Two wonderful humans married at Peanut Lake with one of the most beautiful views in Crested Butte, Colorado.

The story of Chris and Carolyn’s love is close to my heart because their love is genuine, their hearts so big, and both full of adventure. They met each other at the base of Mather Pass high in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. They instantly became friends and hiked over 1,000 miles together. Their adventures have taken them from Connecticut to the wilderness of Montana all the way  to the bottom of the world at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Following the second season “on ice” they faced their hardest challenge, the world’s longest long distance relationship with Carolyn staying the winter in Antarctica and Chris in Pennsylvania.  The seven months apart ended when Chris proposed to Carolyn at the arrivals terminal of Denver International Airport.

Surrounded by their immediate family who traveled across the country to witness their love for one of the most genuine ceremonies I have witnessed. Thank you Chris and Carolyn for allowing Brent and I to photograph your beautiful celebration. <3

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What a beautiful story! I love the tilt-shift photos, too 🙂

Thank you Erica.

What a beautiful wedding! Crested Butte is one of my favorite places in Colorado and you captured the essence of it wonderfully.

Gwen,
These photos are amazing. Great job on these. Some truly great inspiration!

Thank you, Andrew!! You still in for September?

Absolutely! I’ll be looking at these all the time until then 😉

Fantastic! Wonderful! words fail to properly express the amazingness of these photos. It’s a joy to see these two incredibly awesome people in such a happy moment. double thanks to them for allowing you to take part, and to you for sharing with the extended/remote world.

Thanks for checking it out Alex!! 🙂 I am so grateful they had me there to document their day.

That is seriously one of the best couple stories I’ve ever heard. And your work is ahhhhmazing! Seriously, you need to show off your stunning images more!

They have a great story and seriously they are a couple of wonderful humans.

Ah, what a fairytale love story! You captured it beautifully.

Thank you so much! 🙂

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