Ouray Colorado Engagement

Ouray Colorado Engagement!

What a blast I had photographing this Ouray, Colorado Engagement session.  Kevin and Natasha have been dating for over 9 years and I’ve had the honor of knowing them for about 8 of them.  Lucky me!  I am so excited that they will be married next summer in Ouray, Colorado.

Here is a few of my favorites from this Ouray, Colorado Engagement session.

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Love!

It is always an honor to be considered to photograph someone’s love.  Whether it’s for an engagement session or for someone’s wedding day, It is such an amazing compliment and honor.  For more information on Ouray wedding photography, Ouray engagement sessions, Telluride, Colorado or anywhere in the world, please contact Kaycee Joubert at kaycee@reallifephotographs.com or visit me online at www.reallifephotographs.com

Thank you for stopping by! Kaycee

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

 

 

Gorrono Ranch Telluride Wedding

Gorrono Ranch Wedding in Telluride, Colorado!
gorrono_telluride_wedding (34)gorrono_telluride_wedding (49)On June 28, 2015, Nicole and Robert were married in an absolutely gorgeous wedding at Gorrono Ranch, in Telluride, CO.  In preparation, Nicole got ready at Telluride Mountain Lodge. She had her hair done by Jen Achter, from XY Salon, and her makeup applied by Erin Cain. Her beautiful bouquet from New Leaf Design was waiting for her to carry down the aisle. Their beautiful day was planned by Meehan and Telluride Unveiled and went off without a hitch!  Along side the wonderful staff of TSG at Gorrono Ranch provided an unforgettable time, meeting the needs of everyone while providing a 5 star meal in the most gorgeous setting!

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New Leaf Floral Design

New Leaf Floral Design

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Amazing Hair done by Jen Achter, from XY Salon

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Makeup applied by the fabulous Erin Cain.

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She looked flawless as we went to meet Robert at the fishing pier in Mountain Village. As we pulled up, raindrops started falling. We offered Nicole an umbrella, but she respectfully declined it as she walked to see her future husband for the first time. gorrono_telluride_wedding (8) gorrono_telluride_wedding (9)gorrono_telluride_wedding (18)

It was easy to shoot stunning photographs of this gorgeous couple. Although Robert and Nicole live in San Diego, they both feel a special bond with the mountains. Something we bonded over the first time we met a year earlier.  It was simple to be at ease in this magical environment. These two are a prime example of true love and it makes my job easy to capture the essence of this special bond. Having photographed their engagement a year before, I could see how much their love had grown–what a gift to witness!! Their excitement and anticipation for their wedding day was evident, but the love between them was palpable.  I LOVE MY JOB!!!

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After the pier, we took the gondola up to San Sophia Station on the Telluride Ski Resort. We were able to capture beautiful photographs of these two with Telluride below them. gorrono_telluride_wedding (57)

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What a gorgeous back drop for their ceremony at Gorrono Ranch in Telluride, CO

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San Sophia Overlook, Telluride Colorado

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San Sophia Overlook, Telluride Colorado

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The ceremony was officiated by Martinique Davis Prohaska, of Wellspring Ceremonies. Marti as we call her, does such an incredible job officiating, providing everyone with the back story of Nicole and Robert’s love and relationship.  She presided over the beautiful vows which brought the bride, groom and other onlookers to tears, and also filled the group with love and laughter.

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gorrono_telluride_wedding (27)It was a heartfelt ceremony for this lovely couple, who’s love has grown along with the garden they planted together at home.   Their families and friends came from far and wide to witness Robert and Nicole walk down the aisle of Gorrono Ranch, with Wilson Peak in the background, and profess their love to each other. Their parents beamed with pride watching their children say I do. 

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gorrono_telluride_wedding (54)As the couple kissed, the crowd was overjoyed, and the party began. 
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Gorrono Ranch Telluride Wedding

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Their scrumptious cake was created with love by Jean Louis at Telluride Specialty Cakes!

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What an incredible staff at Gorrono Ranch! 5 star service! Love love love this venue!

 

This beautiful photo wall was a creative touch by the fabulous Meehan of Telluride Unveiled

This beautiful photo wall was a creative touch by the fabulous Meehan of Telluride Unveiled

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Robert and Nicole told me I received major bonus points if I was able to capture Marmots frolicking at any point throughout the day!! How did I do???!!!! {Insert giggles here!}gorrono_telluride_wedding (37)

The 5 Star meal I was raving about!! Pan seared trout and filet mignon served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus! YUMMY!!!

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Makes your mouth water doesn’t it???

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What an honor to witness and capture such JOY + LOVE!

gorrono_telluride_wedding (47) First dance song was “Fade into you” by Mazzy Starrgorrono_telluride_wedding (44) gorrono_telluride_wedding (45) Everyone danced the night away with music from Aiko Aiko Sound but the sound system came all the way from San Diego, CA–Robert’s pride and joy — Beautiful Sound!  What a perfect compliment to the Beautiful people!gorrono_telluride_wedding (46)

Thank you for allowing me to capture such a loved filled day, it is such an honor and a gift to be a part of such a blessed event!  I know we will be life long friends! I adore you to pieces!

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And a HUGE thank you to this amazing creative team! Peace and Gratitude!

Planner – Meehan Fee of Telluride Unveiled – http://www.tellurideunveiled.com

Venue – Gorrono Ranch – http://www.tellurideskiresort.com

Florist – New Leaf Design – http://www.newleaftelluride.com

Hair – YX Salon – Jen and Shayla – https://www.facebook.com/pages/YX-Salon/151487394963805

Makeup – Erin Cain – zthreebears@aol.com

Officiant – Martinique Davis Prohaska – Wellspring Ceremonies – http://wellspringceremonies.com/

Cake- Jean-Louis Capelli – http://www.telluridespecialtycakes.net

DJ – Aiko Aiko Sound – Dean – http://aikoaikosound.com

Lodging – Telluride Mountain Lodge – http://www.mountainlodgetelluride.com/

Transportation- Telluride Express

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

For more information on Telluride wedding photography services or photography services world wide, please contact Kaycee at info@reallifephotographs.com or visit www.reallifephotographs.com

 

Robert and Nicole requested a photo with me!!! AWE!!! Adore you two!

Robert and Nicole requested a photo with me!!! AWE!!! Adore you two!

Telluride Spring Wedding

Lindsey and Justin were wed on the first day of spring in Telluride, CO.

I had the pleasure of meeting them last summer in Seattle where they live and we were able to capture some great engagement images of the two of them.   I remember thinking, How cool is that? I have the honor of photographing their engagements in Seattle and their wedding in Telluride–two of my favorite places!  From Puget Sound to the San Juan Mountains, their wedding day was absolutely beautiful!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this amazing honor.  You, your family and friends were so much fun to work with, I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

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From Seattle

To Telluride

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To Telluride (elevation gain 9500 ft 🙂

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So in love with these shoes!!!

So in love with these shoes!!!

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LOVE this!

T hank you again for this amazing honor of capturing this special day for you!  Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!  I will get you your slideshow this week!  Many blessings to you and yours!

Venue:  Peaks Resort and Spa- http://www.thepeaksresort.com

Wedding planner: Polished Fun – http://www.polishedfun.com

Florist:  New Leaf Floral- http://www.newleaftelluride.com

Dj: Aiko Aiko Sound – http://www.aikoaikosound.com

Videographer:  Larisa Graham – http://www.larisagraham.com

Second Photographer: Nicko Fergeson

If you’re getting married in the Telluride, CO or Seattle, WA in the near future and are in need of a wedding photographer, please contact Kaycee Clark at info@reallifephotographs.com or on the web at www.reallifephotographs.com

Many Blessings!!!

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 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!

 

 

 

Newborn Photography Telluride

It’s a Girl!!

Meet Cleo of Telluride, CO!

My long time friends Dori and Cody gave birth to a gorgeous baby girl this spring!  We were able to photograph Cleo in the first week of her life!  Congratulations!

Most people don’t know this but newborn photographs need to take place in the first 2 weeks of life!  This is how we’re able to get all these snugly, cozy, cute lil’ photographs of them.

Meet Cleo! One of my faves of the day!

Meet Cleo! One of my faves of the day!

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Meet Big Sis- Jia!

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LIttle Jia is SUCH a HAM-BONE!!

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The Crowe Ladies!

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One of my faves from the day!

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One month later we were able to capture the whole family!  Thank you to my dear dear friends Dori and Cody for allowing me to capture such an amazing time in your lives! I love you all dearly! Love your Kaycee K

 

One of my faves from the day!

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My Little Jia June Bug! Love your Kaycee K

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You may not know this but I have had the honor of photographing Dori and Cody’s engagement photographs, their wedding, their first pregnancy, Jia’s newborn photography session, Jia’s first year in portraits, their second pregnancy and Cleo’s newborn photography session all in the beautiful town of Telluride, CO.

Real Life photographs specializes in all of those special moments including: Newborn photography, Kids portraiture, Weddings, Engagements and more.  Please contact me today for more information at info@reallifephotographs.com

 

Nicole + Robert to be married in Telluride, CO 2015

I was headed up to go camping for the night when my phone rang and it was Nicole!  I pulled over to the side of the road to chat.  We ended up talking for 45 minutes about how they were coming out to spend the week in Telluride, CO with family.  We talked about how they were looking to get married in Telluride, CO June of 2015.  We chatted about our love for the outdoors, mountain biking, camping, gardening, how we’re huggers( Yes, I’m a hugger:) and our aussie, cattle dog kiddos.

It was as if I was talking to one of my long time girl friends.

After their family time they were planning on sticking around just the 2 of them to camp, hike and mountain bike in the lovely San Juan Mountains.  So we planned to meet up to discuss the details of their wedding ……at their campsite! Plus an engagement session! How awesome is that? I got to have a wedding consultation at camp.  I was in heaven!

I knew it right there that we were going to be great friends!  Although it was too warm for a fire, we sat at the picnic table sharing photographs of our furry friends, music (a lot of common music interests), looked at my custom albums and how they saw their wedding in Telluride for next summer!

After 2 hours flew by we decided to meet up the following evening for their engagement photographs on Wilson Mesa.  Here are some of my favorites from the evening!

I’m so honored to be a part of your wedding celebration next summer in Telluride, CO! Hugs

Michelle and Troy’s Engagement Session

Michelle and Troy

Michelle and Troy

So much fun spending this gorgeous morning at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison Colorado, just outside of Denver!  Michelle and Troy along with daughter Alina, are to be wed in Telluride, CO on July 5, 2014 at the Peaks Resort and Spa!

Thank you for this amazing day! Much love and happiness – Kaycee

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One of my faves from the day!

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Miss Alina!

Miss Alina!

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LOVE this image!

Family Love

Family Love

 

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