Gallery Spotlight: Kelly and Jacob’s Wedding at St. Mary’s and Thunder Mountain Lodge in Breckenridge.
I grew up near Breckenridge in Fairplay, CO (known as the real South Park, to some…), and I spent all of my weekends (4 day school week = skiiing!) and summers (job) over in Breck. It’s like my hometown, except I didn’t go to school there.
However, because of my familiarity with the area, and my “local boy knowledge” of the back country roads and trails, I think Kelly and Jacob really got a unique opportunity to capture some really special and one of a kind wedding photos in Breck!
The key thing that we did was, instead of hanging around in town after the ceremony, we all jumped in our cars (well the wedding party and the couple jumped in a limo, driven by a terrified guy from Denver), and headed up Hoosier Pass to some places I used to mountain bike as a teen. It’s a good 15 minutes out of town, but the views at the top of this box canyon looking back out onto Red Mountain are to DIE for.
We also had some fun shots with the wedding party near Blue River, in a meadow with a great view looking at up at Mt. Quandary.
But enough puffing myself up.
Kelly did amazingly well with a very stressful wedding nightmare scenario that occurred while all of the girls were getting ready: the zipper busted off of one of the bridesmaid dresses. But instead of stressing out, or giving up, Kelly and her family calmly found a seamstress down the street, and whisked away with the bridesmaid and her dress. Kelly kept getting ready, and Charlotte started her photography while they waited on the bridesmaid and the missing family members.
Meanwhile, down the street at the seamstress’ shop, the poor lady was apparently so busy that she was literally answering the phone and helping other customers with one hand, and mending the zipper with the bridesmaid in the dress, at the same time!
By the time Char was finished with Kelly’s photos, the dress was on and perfect, and there was absolutely no set-back to the shooting schedule. And no set-back to Kelly’s state of mind. Amazing.
It was a perfect mountain wedding for a homesick mountain boy (and his “honorary mountain girl” wife) to photograph.
Thank you Kelly and Jacob! I hope you adore the photos!