These two are getting married super soon and I can’t believe the date is almost here!  Brooke + Shawn are tying the knot at Amy’s Courtyard in Palisade, Colorado, the first weekend of July of this summer and I just know it’s going to be incredible.  I had so much fun doing this couple’s engagement photos and I am sure that the wedding will be a blast as well!

Stay tuned for their wedding photos!  For now, enjoy a few frames that were favorites of mine from their Mt. Falcon engagement shoot.

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Mt. Falcon Engagement Photos | Ashley Kidder Photo

Hi!  I’m Ashley, a corgi-loving, weight-lifting-obsessed photographer living in Denver!  I love traveling to mountain locations like Mt. Falcon Park in Morrison, Colorado.  If you’re looking to get your engagement photos done in a gorgeous outdoor setting like this one, let’s chat!  Feel free to get in touch.  Can’t wait to hear from you!

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I’m so excited to share a few quick frames from my cousin Austin’s wedding in Bend, Oregon, to his lovely bride Morgan!  The wedding took place at Aspen Hall, a serene park + pond nestled in the lush greenery not far from the Deschutes River.  We had gorgeous sun for the day and I love how it sparkled + peeked through the trees.  Stay tuned for more from these two!

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Spencer + Jayna (or Space + Jay, as they are commonly known in our crew) are two of my very best friends who were so kind to take part in my winter mini-sessions in support of the Human Rights Campaign this last December.  While they weren’t just yet engaged at the time (that happened only recently), they were about to buy a house together in Jefferson Park so these essentially served as their official engagement photos and I’m so happy to have been the one to photograph them!

We took a few photos in and around one of my favorite parts of Denver: Civic Center Park and the buildings surrounding it, including the Denver Public Library and the Denver Art Museum.  I love that this location gives you a ton of different textures, colors, and background options; I’m never bored shooting over here.

I can’t wait to see these two walk down the aisle and do the thing next year!  They’ve booked one of my favorite Denver wedding venues, Space Gallery, in the heart of the Santa Fe Art District and I can’t wait to celebrate with them.  Cheers to these two!

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For this week’s edition of Friday Faves, I have a few images from Pam + Will’s Park Hyatt Beaver Creek wedding!  I loved the images that Pam picked out as her faves, and I’m so excited to share my faves at the end, too.

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From the bride (and my dear friend from my college days up at CSU in Fort Collins), Pam:

“This image is so fun because we’re typically pretty laid back and casual people, and this felt so glam and sassy, while at the same time capturing one of our favorite (and more laid back-feeling) places — the mountains! — in the background.  The trees are green and springy, there’s still snow on the mountainside; it’s so quintessentially Colorado, and the juxtaposition of glam and rugged is pretty cool!  Also, it does’t hurt that it showed off the back of my pretty amazing dress.”

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“What I love so much about this picture is that it perfectly emulates what I was feeling in that moment.  This was towards the end of our first look, after the excitement of seeing each other all done up for the first time, and at this point we had settled into things even though we were still really excited!  This was a moment where we just took a breath and were entirely with one another in a quiet moment, preparing for the ceremony to “seal the deal” and begin the rest of our lives together.  It was so touching and the picture speaks volumes to us.”

And now for a few of my faves!

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I loved these candid images of the couple with their moms, respectively.  Weddings can be high-stress for family members and so it was lovely to see everyone just enjoying themselves and not worrying about the details of the day.

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This was a super-fave from the whole day for me, as it was so touching and meant the world to see Pam so happy during the ceremony.  It is always such a privilege and a gigantic honor to photograph weddings for friends, and I always feel so grateful seeing them so happy.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek wedding receptionFinally, I had to throw in a few detail photos from the reception.  Pam + Will decided to go for romantic tablescapes for their reception and I loved the warm and cozy feel of their décor.  It felt sexy, classy, and fit the venue (and them) so well.

Thank you so much to Pam for sharing her favorites with me, and thank you for stopping by the blog!  Stay tuned for the next edition next week!

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I know I’m a tad belated (ok, I’m over a year late) in posting these photos from my first-ever Denver photography workshop, but better late than never, right?!

Last winter, I decided (in the shower, of course, where all my business ideas seem to surface) to marry my past career (teaching) with my current (wedding photography) and host a workshop focused on wedding day details.  At this juncture in my life, I had been out of the classroom, where I taught high school French, for nearly two and a half years, and it was definitely time for me to get back to my educating roots and get in front of a class.

This workshop definitely satisfied my desire to build relationships and give back to the Denver photography community through education.  I was almost a little surprised at how much I had missed being an educator.  I can’t wait to do more photography workshops like this in the future.

We started the day with a little bit of networking, as we had a sold-out room full of nearly 35 photographers.  It was perfect for everyone to be able to schmooze a little bit and make some new friendships before starting the day.  Afterwards, we jumped into the meat of the day where I shared my best tips and tricks for shooting details on the wedding day.  Shoes, jewelry, cuff links, flowers.  Details are my jam and I loved being able to share my knowledge with everyone.

For the last portion of the day, the workshop attendees were able to practice shooting with two models and a full wedding day set-up that included a tablescape, lounge area with the coolest giant paper poppies you’ve ever seen, a stunning four-tier cake, plus a host of other details that ranged from an invitation suite to an apple cider bar.

Take a peek below at the images I shot throughout the course of the day.  Thank you so much to everyone who attended my first-ever Denver photography workshop, and to the vendors who made it all possible.  Cheers!

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Denver Photography Workshops | Ashley Kidder Photo

Venue: Studios at Overland Crossing | Floral: Something Styled | Paper floral and invites: Felicity Allyse | Dresses: Brides’ own (from Emma and Grace Bridal Studio) | Vintage rentals: Patina Preferred | Hair: Harmony Kilgore | Makeup: Cassandra Garza | Apple crates: Colorado Apple Crates | Cake: Wildflower Cakes | Candles and lanterns: Candlelight Ambiance  | Models: Alicia and Alison | Jewelry: Ashley Anne Jewelry | Vintage furs: Mildred + Bernice | Linen: Pear Tree Rentals

Special thank-you to Kyla, Kim, and Chris who came to help set up and hang out to support me | A million thank-yous to this killer Denver wedding vendor team who brought this whole day to life!

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