Angelica + Nathan: Wedding Anniversary in Rocky Mountain National Park

Angelica + Nathan: Wedding Anniversary in Rocky Mountain National Park | Image: Matthew Irving Photography

Wedding Anniversary Photo Shoot

Today's post is all about Angelica + Nathan: Wedding Anniversary in Rocky Mountain National Park, with images courtesy of Matthew Irving Photography. It's a long distance love story that has its roots in childhood memories. If you love happy endings then be sure to scroll down and read the album's story, as told through the eyes of the bride.

Colorado Photography for Anniversaries and Vow Renewals

This set of images were submitted via Two Bright Lights, and we are an editorial partner with them, telling the love stories from the mountain towns of Breckenridge, Summit County and the Vail Valley. We love sharing the stories and images from elopements, engagements, destination weddings, vow renewals, and now, anniversaries! Please click here to learn more about how to submit yours, and if you've stumbled across this Breck Wedding blog, know that we are helping couples create custom wedding packages with services from qualified vendors and services that will help you save time and money. Contact us to learn more.

Angelica + Nathan: Wedding Anniversary in Rocky Mountain National Park | Image: Matthew Irving Photography

Angelica + Nathan: Wedding Anniversary in Rocky Mountain National Park | Image: Matthew Irving Photography

Angelica + Nathan: Wedding Anniversary in Rocky Mountain National Park | Image: Matthew Irving Photography

Angelica and Nathan decided to add a little romance to their marriage by planning a couples shoot for their 2nd anniversary. These two are fashion savvy and super cute! But, their love story is cutest of all;FROM THE BRIDE: It's a long story and telling the whole story will piece it all together. We actually knew each other as children.

Both of our dads were in the Air Force and they both were stationed together at Guam. Our moms became friends since both of them are Filipino and connect culturally. I attended preschool and kindergarten with Nathan and sometimes our moms had us play together growing up. When he started to get older though, he started to associate more with boys only since girls have cooties you know.

About 2nd grade, Nathan and his parents moved away to Germany, while my family and I remained at Guam for awhile. It wasn't until I was 10 years old that we moved to Oklahoma in the US. My mom had always kept in touch with his mom and I would only see pictures of him during the holidays.

When I was about 16 years old, my mom told me that Nathan and his parents moved to Illinois in the US, so we went to finally meet them at when I was about 17 years old. I admit I was kind of curious to see the kind of person he grew up to be. Haha, as high school usually is, we were polar opposites, so we didn't get along nor did we like each other.

He was that guy who played sports a lot, while I was not very social and more of a bookworm kind of girl. He told me later he felt I was competing with him then, haha. We probably argued that whole trip there. Looked kind of hopeless for us. :P At 20 years old during December 2009, we all met up at Hawaii with another family that also knew us from Guam. That's probably about the first time I've really noticed him, but I was kind of in denial and thought I wouldn't like him much. While we were there, I needed to talk to him more to know more about him. Supposedly when I like someone I make it SO obvious. :P

When it was time for goodbyes , I gave him my cellphone number to keep in touch, but I guess he lost it while traveling back home. Luckily he reached out to me on Facebook and that's when the talking started. We started talking more seriously in January of 2010 through Facebook when we both admitted that we liked each other. Both of our parents approved of it since they both had known each other since we were children, The long distance relationship was a struggle I admit at first. We both didn't know where it would go and how often we'd be able to meet in person. We were both attending college at the time, which kept us busy and Nathan was focusing towards his military career.

Our parents tried their best to help us out with traveling while we both worked hard ourselves to make it work. Nathan was the most hesitant about it, but I kept insisting maybe this could work, so he gave us a chance. He said he wouldn't consider us an item until he met me in person and took me on a first date, so in March 2010, he met me in Oklahoma and we went on our first date. It was quick, yet sweet and simple. Of course, a dinner. Afterwards he asked me if I would be his girlfriend and I accepted. And the rest is kind of history. :]

Angelica + Nathan: Wedding Anniversary in Rocky Mountain National Park | Image: Matthew Irving Photography

Angelica + Nathan: Wedding Anniversary in Rocky Mountain National Park | Image: Matthew Irving Photography

Angelica + Nathan: Wedding Anniversary in Rocky Mountain National Park | Image: Matthew Irving Photography

Angelica + Nathan: Wedding Anniversary in Rocky Mountain National Park | Image: Matthew Irving Photography

Angelica + Nathan: Wedding Anniversary in Rocky Mountain National Park | Image: Matthew Irving Photography

Angelica + Nathan: Wedding Anniversary in Rocky Mountain National Park | Image: Matthew Irving Photography

Angelica + Nathan: Wedding Anniversary in Rocky Mountain National Park | Image: Matthew Irving Photography

Angelica + Nathan: Wedding Anniversary in Rocky Mountain National Park | Image: Matthew Irving Photography

Angelica + Nathan: Wedding Anniversary in Rocky Mountain National Park | Image: Matthew Irving Photography

Photographer:  Mathew Irving Photography//Other Location:Rocky Mountain National Park //

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Katelyn + Graham at Estes Park, Colorado

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Katelyn + Graham at Estes Park, Colorado | Image: Lucky Malone Happy 2015 to all our readers, and to all of you who were engaged over the winter holidays! Ski season is in full swing in Breckenridge, the snow sculptures will be up later this month, but don't expect to see the Ice Castle when you visit, as it's not in Colorado at all this year. Please visit our venues page to learn about all the options available in our area, and if you don't see one on there that should be, please let us know. We have a simple contact form at the top right of the sidebar of this blog.

When the floods hit Estes Park, this couple had to relocate their wedding, but they returned to capture the images I'm sharing in today's post, "Katelyn + Graham at Estes Park, Colorado," courtesy of Lucky Malone. We've even heard of weddings being misplaced due to legalities arising from commercial operations and county compliance at Dry Gulch Town, so whatever the reason, whatever the season, please contact us to learn more about

Katelyn + Graham at Estes Park, Colorado | Image: Lucky Malone

Katelyn + Graham at Estes Park, Colorado | Image: Lucky Malone

Katelyn and Graham where one of the many couples whose weddings was disrupted by the devastating flooding last September. Their dream mountain wedding at Katelyn’s family cabin in Estes Park got moved to Boulder at the very last minute. To capture some of their dream, we were able to do a make-up photo session at the cabin in October. The golden fall grass and purple rocky mountains were a perfect backdrop for this shoot.

Katelyn + Graham at Estes Park, Colorado | Image: Lucky Malone

Katelyn + Graham at Estes Park, Colorado | Image: Lucky Malone

Katelyn + Graham at Estes Park, Colorado | Image: Lucky Malone

Katelyn + Graham at Estes Park, Colorado | Image: Lucky Malone

Katelyn + Graham at Estes Park, Colorado | Image: Lucky Malone

Katelyn + Graham at Estes Park, Colorado | Image: Lucky Malone

Katelyn + Graham at Estes Park, Colorado | Image: Lucky Malone

Photographer:  lucky malone//Dress Store: anna bé bridal boutique//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Hugo Boss (Groom)//Dress Designer: Tara Latour//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

{ 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

[photo Shoot Location] International Snow Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado

It has begun.  The forms are up, and the first few blocks are already in place.  These square blocks are carved by hand, by teams from all over the world, and right here in downtown Breckenridge.  I saw these just today and it made me think to share some ideas with you all.  These temporary works of art attract thousands of visitors, couples and families with cameras in hand.  Why not turn it into a photo shoot?

That's right.  Hire a pro and take some photos in and around the snow sculptures in Breck.  If you need help planning it all out, setting up flowers at a restaurant, transportation, or other details, that's what we do best.  We're longtime locals with lots of ideas for adventure wedding packages including dog sledding, skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling and other fun stuff.  

[Photo Shoot Location] The International Snow Sculpting Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado

Yep, this block represents the potential of the experiences you could have here in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  Send us an email right now with your romantic idea, what you'd like to be doing, and when you'd like it to happen.  We'll do all the rest.

 Check out our flower shop's blog on the snow sculptures.  An intro blog here, part twopart three and part four.   Thanks for reading!

[How To] Book Your Adventure Wedding Photo Shoot in the Colorado Rocky Mountains

Mountains = Adventure, and we now have Adventure Wedding Photo Shoot Packages that we're offering with the top wedding photographers that are available for destination weddings in the Breckenridge and Summit County area.  We have worked with these photographers and can help you live your dreams and take some fun, dramatic images that can be shared via your engagement announcement, after the wedding, or even as a thank you card for guests who attended the wedding.  

We've come up with three ideas for settings and / or activities, so here they are:

    1. Horses, ranches and barns.
    2. Cliffs, rocks and rivers.
    3. Alpine, above tree line and panoramic vistas.

Please contact us to learn more about how we can match you with the right photographer, with the right setting, at the perfect time of year.  Last winter, we worked with Katie and Victor Girtman of Studio Kiva, a Breckenridge-based wedding photography business to help a couple from Sweden live out their dream of having a dog sled wedding.  

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 In the image above, Katie Girtman leans over to get the shot.  She's a true mountain girl that can you follow down the hill on skis, up on tall rock faces and almost anywhere you're thinking about for "trash the dress" shoot or otherwise.  Let's talk and plan some fun stuff!

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[ Photo Shoot Location ] The Barn at 201 N Main in Breckenridge, Colorado

Just moments ago, Katie Girtman of Studio Kiva Photography popped by with Katie and Tucker on the day before their wedding at Ten Mile Station.  This is a great idea, as couples might not have as much time on the big day to wander around and get styled photos for their wedding collection.

When you work with locals, they'll be able to take you to the cabins with character, like at the Lomax Placer historical site, or even towards the dredge up in French Gulch.

[ Photo Shoot Location ] The Barn at 201 N Main in Breckenridge, Colorado - Katie Girtman, Studio Kiva, Breckenridge Wedding Photography

Katie (in pink) capturing the moment with Katie and Tucker

[ Photo Shoot Location ] The Barn at 201 N Main in Breckenridge, Colorado - Katie Girtman, Studio Kiva, Breckenridge Wedding Photography

When you park in the big parking lot south of the gondola, you'll see this sign.  Walk across the bridge and you'll see the barn!

[ Photo Shoot Location ] The Barn at 201 N Main in Breckenridge, Colorado - Katie Girtman, Studio Kiva, Breckenridge Wedding Photography

I pulled the door shut and this is a sweet spot for some Breckenridge wedding photos, don't you think?  Who's next?

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two

The comments, likes, and response we received from this post was great!  "Now this is what I'm talking about!!" was mentioned by a local wedding planner who spotted this post.  It was then shared by another local wedding officiant who shared it on her page, who received a comment that said: "OMG...That is just so wrong on so many levels. I swear, I got vertigo just looking at them!! Beautiful though!"

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  Mountain Wedding Photography

We looked through the gallery for this shoot, and narrowed it down to two posts.  I pressed the photographer for a bit of backstory on this shoot, and this is what he had to say.

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  Mountain Wedding Photography

"The couple, Christie and Kevin, were married in Jackson, NH. The session on the cliff took place on Cathedral Ledge in North Conway, NH. The couple were not rock climbers so we had a training session the day before to give them a basic understanding of the equipment used hoping this would make the session on the cliff a little less stressful."

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  Mountain Wedding Photography

"Marc Chauvin of Chauvin Guides International was hired for all the rigging and rope work on the shoot."

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"We started before dawn to be in place at sunrise. The couple was lowered down to the ledge and anchored in place. They were always either tied into a rope or anchored to the cliff. Anchors were hidden by camera angle. Images were taken from various positions along the top of the cliff and I rappelled down for some as well. The ledge they were on is about 400 feet above the ground. Once we were done, Marc rigged up a pulley system and a bunch of us hauled the couple back up to the top."

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  mountain wedding photography

"Everything went off with out a hitch and it was a very exciting and unique bridal session."  I would definitely agree.  It's one of the most unique that we've ever seen.

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  mountain wedding photography

We also had a very nice comment come in and thought we'd share that as well.  We hope you enjoyed this photo shoot as much as we did!  Thanks for reading.

"Lakes Region Bride magazine has been lucky enough to work with Jay & Vicki of Philbrick Photography. Jay's vision and intepretation of weddings is creative and always unsual and beautiful. When we call him and say "Hey I've got this crazy idea for a photo shoot..." it doesn't take long for him to jump in...he's had a biplane chase a couple down a runway; put a bride with a mohawk in a latex wedding gown and also captured some of the most stunning and romantic wedding photography for our magazine. And by the way, it doesn't hurt to ask if Jay and VIcki will travel to Breckenridge! This world-traveling, high energy duo might be up for it!"

[PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  mountain wedding photography

 [PHOTO SHOOT LOCATION] Cliffhanger Photo Session: Part Two  |  photo[philbrickphoto.com]  mountain wedding photography

About the photographer

We are a wedding and portrait photography team operating out of North Conway, NH and Gloucester, MA. Married for almost 30 years, we love capturing all the excitement and emotion of couples beginning the journey we have enjoyed for so long. Our passion for photographing people is clearly demonstrated by our enthusiasm during a wedding or portrait session and the lengths to which we will go to create unique and memorable imagery. Working together to create artistic impressions of some of the most important moments in a couple's life is the most fulfilling and rewarding endeavor we could ever hope for. We simply can't get enough of it!

Our philosophy regarding photography is to embrace every possibility in the process of creating a more meaningful image. We don't charge by the hour, pose, or image but instead will work with you until you get the photographs you are looking for and will cherish forever.

Members of The New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association and The Boudoir Photography Network.

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