October 16, 2017   •   Filed in Engagements, Fall

Colorado Same-Sex Engagement Photography | Fall Color at Georgetown Guanella Pass

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oday I get to show off the gorgeous engagement photos for Cody and her lady, Jess. Cody is another awesome human that I met while skating for the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls. I'm telling you, if you want to meet a bunch of really great friends the best thing you can do is go get involved with your local roller derby team. Sadly, she had to retire due to injury but she's keeping busy and going to school along with her partner Jess. They really love autumn and we made sure to time their engagement session so that we could get some great fall color for them. Guanella Pass just outside of Georgetown, CO has lots of pretty aspens and scenery. We made sure to leave a lot of extra time during this session for driving between locations and also because we weren't sure if we were going to hit any rainstorms. Luckily we had dry weather and we still ended up using the entire session due to all of the incredibly photogenic locations along Guanella Pass which is just one of Colorado's 26 Scenic and Historic Byways. I sure feel lucky that I get to photograph and explore this beautiful state with all of my clients! It was extra hard to narrow down for this preview because these two ladies are so cute together. Check out some of my favorites below.
A beautiful fall day engagement portrait with two females kissing for their fall color engagement session overlooking Georgetown, CO
Pretty fall color along Guanella Pass near Georgetown at a lesbian engagement photography session during autumn
Beautiful dramatic snow covered mountain backdrop along Guanella Pass at an autumn engagement session in Colorado
A beautiful Colorado snow covered mountain with mountain stream backdrop during fall at a same-sex couple engagement session along Guanella Pass
Colorado same-sex engagement photo with pretty fall color framing the cute couple at their engagement portrait session at Guanella Pass
Beautiful same-sex engagement photography in a forest in the mountains of Colorado at Guanella Pass
Romantic lesbian engagement photography with fall color at Guanella Pass in Georgetown Colorado during autumn
Sweet same-sex engagement portrait with fall color backdrop in the Rocky Mountains at Guanella Pass near Gerogetown
Cute lesbian couple laughs together at their pretty engagement session along Guanella Pass in Georgetown Colorado
Gorgeous fall color backdrop at an engagement session along Guanella Pass in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado during Autumn
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October 13, 2017   •   Filed in Fall, Families

Autumn Colorado Family Photography at Clear Creek History Park in Golden

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even years ago I had the pleasure of photographing Tracy and Bill's wedding in Golden and we recently reconnected in the beautiful city of Golden again. This time we were photographing them with their new addition to the family, Imogen. What a darling little girl she is! When I'm photographing one year olds I'm always trying to make funny noises and sing and make ridiculous faces to see if any of it will make them laugh. Imogen ended up being the one to make all of us laugh with her mimicry skills when she started doing a pretty spot on imitation of me. Bill and Tracy were very prepared for the session as well and had some very cute props for some of the photos including some birthday balloons, an adorable stuffed bunny, and even some bubbles which Imogen loved playing with. We had a short burst of rain, but it made for some beautiful blue skies after it passed so we didn't mind at all. Below I have shared a handful of my favorites from their session.
Cute Family Photos During fall at Clear Creek History Park in Boulder Colorado
Sweet one year old baby girl with birthday balloons sits on the steps at family photography session at Clear Creek History Park in Golden Colorado
Colorado Family Portraits with stuffed bunny and bubbles at Clear Creek History Park in Golden Colorado
Daddy kisses his sweet one year old baby girl next to Clear Creek in Golden Colorado
Mommy swings her baby in the air with fall color Clear Creek Golden Colorado backdrop during Autumn
I LOVE this one!
Beautiful family photos at Clear Creek with fall color and river backdrop in Golden Colorado
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October 10, 2017   •   Filed in Engagements, Fall

Colorado LGBT Engagement Photography | Fall Color at Boulder Canyon

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risten contacted me months ago to get her and Brittani on the calendar for their engagement photos. She was really excited to make sure to take advantage of getting some photos with the fall color that happens at the end of September. Unfortunately, when the day came it was during that week and a half or so when we were getting rained out almost every day! Luckily, our schedules lined up to move it just one day later and even though it was still a bit gray and overcast, there was no downpour to contend with. We were originally planning to hit up the South Mesa Trail which is usually one of my favorite places, but they've been doing construction there for the past couple of months so it's given me the opportunity to hit up some other locations that I've put on the backburner. Knowing that these two were really hoping for some fall color somewhere in the Boulder area I told them that the entrance to the Boulder Canyon Trailhead has some pretty great color. The last time I photographed there it was mid-October and the foliage was bright yellow. We were photographing a little earlier in the season and the leaves were just starting to change. So we got to take advantage of that beautiful time during fall when it's still halfway green with yellow starting to come in and little bits of red too. We definitely got to take advantage of a pretty lovely color palette that evening. I'm actually glad that South Mesa wasn't available because I had forgotten how pretty this area by Boulder Creek is even if you do have to watch out for bikers barreling through on the trail. Brittani works for the State Patrol and she and Kristen really wanted to do a few photos with her in her uniform. She looked really great dressed up with her badge and I found out that the style of hat that the State of Colorado uses is called a "Smokey Bear" campaign hat. These two look so great together and I had so much fun getting know them and their story during the session. They met during college playing softball back in Wisconsin. Now they're living in Colorado and getting married in Hawaii soon! Congratulations to this adorable happy couple!
Beautiful Colorado Fall Color Lesbian Engagement Photography at Boulder Creek at the Boulder Canyon Trailhead
Boulder Colorado Mountain Engagement Photography at Boulder Creek during fall color season in the mountains
Individual portrait at a fall color engagement session at the Boulder Canyon trailhead near Boulder Creek in Colorado
Gorgeous fall color backdrop individual portrait during engagement photography session at Boulder Creek in the mountains of Boulder Canyon
Adorable girls photographed at Boulder Creek for their engagement photos in the mountains of Boulder Canyon
Boulder Canyon Fall Color lesbian engagement photography in the mountains of Colorado
Colorado LGBT Engagement Photography at Boulder Creek with Boulder Creek backdrop during autumn
Autumn engagement portraits at Boulder Creek next to mountain stream in Boulder Canyon Colorado
Eskimo kisses at a pretty fall lesbian engagement photography portrait session in the mountains of Boulder Canyon Colorado
Sweet engagement portrait on a bridge with fall color backdrop at the Boulder Canyon Trailhead in Colorado
Colorado Autumn Engagement Portraits at Dusk with State Patrol Officer Uniform at Boulder Creek in the Boulder Canyon
Beautiful Autumn Engagement Portrait with fall color backdrop with State Patrol Uniformed Officer in Colorado
Protective partner in Colorado State Patrol uniform during engagement photography photoshoot in Boulder Canyon
Sweet hug between an engaged couple with state patrol police uniform with fall color along the Boulder Creek in Boulder Canyon Colorado
Engagement ring detail photography with Colorado State Patrol Badge on uniform at Boulder Creek
My favorite!
Happy laughter during a fall color lesbian engagement session in the Boulder Canyon in Colorado
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October 8, 2017   •   Filed in Mountain Weddings, Summer

Colorado Private Home Wedding | Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne

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or smaller more intimate weddings nothing beats renting a gigantic pretty mountain lodge with awesome views. That's exactly what Lindsay & Coty did in early September for their wedding day here in Colorado. They live in Kansas, but Lindsay's been visiting Colorado with her family since she was little and it's like a second home for her here in the mountains. So it makes sense that she and Coty opted for a small destination wedding with just their closest family and friends in Silverthorne, CO. They rented a place called Mountain Vista Lodge located off of Highway 9 and Ute Pass Road where the mountain views are incredible. There's a rustic wood triangle arch made out of huge logs at the ceremony site with long benches for guest seating. Lindsay's aunt helped the couple decorate it with huge pretty silk flowers. Lindsay & Coty were originally going to do their ceremony at Sapphire Point so we headed over to Lake Dillon to get some photos mid-day in that area before the early afternoon ceremony took place. It was such a laid back perfect day and one of my favorite parts was when Coty wheeled his new bride around in a wheelbarrow. Apparently that is a family tradition for his side of the family and some relatives back home were kind enough to drive a big wheelbarrow all the way out to Colorado so that he could partake in this family tradition. As the sun began to set Lindsay and Coty were kind enough to indulge me in a few more photos of the two of them together. I am so glad they did since the mountain views in this area were so dramatic and rugged. I love that the full moon came out early to be a part of a few of their portraits too. It was truly the perfect setting to celebrate with friends and family. When I left they were dancing the night away under the stars.
Event Details
Venue
Mountain Vista Lodge Silverthorne, CO
Officiant
Florist
Petal & Bean Breckenridge, CO
Bridal Shop
J. Lynn Bridal Lawrence, KS
Air BNB Rental Home in Colorado Mountains in Silverthorne for a wedding day in September Mountain Vista Lodge
Pretty lace Lillian West wedding gown from JLynn Bridal hangs at the Mountain Vista Lodge wedding retreat home in SIlverthorne Colorado
Pretty Jeweled wedding bridal sandals photographed outdoors at a rustic Colorado mountain wedding at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne
Gorgeous wedding bouquet by Petal & Bean on a rose colored sequin backdrop at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Friend of the bride hangs out in the Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado during wedding prep
Bride in her white robe holds her dress before putting it on in the Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne, CO
Mother of the bride helps her daughter with her gown's buttons on her wedding day at the Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Pretty lace wedding gown by Lillian West with buttons at a Colorado mountain wedding in Silverthorne
Bride's sister helps her get ready on her wedding day at the Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride's sister helps her with her bracelet on her wedding day at the Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Colorado bride gets dressed at the Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride puts on her earrings at the Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride wearing jeweled sandals for her mountain wedding at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride hugs her mom on her wedding day at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Groom prep at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne with Boutonniere from Petal and Bean in Breckenridge
Groom buttons his jacket at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Groom portrait at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Detail photo of coral boutonniere from Petal & Bean at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
First look in the Great Room at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride and groom formal portrait inside of Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Sunny Colorado Wedding Day Bride and Groom Portrait with Lake Dillon Mountain Backdrop in Summit County Colorado
Romantic Sunny Wedding Day Portrait in Summit County Colorado near Lake Dillon
Beautiful sunny wedding day portrait with Ten Mile Range Breckenridge Backdrop at Sapphire point in Colorado
Gorgeous mountain backdrop sunny Colorado wedding day with Frisco in the background in Summit County Colorado
Cute flower girls dance down the aisle at Mountain Vista Lodge on a sunny Colorado wedding day
Groom watches his bride walk down the aisle at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride walks down the aisle with her parents at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Wide angle photo of Mountain Vista Lodge outdoor sunny Colorado wedding ceremony with mountain backdrop in Silverthorne
Silverthorne Colorado Outdoor Sunny Wedding day at Mountain Vista Lodge
Beuatiful wood frame decorated with flowers with mountain backdrop on a sunny wedding day in Silverthorne Colorado
Happy groom looks at his bride during their wedding ceremony outside at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Beautiful outdoor Colorado wedding ceremony at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bridemaid in long plum dress at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Ring exchange for happy wedding couple at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride and groom walk down the aisle hand in hand at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride signs wedding marriage license at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Groom signs marriage license at his Silverthorne Colorado wedding during summer
Bride and her sister laugh together with mountain backdrop during formal portraits at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne
Colorado Wedding Family Portraits with Blue Mountain Backdrop on a Sunny day in Silverthorne
Happy wedding guests at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Cute flower girl plays on her smart phone at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Wedding guests hang out at the Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Wedding guests hang outside on a sunny Colorado wedding day in Silverthorne Colorado
Wedding guests hang out on the wood deck at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride hangs out with her guests at her summer wedding day on the outdoor deck at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne
Groom wheels his bride in a wheelbarrow family tradition at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Wood xoxo signs with mountain backdrop at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Pretty white wedding tent with fall color backdrop at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
White tent with string lights outdoors on wood deck at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Rustic wood planter with candles table centerpiece decor at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Close up macro shot of a pretty halo diamond wedding ring with sequin backdrop at an outdoor Colorado wedding in Silverthorne
Pretty wedding decor with rustic wood centerpieces at Mountain Vista Lodge in Colorado
Whole Food white wedding cake at outdoor Colorado wedding at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Wedding ring selfies at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Wedding toasts in the white tent at Mountain Vista Lodge in SIlverthorne Colorado
Cake cutting under cute white tent on wood deck at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Champagne pour at wedding reception at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Beautiful warm sunset backlit portrait with mountain views at Mountain Vista Lodge in SIlverthorne Colorado
Gorgeous romantic mountain wedding portrait with moonlight at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Pretty warm sunlight wedding portrait at Mountain Vista Lodge in SIlverthorne Colorado
Beautiful dramatic blue mountain backdrop in Summit County Colorado Silvethorne Mountain Vista Lodge venue
Gigantic Rugged Mountain Backdrop wedding bride and groom portraits at Sunset in Silverthorne Colorado
Bride poses with her girlfriends with moonlight backdrop at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Beautiful long exposure shot of white tent at dusk at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Pretty rustic wood centerpieces at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Wedding dance floor photos at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Wedding reception dance floor photos with moonlight at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Dancing at an outdoor Colorado wedding reception with moonlight at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Pretty mountain backdrop with white tent at Mountain Vista Lodge in Silverthorne Colorado
Beautiful mountain backdrop at dusk with white tent wedding reception in the Colorado mountains in Silverthorne Mountain Vista Lodge
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