to get married and I'm so honored that the family trusted me again to capture this special day in their lives. I just looked back at Ashley's wedding sneak peek which was the first one I photographed for the family and it's so fun to see how much everyone close to the family has changed in just a few short years.
Steven and Alyssa hosted their wedding at the stunning Frost Creek Mountain Club in Eagle, Colorado. It has to easily be one of the prettiest places I've photographed in all of Colorado. The fall color was going strong with gorgeous reds, yellows, and greens and the blue of the mountains off in the distance making it feel like we had all stepped inside a pretty painting. It was a beautiful sunny day too making it perfect for their outdoor ceremony on the lawn. There were a lot of nice touches at the wedding including a sweet tree ceremony during the wedding celebration (that the wind did not knock over thankfully!), delicious food stations instead of a big buffet so that guests could wander around filling their plate with lots of different choices, and a crazy fun and packed dance floor. I have to give mad props to Alyssa grandmother who had no problem partying down on that dance floor! I loved seeing that big smile on her face as she danced with various family members. Not many venues in Colorado allow sparkler exits but Frost Creek did so we were even able to capture a fun exit photo for Steven and Alyssa.
To the whole Kenyon/Miller/Kensinger/Hendricks clan,
Thank you for trusting me yet again! You guys are the best and I love photographing your family. Congratulations, Alyssa and Steve!
Frost Creek Eagle, CO
Alexis Kensinger Mother of the Bride
Jason Miller Brother of the Bride
Iam so excited to share this cool summer camp wedding on the blog today. I never had the opportunity to go to a real summer camp as a kid and I was obsessed with the idea. One of my all time favorite movies is Wet Hot American Summer and I had multiple favorite summer camp themed movies as a kid. (Heavyweights anyone? What about Camp Nowhere which I recently watched again and it surprisingly still stands up pretty well)
Needless to say, when Lauren and Galen told me that their wedding celebration would be taking place at a summer camp in the mountains of Boulder, CO I was pumped! Colorado Mountain Ranch is a beautiful place for a wedding. It's pretty high up in the mountains and it has beautiful views from the big covered wraparound porch at the Ponderosa Lodge. I loved the simple rustic feel of their wedding day. The ceremony took place in the big outdoor amphitheater where guests sat on benches smelling the fresh mountain air and enjoying the view of Longs Peak in the distance. And the Pondersosa Lodge where the reception dinner and dancing was held was the perfect setting for a wedding with its log cabin style giving it a nice intimate and cozy feel. Instead of an official first dance Lauren and Galen opted to do a cute rendition of "Baby, it's Cold Outside" before opening up the dance floor for the evening. It was a fun touch and different from anything I've seen before at a wedding!
Colorado Mountain Ranch Gold Hill near Boulder, CO
Sarah McDavid A friend of the bride and groom
Greens Point Catering Longmont, CO
This was a pretty neat fireplace decor because the owners of the ranch found it after the huge fire that came through the property a handful of years ago.
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