Kaylene + Chris: Pacific Northwest Engagement Photography

Kaylene + Chris: Pacific Northwest Engagement Photography | Image: Tyler and Hanna Photography LLC

Outdoor Engagement Photography in the Pacific Northwest

Today's post is all about Kaylene + Chris: Pacific Northwest Engagement Photography with images courtesy of Tyler and Hanna Photography LLC. As much as we love Colorado, there's a special magic in Oregon, Washington and Northern California. The coast, the trees and mountains there are a special mix of all the good things. We get a little yearning for the smell of the salty air and the beach. But, most of the time we forget it about as we choke on powder or the views from the Continental Divide! Just kidding, we love the Pacific Northwest too, but we can't be everywhere at once, so this post will have to take us there for a few moments. But, if you can't make it out there for a photo shoot, then Colorado will do just fine. Read on to learn more!

Adventure Engagements and Proposal Stories

We've helped guys deliver 12 dozen roses and spread them out in condos, waiting for a girlfriend to come back so you can propose surrounded by roses. Carriage ride waiting for when exit the gondola? Transportation to and from the ceremony and reception sites? Bike and ski rentals? It all adds up when it comes to time spent planning your romance in the rockies. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you set up a custom wedding package that will bundle services with wedding planning guidance along the way. Need a destination wedding planner and day of coordinator? Well, we can help you with that too. We know of several local companies in the Breckenridge, Vail and Denver areas that will take good care of you. Thanks for reading!

Kaylene + Chris: Pacific Northwest Engagement Photography | Image: Tyler and Hanna Photography LLC

Kaylene + Chris: Pacific Northwest Engagement Photography | Image: Tyler and Hanna Photography LLC

Kaylene + Chris: Pacific Northwest Engagement Photography | Image: Tyler and Hanna Photography LLC

Kaylene and Chris are a fun couple and they wanted to do something fun for their Engagement Portraits; something unique. So we went up into the mountains. The snow is tons of fun, but it's also incredibly beautiful and serene. It made for a truly incredible Engagement Session here in the Pacific Northwest.

Kaylene + Chris: Pacific Northwest Engagement Photography | Image: Tyler and Hanna Photography LLC
Kaylene + Chris: Pacific Northwest Engagement Photography | Image: Tyler and Hanna Photography LLC
Kaylene + Chris: Pacific Northwest Engagement Photography | Image: Tyler and Hanna Photography LLC
Kaylene + Chris: Pacific Northwest Engagement Photography | Image: Tyler and Hanna Photography LLC

Photographer:  TYLER AND HANNAH PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC//Other Location:Gold Creek Pond//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Christine + Thomas: Yosemite, California Engagement Photography

Christine + Thomas: Yosemite, California Engagement Photography | Image: Mr & Mrs Photography

Engagement Photography in the Mountains

While we love our Colorado weddings, I had a submission via Two Bright Lights that I couldn't pass on, and that's today's feature, Christine + Thomas: Yosemite, California Engagement Photography, with images courtesy of Mr & Mrs Photography. California has some magnificent Redwood forests, beaches and natural terrain that rivals anything in Colorado, so I decided to make an exception. I do share some amazing mountainous locations from around the world, so if you have someplace that's worthy of this mountain wedding blog, please share!

Elopements, Destination Weddings and Vow Renewals

We are mountain wedding specialists, and this blog is to help you find inspiration, vendors, photo shoot locations and more. If you want to explore our blog for a while and figure things out on your own, that's why we built this. For you. But, if you're the type that is super busy and have done countless searches and somehow found your way here, then ask yourself how much more time you want to spend trying to figure out by yourself. Do you need a wedding planner? Maybe. If you do, we know plenty that are quality service providers that can hold your hand the whole way, and will even act as a day of coordinator. Your wedding venue might have an event manager on staff, but they won't attend to the details the way a planner would.

We also are constantly adding new custom wedding packages to our online store, so check them out and know that many brides are customizing them a little bit here and there, making it just right for their day. No two weddings are ever the same, so please don't hesitate to contact us to learn more. 

Christine + Thomas: Yosemite, California Engagement Photography | Image: Mr & Mrs Photography

Christine + Thomas: Yosemite, California Engagement Photography | Image: Mr & Mrs Photography

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Christine + Thomas: Yosemite, California Engagement Photography | Image: Mr & Mrs Photography

This amazing couple Christine and Tom agreed to travel up to breathtaking Yosemite National Park for their engagement session. There are simply no words to describe Yosemite's beauty, so needless to say we were stoked.
We arrived around 4pm and did a little sight seeing while scouting the grounds then met up with Christine and Tom at 5:30 from the moment we saw them in there casual yet sophisticated out fit choice, we knew we were in for a treat.
Christine's linen spring dress and ankle high boots paired with Tom's plaid and khakis was perfect. These two lovebirds jumped right in and started making magic right from the first photograph.
We had a blast with these two, they so incredibly cute and close in the photo. Their love and excitement beamed right off of them and show in the photos. We simply can not wait for their May 2nd wedding!!
We arrived around 4pm and did a little sight seeing while scouting the grounds then met up with Christine and Tom at 5:30 from the moment we saw them in there casual yet sophisticated out fit choice, we knew we were in for a treat. Christine's linen spring dress and ankle high boots paired with Tom's plaid and khakis was perfect.
These two lovebirds jumped right in and started making magic right from the first photograph. We had a blast with these two, they so incredibly cute and close in the photo. Their love and excitement beamed right off of them and show in the photos. We simply can not wait for their May 2nd wedding!!

Christine + Thomas: Yosemite, California Engagement Photography | Image: Mr & Mrs Photography Christine + Thomas: Yosemite, California Engagement Photography | Image: Mr & Mrs Photography Christine + Thomas: Yosemite, California Engagement Photography | Image: Mr & Mrs Photography

Photographer:  Mr & Mrs Photography//Other Location:Yosemite National Park//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography | Image: BTW Photography

Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado

When you're driving towards Boulder, the Flat Irons are on your left, and are the backdrop for today's post, Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography, with images courtesy of BTW Photography. The foothills near Denver are a quick and easy way for couples on the Front Range of Colorado to get that dramatic backdrop, perfect for engagement photos. As you can see here, the couple changed clothes to mix up the feel, as they moved around locations. Once you have a nice set of photos, you can pepper them among your friends and family.

Rocky Mountain Engagement Photography

For folks considering the Rocky Mountains for a Destination Wedding, Vow Renewal or Elopement can choose the mountain towns, which typically reside at 8,000 feet or higher, while the Denver area is in the 5,000 foot range (Hence the moniker, the "Mile High City"). If any of your guests have questionable health issues, we recommend a night or two of acclimation in Denver before heading up to say, Breckenridge, which is at almost 10,000 feet.

If this post inspires you, and you're ready to book your all-inclusive package, then click here to see options (more coming soon), or please contact us with any questions you have. Thanks for stopping by!

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography | Image: BTW Photography

A chance meeting at a wedding, along with some slick moves on the dance floor is the beginning of this couple's fairytale story.
While visiting Annie's dad in Paris, Nate placed clues for Annie to follow all around the city, taking her to antique bookstores, coffee shops, the Louvre, and finally the Eiffel Tower, where she was met by Nate, a single rose, and an heirloom engagement ring.
The diamond of the ring was the same diamond Nate's father used to propose to his mother. Years earlier, Annie mentioned she liked a ring while window shopping. Nate, to her surprise, got the ring and held onto it for years, knowing he would one day use it to propose to her.
Nate and Annie currently live in Boulder, Colorado. The photos were taken around town. The Flatiron Mountains served as a perfect backdrop when we shot at the Chautauqua Park.
Later, we drove up to the Flagstaff Amphitheater, where Nate serenaded Annie with his guitar and we filmed what will become a Love Story film that will be showed at their wedding. Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better couple or a more picturesque location.

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography | Image: BTW Photography

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography | Image: BTW Photography

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography | Image: BTW Photography

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography | Image: BTW Photography

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography | Image: BTW Photography

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography | Image: BTW Photography

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography | Image: BTW Photography

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography | Image: BTW Photography

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography | Image: BTW Photography

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography | Image: BTW Photography

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography | Image: BTW Photography

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography | Image: BTW Photography

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography | Image: BTW Photography

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography | Image: BTW Photography

Anastasia + Nathan: Chautauqua Park Engagement Photography | Image: BTW Photography

Photographer:  BTW Photography//Other Location: Chautauqua Park//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

{ Real Mountain Wedding } Michelle + Tripp at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado

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Today we have a wedding from Carrie Butler Photography in gorgeous Vail, Colorado. Michelle and Tripp's wedding day was just at the peak of golden Fall colors in Vail at the Donovan Pavilion, a gorgeous and public venue next to a river and a park.

The bridal party stayed at the Vail Cascade where they relaxed, enjoyed the bar and got ready for their event. Most of the first look and portraits were taken at the hotel before the wedding ceremony and reception which were held within walking distance of the wedding venue.

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Look at that gorgeous golden backdrop! There is no place like Colorado in the fall! The Aspen trees just glow.

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Who doesn't love bundt cake? Especially MINI bundt cakes!

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

Michelle + Tripp // Donovan Pavilion Wedding and Reception in Vail, CO

 // VENDORS

Photographer: Carrie Butler Photography

Second Shooter: Elevation Photography

Floral Design: The Garden Path Co.

Event Venue: Vail Cascade Hotel

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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