Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding Styled Shoot – A Canoe and Red Wine

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”. 

Bride and Groom at Deer Creek Valley Ranch
Rebecca and Jonny out on the canoe at Deer Creek Valley Ranch

Hair and Make up by KimJ Beauty and Brandy M Rich

Amazing work by BeDazzled Beauty (hair) and Brandy M. Rich (make-up)!

Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding Pictures of Bride

Check out this amazing back drop at Deer Creek Valley Ranch.

Wedding Bouquet by Denver Florist Amore Fiori

And this beautiful bouquet created by the very talented Amore Fiori.

Wedding Pictures by Rayna McGinnis in Pine, Colorado

Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding Photography on the Lake

Wedding Photography by Rayna McGinnis

The adorable Rebecca Taylor and Jonny Mize.

Wedding Photography at Deer Creek Valley Ranch

Bride at Deer Creek Valley Ranch with a bouquet and bottle of wine

Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding Photography of Bride and Groom

Deer Creek Valley Ranch Styled Shoot
Rebecca and Jonny skipping through Deer Creek Valley Ranch.


Colorado Wedding Photographer: Rayna McGinnis Photography – Arvada, Colorado

Wedding Venue: Deer Creek Valley Ranch – Conifer, Colorado

Hair: Kim Jundt of BeDazzled Beauty – Denver, Colorado

Make Up: Brandy M. Rich – Make Up Artist – Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Wedding Bouquet: Amore Fiori – Stapleton, Colorado

Models: Rebecca Taylor and Jonny Mize

Special thanks to Anne Hebert of Colorado Aisle for arranging the wedding bouquet and Veronica Davis of Mile High Celebrations for providing the wedding dress.