As part of a special styled wedding shoot I took Hannah and Taylor downtown for some wedding portraits at Denver’s Union Station. 

I began my wedding photography business in Washington D.C. and N.Y.C. and it was so fun to be back in an urban setting. I love mountain weddings, but there is something special and electric about being in the city. 

Please see the full wedding photo shoot here, at SPACE Gallery.

Thank you so much to this wonderful team:
Venue: Space Gallery
Photographer: Jessica Schmitt Photography
Planner: A Bride’s Best Mate
Floral Design: Hutson Floral Design
Beauty: Skin Work Studio
Dress: Vow’d Weddings
Cake: Sweet Ride Bakeshop
Stationery: Chirps and Cricket
Rentals: Allwell Rents Denver
Bride: Hannah
Groom: Taylor

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SPACE Gallery is an art gallery and premiere event venue located in the Santa Fe Arts District of Denver, Colorado–the perfect place for a modern bride and groom.

Alison Amy of A Bride’s Best Mate, Chuck Hutson of Hutson Floral Design and I dreamed up this art gallery wedding inspiration. We were inspired by the space, the artwork and a chic city style with pops of color. Along with the creative talents of Chirp’s and Cricket Paper Design, Sweet Ride Bakeshop, Vow’d Wedding Dress, Skin Works Studio and Allwell Rents, the style came together so beautifully.  

Special thanks to SPACE Gallery and the artists currently on exhibit: Rebecca Rutstein, Ramón Bonilla, Frank T. Martinez and Joshua Enck. A big thank you also goes to our couple, recently married Hannah and Taylor. Congratulations on your wedding this past summer!

I have loved visiting art galleries since I was a little girl going to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. with my mom. It was such a joy to shoot in this beautiful gallery filled with interesting pieces.

It was pretty amazing to see how Chuck pulled the colors out of the artwork to create this gorgeous bouquet.

More photos of this couple and a trip to downtown Denver and Union Station coming soon!

Thank you so much to this wonderful team:
Venue: Space Gallery
Photographer: Jessica Schmitt Photography
Planner: A Bride’s Best Mate
Floral Design: Hutson Floral Design
Beauty: Skin Work Studio
Dress: Vow’d Weddings
Cake: Sweet Ride Bakeshop
Stationery: Chirps and Cricket
Rentals: Allwell Rents Denver
Bride: Hannah
Groom: Taylor

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Alix and Alex celebrated their anniversary in a part of Denver that means so much to them, in their neighborhood, the RiNo Art District.

Alix shares, “Alex and I have been together for 10 years and this is our 3rd wedding anniversary! We were supposed to go to Europe for this anniversary but COVID happened so we made some lemonade out of lemons. We just got back from a week and a half long national parks trip! We hit up Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Canyonlands and Arches National Park. We hardly had any cell service the entire time and it was so nice to unplug, just the two of us!

Even though we’ve only really seen each other during this quarantine time, it was awesome to spend time with each other with no other distractions and block out the worries of the year. Alex and I loved the trip so much, we are already planning another road trip for next year! We would like to explore some more national parks in Utah.”

Alex continues, “Alex and I moved to Denver a little over 3 years ago and RiNo has been our home ever since! Alex and I were both born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. We didn’t know anything about Denver when we were moving here. We stumbled upon RiNo and it just felt like “us.” We’ve loved seeing the artwork change over the years and watch the neighborhood grow! We decided during COVID that we needed more space than our apartment and moved into a home. We will miss being walking distance from all the coffee shops, breweries, artwork and epic food! But thankfully we’re just a short drive away.

Stem Cider has been a favorite of ours. It was one of our favorites when we moved here, but we’ve developed a love for it even more as I’ve had to go gluten free about a year ago. “

Happy anniversary, you two!

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The bride and groom were married on a beautiful summer day at a lake home they rented in Colorado. Like so many couples this year, their plans changed, but they were able to make the most of it! Their immediate families joined them in their celebration.

First look!

After the first look, we went to the nearby Roxborough State Park for portraits. Roxborough State Park is full of incredible rock formations giving it the nickname, “Denver’s Garden of the Gods.”

After walking through the Fountain Valley Overlook area, we headed back to the house for the ceremony.

The family all worked together to decorate the yard with white flowers and eucalyptus, lanterns and special touches.

The bride’s brother performed the ceremony.

A new kind of family portrait.

The bride shares, “Our original wedding plan was a more traditional weekend at a hotel with many more friends and family, but we ended up having a small backyard ceremony at an Airbnb with just our immediate families and grandparents, which allowed us to have a lot of family time during the week. It was nice to be together after not seeing everyone for so long (#2020).

We chose to DIY all of the flower arrangements and ceremony/reception set-up. Our families helped us with the prep work the day before to turn the Airbnb into a beautiful wedding venue. We are so grateful for all of their help!

The day was filled with lots of love (and good food). One of our favorite moments was when our siblings surprised us with a family game show that they had organized with our extended family. It was a special way to include our whole family on our wedding day, and it was a lot of fun.”

The couple shared their first dance to Van Morrison’s Moondance.

The couple has ties to Pittsburgh and one of the family favorite’s is Prantl’s Bakery’s burnt almond torte, which they had delivered for the occasion.

I can attest it is delicious!

The bakery boasts, “The torte has been named the Best Cake in America by the Huffington Post, the Best of Weddings Cakes by the Knot in 2018, and the Best Cake In Pennsylvania by the Food Network in 2018 and continues to be a Pittsburgh tradition today.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Special thanks to the team:
Rentals: Butler Rents
Flowers: Moxie and DIY arrangements
Dress: Klienfeld’s
Bride’s Ring: Mineralogy
Groom’s Ring: LaserboyzDesigns
Dinner: 240 Union
Cake: Prantl’s Bakery
Photography: Jessica Schmitt Photography

Breckenridge wedding photography

Breckenridge, Colorado, is a beautiful mountain town in the Rocky Mountains. It’s best known for its skiing, Gold Rush history, and beautiful landscapes. It is such a perfect place to get married! Here, we met the bride and groom at a private estate.

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High Country Bride pulled together an amazing team to create a lovely summer wedding style featuring citrus touches. Chirps and Cricket created this hand-painted lemon invitation suite.

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First look!

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The ceremony was held in front of a beautiful floral ring.

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Time to say, “I do!”

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After the cake cutting, we took a short drive down to the lake for some sunset portraits.

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Want to know something crazy? This is a styled shoot, which means the wedding was created by the vendors for inspiration and promotion. This bride and groom are models and had never met before! Don’t they look so happy and in love? I’m so glad they could be a part of our photo shoot.

Special thanks to the team!
Planning: High Country Brides 
Photographers: Katie Fletcher Photography, Alex Jensen of Serendipity Studios, Jessica Schmitt Photography, Alexa Johnson of Broken Antler Photography
HMUA- Tori Apodaca, Bronze and Beautiful
Dress – Marie Margot Couture
Bride – Kiera McIntosh
Groom – Kasper
Bartending/Arch Rental – Alegre Weddings and Events
Florals/Signs – Wild and Yarrow
Cake – Afternoon Delight Bakery
Invitation Suite – Chirps and Cricket

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