Randi & Matt – Della Terra Mountain Chateau Wedding – Estes Park Wedding Photographer – Colorado Wedding Photographer

Matt and Randi exchanged their vows at the Della Terra Mountain Chateau in the beautiful city of Estes Park. This venue is the perfect place to be on a warm day in August.

Della Terra Mountain Chateau is the perfect location for a couple looking to embrace the Colorado mountains for their wedding and give their guests a real scenic treat. There is a Tuscany feel indoors while the grounds outside are being explored with wild turkeys (yes, turkeys!).

Getting Ready

The day started in the salon with hair and makeup. While the bridesmaids finished getting into their dresses, the florist brought in some incredible flower crowns for not only the bride but all of the bridesmaids. After getting Randi into her wedding dress, we headed outside for photos. Meanwhile, Matt and his groomsmen finished tying their ties and pinning on the boutonnieres in the theater of the venue.


When it came time for the ceremony, I could tell Matt was getting very nervous to see Randi. They did not do the first look as they wanted to keep the walk down the aisle a special moment. Matt’s jaw literally hit the floor when he saw Randi appear from the brick gazebo. He met her halfway at the bridge and they walked to the ceremony archway together.

After Matt and Randi declared their vows to each other, they signed the marriage license while the guests lined up for a flower petal toss. These always make for the best photos.

Fun Times

We captured so many heartfelt and romantic moments between the two. Matt and Randi’s little girl, London, hopped in for plenty of photos too as she was so excited to love on her mom and dad.

And these two sure know how to throw a party! Guests danced the night away and enjoyed the warm summer night at the Della Terra.

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Thank you to all of the contributing vendors who helped make Matt & Randi’s wedding day an unforgettable one.

Venue: Della Terra Mountain Chateau

DJ: DJ Manos- DTP Events

Hair: Preslee Thompson

Makeup: Paige Miller

Wedding gown store: Little White Dress

Wedding gown designer: Lis Simon

Bridesmaid dress store: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaid dress designer: Vera Wang

Florist: Floral Design of Europe

Cake/bakery: Piece, Love and Chocolate

Groom’s suits: Calvin Klein

Groomsmen suits: Men’s Wearhouse

Caterer: A Perfect Bite Catering

Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas

Colbi & Anthony – Dream Lake Engagement – Rocky Mountain National Park – Colorado Engagement Photographer

Let me start this off by saying Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is truly a dream! When you add in Colbi & Anthony, it is absolute bliss.

I was first contacted by Colbi’s mother in the summer when she expressed interest that her daughter was getting married in October. Once Colbi said that they were coming in from Texas to do their engagement photos, I knew we had to go somewhere that really showed off just how awesome Colorado really is.

We decided to make the hike to Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. The name is quite fitting for this particular location. We had the entire lake to ourselves. So peaceful as I captured these two together. I’ve never seen a couple so playful and in love before. I truly believe God brought Colbi and Anthony into my life for a reason. I’m so grateful for them.

Stay tuned for photos from their wedding day!

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Faustina & Reece – Great Sand Dunes engagement – Colorado engagement photographer

For a long time now, it has been on my photography bucket list to photograph a couple at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado. I knew when my sister in law, Faustina, told me she was getting married that she and her fiancé, Reece, would agree to make the trip to the Sand Dunes, especially because her dad (my father in law) only lives 45 minutes from there. We decided to make a weekend trip.

Things didn’t go as planned. When we arrived to the Sand Dunes, the wind speed was about 45 mph. I am not joking. It was crazy. Hectic. And as we don’t live anywhere close to the Sand Dunes, we had to get their engagement photos done that afternoon.

As the wind whirled on, grains of sand pierced into our ankles like sharp knives. We continued to hike up the dunes as all of us were determined to make the best of this.

The photos didn’t turn out quite like I had planned for them to. They were so much better.

The wind was still blowing when I finally decided to take my camera out (poor girl, she got beat up). The inclement weather also made it very loud so I wasn’t able to direct Faustina and Reece much during our session. But let me tell you, I think it made for the best photos. We hiked all around those dunes and I just kept snapping photos as we went. No direction, no posing, just adventuring.

And since it was a little crazy at the Sand Dunes, we decided to adventure a little bit into Embargo Creek the next day for even more photos! These are places that everyone living in Colorado should explore at some time in life. Quiet, secluded, natural beauty.

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