Jordyn and Josh had planned a really fun wedding in Keystone, Colorado. After I discovered they were huge Star Wars fans, I called my wife and asked her to bring some of our lightsabers over to Keystone for some photos.
Jordan and Gaby traveled from Texas to have their wedding at Arapahoe Basin at the Black Mountain Lodge. At 11,500 feet, Black Mountain Lodge has to be one of the highest wedding venues in the country. While the views are certainly incredible, a venue that high does present some interesting challenges such as when a summer mountain storm temporarily shuts lifts down. Gaby and Jordan definitely took it in stride because one certainty when dealing with weather in the high alpine is that if you don’t like it, just wait a few minutes and it will change. The stormy sky, definitely made for some exciting and dramatic wedding photos.
Like me, Nick and Jen are from the suburbs of Chicago. And also like me they fell in love with the beauty of Breckenridge, Colorado. So it was really no surprise that when it came to deciding where to get married, they picked Breckenridge and invited their friends and family to join them.
Holly and Brent planned a Breckenridge destination wedding from their home in Mississippi. They picked a date in October, that can be a bit risky for weather in the mountains. Everything worked out perfectly. A snowstorm a few days earlier meant the peaks would be covered in snow, but it was still warm and sunny in the valley. Before the wedding we did wedding portraits at Officer’s Gulch. It is one of my all time favorite places to take couples for photos in Summit County. It’s only about a 20 minute driver from Breckenridge, and features parking a short walk to a small lake and creek surrounded by beautiful mountains.
Oscar and Kate asked me to photograph their beautiful fall wedding on Lake Granby just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. They set aside enough time for us to drive into the national park and take a short hike to photograph near some waterfalls and aspen groves that were at the peak of the fall colors season.
Carson and Trey came all the way out from Wisconsin for their small destination wedding at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge, Colorado. Sapphire Point is a perfect location for smaller weddings that is a convenient location minutes Breckenridge, Dillon, and Frisco, Colorado. This season, the wildfire smoke was more intense than usual. It blocked some of the iconic views, but still made for some exciting images.