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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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September 16, 2016   •   Filed in Summer, Families

Colorado Family Holiday Card Photography | Cheesman Park, Denver

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very year I photograph my sister in law and her beautiful family to update their family portraits and also for their holiday cards. I love to see how much the kids change every year even though it also makes me a little sad because I wish that I could stop time and enjoy them while they are little for just a short while longer. This year we stuck close to home and met at the white pavilion (apparently its official name is the Walter Scott Cheesman Pavilion) at Cheesman Park for their family photos. Cici is no longer a tiny baby and is already standing up! Her big sweet smile just melts my heart. So do her big brothers when they squeeze her tight and give her kisses on her chubby little cheeks. Here are just a few of the photos from their session in August.
A sweet portrait of three siblings sitting at the Cheesman park marble white pavilion in Denver Colorado during summer
A sweet summer portrait of a one year old baby girl with a pink and light blue dress and pink bow in her hair in Denver Colorado
Sweet little boy wearing white poses in front of a flower bed at Cheesman Park in Denver, Colorado
Cute young boy wearing a light blue button up shirt and white pants poses in front of a flower bed at his family's portrait session at Cheesman Park in Denver, Colorado
Happy one year old baby girl holds her mommy's hand during family holiday card photoshoot at Cheesman Park Pavilion in Denver Colorado
A sweet photo of parents holding their youngest baby girl at the Cheesman Park Pavilion in Denver Colorado on a stormy summer evening
My favorite of the whole family together!
A cute family wearing white and light pastel colors pose on the steps of the marble white Cheesman Park Pavilion on a summer evening in Denver Colorado
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September 15, 2016   •   Filed in Summer, Seniors

Colorado High School Senior Photography | Commons Park Downtown Denver

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knew that one day my job might start to make me feel a little old when past clients come back and their kids are grown. That's exactly what happened when Arian's mom contacted me about getting her senior pictures done this summer. I photographed her mother's wedding way back in 2007 and she was just a sweet young flower girl then. She has grown to be such a beautiful young lady that I hardly recognized her. How could that time have gone by so fast? Desiree still looks the same which is totally unfair! Arian wanted to go to the Riverfront part of downtown Denver where the South Platte River separates Lodo from the Highlands. I love this area too because you can get a pretty nice variety of environments all within walking distance. We started by REI and wandered through Platte Street to get a more urban look before crossing the Highland Bridge to take advantage of Commons Park and the natural open space environment there. We finished over at the hill at Confluence Park completing the circle back to REI. Arian is incredibly photogenic and I had such a hard time narrowing down what to share on the blog. Check out the final choices below!
Brick Wall Downtown Denver High School Senior Girl Portrait in Colorado
Beautiful high school senior girl with long brunette hair wearing a black dress at her Colorado senior photo session
Pretty High School Senior Yearbook Photography in downtown Denver Colorado
High School Senior Photography at Platte River in downtown Denver CO
Gorgeous High School Senior Girl with Sunflowers during yearbook portrait session in Denver Colorado
Denver Colorado High School Senior Photography at Commons Park in Denver Colorado
Colorado High School Senior Photography in the silver green sagebrush at Commons Park in downtown Denver
High School Senior Portraits at Sunset next to the flower bed on the hill at Confluence Park in downtown Denver Colorado
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September 13, 2016   •   Filed in Mountain Weddings, Summer, Portraits

Colorado Bridal Photography | Boulder Bride at South Mesa Trail

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auren and Galen were married in late August and their wedding sneak peek will be making its debut on the blog soon. But before we delve into their beautiful wedding I wanted to share a handful of the gorgeous bridal photography from Lauren's session at the South Mesa Trail in Boulder from mid-August. She had a whole crew of family there to help us out and we were able to create these lovely photos of this beautiful bride in some stunning scenery because of their help! She was trying to decide between these two dresses for her ceremony gown (the reception dress wasn't quite ready for the bridal session) but I won't spoil the surprise of which one she ended up going with on the wedding day. I'm so glad I can share these now that the big day has come and gone. Check back later for more of this beautiful bride on her actual wedding day in Boulder!
Love this one! I can never get enough of those rugged purple Boulder mountains. And adding a gorgeous bride to the scene only makes it better!
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