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December 31, 2016   •   Filed in Denver Weddings, Mountain Weddings, Engagements, Families, Maternity, Portraits, Seniors

Best Wedding and Portraits in Colorado 2016 | Denver Photographer Year in Review

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ow, 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!
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December 3, 2016   •   Filed in Mountain Weddings, Fall

Intimate Fall Wedding at the Lodge at Breckenridge in the Mountains of Colorado

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orey 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!
Event Details
Venue
Lodge at Breckenridge Breckenridge, CO
Officiant
Phil Gallagher Breckenridge, CO
Florist
Petal & Bean Breckenridge, CO
Ceremony Musician
James Tartaglia Groom's Uncle
Cake Baker
Blue Moon Bakery Silverthorne, CO
DJ
Greg Johnson Friend of the Bride and Groom
Hair & Make up
Glo Extensions Caitlin & Ing
Pretty wedding dress with layers of tulle hangs in the window with the mountains outside at the Lodge at Breckenridge at an autumn wedding in Colorado mountains
Pretty sparkly B&W wedding photography of the bride's high heel shoes against the rustic wood plank floor at Lodge at Breckenridge in the mountains of Colorado
Pretty brunette bride in a silk floral robe puts in her earrings as she prepares for her wedding day at the Lodge at Breckenridge in Colorado
Gorgeous purple wedding bouquet from Petal and Bean  for a fall wedding at the Lodge at Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride helps her flower girl pin her pretty floral crown by Petal and Bean onto her head before her wedding at Lodge at Breckenridge in Colorado
Groom's uncle sings before the wedding ceremony begins at the Lodge at Breckenridge in Colorado
Cute flower girl wearing a purple dress and a purple flower crown walks down the aisle on the outdoor deck at Lodge at Breckenridge at a fall wedding in Colorado
Groom looks out across the deck as his bride walks up with her dad at Lodge at Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride walks down the deck with her dad and the gorgeous Colorado mountain views as the backdrop at Lodge at Breckenridge
Bride hugs her dad at her outdoor fall wedding ceremony on the deck at Lodge at Breckenridge in Colorado
Colorado outdoor mountain wedding during fall at Lodge at Breckenridge
Windy outdoor wedding ceremony on the deck at Lodge at Breckenridge in Colorado
Sweet dog sits at the feet of his owners during their wedding ceremony on the deck at Lodge at Breckenridge in Colorado
Outdoor Colorado wedding ceremony ring exchange on the deck at Loge at Breckenridge in Colorado
Ceremony Kiss with a mountain backdrop at Lodge at Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride and groom walk out from their ceremony hand in hand with their doggie between them at Lodge at Breckenridge in Colorado
Colorado outdoor wedding ceremony at Lodge at Breckenridge during fall
Fall wedding portrait in front of the fireplace at Lodge at Breckenridge in Colorado mountains
Lodge at Breckenridge wedding reception room decorated in purple for a fall wedding in the mountains
Pretty purle table centerpiece decor with sparkly light backdrop at Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge in Colorado
Close of of wedding rings in the ringbox at Lodge at Breck in Colorado mountains
Beautiful purple ombre three tiered wedding cake by Blue Moon Bakery for a Lodge at Breckenridge fall wedding reception in Colorado mountains
Bride and groom hold hands for a portrait in front of the pretty Breckenridge mountains with the ski slopes during fall in Colorado
Colorado fall wedding on a windy day in Breckenridge at the Lodge at Breckenridge
Bride and groom walk up the path at Lodge at Breckenridge for their sunset portraits during autumn in Colorado
Sunset groom portrait with Breck mountains and colorful sky at his fall wedding in Colorado
Breckenridge wedding portrait with a dog during fall in the Colorado mountains
Bride and groom cuddle to stay warm outside during their wedding day portraits with the Breckenridge mountains as the backdrop in Colorado
Bride and groom cuddle for a photo together at the Lodge at Breckenridge cabin in Colorado
Sweet romantic wedding portrait witha mountain backdrop at Lodge at Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride and groom enter their wedding reception at Lodge at Breckenridge during their purple fall wedding in Colorado
Colorado mountain wedding reception first dance at Lodge at Breckenridge
Groom dances with his new mother in law at his wedding reception at Lodge at Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride and her dad dance and laugh together at her Colorado wedding reception at Lodge at Breckenridge
Groom dances with his mom at Lodge at Breckenridge in the Colorado mountains
Lodge at Breckenridge at Dusk as a fall wedding reception takes place indoors in Colorado
My favorite!
A beautiful wedding portrait of a couple cuddling in front of a beautiful Breckenridge mountain backdrop with their dog in Colorado
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October 16, 2016   •   Filed in Mountain Weddings, Fall

Colorado Autumn Mountain Wedding | Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle

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his 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!  
Event Details
Venue
Frost Creek Eagle, CO
Coordinator
Alexis Kensinger Mother of the Bride
Officiant
Jason Miller Brother of the Bride
DJ
Florist
Beautiful lace wedding dress hangs in a gigantic window in the locker room at Frost Creek Mountain Club in Eagle Colorado
Pretty jeweled silver sandals from a fall wedding at Frost Creek Golf Club in the Vail Valley in Eagle Colorado
A Vail Colorado wedding at Frost Creek Golf Club in the Colorado mountains
Bridesmaid wearing a red plaid robe with lace cuffs opens a bottle of champagne at a wedding at Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle Colorado
Bridesmaid and flower girl prep in their plaid robes at Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle Colorado
Pretty bridal and Bridemaid bouquets created by Petals of Provence at an Autumn Frost Creek Golf Club wedding in Eagle Colorado
A Colorado mountain wedding with bridal party wearing matching red plaid robes at Frost Creek in Eagle Colorado
Prepping for a fall wedding at Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle Colorado
Bride gets dressed on her wedding day at Frost Creek club in Eagle Colorado
A Colorado mountain bride gets dressed in the locker room at Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle
A Vail Valley wedding at Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle Colorado
A gorgeous bride in front of a rustic wood wall at Frost Creek during Fall in Eagle Colorado
Bride helps her brother put his boutonnierre on at her Frost Creek wedding in Eagle Colorado
Prepping for the wedding day at Frost Creek in Eagle Colorado
A classic portrait at a Fall wedding at Frost Creek in front of a rustic wood wall in Eagle Colorado
Bride and her mom hug each other on her wedding day at Frost Creek in Colorado
Bride with her bridemaids wearing plum dresses and brother at Frost Creek Golf Club at a fall wedding in the mountains of Colorado
Groom gets help with his tie at his wedding at Frost Creek in Eagle Colorado
Best man ties his tie in the locker room at Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle Colorado
Colorado mountain wedding at Frost Creek Golf Club in Colorado
A cute little ring bearer before the wedding day begins at Frost Creek mountain club in the Vail Valley in Colorado
Corsages and Boutonnierres created by Petals of Provence at a mountain wedding in Eagle Colorado
Colorado wedding day at Frost Creek mountain club in Eagle Colorado
Groom gets help with his boutonnierre created by Petals of Provence at Frost Creek in Eagle Colorado
Colorado wedding photography at Frost Creek in Eagle Colorado
Groom portrait at Frost Creek club in Eagle Colorado
Groom with his ring bearer holding a hand painted wood sign reading  Has anyone seen the rings? at a Frost Creek wedding in Eagle Colorado
A hand painted wood sign reading Either Side, Any Spot at an outdoor Frost Creek wedding in Colorado
A sunny wedding day as the groom walks out with his groomsmen at Frost Creek club in Eagle Colorado
Outdoor Sunny Colorado Wedding Ceremony at Frost Creek in Eagle Colorado
An outdoor Colorado mountain wedding during fall at Frost Creek in Eagle Colorado
Tree ceremony at an outdoor Colorado mountain wedding at Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle Colorado
Hand painted wood sign decorating chairs at Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle, Colorado
Outdoor sunny fall wedding in the Colorado mountains at Frost Creek mountain club
Frost Creek outdoor wedding ceremony during fall in the mountains of Colorado
Golf course wedding portrait during fall at Frost Creek in Eagle Colorado
Beautiful golf course wedding in the Colorado mountains at Frost Creek in the Vail Valley
Beautiful wedding day portraits in the long grass at Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle Colorado
Wedding portrait on a sunny day at Frost Creek golf club on a bridge during fall in Colorado
Beautiful fall wedding day portrait in the mountains of Colorado at Frost Creek
Beautiful Fall Color Wedding Day Portrait in the mountains of Eagle Colorado at Frost Creek Golf Club
Beautiful Colorado Mountain Wedding on the golf course at Frost Creek
Wedding portrait at dusk during fall at Frost Creek in Eagle Colorado
Beautiful outdoor wedding portrait during fall at Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle Colorado
Frost Creek Golf Club set up for a wedding during autumn in the mountains of Colorado
Colorado mountain wedding at Frost Creek golf club in Eagle
Rustic styled mountain wedding at Frost Creek Golf Club in Colorado
Wedding cupcakes at Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle Colorado
Laser etched mason jar glass favors at a mountain wedding at Frost Creek Golf Club
Wedding speech at Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle Colorado
Eagle Colorado wedding reception at Frost Creek Golf Club in the Vail Valley
Happy wedding day speech at Frost Creek in Eagle Colorado
Petals of Provence floral decor at a Frost Creek wedding in Eagle Colorado
A happy family portrait at Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle Colorado
Wedding toasts at a rustic Colorado wedding at Frost Creek in the Vail Valley
A Vail Valley wedding reception at Frost Creek mountain club in Eagle Colorado
Beautiful pink wedding flowers by Petals of Provence at Frost Creek in Eagle Colorado
Head table at the fireplace with an elk head decorating the mantle at Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle Colorado
Rustic Colorado Wedding Reception First Dance at Frost Creek in Eagle
Sweet B&W wedding photography first dance at Frost Creek in Eagle Colorado
Vail Colorado Wedding Photography at Frost Creek in Eagle
Father Daughter Dance at Frost Creek Golf Club in Eagle Colorado
Mother son Special dance at Frost Creek Golf Club in the Vail Valley in Colorado mountains
Rustic Colorado Mountain Wedding Reception at Frost Creek in the Vail Valley
Rustic Colorado Mountain Wedding Reception at Frost Creek in the Vail Valley
Grandma dances with her granddaughter on her rustic wedding day at Frost Creek in Vail Valley Colorado
Colorado mountain wedding reception crowded dance floor photo at Frost Creek in Eagle Colorado
Rustic Colorado Mountain Wedding Reception at Frost Creek in the Vail Valley
Bride dances with her step dad at her wedding at Frost Creek in Eagle Colorado
Rustic Colorado Mountain Wedding Reception at Frost Creek in the Vail Valley
Frost Creek Wedding with Sparkler exit in the mountains of Eagle Colorado
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September 28, 2016   •   Filed in Mountain Weddings, Summer

Summer Camp Wedding Photography | Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder

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am 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!  
Event Details
Venue
Colorado Mountain Ranch Gold Hill near Boulder, CO
Officiant
Sarah McDavid A friend of the bride and groom
Caterer
Cupcakes
Florist
Dress hangs in the window backlit at a Boulder Hotel on a summer wedding day in Colorado
Bride's mom gets her make up done at the Millenium Harvest Hotel in Boulder Colorado
Detail beading on a bridal gown at a Boulder Colorado wedding
Bride hangs out in the bridal suite at the Millenium Harvest Hotel in Boulder Colorado
Bridal shoe photos at a Boulder Summer Wedding in Colorado
Bridal jewelry detail photos on a rustic wood ring holder in Boulder Colorado
Bridal suite casual hanging out wedding day photos in Boulder Colorado
Bride walks down the stairs with her sister on her wedding day at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder mountains
Bride's mom helps her with her dress on her wedding day at the Colorado Mountain Ranch Summer Camp in Boulder
Boulder bride wearing a pretty beaded gown at the Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Wildflower bouquet at a Colorado Summer Camp Wedding at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Groom and friends take shots before the ceremony at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Boulder Colorado Groom portrait in the woods at Colorado Mountain Ranch during summer
Groom portrait with his pals in front of Longs Peak at Colorado Mountain Ranch summer camp in Boulder
Wedding guests arrive for Colorado mountain ceremony at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Boulder wedding officiant at Colorado Mountain Ranch Summer Camp wedding
Cute little dog dressed up in a doggie tux at an outdoor Colorado summer camp wedding at Colorado Mountain Ranch
Groom and his mom look at each other before walking down the aisle at Colorado Mountain Ranch Summer Camp Outdoor Amphitheater Venue in Boulder
Groom hugs his mom after walking her down the aisle at Colorado Mountain Ranch Summer Camp in Boulder
Bride gets help with her dress's long train at Colorado Mountain Ranch Summer Camp in Boulder
Groom smiles as his bride makes her way down the aisle at Colorado Mountain Ranch summer camp in Boulder
Bride walks down the aisle with her parents in the outdoor amphitheater at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Bride and groom hold hands during their outdoor ceremony at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Groom smiles at his bride during their wedding ceremony at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Outdoor Amphitheater wedding at Colorado Mountain Ranch summer camp in Boulder
Bride's mom smiles during the ceremony at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Frisbee flip to determine who says their vows first at Colorado Mountain Ranch summer camp in Boulder
Boulder Colorado Mountain Ranch summer camp wedding photography at the outdoor amphitheater
Ceremony kiss at Boulder's Colorado Mountain Ranch Summer Camp
Bride and groom walk down the aisle together at their outdoor amphitheater wedding at Colorado Mountain Ranch
Summer camp wedding at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Beautiful mountain view wedding portrait at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Pretty bride poses for a portrait at Colorado Mountain Ranch summer camp in Boulder
Mountain wedding photos in Boulder at Colorado Mountain Ranch summer camp
Gorgeous mountain view with a wedding couple at sunset at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Columbine cabin at a summer camp wedding in Boulder at Colorado Mountain Ranch
Colorado Mountain Ranch wedding day at sunset in Boulder
Bear sign at Colorado Mountain Ranch summer camp wedding
Summer Camp wedding photography at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Wedding decor at a summer camp wedding at the Colorado Mountain Ranch summer camp in Boulder
Ponderosa Lodge all set up with tables for a summer camp wedding at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Succulent table decor with glass jars at Colorado Mountain Ranch summer camp in Boulder
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.
Burned metal fireplace decor at a Colorado summer camp wedding in Boulder
Summer camp wedding at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Cute cupcakes on a whiskey barrel at a rustic summer camp wedding at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Bride and groom enter their reception at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Guests cheer on the bride and groom as they enter their reception at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Colorado Summer Camp wedding at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Table decor at a rustic mountain wedding in Boulder Colorado
Best man gives a toast on his friend's wedding day at Colorado Mountain Ranch summer camp in Boulder
Wedding speeches at a summer camp in Boulder Colorado
Boulder Colorado wedding at Colorado Mountain Ranch summer camp
Parents give toasts at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Bride and groom feed each other at Colorado Mountain Ranch in Boulder
Bride and groom sing to their guests instead of a first dance at Colorado Mountain Ranch summer camp in Boulder
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