Jessie and Tyler’s Breckenridge, Colorado wedding day was the epitome of making it uniquely and organically you. Before I get into the details of their celebration, let’s back up a little bit…
Jessie and I were counterparts in my ‘past life’ (pre-full-time wedding photography). We shared the same role within our company’s marketing team but at separate ski resorts’ in different states. We shared the same interest in photography and enjoyed capturing memories in our adventurous lifestyles outside the 9-5. Fast forward to the summer of 2020, when our company delivered the news that most of us would have our roles eliminated by that fall. As I started building my full-time photography business, Jessie also started capturing weddings, elopements, and couples, but continued marketing for outdoor brands.
That following summer, my books brought me to Park City (her home) to capture my first solo wedding. I didn’t skip a beat in asking her to be by my side to assist me as a second shooter. We had so much fun working together, and I was grateful to establish that new side of our relationship. That spring, she had gotten engaged herself, and I remember asking if they had begun planning. At the moment, they had some ideas of how they wanted their wedding to go, but they hadn’t laid down any solid plans. In my head, I remember thinking, ‘man, I would be so flattered if she asked me to capture this day for her and her boo,’ but I didn’t believe I was good enough.
Let’s fast forward again to the current day, spring of 2022, when I got a text from her saying, “Hey, got plans for July 24th??” Jessie and Tyler invited me to capture their intimate Summit County Colorado wedding day at a beautiful location. One that I frequent for backcountry skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. The catch? I had an elopement the day before in Southern Colorado, about 5 hours away, but I said yes. How could I miss capturing such a beautiful day for a super rad couple?! I left that Ouray wedding at 10 pm the night before and met these two at the trailhead at 7 am the next day, and MAN, was it all worth it.
We spent a few hours romping around this gorgeous basin celebrating their love before a small handful of their friends and family met us for their ceremony. After their “I do’s,” everyone cracked open some beer from the coolers we had hauled up and mingled in the sun before hiking back down as one big ‘wedding party mob.” To wrap up the evening, they celebrated with food, drinks, and the Beau Briggs Band in Summit County, Colorado.
The day was perfect and the purest example of curating a wedding day that is authentically you.
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