Rocky Mountain National Park is a ten minute drive from our house and we love to take our brides and grooms there in our adventure van!
Joe and Kari Pyle | Living in Estes Park, Colorado
Welcome, and thanks for visiting. The art we create on a wedding day is for couples who love mountains, love each other, and who have a worldview that appreciates the beauty of nature, like we do.
We live in Estes Park and it’s our pleasure to know this town and RMNP very well. We’re frequently exploring new and amazing locations for elopements and engagements so each of our sessions are new, different, and adventurous.
...you were surrounded by trees, mountains, and the ones you love-in Estes Park?
Estes Park weddings are different. There is a unpretentious vibe here that isn’t in the “ski towns”, and you can sense the honest, genuine quality of life everywhere you turn. As one of the premier Estes Park wedding photographer teams here, it would be our pleasure to show you around!
A little about us...
Not only are we wedding photographers, we are adventurers and we love the outdoors. It is what drives us, moves us, and informs our opinions about life. It's also why we live in Estes Park. This small, beautiful town is in the middle of everything we love.
Our time is taken with being outside enjoying the wildernesses, forests, and oceans that this amazing world has to offer. Living in the mountains has taught us a healthy respect for being outside and treating wild places with care. In our spare time we rock climb, hike, fly fish, run, and mountain bike.
Reach out if you want to work with locals who love people, care about the environment, and can create beautiful images from your day.
QUESTIONS | ANSWERS
What are your prices/packages?
We have several packages for our Estes Park wedding clients. Reach out to us using the contact link at the top of the page to get a quote within a couple of hours, depending on your time zone.
How many photographers typically work with you?
Always the two of us. We work as a team and know how to get both angles while something is happening. What does that mean? OK, for instance, when you are walking down the aisle and your handsome groom looks at you and starts to tear up we will have photos of him and you at the exact same time. Is there really any other way to "capture" a moment? We have done this so many times that it comes without thinking and we have dialed in our "game" to catch moments like this.
How much experience do you have?
We have worked with well over three hundred couples. Some of these are just the four of us on a mountaintop, some are at a venue with over two hundred in attendance. We started working as wedding photographers in 2012. I photographed for two years before Kari decided to join as our second lead photographer and now we shoot every wedding together.
Do you offer any mini sessions, or smaller packages?
No, even if your kids are the "cutest we've ever seen", or "we're really good looking so it will look great on your site" (both of these scenarios have been used with us). We do not shoot "just one family portrait" or "just one headshot". When you reserve time with us, please understand the amount of knowledge and practice it takes to create images of your wedding. When we reserve a photo shoot, it is the only one for that day. The smallest session of any kind that we offer is for two hours.
Can you help organize our wedding day?
We are only photographers, not wedding planners and we just want to focus on your wedding photography and not the other details we have no control over. We can point you in the right direction for flowers, MUA's, hair stylists, DJ's, and venues. If you are planning on having a simple elopement in Colorado with the two of you, yes. We love helping couples understand how easy it really is to elope in Colorado. However if you are looking for a "venue" wedding, or inviting friends and family, it would be in your best interest to hire a wedding planner.
How far in advance to you book?
Estes Park is one of the top ten wedding destinations in the United States. That being said, we book up quickly each year. If you are at all interested in our work, please start a conversation.
We give preference to those who contact us first.
Why choose Joe and Kari as your wedding photographers in Estes Park?
We understand that there are many, many people who photograph weddings here. A lot of them are really good at their craft and we don't want to take that away. It should be understood first that there are only a small handful of photographers who actually live here in Estes Park or near it. Most of the people who advertise here are from at least two hours away and have little knowledge of the town, RMNP, and a rapport with the venues, vendors, and people that are in the wedding industry here. We live here, all year, and understand this town, the park, and everything about the beauty of weddings here. Get in touch if you'd like to visit with true locals.
How do we book you as our wedding photographers?
Simple. Just use the contact tab at the top. We'll be in touch within a few hours usually.
Want to start the conversation?
Once you’ve made contact with us via our contact page, we will be in touch very soon.
We do our best to answer within an hour, depending on your time zone.
More than locals...
Bringing our integrity, honesty, humor, and expertise with us on every shoot means that you can relax on your wedding day. We understand that being a true Estes Park wedding photographer means that we should live here, and we do, all year. Yes we travel, but Estes Park is our home and we worked hard to make it here. This area, RMNP, and the mountains are a fantastic place to call our backyard and we know each very well.
Thanks for visiting! If you are interested in knowing more, don't hesitate. We would love to start a conversation! Cheers!