Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

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!

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

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!

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Laura + Sean: Colorado Winter Engagement in the Vail Village | Image: amanda.matilda.photography

Photographer:  amanda.matilda.photography//Other Location:Vail Village//

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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//

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Shannon + Sandy: Winter Wedding Elopement in Breckenridge, Colorado [Sneak Peek]

  Shannon + Sandy: Winter Wedding Elopement in Breckenridge, Colorado | Image: Carl Scofield Photography

Colorado Winter Wedding

Today's post is a sneak peek from Shannon + Sandy: Winter Wedding Elopement in Breckenridge, Colorado with images courtesy of Carl Scofield Photography. We have had a busy winter of helping couples plan elopements and small weddings in Breck. Carl worked with this couples and their small group and found an intimate spot in the woods to exchange vows. Carl, the photographer, and Leslie, the officiant are both longtime locals that we've known for many years. They are both avid skiers, but did not don skis for this ceremony, although both are hardy mountain people that are two worthy considerations when having your wedding during the deep of winter in the Rocky Mountains. Bridal bouquet and personal flowers were created by Petal and Bean, our former shop that is one of our preferred vendors to work with.

Shannon + Sandy: Winter Wedding Elopement in Breckenridge, Colorado | Image: Carl Scofield Photography

Elope to Breckenridge

We are working on putting together blogs from the couples that we helped. Many of them chose our simple package that we put together for them. Please click here to see the packages that we offer. Once you're ready, please click here to contact us to start the process. If you've submitted weddings via Two Bright Lights, or via email, thanks for being patient with us on posting them, as we had some technical details to sort out at the beginning of the year. Thanks for reading and stopping by!

Shannon + Sandy: Winter Wedding Elopement in Breckenridge, Colorado | Image: Carl Scofield Photography

 

 

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//

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2015 International Snow Sculptures in Breckenridge, Colorado [Photo]

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International Snow Sculpting Championships

Every January in a downtown parking lot, our little mountain town becomes a magical place, hosting the  2015 International Snow Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado. Teams from around the world carve up huge blocks of snow, that was transported, and then stomped on by enthusiastic locals. Visitors flock to see the completed structures, which stand for another two weeks after a week of carving. The week of carving is a haven for photographers, as teams use their tools to shape the snow into the dreams that they brought with them. Wander early or late, they're lit up a night for late visitors, and you will truly be walking in a winter wonderland.

Photo Shoot Location for Colorado Elopements

Please contact us if you want more info on this event, on how to set up a last-minute elopement to Breckenridge, a photo session among the sculptures or what other fun events come through town that might be good for your destination wedding experience for friends and family. If you use gmail or any other Google products, then you might be using Google+, where I made a "story" about the snow sculptures. Click here or on the title in the embedded post below. You can see another public album I have on Facebook here.  

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Vail, Colorado Engagement Shoot by Selah Photography

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In today's blog, we are celebrating the engagement of Ashley and Damian with an engagement photo session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography. The yellow aspen trees gave way to light that bounced off the fresh snow starting to cover the ground. This engagement session shows off the infectious love between Ashley and Damian that can't be denied. Best of all, Selah Photography documented a fun and romantic side of the couple's personalities. Selah Photography share five tips on how to get the best engagement photos on their blog while showing us Ashley & Damian's fall to winter engagement session. If you're planning on taking your engagement pictures soon, take a look at their very practical tips like not canceling your session due to the weather.

Embrace mountain weather conditions like snow and rain because that usually means you have a chance of getting magical light and flurries just like these photos captured.

Thanks to Jackie Zoeller from Selah Photography for sharing the mountain engagement photography tips and this gorgeous couple!

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

{ Engagement } Ashley + Damian // Engagement Photo Session in Vail, Colorado by Selah Photography

Highlights from the International Snow Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado

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The first picture shows my favorite creation from this year's competition, but this blog show's the Highlights from the International Snow Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado. If you're lucky enough to be in town while the sculpting happens, you've seen how hard all these teams work through the sun, snow and elements that exist at 10,00 feet in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Please check out their Instagram profile, new this year: http://instagram.com/brecksnowsculptures