Animas Valley Sleeping Beauty Ranch Wedding Photography

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Anna and Matt’s wedding was incredible. One of the many things that made it so incredible was how excited these two were to marry each other. I’ve spoken to a few of their friends and we all agree; we haven’t seen anyone else as excited about marrying their best friend as these two. They couldn’t wait and their excitement was contagious. We got our first glimpse of how much they love each other when we photographed their engagement portraits. We had a blast together and I could tell their wedding would be even more fun. And it was.

Another thing that made this wedding more special to me was that the beautiful bride, Anna, is the daughter of my high school photography teacher, “Mr. Edwards”. I felt so honored to be photographing the daughter of the teacher that started my career. I fell in love with photography in his high school photography course and haven’t looked back since. Then, 10  years after I took that first class, there I was photographing his daughter’s wedding!

We’ll be blogging more than one blog post for this wedding so make sure to check out the other links below to see more! In this post, I’ll share a few of my favorite portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Aleska. We were lucky enough to get to photograph them again for a Day After Session, so some of these portraits are from that session. Thanks to Christy for letting us come use Animas Valley Sleeping Beauty Ranch again the day after the wedding! And thanks to April’s Garden for making such a beautiful bouquet that looked just as good the day after the wedding as it did during the wedding! I hope you love these few of my faves!

To see more from this wedding, click the links below:

The Ceremony (this post includes images of the ceremony that made Anna and Matt husband and wife)

The Details (this post includes images of some of the details that went into making Anna and Matt’s wedding so incredible and so much fun)

The Reception (this post includes images of the fun wedding reception, including the choreographed dances!)

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