Kelly and Alex had their wedding at Saddleridge, one of Beaver Creek’s most unique and most rustic venues. The building sits above the small town, with gorgeous views down the valley, and it backs up to the ski hill. This is of course perfectly fitting since Kelly and Alex are avid skiers, and Kelly herself is a ski instructor.

I first met these two last fall when I shot their engagement session in the backcountry near Piney Lake, out the outskirts of Vail. We spent a glorious afternoon in the colorful orange, red and yellow aspen groves at the foot of the Gore Range, saw a moose, drank some whiskey, and shot until the stars came out. I became great friends in the back seat with their dog, Kistler, who I found out would be at the wedding. He did make an appearance, though he didn’t sign the marriage license (which is actually legal in Colorado).

The day started out at a nearby house with the girls getting ready, and interestingly enough, one of my favorite images from the morning was a shot of Kelly’s mom getting ready. I love the complexity of weddings and how family histories and stories pass from generation to generation. Shots of the present mirroring memories from the past, etc. They are pretty cool.

The ceremony itself was in Saddleridge’s great main room, in front of the huge windows looking out onto a snow covered slope and aspen grove. We had a couples portrait session in the snow afterward, dinner was served, and the party was on until the end of the night. Kelly’s Dad definitely earned a spot in my book for “Most Psyched Dad on the Dance Floor.”

Kelly, Alex, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your day. You two are awesome and I couldn’t have been more honored.

Many thanks to the awesome vendors who made this day so great.

Bride getting ready at a condo in Beaver Creek

Mother of Bride getting into dress

Bridesmaids put on makeup at Saddleridge

Mom sees bride in Saddleridge

Wedding Ceremony at Saddleridge

Wedding ceremony shot through chandeliers at Saddleridge in Beaver Creek

Overview of Saddleridge Wedding

Wedding at Saddle Ridge

Bride and groom put rings on during Saddleridge Wedding Ceremony

Double exposure wedding picture of bridesmaids

Bride and bridesmaids outside of Saddlridge

Groom and groomsmen in snow at Saddleridge


Saddleridge Dining room in Beaver Creek

Details of table setting at Saddleridge wedding

Wedding cake by Sugar in Breckenridge

Bride and groom walking in snow in Beaver Creek

Saddleridge wedding picture in snow

Winter wedding at Saddleridge


Bride and groom on snow mobile in Beaver Creek

Bride and groom's first dance in front of picture windows in Saddleridge dining room in Beaver Creek

Father daughter dance in Beaver Creek

Mother son dance in Beaver Creek

Wedding guests dancing at Saddleridge

Guests dancing at Saddleridge wedding in Beaver Creek

Saddleridge wedding reception

Bride and groom dancing at end of night

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