When a mutual friend first introduced my hubby Kenneth and I to Denise & Mike when they were visiting from South Dakota a couple of years ago, I had no idea what was starting. We hit it off, and the next time they came for a visit in Colorado, they stayed with Kenneth and I. Denise and I stayed up until ridiculous hours chatting, kept in touch after they left, and I pretty much fell in love with this awesome couple. Our mutual friend, Josh (blog post coming soon) decided to get married in Fort Collins in June, and I invited Denise and Mike to stay with us again for the wedding. I got a text from Denise asking if I would photograph them while they were visiting. Um, let me think – yes!
I really thought we were going to get rained out this day. It hadn’t rained in weeks, and of course the day we planned for photos it decided to storm and rain. I kept checking the radar, and it looked stormy. But, we decided to chance it and just go for it! We drove up to Rocky Mountain National Park, and when we got to Estes Park, Colorado, the sun was peeking through the clouds. We ended up being able to photograph on top of Trail Ridge Rd in the park, and then when the clouds starting gathering again, we headed back to lower parts of the park. We even got a really cool sunset!
For anyone who would like to be photographed in RMNP, it’s a huge gorgeous place with a lot of options. Valleys, mountains, woods, open areas, waterfalls. It’s a fantastic option for getting that Colorado feel in your photos for either an engagement session, portrait session, or even for a wedding. It’s a popular place to elope in Colorado! Let me know if I can answer any questions for you!
Now, enjoy some of my favorite images from their session!
P.S. Keep an eye out for the unexpected wildlife encounter we had during our shoot!
An unexpected visitor to our shoot!
Olivia and Aaron were the winners of my engagement session giveaway on my Facebook Page this spring. I was so thrilled to work with them for their Denver engagement session…they’re both such sweet, kind, authentic people. We had a blast traipsing all over City Park in Denver, Colorado. We just happened to hit the peak weekend for the flowering trees when spring came early and the blooms came early as well. We took full advantage of that! These two are getting hitched at Mount Vernon Country Club next year, and I have full confidence that their wedding and marriage will be just as amazing as they are!
Enjoy a few of my favorite images from their session!
I was going through some photos to post on Instagram (if you aren’t following me, you totally should!) and realized that in the process of working on my new website, I never blogged this awesome wedding from last fall. One of three weddings that I photographed in Georgia in October, this farm wedding was held at Specht Farms in Milledgeville, Georgia. Shelby & Cody and their friends and family were all an absolute dream to work with, and the day couldn’t have been more beautiful. From Shelby’s gorgeous Maggie Sottero wedding gown to their sweet wildflower table arrangements, the red bridesmaids dresses, Shelby’s stunning red bouquet, a horse drawn carriage and so much more, this wedding is a feast for the eyes!
I also have to give a shoutout to my awesome second photographer for this wedding, Joe Dallas from JKDallas Photography…my dad! The guy who taught me a lot of what I know about photography. He came and helped me photograph this wedding, and it was so fun to work with him!
I’m happy to share some of my favorite images below! Is this a good looking group of guys, or what?! These red bridesmaid dresses just popped off the green of all the trees! Like mother like daughter, these are two stunning women.
When I first met Jacquelyn at a bridal show in Denver, she fell in love with one of my winter night engagement photos from Vail. So, when we started talking about their engagement session, it just seemed to make sense to do something similar. First we headed to Rocky Mountain National Park to take some sunset photos with the mountains in the background. Next, we went into Estes Park to take advantage of all the pretty lights strung through downtown. It was pretty insanely cold and windy, but these two were total troopers.
Here are some of my favorite images from their session!
When we got our first awesome Colorado snowfall this winter, I was soooo ready to go out and photograph in the white covered mountains. My sweet friend and fellow photographer, Sarah, and her husband Brian wanted to have a do-over wedding shoot, so we did an elopement style shoot in Rocky Mountain National Park. Sarah found an awesome dress and fur jacket that fit our rose gold and blush theme, I made a bouquet (and big props to all the florists I know – it’s harder than it looks, and I’m happy they’ve taught me a few tricks), Brian put on his tux, and off we went. It was a cold (and I do mean COLD) windy day, but we stopped to warm up a bit from time to time, and ended up with an epic sunset over the mountains as a reward.
My husband Kenneth – my partner in crime, second photographer, and voice activated light stand – helped me out on this shoot as well.
If you’re getting married or eloping in Estes Park, or in Rocky Mountain National Park, I would love to chat! Photographing with these kinds of mountain views is one of my favorite things to do!
Here are a few of my favorite images from this fun wedding shoot in the Rocky Mountains!Are these two adorable, or what?!That mountain view, the sun peaking through the clouds…it just couldn’t get much better.These two climbed to the top of this hill, which gave an epic view with the blue skies.I might have had a geek out moment over Brian’s socks!That Rocky Mountain Sunset, though!