Megan and Brian were married in Pine, Colorado at Lower Lake Ranch. Michael and I flew out to Colorado to photograph this amazing couple getting married. I had never been to Colorado nor had ever seen the Rocky Mountains. What a privilege to capture this beautiful couple amongst such gorgeous scenery!

I first met Megan and Brian when they were planning their Asheville wedding back in 2010. They had booked us then for a wedding but then decided to move to Denver. Last year Brian reconnected and let us know they wanted us be a part of their wedding in their new hometown. They are kindred spirits and were so appreciative of us and what we do. This means the world to us.

Enjoy this rocky mountain destination wedding from a couple of Asheville wedding photographers!

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SUCH a beautiful bride inside and out.
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I am a huge fan of the back of Megan’s dress! Simply lovely.

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Can I just brag on my Michael for a second? I LOVE these shots of Brian. Michael nailed it and Brian has got some swag going on in these photos!

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We really liked the ceremony site. Even with a storm rolling in the setting was so peaceful and elegant.

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Brian escorted both his parents. How cool is that?
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I love how animated Megan is. Her faces are priceless.
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Megan’s mom is passed away. As an honor to her they left a red rose on what would have been her seat.
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Dad’s toast to Megan’s mom was so precious.

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And Brian’s brother’s toast made us all laugh a lot!
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I knew as soon as I met Janna that I would like shooting her wedding. She and I got along fabulously and I was struck by her grace and beauty. Her smile and overall warmness made me feel like we had known each other for a long time even though we had just met! The genuine smiles and laughter she and Michael shared with one another made us know that they were very happy together, and of course, created great moments for the photos!

Janna and Michael were married at the Farm near Asheville NC. My Michael and I have grown fond of this venue, even on a rainy day! You will see from the photo below that they even have giant horses… just kidding.

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The groom’s mom made all of the desserts on this dessert table! They were a hit and I can personally say that the bourbon balls were amazing! The cake was made by the fabulous Callie’s Confections!
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The bride got ready at the Hotel Indigo. The views from the suite were amazing!
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The fella’s got ready at Janna and Michael’s home. Michael plays soccer and so do most of his groomsmen. The world cup was in full throttle and most of the getting ready happened in front of the TV so they could watch the exciting finale of the game.
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I love these moments with the bride and her siblings.
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I loved the colors in these bouquets! Props to Occasions by Emily!
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We waited out the rain and started the ceremony when it slacked off. They were determined to have that wedding outside! I am so glad they did.
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Some of the best moments of a wedding happen right after the ceremony with the family and friends.
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Even with a bit of drizzle these two couldn’t stop smiling. I especially loved when Michael asked us to give him and Janna a moment. I am not sure what he was saying to her but I loved that they both took time to “take it all in” and enjoy the moment. We could tell that they had a beautiful friendship as well as a romance.
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Let the reception begin!
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This is when the bride and groom initiated a toast with a special drink Michael’s grandfather had made. Michael’s grandfather was not able to attend the wedding so they got him on speaker phone and he was able to be a part of the toast. It was a beautiful and fun moment.
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Mother of the groom signing the “fingerprint tree”
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Luellas BBQ was a hit!
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There were truly some moving and funny moments throughout the reception. My Michael and I live to capture such moments so they live forever. This wedding had no shortage of beautiful moments.
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Shout out to these fabulous wedding professionals! Without them this day wouldn’t had been such a success!

Venue: The Farm
Coordinator: Tania with Occasions by Emily
Floral: Occasions by Emily
Dj: Mitch Fortune Productions
Officiant: Dennis Lundblad
Ceremony Music: Allegro
Catering: Luella’s BBQ
Cake: Callie’s Confections
Hair: Canvas Studio for Hair
Makeup: The Bride and Suzanne Warren

As Asheville wedding photographers, we love that every wedding is different. We love the big, go-all-out weddings and the small, intimate weddings all the same. But this wedding is one of my all time favorites. Maybe because it was family, maybe because it was in my hometown, maybe because I use to play in the backyard where the wedding was held. There is an intimate nature to a backyard wedding that Michael and I adore. We love the laid back approach. The relaxed feel without any pressure and the focus on simply having a great time together. Just family and close friends here and it made for a fun, story telling, corn hole playing, hammock laying, and a good eatin’ kind of time.

Here are some of our favorite moments from Heather and Danny’s backyard wedding!

Wedding Coordinator: Leesha Setzer
Makeup and Hair: Brittany Cassida
Dress Design: Justin Alexander
Catering: Prissy Clark and Pam Martin
Cake: Cathy Berlin
Minister: Josh Hyde

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This heart was pinned in the inside of Heather’s dress. It was a piece of everyone in her family’s life that had passed away.
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First look sweetness!
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I love their tattoos! As you can see it was a theme in the wedding. It was actually the verse Michael and I used in our own personal wedding invites and programs almost 7 years ago!
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Mom as her daughter walks the aisle.
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Danny’s beautiful daughter Maddie.
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The bride’s son, Nash and the Groom’s daughter Maddie have a really special relationship already!
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Cake smashing fun! We love getting to capture that.
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When the Heather and Danny were doing their first dance, Nash, the bride’s son decided to join them. Then Danny’s daughter joined in and it became the “family first dance”
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This Father/Daughter dance was so precious. What a beautiful relationship.
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Check out some more photos from this amazing day!

  • Brian clements - Awesome pics…. amazing !!!! Beautiful bride and not so bad looking hunk a of man….

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