Wedding at 10,000 feet {Danielle and Parker}

Danielle and Parker’s wedding photos at the Mile High Station in Breckenridge, Colorado showcased the Mile High attitude: “Love Conquers”. This wedding was photographed 10,000 feet above sea level.

The air runs thin up here. But the love doesn’t.

This particular wedding runs sentimental to me personally. After all, I’ve worked with the Colorado family business, The Keystone Group, since 2010. We’ve worked together on many lighting adventures. It has always been remarkable. Trust remains paramount. I am honored to share this work of Danielle and Parker’s wedding. Their engagement session in Colorado was a hit and I knew this wedding adventure in Breckenridge above 10,000 feet would be no different.


I asked Danielle and Parker two questions shortly after they returned from their honeymoon in Bora Bora. They couldn’t share their responses to anyone until now.

What was your favorite part of the day?

Danielle’s response: “My favorite part of the wedding day had to be the “First “Look.” I was so excited for Parker to see the dress and me all done up… It went fast and slow at the same time. Before I knew it I was tapping Parker on the shoulder. The first thing he said was, “Wow, you look amazing.” It was perfect to have that little moment to ourselves. I will never forget the look on his face and the amazing view behind him. It all equaled, perfections. Moment before the First Look, I had received my book from Parker, my wedding gift which had me laughing and crying. It was perfect. After viewing the book, my emotions were super high.”

Well done, Parker!!!!

Okay, Danielle. I know you have waiting for this response from your new hubby… so here goes.

Parker’s response: “My favorite part was the first look. There was so much anticipation. My heart felt like it was going to jump out of my chest. Despite being together for almost 10 years, I still found myself weak at the knees and extremely nervous to turn around after I had that tap on the shoulder. In fact, I was extremely nervous all morning. I felt completely “off”. The entire morning, all I could think about was how nervous I was to see her, how nervous I was for the vows, and how nervous I was to execute everything during the ceremony. Once I saw her (during the First Look), my nerves were completely gone.  No one else in this world can make me so nervous, and yet so calm.”

Such a great story! Here, I present a visual snippet of their wedding day:


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Matt Steaffens and I celebrated out 30th wedding shooting together. And we did it at over 10,000 feet. Very geographically cool. Matt is one helluva second photographer, especially in our stomping grounds! The last image we celebrate as a signature collaborative light-painting image comprised of the convergence of light, composition, and a long-exposure moment captured in-camera.

Wedding Ceremony & Reception & Catering: Ten Mile Station
Coordination: Caitlin Ward
Florals: Kristy Grubb
Officiant: Eric Nichols
Entertainment: DTP (DJ Manos)
Videographers: Greg Schlosser

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