People ask me all the time what I find so intriguing about weddings. It’s usually the same answer. Connection. It’s no secret I am all about connection on your wedding day and Ingrid and Don are a perfect example of this. This gorgeous, yet simple winter wedding was designed around one thing; their family. As soon as I met them one thing became increasingly clear; their family was more important than any detail of their day. Ingrid and Don were bringing together their 5 children and it was important to them that this is what their wedding was about. A joining of two families. It was so striking to me that their kids were involved in ever part of the day. Being from Canada and avid skiers they wanted  a backdrop that would allow them to bring their families together and indulge in some carefree skiing and recreation while they were here. They couldn’t have chosen a better venue for their day and what an amazing celebration it was surrounded by all their friends and family.
Devils Thumb Ranch Inside Ceremony
Devills Thumb Ranch Inside winter ceremony
Winter Wedding at Devils Thumb

Inside winter ceremony spot colorado
Family Photos Winter Wedding
Bride and groom Devil
Bride and groom portraits in winter
Snowy winter wedding in colorado
Ring shot for wedding in Colorado
simple kings table for wedding
elegant winter wedding table setting
candles for winter wedding and chandelier
candy buffet colorado wedding
toasts at Devil

emotional first dance
1st dance Devil
Daddy daughter dance Devil
Bride and Grooms 1st dance
open dancing for wedding at Devils Thumb
Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Planner/Floral Design: Love This Day Events


Sunny engagement session in mountains
When I look at couples that put off a glow there always seems to be a give and take about them. One is all about the details and one is super chill and balances the other out. This was very striking in Chris and Nikki’s relationship.  Chris seems to bring our the very best in her with a smile that is contagious.  Connection isn’t something you can fake. I believe it is often the parts that make us crazy about hour partners that often make our relationships work. Nikki’s detail oriented calmness and Chris’ laid back attitude make them the perfect pair. Their engagement session was effortless, romantic, and carefree. It was almost like they didn’t know I was even there. They are just meant for each other. I am looking forward to their wedding in May coordinated by Amber at Save the Date Events! 



Football. I have mentioned it before but for me it is like a family activity. I love that Chris & Nikki are football fans with rival teams. I am sure that makes for a unique dynamic on game day. Having grown up in Colorado I am die hard Broncos family, so much I am not sure I would allow a Steelers jersey in my house (just kidding Chris, you are welcome anytime).;)What it really comes down to for me is the nostalgia of the game, the days where my grandfather used to take me to the game and we would freeze our butts off and we would spend away games snuggled at my Grandparents house surrounded by family cheering on our home team.



Lying in a field engagement session
Engagement session in Evergreen
Engagement session in colorado
Winter sunny engagement session evergreen colorado
Frield in mountains engagement session
playing football at engagement session
Sleelers Engagement session
Broncos Engagement Session
Barn Engagement Session

I am so excited that I can finally share this. It has been a goal for a while. I have been published as features in magazines but have never been on the cover. I am so stoked to say that come January one of my photos will be on the cover for Wedding Sites and Services which distributes over 60,000 copies. So next time you are in a store check out the magazine section and you will find one of my photos gracing the cover of one of the best resources for planning your wedding.  Here is a sample of what it will look like below!


PS – Flowers done by the amazing Quintessential Events and Dress and assessors were from the ever amazing The Bridal Collection! Check them out!

Winter Wedding in Colorado
There is something magical about winter. I am not a huge fan of the cold and yet the idea of being wrapped in blankets with a warm fire, hot cocoa, and magical snowy dust outside. Something about a cozy lodge. Maybe it’s Christmas for me or maybe it’s the home body in me. I love it so much. I was walking around yesterday absolutely filled with graciousness. Sometimes I just have to step back and realize how lucky I am to work at these beautiful places with amazing people and breathe it all in. This style shoot was so amazing. The wedding professionals I get to work with are the icing on the cake to living my dreams and photographing beautiful people inside and out. Check out a sneak peak from our shoot at Spruce Mountain Yesterday. 
Bohemian winter wedding
winter bouquet
Spruce Mountain winter wedding
Mountain winter wedding
Spruce Mountain Ranch
Winter wedding mountains
Spruce Mountain Bohemian Wedding
Ranch Mountain Wedding
Winter Lake Wedding frozen lake spruce mountain
Green and copper wedding centerpiece
Tablescape green copper wedding
Copper and green wedding centerpiece winter
Tablescape Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding
Copper and green place setting wedding winter
Rustic Wedding Invitations
Naked wedding cake rustic mountain wedding
Alberts Lodge Winter Wedding
Alberts Lodge Fireplace Spruce Mountain Lodge
Granola Wedding Station
Huge thank you to these amazing wedding pros:

Wedding Designer & Planner: Laurie with Marilee & Grace

Cake Artist: Kelley Kakes

Floral Designer: Amy with The Flower House

Hair/Makeup: Kim with Kim J Beauty

Bridal Shop: The Bridal Collection

Invitations/Menus: Chatham & Caron

Rentals: Event Rents

Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch 

Accessories: EYM Bridal Designs

Suite: Denver Tux

Models: Courtney Capek & Scott McLean

  • December 9, 2014 - 1:57 AM

    Tara Ames - One of my favorite times of year at Spruce Mountain Events! I love the green color theme. Sarah Roshan you sure know how to capture a moment.

  • December 10, 2014 - 11:18 PM

    Amy Grinage Keating - Sarah! Thanks for including The Flower House in this lovely shoot. Your photos are stunning.

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