Denver Engagement Photography Today’s post is all about Kristin + Matt: Denver, Colorado Engagement Photography with images courtesy of Kayla Feldman Photography. We are mountain people, but for a city, Denver is our favorite. Lots of parks, open space nearby and a road leading right up to the mountains! Denver is where us mountain folk...Read More
Colorado Engagement Session Today’s post is all about Sarah + Ryan: Colorado Mountains Engagement Photography with images courtesy of Jonathan Kohlwey Photography. We’re a few days late of posting this, according to our posting calendar. And, as you can see by the comments below, this photography session was a bit impromptu, with not much planning.Read More
Iceland Engagement Photography
Today's post is all about Svala + Johanh: Iceland Engagement Photography in Reykjavik with images courtesy of Sotiris Tsakanikas Photography. This Greece-based photographer describes this couple and their shoot in broken English, but hey, that's much better than we could write in Greek, so many thanks to Sotiris for sharing his images with our mountain wedding blog. We have dreamed of going to Iceland to explore the mountains, and this post only makes us want to go even more. This dramatic landscape is surreal and definitely belongs on this blog, as we are sure that a few of our couples have the same wanderlust for mountains around the world like we do. That's why you're seeing a series of posts of mountain weddings and mountain love from around the country and around the world.
Destination Mountain Engagements and Elopements
Breckenridge and Summit County are our specialty, but we hope you contact us if you like what you see here, because Sotiris would be happy to join you on any mountain adventures in Iceland, or Greece for that matter. After a brief email exchange, we discovered that he is based in a town that's nearby to where Dina's father is from. He fled his homeland many years ago, when it was a war torn area. We can understand his wanting to escape conflict and make a better life for his family in the United States, which he did. So, if you are dreaming of an engagement or elopement in Breck, or in the mountains of Greece, we know of a brilliant photographer who can take outstanding photos of you and your love. Please contact us for more information about destination elopements. Thanks for stopping by!
What took me to Reykjavik in the first place was of course ... Love ! Svala and Johanh are a young couple of Icelanders who had me shoot their engagement. Johanh, who has this composed air of regal austerity, is a bit camera shy at first, but it's an Nordic thing as I can tell; Icelanders will graciously allow you into their space, will be excellent hosts and fascinating conversationalists, but when it comes to posing, or standing in front of the camera they do not appear overly excited even if they are. Then Svala, with her milky white complexion and fairy-like, girly beauty approaches, whispering something to his ear, and everything changes; I guess it's no mystery that your woman's ways of making this world a milder place for you are phenomenal. They unwind, they embrace and I am sincerely at a loss for words because their intimacy reminds me of an arcadian ballad, the simple, innocent contentement one finds in fairytales of the North. Their gestures, spotless and effortless have me follow them around as they stroll, it's sort of like a gentle hunt.
Rainy Day Engagements
Today's post is all about Alisha + Jonathan: Rainy Day Engagement in North Carolina with images courtesy of Eleveneleven Films and Photography. I spent a summer in North Carolina and it has some wonderful hills and terrain that are worthy of this blog, which is why you're looking at this dramatic set of images. The contrast and muted colors are striking and invoke a certain emotion that's raw and powerful.
I liked how the couple wandered through the woods throughout the shoot. It reminded me of my wife and I as we wander through the trees in search of hidden spots and off-the-beaten path locations. Curiosity is definitely part of what keeps me going out exploring, and I'm lucky to have a partner with that same drive. It makes for fun exploring! If we would have had engagement photos (we didn't), this is what I would have gone for. Something super cool like these. I hope you like them as much as I did.
Destination Photography for Engagements, Elopements and Weddings
So, if you're in the market for a certain style of photographer, know that each has their own way of story telling. We share lots of different styles on this blog, but if you don't have the time to sift through it all, then contact us to learn how we can help you save time and money and plan something fun. We are the Rocky Mountain romance specialists and are based in Breck. Please tell us more about what you have in mind so far, and where you need some help. Thanks for stopping by and reading!
Alisha and Jonathan have been together for about six years, but their love burns brighter than ever, even in the POURING rain. These guys watched the the dark, rain clouds coming over the horizon, and still said "let's do it." Alisha and Jonathan climbed stumps and rocks and boulders, and trudged through the mud that surrounds Rattlesnake Lake without a complaint. These guys are used to exercise, because they actually met and fell in love in a gym. After repeatedly asking her out, Alisha finally said yes and they have been together ever since. Grab a warm drink and try not to get too cold watching these guys freeze by the lake!
Colorado Lake Photo Shoot
Today's post is all about Crystal + Javier: Styled Couple Shoot at Carter Lake, Colorado with images courtesy of Sarah Porter Photography. Winter lasts so long that when summer is here, it's wise to take advantage of the mountain lakes and streams for recreation and relaxation whenever possible. Even better if you can time it right to plan a photo session at one of the many bodies of water available in the Rocky Mountains. Take a guided tour with a fly fisherman, put on some waders and have a shoot that way. Or, hop on your mountain bikes for an engagement shoot. Sky's the limit and we're here to help.
Engagement, Elopements and Destination Weddings
Please contact us to learn more about setting up a custom wedding package with the photographer found in this blog, or others on this site. We accept submissions of high altitude nuptials and Colorado mountain love, but we love showing other fun areas that are inspiring and creative. We've helped couples plan snowy engagement shoots, dog sledding elopements and destination weddings for smaller groups. If you think you need a full-service to work out some ongoing details, we can recommend the best in the business. Otherwise, we find that a lot of our clients don't need that kind of assistance. We can help you a little, or a lot, and we should set up an initial call to discuss the best way for us to help you. Thanks for stopping by our blog!
There is something incredibly freeing about creating photographs for yourself. There is a certain amount of pressure that is lifted from your shoulders when you know that you don’t have to perform on a certain level. However, there is a different kind of self-imposed pressure to hustle a little harder and break from what is comfortable. Crystal and Javier stepped in the last minute when my original couple had to change their plans unexpectedly. They were an incredibly easy couple to photograph and we had a superb afternoon. These two are comfortable around each other: there is nothing stiff or forced about their relationship. Love and grace is evident in Crystal and Javier’s lives. This shoot ended up having special meaning for them, it commemorated there one year anniversary of being together as a couple.
Winter Engagement in Vail, Colorado
Today's post is all about Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village with images courtesy of amanda.matilda.photography. This Colorado couple call the Rocky Mountains home and wanted to have the backdrop of the European-inspired Vail Village. The pedestrian-friendly area sits near the base of the slopes and is easily accessed via I-70. So, if you're considering a romantic winter getaway to the high country, Vail is hard to beat. Beaver Creek is another beautiful place to spend some time while in the Vail Valley.
Snowy Colorado Weddings and Elopement Packages
Please contact us to find out how we can help you best, as we just secured two more packages recently, one for Independence Pass near Aspen, and another in Beaver Creek. We've been all over these mountains and towns and know the best venues and vendors, and we'll help you create a custom wedding or elopement package that's all you need, and nothing you don't. Thanks for stopping by and reading!
Living in a nearby town, Laura and Sean visit Vail Village frequently. As we wandered the gorgeous, European-esque streets, it was fun to listen to the stories of their adventures there. They'll be getting married in the fall in the Midwest near family, but they wanted their engagement photos to reflect their home in the mountains and the love they've found here!
Photographer: amanda.matilda.photography//Other Location:Vail Village//
Vintage VW Bus Engagement Photography Session
Today's post is all about Megan + Thomas: VW Bus Engagement Photography in British Columbia with images courtesy of Clint Bargen Photography. I accepted this submission as it reminded me of a road trip that Dina and I did a few years back. We flew into San Francisco and saw Galactic with Charlie 2na at the Fillmore. The next day we took the train to a car rental company that we rented a westfalia from and drove along the coastal byway towards Santa Cruz. A beach in British Columbia would be a fun place to hang out with a bus. This couple did just that to celebrate their engagement. How fun is that?
Wheels, Rails and Boats
So, when it comes down to it, you'll have your choice of wheels, rails and boats when it comes to transportation in and around Colorado. Wheels being found on cars and even the landing gear of small aircraft. Rails for the various rail road tracks and train excursions around. And boats, meaning the water craft that explore our alpine lakes. You can have some fun activities planned for your engagement shoot like a background piece being either mountains or something large like the bus here. You can also hop a small plane to Vail or Telluride from the Denver area and find dramatic backdrops there.
For the Breckenridge and Summit County areas, I think a unique feature is to get out on the water and take some pics. We had a pontoon parade after our outdoor ceremony at Lake Dillon. But, do what feels right for you. And if you need some help putting it all together, we can help with that. We help plan a lot of destination weddings and elopements, but surprise proposals and engagement shoots are part of what we do too. Please contact us to learn more. Thanks for reading!
Got the call from these two cross border lovers (she's American and he's a Canuck like me) last month. Thomas wanted to know if we could use his vintage VW bus in some photos and I was down for that! Can't be that classic feel.