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As a wedding photographer Cheyenne WY is practically our own backyard. Filled with gorgeous places we have photographed special moments for our clients. Many times we head to the Kiwanis Community House to photograph our couple’s big day. When Austin and Myron described what they had in mind we were so excited! A gorgeous outdoor ceremony on the shore in Lions Park sounded magical. When we pulled up on the day of however we were greeted with rain drops, thunder clouds and the doom and gloom that can come from weather being different than you had imagined on your wedding day. One of the things we absolutely LOVED most about Austin and Myron however was that they didn’t let this ruin one minute of their wedding day not even at the nigh party at the https://malerevue.com.au/topless-waiters-melbourne/. They pressed on focusing on the most important thing which was WHO you were marrying and not what the weather was doing why you said I DO. We had so much fun with these two trying to stay dry and yet accomplish BEAUTIFUL bridal formals. Loved how playful these two were, their set is marked by laughter, joking and smiles galore.

Another thing we loved was how to they chose to decorate the space. Their wedding was FILLED with scripture and little lovely details. It was the most amazing thing to photograph and we could have taken photos of their decor all day! Everywhere we turned were more amazing signs, textures and colors. One of our FAVORITE things however were the metal roses that Myron welded for his beautiful bride. One of a kind, we had never seen anything like them.

Austin and Myron it is inspiring how you love one another. How you put each other first and just go through life happy with your best friend at your side. We were honored to be your wedding photographers! We will be praying for you and know the Lord has big things in store for you!

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Here are a few of our favorite photos from their day:

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Austin’s dress is AH-MAZE-ING don’t you think? That neckline is just stunning it was a joy to photograph! Love that she paired it with boots as well, so WYOMING.

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Austin and her girls got ready in the bathroom at the Kiwani’s Community House. It reminded me of high school dances getting ready in school bathrooms, laughing and being silly with your girls. Loved this special time for them!

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Love that in leau of hiring someone for hair and makeup, Austin had one of her good friends help do it for her! They did such a great job too!

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We have noticed as a wedding photographer Cheyenne WY weddings often use the Kiwani’s Community House as venue. It is spacious and roomy but the only pretty window light is right in the lobby. We were SO PUMPED than Austin and Myron were both up for getting ready in this space. Good light trumps everything when it comes to wedding photography!

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Every detail of Austin’s dress was better than the last. The neckline, the detail, the gorgeous open back – swooon!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHEYENNE WYI just adore this photo of Austin looking in the mirror and fixing her veil. I picture her grandkiddos oohing and aahing over how pretty she was on her wedding day!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHEYENNE WYWe have done all this bragging up when it comes to Austin’s wedding attire. What about Myron? Here is photographic proof that he gave her a serious run for her money when it comes to wedding fashion.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHEYENNE WYWe really loved the paisley pattern of his vest. It was so unique and stylish… #groomgoals for sure…

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Not to mention HOW COOL is the color combo? Love how it is both masculine and feminine at the same time!

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Myron was surrounded by his guys who helped him get wedding day ready – again in the hall, where the good light is lol!

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The cherry blossoms were in full bloom which was a treat for this wedding photographer Cheyenne WY has some GORGEOUS blooms don’t you think?

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Their ring bearer keeping good care of their rings. This box was just adorable!

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Don’t you just love the little burlap pillow? SO country and Wyoming!

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It totally rained on Austin and Myron’s wedding day. I know I know… good luck right?! Love that these two didn’t let it phase them. They just moved their ceremony inside and went with the flow.

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Love this classic black and white of Myron as Austin comes down the aisle.

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Faith was such a big part of their day. Their reception was FILLED with scripture decor and this image of the prayer before the ceremony just gives me goosebumps!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHEYENNE WYThe happy couple about to say I DO.

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We love keeping our eyes out for tiny details that artistically add to the story of their day. Loved the way Austin’s dress draped across the hardwood floor and was surrounded by petals from the flower girl’s basket.

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I don’t know why but I LOVE photos of the bride and groom holding hands during the ceremony. I imagine little squeezes exchanged as the officiant says something meaningful. Rick and I hold hands while we pray and I just feel like that connection is so intimate and special!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHEYENNE WYThis is a signature Rick photo. Shot through the shoulders of the grooms men and sure to be the way Myron will remember Austin looking at him.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHEYENNE WYIsn’t their altar adorable? Loved the vintage wooden doors and of of course the scripture the command from the Lord to Joshua.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHEYENNE WYStay tuned for close up photos of their rings. BOTH were so lovely and unique!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHEYENNE WYThis photo is so sweet. Austin was such a beautiful bride, everything about her was just perfection.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHEYENNE WYYou may now kiss the bride meets rockin out down the aisle LOVE IT!

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Remember how we mentioned that it rained for their ceremony? That rain kept at it even through their bridal formals. You would be interested to know ALL of their bridal formals are under the cover of the Kiwanis Community House awnings. We simply stayed dry and photographed with the surrounding backgrounds behind our couple. As a wedding photographer Cheyenne WY rainstorms force you to be prepared to get wet or get creative 😉

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Aren’t her flowers to die for? I love big bold beautiful bouquets, they are just so regal!

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Shooting through the moment is one of our favorite things to do as a wedding photographer. Often times we are joking around with our couples during this portion of the day and wide open mouth laughs are the things dreams are made of when it comes to portraits!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHEYENNE WYTimeless. Romantic. Epic am I right?!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHEYENNE WYThe rainy weather made it perfect to just cuddle in and get close. We took full advantage of this for their bridal formals.

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Lyon’s park was such a gorgeous, rich and contrasty background for their photos, don’t you think? For wedding photographer Cheyenne WY weddings often include photos in this gorgeous park. The rain just added to its natural beauty!

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That bouquet, that dress AGAIN and now a gorgeous veil….STOOOOOPPP its just all too perfect!

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We loved waiting for little moments with these two where they would tease each other and smile. These guys are so laid back and fun, we are glad their photos tell their story!

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Staying dry was important but SO WERE THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS. We found a way to make both work with this creative underexposed photo.

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Isn’t their decor so lovely!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHEYENNE WYThe roses pictured here were welded for Austin by Myron himself. So cool! I am telling you we are spoiled being a wedding photographer Cheyenne WY couples always have the absolute best details for their receptions!

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One of Rick’s signature bouquet shots, perfection!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHEYENNE WYDelicious AND fun to photograph…

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Remember those gorgeously unique rings I promised. You’re welcome.

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Loved all the tiny details that were just asking to be found!

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Aren’t these mugs adorable? Definitely on the top of my own want list!

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHEYENNE WYTheir first dance was so beautiful and special!

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHEYENNE WYBut nothing compares to Austin and her father. Ok so we totally may have been crying while taking these photos lol.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CHEYENNE WYMyron and his sweet momma…

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Our couples ALWAYS have this talk… right before cutting the cake. Are we going to be nice or… Love that they went for ‘or’ lol.

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Ok we are STILL dying over how awesome Myron’s Dad was on the dancefloor. Highlight of the night stuff right there! Here is a tip from this wedding photographer Cheyenne WY better watch out, he has some serious moves!

As a Cheyenne wedding photographer we are very familiar with the Hynd’s Lodge amphitheater in the Happy Jack area. Nestled in the middle of gorgeous wide open Wyoming country is a rustic stage with built in rock seating, windy paths and outdoor charm. When Kaitlyn and Kyle told us this was the spot for their wedding we were super excited to see what they would do with it!

After having photographed their wedding we can honestly say it was PERFECT! They carried a lovely blue and sunflower theme throughout that just brought the space to life! Their family and friends FILLED the place and we loved getting to capture the day for them. These two had a style all their own. From Kyle’s bolo tie to their spice rub wedding favors their day was super unique. They really took the time to think of special personal details to incorporate many of which we had never seen! Oh and did we mention that they had Famous Dave’s cater their event? It was delicious and really fit their down home country theme.

Kaitlyn and Kyle, thank you for being you. Thank you for being fun loving, easy going and letting us follow you around for the entire day lol! We had a blast with you and cannot wait to see whats is next for you and your amazing family!

What is a Cheyenne wedding photographer blogpost without some PHOTOS?! Here are a few of our favorites from Kaitlyn and Kyle’s wedding day:

CHEYENNE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERAs a Cheyenne wedding photographer we see a myriad of wedding dresses. Kaitlyn’s dress however was stunning, I just adored how full and stylish it was! Check out that bling she rocked right along with it too.

CHEYENNE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERKaitlyn got ready inside of the visitors center at Curt Gowdy State Park. This space was perfect for her and her girls to spread out, get glam and prepare for the big day.

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Yep, you are correct… Kyle totally sported a bolo tie for their wedding. This had special meaning to him and we think he totally pulled it off!

CHEYENNE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERWe mentioned there was all kinds of room where Kaitlyn got ready. Kyle not so much lol. Hynd’s Lodge boasts an open space for receptions and the tiniest getting ready space ever, on the second floor. It used to be a boy scout lodge and their bunkhouse of sorts was on the second level.

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The unique space did make for some interesting light that totally made us swoon when shooting in black and white!

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As a Cheyenne wedding photographer we get to meet our bride and grooms family and friends on their big day. What absolutely stuck out to us however about Kaitlyn & Kyle’s crew was just the crazy amount of love, fun and support they brought with them. Everyone was smiling the entire day and everyone pulled through to help in any way making this the best day ever!

CHEYENNE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERThese two had there ceremony at the Hynd’s Lodge Amphitheater. The space itself is rustic and often doesn’t need much decor. LOVED how colorful and unique their touches were however. These two carried a blue and sunflower theme throughout – swooon!

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Not to mention the GIANT staircase leading down to the amphitheater itself! Talk about a way to make an entrance, this is always our favorite part.

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Love how timeless this is in black and white. Kyle looks so happy as his true love walks the aisle to become his wife.

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Again with this gorgeous dress, I mean come on it’s super stunning right?!

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This isn’t just a smile and its not just happiness… This is JOY over finding the perfect woman to spend the rest of your life with!

CHEYENNE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERSmall detail shots like this are always fun to keep our eyes open for…

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Remember Kyle’s joyful smile? Kaitlyn wore the same smile for the entire ceremony! These two were so made for each other!

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Something about writing your own vows just adds to the day. Reading your own words is so personal and intimate. Love that these two went this route.

CHEYENNE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERAs a Cheyenne wedding photographer seeing our clients tear up gets me every time! Good thing our cameras are big enough to cover up our own happy tears while shooting!

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Something about Wyoming summer is just my favorite thing ever. Lush golden rod grasses are just perfect for portraits. Couple that with some amazing back lighting and MAGIC!

CHEYENNE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERThe light was seriously so dreamy! Loved how this paired with evergreens was just the perfect background for these two.

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Isn’t this just so magical. Don’t you wonder where they are right now? We could have photographed in this spot for the entire day.

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Rocking that bolo tie don’t you think? Definite groom style award, we’ve NEVER had a groom wear a bolo tie before.

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Something about classic layered black and whites just makes my heart go pitter patter. As a Cheyenne wedding photographer I can tell you these two are seriously #couplegoals.

CHEYENNE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERCan we just talk about Kaitlyn’s bouquet for a moment? So wild, lovely and unique. We really don’t see that many weddings with sunflowers nowadays.

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Ok so some of you may not like this shot. Why is the couple out of focus, why are we looking at grass… guess this appeals a bit more to our artsy side lol.

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Here you go we followed it up with a wide open Wyoming landscape portrait. Gotta love that gorgeous bit of country!

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These two were so wonderful. We would pick a lovely spot, face some amazing light and then leave them alone. They made our job SUPER easy.

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Isn’t this decor so perfect? Loved the dirt and worm potted sunflowers that the bride’s sister created for her special day!

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Who has meat rub as a wedding favor? Our amazing couple, that is who. Again this was a first but we absolutely LOVED it and were happy to bring some home as well!

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Kaitlyn’s ring was so unique. It actually looks a little bit like a sunflower don’t you think?

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Bouquet shot by Rick, his bouquet photos are always so stunning!

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As we mentioned before Kaitlyn and Kyle’s friends and family are awesome so of course their toasts were too!

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First dance magic in front of their crowd. Love how easy it is for our couples to forget where they are and just get lost in the moment.

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Kaitlyn and her Dad enjoying their Father/Daughter dance!

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Oh and did we mention that those amazing dirt and worm pots had an equally amazing sunflower cake also made by the bride’s sister?

Get ready! Katelyn and Brody’s Rockin S Ranch wedding is about to break the internet. Not only is this venue AH MAZE ING but all the unique and thoughtful details they had throughout were so memorable. You might want to grab a pen and paper because I don’t think it is possible to read through this post without seeing a few things you’d like to incorporate into your own special day.

It was so special for us to be there to photograph Brody and Katelyn’s wedding day. We have been photographing for Katelyn and her family since highschool. We photographed her senior pictures and continued throughout the year to be their family photographer. When we heard she was engaged we were overjoyed with excitement for their family and when they asked us to photograph her wedding we were literally in tears thinking about what an honor it was.

Katelyn and Brody, thank you for choosing us to help you remember your day. We loved the way you let your guard down and made your wedding fun, laid back and what YOU wanted. We hope we did your wedding day justice and cannot wait to see what the future will bring!

Here are a few of our favorites from their day. Be sure to check out those baseball bat mugs that will go down in our book as the BEST GROOMSMEN GIFTS EVER!
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Who doesn’t love a bride in cowboy boots! These were perfect for this Rockin S Ranch wedding and so Wyoming!

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Katelyn’s makeup was FLAWLESS! Mollie Baliman did an excellent job, she was so gorgeous…

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Both her sweet Mama and Katelyn’s sister helped her get ready. Their family is so close. Loved getting to capture this for them.

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This Rockin S Ranch wedding had some amazing locations. The ranch itself is gorgeous but the getting ready room was a dream to photograph in. So elegant and girly and lots of natural light!

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We absolutely adored how thoughtful Katelyn was with her jewelry and details. So many of her pieces were sentimental or belonged to important family members. What a beautiful way to include those that you love and make them feel special!

ROCKIN S RANCH WEDDINGSomething SO classic about getting ready photos in black and white. I feel like they totally focus your attention on the little details…

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AGAIN with that dreamy light, I swear I could have photographed there alllllll day.

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Their wedding was full of beautiful special touches like this bracelet from her grandmother.

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For those of you reading this that have never been to a Rockin S Ranch wedding before it is definitely a must see venue. Farmhouse and country but also elegant and sophisticated. Just an amazing place to say I DO!

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Don’t you just love the anticipation in this moment? Brody and his last breath before those doors open.

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One of our favorite things about this venue might be those gorgeous sliding barn doors that reveal the bride before she walks down the aisle.

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Brody’s reaction as he sees Katelyn for the first time down the aisle…

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Katelyn and her Dad are close. Loved this sweet capture of their time together down the aisle to Brody.

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These two are just the sweetest. Love stolen glances and shy smiles exchanged between the bride and groom during the ceremony.

ROCKIN S RANCH WEDDINGAsking family members to share special tributes during the ceremony is such a fantastic way to make your loved ones feel special!

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Katelyn was absolutely stunning, loved how that lovely floral crown wove perfectly into her hair.

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Her proud Mom and Dad, love how her sweet Mama is just beaming with happiness here.

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Brody reading his Vows… Love this sweet moment. Making such an important promise to the love of your life is sort of a big deal right?

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We just love it when our couples write their own vows! Something about reading your own words just brings so much emotion with it. Rick and I wrote our own vows and I remember just being a mess the day of.

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Beautiful close up on Brody putting Katelyn’s ring on.

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You may now kiss your bride! These two had thunderclouds on the way half way through their ceremony. So happy the weather held off for them to get all the way through.

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These two are just SO fun and have an amazing amount of personality. Loved getting to include this throughout their day.

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Katelyn’s side of the bridal party. Love that they got to choose their own dresses and that she also included one of her best guy friends. We are big fans of doing what is unique and important to you over doing traditional and missing out.

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We often have couples ask us if they can do something ‘fun’ with their bridal party. We are ALWAYS up for that. Love these fun candid portraits that followed.

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Everyone really got into it trying to think ahead of time what unique and fun thing they would like to do for their photo with the bride!

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Brody and his side of the party, so classic and love that Colorado Rockies purple right?!

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This was entirely too cute not to photography. This Rockin S Ranch wedding was filled with one of a kind details.

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Loved how there was some wide open country available for bridal portraits. We adore tall grasses, rustic fences and mountain views, swoon!

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That bouquet is just gorg right? Flower Tribe did such an amazing job on all their floral!

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There is something beautiful about traditional posed portraits. But THIS is so special, wide open mouth laughs where you cant help but smile.

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Even though these two were married in Colorado, Katelyn is a Wyoming girl through and through. Loved using this rustic fencing in their photos, so something you would totally see back home.

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SOOOOOO beautiful… Her gown was from David’s Bridal and was so classic and lovely!

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When Brody and Katelyn wanted to climb up into the cattle chute on the property we were jazzed at the opportunity to capture something fun and spontaneous for them.

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Just a classic portrait of the new Mr & Mrs. Stahr!

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These two carried a rustic baseball theme throughout their wedding. How about these amazing branded coasters hand made by family? Love that like a brand you would see hear in WY, each coaster was absolutely unique and different from the others.

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Loved how classy and sophisticated the details throughout this Rockin S Ranch wedding were. Love these delicate pink and gold glasses for the ladies of the bridal party.

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Beautiful cake made by Andrea Hatch. Love how to incorporated the floral elements in the cake arrangement as well.

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Ok of all the groomsmen gifts we have ever seen, these baseball bat mugs by Lumberlend have got to be the most memerable!

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It was so much fun photographing their rings on the custom ring box they had made for their special day!

ROCKIN S RANCH WEDDINGEntering the reception as friends and family cheered like crazy…

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Toasts from family and friends are always one of our favorite things to capture. I remember their toasts being really fun and super sentimental!

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Katelyn’s sister and made of honor giving her toast to the happy couple.

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Love this laugh from our beautiful bride!

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First dance moments from the new Mr & Mrs…

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We just love looking for thoughtful details like this one of Katelyn and Brody’s embrace.

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Just as they finished their dance it began to rain. Love how these two didn’t stop and head for cover but just danced in the rain with reckless abandon.

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Katelyn and her Dad during the Father Daughter dance, isn’t this just the sweetest?

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I bet our sweet bride can remember exactly how she felt here in this moment!

ROCKIN S RANCH WEDDINGLove that at the end of their dance they included her Mama too.

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Brody’s Mom just seemed to be beaming with happiness and love for her son throughout the day.

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These images of the two of them together during the Mother Son dance are like our favorite things ever.

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Laughter and beautiful moments in the rain…

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This is so candid and fun!

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Girls being girls…

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Their Rockin S Ranch wedding was SO fun, everyone was all smiles the entire evening.

ROCKIN S RANCH WEDDINGWhat started out as dancing in the rain quickly turned to dancing in the dark. Love how this amazing venue has a wide open concept dance floor under the stars!

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More personalized unique details…

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Seeing the venue during the day is one thing, but check this place out at night! Gorgeous!

Rick and I are so excited to share Jordan and Noah’s Rocky Mountain National Park 3M curve elopement with you! These two literally said I DO on the side of a Colorado mountain! We adored our time with Jordan and Noah and photographed them in one of our absolute favorite spots in the park, Moraine Park. For those of you who know me, you might not be surprised to hear that I am a bit of a mountain snob. Born and raised in Colorado, I have been surrounded by the Rocky Mountains my entire life. Something about a bride and groom so in love in front of SNOW CAPPED PEAKS however just takes my breath away. These two chose to travel all the way from ALABAMA along with their amazing family to tie the knot in the Rockies. It was an amazing day and it was absolutely our pleasure to capture it for them!

Jordan and Noah, thank you so much for allowing us to photograph one of the most important days of your lives! It was wonderful meeting all the people who are most important to you. Spending the day with you exploring our favorite parts of Rocky Mountain National Park was an absolute blast and we will absolutely be praying for you! Excited to see what lies in store for you!

As always here are a few of our FAVES:

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK 3M CURVE ELOPEMENTWhat is better than a first look? Well for this Rocky Mountain National Park 3M curve elopement, they did their first look ON A MOUNTAIN! Epic right?
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK 3M CURVE ELOPEMENTLoved that between the two of us we were able to get this first look from multiple angles. WIDE to see the gorgeous scenery and up close and personal to see their reactions. Love that these two were able to keep their attire a secret even when traveling to Colorado for their destination elopement!

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK 3M CURVE ELOPEMENTIsn’t Noah’s blue suit just perfect! Loved the pale colors Jordan chose for their floral elements. Everything they chose was so classic, elegant and chic! Loved this photo of Noah’s Mom pinning on his boutonniere. Perk of not just eloping by yourself but also bringing your whole family with you right?

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK 3M CURVE ELOPEMENTWe just adore elopements! For this Rocky Mountain National Park 3M curve elopement this sweet couple told us we had free reign to pick any spot we fancied for their ceremony. This gorgeous rock outcropping was just perfect. We then surrounded them with loving family and voila, magic!

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK 3M CURVE ELOPEMENTThese two were just so sweet. They made our job easy as their stole glances, giggled and swooned during their whole ceremony. Rick and I love to capture the ceremony from this perspective. Something so powerful in seeing the way the love of your life can’t help but look at you in the most romantic way!

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Jordan and Noah brought their officiant with them for their Rocky Mountain National Park 3M curve elopement, all the way from back home. It is always so special when our couples ask someone near and dear to officiate for them. That individual is in ALL of your ceremony photos, why not pick someone special to you and offer them the honor or uniting you as husband and wife!

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Rick and I strive to capture moments throughout every wedding day. Our aim is for our clients to be able to look back at their elopement photos and not just SEE what happened, but rather to be able to FEEL how it felt in each moment. We joke though that you don’t have to look far for emotion though. Every elopement is FILLED with anticipation, love and happiness all we have to do is keep our eyes open and our cameras ready!

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Jordan’s ring was stunning. This photo of Noah placing it on her finger just gives us all the feels! It is even more timeless and romantic in black and white don’t you think?

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Love this photo of Jordan’s sweet Momma as she watched her baby girl becomes a MRS! As a Momma myself I can’t help but dream of how special this moment was for her! All we ever want in the world is for our children to be happy…

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Jordan & Noah were super laid back, playful and easy going. Love that their images aren’t JUST romantic and super serious but also show this side of them as a couple. I mean doesn’t she have the most amazing laugh?

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I do and you may kiss the bride all on the side of a mountain top! Their chose to have a Rocky Mountain National Park 3M curve elopement could not have turned out any more epic!

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Don’t you just adore the tiny floral elements in her hair? Floral Designs of Europe did such a fantastic job don’t you think?

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When Jordan and Noah first told us about their Rocky Mountain National Park 3M curve elopement, they asked if we knew of any spectacular spots in the park for photos. Immediately Rick and I both looked at each other and agreed… Moraine Park. As a Colorado native it takes a lot to wow me when it comes to mountains. Moraine Park however takes my breath away each and every time!

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These two are just too adorable… We would suggest a pose, leave them along and then capture every magical moment. They made our jobs super easy!

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We have to give shout outs to both Victoria Elizabeth Flair and Gabrielle’s Formals & Events. Her hair and that gown were AH MAZE ING!
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Nothing like a gorgeous mountain backdrop for stunning bridal formals right?!

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Again with their playful romantic side, we just adore REAL photos like these. Not stuffy or posed but just so perfectly THEM!

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This almost seems to good to be true… We had a bit of a scare that a storm was working its way in during their Rocky Mountain National Park 3M curve elopement. What gave way to a tiny bit of rain in another area of the park, cleared to reveal the most gorgeous rainbow. We all ooh’d and aah’d and we just had to get them in a photo with it!

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There is something just SO majestic about mountain photos in black and white!

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How about we take our bridal portraits on the side of a mountain? Don’t mind if we do!

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This has to be one of our FAVORITE photos from the entire year. This elopement was so dreamy!

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK 3M CURVE ELOPEMENTAgain with those amazing flowers!!!

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Loved how easy it was to just get lost in that gorgeous view, we seriously could have spent all day here photographing with them!

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Come on look at that view! Who wouldn’t want to say I DO right here in this gorgeous location?

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The colors and the texture… we just could not help but swoon over her bouquet.

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Because her grandparents could not travel for their big day Jordan included them with a charm and their wedding rings attached to her bouquet, walking down the aisle.

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Isn’t her ring just SUPER unique. I was so in love with it!

Believe it or not Rick and I have never shot a Fox Run Golf Club wedding Laramie bride’s often choose other venues here in town. We were excited to see what a bride and groom could do in this beautiful event space and Mary & Colin made it so lovely. We can see many many more brides and grooms considering this space! It was absolutely perfect for not only Mary & Colin’s aesthetic but also for the amount of friends and family they had in attendance. There was plenty of space for guests and no one felt cramped.

In addition to their reception at Fox Run these two chose to have their ceremony at Laramie Valley Chapel. This was so special to us being that this is also OUR home church. The gorgeous rustic sanctuary, cathedral ceilings and spot in symmetry make for some amazing ceremony photos. We were so pleased to see these two putting their faith and belief in Jesus on full display throughout their big day. From the message shared by their officiant Sean Ennist to the Bible they had available for guests to highlight their favorite verse for the couple.

Fox Run is beautiful of course but Rick and I were so in love with a grove of trees just off property. Mary & Colin were amazing and trusted us as we drove away from the beautiful golf course to this tree lined area we had hand picked for them. Photographing them was magic, we would look for good light, a gorgeous background then give them some space to just get lost in each other, Pretty soon they would be cuddling in, laughing and exchanging fleeting glances. This no doubt made out jobs super easy!

Mary & Colin, thank you for having us photograph such an important day in your lives. We appreciate and love how your faith and sharing the love you have for Jesus was the MOST important thing about your wedding day. What a strong foundation to build your lives upon! We will be praying for you two!

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Mary’s dress, shoes and jewelry all had such a gorgeous vintage style to them!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEThe astonishing detail on the back of her gown from Mountain Valley Bridal was just so lovely!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEMary’s sister was there helping her get ready. You could absolutely tell these two are very close!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIELoved this sweet moment between the two of them… tears were definitely flowing.
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEMary and her ladies got ready in the pre school area of Laramie Valley Chapel. We immediately found some gorgeous window light and photographed there…
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEIt made for some gorgeously dramatic lighting that photographed so well.
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIELove this photo of Mary and her girls as they prayed over our sweet bride before she headed to the ceremony.
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEColin looked so dapper for the big day. Again for his getting ready we found some beautiful window light.
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEHis attire was so classic with that bow tie!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEIt is always such a treat to get to see getting ready from the groom’s perspective. One of the perks of having two photographers for sure!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEPassing the time before the ceremony the fellas chose to play cards. Photographic proof of Colin’s bluffing lol…
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEThe groomsmen also prayed over Colin before he headed up to the altar.
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEThese two had their ceremony at Laramie Valley Chapel, which also happens to be OUR home church. What a treat!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEColin eagerly awaiting those double doors being opened and his beautiful bride being escorted down the aisle.
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEMary and her father made quite the entrance, isn’t she stunning?
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEMary is so talented not only did she sing at her own wedding but she also made her own wedding cake!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEThere is something about photographing in the sanctuary at Laramie Valley Chapel that makes ceremonies so WOW!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEColin reciting his vows to his soon to be wife…
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEMary smiling back at her soon to be husband…
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEI just adore seeing couples come down the aisle as husband and wife. PURE JOY!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEEven though these two had a Fox Run Golf Club wedding Laramie also has some other beautiful places to photograph. This was off property but pretty!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIELoved how Mary’s dress just popped amidst the greenery for their Fox Run Golf Club wedding Laramie is so green and lovely in the Summer!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEThere is just something about when Mary smiles. It lights up the whole room. Her joy is contagious!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEClassic portrait from their Fox Run Golf Club wedding Laramie doesn’t look too bad in black and white either!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEI hope you love this intimate under the veil shot as much as we do. What a unique perspective.
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEIsn’t the way these two get lost in each other super adorable?
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEMaking their grand entrance into their reception.
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEOur super talented bride Mary made her own wedding cake. Completely floored, it was so pretty!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEThey chose the perfect venue for their Fox Run Golf Club Wedding Laramie bride’s often overlook this gorgeous venue.
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEYellow and pale blue were colors carried throughout the decor including her beautiful flowers from The Wild Rose.
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEThese two had a bible available for guests to highlight a special verse for the couple, beyond in love with this idea!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEAgain with that gorgeous yellow, you just don’t see this as a wedding color very often. I wonder why…
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEMusic is something that is very special to Mary. Loved getting to photograph her rings on piano keys.
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEThe bride and groom enjoying their reception, again there is Mary’s gorgeous smile!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEColin’s best man slayed with one of the best speeches we have heard. So thoughtful, funny and heartfelt!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEMary’s sister gave an amazing speech from the heart that was just so personalized and touching.
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEFather daughter dance… We just loved what were able to do lighting wise for their Fox Run Golf Club wedding Laramie is often more industrial.
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEFirst dance as husband and wife. What a wide open awesome dance floor!
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEMary looking back at Colin during their first dance…
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEThe happy couple in a classic black and white portrait.
FOX RUN GOLF CLUB WEDDING LARAMIEWith all their gorgeous decor we just couldn’t help shooting through it to add in some color.
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What amazing first dance doesn’t end with a dip right?

Photographing a Vedauwoo Wyoming wedding is every photographer’s dream. When Mary mentioned this was what she and Brady were planning for their big day we were so excited. Jumping through hoop after hoop trying to obtain permits, and adjust guest counts these two decided to have their ceremony and reception nearby in Laramie and have all of their photos taken there in Vedauwoo. What a GREAT decision because the day of their wedding the weather was absolutely freezing. Don’t let the photos fool you, these two were troopers but it was frigid cold outside when we photographed!

Rick and I love it when we get to work with couples who choose to put Christ up front and center during their wedding. Sharing the gospel, taking communion and being prayed over before the days festivities. There was no mistaking how important their faith and love for Jesus Christ was, it was on full display the entire day! Their ceremony was so heartfelt, we especially loved the personalized slideshow and the fact that all the guests were invited to sing worship songs together!After these two walked down the aisle we headed to Vedauwoo for their bridal portraits. First we photographed with the guys, while the girls stayed warm and toasty in their cars. When we brought out the ladies it was a quick off with their coats as we worked our photography magic. Finally we snuck back into the aspens with Mary & Brady for the photos with the two of them. That morning it had been foggy and winter was coming fast, I really think we managed to find the absolute LAST of the Fall colors. Our bride and groom were amazing those, they were so lost in the moment.

For their reception we headed back to Laramie. I wish we could convey just how much of a transformation to these made to the Albany County Fairgrounds. What usually is a very masculine industrial setting was suddenly so magically decorated. Edison lights, hanging chandeliers, vintage china and a handmade pergola that was beyond anything we’ve ever seen. They provided a photo booth for their guests to enjoy and really were so thoughtful with the way they set up the space, contact ATL Photo Booth Rentals to get the best service. Get ready for something that will absolutely blow your mind though… those gorgeous cakes, that yummy food? Brady catered his own wedding. He did it flawlessly and everyone loved it!

Mary & Brady, it was an absolute pleasure working with you for your wedding. Christ was up front and center the entire day and as believers ourselves it just filled us with such a joy throughout your wedding! We love you both and will be praying for the amazing things the Lord will be doing!


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Absolutely loved how vintage Mary’s dress was including those gorgeous sleeves! Perfect for marrying in the winter.
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This beautiful blush color she chose for her shoes was just perfect. Also loved how she kept it so simple with her jewelry!
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Surrounded by her friends and family this sweet bride was just so filled with joy the entire morning.
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Sometimes unusual locations for getting ready give such interesting light. Loved this dark room for Mary’s getting ready.
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Beautiful shafts of light allowed us to capture her just perfectly.
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Everyone prayed over Mary before she went upstairs. What a beautiful moment giving glory to our Lord and Savior.
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Brady’s sense of groom style was impeccable! Every detail was so thoughtful!
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Loved his suspenders, they were so unique!
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Bow ties are so in right now, loved that Mary & Brady incorporated them into their attire.
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This is my favorite photo from every ceremony. The last breath our sweet groom takes before he sees his bride come down the aisle.
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Mary making a beautiful entrance as the doors open for the first time.
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You can just tell how happy these two were to be saying I Do…
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Brady reciting his vows so sweetly to his new bride.
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Mary smiling through her vows to Brady…
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These two took communion as part of their ceremony. LOVE that they chose to worship this way on their big day!
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Of course every WY girl dreams of a Vedauwoo Wyoming wedding but Laramie Valley Chapel is so gorgeous for ceremonies!
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As a special treat they sang worship songs, it was so moving to hear everyone’s voices joining in singing to our King.
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Loved this shot of lyrics, lyrics that have forever changed our lives!
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Beautiful shot by Adam from the balcony, he and his wife Ashley assisted us for this wedding and we were so glad to have them!
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What a gorgeous group of ladies! What you don’t know is this Vedauwoo Wyoming wedding was held on a FREEZING WY day.
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You can’t have a Vedauwoo Wyoming wedding without being outside in all the gorgeousness, they were such troopers to push through.
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Loved getting to incorporate a vintage settee that the couple loved in their bridal party photo.
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Even though it was just turning wintry for this Vedauwoo Wyoming wedding, we managed to chase down the very last of the Fall colors.
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That teal just pops in that background of gorgeous Wyoming goldenrod grasses.
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Doesn’t Brady look so dapper in this portrait?
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Mary wanted a Fall Vedauwoo Wyoming wedding. She nailed every last detail even down to the flowers, so Fall and beautiful!
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Loved how natural these two were in front of the camera. It was SO cold and they were able to just be in the moment.
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AGAIN that gorgeous dress, what a beautiful bride Mary was!
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Check out that gorgeous handmade pergola for their wedding reception. All those lights, love love love!
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The couple collected vintage china settings to use for their reception. Crystal chandeliers added so much elegance to the affair.
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I was just beyond in love with their Edison lighting. I must have taken no less than a million photos of each bulb!
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These two had a very large wedding and the Albany County Fairgrounds was such a perfect place to hold their reception.
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They personalized all their glassware for their wedding, which was such a cool idea!
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Again with that gorgeous Fall colored bouquet, LOVE LOVE LOVE!
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As keepsakes for the guests, Brady and Mary printed Polaroids of important moments of their courtship.
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Here we chose to photograph their rings on one of the vintage pieces of china. Both of their rings were just so UNIQUE!
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Want to know something that will absolutely floor you? Brady catered his own wedding. Even down to those delicious cheesecakes.
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Their lighting set up was an absolute dream when photographing all their details.
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Toasts were held under the pergola and so heartfelt!
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Loved how personal and emotional their toasts were.
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Mary & Brady enjoying their first dance as husband and wife.
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These two are just too sweet together. Again lost in the moment…
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Mary has this sweet laugh and unforgettable smile. We saw it come out all day long during their fantastic wedding.
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More wedding fun to be had, guests had such a great time at their Vedauwoo Wyoming wedding reception.
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Loved how much fun everyone had. From dancing to mingling and even visiting their photo booth, their reception was a blast!
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Impromptu sparkler exit saying bon voyage to the happy couple.

Rick and I first met Saige & Nick while photographing Kit & Jason’s Granby Ranch wedding. Nick was one of Jason’s groomsmen and probably did not know it at the time but he would soon be planning his OWN Ridgeline Hotel wedding in Estes Park. Many times friends and family of our couples get to witness first how Rick and I work as wedding photographers. Are we easy to get along with? Is our style laid back and documentary? Because they LIVED the day with the bride and groom they get a great feel for whether the photos we took helped to tell the actually story of how it all happened at Mint Springs Farm.

When Nick contacted us after he and Saige had decided to have us photograph their wedding we were thrilled. We adore them and also Estes Park as well so it was a match made in heaven. Originally Saige & Nick had originally planned on having their entire wedding at Mary’s Lake Lodge there in Estes. I will never forget getting a call from Saige informing us that their wedding venue had BURNT down and asking for some suggestions on where else they could say I Do. In the end they had their getting ready and ceremony there at Mary’s Lake Lodge then headed down the hill to the Ridgeline Hotel.

Not before accompanying us to Lily Lake however! What a treat, we went there for gorgeous Rocky Mountain views and beautiful scenery but when we arrived there was a glorious surprise. Seeing one moose is majestic but we saw THREE! A Momma moose had brought her babies to the lake and we even got to incorporate some of these majestic creatures into their bridal formals!

Nick & Saige, you day was so lovely! We loved spending time with you and your friends and family. SO much love in that group! Thank you for allowing us to be a small part of your big day. It meant the world to us. We cannot wait to see what the future holds in store for you guys!

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Saige’s dress from LUV Bridal was so simple and elegant as was her taste in wedding jewelry!
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Jordan Southwick did such an amazing job on Saige’s wedding day makeup. It was SO flawless!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKDon’t you just LOVE the lave and bead detailing on her gown?!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKThis Ridgeline Hotel wedding in Estes Park actually started out at Mary’s Lake Lodge…
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKNick & Saige got ready in separate locations each with plenty of room to get ready and spend time with their bridal party!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKThe colors these two chose for their Ridgeline Hotel wedding in Estes Park were so classic and timeless!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKOne of my favorite things is seeing the groom anxiously awaiting the bride to walk down the aisle…
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKSaige’s brother walked her down the aisle. You could tell how close these two were and this was an emotional time for them both.
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKOne last embrace before the ceremony started.
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKSaige’s vow were so wonderful! Personal, funny and super heart felt. Loved every single word!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKNot to be outdone we really loved how Nick shared the story of when they first met. You could just feel how much love he has for Saige!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKThis has got to be my favorite image from their ceremony. These two are playful and fun individuals and her wink is so priceless.
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKEven though these two chose to have a Ridgeline Hotel wedding in Estes Park for their ceremony they chose Mary’s Lake Lodge. Check out that view!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKLove it when friends and family tear up during the ceremony. What an honor it is to be a bridesmaid and watch as one of your best friends says I do.
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKNow THAT is a first kiss. Loved the dip…
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKWhat a good looking group of gentleman! Again these two did a really great job picking colors, so timeless!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKOne of the things we loved from their Ridgeline Hotel wedding in Estes Park was the gorgeous scenery that was available for bridal portraits!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKSuch a stunning group of ladies! And those flowers are exceptionally beautiful with all those roses!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKAfter the ceremony we headed to Lily Lake with Saige & Nick for a bit of alone time as we photographed their bridal portraits.
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKThe sunlight was absolutely unreal and we tried to soak up every last drop!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKWhat a treat it was when we not only saw one moose but that moose turned out to be a Momma who was there with BABIES!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKSaige is so beautiful inside and out. Her mermaid hair and gorgeous smile is matched only by her loving heart and the way she cares for those around her.
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKI bet you can’t tell that we totally fell in love with the dock at Lily Lake right? We definitely used it in many of their bridal formals.
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKLoved this relaxed natural smile that Nick gave us. Helps that the love of his life was standing right behind us when we snapped this photo lol!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKThe way the sunlight filtered through Saige’s breathtaking mermaid hair just MAKES these photos.
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKJust a classic portrait of the new bride and groom. Sans moose…
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKWe really just adored how lost these two would become in one another. They completely forgot about being photographed and just were so casual.
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKThis beautiful photo of the wedding bouquet is made even more perfect by the woodsy setting.
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKFor their Ridgeline Hotel wedding in Estes Park these two chose very rustic decor. Loved their ‘guestbook’ that was handmade just for them!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKBoth of Saige’s parents have passed away. They had a beautiful memorial table with her parents wedding photos and toasting glasses on it as a tribute.
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKWe really liked how they kept their decor simple and elegant. And those pops of red are just so perfect!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKWhat is a ring shot without something amazing to feature them on. Loved again bringing a woodsy vibe to their day.
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKToasts were all so amazing and thoughtful. Love how many people wanted to say something to the happy couple!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKIt is always so touching when the most important people in your life have something to tell you on the most important day of your life!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKOne of the perks of having a Ridgeline Hotel wedding in Estes Park is the amazing outdoor reception space they offer. Isn’t that tent beautiful?
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKFirst dance, don’t let our photos fool you these two danced literally in just moonlight. We added our own lights for photo purposes but tried to keep the drama!
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKFun, spontaneous, playful… these two really are adorable if left alone to do their thing.
RIDGELINE HOTEL WEDDING ESTES PARKDramatic moonlight dip to end their first dance…
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This photo gives us all the feels. Saige’s father had passed away before seeing her get married. Here her brother dances with her as a tribute to him during the Father Daughter Dance.

Rick and I were excited to travel back to Holyoke, Colorado again for Gentry and Jeremy’s Phillips County Event Center wedding. This spot holds a lot of memories for these two, as they spent many nights together at the fairgrounds as their new romance was blossoming. Gentry even shared with us that she has sang the national anthem here too many times to count. So, having their Phillips County Event Center wedding here was not only a great choice because of the beautiful venue but also one that has so much sentimental value as well. Discover 4 different ways to explore Southern USA. The South falls from the granite, forested fists of Kentucky and Tennessee into craggy hill country and thick woods. This rugged landscape slowly changes as the waters of its rivers – including North America’s greatest, the Mississippi – saturate the land into boggy, black-water blankets and sun-seared marsh, all thinning into the salty membrane of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

Gentry and Jeremy had their ceremony at the First United Methodist Church in Holyoke. For some in Gentry’s family, this is their home church and several generations in her family have been married here as well. They brought in a pastor who is also a family friend to conduct a very beautiful ceremony for the two of them. Rick and I were especially touched by how Gentry and Jeremy made his mom (who had recently passed away) such an important part of the day. It truly was a very loving and heartfelt wedding ceremony.

After the ceremony we grabbed the newlyweds and headed for the gorgeous sunlight. We found a natural area to take advantage of the perfect sunlight and then headed to the Phillips County Event center to finish their creative bridal portraits. Rick and I took Gentry and Jeremy around the area behind the event center, and found ourselves exploring the old fairgrounds buildings as well as the bleachers at the rodeo arena. It was great to get to steal these two away so that they could really enjoy some private time in areas that meant so much to them. And as you’ll see with the images below, Rick and I fell in love with the areas under the bleachers!

We finished the Phillips County Event Center wedding with a fun, country themed reception that included hilarious toasts, beautiful special dances and a pretty epic cake fight! It was the perfect conclusion to a fantastic day!

Gentry and Jeremy, we appreciate you allowing us the opportunity to document such an important day! We can’t wait to see what is in store for you both in the future! Best of luck with everything! 🙂

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Gentry is a beautiful country girl, so of course she would have amazing boots on her wedding day.

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Her wedding dress from David’s Bridal was absolutely gorgeous!

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The lace, detail and *sparkle* that Gentry had was seriously stunning.

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Gentry and Jeremy had their ceremony at First United Methodist Church where many generations of her family have also been married.

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This image has so much meaning; this was the spot reserved for Jeremy’s mother who had passed away.

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Gentry and her father sharing a private moment just before walking down the aisle.

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We can’t tell you how much we loved that Jeremy’s beautiful mom was such an important part of their day.

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Look at the smile on Gentry’s face as she locks eyes with Jeremy waiting for her at the altar!

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Everyone who got to witness the ceremony could definitely tell just how much these two loved each other.

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The lovely couple listening to the message being delivered by their pastor and family friend.

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This old and historic church was not only so pretty but also had so much tradition and history in Gentry’s family.

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No better way to celebrate marrying the love of your life than to fist bump those in attendance!

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Gentry and Jeremy had such a fun and helpful bridal party!

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Love this timeless black and white portrait of Jeremy; Gentry found her cowboy. 🙂

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For this Phillips County Event Center wedding, we explored areas around the rodeo arena.

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We found some perfect golden hour light for the beautiful bride Gentry…

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And were fortunate to time the light at the perfect time in the bleachers under the arena as well!

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It was very easy to photograph these two because of how natural they were around each other.

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Gentry and Jeremy used to spend time together around these buildings when they were dating; how neat to be back as husband and wife!

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We loved the lines under the bleachers; will definitely be coming back here for our next Phillips County Event Center wedding!

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Gentry looks very cinematic (almost like a movie star) in this black and white image; stunning, girly!

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The genuine joy and laughter that comes from getting to marry the man of your dreams!

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Gentry, you look SO pretty here. Those eyes are amazing. 🙂

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Can you tell how much Rick and I were loving the gorgeous light and rodeo arena?

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Gentry’s beautiful bouquet was created by the very talented Rhonda Miller.

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We really enjoyed getting to spend so much time photographing just the two of them.

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Phillips County Event Center wedding; it really is a perfect spot for your big day.

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What would a Colorado country themed wedding be without burlap and some amazing hand made signs? 😉

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The up lighting provided by Jason with Night Sounds really added to the mood of the reception.

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A beautiful bridal bouquet that ALSO has shotgun shells? Yes, please. Great job, Rhonda!

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We took advantage of the amazing up lighting to photograph the even more amazing wedding rings!

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Gentry and Jeremy’s wedding cake not only looked great but tasted Ah-mazing.

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My husband Rick’s favorite moment of every wedding, the father/daughter dance.

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Gentry and her father seemed like they really enjoyed getting to share in this moment together.

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Next up was the first dance as husband and wife for these two love birds.

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These are the types of looks between the bride and groom that as a wedding photographer you feel lucky to capture.

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The decor was so elegant and the reception space made this Phillips County Event Center wedding so beautiful!

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It’s really cool to get to spend every Saturday with people so in love, like Gentry and Jeremy.

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Here are the notes from the speech of Jeremy’s best man.

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Gentry’s matron of honor had everyone in attendance laughing hysterically.

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Beautiful cake. Yummy cake. MESSY cake. 🙂

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The rest of the night was spent with great dancing and an enjoyable party!

Mackenzie and John chose to have a beautiful Spearfish Canyon Lodge wedding in Spearfish, South Dakota and we were so excited when Mackenzie’s mom Angel contacted us to capture their big day! These two met while attending the University of Wyoming and we got to know them during their UW campus engagement session. We knew their day would be amazing and it definitely didn’t let us down!

Rick and I have been fortunate to photograph multiple times in South Dakota and every time we are there we are both blown away with how beautiful and green everything is! This Spearfish Canyon Lodge wedding was no different at all! Mackenzie and John were blessed with a gorgeous and sunny day for their ceremony and shared beautiful vows together. We were able to sneak away with these two after the ceremony to take advantage of the gorgeous surroundings for their creative bridal portraits. The reception had it all; funny and heart felt toasts, gourmet cupcakes, amazing country swing dancing and tons of fun!

Mackenzie and John, thank you so much for allowing us to document your big day! We were truly honored to be there and appreciate you both very much! As fellow Disney Cruise Line LOVERS, we hope you had an amazing time on your honeymoon! Rick and I will be praying for you both as you begin your lives together. 🙂

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Loved, loved, loved photographing Mackenzie’s beautiful jewelry and shoes.

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The lighting in the room where she was getting ready was dreamy.

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Mackenzie picked the most gorgeous and detailed wedding dress from The Bridal Collection! GORGEOUS!

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The buttons and other detail on her dress was so beautiful!

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John and his brothers got ready just down the hall from the girls.

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Disney cuff links! These two are both huge Disney fans (John proposed while on vacation in Disneyland)…aren’t these PERFECT?

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I love the nervous excitement that you can sometimes feel while the bride and groom are getting ready.

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Nerves typically begin as soon as our grooms begin putting on their tux or suit.

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A cowboy hat AND Mickey Mouse/Disney cuff links? John was definitely stylin’!

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The weather was hot but absolutely perfect for Mackenzie and John’s Spearfish Canyon Lodge wedding.

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We laughed while watching Mackenzie’s mom Angel and aunt Melissa setting up the altar; they share our “symmetrical OCD”! 🙂

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As guests arrived at the ceremony on this warm day, they were treated to fresh…WINE SLUSHIES!

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They were also asked to take a photo and leave a nice note in the couple’s guest book.

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Mackenzie and her father as they begin their approach down the aisle to see John.

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John waiting patiently (or maybe impatiently?) to see his beautiful bride!

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I absolutely love the look of pure joy and happiness on Mackenzie’s face as she sees John for the first time…

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…and the emotions became a little too much to handle. (P. S. Wedding photographers LOVE tears at weddings! 🙂 )

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All of he scenery and surroundings was so lush and beautiful green.

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More of the amazing lace and gorgeous detail of Mackenzie’s wedding dress.

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“The look” that every bride wants to have her groom give her as they are exchanging vows.

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With this ring, I take you to be my wife…

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The two had a lovely ceremony that was filled with so much genuine emotions.

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Laughter, tears, love, devotion…they had it all.

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Mackenzie and John’s officiant, Mary Maisey-Ireland, conducted a beautiful ceremony for them.

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And finished with a pretty passionate first kiss and dip as husband and wife.

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Take a look at the joy on everyone’s faces in this image.

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Stunning bride, gorgeous dress and beautiful flowers.

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We stole these two lovebirds and snuck away to secluded spots behind where they were having their Spearfish Canyon Lodge wedding.

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We really do love getting to spend and document those first few moments with the very new bride and groom.

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We found gorgeous light, perfect and lush greenery and avoided chiggers. (Google them…they are disgusting.)

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Take a look at this handsome and confident Disney man! LOL!

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Mackenzie truly was a stunning bride. So beautiful, girly!

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They were so naturally photogenic together and we had such a fun time with the two of them.

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More perfect light, a secluded dirt trail and newlywed passion.

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We could have photographed these guys for hours but we had to get them back to the reception where their loved ones were waiting!

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The reception details and decor was so beautifully designed and elegant. Angel and Melissa did a fantastic job!

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The centerpieces were done so well and the colors were perfect.

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Details are very easy to photograph when they are this pretty.

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We don’t see a lot of navy blue but it looked so good paired with the maroon. Loved it!

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Mackenzie and John’s rings were easy to photograph as well…John did a great job, right ladies? 🙂

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The flowers were beautiful as well (this shot was taken 30 seconds before a crazy downpour of rain!)

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Gourmet cupcakes in 5 flavors provided by Nancy’s Fancie Cupcakes ‘n Cakes!

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Mackenzie’s sisters were both HILARIOUS while delivering their maid of honors speeches!

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They also shared heartfelt words for Mackenzie and John as well.

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John’s brothers were both very funny as well!

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All four of them had the all of guests AND the newlyweds laughing.

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The first dance together for Mackenzie and John as husband and wife…

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Of course with a country wedding, a Wyoming girl and a groom with a cowboy hat there is going to be swing dancing…

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…and more country swing dancing.

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John finished with a romantic dip of his beautiful bride.

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Mackenzie and her dad shared a very special father/daughter dance together.

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John was able to share a similar moment with his mother as well.

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Mackenzie was surprised by all of her sorority sisters in attendance with a special “sorority sister’s song”.

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Mackenzie’s grandmother and mother were in the same sorority and joined in on the song. How cool is that?

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The Spearfish Canyon Lodge wedding ended with some pretty cool dancing…

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Some amazing lip syncing and bridal party dancing…

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And an adorable little one who wanted to join in on the festivities! 🙂

Rick and I were thrilled to get the opportunity to be Erin and Chase’s Little America Cheyenne wedding photographers! Their ceremony was held at the beautiful and historic St. Mary’s Cathedral in Cheyenne, Wyoming. After a trolley ride around Cheyenne, we ended up at the gorgeous Little America ballroom for the wedding reception. Emotional speeches, beautiful special dances and yummy cupcakes highlighted the evening.

Erin and Chase, we can’t thank you enough for choosing Rick and I to be your Little America Cheyenne wedding photographers! We had such a great time photographing your big day and can’t wait to see what God has in store for you in the future! Congratulations, guys!

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I try to arrive a little bit early to each wedding because I absolutely love photographing the dress, jewelry and other bridal details.

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After photographing all of those details I have plenty of time to spend with the lovely bride while she is getting ready.

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Erin was such a gorgeous bride and was so easy to photograph!

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Erin’s mom was helping her get ready for the big day and that made for some very special moments while putting the dress on.

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When Rick and I are photographing the “getting ready” we try to find dramatic lighting that will really add to the storytelling.

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Erin’s dress from Felice Bridal was stunning and black and white images like this one really show the amazing detail.

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A few more angles of the beautiful dress and the even more beautiful bride.

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We had a first look so that Erin’s father could see her for the first time in her dress. This was his reaction!

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The few final touch ups on Erin’s hair as the ceremony approaches.

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Erin and Chase’s ceremony was held at the incredible St. Mary’s Cathedral in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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The cathedral is over 100 years old and is such a beautiful place to have a wedding ceremony.

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All of the little details from the cathedral add to the overall feeling of the ceremony.

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Minutes before the ceremony the father stopped in to go over everything with Chase and his guys and give them a last minute pep talk!

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This little cutie had a LONG aisle to walk down while throwing the flower petals.

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This moment when Erin and her father enter St. Mary’s Cathedral is breathtaking, isn’t it?

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Chase’s reaction to Erin and her father coming down the aisle…

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…and Erin’s reaction to seeing here future groom at the end of the aisle.

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The very proud father of the bride shared a nice moment with Chase as he handed off Erin.

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As Little America Cheyenne wedding photographers, we get to photograph many of those ceremonies at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

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We love capturing special looks and little glances between the bride and groom during the ceremony.

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Here are a few of Chase’s groomsmen during the ceremony.

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Again, isn’t this cathedral absolutely amazing? Such a beautiful and historic building.

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We love the way that Erin is looking at Chase in this image…

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…and that way that Chase is looking at Erin here as well.

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These two are very much in love and it definitely showed during the ceremony.

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I now pronounce you husband and wife…you may kiss your new bride!

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Erin and Chase (and all of their bridal party) took a trolley ride around Cheyenne.

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The light was absolutely perfect so we had them stop at a local park for some photos!

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These two were so incredibly natural and comfortable in front of the camera that is made things super easy for us!

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We really just found great light and allowed their love and personalities to come out.

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This timeless black and white is one of our faves from the day. Don’t they look like movie stars?

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A very simple and elegant portrait of the lovely bride.

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We spent around 30 minutes with these two for the bridal portraits but easily could have spent a few hours.

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Sometimes leaving our couples alone and allowing genuine emotion to come out makes for much more natural images.

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Love the natural framing and lines of the tree limbs in this image. Again, they could be a Hollywood couple, right?

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It’s easy to document the genuine passion of newlyweds.

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Erin’s gorgeous bouquet was created by The Prairie Rose in Cheyenne.

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Chase’s shades totally make this image.

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We love Erin’s confidence to stare down the camera in this image!

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Another gorgeous and serene take of our beautiful bride.

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We feel so lucky getting to be Little America Cheyenne wedding photographers! It’s our favorite place to photograph a wedding reception!

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All of the details (even the lighting fixtures) were all so interesting.

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All of the floral pieces designed by The Prairie Rose were so creative. Carol from A-One Weddings and Events did a fantastic job not only planning but also with all the decor!

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More detail shots of all of the pretty table decor.

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Erin’s ring was one of the prettiest we have seen. So simple yet so elegant. Stunning!

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High fives all around as the bride and groom are announced at their grand entrance.

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Erin’s father gave a very heart felt and emotional toast for the new husband and wife.

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This is the same moment photographed from another angle to show Erin’s reaction to her father’s speech.

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It truly was a very special moment in an evening that was filled with them.

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The first dance as husband and wife.

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Chase would make Erin laugh throughout the day and their first dance was no exception.

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As Little America Cheyenne wedding photographers, we try to show the emotion and looks that our couples give during these moments…

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…as well as taking wide shots to show the room and environment too! It’s a very beautiful wedding venue!

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If you can’t tell we LOVE black and white images for the timeless and cinematic feel they bring!

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Here Erin and her father get to share one final moment of the day during the father/daughter dance.

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They both did a pretty good job of holding the tears back as much as they could.

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It feel like you can just FEEL the embrace in this photo, doesn’t it?

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Chase got to have a touching dance with his mother as well.

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And he made her laugh just like he made Erin laugh as well!

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Beautiful, creative and YUMMY cupcakes!

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Don’t you just love how joyful these two were throughout their day?

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Even while cutting their cake they were having such a great time!

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The evening ended with a few memorable toasts.

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The first toast came from Erin’s former basketball competitor turned maid of honor.

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It was a beautiful, funny and very heartfelt speech.

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Chase’s best man followed with his own amazing toast.

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You can tell by their faces that Erin and Chase really enjoyed it.

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Congratulations, guys! It was an honor being your Little America Cheyenne wedding photographers! 🙂

After getting to spend so much time with Darian and Aunders during their engagement session, Rick and I were even more excited for their Marian H Rochelle Gateway Center wedding! As Christians, Darian and Aunders’ faith on God and love for Jesus is the most important thing to them, and it definitely showed as they shared a very beautiful and Godly ceremony at Laramie Valley Chapel. We were blessed with a gorgeous Wyoming summer day and found the prettiest aspen tree grove for bridal portraits of Darian and Aunders. And finally, what would a Marian H Rochelle Gateway Center wedding be without an elegant wedding reception?! It’s truly a beautiful and perfect spot for a wedding reception!

Darian and Aunders, thank you so much for trusting us to document your big day! Rick and I appreciate you both so much! We love your great senses of humor, we love your kindness and generosity, we love how you treat each other and most importantly…we love that you both LOVE Jesus and want to share that with others! Rick and I will be praying for you both and can’t wait to see what God has in store for you both!

MARIAN H ROCHELLE GATEWAY CENTER WEDDINGLove that Darian was surrounded by friends who wanted to help her get ready!

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Darian’s earrings and her getting ready gown were absolutely gorgeous!

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All of her girls in the bridal party had the exact same beautiful getting ready dresses as Darian.

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Her girls did a fantastic job of helping her to get ready for the big day.

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Isn’t the detail on the back of Darian’s wedding dress from A Day To Remember Bridal absolutely gorgeous?

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LOVE this moment when Darian’s grandmother put this family heirloom bracelet on the beautiful bride’s wrist.

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Aunders was the very definition of composure as he got ready for the wedding.

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Calm, cool , collected and very stylish.

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Darian and Aunders chose to have their ceremony at Laramie Valley Chapel in Laramie, Wyoming.

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The church was the perfect setting for these two to exchange vows to each other.

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You can almost feel the anticipation in this image as Aunders awaits his bride coming down the aisle.

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Darian’s dad walked her down the aisle. She began by sharing a special moment with him…

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…and then turned her attention to her future husband waiting for her at the altar.

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Another look at the beautiful detail work on the back of Darian’s wedding dress.

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We’ve mentioned it many times, but there is something really special about the “look” couples give each other during the ceremony.

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The architecture in Laramie Valley Chapel is incredible! (We are extremely biased as this is our home church!)

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WE love Darian. She was such a stunning bride. And again, you can almost FEEL her emotion in this photo.

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Her bridesmaids could feel the emotion of a beautiful ceremony as well.

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Darian and Aunders’ pastor did a fantastic job of sharing the Gospel at the ceremony and defining the biblical roles of marriage.

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Love this candid shot of one of the guests doing her best to document the occasion.

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Aunders’ groomsmen during the ceremony. What a great group of guys.

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Darian’s sense of humor is perfect! We learned how funny she is during her engagement session and loved it during her ceremony as well!

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Darian and Aunders are both Christians who wanted their ceremony to be all about Jesus! Amen!

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Love, love love that these two made it a priority to pray together as they began their life together as one.

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The happy couple being announced for the very first time as husband and wife!

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Summertime in Wyoming is beautiful. We were blessed with perfect weather and gorgeous sunshine.

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Darian’s humor was our secret weapon during bridal pictures. We could leave these two alone and their chemistry would shine through.

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The is something incredibly special about spending time with newlyweds right after they are married.

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The handsome groom beaming on his wedding day.

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Darian has a special way of being able to stare down the camera in a way that is both beautiful and confident.

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More beauty from summer in Wyoming and a very happy couple!

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One of the most important aspects of being a wedding photographer is helping make your clients comfortable in front of the camera. These two really didn’t need much help at all.

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A lovely bride, a handsome groom and a pretty, winding path through a back lit aspen grove? Yes, please! 🙂

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The romance created by these two literally jumps out of EVERY photo!

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Darian, you were so beautiful, both on the inside and out. 🙂

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We could have spent hours photographing these two, but we had to get them back for the Marian H Rochelle Gateway Center wedding!

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Aunders did a fantastic job choosing Darian’s ring, right ladies?

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Darian’s amazing floral arrangements were created by…her mom! Soooo creative, Tish!

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Receptions at each and every Marian H Rochelle Gateway Center wedding we photograph are so elegant.

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Love how Tish and Darian chose to style the details and decor at the reception!

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Of course such generous and thoughtful people like Darian and Aunders (and their families) would have thank you bags filled with COOKIES for all guests.

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Powder River, Let ‘Er Buck! Go Cowboys!

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Aunders’ guys all gave a toast and gave us the dirt on the groom!

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Darian’s ladies all stood up and gave beautiful toasts for her as well.

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Will you all please raise your glass…

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…to celebrate the new Mr. and Mrs. Hallsten!

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Darian’s mom, Tish, gave a beautiful toast for her oldest daughter.

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Aunders’ mom gave a special toast for him and his new wife as well.

MARIAN H ROCHELLE GATEWAY CENTER WEDDINGLove this laugh from Darian during the first dance!

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First dance together as husband and wife. On a side note, we love the symmetry of the room when photographing a Marian H Rochelle Gateway Center wedding!

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The romance and chemistry again between these two…

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Darian and Aunders also chose to focus on some fun for their first dance.

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Rick and I have a daughter. He looks forward to experiencing this moment one day. Congratulations, Murray. 🙂

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Dancing, singing and having an all out great time!

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The mother and son dance is always a special moment as well.

 

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When Rachel and Dyllon first contacted us to be their Casper Wyoming wedding photographers, they mentioned that they were having a very intimate backyard wedding. Rick and I couldn’t wait! We LOVE how every wedding we photograph is so unique and different and Rachel and Dyllon’s day was amazing! It included everything from Dyllon’s wooden bow tie to Rachel’s handmade, crocheted bouquet reception details and even fresh baked cookies and ice cold milk! All is a beautiful and intimate backyard setting!

Rachel and Dyllon, thank you so much for allowing us to document your big day! We appreciate you both so much and genuinely had so much fun with two! Rick and I laughed until our stomachs hurt! We wish you both all the best and can’t wait to see what married life has in store for you!

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Isn’t black and white so timeless when it comes to candid getting ready shots?

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We absolutely loved all of the SPARKLE on Rachel’s showed off on her big day! Who doesn’t love Betsey Johnson!

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The lovely bride beginning her day…”getting ready” is one of our favorite parts of the day to photograph.

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As Casper Wyoming wedding photographers, our job is to provide timeless photography; doesn’t Rachel looks so beautiful here?

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These ladies did such a fantastic job getting Rachel prepared for the big day and were so helpful throughout the entire day!

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Isn’t Rachel’s necklace absolutely stunning?

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Dyllon is fashionable guy, a music teacher and has one of the coolest tattoos ever to show that passion.

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Like many of our grooms, Dyllon chose to rock a bow tie for the big day.

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But his bow tie was quite a bit different than any other bow tie we have seen or photographed…

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A wooden bow tie with musical notes engraved in it? Seriously? Is this not the coolest thing you’ve seen in a long time?

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The anxious groom patiently waiting for his beautiful bride to walk down the aisle.

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Rachel had both her mom and dad walk her down the aisle!

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Rick and I take pride in naturally capturing all of the different emotions of the day; Dyllon had the best laugh!

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As Casper Wyoming wedding photographers, we get to photograph many different weddings. This intimate, backyard affair was a favorite! Retractable Roof Systems Melbourne provided all the necessary outdoor accessories for the wedding

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Both Rachel and Dyllon wrote their own vows which made for a very fun and romantic ceremony.

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I absolutely LOVE the way Dyllon is looking at Rachel as she recites her vows to him.

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That laugh. Dyllon had the most animated and genuine laugh we have ever seen. It was contagious!

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With this ring…I Dyllon, take you Rachel, to be my wife…

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Rachel was every bit as smitten and in love with her groom as he was with her. Magical.

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There was so much joy and laughter throughout their entire day!

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Dyllon and his fellas. This group definitely knew how to laugh and have a great time.

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Can you just feel all of the drama, personality and all around sass coming through this photo of Rachel and her girls?

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The very best part of being Casper Wyoming wedding photographers is getting to take newlyweds out for creative bridal portraits!

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When two people love each other as much as these two do, our task of capturing that emotion is pretty easy.

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Seriously can’t get over just how fashionable and amazing Dyllon and Rachel look here!

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This is how our whole day went with Rachel and Dyllon; Rick and Dyllon were joking non-stop and our entire time was so much fun!

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Recipe for a great wedding image: Beautiful Bride + Gorgeous Dress + Perfect Sunlight = Amazingly Stunning Bridal Portrait.

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Rachel definitely had the confidence to stare down the camera.

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And she looked so amazing in her individual bridal portrait that we decided to add Dyllon to that photo as well.

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More of the genuine emotion and true love that these guys share for one another.

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We secretly think Dyllon was intentionally posing with his right arm forward to show his awesome tattoo. 🙂

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Rick and I absolutely ADORE the timeless look and feel of black and white photography! Did you know we have our own “recipe” for our black and white images?

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This is Rachel’s gorgeous ring on one of the many crocheted details from the reception.

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How cool and unique is the detail at the altar? This was all created by hand by Rachel and her friends…

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Another close-up look at the beauty and detail of everything that these ladies created. Absolutely stunning.

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Yes, there were even crocheted flowers that they created for the big day.

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Every single one of the hand made details added to very intimate feel of their back yard wedding.

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We could absolutely feel all of Rachel’s style and taste everywhere we looked. Is was truly amazing to see it all!

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Lawn games such as Giant Jenga and Giant Dice kept the kiddos busy and having fun as well!

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The fact that Rachel; hand crocheted her bouquet still blows our minds; not sure this photo truly shows how amazing it was!

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Introducing, for the first time as husband and wife…Mr. and Mrs. Boyer!

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Rachel’s dad gave a beautiful and heartfelt toast for his daughter.

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Her matron of honor shared many funny stories from their past as well!

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We’ve mentioned this several times, but we LOVE hearing the stories of the bride and groom during toasts!

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These two were so romantic and too cute throughout the entire day.

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Another angle and look of the toast from Rachel’s matron of honor.

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Cheers to the lovely bride and groom.

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We were blessed with gorgeous sunlight for Rachel and Dyllon’s first dance.

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Again, Rachel looking stunning during her first dance with Dyllon.

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Pure and absolute joy to be married to each other!

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Is it weird to compliment these guys as the most symmetrical dancers ever? 🙂

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Rachel and Dyllon cut the most incredible looking cheesecake…

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…and no, it wasn’t hand crocheted by Rachel. LOL! 🙂

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Wedding guests got to enjoy fresh baked cookies and ice cold milk!!!!

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Rachel and her dad shared several moments during the father daughter dance.

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Their dance was beautifully choreographed from start to finish…

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…and was a joy to document. We are so blessed to get to be Casper Wyoming wedding photographers.

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Dyllon’s dance with his mom was NOT choreographed at all; total free style fun!

 

We had the most amazing time photographing Jennifer and Cody’s Glenrock Wyoming wedding! As we pulled up to Grants Ranch, which was the site of the wedding for the day, the first thing we saw was a giant red barn. If you are a wedding photographer and the first thing you see is a GIANT RED BARN, you immediately thank God because you just know it is going to be a great day! After spending an hour fishing and laughing non-stop during Jennifer and Cody’s engagement session, we also knew just how much fun we would be having with these two on their wedding day as well.

Jennifer and her sister got ready in the lower level of the barn. Combine a beautiful bride in a stunning bridal gown with gorgeous light in the middle of an amazing barn…and you pretty much have a photographer’s dream! All we had to do was not screw this thing up, right? Jennifer didn’t know at the time, but her sister had planned for them to be picked up at the barn in a horse and carriage. The two of them were then driven to the outdoor ceremony area.

Jennifer was walked down the aisle by her brother and sister and as soon as she exited the carriage and turned the corner she locked eyes with Cody, staring at him the whole way down the aisle. Their intimate ceremony was officiated by their home “cowboy pastor” from the Happy Jack Country Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming. After a beautiful ceremony, Rick and I had the chance to take the new bride and groom back the the barn for their bridal portraits. We, as always, chased the good light and focused on just how natural Jennifer and Cody are and just how much they love each other. And if we haven’t mentioned it enough already, this Glenrock Wyoming wedding had a giant red barn for us to use for photos.

The day ended with a small country reception that was filled with thoughtful and rustic details. Not only did Jennifer and Cody serve doughnuts instead of cake, they had a NACHO BAR for their guests! Have you ever had beef brisket nachos? If you have net, you HONESTLY need to add this to your bucket list ASAP!

Jennifer and Cody, we appreciate you both so much! Thanks for your amazing senses of humor! Thanks for having us document this incredible day for you! Thanks for making God and His Word such a large part of your ceremony! And, thanks for being so thoughtful and accommodating to everyone on your wedding day. You guys are the best! 🙂

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This beautiful and rustic Glenrock Wyoming wedding took place on the gorgeous Grants Ranch.

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Our bride Jennifer’s style and jewelry were absolutely perfect.

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The gown that Jennifer chose from The Bridal Collection was absolutely stunning!

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What would a Glenrock Wyoming wedding be without a beautiful bride getting ready in a rustic old barn?

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Jennifer and Cody’s details were also perfectly chosen for their big day.

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The lovely bride was surprised by her sister and was brought down to the ceremony in a horse and carriage!

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What a great make to make an “entrance” to your wedding!

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Our bride Jennifer was walked down the aisle by her brother and sister and locked eyes with Cody the entire way.

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Jennifer is one of the funniest brides we’ve ever had; her sense of humor is incredible!

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This picture perfectly represents an outdoor, rustic Glenrock Wyoming wedding!

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Jennifer and Cody had their home pastor from Happy Jack Country Church in Cheyenne on hand to marry them.

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We love being able to document intimate weddings where friends and family are such a large part of the day.

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It also incredible hearing a self described “old cowboy baptist preacher” sharing the Gospel during the ceremony!

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Cody kept trying to steal a look at his bride as the pastor was going through the ceremony.

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We definitely enjoyed both the simplicity and intimacy during Jennifer and Cody’s entire ceremony.

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When God gives us a giant, amazing red barn and two people who love each other SO much our job is super easy!

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We even had the opportunity to venture inside the amazing red barn for some romantic bridal photos.

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The light inside the barn was stunning and completely worked for these two!

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Love the genuine smile Cody has here; the look of a very happy groom.

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The outside of the barn was obviously picturesque as well and Jennifer and Cody were basically posing themselves.

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Another look at the amazing light inside the barn. Isn’t Jennifer and her dress absolutely stunning here?

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We were seriously in love with every aspect and detail of Jennifer’s wedding dress.

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We probably could have photographed inside and outside this barn for hours! Haha!

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How beautiful is this bouquet from Marvel Floral Art in Casper Wyoming? (And again, THAT dress!)

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Did we mention just how much we loved Jennifer’s thoughtful rustic details?

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LOVED the creativity in this cake from Kick ‘m Up Kottage Katering! (Not shown, but the Brisket Nachos were Ah-mazing!)

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Jennifer’s ring just had to be photographed on the flaking red barnwood paint, right?

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A few more of the details…we obviously like them a little bit.

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What is the perfect dessert at a Glenrock Wyoming wedding with a stunning red barn? Doughnuts.

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Another look at the beautiful bouquet from Marvel Floral Art.

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So many interesting things to photograph during Jennifer and Cody’s reception…

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…the reception felt just like you would imagine an intimate barn wedding.

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Capturing one of these little, fleeting moments is one of our favorite things about wedding photography!

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The happy newlyweds enjoying their first dance together as husband and wife.

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Another angle of the happy couple’s first dance.

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It was a shame that Jennifer and Cody had to cut into such a piece of art but…the guests needed cake (and doughnuts).

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Friends and family couldn’t wait to get out on the dance floor to show their best moves.

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What a wonderful ending to a perfect, fairy tale day!

 

Photographing Tori and Ryan’s Coors Field wedding was an absolute dream come true for Rick and I! Our entire Osborne family are huge Rockies fans! And we are even bigger fans of wedding photography and especially Tori and Ryan so we knew this day would be amazing!

Tori and Ryan each began their big day by getting ready in private suites that overlooked Coors Field. These two wanted to have an intimate moment before the ceremony and chose to have a first look in the privacy of the Rockies’ dugout. For the ceremony itself, Tori and Ryan actually exchanged their vows at home plate as several of their closest friends and family watched from the premium seats behind home plate. What a fantastic idea, right?

For the creative bridal portraits of Tori and Ryan, we had the opportunity to go anywhere in the ballpark we liked. We were excited to be able to take these two lovebirds all over Coors Field; in the stadium seats above the Rockies’ dugout, down the right field corner below the MLB scoreboard, in the fountains behind center field, at the very top of Coors Field, etc. Because Tori and Ryan are both baseball fans, getting to take their bridal formals in a Major League Baseball stadium was the perfect backdrop for them.

Tori and Ryan, thanks so much for trusting us to document such an important day for the two of you. We think the world of you guys! Tori, it doesn’t seem like that long ago we were photographing you and all those lucky little ones with the Healthy Pokes program. We will be praying and wish you both all of the best in the future!

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Tori and Ryan’s Coors Field wedding was one of the most unique weddings we’ve ever photographed!

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Coors Field is one of the prettiest baseball parks in all of Major League Baseball.

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The architecture and lines of the ballpark at this Coors Field wedding was so interesting!

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There were so many interesting places to photograph Tori’s dress…

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…and it definitely helps when photographing her details that the bride was a Colorado Rockies fan!

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Tori getting ready for her big day in a special suite a the field with all of her girls.

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Ryan and all of his guys had their own suite to get ready in as well!

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The suite that Ryan was getting ready in included a fantastic view of the field!

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Imagine getting to have your first look in the dugout at Coors Field! Amazing right?!

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Ryan loved getting to see his beautiful bride for the first time on her dress!

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Getting to use the entire ballpark for photos was a huge blessing for this Coors Field wedding! Here are Tori and her girls…

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…and Ryan and his guys having a fun time in the Rockies’ dugout.

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What a great looking bridal party!

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Tori’s dad walking her out of the umpire’s tunnel and down the aisle to home plate for the ceremony.

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You can see the pure joy and happiness in Tori’s dad’s smile as they walk down the aisle.

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Ryan;s reaction to his beautiful bride is priceless!

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A few last words of love and encouragement shared by dad on the way down the aisle.

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Another angle of the very proud father…

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Look at this view! Did you know you can get married at HOME PLATE for a Coors Field wedding? Incredible.

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Tori was absolutely stunning on this day; such a beautiful bride.

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How many grooms wouldn’t want their new bride to look at them like this during their vows?

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And the same for how Ryan is looking at Tori in this image.

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I now declare you husband and wife…

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…Ryan you may now kiss your lovely bride!

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We were blessed to literally have the WHOLE entire empty baseball stadium to take Tori and Ryan’s photos in!

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The empty ballpark was actually a very romantic setting for Tori and Ryan’s Coors Field wedding!

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Ryan was incredibly stylish for his day complete with matching Colorado Rockies socks!

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FIRE UP THE FOUNTAINS, SHE’S GONE! 

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The gardens behind the center field wall were amazing! We searched for home run balls but came up empty!

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Gorgeous light in the gardens behind the center field wall of a MLB stadium? Yes, please.

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We even took these two newlyweds to the very top of Coors Field.

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Of course Tori’s bouquet was purple for her favorite team…GO ROCKIES!

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Tori and Ryan looking absolutely amazing in this timeless black and white portrait.

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At a Coors Field wedding you can check last night’s baseball scores AND kiss your new bride or husband! 😉

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The view from the very top of the stadium was breathtaking…and probably a cheap ticket too!

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Touring the stadium we also found the memorabilia from when Nolan hit a game winning HR for the cycle on Father’s Day!

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The Wells Fargo Club is a perfect spot to have your wedding reception at Coors Field.

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Again, with a fantastic view of the entire field!

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Is it even possible to attend a baseball game and not have Cracker Jacks? How about personalized Cracker Jacks for your wedding?

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Tori’s ring is absolutely gorgeous; great job, Ryan!

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The day was so busy taking these two all over Coors Field that we all barely had time for cake.

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Cup and drink holder or beautiful purple bouquet holder?

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Hearing Tori and Ryan’s tell stories about them was definitely a highlight of the day.

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Toasts from the maid of honor and best man are some of our favorite moments from every wedding.

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Raise your glasses in a toast for the bride and groom!

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Apparently we did find time for these two to cut and enjoy their wedding cake together!

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The first dance as husband and wife. In the Wells Fargo Club. At Coors Field. Pretty incredible.

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Ryan sharing a moment with his mom during the mother and son dance.

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And Tori getting share a similar moment with her dad.

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The evening concluded with open dancing at the party…

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…and a gorgeous sunset as a perfect bookend to a storybook day.

Rick and I were so excited have the opportunity to be Brook and Casey’s Casper WY wedding photographers! These two love birds had a beautiful ceremony at the Prince of Peace Lutheran church in Casper, WY followed by a fun an emotional wedding reception at the Wolcott Galleria. When we had last seen Brook and Casey, they were helping to pull Rick and I out of a giant snow bank we had gotten our car horribly stuck in. What a great way to build a little rapport right before their engagement session, right?

One thing that really stood out to us on Brook and Casey’s wedding day was just how many great friends and family they had in each of their bridal parties. Throughout the entire day, both Brook’s ladies and Casey’s fellas did absolutely anything they all could to make the day go as smoothly as possible. It was obvious and apparent how important the bride and groom were to them. And after spending the entire day with Brook and Casey, we can definitely see why their friends and family adore them!

We were also blessed with gorgeous sunlight for the bridal images of Brook and Casey! As Casper WY wedding photographers, our task to create amazing and timeless wedding images becomes much easier when combing a beautiful bride and handsome groom with a gorgeous sunlit natural area. The more we left these two alone and encouraged them to be “in the moment” with each other, the more magic we were able to capture between the two of them. Brook and Casey really did make our job so easy!

Brook and Casey, thank you both so much for giving Rick and I this opportunity to document such an important day for you. We were honored to be there and genuinely enjoyed spending the day with you and your families. You guys were so easy to work with and we had a fantastic time! We will be praying for you as you begin this new journey together!

casper wy wedding photographersHow amazing is Brook’s incredible dress from The Bridal Collection?casper wy wedding photographersBrook’s gorgeous earrings were such a beautiful compliment to her dress!
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Brook getting the finishing touches put on her hair…

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Her makeup for the big day was so beautifully done by the very talented Holly Bartz.

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Brook’s mom and sister putting the dress on…black and white photography is so timeless when storytelling!

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Such a beautiful bride!

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Not many grooms can rock a white on white tie and shirt combo…Casey certainly did!

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That tie flip?!?

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Casey surrounded himself with the best groomsmen who helped him out the entire day.

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There is this MOMENT when the doors open and the bride and her dad enter that makes everyone’s hearts stop!

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Casey’s reaction to that MOMENT when the doors open and he sees his beautiful bride for the first time…

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Every dad in the world dreams of the day when he gets to walk his little girl down the aisle to meet the man of her dreams.

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Look at how many bridesmaids and groomsmen these two had on their wedding day!

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A beautiful and intimate ceremony…

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Documenting such a lovely ceremony makes our job easy as Casper WY wedding photographers!

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The happy couple about to be pronounced husband and wife…

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Introducing, for the first time as husband and wife…Mr. and Mrs. Casey Schell!

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We love when friends and family fill the sides and blow bubbles when the couple is exiting!

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Casey had a very tight group of groomsmen that took care of anything he needed throughout the day.

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Brook’s ladies were equally helpful and amazing to her!

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What an elegant and fashionable newlywed couple, right?

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Brook looks like a movie star in another timeless black and white!

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We had such an incredible time with these two love birds!

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You can definitely FEEL the love and emotion is this photo…

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It was obvious that these two were head over heels in love with each other!

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Brook truly was such a beautiful and elegant bride. Not too hard at all for Casper WY wedding photographers to capture it!

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These guys and the connection they have to each other made our day SO easy to document!

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AH-mazing flowers by the talented folks at Keefe’s Flowers in Casper WY.

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The details and decor for Brook and Casey’s big day were amazing.

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More beautiful details from the beautiful reception at one of our favorite venues, the Wolcott Galleria!

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How incredible is this cake from Frosted Tops?

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Every last detail, even the head table, was planned immaculately!

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Not only did these cakes from Frosted Tops LOOK amazing, they tasted even better!

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We also absolutely loved the colors that Brook and Casey chose for their wedding day.

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Casey did a pretty good job picking out this gorgeous ring, right?

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The Wolcott Galleria really is such a unique and beautifully historic place to have your wedding.

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Brook’s sister going over her Maid of Honor speech with her mom right before her toast…

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The wait staff making sure that everyone has champagne for the evening’s toasts.

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Brook listening intently to every word…

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…of her father’s speech during toasts. What a great mix of humor and emotion!

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As Casper WY wedding photographers, we are so fortunate to get to document such amazing moments!

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Please raise your glass for the new bride and groom…

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Casey’s best man did a fantastic job with his speech as well.

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The first dance together as husband and wife…

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We fell in love with the twinkle lights and romance in this timeless black and white image!

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That connection AGAIN with these two!

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The other moment that every dad dreams of…the father and daughter dance with his little girl!

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Brook and her dad were able to share such a beautiful dance together!

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Casey and his mother had their own special moment to share together. We LOVE the emotion of a wedding day!

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The very proud and happy mother of the groom…

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Another special moment between Casey and his mother.

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It was a shame to cut into the beautiful cake but it was so yummy!

Rick and I were so happy to photograph Elena & Adam’s Fort Collins LDS Temple Sealing. We have known Elena’s sweet family for years now, beginning with photographing her sister Brindisi’s big day! When their momma emailed to let us know that Elena was engaged we were thrilled when she asked us if we would like to photograph for them once again.

I am not going to start off this post not by telling you how amazing their Fort Collins LDS Temple sealing was (and it was AH-MAZE-ING just so you know). Instead I am going to blow your mind for a moment by telling you that our uber talented bride Elena MADE HER OWN WEDDING DRESS. That’s right, that gorgeous tea length gown she is wearing? She created it from nothing, with her own two hands. I am so so so in love with the style she chose, the beautiful fabric she crafted it from and the way she bravely decided to take on the task of not buying the perfect dress, but making it! Ok I digress we can now absolutely move on to all the wonderful details that surrounded their day. Just had to get it out there though, SHE MADE HER OWN DRESS. Wowza that’s gutsy!

When we arrived at the Fort Collins LDS Temple to photograph Elena & Adam’s sealing to wildflowers galore in full bloom! A gorgeous full flowing fountain stood in the middle of the grounds and it filled the air with the sound of trickling water. Their friends and family eagerly awaited the happy couple making their temple exit and emerging to celebrate!

After their exit and many hugs from family and friends to congratulate them it was on to photos. We photographed family and bridal party on the Fort Collins LDS temple grounds then headed to Lory State Park for their bridal formals.

These two lovebirds let us march them up mountains, walk them through the pines and got lost in each other among the sagebrush. What really struck us was how natural they were. Elena would just beam and smile so big when Adam got close. Adam being the gentleman that he is carries her gorgeous shoes every time we switched locations, giving her tired feet a rest. Photographing them was easy, they were not only in love but you could also tell they were amazing friends.

When we had our fill of the mountains we headed to Boulder, CO for their reception. The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art was the PERFECT backdrop for their celebration. What started as a Fort Collins LDS Temple Sealing ended as a trendy and artistic reception in a complete other city! They decorated with tiny twinkle lights, some of the most beautiful flowers we’ve ever seen and inspiring art that just made you feel creative and inspired!

Italian sodas served with vintage golden straws were such a cute idea! We also loved that for their first dance they chose a song from Disney’s The Lion King. What a unique and personal way to make their night so ‘them’. Surrounded by friends and family these two celebrated in style and made their grand exit surrounded by SPARKLERS!

Adam & Elena, thank you for having us. It was a pleasure to work with you and help you to capture such an important day. We cannot wait to see what amazing things are in your future!

fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingThe colorful wildflowers on the grounds during their Fort Collins LDS Temple Sealing were just BEAUTIFUL!

fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingLoved the fountain there are the Fort Collins LDS Temple, the relaxing sound of trickling water just FILLED the air!fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingEmerging to celebrate with family & friends who had been eagerly waiting outside…fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingLove how in this photo Elena is looking back at Adam to see HIS reaction…fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingTheir bridal party also happened to be close family. Aren’t her colors just so classic and timeless?fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingThat dress though! Hand made by our bride, isn’t that absolutely amazing! Classic bridal formal from their Fort Collin LDS Temple Sealing!fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingElena’s engagement ring so both vintage and unique, loved the styling of all her accessories!fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingBeautiful sun washed portrait of the newlyweds!fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingOur Bride’s bouquet was absolutely stunning! The colors and the textures, oh my!fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingLove how radiant and confident Elena is in this photo.fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingWhat kind of WY wedding photographers would we be if we didn’t get a bit of sagebrush into their photos lol. Loved the layering here…fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingThe CUTEST thing about this montage by far is the fact that Adam is carrying Elena’s shoes for her!fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingDon’t they just look amazingly happy together?fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingWhenever Adam would lean in close, Elena would get this amazing beaming smile. Love often he would softly kiss her forehead.fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingCover of BRIDES Magazine anyone? What an absolutely lovely bride Elena was!fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingThe Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art made the perfect reception location! It was such a wonderful compliment to their Fort Collins LDS Temple Sealing. What a beautiful day they planned!fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingIsn’t their floral table decor to die for? The tiny twinkle lights were so fun to use in these images.fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingCan I just drink absolutely everything through a gold straw? Love the stylish touches here…fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingTheir elegant wedding cake and again with the amazing floral! Dying over here…fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingElena’s father greeting the guests and toasting the happy couple.fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingBeautiful moment during the father daughter dance…fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingAdam and his mother enjoying their mother son dance. I was so touched by how amazingly proud she is of her son.fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingAdam and Elena underneath the twinkle lights for their first dance.fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingLove how lost in the moment these two were the entire day!fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingThey chose a song from Disney’s The Lion King for their dance. How unique!fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingPlayful cutting of the wedding cake…fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingWhen your ring is so stunning you’ve GOT to show it off right?!fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingGuests enjoying the reception. Pictured above is also the groom’s father enjoying a traditional family dance with Adam’s sister.fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingExiting their reception to a trail of sparklers held by family & friends…fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingWhat a beautiful end to the most perfect night!fort-collins-lds-temple-sealingBelieve it or not this photo was taken AFTER all the evenings activities had wrapped up and the Bride & Groom had ‘left’ We spotted these amazing lights next door at the Boulder Tea House and asked them to come out for just one more shot!

Rick and I are so happy to be sharing a wonderful Snowy Range Lodge wedding with you here on the blog. We have long wanted to photograph at this gorgeous venue and Katie + Tyler gave us that opportunity. This laid back, down home, country wedding was an absolute pleasure to photograph!

The day began with Katie getting ready here in Laramie with her maid of honor and her mother. She wore a beautiful Alfred Angelo dress that she had custom tailored to show off her wedding BOOTS! It was so unique to have the getting ready process be so intimate and relaxed. Normally our brides are surrounded by all the hustle and bustle 8 bridesmaids and groomsman can bring but Katie was able to get dressed when she wanted to, grab a snack, sit and chat with her best friend and never feel rushed or behind.

We then made the trip to St Albans Chapel just outside of Centennial, WY where we were greeted by the smell of amazing summer wildflowers! It was such a treat to see the look of love on Tyler’s face as Katie was walked down the aisle by her wonderful Momma. These two exchanged heart felt vows in front of all their friends and family and amidst the beauty of the Snowy Mountain Range.

After that we headed back down the mountain for this Snowy Range Lodge wedding to their rockin reception. We absolutely loved this quaint mountain venue. Nestled in mountain greenery you can just barely see their fantastic sign. Driving up to the lodge itself you are just SURROUNDED with mountain majesty. There is a lovely lake complete with lounge chairs to sit and relax or you could chit chat with the other guests on the rustic wrap around lodge porch. But what would a Snowy Range Lodge wedding be without rustic western decor? Wood slab centerpieces topped with candles covered in fresh green moss. Sun flower topped cupcakes were exquisitely delicious and their custom bird cake topped was adorable. We loved their seed packet wedding favors and those twinkle lights just SPARKLED!

Heart felt speeches gave way to touching dances and our dream of photographing a Snowy Range Lodge wedding was made complete by this amazing couple!

Katie + Tyler, we SO enjoyed our time with you two! Your day was perfect and we were thrilled to have gotten to help you remember it through photos!

Here are a few of our favorite images from their day:

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Today on the blog we are featuring Kaylee + Daniel’s STUNNING Three Crowns Golf Club Wedding. If you are from Casper you are no doubt aware there are some beautiful places to play golf there, even you can enjoy with an incredible flightscope simulator, you can track your ball, the ball’s entire trajectory is tracked even after it has been launched. One of which is the amazing Three Crowns Gold Club. What you may NOT have known however is recently they started offering the option to have your wedding there. With gorgeous mountain views, excellent staff and an intimate reception area complete with a spacious outdoor deck we could totally see why these two love birds chose this venue for their big day.

This couple has some serious style. We absolutely adored Kaylee’s baby breath headpiece but not as much as that AMAZING dress! WOW! Not to be outdone though Daniel looked so dapper in a modern and luxurious suit that complimented his bride so well. Love how their images tell the story of their awesome bridal party who were not only there to help with their wedding and in support of them but also kept them laughing and having fun the entire day.

They were blessed with a beautiful day for their Three Crowns Golf Club wedding and the sun was just perfect during their outdoor ceremony. If there is one thing we LOVE as wedding photographers it is gorgeous light. We took full advantage of every last drop during their emotion filled ceremony as well as their bridal formals. It was a blast exploring the most picturesque spots on the property and Kaylee was a trooper for pushing through the incredible wind! You wouldn’t have been able to tell it was windy however as these two just look absolutely lost in one another don’t they?

What is a Three Crowns Golf Club wedding without incredible decor. Their breathtaking floral accents looked amazing on their modern style cake that was so elegantly topped with fresh macaroons. You can’t help but smile as you view this set. Seems like Kaylee + Daniel are always smiling, often laughing and truly enjoying one of the best days of their lives. Both Kaylee + Daniel are very involved in their sorority and fraternity and we just love how they included a few Greek traditions into their reception. For these they took advantage of the spacious outdoor patio, a big perk for Three Crown Golf Club weddings!

Kaylee + Daniel, thank you for letting us be a small part of your BIG day. You can just feel the tremendous amount of love and support that surround you two and we have no doubt you are in for an amazing future together.

As always here are a few of our faves:
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Washington, DC is one of the most beautiful places in our great country. Not only are you surrounded by gorgeous architecture but those cherry blossoms! Wow now when they are in full bloom that is the stuff heavenly dreams are made of! This is where Angela and Drew call home and they had a BIG task in front of them when they started looking for a place EVEN MORE beautiful than their own wonderful city. Looking for wide open spaces, majestic rocky mountains and drawn to the elegant regal accommodations these two decided to say I DO at the always wonderful Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park, CO. Although we call Wyoming home when someone is looking for an Estes Park wedding photographer a lot of times they will come across our information. This is because of how we love working there, have photographed EVERYWHERE and might as well make it officially our second home. I grew up in Colorado. Because of this I am kind of a mountain snob, but snow covered peaks in Estes Park literally bring tears to my eyes. What a romantic, unique and breathtaking place for a wedding.

Angela & Drew have a great sense of style. Loved photographing all their details. Simple, classic, elegant and by the way I might as well just tell you now how absolutely in love with her wedding flats I was lol! Her dress was a showstopper for sure and her hair and makeup were so natural and lovely. Their wedding color palette was full of greys and pinks and sea foam green – ADORE! The ceremony was fantastic and it was amazing to see just how many friends and family they had in attendance. Many times when we photograph elopement it is just the closest friends, the immediate family etc. These two are well loved and their wedding was so well attended.

Our job isn’t to terribly difficult right? We photograph people in love on one of the best days of their lives. There was just something about Angela and Drew that made our job so INCREDIBLY easy. The more we left them along, gave them space and let them just BE with one another… FIREWORKS! They were so natural in front of our camera and even now looking back over their images they are just so filled with love and passion. Doesn’t every bride want her groom to look at her the way Drew gazes at Angela? Shouldn’t ever kiss linger and every embrace tighten?

Their reception was a blast and the first dance that they enjoyed as husband and wife was a real treat for the guests. Heartfelt toasts by good friends and just celebrating the happy couple went on well into the night. Under the stars and twinkle lights this Estes Park wedding photographer couldn’t help but just feel overwhelmingly thankful that we get to work with couples like them.

Angela and Drew thank you for choosing Ardent to be your Estes Park wedding photographer. We loved our time with you! Congratulations, you will be in our prayers and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for you!

As always a few of our favorite moments and details from their day:

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Angela’s shoes were so delicate and lovely, Flats can be boring but these were anything but!

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Here is our lovely bride having her makeup done in the fantastic getting ready room at Della Terra Mountain Chateau. Loved her classic glamour look.

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Here you can see the delicate lace detail on the boddess of her dress. So lovely!

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We may be a bit biased but Angela really chose the most wonderful pieces of jewelry for their big day. Simple and elegant was a theme these two carried throughout.

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Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park allows their grooms to spend their last few minutes before the ceremony in a luxurious theater room. What a fantastic place to get ready!

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Drew looking distinguished and dapper as he puts the finishing touches on his wedding attire.

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A great intimate detail shot of our groom fixing his cuff links.

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What an entrance! As an Estes Park wedding photographer, we LOVE ceremonies at this gorgeous venue. Seeing the bride emerge from hiding and make her way down that long path is so breathtaking!

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Our groom, Drew, as he awaits his beautiful bride making her way down the aisle.

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Love this shot taken with Drew’s viewpoint in mind.

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Angela was such a beautiful bride, love this stolen look at her groom as she approaches the altar

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Doesn’t every groom want a photo of their bride looking at them JUST LIKE THIS?

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Stolen glances are one of our favorite things to capture as an Estes Park wedding photographer. A single moment, frozen in time.

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Our bride reciting her wedding vows to her groom during their outdoor mountain ceremony.

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Their wedding officiant delivering an exceptional speech about the power behind what these wedding rings represent.

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ADORE the delicate way Drew is holding Angela’s hand after placing her wedding band upon her finger.

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First kiss as husband and wife, GORGEOUSLY set in front of that amazing Rocky Mountain Estes Park background!

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Bride with her bridesmaids in gorgeous pastel wedding attire.

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Groom and his groomsmen looking dapper against that Estes Park Mountain Scenery

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The entire Bridal Party photographed in the trees there in Estes Park.

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The most gorgeous wedding flowers Estes Park has to offer! Love that color!

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Bride and Groom walking through the grounds during their Bridal formals.

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A beautiful kiss shared by the Bride and Groom.

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Classic but playful…

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As an Estes Park Wedding Photographer we DREAM about having passion like this captured in our photos!

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Small detail in the way the our groom Drew held his beautiful Bride Angela.

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Gorgeous portrait of our happy couple in front of the mountain evergreens.

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Angela and Drew were total NATURALS in front of our cameras!

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Adore this shot of Drew holding their wedding rings. Reminiscent of when he proposed!

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Simple, classic, and stunning. We adored their choice for an Estes Park wedding cake!

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How formal and regal do these two look during their first dance?! Love!

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Della Terra Mountain Chateau is gorgeous inside and out. What a beautiful setting for our couples first dance.

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Loved the choreography that just made their dance flow and entertain!

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Toast from Angela’s father, SO touching!

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Their Estes Park Wedding DJ was FANTASTIC! As you can see here the dance floor was always packed!

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As an Estes Park Wedding Photographer shooting at Della Terra Mountain Chateau is always a treat at night. Loved getting to head back out with Angela and Drew to photograph them under the lights!

Vendor Information:

Venue: Della Terra Mountain Chateau | Officiant: Lyssa Beths | Estes Park Wedding Photographer: Ardent Photography  |Hair & Makeup: HAMA Team | DJ: Standing Room Only | Cake: KIM & JAKES | Flowers: Boulder Blooms  | Catering: A Wild Thyme  | Photobooth: Shutterbooth

  • September 30, 2017 - 12:37 am

    Jaela - I love the details of them getting ready! Your style is so unique and seriously incredible!ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2017 - 3:25 am

    Melissa Hirsch - beautiful della terra wedding photography! Just love your thoughtful captions. and her bouquet is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2017 - 4:02 am

    Emily Moore - I love your photography/editing style. Every image from this wedding feels like a fine art image that is carefully and meticulously crafted. Overall, just a gorgeous wedding and your work is just lovely!ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2017 - 2:43 pm

    jiyeon - estes park seems like such a beautiful place to get married! bonus because they had you as their wedding photographer!ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2017 - 3:49 pm

    Hanna - So many beautiful moments throughout! congrats to the couple, you did such a wonderful job telling their storyReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2017 - 6:22 pm

    Elizabeth - Lovely wedding with the sweetest details! Love the slight vintage edit you added. Gorgeous Estes Park Wedding!ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2017 - 8:31 pm

    Lynn Marie - These photos gave me chills. I am absolutely in love with your attention to details and the composition and editing of these wedding photos from Estes Park. I felt like each and every one was a photo from an ad or magazine. I love the two photos of the bride walking up the aisle and the change in focus. Simply stunning work!ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2017 - 9:00 pm

    Chelsea W. - These are so beautiful! The two certainly picked the best photographer from Estes park!ReplyCancel

  • September 30, 2017 - 9:31 pm

    Nikki - Beautiful Images. Very nice work you’re a very talented Estes park wedding photographerReplyCancel

  • October 1, 2017 - 4:03 am

    Allison - Beautiful! You captured the day perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • October 2, 2017 - 3:47 am

    Sarah M Holladay - Wow, I love your light and tones!! The portraits are absolutely stunning! DC is such a beautiful area, but Estes Park looks like second to none. This couple was blessed to have you as their wedding photographer!!ReplyCancel

Rick and I are excited for every wedding we photograph. It is our passion and capturing moments for people in love on one of the best days of their lives NEVER gets old! Another perk of being a wedding photographer is getting to visit new places, gorgeous places, take your breath away places. Combine these two and you can absolutely see why we were counting down ththe months till Kit & Jason’s Granby Ranch wedding!

Kit and Jason are amazing. They have managed to share their love long distance for some time now. But get them together and not only are they head over heels for one another but they are also great friends. Seeing them laugh and giggle was just so heart warming. THAT is the kind of love we all wish we had!

These two planned a gorgeous Granby Ranch wedding. The girls were going to get ready in a YURT while the boys stayed out at Base Camp. They would meet at the top of the mountain with guests being brought up by ski lift. There in front of the most amazing view these two would have the Granby Ranch wedding of their dreams! Then it began to rain and as soon we make it up to the YURT we heard the sound of horns signaling that it was time for everyone to evacuate from the mountain. The storm continued this time without rain but with a bigger menace… lightning. Kit was soon faced with the reality that it was too dangerous to be on the mountain where lightning could strike and there was no protection. Their ceremony would be held at the base of the mountain which was the best case scenario and the worst case would mean moving it inside.

Jason knew that his bride had been dreaming of her amazing Granby Ranch wedding for some time now and that dream included getting married ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN! In the end the fantastic venue staff came up with a compromise. The happy couple, their Bridal Party, parents and the photography and videography crew would be allowed up. Way to be persistent Jason, we all love you for that.

So on top of that mountain, with an amazing happy audience (and an even more amazingly happy bride) these two said their I Do’s. After their first kiss they literally ran down the aisle as the rain began to really come down.

What’s that saying? You only get married once? Not so for these two! Since their guests were not allowed up they reinacted their vows being exchanged in a second indoor ceremony. How thoughtful is that?!

These two really planned the PERFECT Granby Ranch wedding! Love how they brought a little bit of Wyoming by including Elk antler sheds in their centerpeices. They carried gorgeous vintage detail throughout and their color pallette was so unique! Oh that dessert bar?! To die for! Yummy brownies, heart topped pies and even snores outside at the fire! What a perfect reception!

Kit and Jason your Granby Ranch wedding was one of the highlights of our season! We loved how in the midst of adversity you cared so much for one another, continued to dream BIG and kept such a positive outlook! Even praying to our Great God that if it would be His will that you would MARRY ON A MOUNTAIN! He was so faithful and praise God that is exactly what you did! We loved working with you two and wish you the all the best!

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Kit and her father coming down an aisle carved through a breathtaking aspen grove!

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Rings exchanged ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN!

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Cheers to a fantastic ceremony! The love and happiness was infectious by this point!

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These two lovebirds danced into their reception!

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Beautiful reading during the ceremony

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Their wonderful officiant beginning ceremony number TWO

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Love the way Kit is looking at Jason here…

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Real laughs, real smiles, real moments… THIS is why we do what we do

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Forever starts now can you feel it?

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Hands interlocked ready for the future

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Loved getting to hear their vows a second time, they were THAT amazing

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So much happiness going on here!

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Beautiful ladies of the bridal party

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Loved all the ski scenery that this Granby Ranch Wedding had. What a treat to incorporate it in our portraits

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The guys looking dapper!

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Kit and Jason among the GORGEOUS Granby Ranch Wedding scenery

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Kit makes the most beautiful Colorado mountain bride

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Our bride and groom sharing a moment on the chair lift

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Beautiful bridal formals among the tall grasses…

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Absolutely LOVED Jason’s attire for the big day

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These two would just light up when we let them be in the moment

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Isn’t the back of Kit’s dress stunning? This Granby Ranch Wedding was GORGEOUS

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Love the way the wind has caught her lovely locks

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Classic portrait of the happy couple

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Rustic table decor, was so in love with that hand stamped burlap

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Their use of elk antlers was so perfect and brought a little piece of WY to the Granby Ranch Wedding

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I could go on and on about their lovely details

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In leau of a guestbook these two had a TAILGATE for guests to sign

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In place of a cake they had scrumptious desserts for guests to indulge in!

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Their rick Fall color palette was so lovely

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#Ringgoals right? Here is Kit’s engagement session and their bands. Love the way they made a cross!

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Hand carved burned letter table numbers, love everything about those!

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Her beyond GORGEOUS bouquet featured a charm with the latitude and longitude of their venue! How unique is that?

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First dance moment

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Loved all the beautiful natural light this Granby Ranch wedding featured

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Isn’t this just the sweetest moment ever!

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Toast by the maid of honor

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Look at that head table FULL of amazing people there to celebrate with them!

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Wonderful speech by the best man

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Stolen glances during the toasts

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Father daughter dance moments are the best

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Loved how sweet these two were with each other

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Mother son dance, they were both just so happy!

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Guests were invited to join in. Loved seeing everyone with their mothers and fathers!

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Now that is a dip!

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Their wedding reception was SO MUCH FUN!

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Doesn’t it just make you want to be RIGHT THERE? Everyone was having such a great time

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Loved this candid moment of Jason & Kit!

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Everyone who attended had some mad dancing skills! These two were no exception!

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Bouquet toss time!

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How cute is Kit’s reaction during the garter toss?

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Loved how after he caught it they instantly lifted him high!

VENDOR INFO:

VENUE: Granby Ranch | PHOTOGRAPHY: Ardent Photography | VIDEOGRAPHY: Burke Florom | DRESS: a&be | FLOWERS: Poppy & Pine | RINGS: Robbins Brothers

 

  • September 18, 2017 - 6:17 pm

    Hannah - These are beautiful wedding photos! And Granby Ranch looks stunning!ReplyCancel

  • September 18, 2017 - 6:30 pm

    Kira - Granby Ranch is a beautiful spot to host a wedding. You captured their day perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • September 18, 2017 - 8:29 pm

    Melissa Hirsch - What a gorgeous Granby Ranch wedding! Those views are spectacular, and the couple is just beautiful. Congratulations! And the photos are just stunning!ReplyCancel

  • September 18, 2017 - 8:51 pm

    EJ - Wow, you got such a beautiful day for this wedding in Granby. These images are stunning!ReplyCancel

  • September 18, 2017 - 9:46 pm

    Amina - Wow! Granby Ranch weddings look amazing! That is the spot it seems to do a wedding. Spectacular views too!ReplyCancel

  • September 18, 2017 - 10:23 pm

    Emily Moore - Those bride and groom portraits are amazing! I love the one on the ski lift <3 You did a great job with this Granby Ranch wedding — it looks like everyone had a wonderful time!ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2017 - 1:27 pm

    Amy - The Granby ranch is the perfect backdrop for a wedding! Such breathtaking scenery.ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2017 - 2:28 pm

    Ashleigh - You captured this Granby Ranch wedding so perfectly! My favorite picture is definitely the first picture, they are so in love!ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2017 - 5:19 pm

    nikki - ooh! I love these wedding photos! Granby ranch weddings look amazing! how fun.ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2017 - 5:20 pm

    Alyssa Bouma - what a fun story they have to share from their wedding day! this Granby Ranch Wedding is beautiful. I love the shot of them running in the rain!ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2017 - 5:55 pm

    Sandi - What a gorgeous ranch venue for a wedding. These pictures are just stunning!ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2017 - 5:59 pm

    Meghna - This is super stunning work. Your clients must be ecstatic with the results. Love the venue too!ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2017 - 6:51 pm

    Valerie - Oh my goodness this is truly stunning! That bride and groom are sooooo beautiful! I’m in love with this Granby Ranch Wedding!ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2017 - 7:16 pm

    Christie Matherne - Granby Ranch weddings are so much fun. Gotta love that rain risk, it makes things more exciting! Beautiful images!ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2017 - 10:51 pm

    liz Cleland - Your angles on these photos are down right stunning. I love all of the composition and poses in them.ReplyCancel

You might remember Stephene & Tony from their hunting engagement session last Fall. You know the one, with the gorgeous changing leaves, epic clouds and the biggest Elk antlers we’ve ever seen! Let’s just say we were a LITTLE excited to see this gorgeous new venue they mentioned to us during their session… Elk Hollow Lodge, at the Silver Spur Ranch. Let me tell you they did not disappoint, if you are planning a Saratoga WY wedding this is a must see on your venue list!

The day started out with Stephene and her girls having their hair and makeup done by the amazingly talented Cherokee of Luna Salon & Spa and her assistant. The styling of Stephene’s hair looked absolutely effortless but I can tell you those braids and curls were amazingly intricate and Cherokee not only did a fantastic job with her styling but also with her FLAWLESS makeup!

Then there was her her dress… INCREDIBLE, like it was made for her. A few delays put us behind schedule a bit as far as our timeline was concerned, but that only gave us an opportunity to miss the storm clouds and rain and head out for pictures when the sunshine had reappeared! These two had an absolutely beautiful ceremony, surrounded by so many of their family and friends.

What is a Saratoga WY Wedding without wide open Wyoming spaces, canopies of trees and those trout filled mountain streams! Their reception was tented next to the lodge and their was a colorful peacock theme carried without. Loved how every part of their Saratoga WY wedding was filled to the brim with emotion! From the vows, to the dances, the toasts… loved them all, us photographers are drawn to tears after all lol! What a lovely, laid back, down home day!

What is a blog post without lots and lots of photos?! Here are a few of our faves:

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Hand painted rustic sign pointing the way for guests to their amazing wedding location.

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Stephene’s Ah maze ing wedding dress hung from the Elk Hollo Lodge  window… oh and don’t even get me started on those fantastic wedding shoes! So sparkly and perfect!

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The bride’s talented stylist, Cherokee of Luna Salon and Spa working her magic! With the crazy winds we get here, hairspray is a MUST for all Saratoga WY weddings!

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True story when Cherokee started applying Stephene’s makeup I was shocked to find out she didn’t already have any on! She is just a natural beauty with long eyelashes and dreamy skin. Totally jealous…

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This makeup kit is where the magic happens. It was filled with all the tools Cherokee needed to do such a fantastic job!

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Another shot of our bride as her makeup was applied. Finishing touches before getting dressed!

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A beautiful veil, laced bodice and delicate jewelry made her look complete, simply stunning!

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This is Rick’s creation… love how he photographed Tony via reflection using the grooms arm as a frame. I am a sucker for layering so of course this is right up my alley!

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I know what you are thinking, a Saratoga WY Wedding with bow ties and suspenders? Yep our Groom Tony is just super cool like that!

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Here our bride and groom have their first look on the back deck of the Elk Hollow Lodge. What a sweet moment!

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Their beautiful wedding arch and a ‘choose a seat not a side’ sign in rustic planked wood, how cute!

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Ok I have today the top photo in this montage is my favorite thing ever! Grandma and Grandpa holding hands as they wait for the ceremony to begin… so sweet, I can’t even!

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The bride and her proud papa walking down the aisle…

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Isn’t she just the picture of beauty here? Loved her flowers too!

Bride and groom holding hands in front of their flower covered altar

Our bride and groom standing across from each other under that gorgeous arch!

Love the look Tony is giving his sweetheart as they start with their wedding vows!

Love the look Tony is giving his sweetheart as they start with their wedding vows!

Stephene reading her vows to Tony surrounded by their family and friends.

Stephene reading her vows to Tony surrounded by their family and friends.

There is just something SO personal about reciting your own vows. It

There is just something SO personal about reciting your own vows. It’s so emotional to be reading your own words and not just repeating back words.

Our groom reciting his thoughtfully written vows to the love of his life.

Our groom reciting his thoughtfully written vows to the love of his life.

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Exchanging wedding rings…

Special look given by the bride to her groom during their Wyoming wedding ceremony

That look! Love this, I bet this is a look that is reserved just for Tony!

Wedding ceremony at the Elk Hollow Lodge, at the Silver Spur Ranch

Sealed with a kiss below a canopy of trees! This Saratoga WY wedding was held at such a picturesque location, the Elk Hollow Lodge on the Silver Spur Ranch.

Bride and bridesmaids in royal blue attire with a peacock color theme throughout their floral

Stephene’s bridesmaids wore a rich and beautiful blue for their dresses.

The entire wedding party posed with the bride and groom

The entire Bridal Party posed in front of the gorgeous mountain river that runs along the property.

The groomsmen posed with the groom dressed in bow ties, tuxes with tails and suspenders

Bow ties, suspenders and tails oh my! Those are some dapper fellas gathered here for a Bridal Party photo.

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Elk Hollow Lodge on the Silver Spur Ranch was so picturesque! Wide open spaces and abandoned historic buildings!

Bride and Groom kissing in the middle of Wyoming scenery

Anyone from Wyoming will recognize that lovely golden rod color we have all come to know and love, what a perfect wedding photo backdrop!

The groom dressed in a tux featuring tails and a bow tie

What a handsome groom Tony made, he totally rocked that bow tie and those tails!

Bride and groom posing for a Bridal portrait during their Saratoga Wyoming wedding

Love this confident portrait of our bride and groom all dressed to the nines for their big day.

Beautiful Saratoga WY Wedding photo featuring a bride and groom and trees

The rich contrast and luxurious greenery around the Elk Hollow Lodge on the Silver Spur Ranch was a photographers DREAM for Bridal portraits.

Stunning dark haired bride in a wedding dress with peacock colored wedding bouquet

Our bride Stephanie was so stunning, she shared with me the story behind that PERFECT dress which absolutely looked like it was made just for her!

Bride and groom Bridal formal at the Silver Spur Ranch

Aren’t these two just beyond perfect for one another. Beautiful Bridal formal set in the wide open Wyoming space…

Saratoga WY Wedding photo of a bride and groom in a romantic pose

Black and whites are our favorite here at Ardent, this one was Rick’s sneak peek for the couple. Isn’t it stunning?

Wedding day details of the Elk Hollow Lodge, at the Silver Spur Ranch wedding

Pictured here is some of the rustic Decor the lodge was adorned with and of course that gorgeous scenery!

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More of the Lodge Decor and grounds, perfect for this Saratoga WY wedding!

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Everything was so lush and green for the wedding, what a beautiful place to say I Do!

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We really loved the hunting fishing theme used as decoration throughout the Elk Hollow Lodge.

Canvas guestbook for guests to sign and royal blue wedding decor

In leau of a more traditional guestbook, Stephene and Tony chose to have their guests sign a canvas featuring one of their engagement photos.

Royal blue peacock colored wedding theme decor bouquets

Bridal bouquets lined up for photos featuring that gorgeous blue wedding

Unique table number signs feathers peacock colors

Our bride and groom had the most unique table number holders. They were actual ARROWS?! How cool is that?!

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White frosted cupcakes with intricate blue floral decor

Delicate cupcakes featuring dainty floral Decor in the bride’s signature blue…

Diamond rings as wedding bands close up Macro ring shot on peacock feathers

Peacock feathers were used throughout the reception as Decor. Here they make a colorful backdrop for Stephene & Tony’s ringshot.

First dance between the bride and groom with external reception lighting

The bride and groom’s first dance in front of their many guests.

Groom dipping the bride at the end of their first dance during their Saratoga wy wedding reception

Tony executed the PERFECT dip at the end of their dance. Just look at Stephene’s beautiful smile!

Beautiful moment between the bride and her father during the father daughter dance portion of this Wyoming wedding

The top photo in this montage is so sweet. Maybe one of my favorite Father daughter dance photos of all time. Having a daughter ourselves this totally makes me just fast forward!

Mother son dance

Tony and his mother took the dance floor next…

The bride looking at her maid of honor during the toasts with tears in her eyes

A heartfelt toast by the maid of honor. The emotion in this image is striking!

Bride and groom laughing at the best mans speech

The best man kept things a bit lighter making the couple laugh!

Grooms emotional dance with his daughter

Here Tony is lost in a dance with his lovely daughter. Love everything about this image!

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Closeup of the groom and his daughter enjoying a quiet moment during their dance.

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After all events were done the party got started and the dance floor was packed!

Stephene & Tony, THANKYOU for having us be there to capture your wedding. We really enjoyed our time and both agree that you picked one of the most gorgeous places in all of Saratoga, WY to say your I do’s! We wish you all the best!

  • July 11, 2017 - 12:25 pm

    Sarah - What a beautiful wedding in Saratoga! You captured it so well and I love all the little detail shots. WY is blessed to have you!!ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2017 - 1:27 pm

    Amy - What a beautiful wedding in Saratoga WY so many beautiful details!ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2017 - 2:00 pm

    Lindsay - What a gorgeous wedding in Saratoga, WY! I love the images, the emotion you captured throughout the day and how you added writing about so many of the photos. It all is a beautiful gift for this beautiful bride and groom. That one photo of the grandparents holding hands before the ceremony is so sweet too. Love these!ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2017 - 2:06 pm

    Jamie - What a stunning gallery! This is a gorgeous heirloom- I especially love how you captured the bride and her father coming down the aisle-a family treasure for sure! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2017 - 3:23 pm

    Elyse - Beautiful photos. I am such a sucker for B&W!ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2017 - 3:48 pm

    Andrea Brandt - Saratoga WY looks like an absolutely gorgeous place for a wedding! Love all of these images. You are an amazing photographer!ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2017 - 3:50 pm

    Sarah - Wow your attention to detail is so incredible I love the softness of your images in the emotion you’ve captured. This is such a beautiful Saratoga WY weddingReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2017 - 3:53 pm

    Morgan - These are stunning, wow! I really love the getting ready shots and the way you captured those details, and your black and whites are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2017 - 4:43 pm

    Elizabeth - Ohhhh your black and white images are amazing. I love how rich the detail is in them. Gorgeous Saratoga WY Wedding!ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2017 - 5:11 pm

    Sharee Davenport - What a gorgeous wedding! I am so in love with all of their details, but especially that they used peacock feathers during the reception. Saratoga WY looks like a beautiful place for a wedding!ReplyCancel

  • July 11, 2017 - 5:38 pm

    Ashleigh - This wedding location in Saratoga is perfect for their colors. I just love how you captured the ceremony with the trees.ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2017 - 3:59 am

    Erinn - I love when weddings are laid back and relaxed when they focus on the love surrounding the day rather than the stress and planning. This Saratoga WY Wedding seemed to emulate just that! Beautiful images capturing the day.ReplyCancel

You cannot help but be inspired at weddings. Seeing two people head over heels in love, committing their ‘forevers’ to one another is one of my absolute favorite parts of being a wedding photographer.

Kari & Jake’s Centennial WY wedding was different however… These two ARE head over heels in love with each other, that is absolutely true. But these two committed their ‘forevers’ not only to each other but also to our Great God Above. These two shared their faith during their ceremony. They didn’t stop at a reading, didn’t do it solely through scripture in their decor. They share the entire gospel – That God sent His only son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins. He rose 3 days later and those that believe in Him will have eternal life. I loved how their officiant reminded us that although this is a GREAT day in their lives it was not the BEST day. That was the day of their salvation. “Do you want to have LOVE like Kari & Jake?’ he asked… “Ask them about their love for Jesus.” <- LOVE THAT!

Photographically Kari & Jake’s wedding was an absolute dream. The colors, the decor, the attire, the beautiful people and their amazing love. So much thought, effort, planning and dreaming went into their big day and we hope our photos did it justice. I am still getting lost in their dreamy bridal formals. Fog, wide open mountainsides and Kari’s beyond gorgeous dress! These two made our job SO easy. Point.Shoot.Amazing!

Kari & Jake you are such an inspiration to us and such great steward of The Lord. We want to love as you love and know that is only possible because He loved us first. Keep up the good work excited to continue to see your lights shine and witness the amazing things God has in store!

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Kari’s dress was stunning! We also love how our laid back bride chose to wear Birkinstock’s as her wedding shoes.

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All of the bridesmaids said a prayer for these two lovebirds before they walked down the aisle.

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We absolutely LOVED the beautiful home Kari & Jake chose for getting ready. Lots of gorgeous available window light. Here Kari is putting on her lovely dress surrounded by beautiful bridesmaids.

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It is always so special when brides choose to incorporate COLOR into their wedding dress. This delicate purple sash is such a lovely compliment to her already stunning gown.

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Rick and I always joke because as I sit in the salon for hours upon hours watching as hair is curled and makeup is done he gets to ‘hang’ out with the groom. Here is a perfect example, Jake getting a game of pool in before putting on his wedding attire last minute.

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These two were completely on point when they chose to go with a bow tie for Jake. He looked so elegant and classic!

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Prayer and support from his groomsmen and family before heading out to the ceremony.

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These two were married right along the river. Their altar was hand crafted from vintage doors and two gorgeous old west barrels made the perfect flower stands. Another cute detail included here is the fact that BEHIND where they stood they had arranged river rock into a heart with their initials. Too cute right?!

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This cute little flower girl totally stole the show in her delicate flower crown and how adorable is their ring bearer?

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Kari and her father making an entrance as they walk down the aisle surrounded by family and friends…

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Jake has GOT to be one of our favorite grooms. Before the ceremony he mentioned to Rick that he was most likely going to cry when he saw Kari for the first time down the aisle. We adored how real he chose to be and so vulnerable in this moment. THAT is the reaction that every bride wants, am I right girls?

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Jake regaining his composure as their officiant begins the ceremony…

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One last look at his little girl, LOVE the way this proud father looks in this sweet moment.

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What an exceptional crowd. When you meet Kari and Jake however it isn’t hard to see why they had such an incredible turnout for their Centennial WY Wedding ceremony.

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Faith is SO important to these two, what a beautiful moment in prayer captured here.

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Jake receiving the rings from his best man who was also his brother…

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Love this close up shot of the groom placing the wedding band on the bride’s finger.

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Another heartfelt moment from this beautiful mountain ceremony.

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Intimate viewpoint from the groom’s side, Kari’s sweet shy smile says everything here.

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Another viewpoint shot this time from the bride’s side. Jake just looks so overwhelmed with love!

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Hands for the first time complete with wedding rings.

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As newly married husband and wife, Kari & Jake enjoy a first kiss a such.

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The bride and groom make their way down the aisle, high fiving along the way…

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A dapper looking group of gentleman making up the groomsmen

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Isn’t the color in these bridesmaids dresses just divine? They all looked so stunning!

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Along the river we were blessed with finding some tall grasses to photograph our couple.

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Classic portrait of the bride and groom set amidst the Wyoming scenery.

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Jake leading carry through a beautiful valley complete with that gorgeous skyline in the background

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Love not only the intimate feel of this snapshot but also Kari’s pensive content looks

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The bride and groom share a kiss surrounded by tall river grasses

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Classic, simple and elegant wedding attire worn by Jake, our groom

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A romantic moment between the bride and groom among the sagebrush, how Wyoming is that?

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Kari was BEAUTIFUL, love love love her wedding bouquet from Fresh Flower Fantasy

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What a beautiful, still moment between this bride and groom

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Just a classic Wyoming wedding portrait, surrounded by the golden rod scenery we all love! Wouldn’t be a Centennial WY wedding without this picturesque backdrop.

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Loved the vintage decor used throughout. Also thought the use of a hashtag to collect photos was a clever touch…

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I chose to photograph Kari & Jake’s rings in one of the many crab apple trees on the property. Don’t you just adore their hand painted wedding sign

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These two chose to carry a wine them in their decor with stunning pops of gold to accent their pale perfect wedding colors.

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These two opted for a ‘naked’ wedding cake and it looked as good as it tasted! This Centennial WY Wedding isn’t the only one we’ve seen embrace this trend. We have been seeing more and more wedding cakes in this style.

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Beautiful backlit first dance shot of our bride and groom

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Not just a romantic moment the bride and groom really enjoyed their time together during the first dance. Here they are seen not only dancing but also kissing and laughing. Love these two!

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What a great dip at the end of the bride and grooms first dance!

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Here are a few from the Father Daughter and Mother Son dances included in their reception. Always enjoy seeing how these wonderful parents are honored in these moments.

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Kari & Jake chose to switch things up a little from the traditional bouquet toss. Here you see the single GUYS in attendance literally leaping in the air to catch those stunning flowers for their own sweethearts.

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Here the single LADIES are pictured excited to catch an autographed UW football with the garter wrapped around. Love how it is being HIKED to our groom.

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Dance party photos captured during the reception.

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Wedding guests letting lose and showing off their dance moves during their wedding reception.

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We saw some really FANTASTIC dancers at this wedding. The dancefloor for this Centennial WY Wedding was PACKED the entire evening!

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A sunset view of the amazing tent from Wyoming Tent and Event Supply

Centennial WY Wedding Vendors:

VENUE: Private Residence Jelm, WY

PHOTOS: Ardent Photography

DJ: Amore DJ Entertainment

CAKE: Beth Olsen

FLOWERS: Fresh Flower Fantasy

TENT: Wyoming Tent & Event Supply 

RINGS: Shane CO

I remember driving in the car with Kelsey & Jake during their engagement session. It was just after the Denver Broncos had won the superbowl and we were discussing athletes and how wonderful it is when they give glory to God for their amazing accomplishments. Somehow we got to talking about how there are many people in the world that believe in God. They believe there is someone or something out there that keeps this whole crazy world spinning, created us and is there for us to pray to when we are in need. The distinction however isn’t between those that believe in god and those that do not but also between those who believe in God and those who believe in Jesus Christ. Kelsey and Jake are followers of Jesus Christ and they chose to make this a very big part of their Della Terra Estes Park wedding.

The Rocky Mountains are one of the most gorgeous sights in all of the world. We often work with couples who choose to marry at Della Terra Mountain Chateau, eloping, or perhaps even bringing a small group of friends and family. Kelsey & Jake however had the destination wedding of the century as they brought all of their friends and family all the way from Texas! We loved the challenge of photographing an amazingly large bridal party and seeing them surrounded by so much love was so touching. We especially loved Kelsey’s ‘Twin of Honor’, her sister Kaitlyn. I can honestly say this is the first time we have ever seen this! These two had prayer circles during getting ready, a beautiful wooden cross to remember the crucifixion and vows before The Lord. We loved the way their faith shined through the entire event.

Kelsey & Jake it was so encouraging hearing what a testimony you have been to those in your lives. We cannot wait to see what amazing things The Lord has in store for you two!
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Vendors:

VENUE: Della Terra Mountain Chateau

PHOTOS: Ardent Photography

CAKE: Colorado Rose

FLOWERS: Floral Design of Europe

DJ: Top Hat Entertainment

CATERING: Jubilations

Ardent has been beyond blessed in the amount of work we do and the growing number of couples who choose to hire our studio to photograph their weddings. It still absolutely breaks my heart however when a bride tells about her day, decide it is a perfect fit for us photographically, then find out we aren’t available… Which is why I am so glad in Briana + Brenden’s case we thought to ask if their date was set in stone. Yep, you read it right. This amazing couple CHANGED THEIR WEDDING DATE so that we could capture it for them. How humbling is that? No pressure to have it be the most fantastic wedding we have ever photographed right?! You would have thought their day was a Wyoming wedding, from the rustic farm decor, the laid back down to earth setting and the amazing people celebrating with them as they said they ‘I Do’s’. This was precisely the kind of wedding Rick and I feel drawn to and we were so happy to have gotten to spend the day with them!

We have the privilege of getting to work with some amazing brides. Briana though, was maybe the most laid back bride we have ever had. She was so filled with joy, focused on marrying the man of her dreams and completely unable to be affected when it drizzled the entire day. I distinctly remember asking if we should delay photographer her and her bridesmaids until after the weather had settled a bit, only to be answered with a big smile and a puzzled questions as to why on earth we would do that. These girls could handle a little rain! This continued throughout the day as we asked these two to snuggle amidst the corn stalks. One of my FAVORITE things about their wedding however was getting to photograph in Brenden’s beet field. Brenden is a farmer and those beets not only support his family but they also happen to be VISUALLY STUNNING! That dreamy fog didn’t hurt either! That’s something we’ve never seen from a wyoming wedding!

Take your time and look through some of our faves. SO much love and beauty here!

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Vendors:

PHOTOS: Ardent Photography

DRESS: Loveland Wedding Center

RINGS: Amos Jewelry

CAKE: Heidi’s Coffee & Bake Shop

FLOWERS: Snapdragon Floral LLC

HAIR: Veronicas Hair/Nail Studio

Jen & Mark planned their beautiful Della Terra Wedding all the way from Seattle, WA. These two are adventurers to the core and wanted to be wed in a place that was as spectacular as their wanderlust dreams. They settled on the majestic Rocky Mountains and chose one of the most beautiful venues in all of Colorado, Della Terra Mountain Chateau. I cannot even imagine planning such a grand event from afar. Rick and I had the pleasure of meeting up with them on a previous ‘planning trip’ to Estes and photographing their engagement session. During this visit I think Jen told us they were finalizing ALL major decisions and had spent the entire day zipping around from vendor to vendor. We were happy they took refuge in each other and in front of our lenses even if it was just for an hour.

The days leading up to their wedding were much of the same. So many people traveling for the wedding, bringing that GORGEOUS dress of hers all the way to Colorado safe and sound and putting finishing touches on every detail. It was truly amazing to see how everything came together. We adored their luggage tag favors and were blown away by their flawless execution of the signature dance from the movie Dirty Dancing, yes complete with that FANTASTIC lift! This was was fun to blog and we are excited to share some of our favorite images with you all…

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Vendors:

Venue: Della Terra Mountain Chateau

Photography: Ardent Photography

Flowers: Flower Designs of Europe

Catering: Green’s Point

Cupcakes: Colorado Rose Cake Company