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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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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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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