Category Archives: Wedding Planning

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Catherine and Matt’s Arapahoe Basin Wedding

Venue: Arapahoe Basin Black Mountain Lodge

Music and MC: Drew Reges

 

I always love photographing Arapahoe Basin Weddings. Black Mountain Lodge is a wonderful mid size venue, and the views are really out of this world. I was pretty excited when Catherine and Matt approached me about photographing their wedding at Arapahoe Basin. During the short summer season, there are wildflowers everywhere here, and the sunsets are pretty spectacular. One of the things I enjoyed most about this wedding is how Catherine and Matt really took care of their guests. They had yard games and s’mores outside for the kids, a late night snack bar for people that got hungry later, and quiet areas for people who didn’t want to dance. They also included functional wedding favors like sunglasses. They also picked the perfect time of day for pictures. Continue reading »

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Shane and Mallorie’s Breckenridge Wedding

Location: Silverthorne Pavilion
Planner/Coordinator: Ariel Strickler
Florist: Pots and Petals
Catering: Gilchrist Catering

Shane and Mallorie met at Colorado State University where they were both Music Education majors. Shane was one year ahead of her in the program, and they were in the wind ensemble and marching band together. One day, after wind ensemble rehearsal, Shane walked up to her and said, “Hi Mallorie, I’m Shane!” and the rest is history. Shane proposed to Mallorie on her 25th birthday. She had opened all of her presents from her family and was getting ready to end her day when Shane announced he had one more present, pulled out a ring, and proposed! Continue reading »

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Lord of the Ring (shot)

One of those things that often gets overlooked in wedding photos are the wedding rings. It is almost a separate category of wedding photography. Most people think about wedding photography as some combination of photojournalism and formal portraiture. Then maybe a few detail photos of things like place settings, the cake, and shoes are thrown in. But the rings don’t really fit into that category either.

One of the main reasons the ring shot is in a category in and of itself is because it requires an entirely different skill set and equipment from the rest of wedding photography. For starters, rings are a lot smaller than the rest of the wedding details. That is going to require specialized photography equipment; particularly macro lenses and sometimes special lighting. It also takes an eye for finding backgrounds and methods of “posing” the rings. Continue reading »

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Michelle and Manny’s Winter Silverthorne Wedding

Venue: Silverthorne Pavillion

Catering: Gilchrist

 

Manny and Michelle are a super outgoing couple from Denver that asked me to photograph their Silverthorne Wedding this winter. Being both avid travelers and skiers, it is no surprise that they decided to pick Silverthorne for their mountain wedding. Make sure to check out the groom’s son’s incredible catch of the garter and their sparkler exit. Continue reading »

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Tait and Beth’s Mountain Elopement

Ceremony Venue: Sapphire Point

Reception Venue: Sweet Basil, Vail

Tait and Beth came up to Breckenridge, Colorado from Denver for an intimate mountain wedding with close friends and family. Being a little smaller allowed us to make several stops between the ceremony location on Lake Dillon, to the reception in Vail, Colorado.  Continue reading »

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Charlotte and Jayson’s Beaver Creek Wedding

Vendors

Venue: The Chapel at Beaver Creek
Reception: Saddleridge at Beaver Creek
Planner: Knot Just Another Wedding
Florist: Rose Petals
Music: The Fever
 

The Wedding

Jayson and Charlotte both live in Denver, and decided on a mini destination wedding in Beaver Creek, Colorado. They tried to incorporate anything Colorado into the weekend from the welcome bag items, to entree options, to wedding weekend activities including hiking…with a hint of England as the bride is British. That meant Pimms cocktails at the Friday welcome cocktail party and tea biscuit flavored truffles as favors. Continue reading »

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Lindsey and Jason’s Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding

Vendors

Venue: The Lodge at Breckenridge
Officiant: Gretchen Abernathy
Hair and Makeup: Breckenridge Hair Company

About the Wedding

Lindsey and Jason’s destination wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado wedding was pretty unique. For starters, all the details and decorations were personalized and handmade by the bride. Starting with the invitation, but also including the card box, cake serving set, champagne flutes, fabric garland, multiple banners, and the ring boxes. Lindsey also created the favors, kid’s wedding activities books, all centerpiece rustic jars, fabric flower girl petals, fresh flower garland, photo booth, personalized photo holders, flower girl pail, etc…ONE BUSY BRIDE Continue reading »

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