Alyssa + Dustin | Breckenridge Engagement Photographs | Colorado Ice Castles

February 7, 2019

It was so fun reliving Alyssa and Dustin’s couple’s session from 2018 while creating this blog post. This is giving me some great inspiration for my upcoming Breckenridge engagement photographs at the DillonΒ ice castles, with Ashley and Nate. I haven’t been up there yet this season. So I am pretty excited! If you follow the blog, you will surely recognize Alyssa and Dustin. I have been so fortunate to work with them many times over the years πŸ™‚ They have become more than just clients, they have become friends!

This session was the most dressed up (besides their wedding day) that I have seen Alyssa and Dustin too. They looked amazing! Although Alyssa’s feet were pretty purple by the end, after walking around in those peep-toe pumps. She was such a trooper though…and it was totally worth it! Often couples bring two outfits for their portrait sessions. One more casual, and one a little dressier. I think Alyssa and Dustin gave us all some awesome inspiration for the dressy side of the equation. Some additional engagement clothing ideas, can be found on my Pinterest board here.

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Rocking that bright red lipstick! I just can’t pull this color off. Alyssa definitely does though. And red always pops so well against the blue/turquoise of the ice castles.
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We were losing light, and it was getting COLD! But we just had to get a few quick shots with the moon in there before we called it a day πŸ™‚
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Hopefully you are inspired to have your own winter Breckenridge engagement photographs at the ice castles (or any of the other awesome Summit County locations). If so, let’s chat now! Email me at

Click here to see more couple’s portraits with the lovely Alyssa and Dustin. Their fall session, outside of Boulder, was one of my favorites. A monarch butterfly even landed on Alyssa’s hand during one of the shots πŸ™‚

Stay warm out there tonight, and have a great weekend ahead! Another Dustin is coming to the blog next lol! I look forward to sharing Sarah and Dustin’s colorful fall wedding from the Lodge at Breckenridge very soon. That was the first wedding shot by my associate photographer, Kristina, as I was not able to be there. Stay tuned!

  1. Traci says:

    Ahhhh these are sooo beautiful! You perfectly captured the love that these two share!

  2. Alyssa Venturella says:

    So good!! It was our first time at the Ice Castles and I’m so glad you were able to capture such a fun day!

  3. Ashley B. says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Wish I was closer to get the same captured photos πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  4. Troy says:

    Awesome photos and lovely couple, great shots!

  5. Kim Thieman says:

    These are beautiful pictures!!

  6. Jess says:

    Oh my goodness, so precious!!

  7. David Gilleran says:

    Great pictures of a lovely couple.

  8. Jenn Simpson says:

    Great photos!

  9. Julie Z says:

    Wow! Stunning! I want to go there!

  10. Wilma Beasley says:

    Great pictures of a great couple!!

  11. Wendy says:

    That is the coolest pic! It needs a big canvas!

  12. Jane C says:

    These are gorgeous!!

  13. Jordan says:

    Such perfect photos for a gorgeous couple!! You really captured their love and spunk in this shoot! 😍

  14. Debbie green says:

    Very beautiful pictures. I love the winter theme

  15. Dustin says:

    What an amazing shoot!!! Thank you Melissa! You are THE BEST!!!!!!

  16. Robbin says:

    These are stunning! Love Alyssa dress and Dustin you look so dapper πŸ™‚ Love how the photos captured your personalities too!

  17. Julianne says:

    These photos are unusual for an engagement shoot. Normally, we see mountains and flowers at sunset for engagement photos. These photos are so refreshing, fun, and show a hidden side of Colorado that shouldn’t be overlooked. I love these pictures. Great location, outfits, and poses!

  18. Marcy says:

    What an awesome shot….. thanks for posting it.

  19. Joseph says:

    Amazing Photo – like another world!

  20. Will story says:

    These photos of Dustin and Alyssa are anazing

  21. Deede smith says:

    Amazing pictures of an amazing couple!
    Love the Love in each and every picture!