Love / Wedding

Dream Lake Sunrise and Botanical Gardens Wedding

with Christian + Raquel

As an intimate Colorado wedding photographer I got the chance for two settings in one day with Raquel and Christian’s adventurous attitude. Raquel was dreaming of photos in her wedding dress at Dream Lake, so we made it happen! We met up at 4am and drove to Rocky Mountain National Park. She put on her bridal gown in the trailhead parking lot, behind a blanket strung between my car doors, and put on her hiking boots. We hiked together, past the lily pond to the top where we sat by the lake and appreciated the Colorado mountain scenery as the sun came up. After many cheers of congratulations from other hikers, we headed back to celebrate the rest of their wedding day with their families and friends in Denver.

After regrouping and eating lunch, we all met up at the Denver Botanical Gardens for their intimate wedding ceremony among the flowers and koi fish ponds. After a sweet and simple ceremony and impromptu vows from the bride and groom, we explored the gardens to take portraits while the guests went back to their Denver Airbnb reception and home for the night. The newlyweds popped a bottle of champagne, smashed cake in each others faces, and took tequila shots with salt and lime. Raquel and Christian’s Colorado wedding day was truly customized to exactly what they wanted! Shoot me a message and we can do the same for you. Let’s build the perfect wedding photography day, complete with sunrise hike or any activity you wish!

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