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?

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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.

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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.

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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 🙂

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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!

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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?

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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!

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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”.

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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!

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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

 

 

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 – Telluride 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!

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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 …..

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One of my faves from the day!

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

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LOVE this image!!

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

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Thank you Andy for another beautiful ceremony!

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

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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!!

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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!!

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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!

 

 

Telluride Avant Garde

Jarrett and Alline, were married in Telluride, CO in June of this year.  Knowing that we had the avant garde photography session booked for later in the year, we didn’t have to take up too much time on their wedding day.   They were able to spend more of their time with their guests and family.

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Why an Avant Garde Session?

The avant-garde photography session pushes the boundaries of traditional wedding photography. If you love fashion and design editorials, abstract or whimsical artwork, architecture or anything out of the norm, or if you just want more photographs of the two of you– this session is for you!  Avant-garde takes place a couple of days after your wedding – unless you’re jetting off right away for your honeymoon, and if that’s the case we can schedule the session upon your return or in a completely different season for a different look.

The goal? Have fun! And, while we’re at it, create some stunning artwork. There is no timeline and your dress is already dirty. You can do your hair and make up different, bring props, furniture, non-wedding attire, your dogs – or travel to a scenic destination that was different then your wedding day. This is the time to get really creative, relax, and have a great time.

There’s a REASON you and yours chose to get married in the San Juan Mountains, in or near Telluride, Colorado.  Make sure that you allow the time in your wedding day timeline to be able to get creative one-of-a-kind photographs.  It’s very difficult to get stunning shots like in 10 minutes, creativity takes time.  So if you know your wedding day is jammed packed full of family, friends and celebrating make sure you plan ahead for that special photography time on your wedding day otherwise be sure to book the avant garde session!  Why wouldn’t you anyways….Look at what we were able to capture this gorgeous fall day!

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incorporating Jarrett’s Harley into the shoot was a must! We had so much fun capturing these shots!

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Love this bridal portrait in Telluride, CO

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Alline is an incredible make up artist in Telluride, Colorado at Alpine Glow Beauty.

She did her own makeup for this Avant Garde Session in Telluride, Colorado.  Can you say GORGEOUS!  For more information on Alpine Glow’s Services please visit:

http://www.alpenglowbeauty.com/pages/telluride-bride

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Thank you for viewing my avant garde session in Telluride, CO.  I specialize in Wedding Photography in the Telluride, Colorado area in the San Juan Mountains.  Not excluding Ridgway, Ouray or Silverton, Colorado areas.

Although my home is in Ridgway, Colorado- I find that by having a studio in the San Juan Mountains gives me ample opportunity to create one of a kind artwork for your home.  It is an extreme honor to be included in a couple’s wedding day and we at Real Life Photographs pride ourself on our customer experience and our one of a kind high end products and albums.  For more information on Telluride, Colorado Avant Garde sessions,  Telluride Wedding Photography, Wedding Photography Collections or pricing information please contact Kaycee at info@reallifephotographs.com

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