wedding

Spruce Mountain Ranch Colorado Wedding {Taylor + Reid}

I am over-the-moon excited to share this wedding with you today! Mr. and Mrs. Rhinehart were married a little over a month ago on a beautiful Colorado summer day at the unbelievable Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur. The meticulously manicured grounds and 360* views were the perfect backdrop for this fun-loving, charismatic duo.

As first demonstrated in their engagement session, (if you missed their engagement session, stop and go now!), the love and affection Taylor + Reid share for one another is undeniable. Sometimes, wedding days can be a flurry of activity and you can often get lost in the hustle. But Taylor + Reid really took time to reflect and soak in the meaning of this day. 

From their intimate ceremony to some hilarious toasts and jam-packed dance floor, Taylor + Reid sure know how to have the wedding of the year! 

Congratulations to the new Mr. + Mrs. Rhinehart! Wishing you a lifetime of health, wealth, and most of all happiness!

Vendor Resources

Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch // Caterer: Occasions Catering // Entertainment: DJ Connection // Bridal Gown: Luv Bridal // Bridesmaids Attire: David's Bridal // Mens Attire: Express 

Evergreen Colorado Engagement Session {Emily + Matt}

"Emily, meet Emily."

My former boss was the one to introduce Emily and I to each other. Emily (not me) was fortunate to work with Kim at her new place of employment (I was SO envious!) and so when Emily and Matt got engaged, Kim so kindly referred Emily to me! (Keeping it all straight yet?)

We exchanged emails back and forth for a few weeks before finally meeting at one of my favorite local coffee shops, Stella's on South Pearl. It was a beautiful evening. Emily, Matt and I sat outside on the patio and talked for well over an hour about their upcoming wedding. It was such easy conversation and I could see why the two of them are perfect for each other.

When we first started talking about engagement session, one thing was certain; they both wanted quintessential fall in the Colorado mountains. Gorgeous dreamy light playing off the changing aspen leaves paired with the rich jewel tones of the evergreens and the cool September weather. I'd say we were able to achieve their vision perfectly!

I cannot wait for their March wedding at La Foret in Colorado Springs, but until then, enjoy these two lovebirds!

 

 

The Barn at Raccoon Creek September Wedding {Ryan + Mariah}

All weddings are special to me, but some just ooze a little extra special. If you caught Ryan and Mariah's engagement session a little while back, you already know that Ryan is my brother. {And if you didn't no worries, just go HERE to get up to speed!) So that is why this wedding had a bit more personal flare to it than normal. 

I had the joy in watching Mariah plan out this day from the very beginning and Mariah was the DIY Queen! Seriously - almost everything was either made by her or was given some serious thought by her. She had a vision for their wedding and to see all of her efforts come together was so amazing. Even Ryan noted it in his speech later in the evening. 

Ryan and Mariah chose to get married at The Barn at Raccoon Creek and it was perfect. A little rain early in the day had everyone nervous for the afternoon, but in true Colorado fashion, the clouds parted, the sun shined bright, and Ryan and Mariah were joined together as husband and wife with their closest family and friends as witness. 

I have enjoyed watching the love between these two grow. Mr. and Mrs. Hill, I wish you both a lifetime of health, wealth and happiness. Thank you for being the best family a girl could ask for. Cheers to the many years to come! 

Vendor Resources

Second Photographer: PaytonbPhoto // Venue: The Barn at Raccoon Creek // Catering: The Barn at Raccoon Creek // Cake: Das Meyer  // Hair and Makeup: Kacie McIntosh // Stella York Dress: D'Anelli Bridal // Tuxedos: Men's Warehouse // Bridesmaids dresses: David's Bridal // Wedding rings: Jared the Galleria of Jewelry // Florist: Daisy's Front Porch // Photobooth: Shutterbus

2016 Review

Wow. 

2016 was an incredible year. But I have to be honest for a minute...2016 almost got the best of me. I reached a point that I hadn't really reached in years past. I wanted to quit. I pulled through, but not without the encouragement of my husband, my family and my friends, and of course my clients. I questioned my why a lot in the last few months of 2016. Why do I do this? And as I look back at every single one of the 75+ sessions I did this year - from engagements to weddings, birth, new life and growing families - my heart smiles and I am reminded why I do this. 

To my right-hand gals - Stevie Ferreira, Payton B., Anna Hudson - you ladies keep my head on straight and play a huge role in delivering amazing wedding galleries time and time again. I appreciate you more than you will ever know, and wish you nothing but the best in the coming 2017 year. 

To all of my clients from 2016, I thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Without you, all of this would not be possible. 

 

CH