Tom and I first met with Katie and Gabe at a Starbucks to discuss their upcoming engagement shoot; they had won a complimentary Milestone Imaging Engagement Session at the Rocky Mountain Bridal Show. Katie's personality was funny and animated (we think she should become a stand up comedienne!) whereas Gabe's was calm and collected. They were very different but it was obvious that they absolutely adored and complimented each other perfectly.
We did their engagement photography session at Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison. We couldn't help but notice Katie's bright green car and her Kermit the Frog backpack (more evidence of her wonderful yet quirky personality). After having a great shoot, we hiked back down to the Dinosaur Museum where we parked, only to find the museum parking lot closed and gated... with our cars locked in! After a few brief moments of panic, we found notes on our windshields telling us the gate was not actually locked. That became the joke for all of our meetings that followed.
Fast forward to their October 21, 2016 wedding at The Barn at Raccoon Creek, in Littleton, Colorado. We had the best Colorado fall weather imaginable. As soon at I met Katie's family, I could see where she got her amazing wit and sense of humor! Katie and Gabe's families and friends were warm and welcoming and we had such a great time with this wonderful group of people! See for yourself in the photos below!
For brides considering The Barn at Raccoon Creek for their wedding venue, we highly recommend it. It has a spacious beautifully decorated bridal suite with amazing light, a gorgeous outdoor ceremony site surrounded by the green grass of the golf course and huge trees. There is also a "signature" hole on the golf course for creative portraits of the bride and groom, and a rustic barn which opens to a beautiful patio area for indoor/outdoor receptions. We'd like to give a shout out to DJ Connection; as always, they did an amazing job and we always love working with them. Officiant was Lin Cressey, of Colorado Ceremonies and Celebrations, who was wonderful! ~ Lucy
No Wedding is Complete without Kermit!Kermit showed up to help Katie in the bridal suite at The Barn at Raccoon Creek.
Almost Ready!Katie and her mom help each other in the bridal suite.
Hanging out with the boys!The groom's quarters at The Barn at Raccoon Creek is a great place for the guys to hang out. Hamming It Up with the Girls!Katie entertains her bridesmaids in bridal suite at The Barn at Raccoon Creek.
Katie and her BridesmaidsEveryone is dressed and ready in the bridal suite at The Barn at Raccoon Creek Anxiously Awaiting Great light is a wedding photographer's dream. Although she is tucked away, Katie can see all of her guests arriving.
A Great Moment for Mom and Dad!Raising a daughter from and infant to her wedding day is cause for celebration! Showtime!Gabe finally sees Katie for the first time on their wedding day!
A Sunny CeremonyLate day sun shine on Katie and Gabe's wedding ceremony. So beautiful!
Happy Wedding VowsWe loved the emotion of this moment! Tears of joy always make for great photos. Fall Wedding Ceremony at Raccoon CreekThe golf course is just beyond the fence from the ceremony site at The Barn at Raccoon Creek. View of ceremony and barn beyond.The Barn at Raccoon Creek gives photographers lots of great angles to shoot the ceremony! Fall Wedding in Littleton ColoradoLate day warm sunshine and great fall color!
Happy Newlyweds!The moment when the bride and groom exit the ceremony always makes for a happy and relieved couple at The Barn at Raccoon Creek, in Littleton, Colorado.
Newlyweds at Raccoon Creek!A happy newlywed couple poses next to the water at Raccoon Creek Course, Littleton, Colorado. Thank you Lisa for driving us out there. ReflectionsAlthough some geese just exited the water, we still had a reflection through the ripples; shot after Katie and Gabe's wedding at The Barn at Raccoon Creek, Littleton,Colorado Fun Bridal PartyThis was quite an animated group at The Barn at Raccoon Creek in Littleton, Colorado.
Fall Bridal Party Along the FenceThe fallen leaves on the ground adds such a cool look! It's Party TimeLeave it to the bridal party to make cut out faces of the bride and groom!
Bride and Groom Share a First DanceThe happy couple celebrate their first dance at The Barn at Raccoon Creek
Then and Now; Daddy's Little GirlKatie noticed the similarity between an early photo with her dad and the dancing shot we took. Moments like this are why we love what we do!
Parent DancesWe love parent dances, one of the best parts of the day!
Wedding Cake and Open Bar!Katie and Gabe thought of everything! This sign is awesome! The VicunaThe doe-eyed vicuna, described as the Bambi of the camelid family, is a close relative of the llama and alpaca and lives at altitudes of up to 18,000ft.
Vicuna TossAll the single ladies gathered to catch the stuffed "vicuna".
Garter TossPerfect toss of the garter to a lucky single guy. A Bubbly Send OffThe perfect end to a perfect day! The happy newlyweds exit through bubbles at The Barn at Raccoon Creek, Littleton, Colorado
Milestone Imaging is a husband and wife team who strives to provide their clients with the best wedding photography, engagement photography, and high school senior photography, in the Denver, Colorado metro area. We consider anywhere in Colorado, to be home, and have proudly photographed clients in Aspen, Breckenridge, Vail, Steamboat Springs, Winter Park, as well as the front range cities of Fort Collins, Loveland, Lyons, Boulder, Evergreen, Pine, Conifer, Larkspur, Colorado Springs and downtown Denver.