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Kevin and Kelly’s Sedona Arizona Wedding

Location: Slide Rock State Park
Planner/Coordinator: Roma Sumra
Videographer: Jack Schwitz
Florist: Sedona High Mountain Flowers
Music: Peaks Pro Events
Catering: Cloth and Flame
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cake
Invitations: Zazzle.com

Kevin has been a good friend and climbing partner since we attended college together. He is also a well known adventure travel photographer. So when he asked me to photograph his wedding, I can’t even describe how honored I was. 

Photographing another photographer’s wedding can both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, they tend to pick exciting locations and know what time of day is going to produce the best light. On the other hand, the expectations are ridiculously high, and there is a lot of pressure to deliver exceptional images. 

On an interesting side note, my wife, Carin, and I were traveling in the Dolomites region of Northern Italy the same week that Kevin and Kelly were doing their honeymoon there. We ended up meeting for a day of via ferrata climbing with them near Arco, Italy. I included some of the photos from that.

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Chelsea and Andrew’s Breckenridge Colorado Wedding

Location: Private Home in Breckenridge

Catering: Food Hedz

Chelsea and Andrew rented a spacious home in the Shock Hill neighborhood of Breckenridge Colorado. The view from the deck where they held their ceremony was amazing. The aspen trees surrounding their ceremony site were in full color. One of the highlights of the day was when a fox walked over to see their ceremony. My other favorite aspect of their wedding was when they walked down the front steps of the home while the wedding party was blowing bubbles.

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Kim and Joe’s Breckenridge Wedding

Location: The Lodge at Breckenridge

Officiant: Gretchen Abernathy

Kim and Joe picked the perfect time of year for a wedding at the lodge at Breckenridge. The fall colors were really peaking, and the views from the lodge are really impressive in the fall. One of my favorite things about this wedding is when the mountain bikers showed up in the middle of doing the formal portraits, which ended up being a real “Colorado” moment.  Continue reading »

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Holly and Evan’s Breckenridge Colorado Wedding

Venue: Private Home, Vacasa Rentals

Rentals: Colorado Tents and Events

Coordinator: Celebrations Denver

Holly and Evan had a lovely small wedding with close friends and family at a private home in Breckenridge, Colorado. Some of my favorite details from this wedding were her beautiful full length veil, and the place settings they chose for the dinner. I also loved how seriously the ring bearers took their jobs. Continue reading »

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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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Advice for Colorado Senior Portraits

When I had my own high school senior portraits done an unspeakable number of years ago, options were limited to going to a studio, and doing two photos. One in a cap and gown, and one in a suit and tie. That was it. Luckily the options today are not nearly so limited. When I photograph senior portraits here in Colorado, I try to really capture students’ personalities in amazing mountain scenery. The following is a selection of some of my favorite examples of senior portraits over the years, and some advice to get the most out of your session. Continue reading »

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