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Inspiration Winter Wedding Shoot | Colorado Wedding Photographer

Why plan a winter wedding?

As a wedding vendor I know that the busiest months for marriage are May through September and you can be sure that couples book the vendors they want up to a year in advance.  Couples often miss out on the perfect venue or wedding photographer or even the most popular DJ because the summer months fill up so quickly.  So, why not plan a winter wedding?

Here are a few reasons you might want to consider holding off until the snow flies!

~ A winter wedding provides a magical feel of "winter wonderland"!

~  Guests schedules are less busy during the winter months because most people plan family vacations throughout the warmer season.  You are sure to see a lot more RSVP's from your guest list!

~  The snow and dreary backdrops are surprisingly beneficial when planning out your color scheme as they pretty much go with anything.  You can add as much contrast as you like without worrying about whether or not your wedding colors will clash with the freshly mowed green grass.

~  If you are a holiday fanatic then you have the option of planning for a Christmas or New Year's themed wedding

~   Most of all:  Winter weddings can be much lighter on the pocket book and your budget as most vendors offer discounts during the slower seasons!  (That's reason enough right there!)

Check out the video below to see what myself and the pros at I Do and Parties Too and The Bride and Bloom Design Company  can do to help you plan the perfect winter wedding!


Special thanks to all of the vendors that helped coordinate this beautiful inspiration shoot held in the mountains of gorgeous Colorado!

Wedding Planning and Design:  I Do and Parties Too

Floral Design:  Bride and Bloom Design Company

Wedding Gown:  Victoria Rose Bridal

Hair Design:  Blush Salon and Spa (Keeli Vanlandingham)

Makeup Design:  Kiss & Makeup by Marielle Michelle Fazzi

Cake:  Hello Sugar Cakery LLC

Venue:  Five Winds Ranch Weddings

And of course we couldn't forget our talented models - Marlin & Kuersten and Gipp!

Thank you all so much!


Go ahead, plan your winter wedding!

Seth + Kelsey | Hotchkiss Colorado Engagement Photographer


Kelsey and Seth are engaged and getting married May 1st, 2015 in Silverthorne Colorado!  I'm sure this will be a celebration that their friends and family won't want to miss!

Over 4th of July weekend I traveled to Hotchkiss, Colorado to the childhood home of Seth for the couple's engagement session.  We had so much fun and couldn't have picked a more beautiful evening for a shoot.  Thanks to the owners of Kuntz Ranch for the use of their property and their vintage Chevy!  It was the perfect touch to an intimate setting.

Congratulations Seth and Kelsey!  Let the wedding planning begin!




Grand Junction Wedding Photographer | Callie + Josh

Backyard country weddings are so much fun!  That's exactly the kind of wedding that Callie and Josh recently celebrated at her parents home up Reeder Mesa.  It was a very warm spring day, so warm in fact that even one of the flower girls decided to strip down during the ceremony!  It was nothing short of adorable!  Callie spent countless hours building up to their big day gathering and creating all of the wonderful handmade decorations.  The weather was splendid, the music was fabulous, the food was delicious and the guests who shared in the celebration brought with them an abundance of love and support.  The day was perfect!  The bride and groom hired us for only a few hours that day but here is a glimpse at the fun that was had!

Josh and Callie's Vendors for the day were:

Music:  Bad Boyz DJ

Flowers:  Country Elegance

Cake & Cupcakes:  Patty's Tiny Cakes

Food:  Family & Friends

Tables, Chairs, Linens:  What's the function Grand Junction

Special thanks to my sidekick Katie Landers Photography!

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Congratulations Josh + Callie!