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Elyse and Kerry’s Breckenridge Wedding

Venue: Main Street Station

Hair and Makeup: Breck Hair Company

Elyse and Kerry were hoping for snow for their Breckenridge wedding, and although it didn’t snow during the day, there was plenty of snow capped mountains in the background. They met in high school, but lost touch when Kerry was in the military. Years later they met back up in Florida, and the rest is history.  Continue reading »

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Kristine and Alan’s Winter Wedding in Beaver Creek

 

Venue: Beaver Creek Chapel

Kristine and Alan planned an intimate winter wedding in Beaver Creek Colorado with close family and friends. I think winter weddings in Colorado are some of my favorite to photograph. The light is usually softer and lower in the sky, the contrast between snow and earth, and the intimacy of winter, all contribute to making winter weddings a joy to be part of. 

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Chris and Angie’s Breckenridge Ski Wedding



Location: Breckenridge Ski Area

Venue: Mountain Thunder Lodge

 

Chris and Angie had a really fun idea for a wedding: ski down from the top of Breckenridge Ski Area together to their ceremony at Mountain Thunder Lodge. Finding a photographer who was willing and able to go on that adventure with them could have been a challenge, so I am really glad they gave me a call.

 

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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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Mary and Ben’s Christmas Themed Illinois Wedding

Venue: Fishermen’s Inn, Elburn, Illinois

I went to college with the groom, Ben, many years ago before I was ever really practicing photography. I was delighted when he and his fiance, Mary, asked me to photograph their winter wedding in Elburn, Illinois. The surprising thing was that despite being in the middle of December near Chicago, temperatures were warm and their was still green grass all around the venue. That didn’t stop them from creating a beautiful winter themed wedding.

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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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Sarah and Tyler’s Breckenridge Colorado Engagement Session

Breckenridge Colorado Engagement Photo

 

I love photographing in the winter, especially weddings and portrait sessions of couples willing to brave a little cold and snow. Tyler and Sarah were a lot of fun to photograph, and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding this September.

 

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