A beautiful printed wedding album is like the gorgeous topper on the wedding cake–completing your wedding photography experience. Investing in an album is an important part of the wedding process. Long after the vows have been said and the champagne has been poured, you’ll still have your wedding photographs to hold and enjoy for a lifetime.

Not only does the album preserve your memories, but it becomes a piece of art on your bookshelf or coffee table and it will become a family heirloom you’ll pass down for generations. 

If you don’t plan on getting a wedding album, how will you continue to enjoy your photos over the years?

I work with each couple to select the perfect photos to tell the story of your day and completely custom design the album based on your wedding and your input. 

The album can be created with a linen cover or a leather cover in many different color options. The linen album is a light, textured, animal-friendly option. The linens highlight the true hand-made nature of the books. The leather features 100% natural leathers selected for their grains, texture, strength, and quality.

Anna and Jim’s album features the linen album in the color pebble.

Lauren and Cyrus’s album features the leather album in the color creama with pages in Fuji Crystal Deep Matte Paper.

Contact me today to find out more about these beautiful, custom designed albums.

Watch a video of the albums on my instagram page.

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Beth and Alex were married at the Red Barn Picnic Area in Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

Wedding Golden Gate Canyon Park, Red Barn picnic
Wedding Golden Gate Canyon Park, Red Barn picnic
Wedding Golden Gate Canyon Park, Red Barn picnic
Wedding Golden Gate Canyon Park, Red Barn picnic
Wedding Golden Gate Canyon Park, Red Barn picnic

The father of the bride created an arch for the ceremony with the couple’s initials.

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Wedding Golden Gate Canyon Park, Red Barn picnic, aspen grove

The ceremony took place in a beautiful aspen grove filled with flowers from the bride’s mother’s garden.

The ceremony was performed by Beth’s twin sister.

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Beth shares, “We wanted our wedding to feel more like an intimate group event versus an event centered around us. We both also love being out in nature and do not tend toward extravagance so we knew that a campground in Golden Gate Canyon State Park would be perfect for us. Our favorite moments of the day were when our friends and families commented on how much they enjoyed the venue and the natural aspects such as the s’mores fire pit, custom-made marshmallow roasting sticks, and the aspen grove where we said our vows.”

Beth’s mom joined in the father/daughter dance and it was so sweet!

Congratulations Beth and Alex!

Special thanks to the team:
Venue: Red Barn, Golden Gate Canyon Park
Caterer: Basic Kneads Pizza
Cake: Beth
Cake Topper: Etsy’s HedgehogAndBeyond + Beth’s mom for the banner
Florist: Bride’s family
Makeup: Keegan Hisley – Simple Pretty Artistry
Hair: Harmony Kilgore – Baseline Hair
Bride’s Dress: BHLDN
Photographer: Jessica Schmitt Photography

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Suzie and Brandon were married at Brittany Hill on a beautiful summer day.

Suzie shares, “At the time Brandon had begun thinking about proposing, I was working for a company that provided vaccines and testing for the state of Colorado. I was working 80-hour weeks and ruining every grand proposal plan Brandon came up with. Brandon says that on the morning he proposed, he just realized he couldn’t live without me and didn’t want to wait any longer for that “perfect moment.”

He got down on one knee by my bedside early in the morning. I had barely woken up. My hair was a mess. I still had morning breath. Not even coffee in hand yet! Note to everyone: I am not a morning person. My first response went something along the lines of “Are you serious right now?” Brandon gave a nervous chuckle and pressed on for an answer. I knew at that moment how much he loved me to face the wrath of waking me early for a question he was dying to know the answer. I said yes, and the rest is history.”

The bride’s family created a beautiful display to share with their guests at they entered the venue. The Sofreh Ahgd is a Persian wedding tradition that includes many symbols of happiness for the couple, including fruit for a joyous future, candles for energy and clarity, and honey for the sweetness of the union.

Suzie and Brandon shared their first dance to Lucky by Jason Mraz.

Congratulations Suzie and Brandon!

Special thanks to the team:
Venue: Wedgewood Wedding at Brittany Hill
Cake: The Dessert Stand
Florist: Bitterroot Studio
Makeup: Nicole Ferdows
Hair: Angela Bernard
Rings: Mark’s Diamonds
Bride’s Dress: a&be Bridal Shop
Photographer: Jessica Schmitt Photography

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Kate and Justin started off their wedding day with a first look at Red Rocks and then they did something really unique–they shared their vows. This private exchange of vows made for an emotional and calming start to the day. They were able to be in the moment and laugh and cry, without the nerves of being in front of so many people.

After they shared their vows, we spent some time taking portraits all around the beautiful rock formations.

The ceremony took place at the Coyote Crossing Pavilion in Bear Creek Lake Park.

Kate shares, “For our day, we wanted it to be a simple summer picnic with warm weather, good food, fun music, and even better company, and that is exactly what we got. It was a wonderful, beautiful day!

There were many things we were worried about, but everything fell into place because of our hard work planning and the incredible effort from our loved ones. We cannot thank our family and friends enough who helped set up, clean up, and fully enjoy the day with us. They were an integral part of the day going smoothly and our hearts are completely overflowing with gratitude. We feel so lucky and so loved and it’s a feeling that is very hard to describe in full.

With a pure outdoor wedding, weather, especially the heat, was a concern, but we hoped for the best and planned for the worst. In the end, it was perfect with cycles of clouds and sun, just a hint of rain to cool us down, and one of the most gorgeous baby blue evenings we’ve ever seen. One of the epic moments of the day was our first look where, right as we saw each other, the sky let just a few big raindrops fall. It lasted for literally 10 seconds and it felt like our family and friends from above were there crying tears of joy with us. We will never forget that.

The ceremony was surprisingly one of the most fun parts of the day. We thought it was going to be a nervous performance and something to just get through but it was actually fun! The first look and sharing our vows in private beforehand really helped get the nerves out so I highly recommend that to everyone. Our best friend (who has a theater degree and a great sense of humor) married us and totally nailed the ceremony. It was so personalized, everyone was laughing and crying, and I remember thinking to myself, “I cannot physically smile any bigger.” It was a perfect representation of us, our love, and our happiness, and was just an incredible experience.

And, my goodness, the reception after! Justin had an awesome surprise guitar performance with the band playing Lenny by Stevie Ray Vaughan and, one of my favorites, Slow Dancing in a Burning Room by John Mayer that blew everyone away. If you get a chance, try to have dinner alone with your new spouse. We took 15 minutes away from the crowd to eat dinner together in private and it was one of the best decisions we made for the day. We were able to take a breath and absorb the day for just a moment. We will always remember the view of the mountains in the evening light, the feeling of the warm air, the taste of our yummy dinner, the sound of our guests chatting, music playing, and cars from Bandimere racing. At one point we just looked at each other and said, “Holy crap, this is amazing.”

In the end, the day was filled with details that built up a beautiful symbol of our relationship. From the memorable first look at Red Rocks, the laughter-filled ceremony, Justin’s awesome guitar performance, the tasty food, and the incredible people, it was just a wonderful, beautiful day!”

Congratulations Kate and Justin!

Special thanks to the team:
Venue: Coyote Crossing Pavilion at Bear Creek Lake Park
Catering: McDevitt Taco Supply
Cupcakes: The Dessert Stand
Band: The Blue Ribbon Band
Florist: Sola Wood Flowers
Rings: Etsy, Ashlyn at FYM Jewelry Design, Tungsten Rings Studio
Bride’s Dress: Brilliant Bridal, Denver
Bride’s Shoes: Converse
Weekend Getaway: Juniper Mountain House in Evergreen
Photography: Jessica Schmitt Photography
Note from the bride: Every vendor was professional and welcoming from the beginning. Good vendors are so important for the day to be successful and we HIGHLY recommend all of these folks (especially Jess 🙂 ). They were fantastic.

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Thank you so much to all of the wonderful couples who wrote such lovely reviews! Working with you and celebrating with you makes me so, so happy!

I’m thrilled to announce that my business has won these Best of Weddings Awards, which honor the top wedding vendors across America.

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Jessica Schmitt Photography has been selected as a 2022 ­­winner of The Knot Best of Weddings and The WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards, accolades representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests.

This year, five percent of hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals listed on The Knot received this distinguished award.

To determine the winners, The Knot analyzed its millions of user reviews across various vendor categories to find the highest rated vendors of the year. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that engaged couples should consider booking for their own unique weddings.

Please check out my reviews at the knot and weddingwire and this glowing review from a happy bride, married in August of 2021, “Great eye, attention to detail, and turnaround time. For our engagement photos Jessica was extremely accomodating with our time and location requests. At the wedding she and her assistant worked their way through all the standard photos while creatively incorporating the light and venue into a number of non-traditional shots. They were able to capture the feel and energy of the event without being intrusive. Turnaround time was extremely fast and we couldn’t be happier with the end results.”

In 2021, I photographed some gorgeous weddings, including:

Anna and Jim at Shupe Homestead
Lauren and Cyrus in Napa Valley, California
Sarah and Zach at the Cherokee Ranch and Castle
Dillon and Whitney, Elopement at Rocky Mountain National Park, Bear Lake
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And some beautiful engagement sessions at Garden of the Gods and Red Rocks and among the cherry blossoms and aspen trees.

Contact me about your wedding at www.jessicaschmitt.com

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