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Winter Wedding in Durango CO by Photographers in Durango

Mandy and Jason, who live in Dallas TX, met while working together at the same company.  Jason worked at the company for 14 yrs, and then Mandy joined around 3 yrs ago, which is when they started dating.  They picked out Durango CO as the place to have their elopement, and had their ceremony at Blue Lake Ranch.

She loves to ride horses, he loves to work on his jeep, and they both like to take long drives down country roads.

Mandy has a son from a previous marriage but I would have never guessed that he wasn’t Jason’s son as they get along so well.  There’s a lot of love in this little family and I do believe there will be a new addition soon.  Yes, Mandy is expecting – she even had to purchase a new dress because the one she was originally going to wear for the wedding no longer fit.

Enjoy their wedding images.

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Bride getting hair and makeup done

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The Wedding Ceremony on the balcony

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Superman!

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Wedding Sign held by the boy

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Red Lips on the Forehead

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Kissing in the tall grass

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Bride and Groom Silhouette

Thank you for looking

Luv, Karen

Durango Photographers

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karen@karenskellyphoto.com

970.884.5292

Wedding Planning by Durango Wedding Photographers

I Love finding amazing information for anyone who is planning a wedding, or will be in the future.  I’m posing the link to a blog that you can jump on over to and read, but I had a few things to add to her information.

I photographed Monica’s wedding last summer and she had her hair and makeup done by the same gal who does hair and makeup for Stevie Nicks.  Monica knew her thru family, so it was awesome.  Her hair and makeup was so beautiful, I didn’t have to retouch her skin at all.  This is one thing you should make a priority for your wedding.

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Bride getting makeup done

Do a First Look.  This is where the bride and groom meet at a spot that is private and they get to spend a little time together before the ceremony.  They also get a whole bunch of different images for their album.  Believe me, the groom will still have a big ole smile on his face when the bride walks down the aisle.

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First Look Session

Have Fun!

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Wedding Party dancing down the aisle

Go on over to this blog and read some more great information about wedding planning:

http://www.desireehartsock.com/5-tips-for-planning-your-wedding-like-an-industry-insider/

Luv, Karen

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13 Wedding Planning Tips by Karen Skelly Photography

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It’s wedding season here in Durango CO, and pretty much everywhere, so I’ve attached a pdf file of suggestions for your wedding planning if you’re getting married, or if you know someone who is getting married.  I know when you are getting married for the first time, there are so many things you don’t know (I remember that time).  I’ve been the photographer at so many weddings now that I have learned a lot of things most first time couples would really appreciate knowing.

I hope you will find these tips useful.  Feel free to comment any other suggestions you may have, or questions you have on the items I have listed.  Thank you for reading my blog.  Let me know what you think.

You can visit my website at http://www.karenskellyphoto.com

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Luv, Karen

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Wedding at Sleeping Beauty Ranch by Durango Wedding Photographer (Part Two)

This is part two of Colten and Lety’s Wedding at Sleeping Beauty Ranch in Durango CO.  There may be a part three because I still have a ways to go with the photographs.   I loved this wedding so much I’m going to put together an album for the studio once I have finished beautifying their images.

If you missed Part One, you can view it here

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Bride putting on those sticky eyelashes

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Groom putting on his tie

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Bride and her girls having a laugh

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Lety and her Dad walking down the aisle

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Bride’s mom reading from the Bible during the Wedding Ceremony

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Colten wrote some funnies into his wedding vows

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That good lookin’ groom. His suit was inspired by Beetle Juice (an old movie)

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Groom and his guys joking around

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Photography Tip for your Wedding Day – avoid ghostly makeup

So your wedding day has arrived, that oh so special day that you’ve been planning and dreaming about for a long time.  Everything is ready to go, except you because you have to do your makeup so you look bea-u-ti-ful.   WAIT just a second!  Check the ingredients on that sun screen and/or foundation you are about to put on.  If they have zinc or titanium dioxide as an ingredient, don’t use them.  Now, if you’re having your makeup done by a professional, they will already know this.

The problem is, these ingredients will cause your face to look like a ghost when photographed with an off camera flash like I use when doing your formals, family portraits, and bride/groom portraits.  I don’t know the science behind this, but those chemicals have a white foundation to them, which isn’t always visible to the naked eye, but the camera sees everything.

I don’t have any photographs of brides or family portraits where someone had this situation because I always educate my clients in advance, so this is a photo of me that I doctored up a little in photoshop, but it gives you the idea.  The first one is the proper color, the second, well it’s a little too white.

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Ahhh, it’s a Ghost!

by Karen Skelly

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karen@karenskellyphoto.com

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Brian and Shondra’s Wedding by Durango Wedding Photographer

This wedding was photographed by Durango CO Photographer, Karen Skelly Photography.

Brian and Shondra live in Utah, but chose Durango CO as their wedding site because her parents live near here and she lived in Durango for a period of time.  Both of them love the beauty and charm here in Durango and, of course, the friendly people.   The site they chose for their wedding is called Tall Spruce House and it’s located off Highway 550 near Trimble Springs and Dalton Golf Course.  Brian loves to golf, so I suspect that location had something to do with the wedding choice.  Unfortunately there was only one spot where we could do all their photographs – there was only a front yard facing the road and another house across the street.  No backyard at all.

Shondra had her hair and makeup done at Hair Fusion in Durango, the cake was from The Flour Sack in Durango, and the flowers came from April’s Garden also in Durango.  Shondra wore one beautiful dress for the ceremony, and another beautiful dress for the reception!

Just as the ceremony was to begin, it started to thunder, so everything was moved indoors.  After the ceremony, it cleared up, so the reception and photographs were moved out doors again.  Thank goodness because the house was too small to do any nice images.  It was a very small wedding with around 25 friends and family attending.

Here are some of their photographs.  As always, let me know what you think.

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Portrait Gift Certificates offered by Durango Photographer

This is a fundraiser for the Women’s Resource Center.  Purchase Gift Certificates for your loved ones (or yourself) for the upcoming Holidays and 20% of the gift certificate amount plus whatever you order will be donated to the Women’s Resource Center in Durango.   These Gift Certificates can be used for family portraits, weddings, maternity, new babies, high school seniors, or any event of your choosing.  They can be for any amount and used at any time you like.    We want to show them our love, so give lots of these unique gifts!

You can give me a call at 970.884.5292 or email me at karen@karenskellyphoto.com, and have a look around my website for more information at http://www.karenskellyphoto.com

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