Mattie and Jason live in Bayfield CO which is near where we live. We call ourselves Weddings by Photographers in Durango CO because Bayfield is a very small town and more people look in Durango for photographers. They both love horses and worked at Parelli Natural Horsemanship. Jason is an IT expert and Mattie worked on the professional administrative team.
The Wedding Day
They were married at Lemon Lake Lodge on a rainy day. The ceremony was supposed to be outside, but luckily they had a tent and that’s where they were married. The rain stopped right after the ceremony, so we were able to get all of the family, wedding party, and couple’s photos outdoors. This area is in a severe drought and there was very little water left in Lemon Lake. They are actually standing in the lake where there used to be water. I love the stormy looking sky and the colors in the images.
They got engaged on Thanksgiving day in 2017 after having been together for a year. There first date lasted 37 hours and was life changing for both of them. Mattie had actually given her two weeks notice at her job and was planning to move to Florida. After that date, she decided to stay and they are happily still living in Colorado.
This is how Mattie described the proposal:
“It was after dinner, Jason had planned it with our pastor (and friend) to do it then. He had even arranged for my parents to be there. We went around the table telling everyone what we were thankful for. Jason went last and made a little speech about how blessed he was to have me in this life. He ended with asking me to spend every Thanksgiving for the rest of our lives together while he slid the ring in front of me. By that point, we were both crying, so I think I croaked out ‘of course, yes!’.
Morgan is 12 yrs old and is Jason’s daughter. She was a bridesmaid for Mattie and you can tell they love each other just like mother and daughter. They are so happy to be celebrating their lives together.
Mattie and Jason both love to hike, fish, and explore the outdoors together. They love the towns of Durango, Salida, and Silverton. I can’t blame them (I’ve only been to Salida once a long time ago) – but I do love Durango and Silverton.
Enjoy their beautiful wedding day images.
Bride and Dad walking to the tent in the rain
The ceremony inside the tent
Mattie, Jason, and their family and friends
Mattie, Jason, and Morgan
Portrait of Mattie
Jason and Mattie walking in the field
The big dip
Jason and Mattie kissing at sunset
Thank you, Karen
Wedding Photographers in Durango CO