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27 Apr 2017

Destination Ouray

After the first phone call with Andy, I was excited to photograph his and Desiree’s wedding in Ouray, Colorado. I could tell that these two would be an exceptionally fun couple to spend a day with. Following their small family ceremony at The Beaumont Hotel we had some homemade cake and set out to take some wedding photos around the town of Ouray. We saw Desiree’s grandfather’s former home, the historic Ouray County Courthouse, the famed Ouray Ice Park, and […]

27 Feb 2017

Christmas Wedding in Grand Junction

Gretta and Tate’s Christmas-time wedding at The Avalon Theater in Grand Junction, Colorado was festive, colorful and fun! The couple and the ten people in their wedding party were in great spirits when I met them at their downtown hotel. They had decided last minute to do a short reveal at the Avalon prior to the indoor ceremony which was a great way for the bride and groom to calm their nerves. The ceremony was held on the main stage […]

10 Jan 2017

2016 Year in Review

In compiling 2016’s “Year in Review” I wanted to take a somewhat different tack and showcase some photos that are more off-beat. I look at A LOT of wedding images and I grow tired of looking at the expected, formulaic and overly-processed images that seem to decorate the entire wedding industry. So rather than just showing off those perfect moments I’m going to mix in some out-takes, happy accidents, and just fun moments that are often seen at weddings but […]

28 Nov 2016

Montrose Bridges Wedding

Repeat business in the wedding industry is unusual (and not really something you hope for) but I felt so honored to photograph Erika and Jake’s wedding at The Bridges of Montrose. Back in 2012 I photographed Erika’s older sister’s, wedding and the family wanted to hire me again! Aside from the venue and the groom it the two weddings were remarkably similar with lots of family, dancing, laughter and kinship. It was so nice to see and visit all of […]

25 Nov 2016

Yankee Boy Basin Wedding

Tracy has the kind of enthusiasm and passion that every wedding photographer hopes to see in their brides and grooms. In her mind, Tracy’s perfect wedding took place in Yankee Boy Basin above Ouray, Colorado. When she came across a few of my images from a previous wedding I had photographed at the same location, she called me up and said, “You just photographed my wedding and you’re going to photograph my wedding again!” I took a little questioning to […]

18 Nov 2016

Gateway Canyons Resort Styled Shoot

Earlier this year I was asked to photograph a styled wedding at Gateway Canyons Resort outside of Grand Junction, Colo. In case you are unfamiliar with the town of Gateway, there is not much there except a gas station, amazing vistas and this top notch resort. I had a great time working with our models, Michael and Jenna, our stylists, Elite Events Grand Junction, Wild Rose Cakes, and the great staff at Gateway Canyons!

15 Jan 2016

Winter Engagement

Most weddings and engagement shoots take place in the summer or fall, that is why I was thrilled when I met Tate and Gretta. Not only did they book me for their winter wedding in Downtown Grand Junction but they also hired me for a snowy engagement shoot on the Grand Mesa. I met the couple at Mesa Lakes in January and we got to work. The low clouds made for some wonderfully soft light to work with and every […]

08 Jan 2016

2015 in Review

With the start of the new year I always try to look ahead at what is coming rather that at what has passed. I have never compiled a year in review for wedding photography before but I had so much fun photographing weddings and worked with so many wonderful couples in 2015 that I felt compelled to put together a little highlight reel. Some memorable moments included making snow angels on the roof of the Ouray Brewery, a jeep tour […]

05 Jan 2016

The Beaumont Hotel

Jennifer Leaver, co-owner of the historic Beaumont Hotel, tells us what it is like to have a wedding at her venue in scenic Ouray, Colorado. Read the transcript below: “Hi, my name is Jennifer Leaver, I’m one of the owners of The Beaumont Hotel and Spa in Ouray, Colorado. This place was made for weddings. We specialize in fairytale weddings. And, we offer weddings starting at $1,000. You can’t get that anywhere for a venue like this. This venue is […]

19 Nov 2015

Palisade Winery Wedding

For destination weddings it is not uncommon that I don’t get to meet the bride and groom until the day of the wedding. We communicate via email and telephone and everything comes together in the end. That was no exception for Cejka and Sully, a Florida couple who were getting married at Amy’s Courtyard in Palisade, Colorado. As it turned out, however, the bride and I had been classmates in high school! It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony in the […]