Chautauqua to Sunrise Amphitheater Wedding Photos

I photographed Ren & Brianna’s engagement photos in July of 2020 and discovered that both Ren and Brianna have the same occupation as my husband, atmospheric scientist. One of the primary industries in Boulder is atmospheric science, but still it felt like kismet. Ren & Brianna met when they were chasing tornadoes, which is an incredibly cool way to meet, so I featured lots of fun clouds in their wedding photos.

Brianna got ready at a quaint little cottage on the Chautauqua grounds and then they had their First Look in front of the iconic Flatirons to start the day. Brianna’s dress was absolutely stunning in the light and we got some shots of her twirling her dress with the flatirons and epic clouds in the background. Once we finished the photos, we headed up to Sunrise Amphitheater for the ceremony. This iconic Boulder wedding ceremony site is perched high with incredible views out to the plains. It really gives you the sense of how fast the mountains rise up out of the plains.

After their beautiful ceremony, complete with an altar that Ren’s grandpa made, we headed back down to the Dining Hall at Chautauqua for a fun-filled reception with salty and emotional toasts to the couple, as well as some first dances.