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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Chelsea & Brandon

I just LOVE photographing weddings at Wild Basin Lodge! Everything about this venue is amazing. The food is incredible, the staff is one of a kind, and the views are unlike any other! Chelsea and Brandon recently celebrated their wedding day at this incredible lodge and it was truly a blast to be apart of capturing their special day. They were such a fun couple to photograph and their families were so nice! Congrats to the happy couple!

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Audrey & Lance

Audrey and Lance had a beautiful wedding ceremony at The Estes Park Resort. They were surrounded by their family and closest friends as they said their vows. The ceremony site sits at the edge of Estes Parks gorgeous lake and looks out at the mountain range. It is a stunning location for such an incredible celebration! I wish the newly weds all the happiness in the world! πŸ™‚photocrati gallery

Melyssa & Nathan

Melyssa and Nathan had an intimate ceremony at Black Canyon Inn. They were such a fun couple to work with and truly so in love! It was amazing to witness their devotion and care for one another. They laughed and smiled the entire time! A photographer dream come true! πŸ™‚ Their wedding party was so much fun and a blast to photograph!

What a beautiful couple!!