Arapahoe Basin Wedding in the Mountains

There’s something wild about the high alpine regions of Colorado. Especially in the summer. Monsoon season always gives big, epic clouds and the threat of rain and thunder always looms at any time in the afternoon.

Kelsey and Cody and came from Nebraska, along with their friends & family, to say their vows amidst the alpine tundra and tall pine trees that make up the landscape above 11,000 ft in the Rocky Mountains. Arapahoe Basin is a busy ski resort in the winter, and in the summer they host weddings at a restaurant high up on the mountain, accessible by chair lift. Its an experience all of its own to be there.

We met Kelsey & Cody for the first time over drinks before shooting their engagements in Buena Vista, Colorado. Their love is inspiring and apparent and the way they talk about their daughter Serenity is admirable to say the least. When Kelsey recited her vows to Serenity at the ceremony and they planted an aspen tree together, nearly everyone in attendance was in tears.

And to take all of it up a notch, Kelsey & Cody put their wedding clothes back on the next day and we drove up to 14,130 ft to the summit of Mount Evans. We watched the sunset between thin clouds as they held tight on top of one of the Colorado fourteeners.

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We shot this wedding alongside Kriha Films, an incredibly talented videography duo based out of Omaha. See their teaser film for Kelsey & Cody’s wedding here.

Venue: Arapahoe Basin
Videography: Kriha Films
Hair/Makeup: Amy Dacosta
DJ: Colorado Wedding Productions
Cake: Elevated Baking
Dress: Miss Hayley Paige
Boutique: Rhylan Lang
Grooms Attire: Tip Top Tux
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Renz Bridal


Cedar & Pines is a traveling wedding photographer duo made up of Nate and Megan Kantor, a married couple based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and the West. They believe in honest wedding photography, capturing the small candid moments to the epic landscape views. They travel to photograph intimate weddings and adventure elopements from the mountains of Colorado to destination weddings in California, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Washington, Patagonia and the ends of the earth.