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 Denver wedding photographer is to make this experience as stress free and easy as possible!
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As a Denver wedding photographer, I've been to a lot of Denver weddings and venues! Denver 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, Denver will likely have something you'll love! (Unless you want to get married by the ocean... you'll have no luck in that department).
The Manor House is a stunning venue located just outside Denver. It has gorgeous white pillars and sweeping views of the mountains.
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in Colorado Springs is one the most gorgeous and unique venues. It is surrounded by the stunning red rocks of Colorado Springs
Pines at Genesee
The Pines is only 18 miles from Denver and situated in the mountains. The outdoor ceremony site is one of my favorites since it is enveloped in pine trees.
Lyons River Bend is a gorgeous venue just 45 minutes from Denver. It is situated on a river and features a stunning cliff backdrop.
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.
Lyons Farmette is a charming venue just 45 minutes outside Denver. It features a beautiful creek, lush grass, and gorgeous trees. Bonus? You can get your florals right from the farm!
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Cielo at Castle Pines
The Cielo at Castle Pines is a gorgeous venue located just 30 minutes outside of Denver. It has a massive open reception space, with sliding glass doors leading to the outdoor ceremony site.
This sprawling mountain ranch is quintessential rustic Colorado, from the leather touches to sweeping mountain views, if you're wanting classic Colorado, this is the place for you.
The Oaks at Plum Creek is situated on a beautiful golf course. The interior space looks like a luxury resort and it boasts one of my favorite getting ready suites of all time.
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I'm so excited to hear more about your vision! Send me a message and I'll get back to you within 24-48 hours!
After filling out my contact form, I'll be in touch and send over my pricing guide if I'm available. Once you've browsed the collections and read the faq's, you'll schedule a video call using the scheduler link in your inquiry email. During that meeting you can ask any questions and I'll learn a little more about your vision and needs for wedding day to make sure we're the right fit!
the next step
After our consultation I'll send over a proposal that will be live for 7 days. The proposal will have all my different packages and add-ons. You and your fiance can choose and customize the perfect package, but also don't stress if you don't know for sure what you want right away, you can always add hours or à la carte items later! You'll then be directed to an invoice to pay your retainer and contract. Once your retainer has been paid and contract signed you'll be officially booked!!!
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Engagement sessions are discounted for wedding couples. It's a great way for us to get to know each other. I always say it's like a practice run before the big day. At your engagement session I'll learn more about you and your fiance, which poses you like, which you don't. And you'll get all your pre-session nerves out so come wedding day you both are total pros! I recommend scheduling these 7-8 months before your wedding.
the next step
I'm a very type A person. I love details and organization, which is why learning about your wedding day is super important to me! This is where my wedding questionnaire comes in. It has lots of information such as your family shot list, must have images, and more. This will really help me get a feel of your priorities and expectations of your wedding day, so I can tailor my experience to best fit your needs!
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Timelines are usually one of the most stressful things for my couples, so I'm happy to assist or even create one from scratch! Not only will I be able to help you with photo related events (such as how long family photos will take with your shot list or when the best lighting is for your ceremony) but I can also provide lots of insight for the whole day (like when you should leave for the venue or what you should look for in a getting ready space).
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After you've filled out my questionnaire and I've created a rough timeline, I like to schedule one last consultation. This can be either a video call or in person (I love doing these at your venue!) We'll go over the questionnaire and make sure we're all on the same page. I want to do everything in my power to ensure you have the most stress free, fun wedding- so it's super important that I know all the details before the big day!
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Today's the day! All the planning and prep has lead to this! Now is the time where you get to relax and enjoy yourself- I and the rest of your vendors will take care of the rest. Dance, eat cake, take some gorgeous pictures, and soak in the day!
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After your wedding I'll immediately come home and start backing up your images (no matter how late it is!) Then I'll get to work on a few sneak peeks. Two weeks later your blog post or highlight gallery will go live with 50-80 of my favorite images that really tell the story of your day. And then in 6-8 you'll receive your final images to download via a gorgeous online gallery. Pop some champagne and make it a date night relieving your special day.
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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 Denver wedding.
Summer is one of my favorite times to photograph in Denver 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 Denver 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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