Estes Park Wedding Venue

Estes Park Wedding Venue – Wild Basin Lodge 2014 Fav Photos

 

Estes Park Wedding Venue – Wild Basin Lodge 2014 Fav Photos

 

I always love shooting at Wild Basin Lodge!    It’s one of my favorite Estes Park wedding venues.   There are two incredible ceremony sites on the property and the lodge is a beautiful, quintessential Colorado mountain lodge.   My daughter is a photographer, too and we often comment to each other after shooting a wedding at Wild Basin Lodge that it’s like being with family.  So much so that my daughter chose Wild Basin Lodge for her own wedding.  Now that’s a compliment coming from someone who photographs weddings all over Colorado.

 

Here’s a few of my favs from last year’s weddings at Wild Basin Lodge.

 

 

Wild Basin Lodge is nested right against Rocky Mountain National Park.

Wild Basin Lodge is nested right against Rocky Mountain National Park. I swear it’s tucked back in there : )

The champagne cork popped a little early!

The champagne cork popped a little early!

I love photographing the bride with her dad right before the processional.

I love photographing the bride with her dad right before the processional.

...the rest of the wedding party before the processional can be cool, too.

…the rest of the wedding party before the processional can be cool, too.

The Meadow at Wild Basin Lodge

The Meadow at Wild Basin Lodge.

Photographing the emotion is what draws me to wedding photography.

Photographing the emotion is what draws me to wedding photography.

The amphitheater ceremony site at Wild Basin Lodge.

The amphitheater ceremony site at Wild Basin Lodge.

I love the images right after the ceremony.

I love the images right after the ceremony.

Fall colors at Wild Basin Lodge were stunning last fall!

Fall colors at Wild Basin Lodge were stunning last fall!

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So many great places around Wild Basin Lodge for photos!

So many great places around Wild Basin Lodge for photos!

Dan and Doug had an awesome ceremony and reception!

Dan and Doug had an awesome ceremony and reception!

I hope I'm still dancing when I'm ninety!

I hope I’m still dancing when I’m ninety!

Best bartender in Colorado!

Adrian is the best bartender in Colorado!

Always my last photo of the night at Wild Basin Lodge.

Always my last photo of the night at Wild Basin Lodge.

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Black Canyon Inn

Black Canyon Inn and Twin Owls Steakhouse 2014 Wedding Favs

 

Black Canyon Inn is one of my favorite places to photograph a wedding ceremony in Colorado.   The views are amazing and Sara, Rosemary and Breeyan are awesome to work with.    Almost all the folks getting married at Black Canyon Inn have their reception at Twin Owls Steakhouse which is one of my fav restaurants in Colorado.  Twin Owls Steakhouse is adjacent to Black Canyon Inn which is super convenient on the day of the wedding.   And there are a ton of incredible backdrops for photos at Black Canyon and Twin Owls.

 

I’m thrilled to announce that my youngest daughter is getting married at Black Canyon Inn this January.   And the reception will be at Twin Owls Steakhouse.    I couldn’t be happier with their choice!

 

I’m lucky enough to almost always work with these two awesome vendors when I shoot at Black Canyon Inn:  Brigitte at Floral Design of Europe and Marci at Colorado Rose Cake Company.     Highly recommend both of them if you’re getting married in Estes Park.  You know I love them because we chose them for my daughter’s wedding. : )

 

The views are stunning.

The views are stunning.

Amanda with her dad right before the processional.

Amanda with her dad right before the processional.

Paige and her right before the ceremony.

Paige and her dad right before the ceremony.

The Pavilion at Black Canyon Inn.

The Pavilion at Black Canyon Inn.

The pavilion at Black Canyon Inn.

The pavilion at Black Canyon Inn.

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I always love the moments during the family photos.

I always love the candid moments during the family photos.

So many incredible places for wedding photos around Black canyon Inn and Twin Owls Steakhouse.

So many incredible places for wedding photos around Black canyon Inn and Twin Owls Steakhouse.

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Sometimes you just can't hold it in anymore.

Sometimes you just can’t hold it in anymore.

Amanda and her mom right after the ceremony.

Amanda and her mom right after the ceremony.

The main dining room at Twin Owls Steakhouse.

The main dining room at Twin Owls Steakhouse.

The lawn between Black canyon Inn and twin Owls Steakhouse is perfect for the cocktail hour.

The lawn between Black Canyon Inn and Twin Owls Steakhouse is perfect for the cocktail hour.

Moments like this are why I'm a photographer.

Moments like this are why I’m a photographer.

A pre-reception game of Janga.

A pre-reception game of Janga.

The toasts are one of my fav parts of the reception.

The toasts are one of my fav parts of the reception.

 

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2014 Wedding Favs – Estes Park Weddings

2014 Wedding Favs – Estes Park Weddings

 

Here are a few of my favorite wedding photos from 2014.   I had the pleasure of photographing weddings this year at most of my favorite wedding venues – Wild Basin Lodge, Black Canyon InnTwin Owls Steakhouse, Della Terra Mountain Chateau, Taharaa Mountain Lodge and the Stanley Hotel.   I also photographed weddings at a couple places I hadn’t photographed at before – Deer Creek Valley Ranch and the University of Colorado (Go Buffs!).

I’m spending this winter shooting a few weddings, traveling, hiking and just loving life.   I’m off to Portland to shoot a wedding this April and then most of my weddings this year are in Estes Park.  I’m also mixing in travel to Cuba, Paris and India this year.

 

 

 

I always love the emotion during the reveal.

I always love the emotion during the reveal.

Alexandra's reaction right before the reveal was beautiful.

Alexandra’s reaction right before the reveal was beautiful.

The bride's helper : )

The bride’s helper : )

The guys praying with the groom before the ceremony.

The guys praying with the groom before the ceremony.

This little guy was too cute!

This little guy was too cute!

The processional at Wild Basin Lodge.

The processional at Wild Basin Lodge.

The father of the bride in a contemplative moment as the bride comes down the stairs at the Stanley Hotel.

The father of the bride in a contemplative moment as the bride comes down the stairs at the Stanley Hotel.

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I always love shooting at the Stanley Hotel.

I always love shooting at the Stanley Hotel.

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Pretty awesome shooting all my weddings in the mountains.

Pretty awesome shooting all my weddings in the mountains.

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Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park is a stunning venue.

Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park is a stunning venue.

The photo possibilities are always awesome right after the ceremony.

The photo possibilities are always awesome right after the ceremony.

So many incredible backdrops for photos in Estes Park.

So many incredible backdrops for photos in Estes Park.

The fall colors at Wild Basin Lodge were incredible this year.

The fall colors at Wild Basin Lodge were incredible this year.

I always feel a little spoiled shooting at Black Canyon Inn.

I always feel a little spoiled shooting at Black Canyon Inn.

This photo begs for a caption!

This photo begs for a caption!

So many beautiful places to shoot at Wild Basin Lodge.

So many beautiful places to shoot at Wild Basin Lodge.

Wild Basin Lodge is stunning year round but fall this year...wow!

Wild Basin Lodge is stunning year round but fall this year…wow!

Even so called bad weather brings cool possibilities.

Even so called bad weather brings cool possibilities.

Did I mention the amazing fall colors in Estes Park this year?

Did I mention the amazing fall colors in Estes Park this year?

Hmmm....

Hmmm….

I always love the moments during the family photos.

I always love the moments during the family photos.

...like this one.

…like this one.

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These moments are why I'm a photographer.

These moments are why I’m a photographer.

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The bride and her grandmother share a moment at Twin Owls Steakhouse.

The bride and her grandmother share a moment.

The toast.

The toast.

An awesome party!

An awesome party!

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One of my fav engagement pics.

One of my fav engagement pics.

I'd call that a great start to happily ever after.

I’d call that a great start to happily ever after.

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