Grand Junction Engagement Photographer

David + Michelle | Redstone Colorado Wedding Photographer

David and Michelle tied the knot on Valentine's Day in beautiful Redstone Colorado!  It was a beautiful winter wedding held at the historic Redstone Inn.  We enjoyed photographing such a fun group and learning so much history about Redstone while we were there.  Michelle planned the entire day all on her own wight the help of local vendors familiar to the mountain area.

Vendors for the day included:

Venue and catering:  Redstone Inn

Flower arrangements and table centerpieces:  Susans Flowers & Gifts

Cake:  City Market (El Jebel)

Cake Topper:  Mudcards

Bridal Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses:  David's Bridal

Groomsmen Attire:  Men's Warehouse

Flowergirl Dresses:  ekidsbridalusa

Hair & Makeup:  Dania LaGiglia (Glaze Studio, Glenwood Springs)

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Congratulations David & Michelle!

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Carrie

Chantel + Cody | Western Colorado Engagement Photographer

SAVE THE DATE!  Cody and Chantel will be getting hitched October 4th, 2014!

That's about all the details I have for now but I'm sure to bet that this will be a wedding you won't want to miss, if you're invited that is.  I'm disappointed that I won't be able to shoot their special day due to already being booked but I'm grateful that I had the opportunity to work with this cute couple anyhow.  Oh and their smart little red healer, Roxie, who has just as much bubbly personality as her owners!

Congratulations Cody & Chantel!

 

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Kate + Paul | Colorado Mountain Wedding |Grand Junction Wedding Photographer

- Be My Valentine -

Kate and Paul came all the way from Toronto Ontario Canada to be married at Powderhorn Mountain Resort on Valentine's Day!  The day was absolutely beautiful and perfect in every way!  The love these two have for each other was astonishing and I will never forget the moment I actually met Paul in person (up until the wedding date we had only been able to Skype) and the first thing I said to him was "your bride looks looks gorgeous" and Paul says to me "Yea, she is!".  I knew from that moment on that this day was going to be so much fun!

Due to the lack of sun and the opportunity for the Bride and Groom to jump right into the party following nuptials, the lovely coupled opted for a "first look" and to do all of the group and formal photos prior to the ceremony.  By doing so, we had so much time for the fun stuff!  I had a hard time choosing photos for the blog post so bare with me because there are many!

Last but not least, a couple of quick shout outs for all those who worked so closely with Kate and Paul remotely to put on the special day.

Makeup by Hope Carlton

Hair by Glory Ugalde @ Virtue Salon

Floral Arrangements by Three Leaf Floral Design

Dinner was catered by The Cowboy and the Rose Catering

Patty's Tiny Cakes supplied deliciously sweet cupcakes

and The Slopeside Inn @ Powderhorn was the Venue

Special thanks to my Assistant and Second Shooter Katie Landers Photography

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Congratulations Kate and Paul!

xoxo,

Carrie

DeAna + Qionn | Grand Junction Engagement Photographer

Downtown Grand Junction is the perfect setting for any photo session if you appreciate the urban feel.  Especially when the weather is chilly and the trees haven't quite begun to show signs that spring has sprung.  That's where I took these two love birds on a brisk February afternoon.  This is DeAna and Qionn.  A newly engaged couple who has proved to me that long distance relationships can and really do work.  Qionn is a Sailor stationed in Japan while his beautiful bride to be is a student at CMU.  Both are from the Front Range so you can imagine how tickled I was to photograph an out of town couple!

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Congratulations DeAna & Qionn!

xoxo,

Carrie

Keira + Troy | Engagements | Palisade Colorado

Troy and Keira:  The Beginning

Troy and Keira met one evening through mutual friends but it wasn't until a few weeks later when Troy friended Keira on Facebook and a friendship began.  They started hanging out and after a few months things escalated into something much more.  Troy proposed to Keira on may 6th, 2013 which happened to be their 3rd anniversary. He told her that he had something for her to look at in his taxidermy shop and when she entered the shop she saw a bouquet of roses on the counter.  When she got closer she found her ring in the middle of a rose. When she turned around to look at him he popped the question!

The wedding is set for June 7th, 2014!

 

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Congratulations Keira & Troy!

xoxo,

Carrie

Josh + Callie | Engagements | Grand Junction Colorado

Josh and Callie have been acquaintances since their days of high school.  They never really hung out or talked much but shortly after Callie bought a house in Fruita in 2012 they ran into one another at JD's bar.  They were sitting at the bar talking and throwing back drinks when someone overheard what they thought was Josh asking Callie to marry him!  (didn't really happen) but the two of them went along with it and Callie announced to the intoxicated crowd that they had indeed just gotten engaged!  The folks at the bar made her a "ring" out of a pink drinking straw and after their make-believe proposal they were inseparable.

July 20th, 2013

"The Real Proposal"

Josh and Callie had dinner plans with her best friend and her husband and before their meal they took a drive on the monument.  They stopped at a few spots to take pictures and then made their way to Escante Canyon.  Here is where Josh dropped to one knee and popped the question!  There was more to the surprise!  Josh wouldn't let Callie call any of her friends or family and asked her to give it a day or two to sink in.  Well, when they got to her friends house they walked in the door and all of their friends and some family were there to yell Congratulations!  Callie instantly started crying tears of joy!

The last surprise was that Josh had Callie's friend, Wendy, hiding in the bushes during the proposal taking pictures of the engagement.

Way to go Josh!!  Props to you buddy!  You pulled off this proposal flawlessly!

The wedding is set for May 3rd, 2014

 

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Congratulations Josh and Callie!

xoxo,

Carrie

Hank + Ashley | Engagements | Grand Junction Colorado

Every couple has a love story, here is Hank and Ashley's!
Hank and Ashley first met at Pork & Hops in 2012 through mutual friends.  They never exchanged phone numbers but were both pleasantly surprised when Hank strolled through the door while Ashley was out for a girls night about a month later. They've been together ever since. The combination of city girl/snowmobiler and country boy/team roper is nothing that either of them could have imagined for themselves but it couldn't have turned out any better!  As the story goes, opposites attract!  Hank proposed to Ashley on Sept. 14th, 2013 at the CPRA Finals.  Hank had been planning the proposal for a few months and had included their local family, friends, 1,000 rodeo fans and the best rodeo clown ever!  The evening was pulled off flawlessly, Ashley never had a clue what was going on around her until he hit his knee.
The wedding is scheduled for 2/22/14 which is a sentimental number to Ashley, as 222 used to be her competitor number when she raced snowmobiles.
I have the wonderful pleasure of capturing the love on their wedding day and spent an afternoon shooting their engagements.  Check them out!
Special thanks to my dear friend Katie from Katie Landers Photography for assisting me and providing me with many laughs during their session!

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Congratulations Hank and Ashley!  I'm looking forward to February 22nd!!

xoxo,

Carrie