RSS Feed

Tag Archives: Durango Wedding Photographers

New Blog for Durango CO Photographers

If you are following me on this blog, I am slowly switching over to a wordpress.org blog. It seems to be working better for SEO purposes.

Here’s the new link to follow me there:  http://www.karenskellyphoto.com/blog

Thanks so much!

Karen Skelly

Karen Skelly Photography

Photographers in Durango CO

 

Susan and Roger’s Cowboy Wedding by Durango CO Photographers

Susan and Roger are members of the Cowboy Church in Durango CO. This tent in the open field is the site for the new church that will be going up at some point. They meet in this tent once a week on Sundays and have a chuck wagon dinner once a month. They had this same chuck wagon at the wedding for the reception dinner.

They met in the tent at the Durango Cowboy Church property. Roger thought Susan looked great and went over to talk to her. They’ve been together ever since, and that was on July 4, 2016.  They were engaged a month later – hey, when you know, you know. They both love the outdoors and horses. There were some horses in the field, but I couldn’t get them to ride them – darn.

Susan is a registered nurse in Pueblo CO and Roger is a pipeline inspector. He actually grew up in Durango and still has a home here, but he is moving to Pueblo with Susan. She has 3 grown children who were fun and loved to dance.

They had Steve from Mr Soul Entertainment as their DJ – he was the person who recommended me to them to be their photographer.

If you notice a lot of hair blowing around, it was extremely windy. Luckily, my hubby is good at holding the umbrella which we use with a flash for lighting. Otherwise, he might have blown away.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post and viewing the wedding images.

photographers in durango co, durango photographers, wedding photographers in durango co, durango photographers, photographers durango co

Brides cowgirl boot with her vows and wedding rings

photographers in durango co, durango photographers, wedding photographers in durango co, durango photographers, photographers durango co

Groom reading vows from phone

durango co photographers, photographers in durango co

They’re Married!

photographers in durango co, durango wedding photographers

Bride, Groom, and her four children

Durango Photographers, photographers durango co

Bride and Groom in the big field

photographers in durango co, durango co wedding photographers

Bride’s son and three daughters

durango wedding photography, wedding photography in durango co

Bride and Groom by the chuck wagon

wedding photographers in durango co, durango photographers, photographers durango co

Bride and Groom First Dance

durango co photographers, photographers in durango co, durango wedding photographers, wedding photography

Bride dancing with her daughters

Contact me if you need a professional photographer to capture your wedding, family portrait, high school senior, or boudoir

Karen

Karen Skelly Photography

http://www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

 

 

A Bagpipe Playing Engagement Session by Photographers in Durango CO

My husband and I photographed Laurie and Chris’s engagement session along with their fur baby, Rico.  Rico is a little young and very active – it was not easy to get him to sit still. It’s like trying to get a toddler to stop moving for a few seconds – haha. I had made a sign for them so Rico could announce their engagement and wedding date. We propped it in front of him and he leaned over to read it. While reading it, he drooled right down the chalk board. Luckily, it ran between the words.

Both of them work for the US Forest Service in the Bayfield CO office. Laurie is an administrator in the office, and Chris is a wildlife biologist. They are both great, loving, and fun people.  Chris put his biology skills to work by naming the type of squirrel that had left a pile of poo on the rock they were going to sit on, then he promptly brushed it off.

Laurie plays the bagpipes in a Celtic group and Chris loves to bird watch. They both love to hike, have 3 dogs, and one cat. The cat is the boss of the household. I understand that perfectly because we have a cat as well.

They were married at Ridgewood Event Center in Durango on 6/21 and I’ll be posting their wedding photos soon.

Enjoy! and thanks for looking

Photographers Durango CO, Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango CO Photographers

Feel the Love

Photographers Durango CO, Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango CO Photographers

Cuddling by the river

Photographers Durango CO, Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango CO Photographers

Laurie, Chris, and Rico

Photographers Durango CO, Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango CO Photographers

The three of them are officially engaged

Rico drooled on the sign

Photographers Durango CO, Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango CO Photographers

He’s the ring bearer

Photographers Durango CO, Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango CO Photographers

Chris has his binoculars and Laurie is playing the bagpipes

Photographers Durango CO, Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango CO Photographers

The three of them hanging out on the rocks

Luv, Karen

Durango CO Photographers

http://www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

Engagement Session with boy, girl, and snake by durango co photographers

Yes, A Snake – a bull snake to be exact. We were up at the Lion’s Den near Ft Lewis College in Durango CO, and just as we were leaving a bull snake came slithering by our feet. We all jumped a mile, and then Matt said “do you want to take a photo with us holding the snake”, and I said “hell ya”. So he picked it up behind the head and they had a great time, and then wanted to take him home. Kristie’s mom and dad were with us and they vetoed that idea – haha.

We also went to the little park by the Chapel just down the road from Lion’s Den and had a fun time with Matt throwing Kristie over his shoulder, then doing a piggy back ride, and them sitting on the bench overlooking the town. We went to the river and did some photos with them sitting on rocks, and to another small park where there’s a creek running through it and they sat on a log and a park bench.

They’re getting married in September at Dalton Ranch Golf Club. They signed up for that venue at the Wedding Expo back in January. I had the booth right next to them, but Kristie doesn’t remember meeting me there. Here mom just happened to contact me by phone after a google search for durango photographers. So happy we got together for their engagement session and their upcoming wedding.

Enjoy and Thanks for Looking.

photographers in durango co, Durango CO photographers, photographers durango co, durango photographers

Sitting on a log at Brookside Park

photographers in durango co, Durango CO photographers, photographers durango co, durango photographers

Piggy Back Ride

photographers in durango co, Durango CO photographers, photographers durango co, durango photographers

Sitting on the Rocks at Lion’s Den

photographers in durango co, Durango CO photographers, photographers durango co, durango photographers

Laying on the grass having an interesting conversation

photographers in durango co, Durango CO photographers, photographers durango co, durango photographers

Sitting on the bench overlooking Durango

photographers in durango co, Durango CO photographers, photographers durango co, durango photographers

Holding the bull snake

photographers in durango co, Durango CO photographers, photographers durango co, durango photographers

Sitting on the bench at a small park

Luv, Karen

Durango CO Photographers

http://www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

 

 

 

Wedding in the Snow by Photographers in Durango CO

Dawn and Bill are from Texas where it doesn’t snow too much and there aren’t any mountains or beautiful scenery.  They chose the gorgeous Antler’s on the Creek Bed and Breakfast in Durango CO for their elopement rendezvous.  The beautiful rose bouquet was created by April’s Garden also in Durango, and Chessa Gill was the amazing officiant.

Bill works for Budweiser, and you’ll notice the bud in his hand in a couple photos, and Dawn is the owner of a large athletics gym in TX that teaches young people gymnastics, cheer leading, dancing, and how to grow up to be strong adults.  They are amazing people and I hope they can retire to Durango some day.

They are also crazy and lots of fun. They wanted to get in that snow and play!  You’ll see where they tried to make snow angels, but the snow was a little too crusty so it  just turned into a laugh fest. And those chairs they’re sitting in, yes, they’re covered in hard snow. They were pretty wet by the time we were finished and so they hopped into the hot tub to warm up.

Enjoy!

photographers in durango co, durango co photographers, durango photographers, durango wedding photographers

Wedding Ceremony at Antlers

photographers in durango co, durango co photographers, durango photographers, durango wedding photographers

Sitting on a snowy rock in a winter portrait

photographers in durango co, durango co photographers, durango photographers, durango wedding photographers

Bridal Portrait

photographers in durango co, durango co photographers, durango photographers, durango wedding photographers

Beautiful Rose Bouquet

photographers in durango co, durango co photographers, durango photographers, durango wedding photographers

Sitting on a saw horse in front of an old barn

photographers in durango co, durango co photographers, durango photographers, durango wedding photographers

Toasting in the Snow

photographers in durango co, durango co photographers, durango photographers, durango wedding photographers

Making Snow Angels

photographers in durango co, durango co photographers, durango photographers, durango wedding photographers

Warming up in the hot tub

Thanks for Taking a Look,

Luv, Karen

Durango Photographers

http://www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

A Wedding at Vallecito by Durango Wedding Photographers

Lauren and Brenden live in the state of Kansas.  Brenden grew up in Bayfield CO (which is near Vallecito), but Lauren had never been here.  Naturally she wants to move here some day because as we all know, CO is much prettier than KS (sorry Kansas).

Their wedding took place at the Vallecito Recreation Center, which is just outside of Durango CO.  It was a little windy that day and the wooden arch behind them blew over.  We had to find some big rocks to hold it down, which worked.  We sure didn’t want that falling over on them during the ceremony.  Tedda Bachman was the wonderful minister who presided over the wedding ceremony.

As you can see from the images, Lauren is expecting her 3rd child.  The tiniest flower girl and the young bridesmaid belong to them – I don’t know if she’s having another girl or a boy this time.  I doubt they care either way.

We did a First Look session with Lauren and her dad.  While I was standing outside with her dad waiting for Lauren, he got a little teary and was telling me that he is just so happy to be able to see his daughter get married.  He had recently had a heart attack and they didn’t expect him to make it.  Then I got teary and am doing it again while I write this story.  It’s hard to take photographs when your eyes are watery.

I designed a beautiful album that contained all of their wedding images and Lauren wrote to me that she had received the album and was beyond happy.  They now have a gorgeous Wedding Story Album to relive their time here in Colorado and it’s also a family heirloom.

Enjoy!

Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

Bride and her daughter’s boots

Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

Bridesmaids helping Bride with dress

Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

Bride and Dad’s First Look

Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

Three little flower girls

Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

Ring Bearer with Bride Sign

Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

Wedding Ceremony at Vallecito

Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

The whole family

Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

Bride with Parents

Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

Bridesmaids loving on baby bump

Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

Groom and Groomsmen

Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

Bride and Groom Portrait

Durango Photographers, Photographers in Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

First Dance

Thank you for Looking

Luv, Karen

Durango Photographers

http://www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

They Came, They Eloped, They Left (by Durango Photographers)

It was just the two of them , they came from Oklahoma, and were married in the quaint little church in Pagosa Springs CO called Immaculate Church of Mary.  The church was built around 1948 and it’s just beautiful.

Kori and Brian met at the University of Oklahoma and at the time they were married they had been together for around 18 months.  Ken and I had a lot of fun photographing their elopement and after the service we went to a few different places around town to capture some magical moments.

They loved their images and will remember their wedding day through those images forever.

Enjoy!

Pagosa Springs Photographers, Durango Photographers, Photographers Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

The First Look

Pagosa Springs Photographers, Durango Photographers, Photographers Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

Walking Down the Aisle

The Wedding Ceremony

The Wedding Ceremony

Pagosa Springs Photographers, Durango Photographers, Photographers Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

Bride smiling at Groom

Pagosa Springs Photographers, Durango Photographers, Photographers Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

The Wedding Ring

Pagosa Springs Photographers, Durango Photographers, Photographers Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

Laughing at the minister’s joke

Pagosa Springs Photographers, Durango Photographers, Photographers Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

Kissing in the doorway of the old school house

Pagosa Springs Photographers, Durango Photographers, Photographers Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

In Front of an Old Building

Pagosa Springs Photographers, Durango Photographers, Photographers Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

The Old Pagosa Springs Wagon

Pagosa Springs Photographers, Durango Photographers, Photographers Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

Bride and Groom snuggle

Pagosa Springs Photographers, Durango Photographers, Photographers Durango CO, Durango Wedding Photographers

Here’s Lookin At You

Thanks for Looking!

Luv, Karen

Karen Skelly Photography

http://www.karenskellyphoto.com

karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

%d bloggers like this: