WILD & FREE COLORADO BRIDAL SESSION
destination wedding photographer Christine Gosch
This was a project I’d been wanting to photograph for a long, long time. Destination bridal session, gorgeous gown, flowers, and accessories, and willing/ down to earth bride. My amazingly talented best friend Jess (who also did hair and makeup for this shoot) thought of the perfect location for this shoot. Something wild with a destination feel, but conveniently located near the Colorado Springs area. We woke up stupid early one morning and drove to the Paint Mines Interpretive Park in Colorado to catch the sunrise for the session. I knew if we were there in the middle of the day, we would get nothing but harsh shadows and intense light so it had to be either sunrise or sunset for the look we were going for. We had a blast traipsing in and out of these natural formations and exploring how gorgeous a destination bridal session in this park could be.
So excited to see Kelsey’s bridal session published on Rocky Mountain Bride!
Below is the article included in the publication
Colorado is one of my favorite places to photograph. My last bridal session was near Garden of the Gods with lots of warm tones (especially the signature oranges and reds of the park). Wanting a similar monotone setting, just heading in the opposite direction of saturation envisioning very little color, naturally brought our team to Paint Mines Interpretive Park in Calhan. The mostly white setting, the textured rocks, and interesting shapes were the main elements kept in mind whilst planning the other details of the shoot. The textured material of the Kate McDonald gown paired with an Erin Rhyne branch hair accessory + windswept hair and natural makeup by Joey Osgard kept things simple and organic. A handmade paper, letter-pressed invitation suite by Isidore & Augustine was the perfect way to set the tone for the upcoming understated and organic nuptials. The cherry on the top of the cake is a lush monotone bouquet by Erin Ashley Design. The light was perfect and we're so happy we were able to create a memorable & unique bridal session for a beautiful bride.
Thanks for reading, everyone. Have an awesome rest of your day!
Photographer: Christine Gosch | Hair + Makeup: Joey Osgard | Gown: Kate McDonald Bridal | Bridal hair accessory: Erin Rhyne | Flowers: Erin Ashley Design | Paper Goods: Isidore & Augustine | Boutique: Lovely Bride | Film lab: The FIND Lab