Chautauqua Park Engagement Session
Ahhhh Boulder. So many stereotypes and so many walks of life. From the elite to the homeless hippie Boulder has some of the most interesting and diverse people I have ever enjoyed people watching. What I love about Boulder is that people are so down to earth, they love the gorgeous outdoors, they live life at it’s fullest and to whatever extreme they deem necessary. It also happens to have some of the most beautiful scenery in the state just 40 minutes from Denver.

Krystal & Rafael met in Boulder at CU and have recently moved to Miami, Florida where Rafael’s family is. Krystal grew up here and Rafael was born in the US but spent most of his life in Venezuela. Both of them are amazing, soft hearted, laid back wonderfulness. We had a great time at dinner before our session, (Centro in Boulder has some amazing Latin food BTW – Margaritas, mojitos, and street tacos, yummmm) and then we headed for Flagstaff Mountain and Chautauqua Park. Such a gorgeous night with gorgeous people. The way Rafael could make Krystal smile and laugh. Perfection. Have I mentioned my obsession with wildflowers?! I cannot wait for their wedding in October!

XOXO,

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  • July 11, 2014 - 2:35 AM

    Ilse Esteves - You two look so happy!!! Beautiful pictures. Congrats.

  • July 12, 2014 - 3:40 PM

    Lupe Asprino - What a joy! The Perfect couple, Awesome pictures! Amazing Surroundings. Love it all! Congrats! Keep on smiling!

  • July 12, 2014 - 7:31 PM

    Ana T Agostini-Umana - Absolutely gorgeous!! A perfect match!! I love you both!

“It was like coming home… only to no home I’d ever known. I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like… magic.” 

The hopeless romantic in me eats that line up every time (Sleepless in Seattle for those still guessing). For me that is what home is. Magic. It’s a place where unconditional love and acceptability of all those things we call imperfections live and are accepted and we are loved for them. Not because we are tolerant but because we just do. It’s what makes us special, unique, and the bonus is that only the people we let into our crazy world know about us. To them that is normal. We are trusted and loved for just being us. It is the simple things like taking a hand and it giving you butterflies or that feeling of peace that lets you know you are home.

Home. It is filled with stories, sentimentality, and the wear and tear of every day. That is what Rachel and David’s day felt like to me. The comforts of home. My favorite place (The Mountains), laughter filled families celebrating a monumental day, Moms and Dads tearing up (a vulnerable feeling, a loss and yet a happy one), so much pride and joy and…LOVE.

Rachel and David love to travel, love to read, and they love their families, but most of all they love the world. They are gracious and kind and loving, go with the flow kind of awesomeness. I was humbled by the amount of love that surrounded them too.

I am always taken aback at how much I receive from my couples. I learn so much from them and I am so so thankful for those gifts.

Rachel and David. Thank you for making me feel like I was home among your friends and family. It was truly a magical day and I wish you so much fun, laughter, and love on your new adventure.

XOXO,

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01_Deer Creek Valley Ranch

02_Getting Ready at Deer Creek Valley Ranch
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Covered Bridge

Coral and Green Wedding Bouquet
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Ceremony at the covered bridge
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Flower arbor at Deer Creek Valley Ranch
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I loved the vintage book theme for their centerpieces. 
Vintage book themed wedding tables
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Vintage books and author themed wedding details
The Bundt Cake’s fabulous mini bundt cakes and larger bunt cake were a unique addition to their wedding decor. So Pretty! 
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Being the world travelers that they are, Rachel and David wanted to do something a little different for their guest book. They had all their guests sign a globe that will sit in their home. Did I mention they are traveling to Borneo for their honeymoon!!! Amazing (and jealous)!!!
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table place settings with authors names
Gosh I love this barn…
Inside Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding setup
Choreographed 1st dances are pretty much my favorite thing ever. 
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choreographed 1st dance
daddy daughter dance barn at Deer Creek valley ranch

The party at deer creek valley ranch
Dancing at the reception at the barn at deer creek valley ranch
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Huge thanks to these wonderful wedding professionals for making this day an amazing experience for all!

Second Shooter: Chris Scott

Venue: Deer Creek Valley Ranch

Planner: Love Is Wedding and Event Planning

Catering: Relish

Florist: Fleur de Liz Weddings

Band: Tina Marx and the Millionaires, 5 star talent 

Bundt Cake: The Bundt Shoppe

Officiant: DD Mallard

Rentals: Event Rents

Hair/Makeup: Tall Grass Spa

Ceremony Musicians: Masterful Musicians 

Wedding Dress: Anna Be Bridal

Tuxes: Amanda’s Bridal & Tux

 

Want to see more from this wedding? Check out their slideshow by clicking here.

  • July 9, 2014 - 4:26 PM

    Suzanne Barlow - lovely, simply lovely!

Vail Cascade Resort in Colorado

Christy and James like many of my clients are amazing and carefree and everything I look for in a perfect client. Both are passionate about the outdoors and they love life and aren’t afraid to live it fully. Christy grew up going to her parents condo in Vail and enjoys all that Vail has to offer.  They couldn’t have picked a more perfect place for them to celebrate their marriage vows and what an absolutely amazing day. Nostalgia started our days as Christy and her girls got ready at her parents condo and then we headed down to the creek for some gorgeous getting ready photos. There was nostalgia, carefreeness, a super sweet family and amazing scenery rolled into one stunning day. These two are absolutely perfect for one another. I both imagine they got the better end of this deal and I look forward to seeing their adventures together. Congratulations you two!!!

Getting Ready in Vail
We headed down to the creek for some first look shots by the library.
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Stunning bouquet by Vintage Magnolia in Vail. 
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This may have been my favorite part of the day. James’ Dad decided to photo bomb our bridal party photo. Best Photo bomb ever.  New favorite family member. 
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We went into Vail Village to grab a few photos of the bridal party, including a shot Christy specifically wanted, on the city bus. 
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James is a custom jewelry designer. Check out his amazing work here: www.jamessteffendesigns.com - He made these beautiful wire wrapped rings for both of them as well as the bride’s bracelet. 
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1st Dance Vail Cascade
Vail Cascade 1st Dance
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After their first dance we went out for a gorgeous sunset session at Vail Cascade Resort which is on the river! 
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Vail Cascade Fence
Overall an absolutely stunning day in the mountains with these two gorgeous people. I could not have done it without the following wedding pros at my side.

Wedding Planning and Design: Erica with Colorado Occasions

Second Photographer: Chris Scott

Ceremony: Vail Interfaith Chapel

Reception: Vail Cascade Resort & Spa 

Floral Design: Vintage Magnolia Vail

Band: Jonny Mogambo Band

Shawls: Splendor for Your Guests

Hair & Makeup Artist: Cos Bar

Priest: Father Jim Baird

 

Christy & James insisted on a photo of them with me and Chris (my second photographer). So glad we took it! We had such an amazing time with you guys! 

Sarah Roshan Wedding Photographer

 

 

 

  • July 9, 2014 - 7:58 PM

    Nicolette Vajtay - Gorgeous! You are truly gifted Sarah! Cheers to continued love and success!!

  • July 11, 2014 - 3:20 AM

    Inga Cox - Beautiful photos, Beautiful couple!

  • July 11, 2014 - 3:20 AM

    Inga Cox - Beautiful photos, Beautiful couple! Thank you for sharing.

Are you looking for amazing views, laid back country charm in a mountain setting, and a gorgeous barn for your wedding day? Look no Further. Strawberry Creek Ranch is under new ownership so when they asked me if I could come up and photograph their property I was 100% on board. I am in love with their historic barn, gorgeous views, country feel, and  family owned atmosphere. Cheri with Southern Charm Weddings and Events designed the floral and some of the decor for our shoot and Rami from Pick Me Weddings! was there to tie all the vendors together. We took inspiration from blackberries and warm pops of color to create an elegant mountain feel. Such a stunning location and amazing wedding professionals. Our shoot was lucky enough to be featured on Mountainside Bride this morning. Click here to check out the full feature on Mountainside Bride! 

 

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Photographer:  Sarah Roshan, Wedding Photographer | Linens and CoveringsAllwell Rents Co | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Denver Tux | Photo Booth Equipment: Ear 2 Ear Photobooths, LLC | Other: Peak Beverage | Event DesignerPick Me Weddings | Floral Designer: Southern Charm Wedding and Events | Event Venue: Strawberry Creek Ranch | Wedding Dress:The Bridal Collection Denver | BakeryThe Makery Cake Co.//

I watched one of my favorite musicals (Fantastiks) of all time just last week and there is a line that Luisa says “I want to let my hair down and go swimming in a stream.” After thinking about it for a while I think the reason that Luisa is one of my favorite characters is because she is carefree. Her view on the world is exactly how I wish to see the world. She doesn’t care if people think she is crazy for wearing her mother’s necklace, she is blind to the world and how harsh it can be. She sees the world and all of it is beautiful and it is exciting and lovely.

I imagine that this is how Sarah and Dave see our world, so when they asked me if they could walk barefoot through the stream I was 110% on board at their engagement session. They love passionately, live freely, and Sarah is even walking down the isle in her Chacos (a little something we have in common, as I would live in my Chacos if it wasn’t cold 4 months of the year). I cannot even tell you how excited I am that these two found me to be their photographers. I love them, everything about them, and can’t wait for their wedding at Granby Ranch in July!


 

 

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