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

 

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!

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Telluride, CO Courthouse

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One of my favorites of the day.

One of my favorites of the day.

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Telluride Engagement Session

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Fall Telluride Wedding

Happy Anniversary to Trey and Sara who celebrate their second anniversary this week!  Your Telluride, CO wedding was so incredibly beautiful.   Thank you for allowing Real Life Photographs to be a part of the journey.0346

I love this ring shot

I love this ring shot

The wedding and reception was held at Gorrono’s Ranch.

Gorrono Ranch Weddings | Telluride, Colorado

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Telluride Portrait Session

Derek and Kacie one year later 🙂 As well as Dori, Cody and Jia along with new baby sister Cleo.   Enjoy this Telluride Portrait Session from last Thursday!

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One of my favorites from the day!


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Another favorite from the day!

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Their nieces Jia and Cleo mean the world to them as well as their family here!

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Thank you Derek, Kacie, Dori, Cody, Jia and Cleo.  For Such an amazing and fun day!

 

For more information or to bring me along on your next adventure or Telluride portrait session contact Kaycee at info@reallifephotographs.com

 

Telluride Proposal

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Derek and Kacie

Almost one year ago, I was asked to come along on a family hike with my camera by my friend Derek (Cody’s brother).  He was planning on asking his long time girlfriend Kacie to marry him and he wanted to document his Telluride Proposal on film.  Yikes! What a moment to be able to capture.  I had never photographed a proposal but had ALWAYS wanted to.  So…We set out that brisk fall morning to hike Hope Lake near Telluride, Colorado.telluride_proposal Dori, Cody and Jia joined along with friend Liz.telluride_proposal (1) telluride_proposal (5) telluride_proposal (6) telluride_proposal (7) telluride_proposal (35)

To everyone else on the hike it wasn’t out of the ordinary that I hike with my camera since it’s always attached at my hip.  I was able to capture some of my favorite places and people while I was at it!

Plus, I was able to bring my dog Ruger along on the hike!  My little buddy came to work with me!07

Once we got to the lake, Derek was to whisk Kacie away to a private local where he would drop down to one knee.  Although we talked about how it would go down. I don’t think I put much thought into how I was going to be stealthy with a big ol’camera and the fact that near tree line, there isn’t a whole lot of things to hide behind!   Insert giggles here.   I kind of felt like Elmer Fudd, “huntin’ rabbits” trying to sneak along behind them.  I positioned myself behind the only little tree I could find.

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The beautiful setting where he asker her to marry him.

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My obsession with reflections lives on….telluride_proposal (31) telluride_proposal (32) telluride_proposal (33) telluride_proposal (36)It was such a beautiful day! Thank you so much for having me document such an amazing time in your lives! I feel truly blessed to have been a part of it! Thank you!

And thank you also for giving me the opportunity to photograph my first Telluride, CO proposal!  It will always hold a special place in my heart!

 

 

 

Telluride Engagement Session

Meet my new friends Carrie and Brenda!  I had the pleasure of meeting them last spring during a trip to Denver, CO.  We met at one of their favorite restaurants in Denver to discuss their wedding in Telluride 2015.  We shared our love of our pups, music and the beautiful outdoors….oh and of course what they were thinking of their wedding for the following summer!  In short, we had a ball!

Meet Brenda and Carrie!

Meet Brenda and Carrie!

Carrie, Brenda and they’re adorable pup Jack came out to Telluride last month to do some site tours so they could decide where they wanted to get married, so while they were here we photographed their awesome engagement photographs!  Check em’ out! We had so much fun!

Meet Jack!

Meet Jack!

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So at the end of the session, Carrie and Brenda had this fabulous idea of playing with colored corn starch……Here’s what happened!!

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Look at those looks!! So loving where this is about to go!

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One of my favorites -Post war!! 🙂

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To schedule your engagement session, please call or email me at info@reallifephotographs.com

Here’s what Brenda and Carrie said about their images:

Hi Kaycee!

Wow, I am over the moon with these photos!!

Not only did you showcase what I love most about Telluride but you managed to capture “us” in ways I never thought possible.  You were able to bring our emotion, goofiness and love to life.  I looked at these pictures and I said to myself, “she really gets us.” It is such a gift to have you share this moment with us. We thought we were coming into this adventure securing a fantastic photographer (which we did) but we more importantly, have gained a friend. Thank you for pouring your heart into these pictures – it really shows.  You can really see the great energy all three of us have working together.  Carrie and I have already shared the slideshow with our bridal parties and aside from making them laugh, cry and swoon they cannot say enough about how good you are and how good we look!  🙂  Bravo!
These photos make me even more excited for the wedding day!  Thank you for your hard work.
Your rad friend,
Brenda
Hey Kaycee,
Ditto everything Brenda said 🙂 BOTH of our maid of honors said they cried while looking through the pictures so we took that as a good sign. Bonus points for the music selection. We both LOVED Wild Cub. I’m huge on music so your rad factor just got bumped up a couple notches 😉 Oh yeah, and way to get some great pictures of Jack! He’s always so sly about avoiding the camera and he looked so handsome. Good thing we got some pictures in before the cops came!

Cheers Friend!!