Intimate Colorado Mountain Elopement | Bri + Corey

Bri and I worked together in the ER and quickly became friends… I always knew her wedding would be absolutely gorgeous and I was BEYOND ecstatic when she asked me to photograph her elopement just outside of Estes Park in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado! Corey and Bri are absolute models (just look at them!), and spending the afternoon with them in one of the most beautiful places in Colorado was such a dream. They had chosen some beautiful locations and despite 3M Curve being under construction we still got to sneak in for some good shots. We then headed over to Alluvial Fan Bridge, stopped in an aspen grove, and then finished off the evening on Trail Ridge road… if you’re not from Colorado and are like “what are these places” just take my word for it, they’re the perfect places for photos!  

You can see how much Corey adores Bri and my goodness is she not a BEAUTIFUL bride?! 

I won’t make you wait any longer! I’m honored to share these with you all. 

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Newborn Lifestyle Session | Highlands Ranch, CO

You may remember this precious family from this session at Chautauqua Park – they’ve been blessed with a brand new baby, little Lucas, and I was privileged to be able to go meet him and grab some photos in their new home! Jess and Isaac are such fun, chill parents and I know Kaleb and Lucas are going to grow up to be best friends! Oh and also, newborns…you know? Just so tiny and precious and their little noses and fingers and toes! Never gets old!

Dreamy Sunrise Session | Josiah + Meleah

Josiah and Meleah are some of sweetest, most genuine people I have ever met. I had the pleasure of photographing their stunning Pennsylvania wedding last summer (check that out here) and when I was back in the area for another wedding a couple of weeks ago I got to stay in their beautiful home! We had talked about doing a little photo session, but our original planned time got rained out (like an entire hurricane haha). Sooo we decided, if the weather’s nice, why not do a sunrise shoot the morning that I fly out? Thankfully the weather turned out PERFECT and I know I say this any time I shoot anywhere not in Colorado, but humidity makes light so soft and dreamy and I was in heaven. Plus I had an absolute model couple so… I had it going for me!

Mountain View Family Session | The Johnsons

I am loving these summer evenings lately, and when I threw the idea to the Johnsons about doing their family photos here at my favorite lake in Westminster, they were all about it! We have been having some pretty crazy fires here in Colorado and the smoke has been blocking the view of the mountains more often than not. Thankfully, just before our evening session, the wind came and blew the smoke away just in time to get a beautiful mountain backdrop!

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Elegant Pennsylvania Woods Wedding | Benji + Ruthann

Last summer I took a trip out to San Diego and got to meet up with my friend Ruthann on the beach for a few hours. While we watched the waves and ate our Cheez-its (take me back plz), we had a great chat about life and God and of course, boys. I remember her saying, “There’s not really anyone that I like right now… I mean there’s someone that I COULD like but…” Fast forward to October when that very same someone traveled with Ruthie and some other friends to a retreat in the mountains of Colorado. Late on the last night of the weekend, Benji officially asked Ruthie out! And the rest, as they say, is history, including a cross-country move to Pennsylvania where their beautiful wedding was held. In the last several years of knowing Ruthann, I’ve loved her sweet and genuine spirit, her prayerful heart, and her incredible eye for beauty and creativity. This was all reflected in her wedding day which sparkled with joy, hints of gold, and lovely sage green.

The night before the wedding, southeastern PA was hit hard with a big rainstorm – the outdoor rehearsal got *completely* rained out! As you can imagine we all were on the edge of our seats to see how the weather on the wedding day would be. I woke up early that morning and the sky was blue – and the entire day as absolutely perfect. A true gift from God! I keep scrolling through these pictures because the day was so special. I hope they give you a little glimpse of that as well!

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Ruthie and her bridesmaids all made their own bouquets the morning of the wedding! I was so impressed at their ability to whip up these beauties!

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One of my favorite parts of this day was how Ruthann so thoughtfully planned everything out, down to the first look with her bridesmaids, sisters and mom. What a sweet moment! I love all of their facial expressions here!

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Little Everett stole the show. What a sweetheart!

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My assistant Josiah did an amazing job photographing the guys getting ready…

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I don’t know Benji well but he is a kind man who has a huge heart for Ruthann. It was so sweet to see him care for her throughout the day!

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A few outdoor portraits before the ceremony. Such beauty!

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Family photos are always a fun adventure – especially when there are this many cute kiddos! The flower girls were triplets (if you couldn’t tell! ;)) and all of Benji and Ruthie’s family were lovely to work with.

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My favorite part of the ceremony was when the wedding party surrounded Benji and Ruthann and sang a blessing over them. I think that’s such a great way to start a marriage!

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Weeks before the wedding as Ruthann and I would Marco-Polo about her plans, she would mention driving around to find the perfect place for portraits. She wanted two things: willow trees and an open field. The week of the wedding she excitedly told me that she found THE place and uh, yes, she did.

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The details of the reception were absolutely stunning! Steph did an amazing job on the cake and let me tell you the lemon cupcakes were to die for, my mouth is watering just thinking about them!

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The reception was full of laughs, delicious Greek food, good conversations, and coffee.

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Ruthie + Benji, I love you guys and wish you all the best!

Love,

Sarah