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{Aspen Wedding Photorapher} Betsy & Craig’s wedding at T Lazy 7 Ranch Aspen, CO…

Betsy was one of the most calm and gracious brides that I’ve ever met.  With her sweet demeanor, and elegant beauty I can see why Craig fell head over heals for her!  I was thrilled with the opportunity to be the second photographer to Jared Wilson for this unique Aspen wedding.  I just love Aspen and can’t wait to return, perhaps for a romantic get away with my hubby or maybe for your wedding!  Now onto some images from the day at the gorgeous T Lazy 7 Ranch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Denver Wedding Photographer} Wedding at the Oxford Hotel, Denver, CO…

I don’t always get around to blogging weddings that I second shoot for, but this one is way past due, and a must see.  Not only was the wedding spectacular,but the couple was super fun and dashing too!  If you’re looking for a wedding photographer and I’m not available for your date, then I would highly recommend Jared Wilson, who I’ve had the honor of photographing along side for a number of top notch weddings, Ryan and Jessica’s being one such event, with florals and design by rockstar, Stacy Pisani, Denver wedding planner with Alexan Events. If you’re a bride, who loves the color purple, then you’re going to dig this wedding!  The couple was so laid back and a breeze to photograph, while the details and floral arrangements were easily some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen!  Now onto some of the details from the day.

Ryan and the groomsmen getting ready..gotta love chuck taylors!

Love this image of the guys!

Most adorable flower girl....aren't they all?

Here are the bridesmaids on their way to get formal photographs taken.  Charlie, on your left, did an amazing job on the ladies makeup and you may remember from Kevin & Kristen’s wedding.

Isn't Jessica stunning?

Love the slow shutter in this one...such a happy accident!

This one, taken inside Union Station is so much fun! Props to Jared for setting it up.

Some details from the reception!

Congrats Jessica & Ryan on a beautiful day complete with rainbow!

{Vail Destination Wedding Photographer} Wedding at the Arrabelle with Mark and Lindsey…

I realize I’m a few months behind on posting these weddings, but with the end of summer came training and finishing my first half marathon, which I was really excited about! Then I became pregnant with our 2nd child, then there was Christmas, and now after deciding not to sell our house and build a new one, I finally have a little bit of time on my hands. With that said, I was fortunate enough to photograph along the amazing James Christianson this summer up in Vail at the new Annabelle resort, which is a little taste of Europe right in Vail Square. Mark and Lindsey were married at the top of Vail mountain and the lighting could not have been more perfect! There whole wedding had a very Pacific Northwest feel, which was very unique to the mountain landscape, but none the less had the aesthetics, beauty and greenery  suited there wedding day like a glove. Now onto some images from their day in July!

the groomsmen...

first look!

Their dog's name is Chloe, the same as my daughters, good thing she was cute too! On a side note I LOVE Lindsey's green shoes!

I love Vail...the wildflowers were in full bloom too.

the flower girls were too cute!

Love this image of the two of them!

The view from the top of Vail is stunning!

These two are perfect for each other! Mark just adores her.

back down the mountain in the Gondola with each wearing their daddy's jackets..

Details from the reception back at Arrabelle Resort..

sisters...

They also flew in an awesome 80's band from San Fran...check out this guys hair!

{Lafayette Wedding Photographer Trash The Dress} with Jackie…

Last week I had the chance to meet up with the uber sexy, styling and philanthropic Jackie!  She contacted me because, as she stated it, “I’m not the same person I was when I got married.  I went into marriage thinking that it was going to be a fairytale, so I had the big poofy white dress and the long train, but the day after wards I woke up and realized I was wrong.”  Jackie wanted a chance to wear her dress again, but this time, as a new more confident and radiant women.  Honestly, I haven’t seen pictures of Jax on her wedding day, but I think she’s even more gorgeous today!  I think all women should have a chance to do a “Trash the Dress” or “Day After Session,”  well in this case years after, but  sometimes I think it takes having the gift of marriage and years of growing and healing from our past to discover the true women that we are meant to be!  Now onto the photographs!

{Chatfield Botanical Gardens Wedding Photographer} Classic Style & Beauty at MHP workshop…

Last Tuesday was a beautiful fall day and the perfect setting for the Mile High Details Workshop.  There were so many amazing vendors and instructors that gave of their time and talent, please see the full list at the end of the post!  I love photographing with out the stress of the wedding day, and also why I do several “Day after” or “Trash the Dress” sessions, because with the right amount of time, light and subjects you can get images like these!  A special thanks to the following people along with Jess Berthold for putting together a great workshop!

Rock and Roll Bride Table:
Swank Stems
Gabby with Save the Date Events
Event Rents
Chair Covers & Linens

Visions of Sugar Plums Table:
AKHaydon Designs (flowers)
Emily Lenich, Particulars
Chair Covers & Linens

Models:
Wilhelmina Denver

Wedding Dresses:
Priscilla of Boston

Tux’s:
Al’s Formal Wear

Cake:
Intricate Icings

Styling:
Worthwhile style, Tina Gill
Makeup: Makeup by Janine
Hair and Makeup Girls and Curls
Hair: Jewels Grey

beauty & grace...

Setting by Emimly Lenich of Particulars

I loved her flinstone necklace!

This beautiful table was by Angie of Sapphire Celebrations!

laughter

I wish I had these at my wedding!Beautiful!

Love the light in these!

this one too!

in love..

Fun!

romance

the lovely couple..

classic

stunning

{Ceilo Wedding Photographer at Castle Pines} Colorado Wedding with Kara & Eric..

A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of second shooting with the talented Jared Wilson of Jared Wilson Photography at Ceilo in Castle Pines, Colorado.  When I’m not shooting my own weddings, I love second shooting for other photographers, as it keeps me fresh and I always learn something new!  This wedding was especially emotional and memorable, as Kara had lost her mom to breast cancer a few years ago.  They did a lovely job of not only celebrating their love for one another during a beautiful outdoor ceremony, but also commemorating Kara’s mom by making a donation to the American Cancer Society for each of their guests.   Now onto some images from the day!

I love this image!

They also did a first look, which allowed us plenty of time for photographs!


Kara and her dad are really close and I love the look she's giving him here.

A toast in rememberance of Kara's mother.

I love crazy-fun bridesmaids..this one was the life of the party!

I hope you have a wonderful time in Ireland on your honeymoon!  Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your day!


{Manor House Wedding Photographer} Brent + Victoria

After a week solid of rain everyday, which is rare for Colorado, the sun broke through and it was the perfect afternoon for Brent and Victoria to tie the knot!  They had a beautiful ceremony in the foothills at the historical Manor House.  The views were gorgeous from every direction and included Denver, as the backdrop for the ceremony.  What was even more gorgeous than the views was Victoria, she was absolutely stunning!   Although Victoria’s family, who is from Columbia was unable to attend, due to their visas being denied, they were definitely there in spirit, and the friends and family in attendance made certain that Victoria felt loved!  Brent and Victoria couldn’t be more perfect for one another, and it was evident in the way they looked at each other through out the day.  Check back soon for their slideshow!

Kimberly of The Butler's Pantry did they incredible flower arrangments.


I love this shot that Wade got right after their first kiss as Mr. & Mrs. Johnson!

I don't think they could have been any happier!

Here is Victoria giving her mother in law a hug...so touching!

the groomsmen with Red Rocks in the background..

Check out some other additions to the bridal party...so cute!


being announced for the first time as husband and wife...I love weddings!

I'm not usually big on cake shots, but I thought this one was pretty interesting, my flash didn't fire & I got this gem!

Check out Gma & Gdad...they are way into line dancing!  Most adorable Grandad ever, except for mine of course!

A special shout out to The Master Piece Mobile DF for spinning some funky beats!

They did a traditional Columbian dance called the "Cumbia", which was awesome. Victoria even imported the fabric and made these add ons herself!

Brent and Victoria, thanks for allowing us to document your special day in a fun, chic and real style!  I hope you have a wonderful time in Columbia and continue the celebration!

Flowers By:  The Butler’s Pantry

DJ By: The Master Piece Mobile DJ

Event Coordinator: Kelly Case of The Manor House




{Estes Wedding Photographer at Della Terra} Brent & Lea say I do…

As I sit here I don’t even know how to begin talking about Brent & Lea’s wedding, because I felt like we were in a different world at the elegant and stunning Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park.  Not only did Wade & I photograph the wedding, but we were also fortunate to stay there too.  When we arrived there were warm cookies and the sweetest welcome gift from Lea & Brent…bubble bath and bath salts! Plus, the owners could not have been more accommodating and helpful during our stay.  A special thanks to Pam!

More often than not,  by the time I photograph my client’s weddings I feel like an old friend, Lea is actually a very dear friend,  dating back to our days in governor school and college, but you can read more about that here.  Lea’s sister, Carrie, is also my sister in law and not only made Lea’s gown, but hers as well!  She creates the most beautiful, awe inspiring creations, and if your in need of a custom gown for your wedding day, just drop me a line and I’ll put you in touch with her!  So being there as the photographer, and friend was an added bonus, seeing as most of the guests in attendance were originally from Pittsburgh, we felt right at home.  It was a small intimate affair with the most superb swing band, flowers, people, affectionate bride and groom and yes, ice cream cakes! Who doesn’t LOVE icecream cake?

I know most brides smile a lot, but seriously, every time Lea looked at Brent she lit up and a huge grin covered her beautiful face…that is if they weren’t busy kissing ;)   Ok, I better post these images or else I could go on and on about how ridiculously adorable these two are together!  View their slideshow here!

One of my most favorite gown shots ever…the rooms here were incredible!

Lea looked breathtaking!

Gorgeous!!!

Brent & Lea chose to do a first look, which I highly recommend for my clients, as we're able to capture some beautiful images!

like this one that Wade took...he's such a rockstar! I'm so lucky he puts up with me :)

this was my view...

then there was the lovely ceremony...

here is Brent's mom...

There were some tender moments in the ceremony, but there were also some funny ones too! I wasn't sure if Brent's ring was going to go on.

Minutes after being announced as Mr. & Mrs. Ertz!

I love this image that Wade took!!

Then the party freshened up back in the room before we headed out for some more images in the Rocky Mt National Park.

It was very cold in the park, so we headed back a little early to catch the happy hour.

Lea, being polish danced with her dad to the Polka...she was rather surprised when her dad took off on the dance floor!

Congrats Lea & Brent!!  I’m so thrilled that you guys are living so close to us…no doubt there will be more parties, hiking and girl time together now that your living here Lea and not in Montana!


{Della Terra Wedding Photographer} Sneak Peak!

I’m just ending my amazing stay at the 5 star luxury mountain chateau, Della Terra after photographing the Ertz Wedding, but wanted to share a little sneak peak with you before I go…more to come!

Lea is stunning!!

Lea is stunning!!