Wedding Favs

Wedding Favs

 

It has been an amazing, wonderful, perfect sort of year!   Lots of photography, travel and the arrival of an angel in the form of my first grandchild.  Feeling incredibly blessed and blown open by the amazingness of life.   But it has def effected my blogging this year.  As in I’ve done maybe three blog posts.  But here’s a few of my recent favs.

Here's Adeline. Not sure it's more wonderful having this new addition to the fam, or seeing my beautiful daughter be such an amazing mom.

Here’s Adeline. Not sure it’s more wonderful having this new addition to the fam, or seeing my beautiful daughter be such an amazing mom.

Wild Basin Lodge is an incredible venue. We loved it so much, my oldest daughter was married there.

Wild Basin Lodge is an incredible venue. We loved it so much, my oldest daughter was married there.

And Black Canyon Inn is so awesome that my youngest daughter was there this year.

And Black Canyon Inn is so awesome that my youngest daughter was there this year.

The Stanley Hotel has lots of cool backdrops for photos.

The Stanley Hotel has lots of cool backdrops for photos.

I always love shooting kid photos...especially when they're being kids.

I always love shooting kid photos…especially when they’re being kids.

A quiet moment before the ceremony. Such an honor to be invited into these moments.

A quiet moment before the ceremony. Such an honor to be invited into these moments.

Portland wedding.

Portland wedding.

Black Canyon Inn. Such an incredible backdrop for a wedding ceremony.

Black Canyon Inn. Such an incredible backdrop for a wedding ceremony.

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I love that I get to photograph most of my weddings in the mountains.

I love that I get to photograph most of my weddings in the mountains.

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Black Canyon Inn.

Black Canyon Inn.

Hmmm...

Hmmm…

Love is love.

Love is love.

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So many incredible backdrops in Estes Park for wedding photos.

So many incredible backdrops in Estes Park for wedding photos.

Black Canyon Inn is one of my fav places for a fall wedding.

Black Canyon Inn is one of my fav places for a fall wedding.

Wild Basin Lodge is perfect if you're looking for a Colorado Mountain Wedding.

Wild Basin Lodge is perfect if you’re looking for a Colorado Mountain Wedding.

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I love fall weddings in Estes Park.

I love fall weddings in Estes Park.

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You never know what you'll see shooting a wedding. : )

You never know what you’ll see shooting a wedding. : )

Love mountain weddings!

Love mountain weddings!

Who doesn't love a puppy?!

Who doesn’t love a puppy?!

Black Canyon Inn.

Black Canyon Inn.

The toasts are one of my fav moments of the day to photograph.

The toasts are one of my fav moments of the day to photograph.

This. This is the reason I most love shooting weddings. Capturing moments the couple will cherish forever.

This. This is the reason I most love shooting weddings. Capturing moments the couple will cherish forever.

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So many incredible backdrops in Rocky Mountain National Park for engagement photos.

So many incredible backdrops in Rocky Mountain National Park for engagement photos.

One of my fav engagement photos this year.

One of my fav engagement photos this year.

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Wild Basin Lodge Wedding

Wild Basin Lodge Wedding

 

I always love shooting at Wild Basin Lodge.  It’s a stunning venue, in an incredible setting right up against Rocky Mountain National Park.  And Denice and Nils and their staff are amazing.  I love it so much that my daughter was married there a few years ago.    It’s the perfect mountain wedding venue.

 

Congratulations Macey and Brandon!   And a big thank you for being so easy going and awesome to work with!

 

So many amazing settings for photos at Wild Basin Lodge.

So many amazing settings for photos at Wild Basin Lodge.

Love all the mirrors in the getting ready room at Wild Basin Lodge. The challenge is to keep myself out of the photos!

Love all the mirrors in the getting ready room at Wild Basin Lodge. The challenge is to keep myself out of the photos!

Macey was a beautiful bride.

Macey was a beautiful bride.

The guys going over the vows.

The guys going over the vows.

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The vows were beautiful.

The vows were beautiful.

I loved all the love and emotion at their wedding. Such a joy to photograph.

I loved all the love and emotion at their wedding. Such a joy to photograph.

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An impromptu recessional arch!

An impromptu recessional arch!

 

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Such a fun group to work with! But what I love about this photo is the smiling and laughing wedding party contrasted with the very serious flower girl! Cracks me up.

Such a fun group to work with! But what I love about this photo is the smiling and laughing wedding party contrasted with the very serious flower girl! Cracks me up.

Such a killer backdrop at Wild Basin Lodge's Meadow ceremony site.

Such a killer backdrop at Wild Basin Lodge’s Meadow ceremony site.

The stunning bride.

The stunning bride.

...and the dapper groom.

…and the dapper groom.

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I feel a little spoiled when i shoot at Wild Basin Lodge - so many incredible backdrops for wedding photography.

I feel a little spoiled when I shoot at Wild Basin Lodge – so many incredible backdrops for wedding photography.

...even a cool, rustic cabin.

…even a cool, rustic cabin.

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An awesome reception entrance!

An awesome reception entrance!

The shoe game was a new one for me. Turned out to be hilarious...and fun to photograph.

The shoe game was a new one for me. Turned out to be hilarious…and fun to photograph.

The toast almost always move me. It's such a beautiful, touching insight into the couples life. Always one of my fav parts of the day to photograph.

The toasts almost always move me. It’s such a beautiful, touching, and often hilarious insight into the couples life. Always one of my fav parts of the day to photograph.

First dance.

First dance.

Macey and Brandon reacting to the advice of the longest married couple at the wedding.

Macey and Brandon reacting to the advice of the longest married couple at the wedding.

The bride on the balcony at Wild Basin Lodge.

The bride on the balcony at Wild Basin Lodge.

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Estes Park Engagement

Estes Park Engagement

 

After an incredible trip to France and Greece, it was wonderful to have my first shoot back be with an awesome couple in one of my fav places in the world.  I always love photographing in Rocky Mountain National Park.  And this Estes Park engagement session with Angela and Bill was one of my favs this year.

 

 

I always feel a little spoiled working in Colorado.

I always feel a little spoiled working in Colorado.

Belle wasn't too sure of this photo shoot stuff at first.

Belle wasn’t too sure of this photo shoot stuff at first.

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The backdrops are spectacular off of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The backdrops are spectacular off of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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RMNP may be my favorite place to photograph in the world. Well, Paris is up there, to : )

RMNP may be my favorite place to photograph in the world. Well, Paris is up there, too : )

Angela's ring was stunning.

Angela’s ring was stunning.

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See what I mean about Belle being adorable?! She's keeping a close eye on things.

See what I mean about Belle being adorable?! She’s keeping a close eye on things.

I love dogs. And I tend to really like people who love dogs. : )

I love dogs. And I tend to really like people who love dogs. : )

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Love.

Love.

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