Leigh + Nathan took some time out of their wedding weekend festivities to hang out with us and our cameras. It made it that much more fun to see them just a couple days later for their big day! Between the wildflowers, the hazy sky, and the epic mountains their session was absolutely stunning! Not to mention they were total naturals in front of the camera! Cheers you two!
Tamara + Alex's elopement in Crested Butte was nothing short of magical! They opted for a small intimate wedding with just their daughter and a couple of friends attendance. They were surrounded by mountains as they exchanged vows and rings, and were pronounced husband and wife in a snowy wonderland! Between hiking up to wide open mountain views and strolling through enchanted aspen groves, we love how willing these two were to get a little adventurous with us on their special day! Congratulations!
danica + trent
We were setting up to photograph Haley + Alex's proposal when we met Hunter and Kelsey who were finishing up a day of fishing at the river. After casually asking for his card, Trent got a call later that day from Hunter saying he was planning on proposing the next morning and wanted STS to capture the special moment!
So the next morning after a gorgeous chair lift ride and a short hike to the designated location, he got down on one knee and was greeted with a very excited YES! Surrounded by wildlife, forest, and spectacular views, it was truly magical! These two couldn't be any cuter and we couldn't be any happier to have photographed their special time on top of the world!
We had a blast playing in the snow with some friends of ours here in Crested Butte! And we couldn't be more excited to raise a kiddo with them in this magical place we call home! Emmett is such a fun and happy baby - but we're not surprised considering who his parents are.
Allison + Tyler went all in and dove into the snow with us for their winter photoshoot. While the couple is getting married in their hemostat of Kansas next fall, they wanted photos in the magical place that the bride-to-be grew up visiting - Crested Butte. And with a fresh snowfall the day before their session, these two had a true winter wonderland as their backdrop!
When Jackie + Bryant got in touch with us about photographing their wedding, we were even more excited than usual. This great couple used to live in town, and Jackie was one of Danica's very first girlfriends when she moved to CB. We always like to say that at the end of an engagement session we all feel like old friends, making the wedding day that much more relaxing for everyone, and in this case, it was lovely to actually see old friends again!
At the time of this session, there was even less snow in our little mountain town than there is now. So we headed up to a location that is usually snow mobile-access only this time of year where it truly looked like a winter wonderland with a frozen lake and snow everywhere. With their dogs, their cozy outfits, and mimosas to help the nerves, we had a blast taking gorgeous photos with awesome friends!
Kassandra + Sean's wedding day in the mountains allowed for a beautiful change of scenery from their desert portrait session. With just their family in attendance and the bride's son officiating, their Wedding Garden ceremony was intimate and sweet. From the eclectic and cozy furniture for their guests to lounge in to love letters from the groom typed in the typewriter, to decor from their home and framed photos of their dog who couldn't make the trip, everything had a story and a personal touch. Cocktails and dinner followed at the West Wall Lodge with a gorgeous table scape and a stunning view of Mount Crested Butte. A huge congratulations to this awesome couple! We are so happy to have been a part of your gorgeous day!
Flowers: From the Ground Up | Makeup: Natalie Vierling Makeup | Cakes: Wildflour Sweets | Hair: Tanaia Davis | Furniture: Stonewood Vintage | Ceremony: Wedding Garden | Reception: West Wall Lodge | Dress: BHLDN
When Kassandra got in touch with us for her intimate wedding this past summer, we were excited to bring to life the bohemian chic vision she had for her day. Instead of taking time away from their wedding for couple portraits, she and her fiancé, Sean, opted for a session the day before where they could enjoy some private time together in a more relaxed atmosphere. Plus we were able to drive to a gorgeous location a little further away to really capture that boho style. With her gorgeous pink gown, his crisp summer suit, and the energy between the stunning couple, we couldn't be happier with the photos or for the couple!
3/3: Jessica + Jake’s wedding was filled with laughter, friends, family and love. The incredible sunset gifted to them mixed with the snow-capped mountain backdrop were just bonuses to their happy day! Jessica you were absolutely stunning and we are so proud to have been a part of such a special time for you both! Cheers!
2/3: Jessica + Jake’s wedding was absolutely stunning from the mountain backdrop to their sweet details and decor to the lovely couple themselves. Their ceremony was so full of love and happy tears and we are honored to have been a part of it. More photos to come!
1/3: Jessica + Jake’s boho-beautiful wedding this past summer was absolutely dreamy! The bride looked stunning in her two-piece dress and really nothing beats the backdrop that Uley’s Cabin on the mountain provides! From her beautiful details to the love that radiated from the couple all day, we couldn’t be happier for them! More to come!
We LOVE going back home to NC where we both grew up. And this past trip we were able to meet up with Amanda + Braydon who not only live in Charlotte, but are getting married in Crested Butte! We decided to capture the best of both worlds for them with some of the wild, lush southern forest complimenting the majestic rocky mountains of their wedding day. These two are so much fun to work with and call friends! And we can’t wait to get them in front of our cameras again out west!
While our little town is stunning all year long, there is a particularly magical time here when snow still rests on the peaks and wildflowers grow on the ground. Taylor + Sean timed their engagement session perfectly, and they couldn’t be any cuter together! We are already so excited for their wedding next summer, which is going to have a lot of love and a ton of laughter! Cheers you two!!
When Alex asked us to capture his proposal to Haley, we couldn’t wait to be a part of such a magical moment for them! From helping with logistics, hiding Trent for the actual proposal (no easy feat at 6′5), to capturing some sweet moments in the mini session that followed with the couple and her family - it was a perfect evening! We love hearing our wedding couples’ engagement stories - but it is SO much fun to be a part of it from the very beginning! And these two couldn’t be any cuter (or more photogenic!). Congratulations you two!