Michael and Michelle | Cherokee Ranch and Castle | Denver Wedding Photographer

August 26, 2015

The Cherokee Ranch and Castle will make you pull back and lose your breath for a minute when you first see it.  It honestly feels like you stepped into a real life fairy tale.  The gorgeous stonework, big tall windows, large paintings, metal armor, winding staircases, so many amazing details…it kind of feels as if time stood still and you just want to pause and take it all in.  Add in all the amazing details that Michelle and her Mom and several of her friends helped in making this wedding come together.  Details like their family crests on cocktail napkins, or the scrolls they made with their ceremony details.  At the reception they had a stunning cake, gorgeous floral work, antlers, and candle light…little tiny bees and honey sticks adorned several tables.  So personal and so well thought out.  This was a wedding that people will remember and talk about.

As Michelle arrived with her bridesmaids she gave me the biggest hug and said, “can you believe its here?!”  Haha, her excitement, happiness, infectious smiles are one of the things that stands out to me about her.  Not only that but all through out the day, she would be asking if she could help people with anything, or she would randomly be giving out hugs…Michelle loves people in such a beautiful way.  She is a stunning woman for sure on the outside…but its outshone by who she is as a person.   And her family and friends all would say the same thing.  But when Michael talks about her…you know she is treasured, adored and will be so loved.   All through out the portraits…WOW, isn’t my wife stunning.  Helping her with her dress, randomly kissing her or hugging her.  And Michael, his personality kind of sneaks up on you.  The calm and steady personality but with a sense of humor that takes you by surprise.  I love that about people I meet.  The hidden pieces of who people are that are revealed through out a day in working with them.  Not only that, I loved his interaction with his family.  And Michelle as well…this is what I love seeing in weddings.  The planning that all goes into place many months in advance but on the day…you just sit back and enjoy it.  Beautiful and such a gift that I get to photograph so many beautiful moments like that.

Michelle and Michael, it simply was an honor to be part of your wedding day.  To have laughed, dreamed and gotten to know you guys through out the year is a treasure!  Many blessings to you guys on your new marriage.

Photographers | Elizabeth Ann Photography and kreatid Photography and Design

Venue | Cherokee Ranch and Castle 

Florist | Lori Dries with Statice Floral 

Cake | Little London 

Cinematographers | Bumble Bee Films

DJ | Randy Rodriquez Productions 

Bridal Gown | Little White Dress | Justin Alexander

Bridesmaid gowns | Nordstorms | Donna Morgan

Groom and Groomsmen Attire | Tuxedo Junction | Ike Behar



  1. Taylor Fisher says:

    Love Cherokee Ranch. Love that couple. Love that light. LOVE your detail shots. What wasn’t perfect about this wedding?!

  2. Holly says:

    Wow, that location is insane! What a dream! Gorgeous couple and gorgeous images!

  3. Holy wow! It’s like a real life fairytale! I love everything about this wedding, and your use of light throughout the entire day is stunning. Beautiful, beautiful work Elizabeth. <3 <3

  4. Flor Blake says:

    Everything about this is breathtaking. Wow, your portraits, the first look, I freaking love your work on this, beautiful!!

  5. Pamela Tabb says:

    The light, The location your photos! WOWZA!

  6. Monet says:

    What a complete fairy-tale. The detail images were stunning…and then the black and whites (especially the one of them dancing…swoon.) I would want ALL of these hanging in my home. Gorgeous work.

  7. Deziree Dufresne says:

    You’re totally right, this is like a fairy tale dream come true! So gorgeous! And that light is YUMMY! Great work 🙂

  8. Melissa says:

    That venue is unreal! The entire wedding is so gorgeous.

  9. All of her wedding day details are stunning! Beautiful photos!

  10. Holy cow these photos — and this wedding — are MAGNIFICENT! Beautiful details, beautiful portraits, beautiful location — well done everyone!
    And congratulations to the happy couple!!

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  12. Jennie says:

    So many great locations to shoot and I’m in LOVE with their cake!!

  13. Erica Thompson Swantek says:

    Wow, everything about this wedding in breathtaking! From the beautiful venue, to the details to that gorgeous light! Love it!

  14. Julia Morgan says:

    Everything about this is so magical Elizabeth, beautiful work!!

  15. Savannah says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! As always! And that light… so beautiful. And what a beautiful couple – they look so happy.

  16. Crystal Stall says:

    I love everything about these! Most of all, I love the sunset light on the bride and groom!

  17. Lela Kieler says:

    Beautiful couple. You did an amazing job capturing the days events, and the lighting is spectacular!

  18. Amanda Tipton says:

    Beautiful, emotional captures!

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  20. Adena Rossiter says:

    Wow!! These are absolutely stunning!

  21. Willy says:

    Love love love all the backlit shots. And how hot is that groom? The shot of the groomsmen together, magazine worthy. Wonderful work.

  22. Jamie Kraus says:

    Beautiful. I love the antler placecards!

  23. Lexi Green says:

    Oh goodness I love this wedding! Your especially black and whites are stunning.

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