Aaron and Jenny | Wedding | The Lodge at Breckenridge, Colorado

I LOVE when couples choose to travel to Colorado to celebrate their nuptials. For us locals, it’s easy to forget the beauty that surrounds us each and every day. Sometimes we take it for granted.

Aaron and Jenny are Kansas natives but their passion for the Rocky Mountains runs deep in both of them.
Aaron proposed to Jenny in the Loveland Ski Area and they both knew Colorado would also set the scene for their wedding day. They chose the Lodge at Breckenridge to be THE spot for their special day. The view is breathtaking and the sunshine is bright (so bring your sunglasses, k?).

They included about 40 of their family and friends to be part of their day and to witness their commitment to one another. It was truly beautiful. I had such a great time mingling with their loved ones and hearing stories about Aaron and Jenny’s journey together so far.

It was an honor to be a part of their wedding day. Congratulations, Aaron and Jenny!

Venue- The Lodge at Breckenridge
Gown- Bridal Extraordinaire
Florals- Flowers by Emily
Groom’s Suit- Tip Top Tux
Cake- The Cake Maker Colorado

Colorado Wedding Photography | Colorado Elopement Photographer | Stacy Story Photography

Loren and Christy | Wedding | Breckenridge, Colorado

Loren and Christy’s wedding day in Breckenridge, Colorado is one of my most cherished events of the entire year. No kidding.

As soon as I pulled into the drive of their lodge, I was immediately welcomed with a warm smile by Loren. Although it was my first time meeting him, I instantly knew that this day was the best day of his life. His smile was infectious. He was so full of joy and love for his soon-to-be bride. It was one of the sweetest things I’ve ever witnessed.

Christy and Loren rented a gorgeous lodge and included their closest family members to join them on their special day- it was such fun to observe the dynamics of the group. There was so much laughter and love between each other- nothing but positivity and support for these two.
Their ceremony took place outside on the deck of the lodge, surrounded by the tallest pine trees. The first snow of the season was falling and it was like a fairytale.
Colorado is such an amazing place to have a wedding ceremony and I think Christy and Loren lucked out. Colorado was at her finest for the season.
Christy glowed the entire day- she was so beautiful and her gown was the icing on the cake! (speaking of cake, check out that cake display below!)

Congratulations to Loren and Christy!

Colorado Wedding Photography | Colorado Elopement Photographer | Stacy Story Photography

Location- Breckenridge, Colorado
Gown- Dani West Bridal Boutique
Cupcakes and Cake- https://www.facebook.com/iloveflourpower/
Florals- Bride!

Scott and Sydney | Engagement Session | Castle Rock, Colorado

A fall engagement session in Colorado is one of the many perks of being a wedding photographer in this beautiful state!

Scott and Sydney are getting married next year and I’m super excited, to say the least! We recently spent a gorgeous fall evening together to shoot their engagement session and they did not disappoint! They were complete naturals in front of the lens, which shows in their images. They brought their sweet fur baby, Gracie, to their session which was the icing on the cake! She was so sweet and eager to be on camera! :)

Scott and Sydney couldn't be more gorgeous! Can't wait to photograph their wedding at Crooked Willow Farms next summer.

Florals- Sander Ranch Flowers

Colorado Engagement, Elopement and Wedding Photographer | Stacy Story Photography
Vail | Aspen | Boulder | Fraser | Telluride | Colorado Springs

Les and Laura | The Wolf Den- Twin Lakes, Colorado | Wedding

If there was ever a couple meant to be, it would be Les and Laura.

When I first met them last spring, I was so moved by their love for one another. We may have only spent an hour together that day, but that’s all the time it took to see that their love was true.

On a crisp September day in Twin Lakes, Colorado, I heard them exchange their vows and I was reminded of how amazing their relationship is. (I may have also cried, a little..). It was a beautiful day, surrounded by their friends and family. I witnessed lots of laughs and tears; it couldn’t have been more perfect.

Congratulations, Les and Laura!

Venue- The Wolf Den
Florals- Rancho Verde Flowers
Catering- The Gourmet Cowboy

Colorado Engagement, Elopement, and Wedding Photographer | Stacy Story Photography
Aspen | Dillon | Vail | Boulder

Aaron & Jenny | Engagement | Colorado Springs, Colorado

I was so fortunate to have the chance to meet with Aaron and Jenny while they were on vacation in Colorado. We were able to arrange for a super quick session which turned out to be a lot of fun! These two lovebirds will be tying the knot at the end of October in Breckenridge and I’m super excited to document their BIG day! These two are so low key which I love! Their day is going to be gorgeous, I just know it!

Colorado Engagement, Elopement, and Wedding Photographer | Stacy Story Photography
Colorado Springs | Boulder | Breckenridge | Aspen

Todd & Ashleigh | Colorado Engagement Session

Todd and Ashleigh are just stunning. Like, seriously. LOOK AT THEM.

We scheduled our session and chose the location, but the day before, we realized we needed a backup location. Well, in Colorado, you always have options. And I'm pretty darn happy with the backup location. It was almost as stunning as the couple.

Todd and Ashleigh brought their sweet pup, Palmer, to the session and it was such a treat. She is an absolute doll and had the best time running 'til her heart was content. 
Todd and Ashleigh were so laid back and relaxed, and they really let their love shine. They are so sweet together, and obviously a perfect match. 
I am so, so excited to photograph their wedding next summer in Virginia!

Colorado Engagement, Elopement, and Wedding Photographer | Stacy Story Photography


Becca & Rachael | Winter Park, Colorado Summer Wedding

When I think of Rachael and Becca's special day, I am instantly filled with joy. They are two of the most kind and loving people I've ever met. Their happiness is infectious and I was so happy to photograph their wedding day.
They traveled from Illinois, along with their closest family, to make the trek to the Colorado mountains. 
Their ceremony was intimate and perfect. Frasier/Winter Park was the perfect backdrop for them to say their vows.

As with every wedding I photograph, there is always a time where the couple and I escape and take some time for newlywed portraits. At the end of their portraits, we headed back down the mountain and just before arriving at their reception, we were greeted with the most beautiful horses. Clearly we had no choice but to stop in the middle of the road and snap a few shots with them. It was totally worth it. A highlight of an already awesome day.

Congratulations to the happy couple!!

Colorado Engagement, Elopement, and Wedding Photographer | Stacy Story Photography

Justin & Rebecca | Summer Wedding | Colorado Springs, Colorado

Justin and Rebecca had a vision for the special day. They wanted intimate, peaceful, and beautiful- and they achieved their goal. They held their wedding on private property in Colorado Springs, nestled amongst gorgeous trees and views. It was a lovely, warm July evening, spent with just a handful of their closest family and friends.

Congratulations Justin and Rebecca! 

Colorado Engagement Elopement & Wedding Photographer | Stacy Story Photography

Cupcakes: SmallCakes Cupcakery

Daniel & Hannah's Wedding | May 19th 2018

Daniel and Hannah hold a very special place in my heart. 
As a wedding photographer, I have the opportunity to meet so many awesome people, but every once in a while I really, truly connect with a couple. 
I met Hannah and Daniel last fall, when we spent some time on their property to shoot their engagement session. We had so much fun together and I knew that their wedding would be one for the books.

We returned to their family property in May for their wedding day and it was nothing short of gorgeous. The weather wasn't sunny and warm, but I'm glad. The misty and cold day was perfect. Hannah looked absolutely beautiful and Daniel was one dapper dude. Two of the most in-love people said their vows that day and they were showered in love and support from their guests. It was a sight. So glad I could be witness to their special day.

Sidenote: Daniel handmade the arbor. AMAZING.

Colorado Engagement, Wedding, and Elopement Photographer | Stacy Story Photography

bouquets + boutonnieres by Sander Ranch Flowers