Rachel & Scott's Elopement


One of the best perks of my job as a wedding photographer is having the opportunity to work with so many other amazing and talented wedding vendors. Over the past ten years, I’ve built great working relationships, and even friendships, with florists, caterers, wedding planners, and venue managers. As fellow wedding pros, they understand the hectic schedules, seasonal ebbs and flows, and the incredible joy of the work I do.


It was an absolute delight to be part of a gorgeous Winter Styled Shoot with some of these amazing vendors. A styled shoot is an opportunity for all of us to come together and get the creative juices flowing, without actually having a wedding.


Our gorgeous couple, Rachel and Scott, have been married for one year and just moved to Colorado. It was fun to watch this super cute couple relive the magic of their wedding day, but in a completely different location.


Keystone Resort’s Ski Tip Lodge was our location for the day. This historic, Swiss-style lodge has a storybook feel and is a perfect alpine setting for both winter and summer weddings. I loved photographing the different exterior textures - from wood siding to stucco to stone. One of my favorite shots around the property is of these lovebirds sharing a sweet moment underneath a stone archway.


Our stunning floral arrangements were provided by Marzeyeh, owner and creator  of Arrangements with Marzeyeh. Whether a couple wants bold, bright colors or more of the dusty, blush tones from this shoot, Marzeyeh can create artistic, unique and interesting floral pieces that perfectly fit your wedding style. I especially loved the king protea flower in the bride’s stunning bouquet.


Speaking of cake - this delicious dessert was provided by Cakes and Confections by Amber. Amber not only creates beautiful, custom designed wedding cakes - they also taste fantastic!


Rachel enjoyed playing dress up and was treated to a gorgeous updo by the talented Preslee, of Preslee Hair Style. A Colorado-native, Preslee specializes in wedding and event hairstyling and is a total pro! This updo had so much detail, but looks so soft and romantic.


I had so much fun working with this talented team and our adorable models to create this beautiful, alpine winter wedding! I can’t wait to turn this styled shoot into a reality at your dream wedding next winter!


Venue: Ski Tip Lodge @Keystoneweddings

Hair: Preslee Hair Stylist @presleehairstyle

Flowers: Arrangements with Marzeyeh @Arrangewithme

Cake: Sweet Nothings "Cakes and Confections by Amber" @Cakecookiespie