I fell in love with Deer Creek Valley Ranch the first time I saw it. At the time, I didn’t even know it was a wedding venue. I was just driving through Conifer and saw it. I even stopped my car and took a picture, it was just before sunset and the ranch looked absolutely stunning.
Prior to this shoot, I had visited the ranch once, an official visit with Deer Creek Valley Ranch’s coordinator Sarah (she’s such a sweetheart!). As a venue, I loved everything about it. The big open fields, the numerous ceremony options and the one thing that really caught my eye, the canoe on the little pond right behind the gazebo. I asked Sarah if she had seen any brides use the canoe and at that point, none had. I laughed, knowing that my brides would totally get into that canoe.
A few months and ideas later, I was back at the ranch with Rebecca Taylor and Jonny Mize ( a real couple, btw) to do a Styled Shoot. My theme – romance in a canoe.
Rebecca and Jonny were great to work with, playful and in love. Turns out they also love being on the water, red wine and laughing. Here they are on their romantic “date”.