Colorado Elopement {Chatauqua Wedding}

This gorgeous Colorado Elopement was so much fun! Rachel and Tom came all the way from Australia (with their moms!) to elope in Boulder, Colorado.  Chatauqua is the perfect colorado elopement location. Lisa Hunter was the officiant for the ceremony and she is so grounded, fun and personal in her approach to elopements.  It was such a treat to be a part of such an intentional, intimate wedding and I hope I get to photograph many more Colorado elopements in 2018.  If you are planning a similar intimate wedding, please check out my website for more information about my Colorado Elopement Packages.

Jessica + Seth {Gold Hill Winter Wedding}


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I love a winter wedding! Granted, it’s always a bit chilly trying to get the photos taken, but there is something so intimate and beautiful about a wedding in the winter months.

Jesse and Seth and all of their friends created such a meaningful, elegant celebration at the Gold Hill, Inn outside of Boulder, Colorado.  It was a magical day.

Thank you to the vendors who made this wedding special:

Cake: Shamane’s bakeshop in Boulder

Flowers and Decor: Danielle Knollenberg/

Dress: Emma and Grace

Emily and Deepak {Lone Hawk Farm}

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Emily and Deepak are truly two of the kindest and most welcoming people I have ever met. What a dream it was to photograph their beautiful farm wedding at Lone Hawk Farm. Every handmade detail of this DIY wedding was planned and orchestrated by family or friends.  Isn’t that the best! I was so lucky to be invited to be a part of the celebration. To view more images from this wedding, click here:

Wedding Venue: Lone Hawk Farm

Wedding Florist and Caterer: Friends of the couple.  You can follow them both @nicolemaret and @sista.luna.stars

Bridal Gown: Anna Be

Grace + Viktor {Boulder Creek Wedgewood}

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Just a few images to share from this incredible wedding of two inspiring humans.  The intention they brought to their ceremony and the entire day was amazing to witness.  I left this wedding feeling so full of love and found myself making a wish for my sons to find this kind of true, unconditional, unshakable love. To see more from this wedding, click here.

Thank you to the following super talented vendors:

All the staff at Boulder Wedgewood

The Painted Primrose

Emma and Grace Bridal

Maestro DJ

Hair and Makeup

A dancer



Tom + Jake {Gay Wedding at Della Terra}


Tom and Jake’s wedding was so emotional and fun! Two cool things: 1) I have known Tom since he was..hmmmm..8! His older sister is my best friend from childhood.  2) This wedding happened about one week after they legalized gay marriage in Colorado.  Yay! The first offically legal gay wedding that I have had the honor to photograph. It was beautiful in every way.

Venue: Della Terra

Florist: Boulder Blooms


Courtney+ Amy {Lesbian Wedding at the Boulder Country Club}


The moment I will remember the most from Courtney and Amy’s wedding was the toast give by Courtney’s father.  He had the whole house crying as far as I could tell.  He talked about the significance of his daughter being able to marry the women she loved.  In front of family and friends.  And in accordance with the law.  He talked about how society evolves and he recalled a time when his new bride couldn’t apply for her own credit card.  And a time when a black person couldn’t chose to legally marry a white person.  Change.  It’s hard for humans.  But, I am proud to be a person who with an open heart welcomes the opportunity to photograph weddings of any kind.  Love is love is love is love.  And where would we be without love?

Wedding Venue: The Boulder Country Club

Wedding Flowers: Boulder Blooms

Jen and Joel {Spruce Mountain Ranch Wedding}


These two have many years of blissful love in front of them.  It was a pleasure to work with Alexan Events on this wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch.  The Alexan Event team does an incredible job with all the decor and details.

Winter Engagement Session {Boulder Wedding Photography}


Wedding booking season is here!  I get so excited to meet new couples and schedule fall and winter engagement sessions like this one.  If you are interested in getting a cup of coffee and telling me all about your wedding plans, please drop us a line.  I would love the opportunity to photograph your big day!

Lexie and Garrett {Planet Bluegrass Wedding}


Oh my, what a fabulous wedding at Planet Bluegrass. I just adore this couple and I’ve never laughed so hard during wedding speeches! Lexie and Garrett, I know you two will find a lifetime of happiness together. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your celebration.  There are so many images I love, it was hard to just pick a few.

A shout out to these AMAZING wedding vendors:

Flowers: Sweet Pea Flowers

Catering: A Spice of Life Events

And a huge thank you to my second shooter, Maddie Mae Photography. You are seriously talented.

Wedding and family photographer, Julie Afflerbaugh lives with her husband and two adventurous boys in Boulder, Colorado. For more than 10 years, she has worked as a professional photographer in Colorado capturing natural images of weddings and families in beautiful outdoor locations. Her approach to photographing newborns, children, families and weddings is to encourage her subjects to be present in the moment and forget the camera is there. The results are images that are relaxed, playful and real. Julie has earned a reputation as a premier wedding photographer in Boulder, Colorado and is available for travel to her favorite destinations. Get in touch if you are planning a crested butte wedding, a steamboat springs wedding or a Lake Tahoe wedding.