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Engagement Photography – Shelbi and Ben

Engagement photography portraits are a fabulous way for me – “the wedding photographer” – to get to know my clients – “The Bride and Groom” and vice versa.  It’s a relaxed way for all of us to do a test drive, so to speak, and create memorable photographs at the same time.  We get to know each other and this in turn creates more love and peace and happiness on the wedding day.  Eventhough I have known Shelbi since she was a senior in high school (almost 10 years ago), I so enjoyed photographing her and Ben as a couple and getting to know them as a couple at the same time…

Shelbi and Ben will be married at the T Lazy 7 Ranch in Aspen, Colorado on September 22nd which is also the Fall Equinox… this is definately the best time of the year to be married in Aspen with the glorious fall colors and the faint smell of winter snow that will soon be on its way!

We did their engagement portraits at the end of February at River Valley Ranch in Carbondale, Colorado.  Interestingly enough, I also photographed Shelbi for her senior pictures back in the day.  So fun to work with her again and I so appreciate the “repeat” business!

Here we go!

B&W Engagement Photography Rustic Barn Carbondale, CO

Shelbi and Ben’s Engagement Photography Portrait in front of rustic barn in Carbondale, CO

 

Outdoor Engagement Photography in Carbondale, CO

Love this!

 

Outdoor Engagement Photography in Carbondale, CO

In the flow of love

 

 

Ben & Shelbi hanging out for their engagement portraits

I love the moment captured here! Fun, happy and real!

 

B&W Engagement Photography Carbondale, CO

Such a cute couple!

 

Outdoor Engagement Photography in Carbondale, CO

Dozer the Dog gets to join Mom and Dad in the family engagement portrait session

 

Outdoor Engagement Photography in Carbondale, CO

The kiss and swooon!

 

Ben & Shelbi hanging out for their engagement portraits

What a cute groom to be!

 

 

Outdoor Engagement Photography in Carbondale, CO

Love River Valley Ranch for engagement photography portraits

 

Ben & Shelbi hanging out for their engagement portraits

What a lucky dog!

 

Can’t wait for the big wedding day and the glorious fall colors that September always brings to Aspen…

Check out the rest of their engagement portraits at Pictage.com/1216767

My website is jackiedalyphotography.com

Aspen Wedding Photography Snowmass Club starring Megan and Luke on August 4, 2012 under a perfect Colorado blue sky day…. Little did I know what a fabulous bride and groom I had as they live in NYC and I did not meet them in person until the wedding rehearsal.  Luke calls Megan a bubble of energy and that is an understatement.  The fun and laughter was non-stop even during the ceremony which, by the way, was officiated by Reverend Jill Pidcock, a long time Aspen favorite.

Aspen wedding photography snowmass club ceremony laughter and joy

Aspen wedding photography snowmass club bride with makeup

Susan’s Flowers and Gifts in downtown Basalt – susansflowersbasalt.com created the floral bouquets and chandeliers and Becky Johnson of Studio B Beaute did the make up on our beautiful bride – studiobbeaute.com

Megan is escorted by her Dad Jim down the aisle of Alpine Meadow ceremony site at the beautiful and quintessential Colorado Snowmass Club snowmassclub.com

Aspen wedding photography snowmass club father walks bride down the aisle

Aspen wedding photography snowmass club ceremony panorama

Aspen wedding photography snowmass club bride and groom kissing

Our aussie groom Luke is a Ph.D. research scientist at the world renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC and is well on this way to becoming a GQ model as he is donating his modeling services to a NYC cancer charity fundraising event in the coming months.  The wedding photography was good practice as if he needs any! 🙂

Aspen wedding photography snowmass club handsome groom

Megan has a Ph.D. in immunology and pathology and works in finance.  What a brilliant couple they make!

Aspen wedding photography snowmass club beautiful and youthful bride

Reverend Jill Pidcock reverendjillpidcock.com  cheered along with the wedding party when it was official!
Aspen wedding photography snowmass club marriage license

Halcyon Productions of Basalt, Colorado halcyonproductions.com did the ceremony sound and Phat Daddy band out of Denver provided the R&B and covers that got the party started phatdaddy.biz

Aspen wedding photography snowmass club bride and groom kiss during first dance

Windy Gillespie of  Events by Windy.com did the wedding event coordination and ensured that everything was absolutely perfect and it was!  Thanks again Windy!
Aspen wedding photography snowmass club table decor closeup
To view all of the wedding images please go to Pictage.com/1304261

jackiedalyphotography.com

Thanks again to Megan and Luke for having me as your photographer – it was truly an honor and I look forward to more fun photography with you both in the future!

Congratulations and much love!  Jackie