Colorado Mountain Wedding Photographer {Behind the Scenes 2015}

This year has been the hardest yet most amazing as a Colorado Mountain wedding photographer! (Why hard well that would be a whole other post which maybe I'll write…) I still cannot believe all the stunning stories and weddings I was able to be a part of this year! So to finish the year off right I decided we should take a look at what its really like to be a wedding photographer and how busy I am that I seriously have three outfits I wear all year long…ugh, who wants to go shopping for me?! haha ;)

Let's start of looking at the crazy ideas I have for hanging dresses…like this swing set in the middle of the mountains in crazy May wind at Snow Mountain Ranch. Needless to say it didn't work out. 

Thanks to my second shooter Trevr for taking this one.

Thanks to my second shooter Trevr for taking this one.

While this year I've been busy running a business raising a child, and not shopping; I have had the great pleasure of taking some amazing courses, one of them being a wedding styling course to learn to better tell a photo story and capture all the beautiful details of a wedding day. I am so thankful my second shooter, Trevr, captured this photo of me stylizing the brides details.

One things most people don't know is that wedding photographers end up being more than just the one with the camera, we usually end up with some shoes, a veil and even some bobby pins. 

Photo from a wedding guest

Photo from a wedding guest

Got my game face on…and my ghetto fabulous ziplock back to protect my camera from the rain…thanks to my amazing second shooter Trevr for the idea and execution of that one…game face all mine ha.

Photo from a wedding guest

Photo from a wedding guest

I have a terrible habit of walking through a photo…thus why I always have to have higher shutter speeds. Its a bad habit I have yet to break.

Photo from a wedding guest

Photo from a wedding guest

This is how glamours shooting a ski area (Telluride Wedding) wedding looks like. Carrying ALL you're gear because you cannot drive to the ceremony site nor the reception site. Not to mention it was raining and I think I'm carrying a vail or a sweater too. It was totally worth it!

Thanks, Trevr.

Thanks, Trevr.

I usually get the same kinda of faces when I try and pose a group of men…"ugh, what?" …I'm working on it. ;)

Photo from a wedding guest

Photo from a wedding guest

This is a perfect example why wedding photography is a legit work out. I mean look at that squat…something which I am in 50% of the time while shooting.

Again with the crazy ideas…thankfully this bride was totally ok with siting in a tree in her wedding dress. I just love adventurous brides! (A random benefit of photos after the ceremony, its ok if your dress gets a little bark on it. ;) )

Thank you Trevr, my second shooter for this one.

Thank you Trevr, my second shooter for this one.

Can I too just say how excited I am about my new Jo Totoes backpack for shooting…I've also discovered how to slip a water pack in the laptop sleeve it so I don't have to stop for water…genius I know.  You're welcome other photographers. ;)

Thank you Trevr, my second shooter for this one.

Thank you Trevr, my second shooter for this one.

I really am not short at all but sometimes a little height makes a stunning difference.

photo from a wedding guest

photo from a wedding guest

Can I also say how awesome some family and wedding party are to actually help me take photos? I mean they aren't getting paid to do this. :)

photo from a the bride!

photo from a the bride!

I am going to age fast because of shooting. I seriously need to work on relaxing my face.

Great photo from my second shooter, Brittany!

Great photo from my second shooter, Brittany!

Again with the crazy ideas: "Hey guys how do you feel about going for a dip?!" So thankful for my adventurous couples and post ceremony bride and groom photos.

Great photo from my second shooter, Brittany!

Great photo from my second shooter, Brittany!

I look like a lion about to pounce on my prey. I think I make this harder on myself than it needs to be, story of my life, for real people.

And finally behind the season of one my favorite shots from this year. The most epic sunset of the year in this New Mexico wedding. <3

Photo from mother of the bride

Photo from mother of the bride

Phew, what a year! I am so excited to finally have some fun behind the scenes photos to share! Happy New Year, all!