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December 30, 2017   •   Filed in Denver Weddings, Mountain Weddings, Engagements, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Families, Babies, Maternity, Portraits, Seniors, April's Life

Year in Review 2017 | Best Colorado Weddings and Portraits of the Year

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cannot believe it's already that time of the year when I sort through all of my favorite photos taken throughout the previous wedding and portrait season to curate my absolute favorite shots from each session and wedding. It's usually not too difficult to narrow it down to a handful of favorites from each photography shoot since that's what I do for all of them for the sneak peek blog posts. But only getting to choose 1 out of all of them? That's not easy at all! But I like the challenge and it's so cool to look back and see all of the great people I got to meet and the ones that I have developed relationships with and see how much they've changed throughout the years. I also love creating this year in review journal entry since the photos help me relive all of the happy memories that were created with all of them. In 2017 I found myself driving up from Denver to the beautiful mountains of Colorado more than ever to photograph all of the families on vacation in this gorgeous state. This year I continued to mix in various headshot sessions of the lifestyle variety meaning on location and showcasing a more environmental approach to the traditional business headshots normally seen. I find that my high school senior work is also along this same vein mixing the traditional headshot type of photography with photos that are more environmental. One of the best new places I discovered for this type of work is in the Rino/North Denver area but I also enjoyed photographing more seniors in the high country this season. I also greatly enjoyed reconnecting with couples whose weddings I photographed years ago who are now growing their family. And speaking of photographing weddings, I had so many kick-ass couples this year that I definitely feel spoiled! I photographed my first wedding in Crested Butte which I have somehow never had the chance to visit before despite growing up here in Colorado and it was incredible! I returned to some of my favorite places like the Wedgewood on Boulder Creek, Arrowhead Golf Course, Denver Botanic Gardens and I even got to photograph another family wedding on the same private property in Buffalo Creek. I was also privileged enough to photographed some new beautiful venues like Church Ranch Event Center here in the metro area, Della Terra Chateaux in Estes Park, and a lovely little ranch called B Lazy 2 Ranch in Fraser, Colorado. I was also so excited that I finally had the opportunity to photograph the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park which I've always wanted to do and it was a derby girl wedding no less so that made it even more fun for me to do. There are plenty more exciting opportunities I was lucky enough to cover this past year but in the interest of getting to the good stuff (the photos!) I'll end here.  
 
Thank you SO MUCH to all of my marvelous clients who made 2017 such a beautiful year for me. I can't express my appreciation to all of you enough! I hope that I get to reconnect with many of you in 2018.  
 
Enjoy the 2017 best of the best photos below!  
A collage of the best wedding and family portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
A collage of the best wedding, family, and senior portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
A collage of the best wedding and family portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
Beautiful portrait photography work in collage form from various Colorado locales from Denver's Best Family photographer
A collage of the best wedding and family portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
A collage of the best photos from a wedding, portrait, and headshot photographer in Colorado
A collage of the best wedding and family portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
A collage of the best wedding and family portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
A collage of the best wedding and family portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
A collage of the best wedding and family portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
Beautiful collage of various weddings and family portraits for a 2017 year in review best of the best for Colorado photography
Best Colorado Photographer shares her favorite photos from the 2017 season in collage format
A collage of the best portraits and wedding photography from the previous year for a local Denver Colorado Wedding photographer
A collage of the best wedding and family portrait photography from 2017 in Colorado
I'll end with my favorite vacation photo from 2017:) I wish you all a very happy new year! Best wishes for 2018!
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October 8, 2017   •   Filed in Mountain Weddings, Summer

Colorado Private Home Wedding | Fall Wedding in Silverthorne

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or smaller more intimate weddings nothing beats renting a gigantic pretty mountain lodge with awesome views. That's exactly what Lindsay & Coty did in early September for their wedding day here in Colorado. They live in Kansas, but Lindsay's been visiting Colorado with her family since she was little and it's like a second home for her here in the mountains. So it makes sense that she and Coty opted for a small destination wedding with just their closest family and friends in Silverthorne, CO. They rented a big beautiful private home located off of Highway 9 and Ute Pass Road where the mountain views are incredible. There's a rustic wood triangle arch made out of huge logs at the ceremony site with long benches for guest seating. Lindsay's aunt helped the couple decorate it with huge pretty silk flowers. Lindsay & Coty were originally going to do their ceremony at Sapphire Point so we headed over to Lake Dillon to get some photos mid-day in that area before the early afternoon ceremony took place. It was such a laid back perfect day and one of my favorite parts was when Coty wheeled his new bride around in a wheelbarrow. Apparently that is a family tradition for his side of the family and some relatives back home were kind enough to drive a big wheelbarrow all the way out to Colorado so that he could partake in this family tradition. As the sun began to set Lindsay and Coty were kind enough to indulge me in a few more photos of the two of them together. I am so glad they did since the mountain views in this area were so dramatic and rugged. I love that the full moon came out early to be a part of a few of their portraits too. It was truly the perfect setting to celebrate with friends and family. When I left they were dancing the night away under the stars.
Event Details
Venue
Private Mountain Home Silverthorne, CO
Officiant
Florist
Petal & Bean Breckenridge, CO
Bridal Shop
J. Lynn Bridal Lawrence, KS
Air BNB Rental Home in Colorado Mountains in Silverthorne for a wedding day in September Mountain Vista Lodge
Pretty lace Lillian West wedding gown from JLynn Bridal hangs at the Mountain Vista Lodge wedding retreat home in SIlverthorne Colorado
Pretty Jeweled wedding bridal sandals photographed outdoors at a rustic Colorado mountain wedding at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne
Gorgeous wedding bouquet by Petal & Bean on a rose colored sequin backdrop at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Friend of the bride hangs out in the Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado during wedding prep
Bride in her white robe holds her dress before putting it on in the Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne, CO
Mother of the bride helps her daughter with her gown's buttons on her wedding day at the Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Pretty lace wedding gown by Lillian West with buttons at a Colorado mountain wedding in Silverthorne
Bride's sister helps her get ready on her wedding day at the Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride's sister helps her with her bracelet on her wedding day at the Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Colorado bride gets dressed at the Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride puts on her earrings at the Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride wearing jeweled sandals for her mountain wedding at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride hugs her mom on her wedding day at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Groom prep at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne with Boutonniere from Petal and Bean in Breckenridge
Groom buttons his jacket at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Groom portrait at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Detail photo of coral boutonniere from Petal & Bean at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
First look in the Great Room at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride and groom formal portrait inside of Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Sunny Colorado Wedding Day Bride and Groom Portrait with Lake Dillon Mountain Backdrop in Summit County Colorado
Romantic Sunny Wedding Day Portrait in Summit County Colorado near Lake Dillon
Beautiful sunny wedding day portrait with Ten Mile Range Breckenridge Backdrop at Sapphire point in Colorado
Gorgeous mountain backdrop sunny Colorado wedding day with Frisco in the background in Summit County Colorado
Cute flower girls dance down the aisle at Mountain Vista Lodge on a sunny Colorado wedding day
Groom watches his bride walk down the aisle at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride walks down the aisle with her parents at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Wide angle photo of Mountain Vista Lodge outdoor sunny Colorado wedding ceremony with mountain backdrop in Silverthorne
Silverthorne Colorado Outdoor Sunny Wedding day at Mountain Vista Lodge
Beuatiful wood frame decorated with flowers with mountain backdrop on a sunny wedding day in Silverthorne Colorado
Happy groom looks at his bride during their wedding ceremony outside at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Beautiful outdoor Colorado wedding ceremony at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bridemaid in long plum dress at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Ring exchange for happy wedding couple at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride and groom walk down the aisle hand in hand at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride signs wedding marriage license at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Groom signs marriage license at his Silverthorne Colorado wedding during summer
Bride and her sister laugh together with mountain backdrop during formal portraits at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne
Colorado Wedding Family Portraits with Blue Mountain Backdrop on a Sunny day in Silverthorne
Happy wedding guests at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Cute flower girl plays on her smart phone at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Wedding guests hang out at the Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Wedding guests hang outside on a sunny Colorado wedding day in Silverthorne Colorado
Wedding guests hang out on the wood deck at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride hangs out with her guests at her summer wedding day on the outdoor deck at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne
Groom wheels his bride in a wheelbarrow family tradition at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Wood xoxo signs with mountain backdrop at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Pretty white wedding tent with fall color backdrop at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
White tent with string lights outdoors on wood deck at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Rustic wood planter with candles table centerpiece decor at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Close up macro shot of a pretty halo diamond wedding ring with sequin backdrop at an outdoor Colorado wedding in Silverthorne
Pretty wedding decor with rustic wood centerpieces at Mountain Vista Lodge in Colorado
Whole Food white wedding cake at outdoor Colorado wedding at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Wedding ring selfies at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Wedding toasts in the white tent at Mountain Vista Lodge in SIlverthorne Colorado
Cake cutting under cute white tent on wood deck at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Champagne pour at wedding reception at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Beautiful warm sunset backlit portrait with mountain views at Mountain Vista Lodge in SIlverthorne Colorado
Gorgeous romantic mountain wedding portrait with moonlight at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Pretty warm sunlight wedding portrait at Mountain Vista Lodge in SIlverthorne Colorado
Beautiful dramatic blue mountain backdrop in Summit County Colorado Silvethorne Mountain Vista Lodge venue
Gigantic Rugged Mountain Backdrop wedding bride and groom portraits at Sunset in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride poses with her girlfriends with moonlight backdrop at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Beautiful long exposure shot of white tent at dusk at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Pretty rustic wood centerpieces at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Wedding dance floor photos at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Wedding reception dance floor photos with moonlight at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Dancing at an outdoor Colorado wedding reception with moonlight at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Pretty mountain backdrop with white tent at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Beautiful mountain backdrop at dusk with white tent wedding reception in the Colorado mountains in Silverthorne Mountain Vista Lodge
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October 2, 2017   •   Filed in Mountain Weddings, Summer

Colorado Wedding Photography | Mountain Wedding at BlueSky Breckenridge

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have been so excited to share the photos from Alex and Ryan's beautiful Colorado wedding at BlueSky Breckenridge which took place earlier this September. Alex is a wedding photographer herself out in Iowa so she knew what to expect and had her day planned out extremely well which translated into lots of good photography time to create portraits with their best friends and family. We started off the day at BlueSky Breckenridge hotel in the Tyra Snowflake neighborhood. After capturing some of the preparations (including a sweet photo of Alex's besties seeing her in her gown for the first time) we did some first look pictures both with Dad and with Ryan. I loved seeing the emotion on Ryan's face as he saw his stunning bride for the first time. Alex made sure to schedule some photo time with just her and Ryan after this so we made our way over to Sapphire Point and the docks at Lake Dillon for some gorgeous photos with the mountains in the backdrop. We made our way back over to BlueSky to finish up the formal portraits with the family and the wedding party and finished up all of it before the ceremony began. That meant that Alex and Ryan got to enjoy their cocktail hour with all of their guests which I think is particularly nice when it is a destination wedding and everyone has traveled so far to be there to celebrate with the bride and groom. It turned out to be a wonderful party with awesome speeches and toasts and a pretty epic dance party too. A highlight of the evening was when Alex performed Salt N Pepa's song, "Shoop" to the crowd's delight. And the cherry on top for this wedding celebration was the fact that BlueSky Breckenridge allowed for a sparkler exit to cap off the evening. Here in Colorado that's pretty rare and always makes for a pretty photo to end the evening. Below I've shared some highlights from their spectacular Colorado wedding day!
Pretty Sparkly Gold High Heels on a wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Pretty Lace Wedding Gown with beading hangs at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Mom with her custom embroidered handkerchief from her daughter on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Mom helps her daughter zip up her beaded lace wedding gown on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Mom helps her daughter with a family heirloom pearl necklace on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride peeks out the door as she hides away before first look on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge Colorado
Bridesmaid and best friends see the bride in her gown for the first time on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride's best friend helps with her garter on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride's friend helps put her veil in her hair on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Best man helps the groom with his cufflinks on his wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Groom puts his jacket on at his wedding at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride hugs her dad after he sees her for the first time in the lobby at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride gives her dad his custom embroidered handkerchief on her wedding dya at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
First look with bride and groom at BlueSky Breckenridge Lobby in Colorado
Emotional groom sees his bride for the first time on their wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Beautiful classic portrait of a bride and groom in the Lobby of BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride and groom snuggle at Lake Dillon with gorgeous mountain backdrop on a sunny Colorado wedding day
Colorado wedding portrait on the dock at Lake Dillon with mountain backdrop in Summit County
Sunny Colorado wedding day at Lake Dillon with mountain backdrop in Summit County
Bride and groom on the docks at Lake Dillon in Summit County on a sunny wedding day in Colorado
Pretty Sunny Wedding day Silhouette photography on the dock at Lake Dillon in Colorado
Romantic Wedding Day Portrait with mountain backdrop at Sapphire Point in Summit County at a Breckenridge Wedding
Groom with his mom on his wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Wedding day portraits with forest backdrop at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bridesmaids and best friend in purple with forest backdrop at BlueSky Breckenridge Colorado
Large wedding party group photo with forest backdrop at BlueSky Breckenridge Colorado
Wedding ceremony on the outdoor deck at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Wedding ceremony on a sunny day at BlueSky Breckenridge deck in Colorado
Happy bride looks at her groom during their outdoor wedding ceremony at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Smiling groom at his outdoor Breckenridge wedding in Colorado on the deck at BlueSky
Happy bride and groom hold hands at their outdoor wedding ceremony at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Ceremony Kiss at BlueSky Breckenridge Colorado
Bride and groom walk hand in hand down the aisle on the deck at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Romantic outdoor portraits from a wedding at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Beautiful sunset portrait of a bride and groom walking through the forest at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride and groom portrait with forest backdrop at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Pretty sunset sky wedding portrait of bride and groom at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
BlueSky Breckenridge ballroom set up for a destination wedding in Colorado
Dessert table set up with cupcakes and three tiered wedding cake at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
The Adventure Begins laser wood cut sign on a three tiered white wedding cake at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Head table decorated with lanterns and candles at BlueSky Breckenridge Colorado wedding reception
Mom and dad give speeches at their children's wedding at Bluesky Breckenridge in Colorado
Best man speech at BlueSky Breckenridge wedding reception in Colorado
Bride's sister gives a speech and they toast with wine glasses at BlueSky Breckenridge Wedding Reception in Colorado
Bride's best friend gives a funny speech at her destination wedding in Colorado at BlueSky Breckenridge
Bride and groom speech at their destination wedding reception at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Cake cutting at wedding reception at BlueSky Breckenridge Colorado
First Dance at BlueSky Breckenridge Colorado wedding reception
Groom spins his bride on the dance floor at their destination wedding in Colorado at BlueSky Breckenridge
Beautiful B&W photo of a dad dancing with his daughter on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Groom and his mom dance at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Dad laughs with his daughter on the dance floor at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Bride dances with her buddy at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Wedding guests boogie down on the dance floor at a destination wedding at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Parents dance with each other at a destination wedding at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Groom's parents dance together at their son's destination wedding at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Group hug with the bride on her wedding day at BlueSky Breckenridge in Colorado
Dancing at a destination wedding in Colorado at BlueSky Breckenridge
Bride and groom have fun dancing together at their destination wedding reception in Breckenridge, Colorado
Sparkler exit at a Colorado Mountain Destination wedding at BlueSky Breckenridge
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September 23, 2017   •   Filed in Summer, Families

Lake Dillon Family Photography | Frisco, Colorado

I met up with this great family earlier in the month to capture them all together while they were up visiting their home in Breckenridge. We opted for a location I haven't had the chance to photograph yet along a trail on the south west side of Lake Dillon on the Frisco side of the reservoir. Along with our goal of getting a good photo of the whole family together we also did some breakdowns of the smaller individual families and groupings too. One of the individual families just had a baby who looked so sweet sleeping in her parent's arms and we even made sure to get the family dogs in the smaller group pictures too. Here's a small preview of what we created that day.
Bright Sunny Day in Summit County Family Portrait at Lake Dillon in Frisco Colorado
Sunny Day Family Photography in Frisco Colorado at Lake Dillon in Summit County
Man's best friend in Frisco Colorado Family Portraits at Lake Dillon with mountain backdrop in Summit County
Sweet Sleeping Baby B&W Baby Photography at Family Session Outdoors in Summit County Colorado
Mommy and Me photo with french bulldog at Frisco Colorado Lake Dillon Family Portrait Session
A cute couple with cute dogs pose for portraits together on a sunny day at Lake Dillon in Summit County Colorado
Lake Dillon Colorado Family Portraits with mountain backdrop in Summit County
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