Kellsie & David got hitched!!

I have been looking forward to shooting Kellsie & David’s wedding all year! I am so glad that I met them in November last year at a bridal fair and that they chose me to photograph their special day! They are two very wonderful people and the love they share for one another is something to admire! When I shot their engagement photos in the spring I knew their wedding day was going to be perfect and it was! Kellsie looked stunning and David’s face said it all when he saw her walking down the staircase for their first moment together. I had a blast at their wedding and wish them both all the happiness in the world!

Jessica & Josh

Β I have been looking forward to Jessica and Josh’s wedding all year! It has been such a joy getting to know them both and corresponding leading up to their wedding day. It was a blast shooting their engagement photos at Lily Lake in Estes Park this past spring.. They are such a fun couple and just so nice πŸ™‚ Their wedding day was perfect! Jessica’s dress was stunning!! I love the look on Josh’s face as she walked down the aisle towards him. They had an intimate ceremony with family and close friends at Wild Basin Lodge…. A stunning venue all year, but especially gorgeous right now with the colors changing. Floral Design of Europe created a beautiful fall colored bouquet for Jessica! Colorado Rose Cake Company designed a fall leaf three tiered cake – stunning and no doubt delicious! I am so happy for Jessica and Josh as they begin this new adventure and with them so much joy and happiness! πŸ™‚

Ruth & Steve

Steve & Ruth are amazing people! They were a delight when I shot their engagement session in the spring and were just as lovely on their wedding day! Ruth was a stunning bride and Steve was glowing as she walked down the aisle. That’s always my favorite part of the ceremony.. The grooms expression as his bride walks towards him. They had a beautiful and energetic wedding ceremony and reception at The View Restaurant at Historic Crags Lodge… Keelee and her staff did an incredible job with this very special day! Scott McKinney with McKinney Entertainment did an amazing job keeping the party going all night long! One of Ruth’s bridesmaids made the wedding cake and cupcakes.. They smelled incredible! Congratulations to the lovely couple and I wish them all the happiness in the world!Β  πŸ™‚

Fall Fall Fall…..

I absolutely love when the leaves start changing colors.. the air gets colder.. sweaters.. boots.. rainy days.. getting cozy with a warm drink and good book… whats not to love??? πŸ™‚ I also love hiking in RMNP with my dad and photographing the beauty of the changing season.

Lauren & Alex

Lauren and Alex were such an adorable couple! They were both so much fun and laid back… And completely head over heels in love! It’s such a great thing to witness… The love people share for each other! They exchanged their vows in the stunning meadow at Wild Basin Lodge.

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™‚

Emily & Cesar

Emily & Cesar had a gorgeous wedding at Wild Basin Lodge early this beautiful September πŸ™‚ They were amazing to work with and their wedding was so much fun to capture! It was a gorgeous day to exchange vows.

 

 

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!

Shauna & John

It was a gorgeous day yesterday at the Wild Basin Lodge… a great day for a wedding! Shauna and John were so amazing to work with! I loved John’s expression when Shauna walked down the aisle. It was adorable and heart warming! Congrats to the happy couple!Β 

HONEYMOON!

I recently married my high school sweetheart and love of my life! πŸ™‚ We took out first vacation adventure together on our honeymoon. We went on a cruise to Alaska. It was amazing, fun, cold, beautiful, exciting, and truly a one in a lifetime experience and I couldn’t imagine experiencing it with anyone else in the world other then my new hubby! Our ship docked in Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, and Victoria (Canada). We went on a plane ride to a small lodge at the base of Taku glacier and ate the most delicious salmon while watching a black bear climb on the grill to find the scraps left behind… We went on a bus ride through the Yukon Territory and rode a train back town.. We took a day trip on a smaller boat.. Saw whales…Walked through the gorgeous gardens in Victoria.. Ate a lot of great food.. Spent time in the spa.. and even attempted bowling ON the cruise ship (a lot harder then you might think)! It was an amazing trip and I’m so happy to be married to my stud of a husband!

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