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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 […]

12 Oct 2015

Ouray Wedding

Sarah and Paul hired Switzerland of America Jeep tours to transport themselves and their guests from Ouray to their ceremony site at 12,000 feet in Yankee Boy Basin. There were actually two weddings taking place in Yankee Boy that day and it was the first wedding that I photographed where two wedding parties drank a toast to each other. After the ceremony Sarah, Paul and I grabbed lunch and a beer at the Ouray Brewery and then cruised around town […]

11 Sep 2015

Country Wedding

Rachel and Braden were a beautiful couple to photograph and wonderful people to work with. Their wedding was hosted by Five Winds Ranch on the Grand Mesa near Grand Junction, Colorado. The party continued late into the night.

01 Apr 2015

Winter Wonderland Wedding

There may have only been a few days of winter this season but Ash and Karla lucked out and got a winter wonderland wedding for their small ceremony at the historic Beaumont Hotel in Ouray, Colorado. As far as couples go, Ash and Karla were the couple that every photographer dreams of working with. They were truly wonderful people and they had a natural chemistry that made every shot easy. They also had an adventurous side that made for some […]

06 Nov 2014

Ouray Destination Wedding

Robbie and Chanse loaded up their jeep, invited a few close friends and family, and drove from North Texas to Ouray, Colorado to tie the knot 12,000 feet high in the San Juan Mountains. The ceremony was held in Yankee Boy Basin and the reception at the Beaumont Hotel in Ouray. They even had a chocolate fountain.

27 Aug 2014

The Flying Bride of Telluride

As we were loading the gondola in Mountain Village for Sarah and Rick’s elopement and commitment ceremony I mentioned that I had never seen a bride on the bungee trampoline. She laughed it off dismissively at first but by the end of the day the bride was flying high over Telluride. So much fun!

27 Jun 2014

A Weekend in Telluride

As regular attendees of the Telluride Film Festival, Alisha and Graig fell in love with the tiny mountain town. They always wanted to share the charm of Telluride with their friends and family but they had a hard time convincing them to travel to such an isolated location. That changed once they decided to hold a destination wedding over an entire weekend in June. The weekend began with a Thursday evening rehearsal dinner. Friday began with ceremony with catered hors […]