I'm so glad you are here to check out some recent work. I'm a Colorado wedding photographer that shoots all around the country. The blog is filled with full wedding and portrait sessions, and includes weddings planning tips and inspiration.
I met Amber and Luke earlier this year to chat about their wedding plans, and they had mentioned how they’d love to get engagement photos near Luke’s home out near Durango, CO. They also knew how stunning the views would be of the San Juan Mountains during the peak fall foliage season when all of the aspen’s turn a bright gold color. I was so down for it!
The best part of traveling somewhere far for engagement sessions like this one if the exploration of it all! Luckily, Luke and his family knew all the back roads and trailheads around these parts, so my location scouting was already done for me!
We drove around the back roads of Mancos, and stopped at a few insanely stunning overlooks where we could see Hesperus Mountain perfectly. The aspen’s were screaming in color and we just strolled through them. We kept driving down a dirt road and found some cool dispersed campsites along a pond, and finished our session there.
After the session, we stopped by the nearest liqour store and picked up some beer, and then was fed a hearty meal by Luke’s mom. We finished the night around a campfire and I even got to pitch my tent in the backyard under the stars! The whole drive around the area was so gorgeous this time of year, and I might need to make it a yearly thing!!
So excited for their wedding next year outside of Denver!!
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Shelly is a published luxury wedding photographer based in Colorado, but has photographed beautiful weddings all along the California coast, New Orleans, Miami, New York, Portland, Mexico, Scotland, and the Cayman Islands
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