[ Photo Shoot Location ] The Barns at the Keystone Ranch in Keystone, Colorado

[ Photo Shoot Location ] The Barns at the Back Ranch in Keystone, Colorado  |  Destination Wedding, Summit County, Kay Beaton, Beaton Photography

The Keystone Ranch barns are an amazing set of buildings to be able to use as a backdrop for some photos.  Ask us how you can work with talented wedding photographers such as Colorado-based Kay Beaton, who after calling Summit County home for many years, has decided to try the front range.  She loves to work and by work, I mean go skiing, hiking and sharing our mountains with clients who are mountain folks themselves, and need a photographer who can follow them along the mountain adventure chosen for that particular shoot.

[ Photo Shoot Location ] The Barns at the Back Ranch in Keystone, Colorado  |  Destination Wedding, Summit County, Kay Beaton, Beaton Photography

You see, we are designing adventure wedding experiences for couples, families and planners wanting to craft personalized mountain gatherings, while saving both time and money.  When you work with our team, you'll have a team of local wedding pros to help and guide your planning, design your event theme, palette and to work out details of design style if you would like.  

When asked about the barns in this collection of photos, she says that "we have three weddings coming up in September all at Keystone Ranch, I decided before wedding day I should check out the accessibility of these beautiful barns. I have seen lots of dynamic photos of them over the years, but have never been there myself.

So yesterday I ventured out and learned how beautiful it is - although they are a little hard to access if you're not a golfer or a bride! They are old historic barns smack between the 6th and 8th greens and it does take some "golfer etiquette" to get there backwards on the course. For couples that have booked a Keystone Ranch wedding, I highly recommend taking the 20 minutes to do couple photos out there at the barns!

I have photographed a few golf tournaments, and have learned to drive a golf cart backwards on the course…. I have learned lots of lessons from the beverage cart drivers as they do it all day everyday! AND with the brides I'll be sure to keep the plexiglass top all the way down and not risk a stray golf ball before the reception photos!"

 [ Photo Shoot Location ] The Barns at the Back Ranch in Keystone, Colorado  |  Destination Wedding, Summit County, Kay Beaton, Beaton Photography

 Kay Beaton

[ Photo Shoot Location ] The Barns at the Back Ranch in Keystone, Colorado  |  Destination Wedding, Summit County, Kay Beaton, Beaton Photography

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Check out other blog posts on the Keystone area by clicking here, and to see more gorgeous photos from Beaton Photography, then be sure to click right here.  Thanks for reading!

[HOW TO] Have a Destination Ranch Wedding in the Colorado Rocky Mountains

We've sourced two ranches near Breckenridge that will create an epic mountain wedding experience that guests will remember for a long time. One is north of Breck, and one is south.  Today's featured video introduces you to the American Safari Ranch near Fairplay, Colorado

The American Safari Ranch is located about half an hour away from the vacation and mountain wedding mecca that Breckenridge, Colorado has become.   Stan and Derek came by the barn to talk about all the possibilities for western-themed weddings on their ranch.  

Horseback riding, ATV's, and a saloon is on property, as well as plenty of sleeping areas for guests.  Keep it rustic, or dress it up.  It's up to you, of course.   Overflow guests can stay at the Riverside Inn in Fairplay.

We'll be visiting the ranch for a photo session next week, so check back for that episode!  

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Ask for Derek's deal, and that you saw this post on the blog and you'll get a special offer to come check out the ranch prior to the wedding and go horseback riding!  Wedding planning can be a real adventure if you let it be.