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    Hi there and welcome to the Becky Young Photography blog! I am a mountain loving photographer based in beautiful Colorado. I specialize in photographing elopements and intimate weddings for happy couples who love the great outdoors. Here you will find lots of photos from recent sessions, and a few landscape photos and from my adventures with my husband David! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Kate and Ryan enjoyed a beautiful engagement session along the shores of Lake Dillon in Summit County with Andrea the other day! We’ve had to reschedule multiple times due to the crazy mountain weather so it was so nice for them to finally get some sunshine and pretty clouds! The Lake Dillon area is so beautiful in the summer but it has been particularly beautiful this year with all the gorgeous wildflowers and lush greenery. Yay wildflowers! Can’t wait to see the images from Kate and Ryan’s wedding this fall in Glenwood Springs!

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Intimate wedding + Aspen = happy photographer!

I always try to explain why I love intimate weddings and elopements (like Mike and Rachael’s Aspen wedding) so much. Much of it has to do with working alongside like-minded people who love the wilderness, love Colorado, love each other so much that they can’t help but travel to Colorado and get married! Much of it has to do with the fact that I get to be surrounded by the woods, the mountain air, alpine lakes and mountains…my happy place. Combine to two together…beautiful people who love each other and the majestic Rocky Mountains, and you will not see me happier or more creatively alive. Love it!

When Rachael first emailed me, she said she had no doubt that she and I were kindred spirits. Even from a few hundred miles away, she felt a shared love for the outdoors come through my photos and just knew we were meant to work together! I couldn’t agree more! Rachael and Mike planned a beautiful intimate wedding at the Maroon Bells amphitheater in Aspen, Colorado. They opted for a morning ceremony with their closest family and friends, followed by a brunch reception at the Hotel Jerome in downtown Aspen. We had the best lighting, the best backdrop and lots of time to wander the fields and trails together! What a joy it was to get to know each other and spend a beautiful morning together celebrating!

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The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail is such a perfect backdrop for an elopement or wedding in Vail! I couldn’t believe what an oasis this was. The gardens are so incredibly serene and peaceful, you truly felt like it was your own private retreat. The flowers were in full bloom, explosions of color were everywhere! When you reserve the Alpine Gardens for your elopement ceremony or wedding, they completely close it off to all public access, giving you full access to all the waterfalls, ponds, benches and paths. I couldn’t have been more impressed!

Sonya and Greg chose to hold their ceremony in front of one of the beautiful waterfalls. I loved the reflective pond in front of them, what a gorgeous place to hold an intimate celebration! Just after their ceremony, the skies opened up and we spent the rest of our time dodging rain drops and enjoying the cool mountain air and fresh scent of rain together. Bliss!

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Some of you know that I had some health issues that sprang up last August out of nowhere. Things started to snowball and before I knew it, I was at UCLA meeting with 2 of the top neurosurgeons in the country talking about having a brain surgery. I am almost 4 months post-op now! It’s been a really long road, full of ups and downs, progress, setbacks, hope and ultimately…healing. I am so happy to say that I am really starting to feel like myself again. Slowly, I’ve gotten back into photography. Slowly, I’ve gotten back to my normal life.

For me, part of “normal life” is heading into the mountains to camp and hike. This weekend was the first time I really got back out into the wilderness and enjoyed some quality time in the fresh mountain air. It was glorious! David and I headed to the Flattops Wilderness, which is located a bit NW of Vail. We had never been to this part of Colorado and I’ve been dying to go, so we headed out for a simple one night camping trip. I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction back into the wilderness! We drank hot coffee in the cool mountain air, watched storms roll over the Flattops, fished, swung in our hammock, basked in wildflowers, had a great campfire and enjoyed a sky full of stars.

I am so looking forward to more of these weekends this summer and fall! I am going to try extra hard to document our adventures and post pretty photos to this little space of mine.:-)

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