This is it, the final post of 2017!  Trust me when I say, I’ve saved the best for last.  What you’re about to see are over 200 of some of my favorite photos from the 2017 Colorado wedding season.  200 may seem like a lot but with a selection of over 15,000 photos to choose from, it was the best I could do!  I honestly don’t think I’d wrapped my head around all the beauty of this year until prepping this post and looking thru all 27 weddings side by side.  WOW.  I’m practically speechless for what an incredible year it was.  When I look thru these photos I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for our amazing clients, all our vendor friends and the many spectacular venues that now, 13 years in to this career, feel like second homes to us.

What you’re about to see is a perfect representation of the work we strive to deliver to each and every one of our couples.  A blend of beautiful portraits, heart-warming candids and gorgeous details.  A collection of photographs to bring our clients joy for a lifetime.  Here’s a glimpse at our year in weddings!  (oh…and be sure to check out the Black & White highlights here…I love b&w so much, I couldn’t help but do a separate post)


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The end of fall at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colorado:
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Jen & Josh’s First Look in Vail, Colorado:
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Lindsay & Kyle’s First Look in Keystone, Colorado:
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Caroline & Nick’s First Look at Keystone Ski Resort:
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Leslie & Dan’s Flying Diamond Ranch wedding in Steamboat Springs, Colorado:
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Allison & Josh’s Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding in Tabernash, Colorado:
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Hannah & Logan’s Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding in the Broad Axe Barn:
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The scenic gondola ride to Timber Ridge & Alpenglow Stube at Keystone Ski Resort:
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Stephanie & Ryan’s Ten Mile Station wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado:
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Allison & Josh’s High Lonesome Barn ceremony at Devil’s Thumb Ranch:
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Lindsay & Kyle’s Timber Ridge wedding in Keystone, Colorado:
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Samantha & Jeff’s Winter Park wedding at Lunch Rock:
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Ashley & Trevor’s Breckenridge wedding at The Lodge at Breckenridge:
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Sarah & Tyler’s Keystone wedding at Timber Ridge:
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Leslie & Dan’s Steamboat Springs wedding at Flying Diamond Ranch:
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Chris & Anna’s Winter Park wedding at The Lodge at Sunspot:
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Jayla & Nick’s Timber Ridge wedding ceremony on Anticipation ski run:
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Allison & David’s Breckenridge wedding at Ten Mile Station:
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Shannon & Steve’s Ten Mile Station wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado:
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Hannah & Logan’s Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding:
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Stephanie & Ryan’s Ten Mile Station wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado:
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Ashley & Andy’s Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding:
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Kimberly & John’s Beaver Creek, Colorado wedding at the Beaver Creek Chapel:
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Allison & Josh’s Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding:
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Holly & Tim’s Mount Princeton Hot Springs Wedding in Nathrop, Colorado:
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Chris & Caitlin’s Copper Mountain wedding at Solitude Station:
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Kathryn & Ryan’s Flying Diamond Ranch wedding in Steamboat Springs, Colorado:
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Holly & Tim’s wedding at Mount Princeton Hot Springs in Nathrop, Colorado:
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Morgan & Ryan’s Vail wedding at The Arrabelle at Vail Square:
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Chris & Anna’s wedding at Winter Park Ski Resort:
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Samantha & Jeff’s Winter Park wedding at Lunch Rock:
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Kimberly & John’s Beaver Creek wedding at Saddle Ridge:
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Kathryn & Ryan’s Flying Diamond Ranch wedding in Steamboat Springs, Colorado:
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Jen & Josh’s Vail wedding at Lion Square Lodge:
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Courtney & Anthony’s Breckenridge wedding at the Breckenridge Nordic Center:
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Chris & Anna’s Winter Park wedding at the Lodge at Sunspot:
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Hannah & Logan’s Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding in the Broad Axe Barn:
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Kathryn & Ryan’s Flying Diamond Ranch wedding in Steamboat Springs, Colorado:
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Jayla & Nick’s Keystone wedding at Timber Ridge:
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Leslie & Dan’s Steamboat Springs wedding at Flying Diamond Ranch:
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Stephanie & Cameron’s Ten Mile Station wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado:
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Sarah & Tyler’s Timber Ridge wedding in Keystone, Colorado:
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Stephanie & Cameron’s Ten Mile Station wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado:
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Morgan & Ryan’s Vail wedding at The Arrabelle at Vail Square:
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We’re honored to photograph weddings at many of Colorado’s premier wedding destinations.  For many more photos from these incredible wedding venues, be sure to check out the following galleries:

Ten Mile Station wedding photos
Timber Ridge wedding photos
Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding photos
Saddle Ridge wedding photos
Beano’s Cabin wedding photos
Flying Diamond Ranch wedding photos  – COMING SOON!
Breckenridge Nordic Center wedding photos – COMING SOON!

Hey friends! I’m Michele, the girl behind the Canon here at IN Photography. I’m a runner, wanderer, aviation-lover and road-trip obsessed mountain girl. Fourteen years ago my husband and I started this business with nothing but two photography degrees and a dream. Today I pride myself on delivering a superior product and exceptional client experience.

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