Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding | Kristin + Ben

Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding Photos | Ben + Kristin | Haley Allen Photography | Colorado Fall Wedding | Colorado Mountain Wedding Photography

Ben & Kristin married in a beautiful Deer Creek Valley Ranch wedding last fall. The ranch is the epitome of Colorado’s beauty with it’s rustic barn and gorgeous meadow ceremony spot as Mt Evans looks on from a distance. Even more in the fall with the aspens changing.

When I met with Kristin & Ben the first time, it was a chilly night in Denver. We huddled around a table at one of my favorite go-to spots, Highland Cork & Coffee, and chatted over drinks. I love hearing how my couples met and their story was definitely one I’ll never forget. They met on Tinder – not particularly notorious for matching you with your spouse. For their first date, they went on a hike and I remember the certainty in Ben’s words of how he described that date, “This was it. There was no one else.” We talked about what they wanted in their wedding photography and they described my work and approach back in a way that I knew they were my people – they just got me.

Once I arrived for the wedding day, they were every bit as warm & fun as I remembered from our initial meeting. And that’s exactly how I would describe their wedding….

Vendor List

Venue – Deer Creek Valley Ranch
Makeup – Annie – Fleur Salon
Hair – Annie – Fleur Salon
Florist – Olive & Poppy
Planner – Melanie Jannicelli of Kimberly Rose Events
Ice Cream Sandwiches – Peteybird Ice Cream
Caterer – Occasions
DJ – A Music Plus
Photography – Haley Allen Photography

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Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding

Let me just say a few things I know about Kristin – she’s an accomplished triathlete and outdoor enthusiast …AND an incredible baker. Much to my delight, she had caught wind of my sweet tooth and presented me with homemade “thank you” cupcakes on the wedding day. I have no idea where she found the time to do such a thoughtful thing the week of her wedding, but they were delicious!

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Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding Photos
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding Photography
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Bailey Colorado Wedding Photos
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Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding

In trying to plan a Colorado fall wedding, Kristin & Ben were hoping to catch the peak of the aspens turning. And that they did! The aspen trees gave us a range of green to yellow to even that burnt marigold.

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Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding

Last time I photographed a Deer creek Valley Ranch wedding, the rain began right as the ceremony was scheduled to start. Everyone huddled under the covered bridge. This time the rain clouds held off until right after the ceremony. We all huddled under the covered bridge once again and we were concerned we’d need to move the family photos but I had faith it would pass and it did! And thank goodness because look at this happy couple with those aspens!

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Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding

Every time I get excited when toasts begin because sometimes I get to hear the “dirt” on my couple. haha. And their toasters surely brought it – had us all in tears from laughter! Afterwards we headed to the patio for their first dance followed by ice cream sandwiches for dessert and a glow stick party.

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Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Wedding

Most importantly, these two will be welcoming their baby girl later this year! Congrats all around Kristin & Ben! It was a pleasure to be part of your day!

And thank you so much to my amazing second shooter Kyla Fear for working with me that day!

  • Lindsay A Tullar said:

    Oh my!! The colors in these images. the backdrop. ughhhh i am literally drooling over how beautiful these are

  • Haley these are so gorgeous! I love their yellow and blue wedding colors too. So pretty!

  • Cara said:

    Holy moly! Those colors are to die for. Seriously such a gorgeous wedding that you captured perfectly with one beautiful couple.

  • Bianca said:

    Oh these are gorgeous. Love all the colors!! And that last picture!!!♡♡

  • These are so lovely! Your detail shots are so artistic and beautifully done. That window light is to die for. Beautiful work as always, Haley!

  • I drove by this place yesterday and was wondering how it photographed because I've heard of it. Now I know :). Great work! Love the aspens and color in general. Looks like such a fun spot and a fun couple!

  • Julie said:

    The fall colors are amazing! Love all the beautiful moments you captured.

  • Justyna said:

    What a beautiful set of memories!!! So in love with the Aspens and gorgeous colors!

  • Erica said:

    Love this fall wedding! Looks like a fun couple and location.

  • Jackie said:

    I love this venue, what a beautiful wedding! Beautifully captured!

  • Taylor Fisher said:

    BEAUTIFUL, Haley! Love your use of light in that window and the colors are just stunning. Amazing job.

  • These are easily some of the most beautiful ceremony images I've ever seen. You used all of the day's lighting so beautifully! incredible images.

  • Larissa said:

    These are gorgeous details and so many special moments! The lighting is so perfect!!

  • Amanda Tipton said:

    Beautiful colors! I love how you lit the couple during the reception at their table- that's no small feat under the stairs there!