BEST OF 2018
Colorado Adventure Wedding Photographer
& Destination Wedding Photographer - Callie Riesling We kicked off the New Year the same way we ended the year before. With Clark and Christine. In 2017 we wrapped up our year on the side of a 14'er with Clark and Christine for their Engagement Session and we started our year a few days after New Years in Black Forest at the Wedgewood shooting their beautiful wedding. Of course they wanted snow and Colorado didn't give t
Colorado Engagement Photography
-Jordan + Holly's Colorado Camping Engagement Session -
By Destination Wedding Photographer - Callie Riesling
I am a native. Not a lot of people in Colorado can say that anymore. I don't have anything against most of the transplants haha, but I will tell you that my childhood was awesome because I grew up here in Colorado.
My favorite special summer activities as a kid were always Rockies games and camping. There is just something extraord
IAN + AUBREY WESTON RED BARN FARM WEDDING KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY So this is going to sound bad, but please hear me out. Growing up in Colorado, Kansas was just that flat state out East. You know, corn fields, tornadoes... all of the Midwestern generalizations that those of us who live at altitude make about our neighbors. Missouri was another Midwesterny state even further from us... probably flat too and the Arch is there. The other thing Color
NICK + ADRIANNA CASA ROMANTICA WEDDING SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA
DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Being a destination wedding photographer, you never really know where you will end up. I've shot in London, I've shot in Phoenix. I've shot in Puerto Rico, I've shot in Texas, I've shot at Disney World.
I've spent years myself to this particular sleepy little surf town in southern California where I grew up catching sand crabs, learning to surf, eating Have'a Chips from Pier
Originally, Britney and I came together on Instagram. She started following my wedding photography and I loved seeing her adorable son Zane (the same age as my son) and her adventures as a Baseball WAG. For those who don't know, WAGS are wives and girlfriends of professional athletes. Britney was engaged to Terrance Gore, who had just got his first World Series Ring with the Kansas City Royals. We continued to connect and soon enough, we were finalizing our plans to fly down
If you follow any large wedding blogs you've undoubtedly seen a few locales that are constantly featured. Iceland, Mexico, Santorini, Banff, Jamaica... I'm sure you know what I am talking about.
Those of you who know me that I am a HUGE travel nerd. I love traveling for destination weddings, I love traveling with my family. I love walks through gardens and on beaches. I love hiking in rain forests and up mountains. I love cities and the middle of nowhere. I just love adven
This gorgeous destination wedding took all of us, including the bride and groom from Colorado to Santa Barbara, CA and some guests from even further. From the start, Josh and Dvetta had a beautiful and intimate wedding day in mind. When they booked with me, they knew that they would be staying at the stunning Fess Parker Double Tree right across the street from the crashing Pacific waves. They were talking about getting married there, but wanted my opinion since I know Califo
I was so thrilled when Brian and Annie asked me if I could also photograph their Keystone Ranch Hayride Rehearsal Dinner. Their families came from all over the country to attend their wedding, so Brian and Annie had a very large group for their rehearsal dinner. We took a hayride with gorgeous and sweet horses up to Keystone's Original Homestead through Soda Creek Valley. My assistant Jen and I took the hayride up with them and photographed everyone having a blast drinking, d
So lets start by talking about emotion.
I've photographed well over 100 weddings and I think Teo was one of the most sincerely loving grooms I have ever seen. He was so genuinely lost in the moment during their vows and so very full of joy. Even with his rugged and manly exterior, he let his emotions overcome him and get lost in the moment. That is something I don't see often, even with the high amount of weddings I have been a part of. I've seen a few grooms tear up and qui
These gorgeous photos were taken on Teo + Leslie's private ranch in Evergreen!
This bridal session features the bride, the groom, a custom made wedding dress, horses, a pond and the beautiful Colorado landscapes that make this state famous #weddingphotographer #coloradospringssecretproposalphotographer #denverweddingphotography #denverweddingphotographer #denverwedding #downtowndenverwedding #coloradowedding #coloradospringswedding #coloradospringsweddingphotographer #colora
Kevin and Tessa's gorgeous Summer Solstice wedding took place at Dry Gulch in Breckenridge, CO high on the mountainside with the beautiful peaks in the distance! This was one of our very favorite weddings... so we shared a LOT of photos here! We hope you enjoy them! A huge thank you to the wonderful Christine Ashburn our wonderful event planner from THE SOIRÉE STUDIO! Christine goes above and beyond to take care of her clients! Loved working with her! Venue - Dry Gulch, Breck
Patrick and Sam were married the end of July at the Wedgewood Black Forest (formerly the Pinery Colorado Springs). They flew all the way from their new home in Switzerland to their old home of Colorado to get married with their friends and family present! As you can see by their sweet demeanor and affection, they are really awesome people... so they even had some friends come to their wedding from locations all over the world including some from Europe and South America! Thei
Dan graduated from the USAFA just a few days before their wedding! They timed it so that their family would be able to be in town for both, so it was a very busy couple of days for Dan and Janelle! They were married at Farish Recreational Area which is on US Air Force Academy land in Woodland Park, CO! Which has the most beautiful view of Pikes Peak! After their amazing Ceremony and some bridal portraits on Farish, we headed to Garden of the Gods to take some more couple port
Mike and Kelly are both graduates of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Since they are both pilots, they decided that aviation themed details couldn't be more perfect! They were married at the absolutely stunning Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park, Colorado... just down the street from the famous Rocky Mountain National Park! The Della Terra Mountain Chateau has a beautiful outdoor ceremony location where we even had a few deer visit us right bef
We had such a fantastic time in California when we visited a little while back and I was just thrilled to book such a wonderful couple while we were visiting! Chris and Nikki are your typical southern California surfers. They love the ocean, the sun and the sand and their amazing chemistry made for some fabulous photos! This session is something that I have wanted to do since I started my business almost 5 years ago and it is even better than I had dreamed! They say that the
First of all, lets get this all straight so you guys know who I am talking about! Jordan is the handsome guy in this session and Jordyn is the gorgeous lady! So anyway, I did Jordan's senior portraits a while back and I was ecstatic when he contacted me several months ago to set up this surprise engagement session. He is in the Navy and was coming back for leave before his big move to Spain, where he was being stationed. He told Jordyn that he wanted to take some nice photos
We love getting fabulous emails telling us how awesome we are! Lol! It was such a wonderful email to come home to after our little getaway to Southern California! We can't wait to hang that one up in our office! Here is a little bit about the selection process from Two Bright Lights - "The 2014 Two Bright Lights Editors' Choice Awards is a signature program that recognizes photographers and vendors within the Two Bright Lights community whose number of published features in 2