Happy Monday…I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! I hope many of you got some shiny new bling on that ring finger 😉 If you did have a Valentine’s Day proposal, I would love to chat with you about your Colorado wedding photography needs! For my first blog post this week, I am sharing part 1 of a wonderful styled shoot I participated in this summer in Leadville, Colorado. This shoot was created by Orchestrated Stylized Shoots out of Virginia. I first met the owner, Chelsea, in Las Vegas in 2012. When I heard she was coming to Colorado to organize a shoot, I just had to join! This Colorado mountain wedding styled shoot was fittingly named “Karats & Onyx”, as it was themed around the Colorado gold rush. I know I had been to Leadville before as a kid, but it had been a very long time. My goodness is it a beautiful area!! You literally had mountain views every direction you turned. I definitely hope there are a bunch of Leadville and Vail outdoor weddings in my future!
Autumn and Brian were our wedding party models for the shoot. Since they are actually a married couple, I took a ton of photos of them together, rather than a lot of bridesmaid/groomsman photos. I thought the photos could be some great inspiration of Colorado elopement photography. Autumn was in a beautiful, long Weddington Way bridesmaids dress. She looked elegant, classy, and dressy enough to be a non-traditional bride in a black wedding dress 🙂
Meet Peckinpaw!! This hilarious and cute burro, definitely stole the show. He was such a character, and so good in front of the camera 🙂 I was expecting him to be a total ass…hahaha, sorry, I had to!! Such a terrible joke!!
Ok, maybe he was a little bit of an ass (see him sticking his tongue out LOL)!!
Check back tomorrow for part 2! This part includes pictures of our model bride and groom, amazingly gorgeous reception details, and more photos of the adorable burro, Peckinpaw!! Have a wonderful week 🙂
The amazing vendors that put this awesome Colorado mountain wedding photography shoot together:
Photography | Bit of Ivory Photography | www.bitofivoryphotography.com
Event Coordination & Concept Design | Erica Sarell Weddings | www.ericasarellweddings.com
Publication Partner | Mountainside Bride | www.mountainsidebride.com
Florals & Styling | Southern Charm Events | www.sweet-southerncharm.com
Stationery | Paper and Home | www.paperandhome.com
Bridal Gown | Truvelle | www.truvelle.com
Bridal Accessories | Emma and Grace Bridal | www.emmaandgracebridal.com
Cake | Sugar Breck | www.sugarbreck.com
Hair | Majestic Mountain Beauty | www.majesticmountainbeauty.com
Makeup | Weemala Hair and Makeup | www.weemalahairandmakeup.com
Groomswear | Wedding Treasures | www.weddingtreasuresbridal.com
Bridesmaid Dress | Weddington Way | www.weddingtonway.com
Chair Rentals | Yonder Floral + Décor House | www.houseofyonder.com
Table Rental | Reclaimed Farmhouse Designs/Quintessential Events | www.studioqevents.com
Lighting | Lighting and Design by Scott | www.lightinganddesignbyscott.com
Videography | Larisa Graham Videography | www.larisagraham.com
Models | Karen of Villa Parker, Colin, Autumn, Brian