Grand Junction is where I call home, so it holds a special place in my heart! Weddings in Grand Junction have a wide diversity in backdrops, from the Colorado National Monument, Palisade wineries, and Powderhorn ski resort on the Grand Mesa. The wedding venues here in the valley seem to form around the beautiful views that I die for as a Grand Junction wedding photographer.
If you love the romantic glow of winery weddings, Palisade’s sprawling vineyards are just for you! Drawing couples from all over the state and beyond, Colorado’s wine country is a top destination for weddings in Colorado.
Grand Junction weddings are wonderful because of our longer season here. Outdoor weddings can be held from April through October (sometimes even November!) with relatively uneventful weather and warm evenings. While July and August are quite hot in the valley, the light lasts well into the evening allowing some of those golden hour celebrations I love the most, after the heat of the day has gone down. The purple glow of the mountains and the mesa at sunset is one of the prettiest colors in the world. With amazing wedding planners, bakers and florists with gorgeous work, your Grand Junction wedding is destined to be perfect!
Grand Junction and Palisade have so many great wedding venues that take advantage of the beautiful vistas here in the valley.
Palisade River Ranch – This riverside wedding venue offers a blank canvas with tons of open space and opportunities to create a unique wedding design of your dreams, surrounded by everything that makes this valley beautiful.
Colterris Winery – This beautiful winery overlooking the Colorado River, with Mt. Garfield standing grandly on the horizon, offers such diverse backdrops in an elegant setting. From the peach orchards and vineyards of the winery, to the lavender fields and the magnificent overlook, your photographs are sure to be stunning here!
Colorado National Monument – Grand Junction’s top attraction for tourists, this stunning desert setting is a beautiful option for more intimate weddings. Set atop the Monument, your ceremony and photographs will feature the canyons and rocky monoliths below in all their magnificence!
Colorado Wine Country Inn – One of Palisade’s top wedding venues! They offer vineyards on site, multiple options for ceremony backdrops, beautiful getting ready rooms, a planner in-house and an amazing Napa-valley-esque inn for you and your guests to stay at!
Two Rivers Winery – A chateau and winery at the base of the Colorado National Monument. Stunning inside and out, this is one of Grand Junction’s most popular venues.
Powderhorn Ski Resort – For a classic ski resort wedding close to home, Powderhorn Ski Resort is your destination. They have a large deck space for an outdoor ceremony, or take your smaller gathering up the lift for an intimate ceremony in the aspens! The lodge offers a comfortable indoor reception space as well.
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I specialize in drinking chai tea lattes, and watching Gilmore Girls reruns! I also specialize in capturing the story & scenery of your celebration.
As a full service wedding photographer in Grand Junction, my mission is to preserve your favorite moments in beautiful images for you to relive those best moments of life that fly by too fast.
A Little About Me...
I believe there’s no better sight than the night sky at 10,000 feet.
I also believe you should be able to be authentically you on your wedding day. Whether that’s an off-beat elopement or more traditional wedding celebration, I strive to capture each genuine moment.
I strive to capture the day as it unfolds, every candid moment to perfectly preserve your story. I’m a fly on the wall and many guests say they never noticed me! However I’m not afraid to step up and make family formals fly by (people need to know where to stand and what to do with their hands!) I’m a happy medium between posed and candid.
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We'll hop on the phone or Zoom to get to know each other and talk all about your dreams and ideas for the big day, and how I can help make your life easier.
From there I'll help with location guides, scouting, emergency kit info, permits, activity suggestions, vendor recommendations, timeline creation, group photo lists, and so so much more. I will help you craft the most incredible day, with backup plans because life is life. You'll feel like you've never been so excited or prepared for anything before.
The day is here and you're surprised you're nervous after all this time. I will capture your day in a way that tells the story for you to relive forever. You'll have sneak peaks within 24-48 hours and a full gallery of the whole day within a month or so.