Adventurous Mountain Wedding Pictures

The Edgewood Inn in Teller County is a great mountain wedding venue in Woodland Park, Colorado.  It has an amazing view of Pikes Peak from the deck and it is right next to the Pike National forest!

I love working with closely with my couples to plan the perfect adventure plan for their wedding day!  For adventurous couples, like this one, you can plan a short excursion over to Rampart Reservoir for some fun pictures with the lake and the peak.   Or if you have a military ID you can run over to Farish for some off site portraits with their small lakes and large granite boulders.   There are so many great options close by, just off Rampart Range Road for a real Colorado adventure wedding experience and it doesn’t have to take all day.

Here is a sneak peak at the Parnell’s wedding photographs.  Check back soon for more photos from Amanda and Nick’s wedding day!
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Paradise Cove Colorado Swimming Hole

Guffey Gorge or as it is better known as, Paradise Cove in the south east corner of Park County, outside of Florissant Colorado offers a fun little punch bowl to cool off at in the summer.  It is a super fun spot on a non summer week day.  After several articles were published in the Gazette about Paradise Cove, it has become quite popular now.

Here are a couple write ups about it:
http://gazette.com/a-best-bet-for-beating-summers-heat-paradise-cove-a-cool-swimming-hole/article/121215

And more recently today: http://gazette.com/blm-wants-to-turn-scenic-swimming-hole-outside-of-colorado-springs-into-true-attraction/article/1575376

If you visit, please jump from low spots into the center of the pool only and always clean up yourselves, and please pack out some extra trash left by other visitors to keep this place free.

A girl jumps into punch bowl at Guffey's Paradise Cove.

A girl jumps into punch bowl at Guffey’s Paradise Cove.

Leadville Colorado Photographer

Every once in a while I like to share something personal on my blog and I know all of you outdoorsy couples love seeing my epic mountain photos, so here is a little about what I do on the weekends when I’m not booked for a wedding…

Climbing fourteeners has always been a passion of mine and it is one of my all time favorite summer activities!  My first ascent was with my father during high school, Mt Democrat, a pretty easy hike out of Alma, Colorado. What was your first 14er climb?

My toughest climb was Crestone Needle, near Westcliffe, Colorado – that one is for the true adrenaline junkies, ropes are recommended and the summit, yikes, there isn’t much room up there!  My all time favorite fourteener was definitely Mt. Elbert, located near Leadville, Colorado.  A very long, but very rewarding and gorgeous hike!  I highly recommend it!

I just love this view of the Sawatch Range; Simply Stunning!!  Here is a picture of my group at 14,440ft on the tallest peak in Colorado.  By the way, in case you were wondering – Mt. Elbert is the second-highest summit in the contiguous United States, less than 100ft shorter than Mount Whitney in California.

leadville-photographer-mt-elbert_0001“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” John Muir

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