Monthly Archives: October 2012

Vail Sonnenalp Wedding ~ Melissa & Kyle

sonnenalp resort vail colorado wedding bride and groom portrait betty ford alpine gardensHappy Monday! I’ve been so excited to share the joy that was Melissa & Kyle’s Vail mountain wedding. It was a beautiful October day – deliciously crisp mountain air, the trees shimmering gold, and the beautiful backdrop of the Sonnenalp as their wedding venue. Melissa and Kyle are the sweetest couple – so loving and warm, and so clearly madly in love with each other. The entire event was orchestrated with style and precision by Emily and her team at Bella Design and Planning – flawless perfection. A few favorites..

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I love how Melissa surprised Kyle with the groom’s cake – so creative!vail colorado sonnenalp wedding grooms cake ringsa little flare at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardensvail colorado sonnenalp wedding mountains sunflaresonnenalp vail colorado mountain wedding bride groom betty ford gardensMelissa & Kyle, it has been so wonderful working with you – thank for you choosing me to be your photographer! My warmest congratulations to you both!

Credit where credit is due – to the incredible team of wedding vendors who contributed their talents to this event:

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Melissa & Kyle

gorgeous bridal portrait colorado mountain wedding vail sonnenalpJust one. For now. Because even though I have a blog post ready to go full of photographs from Melissa and Kyle’s Colorado mountain wedding, this is the one I want to post today. Just one. Quiet. Contemplative. Beautiful. Happy Friday ♥

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Melissa & Kyle ~ Sonnenalp Vail wedding

fall autumn wedding aspen outdoors vail colorado wedding betty ford alpine gardens Sweet sun-kissed love – Melissa & Kyle’s Colorado mountain wedding at the Sonnenalp in Vail. Such an extraordinary day, with such an extraordinary couple. Special accolades to Emily and her assistant Taylor at Bella Design and Planning for their impeccable planning skills and attention to detail throughout. More soon! ♥

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Katie & Jeff’s wedding ~ The Sanctuary Golf Club

colorado wedding bride and groom big blue sky sanctuary golf club wedding sedaliaI’ve been so thrilled to share a few highlights from Katie and Jeff’s stunning Colorado wedding at the Sanctuary Golf Club. It was a day infused with love and laughter and joy – from the early anticipation of the bridal preparations to the sweet emotion during the first look, from the romantic ceremony to the band’s packed dance floor during the reception. Absolutely perfect. Katie and Jeff, I am so grateful you chose me to capture your wedding – it was such an honor. A few favorites…

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Katie and Jeff, thank for you selecting me to be your photographer – it has been such a pleasure working with you!! My warmest congratulations to you both!

Credit to the tremendous team of wedding vendors involved in the success of this event:

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Colorado Portrait Session ~ at the Highlands Ranch Mansion

colorado kids portrait session highlands ranch mansionI first met Maggie this summer when I toured the newly renovated historic Highlands Ranch Mansion – she happens to be the head honcho over there at the beautifully restored 1930′s-style Mansion. And she’s ah-mazing! We already had the opportunity to work together in July collaborating on an incredible Great Gatsby-inspired style shoot (currently under wraps, but I’ll share soon :) So when Maggie called me recently wanting to hire me to do her family photos, I was absolutely thrilled. Because in the short time that I’ve gotten to know Maggie and her husband Garret, I also had the opportunity to meet their three boys. And these kids are beyond beyond. Three gorgeous towhead blond boys – a two year old and his six-year-old twin brothers. – and they are gregarious and full of energy and SO much fun. They exude personality out of every. single. pore. I just adore this entire family. You will too – brace yourself for some big love.

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