Category Archives: Destination Weddings

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Anatomy of an Image #16

It’s been a little while since I did one of these anatomy posts, so I wanted to start back up with a pretty abstract image. I was photographing the couple posing on the banks of the Eagle River in Beaver Creek, Colorado. I was getting some nice full body shots of the couple and their reflection in the river, but I wanted to try something a little more abstract. I found a place where the water was still enough to try to get a clear reflection, but still had enough movement to allow some motion blur of the aspen leaves swirling in an eddy. 

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Anatomy of an Image #14

The Breckenridge Ski Wedding

 

 

When people think about wedding photography, they don’t usually think about skiing action shots. That is what made this wedding so fun. I was able to pull from my background as an adventure travel photographer, and from my love of skiing, to create several images like this one. Continue reading »

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Nicole and Jason’s Breckenridge Winter Destination Wedding

Ceremony Venue: Nordic Sleigh Rides

Reception Venue: Sevens Restaurant 

Hair and Makeup: Hair and Weddings by Kylee

Nicole and Jason came to Breckenridge, Colorado from Florida for a fairy tale winter destination wedding complete with horse drawn sleighs for all of their guests. It was an intimate wedding on a crisp winter afternoon with their closest friends and family. After the ceremony I met up with everyone at Sevens Restaurant at the Breckenridge ski area for the evening reception.

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Lisa and Salvador’s Wedding on Oahu, Hawaii

Venue: Turtle Bay Resort
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Flowers: North Shore Weddings and Flowers
Hair and Makeup: Sarah from Whik’d Hairstyling & Makeup
Officiant: Jon Kuahiwi Moniz from Ae ‘Ike Hawaiian Wedding Ceremony

 

I was introduced to Lisa and Salvador through a mutual photographer friend. I was delighted when they asked me to photograph their destination wedding at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Destination weddings are a lot of fun to photograph, but they require a very particular skill set. For starters, it is important for the photographer to be very self contained. That means having everything I need including backup equipment in my carry on bag to avoid being separated from my gear. I also need to have the computer equipment with me in order to back up images before getting home. Check out my blog posts on what I pack, and how I back up in the field.

Lisa and Salvador’s wedding was particular fun to photograph. We were graced with just a bit of rain that resulted in a beautiful rainbow just behind their ceremony cite. The folks at Turtle Bay said that happens fairly often on this part of the Hawaii. Despite packing light for a destination wedding, I still managed to bring enough tools to do some off camera lighting at the reception, which I think really helped add to the drama of such a beautiful venue.

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Katye and Matt – Breckenridge, Colorado

 

Katye and Matt had an intimate ceremony in a luxurious home with a deck over looking the Ten Mile Range in Breckenridge, Colorado. They were so much fun to photograph, and we ended up getting in Matt’s car and driving up a dirt road to find some gorgeous fall colors to photograph in.

 

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Kurt and Natalie’s Silverthorne, Colorado Wedding

 

Location: Private Residence in Silverthorne, Colorado

Kurt and Natalie contacted me about photographing their smaller destination wedding in Silverthorne, Colorado. They both grew up and live in my home state of Illinois, but came here because the love the mountains as much as I do. Their parents, siblings, and friends traveled here as well, and they rented a large house over looking a lake in Silverthorne, with an amazing view of Buffalo Mountain in the background.

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Diane and John’s Summit County Wedding

Venue: Sapphire Point, Summit County, Colorado

Officiant: Dr. Brent Smith/High Country Weddings

Diane and John visited Summit County, Colorado in July for their small intimate wedding joining their two families together. It was a beautiful day, and the view from Sapphire Point of Lake Dillon, Peak One, and Buffalo Mountain was amazing as always.

 

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