Danielle + CJ | Laramie Wedding Photographer | Vee Bar Ranch Wedding

April 7, 2014

I have been so excited to blog this wedding.  Stunning, sweet couple + picturesque ranch setting + loads of personalized, unique details = an amazingly gorgeous, rustic-chic wedding!  This was my first opportunity as a Laramie wedding photographer, but it won’t be my last 🙂  I am heading back to the Vee Bar Ranch in June for CJ’s sister’s wedding and I couldn’t be more excited!  Vee Bar Ranch is such a dream spot, full of mountain views, rustic cabins and barns, a pond and river, old wagon wheels and lush trees…it’s simply perfect.

Danielle & CJ are one of the sweetest couples I have ever had the privilege of photographing.  They are absolute naturals in front of the camera, so adorable, and in love.  The weather was also perfect and sunny, and the day went off without a hitch!

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Danielle did a first look with her dad!  This was a first for me, and I loved it.  They are very close, and it was a really sweet moment.
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Danielle & CJ had a really “cool” water station set up for guests.  They had every flavor of fruit infused water you can think of.  I sampled the pineapple, and it was delicious!  It was a warm day, and it was a welcome treat for guests.
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Oh my…could these two be more adorable?!  Nope, I don’t think so!
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Colton was so proud of his toy, and came back down the aisle to show everyone.  It’s one of those funny, special moments that makes each wedding unique and memorable!
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Little Miss Bailey really liked the ceremony music, and was dancing and spinning.  Everyone was cracking up…even the bride!  It was so adorable 🙂
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The first kiss from two perspectives!  This is why I love having a second shooter 🙂
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Danielle & CJ had a DIY pie bar in place of a wedding cake.  Friends and family members made the pies, and they looked amazing and delicious!  Even the bride found the time to make a pie 🙂
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Danielle’s little sister broke out in a choreographed dance during her maid-of-honor speech.  It was a fun surprise, and she and her dance friends rocked it out!
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Danielle & CJ weren’t ready to end the party, but wanted to send us home (since we had a long drive).  So instead of doing a sparkler “exit” they decided to do a sparkler dance.  Guests circled the dance floor with the long sparklers.  It was a fun alternative to the exit, and I love how the photos turned out!
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Thank you Danielle & CJ!  You, and your wonderful families, threw an amazing wedding and I am so honored to have been a part of it.  If this is any indication of how you all do weddings in Wyoming, I hope to have many more in my future!  All of your hard work in planning really paid off, as it was one of the most detailed, personalized, and well-orchestrated weddings I have photographed.  I enjoyed every minute of the day.  Your love, friendship, and joy was infectious the entire day!  I look forward to working with your families again in the future 🙂


Danielle & CJ’s dream team:
Photographer: Plum Pretty Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Vee Bar Ranch
Florist: Poppy’s Flowers
Catering: Caterings of Laramie
Bakery: Indulge Bakery
Band: Danno
Officiant: Pastor Mark Vaporis

  1. Kerra says:

    I love love love all the footage from this memorable day!! I am so blessed to have this gorgeous couple as family and I am excited to work with Plum Pretty one day soon!

  2. Samantha says:

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful couple, beautiful wedding!!! So fun to re-live that day through the pictures!

  3. Dani says:

    Beautiful!! 🙂 you did a great job capturing everything!

  4. Dagan says:

    Gorgeous pictures and a gorgeous bride!<3

  5. Tyler Moats says:

    I absolutely love the pictures!!! They are such an adorable couple!

  6. Christa says:

    Gorgeous bride, Beautifully detailed wedding, and amazing pictures!! Congrats and cheers to joining the married life! It’s an amazing feeling to spend the rest of your life with your soulmate by your side!!! Here’s to many years of absolute happiness in your future!!!

  7. Shannon says:

    Tears of joy flowed down my face once again as I looked at this beautiful arrangement of photos from that day in August that filled me with pride, overwhelmed me with emotion and left me exhausted for days afterward with a permanent smile on my face. My love for my daughter and her husband is not something I can put into words, but your pictures do a good job of capturing some of how I feel about these two. Thank you, Plum Pretty Photography!!

  8. Meagan says:

    Beautiful photos to capture such a wonderful and memorable day! Can’t wait to work with Plum Pretty Photography for our wedding at the Vee Bar in June!

  9. terri says:

    Amazing photos, so creative at capturing special moments and love the 2nd shooter idea too. Well done!

  10. Stevie Lankford says:

    Beautiful couple … beautiful pictures !!

  11. linda hirt says:

    Beautiful wedding bride and groom adorable! Looks like a perfect wedding! !

  12. Lisa says:

    Love love love the pictures! Such a beautiful way to remember such a special day. You did a great job of capturing the love felt that day. See you in June 🙂

  13. Julie Coon says:

    Lucky photographer…most beautiful setting and people ever! Wonderful pictures capturing precious memories!

  14. Ali says:

    Beautiful wedding! Fun photos!

  15. Shauna Bury says:

    These pictures capture how beautiful it was and how sweet this couple is!!!

  16. Terri says:

    Beautiful pics!

  17. Brittani Dewey says:

    One of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever been to and these photos capture it perfectly! Very nicely done.

  18. Taryn says:

    Love love love how creative and unique they all are!:)

  19. Margot says:

    Great photos! Such fun to re-live that day.

  20. Jeri says:

    It was a beautiful time…..lovely family! Plus it was warmer then:)

  21. Christine Joy says:

    So sad I missed the fun! The pictures are beautiful!

  22. Judy says:

    What a beautiful day it was and you captured it perfectly!!!!

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