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5 Ways to Not Waste Your Wedding Flowers

Wedding flowers can be quite an investment, so if you can do something with them after the ceremony and reception, you’ll feel much better about spending the money.  Unfortunately, they’re going to die anyway, but in the meantime, they can be used in different ways.

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Hope this gives you some great ideas, or maybe you have some ideas of your own.  Let me know if you have another idea I can pass on to other couples getting married.  You can comment here, or email me at karen@karenskellyphoto.com

Luv, Karen

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10 Major Don’ts for Outdoor Weddings

These are great tips for anyone getting married.  I know lots of couples don’t think about many of these points, but they can make or break your day.

I’ve photographed quite a few weddings that were planned in the middle of the day in the blazing sun.  Not only are the guests uncomfortable, but the sun on faces causes those lovely raccoon eyes and blotchy patches.  Photographers can do some things to help out with that, but the images are still going to be less than beautiful.

http://www.brides.com/blogs/aisle-say/2015/07/how-not-to-plan-outdoor-weddings.html?mbid=social_facebook

Go check out the article and then if you need more help, give me a call at 970.884.5292 or email me at karen@karenskellyphoto.com

Luv, Karen

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Family Reunion and 50th Anniversary by Durango Family Photographers

Anne, her husband, and young son came from AZ, as did her parents to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.  The other couple live in Durango.  They rented a house here in Durango, so this is where we did their family portraits.

I think 50th wedding anniversaries are going to be a rare thing in the near future, so it’s an amazing feat when a couple is able to celebrate such a milestone.  I hope they have many many more anniversaries.

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Family celebrating reunion and 50th anniversary

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Family Group Portrait

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Love after all these years

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Group sitting by the fire pit

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Anne and her family

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Anniversary couple hugs each other

I love the couple hugging each other.  They’re still in love after 50 years of marriage.  We should all aspire to such happiness.

Thank you for viewing

Luv, Karen

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Wedding at DMR by Durango Wedding Photographers

Amber and Brandon were married on a warm summer day at Durango Mountain Resort, which is no longer the official name.  They changed it back to it’s original name of Purgatory Ski Resort, but do you really want to say you were married in Purgatory?   So Sarah, the wedding coordinator there, has started a new site for weddings called Durango Mountain Weddings.  It’s going to be confusing for a while I’m sure.

There are quite a few different areas up there to perform weddings, and let me tell you, they are all beautiful.  This couple was married at the Boyce Site – the sun was a little bright, but that’s Colorado (it’s sunny 300 days out of the year here).

Amber and Brandon came from TX with their children from previous marriages as well as their own little boy, who is adorable, but wasn’t feeling well that day unfortunately.  They stayed here for a few more days after the wedding and took the train from Durango to Silverton (which is one of our biggest tourist attractions).  Then they zip lined the entire way back to Durango – 35 zip lines.  This is something new they have added recently.  Amber said it took them 5 hrs total, but it was a blast even in the rain.

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Wedding at Durango Mountain Resort

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Beautiful Bride in black and white

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Bride and Groom on the rocks

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Bride and Groom by waterfall

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Bride and Groom on chair lift

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Bride getting carried off by groom

Hope you enjoyed this wedding story.  To see more, visit my website

Luv, Karen

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Wedding Boudoir Portraits by Durango Photographers

This lovely lady has a job that prohibits me from posting her name or portraits showing her face.  Luckily, I did take a few that didn’t show her face.  She is going to give the album I had made for her to her new husband when they are married.

 

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Wedding Petticoat Skirt

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Boudoir Silhouette

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Engagement Ring Boudoir Portrait

Her new hubby will love the 8×8 hard paged album with his beautiful wife’s boudoir portraits.  The album is beautiful and high quality, but he probably won’t even notice that:}

Enjoy

Luv, Karen

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Family Portrait by Durango Photographers

This beautiful family came to me because they purchased a Gift Certificate that I had donated to the Family Coalition silent auction function at Dalton Ranch in Durango CO.

Bly, Klare, and Lilly are the Colbert Family and they were so much fun and cooperative – well Lilly wasn’t always so cooperative (she’s 5 yrs old after all).   She would have a little temper tantrum and stick out her lip in a big pout.  Once I finally got her in position to take a photograph, I would move my face away from the camera and stick out my lip in a big pout – this made her laugh hysterically.  Wait 2 seconds and snap – Got It!

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Enjoy!

Luv, Karen

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Same Sex Wedding by Durango Wedding Photographers

Christina and Rosie came to Durango CO from Texas to say their wedding vows because same sex marriage is allowed in CO, but not in TX yet.  They are the sweetest couple you can imagine and so much in love.  I find it funny that they met on facebook doing a “poking” contest.  They couldn’t quit poking each other until they agreed to meet (they had mutual friends).

The guests put on sunglasses at the end of the ceremony (because their love is so bright), and toasted with champagne.  Love it!

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Guests toasting the couple

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The Family after the Wedding

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Bride reading vows from her phone

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Bride with window reflection

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The girls switch some of their clothes

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Christina admires Rosie

Their wedding was held at Silverpick Lodge in Durango CO, and the DJ was Steve from Mr. Soul Entertainment.  Steve was hysterical and you could tell the guests and the couple were having a marvelous time at the reception.

It was a snowy cold day, so we weren’t able to get outside very much.  There was a small break in the weather so we were able to get a few photographs outdoors. Rosie didn’t want to get her dress dirty, which is totally understandable.  It’s such a beautiful location, I wish we had been able to get more images outdoors – oh well!

Enjoy!

Luv, Karen

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