{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado, Part Two

The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge has been the setting for hundreds of brides and grooms exchanging their vows in the Rocky Mountains.  Call and ask for Rhonda, the manager who can start the process of you planning your event at a wedding venue that sits above 10,200 feet.  Not far from this lodge is Boreas Pass road, and is a great spot for panoramic photo shoots.

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"Steve has been living and working behind the camera in a professional capacity since 1996, photographing people in various stages of life. From babies and families, to Weddings and back to babies. Steve specializes in weddings and portraits in a lifestyle approach and has always drawn his inspiration from the energy of those he photographs."

The photographs in this blog are courtesy of Steve Tinetti Photography.  You can check out his Facebook page here.

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{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado | photo[stevetinettiphoto.com] Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado | photo[stevetinettiphoto.com] Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Jenny + Jay at the Lodge and Spa in Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[stevetinettiphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

Yellow Aspen Trees + Rocky Mountains // Photography by Kay Beaton

After a summer of weddings at our flower shop in Breckenridge, we get to enjoy fall a bit.  We still have weddings for the next few weeks before it really slows down, but the fall colors really motivate you to get out and enjoy the outdoors.  Dina rode around the lake and up to Montezuma, just outside of Keystone, and we talked about how that area would be great for a local photo session.

I sent Kay a message and asked her to take some photos of her backyard.  You see, Kay lives near Keystone, Colorado and per our request, captured some images for you all to enjoy.  Thanks Kay!  Oh, and she says that if you mention this "Fall Colors 2011" blog, she'll hook you up with a 10% savings.  Now, that's sweet!

Yellow Aspen Trees + Rocky Mountains  // photo[beatonphotography.com]  Colorado Destination Wedding Photography

Yellow Aspen Trees + Rocky Mountains  // photo[beatonphotography.com]  Colorado Destination Wedding Photography

Yellow Aspen Trees + Rocky Mountains  // photo[beatonphotography.com]  Colorado Destination Wedding Photography

Yellow Aspen Trees + Rocky Mountains  // photo[beatonphotography.com]  Colorado Destination Wedding Photography

I asked Kay for a few words to share about this time of the year and how it makes her feel...

"Fall in Summit County happens so darn fast.... one day the hills are ALIVE with color, and then they are gone. Freezing temperatures, shorter days, and less moisture all effect this beautiful season... but it brings so much WARMTH to photos of all kinds. As photographers we avoid the harsh mid-day sun with most portraits and weddings, but in fall sometimes it can be as warm and golden as can be mid day because of all that yellow and gold brightening our skies. I LOVE fall! And so sad to see it move on so fast...."

             - Kay

Yellow Aspen Trees + Rocky Mountains  // photo[beatonphotography.com]  Colorado Destination Wedding Photography

Yellow Aspen Trees + Rocky Mountains  // photo[beatonphotography.com]  Colorado Destination Wedding Photography

Dillon Reservoir 

Yellow Aspen Trees + Rocky Mountains  // photo[beatonphotography.com]  Colorado Destination Wedding Photography

Keystone Gulch

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Yellow Aspen Trees + Rocky Mountains  // photo[beatonphotography.com]  Colorado Destination Wedding Photography

Photos courtesy of Kay Beaton.  

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[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer

[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer
Q.  What's one of the most memorable moments you've had at a wedding?
 
A.  I just so happened upon a couple eloping back in December '07 at Sapphire Point with 3 or 4 feet of new snow,  no guests, and just the presence of longtime local officiant Gretchen Abernathy.  The ceremony was barely 5 minutes, and they tipped me in exchange for photographing their wedding!  I still have goosebumps remembering that magical mountain encounter!  
 
 
[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer
Q. Any particular mountain adventure you wish you had your camera, but didn't?
 
A. No, never.  (OK maybe once when I encountered a moose on the mountain!) Since I work full time lugging that camera around when I head up the mountain on skiis or foot, I LOVE to be camera free!  I let my friends take all the photos on hut trips, and I occasionally take photos with my phone.  But I like to to experience the backcountry WITHOUT a camera when I can!
 
[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer
Q.  What do you love about Summit County as a photographer?
 
A. 360 degree views... there are usually so many angles to get a great photo... it's hard to decide!  Sometimes I get to a shooting location and I'm breathless aboout the possibilities.  Next week I shoot Julie and Evan's wedding at this amazing location:
 
[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer
Q.  What are your top 3 locations to take couples for photo shoots near Breckenridge?
 
A.
        1 - Town of Montezuma outside Keystone
        2 - Top of Keystone Mountain
        3 - Officer's Gulch
 
[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer
Q. What do you think of the progression of cameras, picture taking, social media and weddings?
 
A. It's changing rapidly like all technology... so I'm just trying to keep up with the trends!  
[ note: Kay is all over the web, she's very socially active, so connect with her, links are at the bottom of this post!]
[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer
 
Q. How do you think social media can be used at weddings in the mountains?
 
A. I've seen lots of bridal parties taking photos [with their smartphones] and immediately uploading them - showing friends at home the experience step by step.  I think it's fun!  So much more memorable than waiting weeks for hard copy prints!
[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer
 
Q. What's one way guests at a mountain wedding can use social media to share pics about the wedding and raise awareness of your company at the same time?
 
A. Just being honest... referencing my company when I've set up the image and they took a photo of it!  Sharing the enthusiasm for photography whether amateur or professional!
[VENDOR] Q&A w/ Kay Beaton of Beaton Photography: Colorado Destination Wedding and Family Photographer

Photos in this blog were courtesy of Kay Beaton!  

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