This wedding was a surprise for me. The original photographer had a last minute family issue and I came in to help with less than 24 hours notice. I photographed Bethany & Jeff’s portraits in Rocky Mountain National Park the night before this wedding, so did a quick turnaround and got myself back up to Estes Park to photograph Ashley and Griffin’s wedding at the stunning Black Canyon Inn. The weather for the wedding was a blessing. Estes Park in late October can be extremely cold, and while there was a chill in the air it was a beautiful sunny day.
Black Canyon Inn is a fabulous venue that is just past the Stanley Hotel and provides lodging, reception and one of the more stunning ceremony sites I’ve ever had the pleasure to take photos of all within a short walking distance from each other. The lodge where the reception was held has a beautiful Colorado mountain feel to it and these Texans took advantage of the space to have a rip-roaring party until the absolute end of the night.