estes park wedding

Danielle & Kyle | YMCA of the Rockies Wedding | Overlook Chapel, Estes Park | Colorado Wedding Photographer

It was beautiful day at the YMCA of the Rockies with Danielle and Kyle. The skies were blue, the trees were lush and this couple could not get enough of one another. Danielle and Kyle currently live in Alabama, where Kyle is attending medical school. They LOVE Colorado with a passion though, and visit every chance they get. Danielle had planned for months to make her wedding truly unique and special. She had her mother's wedding dress altered into the beautiful wedding gown you see below, and even wore her grandmother's vintage party dress for part of the reception. Her details and attention to detail were immaculate and beautiful. The colors were extremely natural, focusing on the whites, pinks/blush, browns and neutral greens to bring a cohesiveness between the wedding decor and the already breathtaking mountain wonderland. I would say it was definitely achieved! Throughout the day you could just tell how loved they were by their friends and family. Everyone was so excited for them which is just the perfect way to begin a new marriage. That excitement lasted well into the night as the dance party and hulk props made their way into the scene. Thank you Kyle and Danielle for being wonderful clients! I truly wish you the best on this grand and great new adventure they call marriage. 

<3 Ashley

Ceremony Venue: The Emerald Mountain Overlook Chapel at the YMCA of the Rockies

Reception Venue: The Historic Pine Room at the YMCA of the Rockies

Cake Baker (Company & Email): Estes Park Pie Shop and Bakery

Dress Maker: Mother's dres

Hair & Makeup: Hair and Makeup in Motion 

DJ: Complete Music 

Coordinator/Wedding Planner: Jessica Weimer, A Swank Soiree 

Florist: Jill Lievense, Maid of Honor

Caterer: YMCA

Photographers: Tori Aaker, Kim Klein

Chelsey & Robert Mountain Snowflake Winter Wedding | Wild Basin Lodge | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | Allenspark, CO

Today I'm blogging a winter wedding in the middle of July because it FEELS like winter here in Colorado. I had an awesome New Year's day with Chelsey and Robert. We had the perfect amount of sun, snow and smiles. The couple actually lives in Texas (they're real Aggies), and came to Colorado to have the perfect mountain winter wonderland wedding, and I would say that they accomplished it! I loved Chelsey's dress and snowflake theme....and I even loved her Uggs. If you don't live in Colorado you might not understand how amazing Uggs are, but they are my absolute favorite in the winter time because you feel like your walking on warm clouds all day. Anyway, I know this is months late, but congrats Chelsey and Robert! I am so happy for you two.

<3 Ashley 

Lindsey & Lucas | Wild Basin Lodge Wedding | Allenspark, CO | Estes Park Wedding Photographer

A little sneak peek of Lindsey & Lucas's Wild Basin Lodge Wedding on Mother's Day. We had a little snow sprinkle (yes, in May!) that added the coolest effects to the photos. The fog over the mountain truly made for a spectacular view as well. It was a little muddy, but Lindsey and Lucas were up for playing in the mud and humoring me throughout :). The day was perfect as family and friends witnessed true love at it's finest. Thank you Lindsey & Lucas for letting me be such a big part of your big day! It truly was a blessing.

<3 Ashley

Vendor Credit:
Venue: Wild Basin Lodge
Cake: Colorado Rose Cake Company
Dress: Mori Lee
Florist: Takky McGary
2nd Shooter: Erin Knabenbauer

Rachel & Tim | Mary's Lake Lodge Wedding | Estes Park Wedding Photographer

A beautiful May day with this lovely couple. Rachel and Tim were a blast to work with. They are actually an out-of-state couple from Nebraska, and just knew that they wanted to get married in the beautiful Colorado mountains. Rachel is just as sweet as southern sweet tea, and was so awesome throughout the entire time we were working together over the last year. We had a little bit of rain and a little bit of shine; exactly what Colorado weddings are! Congratulations you two, and thank you for letting me share such a special day with you all. 

<3 Ashley


Venue: Mary's Lake Lodge
2nd Shooter: Kim Klein
Hair & Makeup: Janie Rocek 
Cake: Kristie's Cakes & Cookies
Dress: Suburban Bridal
Bridesmaids: Alfred Angelo
Groomsmen: Jos A. Banks
DJ: DJ Jahsonic
Florist: Best Day Floral

Maggie & Eric | Della Terra Mountain Chateau | Estes Park Wedding {Fort Collins Wedding Photographer}

Maggie & Eric can be described as the couple that never ceases to laugh together. I don't think I have met two people who are so legitimately easy going and happy. When I look back at their photos, it makes me smile because the two of them are ALWAYS smiling and laughing. It really is contagious, and so wonderful to work with people who spread so much joy.  The wedding was beautiful to say the least. Della Terra Mountain Chateau, a beautiful mountain backdrop, a Rolls Royce and even a sprinkle of sun and rain which gave their pictures some diversity outside of the average day. We braved the rain and even stepped outside into the frigid evening air later in the night to get some night photos. They were up for anything. Thank you Maggie & Eric for being so wonderful this year. I LOVED getting to know and work with the both of you!

<3 Ashley

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” 
― Charles Dickens

Wedding Venue : Della Terra Mountain Chateau 

Cake Baker : Pixie Sweets

Dress Maker : Maggie Sottero, Pricilla

Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal, Plum

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse 

DJ or Music Provider: Colorado Sound, Leonard Kiel 

Florist : Palmer Flowers 

Caterer : Spice of Life

2nd Shooter: Folly Photography

Videographer: Lupher Arts