Colleen & Ryan, thank you both so much for letting us be a part of your wedding day! It was so much fun to get to put together your wedding film, and you were both wonderful to work with! Lauren and I both want to wish you the absolute best in your life together!
Out of all the wonderful weddings we have had the honor of shooting in 2017, this next wedding we have to share is truly a special one. Kimberly and Dan's wedding was one of our favorites all year for many reasons. Let's start off with the location: Granby Ranch, Colorado. Located on the south-western border of Rocky Mountain National Park, Granby Ranch is a charming little ski area, tucked away in one of Colorado's less developed mountain areas. Needless to say, the area is an ideal location for an outdoor mountain wedding.
After taking a chairlift to the top of the mountain, Kimberly and Dan spent the morning getting ready separately in a canvas gazebo and tent, each nestled back in the forest. Their ceremony was only a short distance away. To get there, you walk a short distance through an aspen grove and come out to a small clearing. At the edge of the clearing, the mountain suddenly drops away, offering unobscured, sweeping views of the landscape before you. Jagged, snow covered mountain peaks make up the horizon with miles of tree-covered hills between. This was the setting where Kimberly and Dan exchanged their vows to each other. If that wasn't good enough, their wedding was in September, so all of the aspen leaves were vibrant shades of yellow, red, orange, and green. It really doesn't get much better than that!
To top it all off, during their reception, we stole Kimberly and Dan away for a little while and drove a short distance out of the town. We parked and hiked up to the top of a grass covered hill. At the top of the hill, there is a lone wood gazebo and incredible views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. We later found out that this same gazebo was where Kimberly had dreamed of getting married her whole life (how special is that?!). As golden hour set in, Kimberly and Dan got to enjoy a moment alone together on top of this ridge, watching the sunset. It was hands down one of the most beautiful moments of the entire year for us. As the rest of the night carried on, there wasn't a moment that wasn't filled with laughter, smiles and enthusiastic dancing.
Kimberly and Dan, thank you SO much for entrusting us to help capture your special day! We had so much fun taking part in your wedding, and it was really heartwarming getting to see the enormous amount of faith, love and support you have in the family and friends around you.
Special thanks to the photographer, Brian Schindler, for his help and enthusiasm throughout the day. He truly has mad skills with a camera, and you can check out his incredible photos of Kimberly and Dan's wedding on his website (linked above). And of course to the marvelous MAG Events for coordinating and putting together this event. You all were such a great team to work with!
Of all the weddings that we've had the privilege of shooting this summer, this one was perhaps the most light hearted, playful and downright fun of the bunch! From the convoy of bicycle taxis that the bride and her bridesmaids took through downtown to get from their hotel to the venue, to the colorfully lit rooftop dance party, to ending the night with bowling and midnight pizza, this group knew how to have a good time together.
Zoe and Aaron's wedding took place on the rooftop of the Denver Athletic Club, which is centrally located in downtown Denver. A rooftop gathering was the perfect way to take advantage of the warm summer evening, surrounded by the lights of the sky scrapers.
Zoe and Aaron were both so sweet and welcoming that it felt more like we were at the wedding of some long-time friends. Congratulations you two! Thanks for bringing us on board to help capture the start of your new chapter together.
I'm excited to share this short preview of a recent wedding that we shot at Granby Ranch, Colorado. September might be my favorite time of the year for weddings in Colorado. If the timing works out, the fall colors and autumn leaves can make for the most gorgeous scenery. This weddings timing was perfectly in tune in that regard, and the setting was truly spectacular.
We stole the couple away for a short period at sunset, and drove to a nearby gazebo vista that had sweeping views of the entire area. I love getting to do private sunset shoots with our couples. It often ends up being the first time during the day for couples to be (basically) alone, and it gives an opportunity to capture the joy and love that makes weddings so special.
We can't wait to edit the rest of this amazing wedding! Congratulations Kimberly & Dan!
I am so excited to be able to finally share this wedding video! Before I even loaded the footage for this wedding in to my computer to pull together the preview, I knew this video was going to be something special. The location, the day, the couple, the amazing flower arrangements put together by the mother of the bride, and the awesome first dance were all too perfect for it to not be a spectacular video.
One of the "x factors" that can really make a wedding video spectacular is willingness from the bride and grooms (and wedding party) to go the extra mile to get cool shots. Sam and Jill may take home the all time gold medal in that category. Thank you Jill and Sam for being such good sports all day and giving us the time and freedom to capture amazing footage! This wedding was an absolute joy to shoot and edit, and we are so grateful to have been a part of your wedding day. Congratulations!
I posted the preview for this wedding a few weeks ago, and I'm so excited to share the final wedding video!
Jacilyn and Jake's wedding in Vail was the quintessential Colorado mountain wedding. The entire day looked and felt pulled from the pages of a bridal magazine. Every little detail of the wedding was crafted with with incredible attention to detail, and the total result was breathtaking. The location, the floral arrangements, and even the dinner (elk hunted by the bride!) were all wonderful.
First and foremost, I want to give a shout out to the artists over at Vintage Magnolia Florists. We see a lot of bouquets, boutonnieres and floral arrangements, and the flowers for this wedding were some of my all time favorites. The ceremony took place on the lawn at The Larkspur, with Vail's iconic view of the Gore range in full glory behind the couple, and the reception was at the Donovan Pavilion, which is one of my favorite reception venues in Colorado. Photography was by Click and Pedal. Catering was by Gourmet Cowboy.
This video was such a joy to film, and Jacilyn and Jake were incredible to work with. I am so grateful to have gotten to capture such a beautiful wedding, and I wish the couple a lifetime of happiness!
The Denver Botanic Gardens has been one of my favorite places ever since I first moved down to Denver for college in 2006, and it is one of the best places in Denver to have a wedding. I've been hoping to get to shoot a wedding there since I first started up my business, and Bixby and Jason's wedding was an amazing way to cross it off of my venue wishlist.
The day itself was a bit rainy and grey, but Bixby and Jason didn't let that phase them at all, and it made for an absolutely gorgeous, romantic first look at the Botanic Garden's Monet Garden. It's such an honor getting to share in moments like this with the couples whose weddings we capture and it is so much fun to get to watch the joy and elation on couples' faces the first time they see each other.
Congratulations Bixby and Jason! Thanks for letting us be a part of your wedding day!
I just love how this wedding video came together. Caitlyn and Matthew were one of the sweetest, most genuine couples I can ever remember working with. They had such a fun and beautiful wedding, and they were so good-natured, even as we made them walk repeatedly through tall yukka plants for portraits! I think it was totally worth it to have the chalk cliffs as a sunset backdrop.
Mount Princeton Hotsprings in Buena Vista Colorado is one of my favorite places on earth, and I've wanted to shoot a wedding there ever since I got started in this industry. The chalk cliffs, the river and the meadow all make for such an ideal Colorado mountain wedding venue. I hope I get to shoot there again soon!
Last month I posted the preview for this wedding, and I'm so excited to be able to share the final video. Ali and Kelton had the absolute perfect Colorado winter wedding up in Winter Park. It was a clear blue sky day, with a frigid -10 degree morning that got warm enough for us to actually take the bride and groom out for some couples photos and video in the afternoon.
Thanks for letting me capture your awesome wedding Ali and Kelton! Congratulations!
I absolutely love shooting winter weddings in Colorado. I grew up in the mountains, and winter is my absolute favorite time of year. Snow, blue skies, bare aspens and evergreens make for such a perfect, romantic backdrop for a wedding, and make for beautiful video. I was overjoyed when Ali and Kelton contacted me this summer, asking me to shoot their wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch between Christmas and New Years. The day, the venue and the couple couldn't have been more perfect. I can't wait to edit their highlight video!
Whitney and Trey's wedding was at the stunning Spruce Mountain Ranch, north of Colorado Springs. Sweeping mountain venues like Spruce Mountain Ranch are one of the main reasons I love shooting weddings in Colorado. Add a wonderful couple to a wonderful backdrop, and you have the recipe for an awesome wedding!
Congratulations Whitney and Trey!
Words cannot express how much of a joy it was to shoot and edit Katie and AK's Wedding Video. Few couples I've ever worked with have shown the level of sheer, unabashed joy and excitement that this couple showed. That atmosphere of love, paired with an incredible venue and a beautiful Colorado day made for a truly incredible wedding. Congratulations Katie and AK! Thank you for letting us be a part of your celebration!
This past Saturday I got to shoot my best friend's wedding. Jill and I met in middle school, and she has been one of my closest friends ever since. It was such an amazing honor to get to spend the day capturing her beautiful mountain wedding. She couldn't have found a better match, and I couldn't be happier for her or her new husband Ramit. I wish them all the best in their lives together!
This past Saturday, we shot an absolutely stunning wedding at the Lyons Farmette in Lyons, Colorado. In all my years shooting weddings, I can barely think of single couple who were more visibly excited for their wedding day than AK and Katie. Hardly a second passed all day without smiles and laughter. They were an absolute joy to work with, and I can't wait to start editing their highlight video.
I also had a chance to test out a new service at this wedding: A video booth/ video guest book.
The video guest book had a fantastic turnout. Over 40 different groups and individuals took the time to leave a message for the couple. I'm really excited to be able to offer this to couples in the future! Thanks Katie and AK for being my guinea pigs for this new service!
It's been way too long since I updated my blog, and I can't think of a better wedding video to jump back in with than Yanni and Elizabeth's beautiful wedding at Denver's Greek Orthodox Cathedral. I'd never shot at the Greek Cathedral before, and I was blown away by it. It is stunningly beautiful inside and out.
The fantastic venue was perfectly matched by the fantastic couple. Yanni and Elizabeth are of some of the most incredibly warm, welcoming people I've ever met in my life. I'm so honored that I got to capture their wedding, and I wish them the absolute best for their lives together.
In December, I had the joy of shooting Victoria and David's wedding in Telluride, Colorado. I have shot a lot of beautiful wedding videos in Denver, but the city cannot compare to the absolute magnificence of a mountain town like Telluride. On the day of the wedding, it snowed 8" of snow, making the already gorgeous backdrop even more serene and perfect.
Victoria and David were a fantastic couple to work with, and their daughter Ava is one of the most adorable babies I've ever seen. This may be my favorite wedding I shot in 2015, and it was the perfect way to close out a great year of weddings.
I posted a preview of this wedding video a few months ago, and now I finally have the full highlight video online. This was a staggeringly beautiful wedding, with a wonderful couple, at an incredible venue. Heather and Adrian were married in July at River Bend in Lyons Colorado, which is one of my favorite venues in Colorado. This wedding truly was everything I could ever ask for as a Videographer.
In June I had the great pleasure of shooting Jessica and Hunter's wedding at YaYa Orchard, near Lyons. They are a wonderful couple, and YaYa Orchard is a wedding videographer's dream. It features beautiful trees, a great rustic atmosphere, and Longs Peak front and center at the ceremony site. The wedding and reception were full of incredible little nuances that were a unique, beautiful representation of the bride and groom.