'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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Angela & Wesley, Purgatory, Colorado

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When I first met with Angela and Wesley for their wedding photography consultation we talked a little about their upcoming wedding and we talked a LOT about traveling. We hit it off immediately, swapping stories about Iceland and Slovenia while the waitress brought us more and more wine.  I think it is truly important to make a connection like that with your wedding photographer since this is the person who is by your side the entire day - for intimate moments, private moments and silly moments. I knew immediately that I would love photographing Angela and Wes's wedding day. They were so loving to one another and had a great sense of adventure. Angela and Wes got married at Purgatory Resort (formerly Durango Mountain Resort) at Dante's - a special place for them. Their dog, also named Dante, was an important part of the day and wore his own matching tie. They wedding was lovely, filled with beautiful guests, rainclouds in the distance, wonderful local flowers from April's Garden and looming peaks for a gorgeous backdrop. Thank you for including me in your special day, I was honored to be there!

Kate and Sungie's Fairytale Wedding - Horning's Hideout, Portland, OR

Kate and Sungie got married on a beautiful afternoon at Horning's Hideout outside of Portland, OR. The rain came down minutes before the ceremony and stopped just in time to allow this gorgeous wedding to happen in a fairytale-like forest setting amongst the pines. The bridesmaids wore an assortment of pastels and the bridal party carried white tulips that stood out against the greenery of the forest. The groom and bride each had a groomsmaid and bridesman - people that were every bit as important to them as their male and female counterparts. The wedding party was a jovial, fun-loving group of people and the families on both sides were very proud and celebratory. The wedding was as perfect as a fairytale could be in a setting that matched.