Estes Park wedding photography

Estes Park is one of the top destinations in Colorado for wedding photography, and arguably so. It’s incredibly picturesque with its massive mountain ranges, dense pine forests, and seemingly endless mountain lakes. This area is also one of Colorado’s best wildlife spotting locations too! When you get married in a place like this, it’s almost a guarantee your going to capture some great photos.

Their wedding backstory

Danielle & Nick reached out to me one summer day in 2023. They were going to be coming to Estes Park from California, and it was finally time to get wedding photos taken. They shared with me the story of how their wedding was originally canceled due to the pandemic. Then after being rescheduled, their wedding venue burned down! After these two big disasters, they decided not to wait any longer. One day while in Colorado, they went to Fort Collins and signed their marriage license. They picked up a ring at a local tourist shop in Estes Park, and called it good. Until now. After 3 years of marriage, it was finally time to put on that wedding attire and call up an Estes Park photographer.

And that’s where I came in.

Wedding photography at the family cabin

After choosing a time that worked for us both, I met them at their family cabin outside of Estes Park. Their cabin is in a beautiful wooded area, surrounded by lodgepole pines, aspen trees, and views of the mountains towering nearby. Fun fact: it’s actually just across the dirt road from where Shayne and I used to live! Remind me to tell you about our cabin in the woods experience sometime.

Their family cabin is one of their favorite destinations to escape to. I remember while we were walking around the property, Danielle stopped to point out a little wooden bridge she helped build as a kid. I captured a photo of her walking across the bridge in her heels and wedding dress. A nod to the past, and all the wonderful memories this cabin already holds.

After some time at the cabin, and lots of love and pets for their beautiful samoyed dog, we took off for Rocky Mountain National Park!

Rocky Mountain National Park wedding portraits

During the planning process, I had shared some of the best spots for photos in Rocky Mountain National Park with them. They had selected their favorites, and that evening was spent road-tripping from spot to spot, soaking in a variety of views! We visited Sprague Lake, 3M Curve, Endovalley, and wrapped up their day on Trail Ridge Road. It was the perfect combination of locations that gave them a little bit of every scenery type in their photos. And the best part? They didn’t have to hike miles and miles to see this all!

One of my favorite parts about photographing in RMNP is that you can get so much variety in one park!

Here’s a look into Danielle & Nick’s long awaited wedding portraits..

bride and groom getting ready in their vintage cabin
bride and groom getting ready in a cabin
samoyed dog in vintage mountain cabin
estes park cabin elopement
bride and groom leaving their Estes Park cabin on their wedding day
Estes Park wedding in the forest
Couple on a wooded dirt road at their Estes Park wedding
bridal bouquet
samoyed dog walking out of a cabin
bride and groom with their samoyed
close up of bride and groom getting married
wedding photography taken in the mountains of Estes Park
View of Sprague Lake in Estes Park at sunset
black and white photo of bride and groom looking at each other
View of Sprague Lake in the evening light in Estes Park
Estes Park wedding photography
Couple getting married at Sprague Lake in Estes Park
Estes Park wedding photography at Sprague Lake
Couple getting married at Sprague Lake in Estes Park
View from 3M Curve in Estes Park
3M Curve Estes Park wedding photography
Estes Park wedding photography at 3M Curve
close up of wedding couple in a meadow in Estes Park
Meadow of wildflowers in Estes Park in July
3M Curve view in Estes Park
Wildflowers
Black and white photo of aspen trees in Endovalley
Couple walking down the road in Estes Park on their wedding day
Aspen tree grove in Estes Park
Trail Ridge Road sunset portraits of bride and groom
Trail Ridge Road sunset photos of wedding couple in Estes Park
Trail Ridge Road wedding portraits in Estes Park

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