Elena & Matt | Wedding {Della Terra Mountain Chateau}

You may remember Elena & Matt… These two were so awesome and braved the Wyoming cold with us for their fantastic winter wonderland engagement session. It was absolutely beautiful for photos, falling snow, rustic bridges, snow kissed evergreens. I would be lying though if I said we weren’t happy that on their wedding day we were blessed with gorgeous sun, beautiful tall grasses and not a speck of snow in sight! These two made all of their wedding plans from Utah, after falling in love with Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park, CO.

We were blessed with SUCH a perfect day. Their ceremony in the outdoor chapel was perfect. These two sealed a bottle of sine in leau of a unity candle, something we had never seen before. As we photographed the ceremony I couldn’t help but notice to beautiful tears in the eyes of Katie, Elena’s sister and Matron of Honor. The Hughes family knows how to love and it was fantastic to see their Father filled with joy and he gave away his youngest daughter.

Elena & Matt were awesome, they walked all over the wilderness with us as we photographed their bridal formals. They came back out with us at sunset and the entire night was FILLED with amazing moment’s captured by our lens. Legendary toasts, touching first dances, so many friends and family. These two are well loved and once you’ve met them you know exactly why. They are some of the most genuine, nice and caring clients we have ever worked with!

Elena & Matt, we will you all the best. We cannot wait to see what is next for you two! Thank you for trusting us to capture this day for you!

 

 

Erica & Matthew | Wedding {Casper WY}

Erica & Matt are amazing clients. Their love for one another is surpassed only by their love for God. We absolutely love shooting at fantastic venue’s designed for the perfect wedding don’t get me wrong. There is something about a young couple saying their ‘I Do’s’ inside of a gorgeous church that I just love. These two recited their vows in front of their friends and family and before the Lord at St. Anthony’s in Casper, WY. What a GREAT start to their marriage.

Rick and I loved so many things about this wedding. The fantastic people that we got to meet, the gorgeous color palette they designed all their lovely details around and especially the way they chose to make their day unique and special to them. This started with Erica not only having a first look with Matt but also with her father. Rick remembers talking with her dad just before the first look. He asked him if he thought he might be emotional, Erica’s father assured us (in his best tough WY Dad voice) that he would not. But when his ‘big girl’ walked towards him and he saw her in her dress for the first time you better believe those tears came. After a heart felt ceremony they danced the night away at the Ramkota. Highlights include the dance floor being absolutely packed, a special toast from Erica’s ‘nephew’ and the bridesmaids surrounding Erica to reveal that her dress was convertible! They literally removed all the train, the tulle, the layers and she got to show off the most fantastic party dress for the rest of the night.

Erica & Matt, we are thrilled that we got to work with you two. A love like yours doesn’t come around very often, we were honored to be able to capture it for you!

Rick and I had SO much fun with Erica’s Dad. He was an absolute sweetheart and we just had to show you the following photo. Throughout the day he would pop in and out of our poses grabbing shots that he would call ‘Photos Of Opportunity’ LOVE THAT! Here he is caught in action!

 

 

Mia | 3 months {Cheyenne, WY}

Meet Mia… She smiles ALL the time, can already lay on her stomach while holding up her head AND happens to have some of the best parents a girl could ask for. We were so happy to get to spend the morning with Alyssa & Jonathan, capturing every little smile Mia treated us to. Newborn sessions can be tough sometimes. We really are on their schedule and babies need a lot of things. Sleep, feeding, cuddles and sometimes they are just really camera shy. Mia was an absolute dream to photograph. She smiled, cooed and rolled her way around so interested in our cameras and what we were doing. It was like she was showing off for us!

She is ADORABLE right? Well if you need a ‘cute fix’ be sure to check back with our blog, cannot wait to see this little doll VERY soon for her 6 month session. Time is flying, though I bet it is going even faster for her happy parents.

Here are a few of our FAVE shots from Mia’s session:

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Alison & Marcus | Wedding {Snowy Range Ski Area}

Doesn’t seem like that long ago that we were spending the afternoon in Happy Jack for Marcus & Alison’s engagement session. We were bundled up, trying to walk around the snow on the ground and seeking out the warmth of that beautiful Wyoming sunshine. Fast forward to their wedding day in THE MIDDLE OF JUNE and it was the same story. These two were actually blessed with SNOW during their beautiful ceremony at the Snowy Range Ski Area. What started as a gorgeous (but chilly) ceremony soon turned into a beautiful sun kissed event. The highlight of their day HAD to be the fact that Alison, who is an extremely talented singer, sang a song to her new husband during their ceremony. Watching the emotion that flooded her face as she sang, coupled with the way Marcus was just beaming with a smile as he watched made it such a memorable wedding moment.

After these two said their ‘I Do’s’ we took them for some bridal formals around the property ending with one of the most awesome vintage mustangs we have ever seen! Gently falling snow, a gorgeous wedding couple AND a vintage mustang? Oh my! After that we headed upstairs as Alison’s Dad Dave, owner of D&L Music in Laramie got the evenings events underway. Thoughtful toasts were followed by a momentous first dance but our FAVORITE reception moment was when Alison & her Dad took the dance floor for the father daughter dance. Rick and I often talk about how becoming parents has affected the way we see and feel a wedding day. As he led Alison around the dance floor Dave just couldn’t help being overcome with emotion. He told us later that he really thought he was ‘ready’ for this dance. Dave knew we were photographing him throughout the dance and the fact that he let go of any inhibition and remained in the moment was absolutely perfect. These photos of the two of them are sure to be some of our most emotive captures for years to come.

Alison & Marcus, we will only the best for you two. We absolutely loved how God is not only first and foremost in your lives but was also first and foremost on your wedding day. Thank you for being good servants to His kingdom. We cannot wait to see what amazing things He has in store for you and your families!

Here is some info on all the fantastic vendors who helped to make their day a success (and of course a few of our favorite photos)

Ceremony & Reception: Snowy Range Ski Area

Dress: David’s Bridal

Grooms Attire: Mountain Valley Bridal

Photography: Ardent Photography

DJ: D&L Music

 

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