Adventure Session

Kat and Rich - Breckenridge Snowboarding Engagement Session - Breckenridge, CO

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One of my favorite things to do is go snowboarding, especially during the week, ESPECIALLY on a powder day! On cold Tuesday in January at Breckenridge ski resort, I managed to accomplish all of my favorites, including an adventurous engagement session! The resort had reported 6 inches the night before, but there were definitely spots that had at least 8-10 inches - SOOO GOOD. Couple that with the fact that it was a weekday and there were no lift lines, so I was in heaven.

Kat and Rich were in town from Miami to finish some wedding planning (they are getting married at the Sonnenalp in Vail next February - yup. cant wait!) and we decided to do some engagement photos in Breckenridge at the ski resort! The engagement session was completely based around snowboarding, and of course, the occasional beer break ;) It was a blast and I love couples who don’t take themselves seriously and just try to live life as genuinely as they can. They are both nurses who are incredibly passionate about what they do, and it shows. They also love snowboarding together, so much so that they make it a point to take multiple ski trips a year! We started out with some fun photos in the snow, and then bundled up and went riding. It was my first time ever carrying all of my heavy photo gear while snowboarding (not to mention my first snowboarding engagement session!) and I was terrified I was going to fall straight onto one of my cameras and break a lens or something worse. Luckily the snow was great and riding with all the gear in my backpack was relatively easy.

If this kind of an adventurous engagement session sounds up your alley, please do not hesitate to reach out! I had so much fun doing this and would love to meet more fun loving couples like Kat and Rich!

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Heather and Darren - Maroon Bells Destination Wedding - Aspen Intimate Wedding Photographer - Aspen, Colorado

Darren kissing Heather on the cheek.

My New Years Resolution this year (I know what you're thinking - it's March girl, time to let that go) was to blog more. Way more. Like, I made a goal for myself to blog about my amazing clients once a week - starting with all the stuff I shot over the last two years that I didn't get to blog about because I was either preparing/pushing a baby out of my body or taking care of said baby. And I'm determined to stick to it. Even if it means going way back, because these stories deserve be shared and told. So, with that said, here is Heather and Darren's rainy yet stunning intimate wedding from last August at the Maroon Bells. 

Sometimes, no matter how much you plan and prepare, there are still forces against you on your wedding day. A vendor is running late. There is an electrical issue. The best man forgets his pants. Mother Nature decides she's in a mood and is gonna bring everyone down with her. 2017 brought all of the above, but man, Mama N was especially tough to deal with. It seems as though every other weekend I was dealing with some scarzy (yes that's scary and crazy in one word, I typed it out like that and have decided it will remain as such) weather. And all of my couples were like "WELP. Let's do this!", which I think speaks volumes as to the kinds of people they will be when hard times come their way, and how they will face the ups and downs that come with being in a committed relationship.

When Heather and Darren arrived at the Maroon Bells for their wedding ceremony, they didn't even bat an eyelash. Rain? Grab an umbrella folks. This is happening. They walked down the aisle in the rain, were trekking through the mud for me, and eventually Heather even went wading in the lake (which actually helped get some mud and dirt off the bottom of her dress). H & D, thank you so much for letting me capture your love at the Maroon Bells and for being so incredibly cool! 

Maroon Bells on a foggy summer day.
Maroon Bells Amphitheater sign.
Heather walking down with her dad during her Maroon Bells Ceremony.
A wedding guest at this Maroon Bells Destination Wedding.
Darren taking in Heather during their Maroon Bells Wedding.
Heather and Darren's Wedding Guests at their Maroon Bells Wedding Ceremony. 
Rainy day ceremony at the Maroon Bells.
Heather during her Maroon Bells Wedding Ceremony
Heather and Darren during their wedding vows at the Maroon Bells.
Heather during their wedding vows at the Maroon Bells.
Heather and Darren's ring bearer, their yellow lab.
The bride and groom during their vows.
A guest using a disposable camera.
Heather and Darren exchanging rings at the Maroon Bells.
Maroon Bells Wedding with their officiant.
Heather while Darren is expressing his love during their Maroon Bells ceremony.
An emotional officiant.
Heather laughing during Darrens vows.
Darren laughing at Heathers vows.
Right before they say I do!
A guest at this Maroon Bells wedding ceremony.
Heather and Darren before they say I do.
A happy bride on her wedding day.
Heather and Darren exchanging rings.
Heather and Darren sharing their first kiss as husband and wife at the Maroon Bells!
Heather and Darren embracing during their rainy day ceremony.
Heather's wedding flowers.
Heather and Darren slow dancing together.
Darren holding Heather close.
Heather standing in front of Maroon Bells.
Heather and Darren enjoying their first dance as husband and wife in a field.
Heather holding Darren in front of the Maroon Bells.
Darren and Heather during their Aspen Destination Wedding.
Heather and Darren walking through a field in front of the Maroon Bells.
Heather and Darren when the sun came out during their Maroon Bells wedding.
Heather and Darren on the left, Heather walking towards the lake on the right.
Heather and Darren holding hands during their Maroon Bells Elopement.
Heather and Darren laughing as they walk the trails at the Maroon Bells on their wedding day.
Heather decided to take a quick dip in the lake!
Heather and Darren having an intimate embrace.
Heather and Darren posing in front of the bells.
Heather and Darren sharing an intimate moment after their Maroon Bells cerermony
It was so muddy during their Aspen Wedding but Heather and Darren did not mind at all!

Listening to: Altered Carbon on Netflix. This show is ridiculous.