Telluride Elopement

Telluride Elopement in the beautiful setting of Mountain Village in Telluride, Colorado.

Tom and Libby Eloped in Telluride, Colorado¬†in August ūüôā

Telluride Elopement

One of my favorite images from the day!!!

Tom and Libby met 3 years ago and literally fell in love immediately! Her words not mine! ¬†They wanted to say their “I do’s” with just them and elope in beautiful Telluride, Colorado. ¬†They felt like a Telluride elopement was, “just their style”.

Telluride Elopement

I didn’t get to meet them until the day they said, “I do” but we had several phone conversations leading up to their beautiful, heart-felt day in Telluride. ¬†It was through these conversations that I learned what “their love” was about and who they are as a couple! ¬†They set out to climb Mount Sneffels, a 14,000 foot peak here in Telluride, CO the day before their elopement. ¬†A couple after my own heart, to explore life’s wonders, an adventure with your best friend and to just be with one another surrounded by a view like no-other. ¬†Tom and Libby, I simply adore you two and who you are as individuals and a couple. ¬†I believe the images from your Telluride elopement convey this lovely gift¬†you share.

197

Telluride ElopementTelluride ElopementTelluride Elopement

Telluride Elopementtelluride_elopement (9)telluride_elopement

Thank you Tree Cooper with Alpine Chapel for being the beautiful human being that you are and for always creating the most heart felt and beautiful ceremonies.

Thank you Tree Cooper with Alpine Chapel for being the beautiful human being that you are and for always creating the most heart felt and beautiful ceremonies.

Telluride ElopementTelluride Elopementtelluride_elopement (13)

telluride_elopement (4)Telluride Elopementtelluride_elopement (17)194

For more information on Telluride Elopements or Weddings, please contact Kaycee Joubert at info@reallifephotographs.com

We strive to give you the best experience, while creating beautiful, timeless images that will last you and yours a lifetime.  You will be well taken care of from beginning to end.  With over 11 years of wedding and elopement photography experience we know how to plan for every great photo opportunity.  Please give us a call today so we can chat about what you want for your wedding day.  Call Kaycee at 970.275.5637

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Peace+Gratitude

 

Telluride Winter Elopement

Telluride Winter Elopement, Gotta love it! Have I told you lately that I love my job?!!

A Telluride winter elopement is¬†one of the most romantic things a couple can do, in my opinion! A majestic, snowy setting with the one that you love. ¬†It doesn’t get much better than that- eh?

telluride_wedding_photographer

A Telluride winter elopement allows you the time to travel to different locations, to have your photographs taken with no timeline!

I love capturing the little moments in between the moments. ¬†This gorgeous couple didn’t even know I was photographing them at the time.

telluride_wedding_photographer

Telluride winter elopements allow you the time to have fun and be your self!  Without a large guest list you can make your day about the things that truly matter. However the two of you define this.

telluride_wedding_photographer

LOVE.

From the first phone conversation I had with John, I knew¬†my photography style¬†would be a wonderful fit for him and his wife to be. ¬†John and Derleen have been dreaming about getting married in Telluride for a couple of years and thought that winter would be perfect! ¬†They actually wanted to be married in a blizzard! ¬†And a blizzard is what they got ūüôā

telluride winter elopement

Catching snowflakes on her tongue! Love this!

They braved the cold weather! ¬†With their hand full of guests, we took a couple of photographs in the sideways snow and then headed down to Allred’s Restaurant where we were able to finish their portraits inside where it was warm! ¬†They had an amazing intimate meal and I headed home. ¬†Their day was exactly what they wanted and it was an honor to be a part of it!

telluride winter elopement

If you’d like more information about elopement pricing or to see more of my Telluride winter elopement work or perhaps another time of year, please contact me at info@reallifephotographs.com

I’ve lived in the Telluride area for over 15 years and have been a Telluride wedding photographer since 2008. ¬†Started my wedding photography business in 2006 and have never looked back. ¬†I love what I do!!! ¬†Thank you for taking the time to stop by!

If you’re getting married in another beautiful location, drop me a line, it would truly be an honor to be a part of your day! ¬†I travel nationally and internationally!

Top 3 Tips for the best Engagement Photographs

Awe, Engagement Photographs!  Having just photographed a beautiful engagement photography session in Telluride, Colorado a few days ago, I had this thought on my drive home.  How can I help my friends and others get the best wedding and engagement photographs?

engagement photograph

 

First, Make sure that you connect with your photographer. ¬†As corny as this sounds connection is¬†so important! ¬†When looking for a photographer, be sure to have contact with them. Email, phone calls and an in person consultation come highly recommended. ¬†Make sure that your personalities mesh well and ask what to expect from your engagement session. ¬†Utilize this engagement session as a test run for your wedding. ¬†The more trust you build, the better the end result. ¬†Plus, it’s very important for your photographer to see what makes the two of you tick as a couple. ¬†Are you silly, romantic, fun-loving, energetic, introvert…the list goes on and on. ¬†You want your photographer to capture YOU and however YOU define your relationship!

Telluride Engagement Session

Second, spontaneity in a photograph is your friend! ¬†Trust that your photographer will choose a beautiful back ground, make sure the lighting is perfect etc, when they’re ready to start photographing, play to the unexpected of your beloved. ¬†Whisper something playful, beautiful or crazy in their ear, the emotion it evokes is “real”.

engagement photography

Kiss when YOU want to kiss! ¬†When this comes from you, again, it’s real and more natural then when your photographer asks for it. Be playful with your kisses!

Telluride Wedding Photography

Running brings out the inner child in EVERYONE.

Give a twirl, have a dance.

Third. ¬†The most common question that I get asked is what to wear in your¬†engagement photographs? ¬†Honestly, as long as you stay away from loud prints, large company logos, thick stripes and just wear clothes that are comfortable! ¬†If you don’t where khaki’s in real life then don’t where them to your engagement session. ¬†Don’t feel the need to be matchy matchy, just let your individual personalities shine!

For more information on an engagement photographs and/or Wedding photography please contact Real Life Photographs at info@reallifephotographs.com

 

 

Telluride Elopement

Telluride Elopement!

Brad and Melissa eloped at the top of the Gondola in Telluride last month with best friend in tow, in an intimate and beautiful ceremony conducted by the amazing Tree Cooper.

Telluride Elopement (12)

Brad and Melissa split their time between their two amazing places here in Telluride, Colorado as well as Napa Valley, CA. ¬†What 2 amazing places ūüôā

Melissa got ready at Hotel Madeline, in Mountain Village where their salon did an amazing job on her hair, all the while, providing the most AMAZING customer service!!! Two thumbs up!  And Thank YOU!Telluride Elopement (1) Telluride Elopement (2) Telluride Elopement (3) Telluride Elopement (4) Telluride Elopement (5) Telluride Elopement (6)

Telluride Elopement (10)

Such Joy and Happiness on both of their faces as they see each other for the first time this day!

Telluride Elopement (13) Telluride Elopement (11)

 

Flowers created by China Rose and the very talented Amy Oliver! http://www.tellurideflower.com

Flowers created by China Rose and the very talented Amy Oliver!
http://www.tellurideflower.com

Telluride Elopement

China Rose creation! www.tellurideflower.com –Simply STUNNING!

Telluride Elopement (21)Telluride Elopement (22)

Telluride Elopement

During their elopement and ceremony this little guy, “The Gondola Kitty” kept playing with Melissa’s dress! This made everyone giggle!

Telluride Elopement (23)Telluride Elopement (24)

The big hugger that I am, this is one of my favorites from the day. After I first met with Brad and Melissa we immediately hugged as we introduced ourselves. I knew we would be friends for a lifetime!! LOVE

The big hugger that I am, this is one of my favorites from the day. After I first met with Brad and Melissa we immediately hugged as we introduced ourselves. I knew we would be friends for a lifetime!! LOVE

The fabulous Tree Cooper with Alpine Chapel with Brad and Melissa. The both said that Tree and Myself were part of their bridal party! How sweet is that :)

The fabulous Tree Cooper with Alpine Chapel with Brad and Melissa. The both said that Tree and Myself were part of their bridal party! How sweet is that ūüôā

It's not very often that I put myself in a blog post but since Brad and Melissa asked for it, I thought I would deliver! Love you guys!

It’s not very often that I put myself in a blog post but since Brad and Melissa asked for it, I thought I would deliver! Love you guys!

Melissa's best friend Patty stood beside them the entire day!

Melissa’s best friend Patty stood beside them the entire day!

Telluride Elopement (30)Telluride Elopement (33)Telluride Elopement (35)Telluride Elopement (36)

Another fave from the day! Such a candid moment of love and laughter!

Another fave from the day! Such a candid moment of love and laughter!

Kitty looks so sad that they’re leaving ūüôĀ

Telluride Elopement (38)Telluride Elopement (39)

Telluride Elopement

Kitty looks so sad that they’re leaving ūüôĀ

Thank you to Melissa and Brad for allowing me to be a part of such a beautiful day.  I know we will remain friends for a very long time.  I love love loved being a part of your day and your Telluride Elopement.  Thank you for this amazing honor, wishing you a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness!

Another favorite of the day, it's hard to pick just one!

Another favorite of the day, it’s hard to pick just one!

For more information on Telluride Elopements and wedding photography please contact Kaycee Joubert at Real Life Photographs at info@reallifephotographs.com

San Sophia Telluride Wedding

 

Carey and Joe were married on June 26, at San Sophia in Telluride. Carey got ready at The Hotel Madeline, before taking the Gondola to meet her soon to be husband, Joe, and their wonderful families and friends. She was an absolutely stunning bride.Telluride_Wedding_Photos-2 Telluride_Wedding_Photos-5 Telluride_Wedding_Photos-3

Carey’s father met her on the path from the gondola, and he walked her to her mother who was waiting for her on the steps of San Sophia, overlooking Telluride. They walked Carey, the last of their daughters to marry, down the aisle where her handsome groom stood waiting. ¬†The look on Joe’s face was filled with such love and admiration as he looked up to see his beautiful bride walking down the aisle.
Telluride_Wedding_Photos-6The flowers from The Garden Store matched the white of Carey’s dress, and the blue accents matched Joe’s tie and the bluebird sky which made the perfect backdrop for their ceremony.¬†The officiant was¬†Telluride’s mayor, Stu Fraser. His gift of a key to the Town of Telluride will forever remind them of their gorgeous wedding¬†day.¬†Telluride_Wedding_Photos-7 Telluride_Wedding_Photos-8 Telluride_Wedding_Photos-9¬†After the ceremony, Carey and Joe shared their first dance, with the town of Telluride below them and a beautiful moon over the mountaintops. They danced to Elvis crooning “I can’t help falling in love with you”. ¬†It was an exceptional day for this¬†exceptional couple. Their love and beauty was seen and felt by everybody who was fortunate enough to join them in Telluride that day.¬†Telluride_Wedding_Photos-10Thank you for this amazing honor of being able to capture this gorgeous moment in time for you! I hope you had a blast on your honeymoon! Peace and Gratitude–Kaycee

 

Vendors that made it possible for this blessed San Sophia Telluride Wedding-

Wedding Planner РTelluride Unveiled- http://www.tellurideunveiled.com

Florist – The Garden Store –¬†http://gardenstorehome.com/pages/floral-gallery

Venue – Telluride Ski and Golf – San Sophia Overlook and Allred’s-¬†http://www.tellurideskiresort.com/groups-weddings/weddings/

Cake – Cake Creation by Susan

Lodging – Hotel Madeline –¬†http://www.madelinetelluride.com

Officiant – Stu Fraser

Photography – Real Life Photographs –¬†http://reallifephotographs.com

Having a wedding at San Sophia Telluride or somewhere else in Telluride, Colorado?  For more information on Telluride wedding photography please contact Kaycee at info@reallifephotographs.com

 

Telluride Elopement

Telluride Elopement at the top of Prospect!

telluride_elopement (24)

Alli and Keving eloped from Vernon, BC.¬† Not far from where my mom grew up or where my auntie lives now.¬† Such a small world!¬† We connected over the simple mountain life we both live, laughed about the angry inch that happens every winter and how it’s totally ok to blow off work for a powder day!¬† Thank goodness, I’m my own boss!

They left their mountains in British¬†Columbia¬†and visited Crested Butte, Silverton and ended their trip with their “I do’s” in Telluride, CO!¬† Honestly, they¬†hit all of my favorite places–what a cool elopement!¬† With a very emotional and personal ceremony in the vast beauty of Telluride with Palmyra Peak in the back ground– their day was pure perfection.¬† We started with portraits in the town of Telluride …..

telluride_elopement (9)

One of my faves from the day!

telluride_elopementtelluride_elopement (13) telluride_elopement (12) telluride_elopement (11) telluride_elopement (10) telluride_elopement (8) telluride_elopement (7)

telluride_elopement (4) telluride_elopement (3) telluride_elopement (2)

and then jumped on chair 7 (the oldest chairlift) and made our way to Prospect ridge.

telluride_elopement (15)

LOVE this image!!

telluride_elopement (16) telluride_elopement (14)

I just adore the fact that I get to wear my skis to work!!! Pretty rad!

telluride_elopement (23) telluride_elopement (22) telluride_elopement (21)

Thank you Andy for another beautiful ceremony!

telluride_co_elopement (5) telluride_co_elopement (4) telluride_co_elopement (3) telluride_co_elopement (2) telluride_co_elopement (1)

telluride_co_elopement (12)

There’s just something about this image that screams Kevin and Alli!! Just adore you two!!

telluride_co_elopement (8) telluride_co_elopement (7) telluride_co_elopement (6)telluride_co_elopement (17) telluride_co_elopement (16) telluride_co_elopement (15)

And Iove that you asked me to be a witness!telluride_co_elopement (14) telluride_co_elopement (13)

Then they changed back into their ski gear for a few more photos before they went on to ski the rest of this goegeous day!!

telluride_co_elopement (20)

This idea is SO COOL!!!  Never seen anyone rock the old school lift tickets! LOVE THIS!!

This idea is SO COOL!!! Never seen anyone rock the old school lift tickets! LOVE THIS!!

telluride_co_elopement (21)telluride_co_elopement (28) telluride_co_elopement (27) telluride_co_elopement (26) telluride_co_elopement (25) telluride_co_elopement (24) telluride_co_elopement (23)Kevin and Alli, I adore you both to pieces and know that you will have a lifetime of love, laughter and pure bliss!!¬† I also know that on¬†this amazing day, I made 2 dear friends for life! I can’t wait till our paths cross again in the near future!! To Mr. and Mrs. Frame!!

For more information on Telluride Elopements or weddings in the San Juan Mountains, please contact Kaycee at info@reallifephotographs.com or give a ring at 970.275.5637–Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

New Year’s Day Telluride Elopement

Rebecca and Jeff met me at the top of Prospect Bowl with ski’s and snowboard attached.¬† I met Andy Konigsmark, from Alpine Chapel, for the first time and he¬†conducted this beautiful Telluride elopement at the top of Prospect!¬† It was truly a beautiful morning as it snowed on us with moments of sun!¬† I hope you enjoy this one of a kind Telluride Elopement!

Telluride_Elopement (27)

One of my favorite images of the day!

Telluride_Elopement

Jeff suprised Rebecca with brand new Kate Spade champagne flutes along with their favorite bottle of Domaine Carneros Bubbles! Awwwwww…..So thoughtful!!

Telluride_Elopement (1) Telluride_Elopement (2)Telluride_Elopement (7) Telluride_Elopement (6) Telluride_Elopement (5) Telluride_Elopement (4) Telluride_Elopement (12) Telluride_Elopement (11) Telluride_Elopement (10) Telluride_Elopement (9) Telluride_Elopement (8) Telluride_Elopement (13)Telluride_Elopement (14) Telluride_Elopement (15)Telluride_Elopement (16) Telluride_Elopement (17) Telluride_Elopement (18) Telluride_Elopement (19) Telluride_Elopement (20) Telluride_Elopement (28) Telluride_Elopement (26) Telluride_Elopement (25) Telluride_Elopement (24) Telluride_Elopement (23) Telluride_Elopement (31) Telluride_Elopement (34) Telluride_Elopement (35)

We stopped by Alpino Vino for a few photos, where they were going to have their wedding dinner that evening!

We stopped by Alpino Vino for a few photos, where they were going to have their wedding dinner that evening!

After this we headed back to the hotel Madeline and they got dressed up for the evening!

Telluride_Elopement (41)Telluride_Elopement (42) Telluride_Elopement (43)Telluride_Elopement (44)  Telluride_Elopement (40) Telluride_Elopement (39) Telluride_Elopement (38)Telluride_Elopement (45)Telluride_Elopement (48) Telluride_Elopement (47) Telluride_Elopement (46)Telluride_Elopement (56) Telluride_Elopement (55) Telluride_Elopement (54) Telluride_Elopement (53)Telluride_Elopement (58) Telluride_Elopement (59) Telluride_Elopement (57) Telluride_Elopement (62) Telluride_Elopement (63) Telluride_Elopement (65) Telluride_Elopement (66) Telluride_Elopement (67)

Thank you so much for this amazing day!  I loved spending this time with you.  You two are such kindred spirits.  I am truly happy for you and know that we will be life long friends! Muah!!

For more information on Telluride Elopements or Telluride Wedding Photography please contact me at info@reallifephotographs.com or visit me online at www.reallifephotographs.com

Thank you for stopping by!

New Years Eve Telluride Elopement

I met Rebecca and Jeff on New Year’s Eve in Telluride, Co.¬† This was their first time in Telluride and man, did they go through the ringer to get here!¬† They were to fly in to Montrose, CO on the 30th of December.¬† They were going to stay the night and drive to Telluride, CO in the morning of New Year’s Eve so they could obtain their marriage license by 1pm in Telluride!¬† They were to elope in Telluride the following day!

Well, weather got in the way! The airlines cancelled their flight from Denver to Montrose.¬† Determined to get their marriage license by 1pm in Telluride the following day so they could get married on New Year’s Day, they rented a car and drove ALL NIGHT!!!¬† They made it to the courthouse with no¬†time to spare!¬† All things considered, they were determined to have these portraits taken on December 31, 2014.

Dressed, weary eyed, up for 35 hours by the time I hugged them for the first time–they were still all laughs, smiles, giggles and very much in love!¬† I felt such honor to be able to capture this moment in time for them.¬† It truly filled my heart with such joy.¬†¬† We laughed and had the best time together.¬† I knew the following day, photographing their Telluride elopement, was a dream come true!

Man, I love what I do!

Telluride winter weddings

Telluride, CO Courthouse

Telluride_Engagement (1) Telluride_Engagement (2) Telluride_Engagement (3) Telluride_Engagement (4) Telluride_Engagement (5) Telluride_Engagement (6)

One of my favorites of the day.

One of my favorites of the day.

Telluride_Engagement (8) Telluride_Engagement (9) Telluride_Engagement (10) Telluride_Engagement (11) Telluride_Engagement (12)

Telluride Engagement Session

Another Fave!

Telluride_Engagement (14) Telluride_Engagement (15) Telluride_Engagement (16)What a beautiful couple! I know I will be friends with these two for a lifetime! Stay tuned for my next post of their Telluride Elopement!  xox