Magen + Josh had an AMAZING small backyard wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado last fall and I had the honor of photographing the beautiful day. Photos were high on their list, so we started the day with a private first look and took photos along the beautiful changing aspens. After the sweet ceremony they spent the rest of the day with their loved ones enjoying those fantastic mountain views Colorado is so well known for.
Classic, colorful and fun are the words that come to mind when I think of Lauren + Matt (and their super cute pug!). The day was filled with big smiles, amazing bridesmaid dresses, an emotional ceremony, and a crazy dance party…what else does a color + love obsessed wedding photographer need? So perfect.
Venue: Denver The Space Gallery || Coordinator: Becky Grupe || Florist:Amore Fiore ||Hair: Chelsey Warmbier || Makeup: Bernadette with Armani at Neiman Marcus|| Cake: Mulberries || Band: Mannequin Uptown Band || Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier ||
Photographer: Candice Benjamin Photography || Videographer: Jordan Claverie || Coordination: First Pick Planning || Florist: Art In Bloom || Makeup: Jen With Kiss And Makeup || Hair: Sam Harris || Lighting: Event Masters Rental || After Party Bar: Mikuni Sushi || Ceremony and Reception: Northstar Zephyr Lodge || DJ/Musician: Brian Hess || Desserts: Treat Box Bakery || Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth || Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals || 2nd Photographer: Austyn
So I’ve been to Piney River Ranch a few times in this last year, and every time I’m there I’m in awe. Once you get up to Vail, CO there’s a 12-13 mile dirt road between the main hwy and this perfect oasis. Let me just tell you right now…it’s worth it. The lake is jaw-dropping and the wildlife reminds you of a time before people made Colorado their suburban home. It’s wild, and oh so beautiful.
So when Sam and Joe contacted me about their wedding I was jumping up and down behind my computer screen. Not only are Sam + Joe exactly my type of people (and I would of traveled anywhere for them), but they picked one of my favorite locations to say their “I do’s”. While Sam was getting her hair and makeup finished she requested just one thing, a photo of a moose. Now even though Piney is known for their Moose sightings, I’ve never seen one in person. So when a baby moose showed up as soon as we started wedding party photos I did a mental fist pump — my job was done!
S+J…you guys rock. I wish we didn’t live so far away, because I want to make future camping trips plans, meet Jack, and maybe I could learn how to ski one of these days….
Venue: Piney River Ranch || Day of Coordinator: Donnah Phipps || Florals: Petals & Pours || Cake Artist: Mountain Flour || DJ: Elite Entertainment || Hair and Makeup: Janie Rocek || Wedding Dress: Emma & Grace Bridal Studio, Daalarna Couture || 2nd Photographer: Jennie
Audrey + Andrew’s wedding was such a lovely reminder of why I love California. Great weather, mind-blowing florals, and light that I want to pack up and bring with me to Colorado. We started the day in an Airbnb overlooking Downtown LA, complete with 360 window light…and made our way to the Disney Concert Hall for a tearful first look. One thing that I absolutely love about the Disney Concert Hall is the lighting mid-day, no matter the time it makes for beautiful images!
Coordinator: Dapper Events by Lizzy Liz || Ceremony: Our Savior Catholic Church || Portrait Location: Disney Concert Hall || Reception: Café Pinot || Videographer: 3stars&risingsun || Florist: Flower Allie || Cake: Patina Catering || DJ/Performer: Invisible Touch | Sean Gallagher || Hair and Makeup: Yuri Sinata || Wedding Dress: The White Dress, designer Reem Acra ||Lighting: TMMPRO | Jack Hou ||