mountain wedding

Jenna & Enich | YMCA of the Rockies Wedding | Estes Park, CO | Colorado Wedding Photographer

Can I just start out by saying that I love the beauty involved with mountain weddings? It seriously just doesn't get any better than this. Jenna chose such beautiful vibrant colors that completely complimented the bluebird day. The pinks, oranges and purples....Maybe I am just biased because I go crazy about color, but seriously, I think I just want to eat her bouquet. The details were incredible once again, and she stuck with an arrow theme. The day was beautiful, not too hot and not too cold. Jenna anticipated her first look with Enich, and it was such a blessing to see such an emotional moment between the two with the Rocky Mountains glimmering in the background. Their laid back YMCA wedding was such a treat to be a part of, and I absolutely loved getting to know Jenna over the last year :).

<3 Ashley

Ceremony Venue: Sara Smith Outdoor Chapel, YMCA of the Rockies

Reception Venue: Upper Cookout Pavillion

Cake Baker: Meghan Owens (Friend)

Dress Maker: Allure

Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal

lorist: Best Day Floral 

2nd Shooter: Kim Klein

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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

Kat & Luc | Summit County Wedding Photographer | Idaho Springs | Breckenridge | Rocky Mountain Styled Shoot

Occasionally "us" photographers get to plan and participate in styled shoots. This particular one was the doing of an awesome photography group I'm involved with in Colorado called the Pursuit Community. I went on a weekend retreat a few weeks ago where we got to get back to our "roots" per se, and really talk about our businesses and personal lives, as well as spend some time in worship and community. It was an awesome weekend, and I walked away with so many new friendships. Photography can sometimes be a lonely profession when you're not out and about shooting weddings and what not during the weekdays, so getting to collaborate and network with other amazing creatives like myself was such a blessing. It's so funny, because we are all incredibly different, but incredibly alike as well. I definitely found a group of ladies who share similar passions, struggles and lives. 

The cool thing about this couple was that they were the worship leaders for our retreat. They actually lead worship at Lifebridge Christian Church in Longmont, so this wasn't their first rodeo ;). Anyways, this photo shoot was a special treat for them because they did not have the most amazing wedding photos, and they look back to that day wishing they did. It's such a testament to the fact that wedding photography is SOOOO important. Now that life is busy and bustling with their twins, it was even more special to step aside and have some photos for themselves. I think my favorite part was hearing Luc sing "Maaaarrrrrrrrryyyyy Meeeeeee" (as all of the lady photographers said YES! with no hesitation---Yes, I heard you Mrs. Kraft, haha). It was pretty funny. Anyways, thank you ladies, and Kat & Luc for such an amazing weekend!

-Ashley

P.S. A little shout out to Lace and Lilies for the beautiful floral crown.

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

 

Mercedes & Jimmy | Estes Park Resort Wedding | Estes Park, CO {Fort Collins Wedding Photographer}

{Fort Collins Wedding Photographer} BlueHaus Studios specializes in wedding & portrait photography in the Fort Collins/Northern Colorado area and beyond. We love meeting new clients, and hope you enjoy this blogpost. If you have questions or would like to book a consultation or session, please contact me at ashley@bluehausstudios.com. Thank you! 

It was love at first site when I met Mercedes and Jimmy at a little old place in Johnstown for our wedding consultation. From the beginning, I could tell this couple was going to be so much fun to work with. Both avid crossfitters with big personalities. Mercedes and I later found out we had a mutual friend whom I met when I was going to school in California. It's such a small world. As our journey went on we had our engagement session. I remember Jimmy saying, "Mercedes... Behave!" as we were gallivanting around Horsetooth Reservoir. To be brief, this cracked me up and I love Mercedes's humor as well Jimmy's way of loving her. They are perfect for each other.

As we hit their wedding day this past September, I was flooded with emotion spending time with their awesome friends and family. Their catholic ceremony was at Our Lady of The Mountains Catholic Church, and was absolutely beautiful. The priest had some humor of his own which I totally appreciated. After the ceremony, we took a trolley up to Lily Lake where we had beautiful water shimmering it's way into our pictures. We later spent the rest of the evening dancing and laughing at the Estes Park Resort. I LOVE weddings and I love the "love" this couple has for another. Congratulations, Mercedes & Jimmy!

<3 Ashley

Ceremony Venue : Our Lady of The Mountains Catholic Church

Reception Venue : The Estes Park Resort

Cake Baker : Safeway & Dairy Queen

Dress Maker : David's Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Hand Sewen

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Al's Formal Wear

DJ or Music Provider: Jammin' DJ's

Florist : Kim & Co, Loveland, CO 

{Estes Park Wedding Photographer}