Summer Mountain Wedding with Canoes | Samantha and Joe

bride and groom walk by Colorado lake at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail Wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographer

Now that the temperatures have dropped to close to freezing and snow has come to Colorado, I thought I’d take a look back at a beautiful Piney River Ranch Summer Wedding I had the pleasure of photographing alongside Candice Benjamin Photography (thanks for having me along!).

In case I haven’t said it enough before, Piney River Ranch is one of my favorite Colorado venues and its on my list of awesome Intimate Colorado Wedding Venues as well.  I love the views, the feel of seclusion, the lake, the moose, and the staff.  I am never disappointed when I’m at Piney and I’m always looking for another opportunity to go back and photograph again.

For this wedding, it was such a pleasure to hang out with Samantha and Joe and their friends and family.  Samantha is full of laughter and spent the entire day giggling with happiness.  Its so important to me that couples really embrace the JOY of their wedding day. And Samantha and Joe did just that.

From the vows in front of the stunning view, to a moose sighting during bridal party photos.  From the streaming sunshine, to the bonfire at the end of the night. The entire day was full of good company and love.

Congratulations you two!

groom prepping for Colorado mountain wedding at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail Wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographer
bride prepping for colorado mountain wedding at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail Wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographer
view of colorado rocky mountains above vail at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail Wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographer
bride getting dressed with help of mother and sister at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail Wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographer
white and green bridal bouquet photo at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail Wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographer
first look of bride and groom by river at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail Wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographer
wildflower wedding bouquet at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail Wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographer
bride in lace and chiffon dress at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail Wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographer
wildflower bouquets and blush bridesmaid dresses at Piney River Ranch wedding by Beaver Creek Wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographer
bridal party at Vail mountain wedding at Piney River Ranch wedding by Beaver Creek Wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographer
bride in lace dress and bridal party in pink at Piney River Ranch wedding by Beaver Creek Wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographer
moose at Rocky Mountain Wedding at Piney River Ranch wedding by Beaver Creek Wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographer
bridal party in front of lake at Piney River Ranch wedding by Beaver Creek Wedding photographer Jennie Crate, Photographer
groomsmen singing josh groban at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
bride and groom looking at each other during wedding ceremony at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
first kiss Colorado mountain wedding at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
bride and groom cheering after wedding ceremony at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
groom in blue suit showing off wedding ring at Piney River Ranch wedding by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
wedding mad libs guest activity at Piney River Ranch wedding by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
first dance during Colorado mountain wedding at Piney River Ranch wedding by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
bride and groom on dock by canoes at Piney River Ranch wedding by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
bride and groom snuggle on wedding day at sunset at Piney River Ranch wedding by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
couple kissing on dock with canoes photo
bride and groom in aspens on Colorado mountainside at Piney River Ranch wedding by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
bride in lace dress and groom holding train walking by lake at Piney River Ranch wedding by Aspen wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
intimate couples portrait by alpine lake in front of mountains at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
dog photo bomb at wedding at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
bride and groom rowing canoe on lake at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
bride and groom on dock at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
bride and groom out on lake on wedding day at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
groom holding brides hand as they walk back to reception at sunset at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
ski artwork as wedding decor at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
naked wedding cakes at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
toasts during wedding reception at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
father-daughter dance at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
dancing at colorado mountain wedding at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
guests dancing during colorado mountain wedding reception at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
guests dancing at Colorado mountain wedding at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer
bride and groom cutting cake during colorado mountain wedding reception at Piney River Ranch wedding by Vail wedding photographer Jennie Crate photographer

Planning a Piney River Ranch Summer wedding? Let’s chat! It’s one of my favorite mountain venues in Vail!

And make sure you and your guests are prepared by checking out my Tips for Getting Married at Altitude in Colorado!

6 Comments

  1. Oh my soul. You captured so many perfect moments! I LOVE your black and whites and their seeet emotions tour captured. Beautiful job.

  2. I agree, Piney River Ranch has got to be one of the most picturesque venues in the state. Nice job I especially liked the canoe shots and the candids from the reception. And of course the moose…because…MOOSE!!!!

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