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 🙂


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 Family Portraits

Telluride Family Portraits by Kaycee Clark and Real Life Photographs

The lovely Strong Family visits Telluride every winter and I’ve had the pleasure of capturing this beautiful family every year! It’s such a blessing to be able to catch up and see how the kids have grown!  With Brett getting over the flu and having the weather not cooperate the entire week.  The last day they were here, the clouds parted and the flu subsided!  Although beautiful, it was very cold! But everyone braved the weather, especially the kiddos!!  You all were such super troopers!


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Thank you for allowing me to capture your family portraits in gorgeous Telluride, CO!

For more information about having your family portrait taken in Telluride or the greater San Juans please contact me at info@reallifephotographs.com or visit me online at wwww.reallifephotographs.com

Real Life Photographs specializes in Family portraiture and Wedding photography in the Telluride, Ridgway, Ouray Colorado area.  We have an artistic but laid back approach to photography that will immediately have you and your loved ones at ease!


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

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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.

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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

Pregnancy and Family Photography Session in Telluride, Colorado

One of my best clients in Telluride, Colorado, who is also one of my besties- Dori, asked me to photograph her beautiful belly for baby Crowe #2!  Not knowing the sex of the baby of course I kept calling it a him.  If you didn’t know this about me, I am always wrong when guessing the sex of a baby. Always WRONG!! LOL! So by calling it a boy, we were all certain it was probably going to be a girl!!  Thank you so much for the absolute honor of being a part of your journey. I love you more than words can express.

Wilson Mesa, Telluride Colorado

Wilson Mesa, Telluride Colorado

Telluride, CO Wedding and Portrait Photographer

I thought my lil’ Jia June bug was going to be a boy too! Ha!!

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