An Intimate Wedding at Colorado’s Piney River Ranch

Holy Moly! What a backdrop! Abby and Drew’s intimate wedding in Colorado last week was picture perfect. I can't wait for the next inquiry at Piney River Ranch to slip into my inbox.

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The drive in is stunning and has you wondering what beautiful mountain scene is hiding around the next corner. Arriving at Piney, your jaw drops as you look at at the crystal clear water under Mount Powell. I caught Abby + Drew coming back from taking their dogs for a quick walk before they started getting ready.

“Have you ever shot a ginger wedding before?” They asked while liberally applying sunscreen to each other. Abby and Drew, true adventurers and the most relaxed couple I’ve worked with, know how to be prepared for a day in the Colorado sun. Not only were they checking their watches throughout the day to see if it was time to put on more sunblock, they nearly insisted on wearing their sunglasses for the ceremony, too!

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Surrounded by a small group of family and close friends, Abby and Drew exchanged their vows and rings with a stunning mountain backdrop. Everyone enjoyed a delicious outdoor meal with the accompaniment of a string band, a bonfire by the water’s edge, and a short paddle on the lake.And of course… what wedding isn’t complete without a little bit of dancing!

A wedding in the Rockies. It’s been a dream of mine for a little while now. The west holds a pretty special place in my heart. It was the first place I ever lived after leaving New England and it helped nourish my love of the outdoors and wide open spaces, and is what opened my eyes to photography. Thank you, Abby and Drew for trusting me in capturing your special day!

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