San Sophia- Telluride Wedding Photography

Telluride wedding photography

Ahhhh Telluride wedding photography….those mountains never get old. After spending the previous spring together in New York City, where I photographed Kim + Heb’s engagement photographs. We had so much fun roaming around their hood– downtown New York. They took me to their favorite local pub and photographed on their beautiful rooftop deck. Then, 3 months later, I had the absolute honor of documenting their wedding day at San Sophia Overlook in Telluride, Colorado. So much fun to be a part of their journey. And as a Telluride wedding photographer it was so much fun to document their love in NYC. How lucky am I?

Telluride wedding photography
Telluride wedding photography
Telluride wedding photography
Telluride wedding photography
Telluride wedding photography
Telluride wedding photography
Telluride wedding photography
Telluride wedding photography

The First Look

The First Look. Everyone must decide for themselves whether the first look is right for you. Here are a couple of things to consider when doing a first look.

Pros:

  • The first time you see each other is private and shared just between you two (and me with my quiet, ninja-like camera)
  • You both will look your freshest!
  • The nerves of seeing each other for the first time will be gone and then you can simply look forward to and enjoy your ceremony
  • Helps to ensure that there is enough time for the most important photos (the ones of you two!)
  • You can schedule all wedding party photos before the ceremony, so afterwards all the formal images left to take are family photos and then you’ll be able to head to your reception quickly instead of having your guests wait for a longer period of time.
  • This is a great trial run of walking around and moving in your dress before you have to do it in front of everyone at your ceremony!
  • You can choose another location then where you’re getting married and your reception.

Cons:

  • Seeing each other before the ceremony goes against tradition or your wishes

Option #2 | Bride & Groom Photos after the wedding ceremony
You do not see each other before the ceremony and the first time you see each other is when you’re walking down the aisle.

Pros:

  • You get to keep up with tradition
  • If you are wanting to have a cocktail hour for guests between the ceremony and reception, taking the bulk of your images after the ceremony will allow your guests to mingle and enjoy drinks while you’re getting your pictures taken.

Cons:

  • If the ceremony begins late, or family photos run longer than expected, then it’s always the bride and groom photo time that gets cut short.  We can usually make up for it, with sunset photos if time/weather allows:) or you can book an Avant Garde (the day after shoot). But would recommend 2 days after, as you’re tired the day after your wedding!
Telluride wedding photography
Telluride wedding photography
Telluride wedding photography
Telluride wedding photography
Telluride wedding photography

Telluride Wedding Photography

Telluride wedding photography
Telluride wedding photography
Telluride wedding photography
Telluride wedding photography
Telluride wedding photography

San Sophia Overlook Wedding

San Sophia Overlook is accessed by the Gondola, and located just off the San Sophia Gondola Station. This beautiful mountain top outdoor wedding site overlooks the Town of Telluride. San Sophia overlook is surrounded by mountain peaks, towering spruce trees and is a gorgeous location to be wed. Telluride wedding photographer Real Life Photographs has been documenting love in Telluride and at San Sophia Overlook for 13 years this May 15, 2019. Not matter how many weddings I photograph there, everyone’s love is different. Everyone brings something different to the scene. That’s what keeps me coming back for more. Capturing your love.


Whether you’re getting married in Colorado or somewhere else in the world, I love the honor of getting to know you and your love. I’m a lover of love, good coffee, the color yellow, my family, joy, my fur babies, trail running and Telluride wedding photography! Real Life Photographs only accepts 20 weddings per year to give her friends/clients the best experience EVER. So contact me today to see if your wedding date is available, I’d love to connect. info@tellurideweddings.com