Winter wonderland, Becky and Karl, Vallecito, Colorado wedding photography


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The snow fell heavier and faster as I packed up my camera gear for the day to come. It was Becky and Karl’s wedding day and it could not have been more beautiful outside. The fat flakes kept coming, gently floating down from a white sky. Arriving at Vallecito Lake from Durango was like entering a snow globe. Everything was perfect, the lake was iced over and gorgeously white, the snow was deep and fresh, and the wedding was just getting going. Becky looked stunning in a white gown and red shawl to keep warm. Karl was beaming in a new suit and their dog, Porter was having the time of his life romping around in the snow.

After the vows, we did a quick couples session, keeping it short so they wouldn’t freeze, and then we headed inside for dinner and dancing. The evening was pure joy and love for these two happy lovers!


'You are it for me' - Allie & Breck, Corset Ranch, Colorado Wedding Photography

On a beautiful August day in Colorado, Allie and Breck got married along the banks of the Rio Grande. The wedding took place on Allie’s family ranch near Del Norte, Colorado. Allie wore a lovely white lace dress and beautiful embroidered boots. Her five bridesmaids, dressed in navy, also wore boots and carried sunflowers. Breck wore a stunning blue suit, complimented by his five groomsmen in navy vests.

When I had the first consultation with Allie and Breck, I asked them what was their most anticipated moment of the day. They both replied that it was the first look. They had decided not to see each other the night before the wedding, making the first look even more special. We arranged the first look to take place in a barn on the ranch. Breck stood outside the barn and Allie held his hand from just inside the door. Breck slowly pulled Allie out from the shadows to reveal his beautiful bride for the first time. It was a lovely moment.

The ceremony and festivities that took place the rest of the day and late into the night was one of joy and love with friends and family. The setting was amazing for a perfect ranch wedding. We snapped photos on bales of hay, in an old buggy, at sunset in the wheat fields, and along a gorgeous section of the Rio Grande River. The evening culminated in a giant bonfire and dancing until the wee hours of the morning.

Enjoy the photos!

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