Life goes by fast (and your wedding will go by even faster!) Which is why I want you to ENJOY your wedding day. I want your wedding photos to feel how your day felt, fun, joyful and relaxed! My job as a Boulder wedding photographer is to make this experience as stress free and easy as possible!
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some of my favorite
Boulder Wedding Venues
As a Boulder wedding photographer, I've been to a lot of Boulder venues! Boulder has a wide variety of different wedding venues, from hotel ballrooms to grand outdoor barns to industrial warehouses to mountain lodges. Whatever your vision is, Boulder will likely have something you'll love! (Unless you want to get married by the ocean... you'll have no luck in that department).
If you are looking for a culinary experience, look no further than the Greenbriar Inn! This antique venue situated on 20 acres of land offers gathers for 10-300 people, they are known for their fantastic food– foodies rejoice!
This gorgeous venue is an art gallery that truly is a blank canvas for your wedding vision. The venue is all white with light colored wood, making it a beautiful, bright and airy venue choice.
Boulder Country Club
BCC is one of my favorite country clubs in Colorado. Not only do you have the classic rolling grass, but also views of the Rockies and a stunning floor to ceiling glass windows. It is modern meets the outdoors.
Ya Ya Orchard
This venue is truly a rustic dream. It is situated on a working farm with over 1000 fruit trees. If you're wanting a venue with a true, elevated farm feel, this spot might be for you!
Boulder Flower Farm
This is truly one of my favorite venues. It is just 10 minutes outside Boulder, but feels so magical. All rentals include flowers harvested on site. And the food here is incredible!
The St. Julien Hotel in Boulder was named one of Conde Nast's best hotels and it's clear why! The luxury hotel boasts gorgeous views of the Flatirons and fantastic indoor/outdoor space.
Black Canyon Inn
Estes Park is definitely a little further from Boulder, but if you're wanting those truly epic mountain views, this might be the place. This venue has beautiful wooden walls and multi-use indoor/outdoor space.
River Bend Lyons is a charming wedding venue located only 20 minutes from downtown Boulder! The wedding venue is situated on the banks of the river and features dramatic stone cliffs.
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Lyons Farmette is a charming wedding venue located only 20 minutes from downtown Boulder! The wedding venue is situated on a working flower farm and has a grassy, backyard feel.
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Colorado temperatures vary greatly from season to season (and even day to day!!) Here are some weather related tips for your Boulder wedding.
Summer is one of my favorite times to photograph in Boulder because the weather is so predictable. Temperatures are relatively mild (especially comparing it to Texas, my home state!)
Spring can be colder than you might think! Especially if you're wanting to go into the mountains. And there might not be as many flowers and fauna since it takes longer for the winter ice to melt.
Fall has the most gorgeous colors, but it comes and goes quickly! Fall is my favorite season in Colorado. The orange and yellow leaves are absolutely magical. But Fall can come and go quickly. Sometimes those gorgeous leaves only last a week. But if you plan it right (and with a little luck) your wedding would be stunning.
Winter can be freezing or mild. Winter in Colorado is always a toss up. It can be frigid or mild. Always plan for it being cold. (Layers, proper transportation, etc.)
When would I plan a Boulder wedding? Go with Summer or Fall! If you're wanting those gorgeous fall colors, aim for late September. Luckily though, Colorado is beautiful all year round– you really can't go wrong!
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"Leah was simply AMAZING! From the engagement shoot to the bridal portraits and the wedding she went out of her way to make everything perfect! Her kind heart and outstanding professionalism made working with her so easy. Leah isn’t there to just capture pictures, she is there to capture moments and emotions that will last a lifetime. If you are looking for a photographer, your search is over. Don’t pass this girl up!"
- Katie G.
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"leah is my photographer turned best friend"
"She took the time to plan out a detailed wedding day schedule with us and to get to know our preferences for photos, so she could be sure to capture the moments that were most important to us. On the wedding day, Leah kept to the schedule and made taking photos so fun! Many of our family members commented on how efficient the family portraits were. We were able to get all the photos we wanted and more! We are so happy with all the wonderful photos we received from Leah. We highly recommend Leah Goetzel Photography!"
"The kindest soul you'll ever meet."
"She truly puts her clients first and will go through great measures to make sure they are comfortable and happy with their photos. I was on a budget for photos and I do not exaggerate when I say that she is the most talented photographer I know. In my opinion she's the best of the best and for a great price. I could not recommend her enough I'm so happy to of met such a wonderful person!"
"you need leah!"
"Leah was incredibly professional and so fun to work with. There are inevitably things in the wedding planning process that can be higher stress and I can say that not only working with Leah with photography was not stressful, her and her team made other aspects easier. And we love the photos! She has a very smooth photography planning workstream and was such a treat to work with. You need Leah!"
"WE CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT LEAH!"
"I feel like Leah is my photographer-turned-best-friend! Leah is such a genuine person and actually tries to get to know you and your partner. She wants to learn your personalities so its reflected in the pictures. Leah's now photographed our engagement session, our mini Covid wedding, and will photograph our full wedding next year. I wish we lived closer to each other (I'm now in Seattle, she will be in Denver) because I want her to capture ALL of our moments in the future, too! Book Leah today - you are doing yourself a disservice if you don't!"
"We will cherish your work forever!"
"Leah was absolutely amazing! She captured the story and feeling of our intimate wedding so perfectly in her pictures! She did an amazing job at balancing being a fly on the wall while grabbing those candid moments and also keeping us moving in the right direction and giving cues for those posed picture. She has a great eye for what to capture and her editing was beautiful and very timely! You will not regret booking her, I can't think of anything more I'd want from such wonderful pictures! Thanks again Leah!
"I highly recommend her"
"Leah is fabulous!! She made us feel like models in front of the camera, when we both don't enjoy getting our photos taken. She was super professional and got the job done when we were in a bit of a time crunch. Leah took time to get to know us as a couple and took that into consideration when photographing us. We are so happy that Leah photographed our engagement and wedding photos. I highly recommend her for your photography needs!"
"leah is the type of person you never forget"
"Leah was such an absolute joy to work with!! Her positive and reassuring attitude throughout the day kept such a calm and fun atmosphere present. We did experience some rain on our day which I thought might ruin some of our special shots we were trying to capture, but Leah delivered beautifully and worked with the elements to create photos that we will cherish for a lifetime. Not only is she great at what she does but she is also a wonderful person and you will leave your session feeling like she is someone you could be best friends with."
"simply, working with leah was a dream"
"Our wedding celebration had to be postponed due to COVID. However, she was able to capture both our original wedding day in March as well as our newly scheduled wedding celebration in July. Leah was always professional while also managing to seem like someone you've known for years. She's a calming force during a hectic & chaotic time. On top of her reassuring demeanor, she captured both days perfectly. Her positivity carried us through the uncertainty of both days and working with her was an absolute joy."
"leah made our day so special"
" Leah helped make the day run smoothly and held our hands through the scheduling process. She also has a great "bride guide" on her website to help her clients know what to expect on their big day as well as tips leading up to it. Leah was respectful and polite but stern and took charge when necessary to keep the day running smoothly and include all of the memories in the photos. I actually cried when we got our sneak peek gallery because of how well they turned out and how they brought me back to the day, all of the emotions and love."
"you'd be crazy not to book leah!"
"From the engagement shoot to the bridal portraits and the wedding she went out of her way to make everything perfect! Her kind heart and outstanding professionalism made working with her so easy. Leah isn’t there to just capture pictures, she is there to capture moments and emotions that will last a lifetime. If you are looking for a photographer, your search is over. Don’t pass this girl up!"