Snowboarding Proposal | Scott + Taylor

Breckenridge Proposal at Beaver Run Resort

Surprise, Surprise

Well as you can probably tell from the title, this entry is about a surprise engagement session I did in Breckenridge, on the mountain, right near the Beaver Run Superchair.

It was a beautiful and typical December day in Breckenridge. Clear skies, warm temperatures (for the winter) and love was in the air! Scott had spent an hour with me the previous day planning his surprise. Where would he stop to propose? How would I hide? What if she didn’t feel like skiing that day? What if he dropped the diamond in the snow??? The unknowns were endless.

He was going to ask his girlfriend (his high school sweetheart, Taylor) to marry him the following day right on the slopes in front of God and everyone. He was so excited! His family was so excited! I knew she would be excited too! The following day came and at 1pm I was in my “hiding” spot. I captured them riding the chairlift and waited for them to appear in the designated spot.

As I waited I realized I had butterflies in my stomach. I guess that is why I love my job, because you get to be apart of people’s best days and share in the adventure.

They finally arrived at the spot and I started taking pictures trying to be invisible until I realized Taylor had absolutely no clue I was there. She was mesmerized by her moment with Scott. The love they shared wiped away the rest of the world. I remember what that is like.

Finally, after the proposal, he told her I was there taking pictures to capture the moment for her, them and her family back home. It was another great surprise – hence the title Surprise, Surprise.

That day, I never heard her answer to the question but I am sure by all the kissing and tears she did in fact say “Yes”.

Photography: L Elizabeth Events
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To Scott and Taylor: An old Irish Blessing -“May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.”

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Let Love Light the Sky | Aubrey + Leif

Denver Fourth of July Wedding

Aubrey and Leif’s grew up in the same small town in Nebraska, but never met one another. Coincidentally, Aubrey’s dad was Leif’s football coach, so they had heard of one another, but didn’t start talking until they connected on Facebook a few years ago. The groom was drawn to her images online of Colorado and wanted to bring his kids to come hiking and explorer. They soon realized they had much in common.

Despite their small town upbringings, the bride is a total city girl. They combined their interests and ideas to create a unique personalized rooftop wedding, combining urban feel and warm family appeal. Their summer wedding incorporated July 4th fireworks, hamburgers and ice cream and craft cocktails, all their warm weather favorites.

Photo credit: Doug Treiber Photography
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The groom’s children were part of the ceremony and the couple tried to add items that would include their participation and honor their beginning as a new family unit. The groom’s 5 yr old declared that he wanted to be a “Knight” after getting edged out of ring bearer spot by his older brother, so they “knighted” him, complete with costume and sword. The rings were carried in a hollowed out geode because Leif’s 10 yr old son liked to collect them.

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“Don’t compromise on the things that are most important to you but know that not everything has to be as expensive as it seems. If you think outside the box and are willing to choose some non-traditional routes, not only will you have a more personalized wedding, you’ll be able to breath easy when it’s all said and done knowing you won’t be paying off your wedding like a second student loan!” – From the Bride

Event Planner and Designer: L Elizabeth Events
Photographer: Doug Treiber Photography
Venue: Battery 621
Catering: East Coast Joe’s Food Truck
Ice Cream Cart: Peteybird
Rentals: Butler Rents
DJ: Skyline Productions
Bartender: Elaborate Bartender
Officiant: Reverend Kim Tavendale
Wedding Gown: La Sposa
Bridesmaids Dresses: Etsy
Jewelry: Etsy
Veil / Headpiece: Etsy
Bride’s Shoes: Nina New York (Nordstrom)
Groom’s Suit/Tux: J. Ferrar
Groomsmens’ Suits/Tuxes: J. Ferrar
Ties: The Tie Bar
Groom’s Shoes: Sperry’s

Engagement Session | Kim + Jason

Autumn Engagement Portraits in Golden

Kim and Jason wanted to have their engagement session near to where they live, so we chose Clear Creek History Park in Downtown Golden. It’s always a lovely location in any season, but especially when the leaves change.

Jason definitely wanted to include his classic muscle car, which is practically his second girlfriend. He was so proud of that car and luckily Kim didn’t seem to mind! I loved the vintage green vehicle against the autumn backdrop. They were very laid back during the session, which helped when I asked them to crouch by the cottony looking foliage and Kim calmly stated “can we hurry this up, there’s a whole bunch of spiders over here.”

I enjoy being around this couple because of their seemingly honest and authentic relationship. They are the kind of couple that will stand the test of time, knowing that sometimes among the beauty there will be spiders. I look forward to their New Year’s Eve winter wedding at the Golden Hotel!

 

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Ski Proposal | Joshua + Jessica

Mountain Proposal at Breckenridge Resort

Joshua contacted me after seeing images from a snowboarding engagement I photographed. He was coming into town from Missouri and wanted to do something similar to propose to his girlfriend. We decided to do the shoot at Breckenridge Mountain while they were skiing.

After the actual proposal they skied down the mountain. I had set up a picnic basket with Blanc de Bleu mini Champagne bottles (so we didn’t have to bring glasses up on the snow covered mountain).  They were so cute drinking the champagne out of straws!

I love photographing adventurous moments with couples and was so glad to be a part of this proposal on skis. It’s great when people can just be natural, have fun and enjoy themselves!

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After their photo session we were heading back to their hotel and Jessica confessed to me that Jason had been acting so weird she actually thought he was going to break up with her on the trip! She was obviously happily surprised! They are planning their wedding back in Missouri. I wish them a happy future!

Turning 60 with Style

Breckenridge Birthday Celebration – Turning 60 Never Looked So Good

This mountain chic birthday event was the perfect fit for a stylish woman. Taking place at a private residence in Breckenridge, this intimate gathering was intricately planned. Features of the day included Tuscan style food, wine pairings and live jazz music. The surprise was pulled off without a hitch! I love the look on her face when she arrives to her closest friends and family. 

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Venue: Private Residence, Breckenridge Colorado
Planner & Designer: L Elizabeth Events
Photographer: Jamison Gale Photography
DJ/Musician: Masterful Musicians
Private Chef: Cole Crocker, All Love Catering
Sommelier: Todd Bergler
Paperie: An Artists Touch
Calligraphy: Pretty Writing
Cake: Sugar Breck
Homemade Toffee: Miss Kelly’s Candies
Floral Design: Bella Calla

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