Living at a lake is super fun during the summer when everyone is boating, swimming, skiing, sailing, and having barbecues but when you get just the right mixture of extreme cold temperatures and hopefully no wind the lake can become a winter playground too!!!!  Most years we are fortunate enough to get a few good ice skating days at Lake Lotawana but we got more than a week before it rained and got above freezing~which may make the ice not smooth anymore.  In that week the lake came alive!  Our cove is typically one of the first ones to get over 3 inches of ice.  I think we ended up with 6-8 inches of ice throughout a good portion of the lake!

We had hockey games daily off of our dock, we had  big chili meals, we skated down the lake to meet neighbors, the ice boats were all out, some even went ice fishing!  We put on lots of layers of clothing and got the hot chocolate brewing!  Not going to lie, the first days of ice skating at temps below 10 were tough. But with face masks, neck guards and lots of layers, fun was still had!  Their was even a night time skating party at the opposite end of our lake on a friday night where the kids wore glow sticks and they lit up a cocky goal and it looked like a ton of fun.  My daughter caught the stomach bug the day before that so she was heartbroken to miss that one.  But she did get lots of skating time in!

Well we finally got a day that was suppose to be at least 30 degrees and I was thinking how fun, adventurous and slightly precarious it would be to have a photoshoot on the ice!  I had a specific vision in mind but did put the idea into place rather quickly~thank you for all of my volunteers and I would loved to have had a chance to photograph you all on the ice or at least have you out for a skating party!!!!!  But I only had a certain amount of time to work with cold temps and good sunlight :)

I photographed two amazing couples!  The first couple, Taylor & Kailey, are engaged and I am shooting their wedding this coming June!  And the second couple, Ryan & Mackenzie, got married last June~with their dates only one week apart!  I love how both shoots turned out and thank you to both couples for being adventurous and a bit cold :)  And thank you to the ice skating/camera gods for not letting me fall and bust my camera :)  Also a big thank you to my lovely assistant, my daughter :)

Here are some of my favorites from the shoot!!!!

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Today is just about the perfect day to post photos of an amazing wedding day in the mountains that gave us a little rain here and there as well!  Erin and Cullen planned a super fun beautiful destination wedding for all their family and friends in Breckenridge and I couldn’t have been happier when she asked me to be her photographer!  And it was super fun because I also got to photograph Erin’s senior photos!!!  Besides the obvious of getting to go to a cool location with great photo opportunities, I was crazy excited to photograph these two adorable lovebirds committing their lives to one another!  They are both really so adorable and they way they smile at each other and have fun makes my heart happy :)

I will start with the girls getting ready!  My first dress shot with a mountain in the background :)

rosine-1_WEB rosine-259_WEB rosine-53_WEB rosine-24_WEB The first time Cullen saw his bride for the day was so sweet!  They were both all smiles :)rosine-71_WEB rosine-95_WEB rosine-110_WEB rosine-121_WEB Oh my goodness.  The pinks and golds with the green forest in the background!!!!!!!  Dying!!!!!!rosine-124_WEB rosine-161_WEB rosine-175_WEB Seriously?  Could they be any cuter?rosine-181_WEB Such a lovely bride!  And amazing dress!rosine-191_WEB rosine-196_WEB rosine-249_WEB Hello most adorable flower girl!!!!rosine-267_WEB Look at those lips!!!rosine-275_WEB This little lady was my baby Jace’s age…..I was trying to see if I could introduce them later 😉 !rosine-290_WEBI love the way Cullen was looking at Erin as she walked down the aisle (imagine my super sappy voice saying AWWWWWWW!!!!!!!)
rosine-322_WEB Luckily it wasn’t raining on us but in the mountains in the background.  Made for wicked cool skies!rosine-342_WEB rosine-329_WEB rosine-400_WEB rosine-402_WEB family love :)rosine-435_WEB rosine-446_WEB rosine-447_WEB Kind of obsessed with these :)rosine-466_WEBOne of my favorite things to do is photograph a scene in a wine glass :)
rosine-473_WEB Romance, giggles and dimples are what dreams are made of :)rosine-548_WEB rosine-534_WEB All the details and decorations were so beautiful.  And I loved that they did a milk and cookie toast :)rosine-247_WEB rosine-521_WEB rosine-391_WEB I sooooooooo wished I had recorded Erin’s sister’s speech.  Seriously, she knocked it out of the ballpark!  I can’t remember if she is 14 or 15 but her speech and her complete adorableness was a show stopper.  Great job lady!rosine-564_WEB rosine-602_WEB Beautiful venue!!!!!!rosine-609_WEB Get it!!!!!!!!  They fun dancing begins!rosine-646_WEB rosine-667_WEB rosine-762_WEB rosine-764_WEBThanks so much for trusting me to capture your happily ever after and thanks for introducing me to Breckinridge!  I can’t wait to go back!!!!

 

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