I hadn’t covered a Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding before, but as a Denver wedding photographer contemplating a 12-hour day in the August heat, spending the weekend in much-cooler Winter Park was more than welcome. The ranch is a resort just a few miles north of town tucked into its own little valley. That location is important for day or night it feels much further from the closest town than it actually is and there’s no visual evidence that there’s anyone there but you. The landscape is gorgeous and undisturbed. There are cabins, lodges, restaurants and a number of different event venues, but it’s all rather quiet and disguised. It’s one of the nicer venues I’ve been to in Colorado.
Teresa and Luke brought a lot of family to their Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding and held a welcome dinner and short Hindu ceremony the night before. I covered those as well, but I should leave room for other couples on this site. Like another recent wedding couple, they both practice law in Denver and were both senior editors of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Teresa clerked for a Colorado Supreme Court Justice, who also happened to be the officiant. I know it’s the license that makes it legally binding, but let’s say the optics were good.