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I first “met” Taryn over the phone when her and Collin were living in Alaska. The girl on the phone was sweet, bubbly, and so excited for her big day. She knew she had found the man, and her excitement to marry him was so evident – even through the phone. Her Evergreen barn wedding – it was going to be fantastic.

When I finally got to meet Taryn face to face, she was no different…greeting me with a big hug, and with such a warm and inviting personality. As she told me the story of her and Collin, I wasn’t surprised when she told me their first date lasted for hours as they laughed together. And their story together – it’s unbelievable.
They’re both adopted.
Both incredibly close to their families. (Taryn even wore her biological mom’s wedding dress!)
Both with huge hearts made of pure gold.
And both absolutely perfect for each other.

These two are going to have an incredible journey together. I just know it.

Enjoy some of my favorites from their day. And leave a comment at the bottom! 25 comments and they will get a free 11×14 of their favorite image:)


Taryn’s dad and bridesmaids had the most fantastic reaction to seeing her in her dress for the first time.

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Collin’s reaction was equally as incredible.

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Perfect look for a bridal party at a barn wedding!

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The guys had a little something hiding…

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Collin’s dad performed the ceremony. I just love it when the officiant is someone personal – it takes the ceremony to a whole new level.

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That blue, blue sky. We got hit with a few drops of rain, but it was worth it for that view!

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The inside of the barn….so gorgeous!

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Taryn is the first bride I’ve photographed that wore an heirloom dress. I’m such a sentimental sap, I loved seeing Taryn in her “Heaven Mom’s” dress.
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The perfect decor. Rustic. Country. But not too over the top.

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If my kids ever give me one of these handkerchiefs on their wedding day, I’ll be a huge puddle of tears.

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Favorites. Because they are everything these two are about – the laughs and smiles, and the soft, close romance.

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Taryn’s biological mom passed away when she was young, and has a place in her heart as her “Heaven Mom”. The night before their wedding, a rainbow appeared for Taryn and Collin, and during their reception, we saw a double rainbow. Taryn’s dad spoke about it during his speech, and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room. It was so perfect for these two.

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I just love this shot my second shooter Heather got of the two dancing!

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And a night time shot to end the evening right.:)

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Taryn & Collin – I am so, so incredibly happy for you two! And I can’t wait to meet your daughter soon!!! (They’re expecting!!) So much happiness lies ahead of you. Thank you so much for having me be a part of your big day!

Taryn & Collin’s incredible Evergreen Barn Wedding vendors include:
Venue | The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park
Videography | Kelsey Luciano Productions
Catering | Colorado Catering Co.
DJ | FUNction Pro DJ & Event Services
Hair by Kaylee Pawlowski
Make Up by Lara Hay with Bobbi Brown Makeup

Leave a comment for the two and help them get a free 11×14! 

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  • Crystal Schwartz - Love my brother to pieces!! I’m ecstatic to be adding a sister (finally). Love you both and glad that we were able to be there to join the celebration.

  • Julie McKesson - These pictures are just as beautiful as the day it all happened. Thank you for capturing the moment of my daughters wedding day. These will always be special to Collin and Taryn ! Love rhese

  • Stefanie Anne Long - WOW!!! This is the most beautiful wedding EVER! We love you, Taryn! I’m so sad we missed it, it looks like a dream! Such a beautiful bride :)

  • Ty Bjorklund - There are no words!! They captured the day so beautifully!!

  • Donda Gorton - Beautiful!!! The love comes pouring out through those amazing photos!

  • Kelly Polo Wheeler - You two are so HAPPY! Beautiful pictures, it’s so wonderful seeing it all come together!

  • Audrey Leneigh King - Amazing job capturing such wonderful memories!

  • Jennifer Lyon - Absolutely beautiful wedding! Your wedding dress is gorgeous!

  • Leslee - WOW. What stunning photos to capture a beautiful couple! I am at awh!

30.

It’s one of those birthdays. One of the birthdays that comes with some stigma. That you’re supposed to dread.

No one puts it better than our own Joey Tribiani…

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With 30 quickly approaching, I decided to take a different route.
I wasn’t going to dread it, and I wasn’t going to “go all out” in the last few days of my 20s, either.

Instead, I wanted to do something different.
Every birthday, we focus on ourselves. How should we celebrate? What gifts do we want?
When my husband asked me what I wanted, I got to thinking. There’s no material thing I really need, so I thought about what I could ask for that makes me happy.
The first thing that popped in my mind? Surprising other people.

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You see, I love surprising people. I love their reaction. I love the smile it brings on their face.
I love interrupting the mundane in their day to bring them unexpected joy.

It’s selfish really. Because when I surprise people, I get this feeling. It’s pure joy.
Chocolate fountain joy. Last day of school joy.

So I made a goal. For my 30th birthday, I planned to do 30 random acts of kindness for others.


Here’s how it went:

1 & 2. M&M’s for cashiers
At the Target checkout, I added two packs of M&M’s to my purchase. The teenage cashier asked me, “Would you like these left out?”
I told him, “Sure. One is for you, so you can keep it back there.”
“Really? Wow!”
He looked stunned. Like I had given him a hundred bucks. They were 99 cents. As I walked away, I heard him tell a coworker, “That lady just got me a pack of m&m’s!”
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Then Emmett gave the other pack to a cashier that we always see at Target, and who I swear is always in a bad mood. I give her the benefit of the doubt. I don’t know her story. But….she tossed the m&m’s below her register without even a glance. Who knows…maybe she was distracted, or thought we were giving them to her to put back or something. Oh well. Can’t win ’em all, right? 😉

3. Amazon Smile
Not a week goes by I don’t order something from Amazon (ok, maybe it’s a day), so instead of using the normal amazon.com, I switched to smile.amazon.com and made the Matthew Shepard Foundation my chosen charity. Now my shopping habit benefits a great charity every time I hit that little “checkout now” button.

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4. Gatorade and Nutrigrain for my trusty UPS man
Really… I am an Amazon Prime addict. The poor UPS man visits my house SO MUCH. Can you blame me, though? With two little ones, why leave the house for something when I can have it brought to my doorstep? So I gave my UPS driver a little pick-me-up with a Nutrigrain bar and some Gatorade.

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I set it on the porch, and watched him through the window as he picked it up and took it to his truck. He smiled, and snapped a photo of it with his phone. Maybe he sent it to someone, maybe he just did it to document it. Either way, I know it made his day a little better.

5. Left some snacks for the Mailman, too.
My poor mailman. It seems like every day I have a package for him to come pick up. I didn’t see him grab his goodies, but he does seem to be extra-nice now 😉

6. Milk donation
I’ve been blessed with extra milk after having Lucy, and it breaks my heart to know that so many moms struggle to make enough for their little ones. I found a mom who has a little boy born prematurely and only weighs 12 pounds at 6 months old. She isn’t making enough so I gave her 50 ounces to hopefully help her little one.

7, 8, 9. Random Greeting Cards
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like receiving good mail. Skip the bills and junk mail, I’m talking about the handwritten notes, the care packages – the good stuff.Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 10.23.07 AMP I N I T
Handwritten notes make my day…so much so that I never throw them away. I have them all. You may call me a packrat, but I’m so sentimental about them. When my grandma sends me a card, I hesitate to even throw away the envelope, because she always makes the dot above the “i” in “Katie” into a little heart. I wanted to send some good mail to friends who could use a little pick-me-up, so I sent 3, no-reason-but-because-I-love-you cards.:)

10. PetSmart charity donation
Both of our pets are adopted, so every time I check out at PetSmart, I donate $2. $1 for each of them. A trip to PetSmart this week was no different.

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11. Delivered cookies to the local library…
Have you ever seen a librarian’s face when a 3 year old little boy walks up with a plate full of cookies, and says, “Thank you for what you do”?? It’s pure magic.
Her jaw dropped and followed with a smile that was so pure. Check it out –Random acts of kindness cookiesP I N I T

She was the sweetest thing ever. She couldn’t believe that we had no agenda. Just cookies. For absolutely no reason.

12. …And Police Station…
“Please use the buzzer to connect to dispatch” the sign outside the door to the Police Station read…
Um…..ok.

“Aurora Police. How can I help you?”
“Well…we’re just here to deliver some cookies. That’s it.”
“Oh! Um…ok! I’ll send someone out!”

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Out came a very nice Police Officer who chatted with Emmett all about what he wanted to be when he grew up, how to be safe, and his favorite color. And Emmett’s eyes beamed as he met a “real police officer”.

13…And Fire Station
This. Was. So. Cool.
We knock. The firefighters answer. We tell them, “Hey, we brought you cookies. You know, just as a little thank you.”
And then they welcome us into the station, take us on a tour. Let my three year old little boy into two fire trucks, on to the Swat vehicle. He got to ring the bell on a truck. He got to see where they sleep, eat, and work out. He got a badge. I swear, we were there for like a half hour.

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14. Thank you gift
My business is made on referrals. I get to do what I love every single day because clients of mine recommend me to others. And I love showing my gratitude, so I mailed an “A” necklace to someone dear who has sent some great client-turned-friends my way. It’s personal to her because her daughter and granddaughter have “A” names.:)30 random acts of kindness thank you giftP I N I T

15. Paid for the person behind me in the Starbucks drive-through
The classic pay-it-forward, but I had never done it. I loved driving away knowing she couldn’t thank me. It was truly random.

16. Surprise Starbucks
One of my good friends was having a rough month. She tripped on a Lego, and tore a ligament in her foot. Then, she tripped on the boot she was wearing to heal her foot and broke her hand! She needed a pick-me-up, so I brought her favorite Starbucks. (Starbucks fixes everything, right??)

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17. Goodwill run
Goodwill has so many great programs, and I have so much extra junk. It’s like a match made in Heaven.

18. Yard work
I’m spoiled. I haven’t picked up Charli’s “yard treats” since Nate and I moved in together. I have only mowed the lawn once in my life. (I have a total irrational fear that I’ll mow over a rock and it will fling into my face. Weird, I know.) When I asked Nate to show me how to start the mower, he looked a little confused, but pleasantly surprised. Maybe I’ll even do it again sometime 😉

19. Kids Candy Stand
I love seeing the little entrepreneurs pop up in summer time. We all did it at some point in our childhood, right? All it took to make these guys smile was a few quarters. Bonus – I even got some Airheads – pretty sure I haven’t had those in years!

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20. Pictures for Gramma
My mom lives 800 miles from us, and even though we FaceTime almost every day, she still misses Emmett and Lucy like crazy! I asked Emmett if he could do something nice for Gramma, and he shouted, “Sure! Let’s draw her a picture!” Done and done. She got it in the mail a few days later:)

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21. Pushed carts at Home Depot
Really, people, the cart corral isn’t that far away.

22. Let the cars in
We’re all in a hurry. But not in so much of a hurry that you can’t let another car in.

23. Seeds on windshields
One of the best parts about summer has to be all the flowers. I thought about planting some flowers, but I have the least green-thumb ever. It’s like a brown thumb. I can’t keep a plant alive for anything. Instead, I put a pack of seeds on the windshield of three cars. Hopefully one of those three people has a green thumb. 😉

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24. Gifted a book
Lately, the kids in our neighborhood have been hanging out at our house a lot. I think it’s mostly because we’re the only house on the street with pets, but Emmett loves having his friends over. When one of the neighbor girls mentioned she liked gymnastics, I went to the basement and got a book about Shannon Miller I read when I was her age. My mom had all my gymnastics stuff in a box that had made its way into our crawlspace, and I just didn’t need it anymore. She told me the next day that she had already started reading it.

25. Milkshakes
That friend I mentioned? The one who tripped on the Lego? Well she had to have surgery on her hand. Awesome luck, right? Since I had gotten her Starbucks a few days earlier, I spiced it up and got her a milkshake. I also brought one for her mom who came into town to help take care of the little ones. The caregivers need treats, too!

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26. Mailed coupons
Baby formula is EXPENSIVE. I don’t need any, but I got about $30 worth of coupons in the mail so I mailed them to a mom who is formula-feeding her baby.

27. Pushed carts in at Target
Yes, it’s a repeat, but there are always SO MANY carts that are just out in the parking lot.

28. NAMI donation
Nate’s family has done the NAMI walk for two years in a row, supporting mental health awareness. I wasn’t able to make it to the walk this year, so I donated online instead.

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29. GoFundMe donation
While browsing on Facebook, I saw that one of my past brides had a 4 year old niece diagnosed with cancer and had a GoFundMe page to help support her. Emmett’s almost 4, and the most traumatic thing that’s happened to him is getting some stitches on his forehead. And that was traumatic enough. I can’t imagine going through anything like this family is, so I did what I could and donated to support them. If you’d like, you can donate here.

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30. Canine cancer research donation
If you know me, you probably know Charli. She’s been my pup for more than 9 years, since I got her from Foothills Animal Shelter my sophomore year of college. She’s been at my side for everything. Two weeks ago, her belly got super swollen, and she wasn’t feeling well. After a trip to the Emergency Vet, she was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. We saw a tumor on the x-ray that was the size of the softball. The vet has given her “days to weeks”.

That was two weeks ago. Her swelling is gone. Her energy is back. She’s trying to sneak food off of the counters again. Is she better? I have no idea. Realistically, probably not. Optimistically, I hope so. For now, I’m just loving every day I have with her, and trying not to think about what’s next…because when I do, I cry…a lot.30 random acts of kindness canine cancer cure foundationP I N I T

The feeling of helplessness is part of what makes it so hard. I wish I had the answer, or the cure. But since I don’t, Nate and I donated to those who are working on it at the National Canine Cancer Foundation.
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30 things. For 30 years.
Did I change anyone’s life? No. But did I make some people smile? Make some people’s day just a little bit brighter? I hope so, because for me, that’s what it was about.

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  • Haley Elizabeth Allen - Awww, this is such a cool thing to do!!! I love how you chose to give back! <3

  • Erin Witt - You are such a beautiful human. I absolutely loved reading through all of this. You have inspired me to give back. Thank you <3

  • Jess Elysse Kornacki - Wow! I love this idea! You are so wonderful, and just looking through these made my day. I will aspire to do this for my 31st.

  • Ashley Kidder - This is an awesome idea for a blog post! Job well-done. I’m sure everyone you connected with for these acts of kindness appreciated you very much!

  • Larissa - What a beautiful way to make this world a better place! I hope thirty is the best year yet!!

  • Sharee Davenport - This is such an incredible and selfless way to celebrate your birthday! I love it!

  • Joyce Carpenter - You are just about one of the loveliest ladies I now have the pleasure of knowing. Your 30 random acts of kindness have touched my heart, have brought me to smiles and tears, and have convicted me in countless ways. You are a joy, a blessing, and a person I hope to have in my life for so many years to come. Thank you Miss Kate!

  • Cathy Marie - Beautiful. :’)

Most of the time when people talk about love, they talk about how it feels. You know – the butterflies and racing hearts.
But sometimes, you can see love. You can see it so obviously and so clearly that it’s just undeniable. That couple that just glows when they’re together. You know what I mean. Alone, they’re great. But together, they just beam.
Their smiles change.
Their laugh gets deeper.
And together, they just seem whole.

Claire and Charlie are the epitome of this. Both are incredible by themselves, but together, it’s like a spark is lit. It’s something that you can’t really put into words, but you can see it in them. I had such a great time documenting their wedding day and capturing the love they have together. Enjoy some of my favorites from their Estes Park Resort Wedding!

And don’t forget – leave a comment at the end and help Claire & Charlie get to 25 comments so they can get a free 11×14!:)

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Claire wore an heirloom ring on her right hand, and wore the garter her mom wore during her wedding. The sentimental side of me loves these little touches.

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Claire had all ladies say a prayer with her before the ceremony. It was such a sweet moment, I may have wiped a few tears away myself…

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Such a great, personal ceremony at Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies.

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Ria from Nature’s Grace Design is my design idol. The floral designs she puts together are just breathtaking.

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Perfect look for a mountain wedding.

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Claire loved her bouquet so much that she brought them on the honeymoon! (I totally would have, too. They’re gorgeous!)

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Favorite. I mean…their love…you can see it.

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Claire and her mom planned most of the wedding together, and they thought of it all – including a piece of lavender on each napkin! These table layouts are SO gorgeous!!

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And the view outside of the Estes Park Resort isn’t too shabby either!

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Claire and Charlie’s bridal party stood by as the couple did their first dance. I love the extra personal touch that gave to the dance.

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Dusk photos are always some of my favorites. Whether there is a beaming sunset or some hazy skies, it’s the perfect time to step away from the reception, take it all in, and add some variety to the portraits from the day. I’m obsessed with how these turned out. The haze gives them such a cozy feel.

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And the nighttime shot. It might just be my favorite part of every wedding.
The day is almost done. The suit jacket is usually off. The bride’s hair shows how much fun she’s had, and everyone is relaxed. The romance, though, is bigger than ever.

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Perfect exit for Charlie & Claire – a glow stick exit! SO much fun and guests loved it!!

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Charlie & Claire – I wish you nothing but the absolute best!! You two are the perfect example of love at it’s finest:-)

Claire & Charlie’s vendors:
Ceremony: Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies
Reception: Estes Park Resort
Floral Design: Nature’s Grace Design
Suits: Jos. A Bank
Hair/Makeup: Bella Capelli Hair Studio
DJ: Matt Martindale from Amore Entertainment
Cake/Dessert: Holly Carter from Carter’s Catering

Leave a comment for these two fantastic lovebirds and help them get a free 11×14!

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  • Tom Schultz - Congratulations to the two newly weds! Great work with the lake photos–those are a lot harder than most would think because of background and such!

  • Rhonda Farley - Such a beautiful couple & I am so happy for the love they share! Knowing Charlie as a little boy & seeing him now, as a handsome young man marrying this beautiful young lady, just fills my heart with joy!! Praying for many happy years ahead!! Congratulations & best wishes!! Sincerely, Rhonda Dalton Farley

  • Jessica Alyea - These pictures came out amazing!

  • Jerdone Davis - Great pictures! I LOVE the flowers and the lavendar.

  • Candy McIntyre - Some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen.

  • Nancy Trussell - Beautiful photos; beautiful wedding; beautiful couple! Thank you for sharing!

  • Jane herbig - Wonderful wedding weekend…..special in every way!

  • Linda O'Hare - Wishing you both a lifetime of great memories, laughter and lots of love. I totally agree with Kate Marie. Thank you for letting me be your wedding planner! Stay in touch! by Elegant Events by Linda

  • Kim Petzinger - Lovely in all respects! Unforgettable time!

  • Ally Bolger - What a great way to remember an amazing day!

  • Rebecca Marie - Lovely photos and a lovely couple!!!

  • Annie Petzinger - That’s my cutie pie brother! Gorgeous photos!

As I think back over the past 10 years, one of the things that amazes me the most is how many incredible places my photography journey has taken me. We’re lucky to live in such a beautiful state with oodles and oodles of stunning wedding venues. I mean, have you ever googled “Colorado Wedding Venues”?? There are 1.5 million results.

1.5 million.

Ok, ok, I know there aren’t actually 1.5 million Colorado wedding venues, but sometimes it feels like it.

So, in continued celebration of my 10 years in business, and my wedding special (if you haven’t looked at that, you should 😉 ), here are some of my favorite Colorado wedding venues!

Space Gallery

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Ok, ok, I might be a liiiiittle partial to this venue because my husband and I got married at the original Space Gallery five years ago. But I swear, even if I hadn’t have gotten married there, I’d still love it just as much.
It’s clean.
It’s open.
It’s airy.
It’s sexy.
And it’s dripping with gorgeous art from wall to wall.

Use bunches of decor, or use a minimal amount. You just can’t go wrong.

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Chris & Leanne’s Space Gallery wedding

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The first wedding ever at the new Space Gallery!

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Amy & Stephen’s wedding

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Did I mention that Space Gallery is right next to some of my favorite alleys in Denver for some fun nighttime shots?

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Amy & Stephen’s wedding

Lyons Farmette / Riverbend

Riverbend is a fairly new venue, located a little bit north of Denver, but so worth the drive. A huge grassy area is perfect for an outdoor ceremony, and the dance floor is neighbored by a running river. There’s even a cute little cottage for getting ready and an amazing, open tent for dinner!

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If you’re looking for a ceremony site with a true feeling of Colorado, Riverbend is it!
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Reception dancing right beside the river….doesn’t get much better than that.

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Villa Parker

The perfect touch of classic style.
The open courtyard and outdoor patio.
The luscious garden and expansive grounds.
Now that’s how you make an incredible wedding venue.

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Villa Parker’s grounds are perfect for romantic portraits. There’s great spots all over the venue!

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Stephanie & Brian’s Villa Parker Wedding

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One of my favorite parts about Villa Parker is the incredible open field just in front of the venue. Tall grasses, dreamy light, and if it’s the right season it’s full of sunflowers!

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Spruce Mountain Ranch

Mountain views for your ceremony….check.
Gorgeous lodge for your reception…check.
Outdoor dancing with gorgeous lights…check.

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Sarah & Jimmy’s Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding

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Such a perfect venue to enjoy the beautiful fall colors!

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Wedgewood Boulder Creek

The past two times I’ve photographed at Wedgewood Boulder Creek, it was cold. And I mean cold. But even in the cold and snow, this venue is gorgeous. A unique indoor ceremony space and seasonal tent give couples tons of choices on how they want to make their day unique.

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Someday I’ll get the chance to photograph an outdoor ceremony under the arch at Wedgewood, but it made for a pretty perfect backdrop with snow falling from the sky.

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Kelsie & Ben’s Wedgewood Boulder Creek wedding

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Colorado has so many fantastic wedding venues, and these are just a few! Finding a venue that fits your personality, matches the style of your wedding, and has that certain special something is the most important part. If you haven’t found it yet, keep searching!!

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“Don’t sweat the small stuff.”
It’s easy to say, but it can be so hard to actually do. We get caught up in the stress of life. So much to do, so little time. Sound familiar?

But then there are people who you can tell actually don’t sweat the small stuff. And not only that, they really live in the moment. Sure, it sounds a little cheesy, and a little cliche. But those people who really live for the now, they are inspiring.

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Kelsie and Ben – they are those people.
They go with the path that life is taking them on without a second doubt.
They lean on each other with complete trust.
They live for the fun in life.
They giggle together.
All the time.
They giggle in the most energetic and joyful way. Even just a glance at each other and the giggles erupt.

And it may be a simple giggle, but it’s how they live life. Simply. Happily.
It’s so refreshing, and so full of love.

Here’s to hoping we can all be a little bit like them. And giggle just a little bit more 😉

Enjoy my favorites from their Wedgewood Boulder wedding.

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Kelsie and Ben exchanged notes before the ceremony. I have no idea what they said, but from the look on their faces, they were pretty sweet notes!

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Kelsie and her mom have the sweetest relationship. It’s like they’re best friends.

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Kelsie you are stunning!

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The snow may have prevented the ceremony from happening outdoors, but that didn’t stop it from being beautiful!

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The most perfect reception decor. Romantic, sweet, and oh-so-classy.

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Ria from Nature’s Grace Design did it again – stunning florals!

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This reception room makes my jaw drop.

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After the ceremony, we went outside for some snow portraits. The snow was coming down in the biggest, most beautiful flakes.

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Totally worth freezing for.

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Favorite.
Her eyes. Her smile. His gaze at his new wife.

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Reason #45 why I always have a cute umbrella in my trunk –
you’ll never know when you’ll need it.

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Such a sweet first dance together.

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Kelsie’s ring makes me drool…. Good job Ben 😉

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A dessert spread for the reception. Love the macaroon idea!

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Just before their grand exit, we snuck away for a few more portraits. The snow had slowed and made for the perfect backdrop.

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A grand exit with ribbon wands! Such a great idea! I love how my second shooter, Sarah, and I got such different shots of their exit. Love having second shooters!

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Congratulations again, Kelsie & Ben!! You two are absolutely amazing together and your spirit for life is contagious:)

Remember to show some love and leave a comment below! 25 comments gets these two a free 11×14 print of their favorite image!

Also – if you or someone you know is getting married, be sure to check out my 10 year celebration special!:)

Kelsie & Ben’s Wedgewood Boulder Wedding Vendors:

Floral & Design: Ria Erikson with Natures Grace Design
Kelsie’s Dress: Mori Lee from Amanda’s Bridal
Ben’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Hair and Makeup: Ashleigh Dering with The Parlour Wash Park
Wedgewood Boulder Wedding: The Wedgewood at Boulder Creek
DJ: dj Maestro
Bakery: Happy Bake Shop

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  • Jenn Onstott - Wow, the snow, the atmosphere, the couple…looks absolutely perfect 😉 Congratulations!

  • Sarah Jane - Amazing pictures of an amazing wedding!!!

  • Joyce Smith Carpenter - So beautiful, so perfect, lovely beyond words. Kelsie & Ben, we love you!
    Kate!!! You are amazing!! Thank you to Sarah too!

  • Sara Schleske Bernal - Oh Kelsie Noe, you were right…that wrap makes your photos stunning! Love you, my friend. So happy you found a man who is your perfect match.