{ Real Mountain Wedding } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado. Part One.

Sarah and Scott were married on the top of North Peak, which is accessible by two Gondola rides through the scenic forests of Keystone, ColoradoWeddings at Keystone can be on the valley floor, or, literally at the top of a mountain.

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Guests will remember your wedding for years to come as they show pictures and videos of this unbelievable mountain wedding location in Summit County, Colorado.  

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

You have options to stay in Keystone, or in nearby Dillon and Silverthorne, which are all close to Lake Dillon for more amazing views. 

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

Even though he lives in Denver, Scott can be frequently found exploring the mountains on his mountain bike and skis.

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Photos in this blog are courtesy of a wedding photography couple,  Michelle and Zach Wear of Revert Photo..

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{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

Sarah chose to wear her ski boots for a few photos around the chairlift!

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

After arriving at the top of Dercum Mountain, you walk a short distance to gondola number two and continue the journey towards North Peak and Timber Ridge, one of the wedding venue options at the Keystone Resort.

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

Timber Ridge

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado.  Part One.  |  photo[revertphoto.com]  Keystone Colorado Wedding Photographer

Check back for part two of this real Keystone wedding and images from the ceremony and reception!

Sarah + Scott at Timber Ridge in Keystone, Colorado: 1 Mile High Engagement & 2 Mile High Wedding – Sneak Peek

We are excited as we prepare a special series about Sarah + Scott, who had a “1 Mile High Engagement + 2 Mile High Wedding” experience in the Rocky Mountains.  These Denver locals explore the hills of Summit County on skis, foot and on mountain bikes and decided to bring their families together for an epic wedding adventure at Timber Ridge at the Keystone Resort.  Send’em a tweet here, and circle them here.

If you had an engagement session in the front range and are planning on a mountain wedding, please submit your story and we’ll share it on our blog!  The photo below was captured by Revert Photo, which is comprised of Michelle and Zach Wear, a husband-and-wife photography team.  

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{ Real Mountain Wedding } Allison + Mark at Warren Station in Keystone, Colorado. Pre-wedding Photo Shoot at Arapahoe Basin.

Longtime local photographer Kay Beaton, took Allison and Mark up to the switchback opposite the Arapahoe Ski Basin before their wedding at Warren Station in Keystone’s River Run Village.  During the photo shoot, a gust of wind came through and blew sand and dirt in everyone’s face.  It was a moment that will not be easily forgotten.  

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If you are getting married near Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, or Silverthorne, we’d love to show your wedding on this blog.  We want small, medium and large-sized weddings on this site.  We want to see the creative DIY brides that create their own bouquets and centerpieces, so contact us to submit your wedding photos!  

Check back for more photos from Mark and Allison and even venue spotlights in the near future.  Please contact us today to submit your wedding, and thanks for reading!

{ REAL MOUNTAIN WEDDING } Allison + Mark at Warren Station in Keystone, Colorado.  Pre-wedding photo shoot at Arapahoe Basin.  |  photo[beatonphotography.com]

Studio Kiva

Katie + Peter // Keystone, Colorado.  |  Breckenridge and Keystone Wedding Photography  |  photo[studiokivawedding.com]

Breckenridge Photographer, Katie Girtman would love to tell your story.  Photojournalism at its extreme!  Drawing on her photojournalistic background, Katie specializes in wedding and portrait photography with a modern sensibility that’s romantic, fun, and natural—never overbearing or clichéd. She is nationally known for her expertise in photography.

An accomplished professional published in magazines and newspapers all over the world as a top photographer, Katie’s 22 years photographing in Colorado’s incomparable high country give her an intimate familiarity with the breathtaking locations that can be a part of your own story. And because she lives in and loves Colorado’s mountains, she knows how to make them shine in your photographs just as radiantly as they do in your own mind. She makes a habit of staring down the elements on a sheer rock face or in pristine back-bowl powder to get the images you won’t see anywhere else.

Using top-of-the-line Nikon cameras (and more than just a zoom lens), Katie and Studio Kiva specialize in state-of-the-art digital photography. Studio Kiva offers a full range of wedding photography services, including DVD and CD photo collections and albums, coffee-table albums, online proofing, stylized post-production, black-and-white photography, slideshows, and traditional prints. There are no pre-set packages, so you can decide exactly what you want Katie and Studio Kiva to do for you.

Katie lives in Breckenridge, Colorado, and Studio Kiva photography serves all of Colorado’s high country, including popular destinations like Breckenridge, Vail, Keystone, Beaver Creek, Winter Park, Aspen, Evergreen, Dillon  and Silverthorne. Katie will help you with all the secret spots to photograph in the high country!

You can also view our commercial website at:  www.studiokivaphoto.com andwww.studiokiva.net

[Hindsight 20/20] Groom’s Advice: Ask for Help, So You Can Enjoy the Day.

Looking back, all my friends and family coming to Breckenridge for our wedding was a dream come true.  To have everyone together for a few amazing hours was totally worth it.  Relishing the moment and remembering how each person played a role in your life is an indescribable feeling.  You’ll know what I mean when you have yours.

This is why it's called SUMMIT COUNTY.  |  photo[robinjohnsonphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

We chose to have our wedding on the shore of Lake Dillon at the Frisco Bay Marina.  We worked it out that a patch of grass be maintained to where we could have our ceremony looking at two fourteeners in the distance, with mountains surrounding us.

This is why it's called SUMMIT COUNTY.  |  photo[robinjohnsonphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

As someone who’s in the wedding industry, and lives in Breckenridge, it was still very time-consuming to explore options, talk to vendors and finalize details.  We not only have knowledge and experience of working many weddings and special events in the area, but we also know what it’s like to have the worries about money, who pays for what and the concerns of planning this whole experience for everyone.

We know the problems that you’ll encounter and the choices you’ll have to make.   What’s best is that we also know the people you need to solve those problems.  You’ll get a piece of mind knowing that real mountain folks are helping you plan your mountain wedding.

This is why it's called SUMMIT COUNTY.  |  photo[robinjohnsonphoto.com]  Breckenridge Wedding Photography

Groom’s Tip – Ask for help

Looking back, I would have asked a few more of the guys to pitch in and help out, so I could’ve relaxed more.  After a late night catching up, all the guys were busy or conveniently missing when I set up the chairs for the ceremony.

I really didn’t mind working a bit at my own wedding, but now realize I wish I would’ve taken it a bit more easy and utilized the man power that was present.

I guess I wanted everyone to enjoy themselves, and not have to strain themselves, as most of the visitors were not used to the altitude.  Working many events over the years, I’ve now seen how many bridal parties don’t do much but take pictures, eat great food and enjoy the moment.  I did just that, but in my own way.

After the ceremony we had a pontoon parade that toured Lake Dillon and created a perspective that you don’t see from terra firma.  We’re kayakers and enjoy the peaceful morning paddles and that’s what prompted us to share this lake experience during our mountain wedding.  A speeding boat created a tense-filled moment where I thought my new wife and I would be swimming in the cold, alpine lake.  But, that is for another story…

*Photo courtesy of Robin Johnson, a true Breckenridge local.  She’s a lot of fun, and would be a great way to support the local economy.  Please visit her website,  and Facebook page to learn more.