Estes Park Spring Wedding

Estes Park Spring Wedding

 

Congratulations to Laura & Trevor!   Beautiful spring day in Estes Park for their wedding.  And the weather gods were kind – no rain, blue skies and just perfect soft light for photography.

 

I’d been looking forward to shooting Laura’s wedding since before she’d met Trevor.  I shoot a lot at Black Canyon Inn where Laura used to be the wedding coordinator and she’d told me years ago that I was going to be her wedding photographer.   I was honored.   One of my fav clients ever, a beautiful wedding and killer light…love my job.

 

Always a pleasure to shoot at Black Canyon Inn and Twin Owls Steakhouse.   And no one does a better job at DJ than Jay at Standing Room Only.  Marci, at Colorado Rose Cake Co, did her usual amazing work.

 

Killer views of the Continental Divide for their reveal photos.

Killer views of the Continental Divide for their reveal photos.

Laura pointing out the incredible view and just taking in the beauty of it all.

Laura pointing out the incredible view and just taking in the beauty of it all.

That smile and laugh never left Laura's face...loved shooting her wedding!

That smile and laugh never left Laura’s face…loved shooting her wedding!

I always love shooting the bride and her dad right before the processional.

I always love shooting the bride and her dad right before the processional.

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The vows.

The vows.

Lots of laughter throughout the day.

Lots of laughter throughout the day.

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So quick and easy to get a group shot at Black Canyon Inn.

So quick and easy to get a group shot at Black Canyon Inn.

 

Awesome wedding party!

Awesome wedding party!

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So many stunning backdrops for photos at Black Canyon Inn.

So many stunning backdrops for photos at Black Canyon Inn.

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I loved Trevor's expression when he looked at Laura. This is what I most love to photograph - emotion.

I loved Trevor’s expression when he looked at Laura. This is what I most love to photograph – emotion.

Tough to beat Twin Owls Steakhouse for an incredible mountain wedding reception. It's also my fav restaurant in Estes Park...and Colorado.

Tough to beat Twin Owls Steakhouse for an incredible mountain wedding reception. It’s also my fav restaurant in Estes Park…and Colorado.

First dance.

First dance.

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Laura taking a moment with her grandmother.

Laura taking a moment with her grandmother.

The toasts are one of my fav parts of the wedding day. So much love...and laughter!

The toasts are one of my fav parts of the wedding day. So much love…and laughter!

Party!

Party!

 

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Estes Park Wedding Photos

Estes Park Wedding Photos

 

Looking forward to the 2016 wedding season!   Seems like a good time to post a few of my fav wedding images from last year.

 

 

The Beaver Creek Wedding Deck is as close to perfect as it gets for a Colorado mountain wedding.

The Beaver Creek Wedding Deck is as close to perfect as it gets for a Colorado mountain wedding.

 

I love shooting weddings because of moments like this!

Moments like this are why I love shooting weddings!

Fall is a beautiful time for a wedding in Estes Park.

Fall is a beautiful time for a wedding in Estes Park.

I always love shooting at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. So many incredible backdrops for wedding photos.

I always love shooting at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. So many incredible backdrops for wedding photos.

 

It's hard not to feel spoiled when I shoot at Wild Basin Lodge...so many stunning places for photography!

It’s hard not to feel spoiled when I shoot at Wild Basin Lodge…so many stunning places for photography!

 

Stephanie and David's Vail wedding was one of my favs this year. Awesome couple and killer location!

Stephanie and David’s Vail wedding was one of my favs this year. Awesome couple and killer location!

 

The ceremony is always one of my fav parts of the wedding day to shoot. And Twin Owls Steakhouse in the background is one of my favorite Colorado restaurants.

The ceremony is always one of my fav parts of the wedding day to shoot. And Twin Owls Steakhouse in the background is one of my favorite Colorado restaurants.

 

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Hylaree was wonderful to work with. I always love shooting elopements in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Hylaree was wonderful to work with. I always love shooting elopements in Rocky Mountain National Park.

 

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Photobomber!

Photobomber!

 

Another beautiful backdrop at Wild Basin Lodge.

Another beautiful backdrop at Wild Basin Lodge.

 

Sometimes the light is just perfect for B&W images.

Sometimes the light is just perfect for B&W images.

 

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Estes Park Wedding Photos (13)

 

Brittany and Jacob's wedding looked like it was going to get rained out but the downpour stopped right before their ceremony. And the light afterwards was sorta perfect.

Brittany and Jacob’s wedding looked like it was going to get rained out but the downpour stopped right before their ceremony. And the light afterwards was sorta perfect.

 

Not quite so perfect for wedding photos as Rocky Mountain National Park.

Nothing quite so perfect for wedding photos as Rocky Mountain National Park.

 

I love it when clients are willing to do a little climbing to get to the perfect spot!

I love it when clients are willing to do a little climbing to get to the perfect spot!

 

Black Canyon Inn is an amazing venue. Killer backdrops for photos. And Twin Owls Steakhouse is the perfect reception venue. So perfect that my daughter picked it for her reception this coming January.

Black Canyon Inn is an amazing venue. Killer backdrops for photos. And Twin Owls Steakhouse is the perfect reception venue. So perfect that my daughter picked it for her reception this coming January.

 

Brittany was a stunning bride!

Brittany was a stunning bride!

 

I always love shooting the toasts.

I always love shooting the toasts.

 

As a dad, with two daughters, the bride/dad dance always gets me.

As a dad, with two daughters, the bride/dad dance always gets me.

 

One of my fav engagement shoot images this year. One of my fav couple, in a cool location, with killer light. Life is good : )

One of my favorite engagement shoot images this year. One of my fav couples, cool location with killer light. Life is good : )

 

...and another engagement shoot image. Yay love : )

…and another fav engagement shoot image. Yay love : )

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Cathedral Park Wedding

Cathedral Park Wedding

 

Killer wedding ceremony location, incredible couple and what has just became one of my fav cities, Portland.    It was an awesome few days exploring Portland and then shooting a beautiful wedding at Cathedral Park.   Cathedral Park is an incredible site for a wedding ceremony.   I was already excited to shoot their wedding because they’re  great friends and when I saw the ceremony site… wow!   The ceremony site is set underneath the St John’s Bridge, a beautiful expansion bridge designed by the same person who designed the Golden Gate Bridge.   

 

Their reception was at the very cool Village Ballroom in Portland.   A great wedding venue in an awesome neighborhood.

 

Congratulations, Natalia and James!   And thanks for introducing me to Portland.

 

When Natalia mentioned she'd love a shot on St John's Bridge but that it probably wasn't possible, I knew I'd get the shot.

When Natalia mentioned she’d love a shot on St John’s Bridge but that it probably wasn’t possible, I knew I’d get the shot.

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The waterfront in Portland is an awesome spot for wedding photos.

The waterfront in Portland is an awesome spot for wedding photos.

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A train stopping at the intersection we needed to cross was a cool opportunity for some killer wedding photos!

A train stopping at the intersection we needed to cross was a cool opportunity for some killer wedding photos!

A contemplative moment on the ride to Cathedral Park.

A contemplative moment on the ride to Cathedral Park.

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You can see why I'd love to shoot another Cathedral Park wedding!

You can see why I’d love to shoot another Cathedral Park wedding!

...or maybe shoot a few Cathedral Park wedding!

…or maybe shoot a few Cathedral Park wedding!

I love all the emotion at a wedding. It's why I do this.

I love all the emotion at a wedding. It’s why I do this.

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Cathedral Park is simply stunning.

Cathedral Park is simply stunning.

The reception was at Village Ballroom in Portland.

The reception was at Village Ballroom in Portland.

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A great time was had by all : )

A great time was had by all : )

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