Brides maids snow
September 11, 2014

Winter Weddings and Warmth


I’m gonna be perfectly honest. We have never done a actual winter wedding. Yes we’ve shot weddings in the winter, spring and fall ceremonies were it snowed, but never a snow on the ground, bride-in-a-jacket, horse-drawn-sleigh, winter wedding.

foot prints in the snow

You know what I’m talking about, the ceremony on the top of Vail or Beaver Creek, the snowy secluded ranch setting in the mountains of Colorado, or Wild Basin Inn (near Estes Park) buried in snow.

We really want to shoot some for several reasons; First, we like working in the cold. We spent a large part of our newspaper careers shooting Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies, frigid football games, and snow features (that’s where an editor tells you to go find a snow photo). We know how to work in the elements and we love snow!

Second, we get bored in the winter. Its all marketing meetings, blogging and planning for the spring and summer wedding season. BORING!!! We want to shoot, we love to shoot, when our cameras sit in the bag for too long it feels like we’re neglecting them. Frankly any photographer would rather be shooting then doing all this business stuff.

Finally, and most importantly, the holiday season is a special time. The special warmth in peoples hearts is something that can only happen November through February. No matter how warm our summers are, winter just has a unique feeling all its own. We want to capture the feelings and emotion of winter weddings.

If you are thinking of a winter wedding or engagement give us a call. We’ll bring the hot chocolate, virgin or spiked your choice.

Bride and groom near mountain stream

Eric Bellamy
Wedding Photojournalist at Stark Bellamy Photography
Eric Bellamy is an award-winning photojournalist whose work has appeared on the likes of ESPNHS, the New York Times, Denver Post and more. He now focuses on editorial-style wedding photography and portraiture. He lives with his wife and children, and enjoys climbing rock and ice as well as sampling good wine and food in Northern Colorado.