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Small Outdoor Summer Wedding at Red Rocks

July 15, 2022

Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard Wedding on a Stormy Summer Evening

I am so lucky that I’ve had couples trusting me with the timing of their smaller wedding days this year. Today I get to share a smaller, more intimate wedding I was lucky enough to photograph at Red Rocks. Chris and Sharon and I chatted on the phone about their wedding that evening when they were first looking to book and we timed it so that we could capture most of their photos as close to sunset as possible. It ended up not being as big of a deal on their day since it was a little stormy that evening. The clouds and sky definitely ended up looking much worse than it really was. Very little rain actually fell and we mostly got to enjoy the cooler temperature from the cloud coverage. We photographed most of their family pictures before the ceremony began so that afterward, they could get dinner started with their guests right away. After Sharon’s oldest son gave a speech they ran away with me to capture a few pretty portraits along the trail. It was right about sunset when I got them back to their reception and we photographed them dancing under the pretty string lights before their wedding day coverage ended. It was a really sweet wedding and the photos ended up looking especially gorgeous being so close to sunset. Below is just a tiny fraction of my favorites from the day!

Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard wedding string lights hang overhead wedding receptions
Backyard garden wedding with round tables set up for Red Rocks Trading Post reception
Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard Set up for Summer Wedding Reception on the Lawn
Wedding at Red Rocks Trading Post with guests hanging out prior to the ceremony
Bride's sons get help with their boutonnieres at Red Rocks Trading Post Wedding
Blended family on a wedding day at Red Rocks Trading post in Colorado
Bride and groom hold hands and laugh as they look into each other's eyes at the Red Rocks Trading Post backyard at their summer wedding
Couple pose for a simple wedding portrait at Red Rocks Trading Post on a stormy summer evening
Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard all set up for a simple outdoor wedding reception dinner in Colorado
Groom sees his bride walk down the aisle with her two sons at their Red Rocks wedding
Groom hugs his son in law after he walks his mom down the aisle at Red Rocks
Small wedding in the backyard of the Red Rocks Trading Post on a stormy summer evening in Colorado
wedding vows outside at Red Rocks Trading Post in Colorado
Groom and his bride hold hands as they say their vows at Red Rocks
Bride and groom exchange rings at their Red Rocks wedding in Colorado
Groom picks up his bride for their first kiss at Red Rocks Trading Post
Backyard of the Trading Post perfect for small wedding reception in Colorado
Photo collage with scenes of guests enjoying themselves at an outdoor summer wedding reception dinner at the Red Rocks Trading Post
Bride hugs her son on her wedding day at Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard in Colorado
Bride's son makes a toast for his mom and her new husband at the Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard
Bride and groom laugh with pretty green scenery behind them along a trail at Red Rocks in Colorado
Portrait of a couple on their wedding day in the greenery along the Red Rocks Trading Post Trail in Colorado
Bride and groom walk hand in hand along the Trading Post trail at their wedding at Red Rocks in Colorado
Beautiful wedding portrait at Red Rocks in Colorado
Couple gaze lovingly into each other's eyes in the beautiful surrounding of Red Rocks in Colorado
Bride and groom dance under the string lights on a stormy summer evening at their Red Rocks wedding
Beautiful outdoor summer wedding dancing outside with string lights in the backdrop at Trading Post at Red Rocks
Bride and Groom Dance with the String Lights in the backdrop at Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard in Colorado
Couple dance on the lawn under the string lights at Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard wedding in Colorado
Couple embrace during their first dance with the pretty string light backdrop at Red Rocks Trading Post
Bride and groom pose for a photo at their reception with their kids at Red Rocks

Are you looking to get married at Red Rocks? I would love to be your photographer!  Take a look at the WEDDINGS page of my site and reach out. 

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