Mary & Leon

Mary & Leon exchanged their vows at St. Malo Chapel in Estes Park. It’s a stunning stone church that never ceases to amaze me! It’s so gorgeous! Following the ceremony they had their reception at Wild Basin Lodge. I had a blast wandering around Wild Basin’s stunning property with Mary and Leon. They were such a fun couple and super sweet! Mary’s mom made her dress! It was stunning!!!!!!!!! Congrats to the happy couple! πŸ™‚

Shawna & Mike

I love September weddings! The leaves are starting to change and cool air comes. Fall is almost here… My favorite time of year! Shawna and Mike had a wonderful wedding day at Wild Basin Lodge. They had an intimate wedding ceremony by the river… stunning! Brigitte at Floral Design of Europe created a gorgeous floral masterpiece and Marci at Colorado Rose Cake Company made a delicious and beautiful cake! πŸ™‚

Beautiful day.. Gorgeous ladies.. Stunning gowns..

I had the pleasure of photographing some of the most stunning dresses from Anna Be – an amazing bridal boutique in Denver. The theme for the shoot was Fall in the Rockies and we couldn’t have asked for a better day or a better group of people to put this all together! Joy from Anna Be brought some of the most stunning gowns and she was a delight to work with.Β  As always Brigitte at Floral Design of Europe had gorgeous bouquets for the models that complimented the dresses very well. The gals at Bella Capelli did an amazing job with the models hair and are always a true delight to work with! Korisa at Philosophy Communication was such a great help the entire day. As always Hillary at Wild Basin Lodge did an incredible job organizing everything. I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful place to showcase these gorgeous gowns surrounded in the fall scenery! I also had the pleasure of having Dave Russell (my dad) shoot with me! πŸ™‚ Thank you to the models – Kasie Holcomb, Lauren Roberts, Caitlin Knight, Chelsey Joesph, & Lynnesy Dunson!!

Carrie & Nathan

Carrie and Nathan had an intimate wedding ceremony at Lily Lake… It was just the two of them and it was very romantic! I had a great time chatting and walking around Lily Lake capturing their adorable love for one another! Congrats to the happy couple!!

Jesse & Mike Holiday!!

Jesse is an incredible gal! She was a true delight to work with from the moment we started talking about her wedding until the actual beautiful day… and what a gorgeous bride she was!! When she walked around the corner and called Mike’s name… his expression said it all! πŸ™‚ They are an adorable couple and were a true joy to photograph on their very special day! I also had the utmost pleasure of working with my amazingly talented father (Dave Russell – Rocky Mountain Aperture) at this special wedding. It was quite the role reversal as I second shot with him for 6 years. It’s an amazing thing for me to share with my father πŸ™‚ Jesse and Mike had their gorgeous wedding at Wild Basin Lodge (LOVE it)!Β Marci at Colorado Rose Cake Company made an amazing tree cake for the lovely couple and Floral Design of Europe created gorgeous floral master pieces! It was without a doubt one of the most amazing weddings I have had the pleasure of being apart of! I also had the pleasure of meeting and working with Gina and Jessica with Organically You Events – they were both delightful and I hope to work with them again in the future!