Summit County is full of gorgeous mountain views and lakefront spots making it a popular Colorado destination for weddings. It is one of my favorite places to photograph in Colorado because of the wide range of views, easy access to accommodations and different options for couple’s portraits!
I was really excited to be a part of capturing Al & Sam’s intimate wedding day in Dillon. For their venue, they chose a house off of the Snake River leading into the Dillon Reservoir. The house sat up on the hill overlooking the mountains and water with a small wrap-around deck – perfect for their ceremony.
The weeks leading up to wedding day had brought on some heavy rainstorms, so we were prepared for just about any weather! Late springtime in Colorado is one of the best times to get married. The temps are cooler, the grass and trees are so lush and green. Day of we ended up getting some light rain but ultimately it turned out to be a really amazing overcast afternoon.
The ceremony started with Huckleberry and Junior (the couple’s two dogs) leading the way down the aisle around the deck of the house. I love when couples incorporate their pups into the day because they truly are part of the family. After hand-fasting and exchanging vows, the couple kicked off the party with a champagne pop up on the deck and a first dance!
Following the ceremony, we had set aside an hour of time for portraits with the couple. One of the things that I highly recommend when building out your photography timeline is to set aside some private moments for each other. This time can be where you two go off to explore together, have drinks and snacks, to take portraits, or just have a few moments to chill.
With the hour for portraits, we were able to explore two different spots around Dillon Reservoir and have time for the couple to “break” while in the car with each other.
Following portraits – the couple’s twenty guests were awaiting them at a house in Keystone where they had prepped an intimate family dinner to end the night. Good company, good food, and wine; a perfect way to end your wedding day.
Photography: Kelly Miller Studios
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