Ok first off.. Kristen and Mike are total badasses. I have to start off with that. They’re both pilots in the Air Force and fly planes literally on opposite sides of the country from each other. Kristen lives in NM and Mike in NC. The distance totally sucks, and yet they make it work, again, like badasses. But really.. they are just one super awesome couple and an extremely inspiring one at that.
Their wedding day at Winter Park Resort started off at the base of the mountain with them getting ready. It was rainy, but not too rainy. I’ll be honest… I love rainy weddings. The clouds make for beautiful photos. I truly think rain on your wedding day is good luck. Once we did the first look it was all the feels. Watching them interact on the wedding day was so sweet. They were also down for all the ideas when it came to photos and suggestions. It was amazing.
From the moment we arrived to start capturing their day, we were laughing and enjoying all of the moments. Just having so much fun. That is by far the best way to start the day off. And by the end of it, the clouds broke and the sun came out. We ended up with clear skies making it possible for us to capture some portraits underneath the starts before we left.
Sunspot Lodge at Winter Park Resort is a beautiful spot to get married at. The views are incredible. And everywhere you look there is a good photo-op. Not to mention the lodge itself makes you feel like you’re on top of the world as it sits directly on top of the mountain. Its a location where you and all of your guests have to take the ski lift to get to it. And I can’t say enough good things about the staff there at Sunspot. They were amazing to work with. Pretty rad spot for a wedding if you ask me!