Destination Wedding Photography

With more than 40 lifetime wedding photography awards from Fearless Photographers, the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers, and the Wedding Photojournalist Association, Dreamtime ranks among the country’s best destination wedding photographers. We serve the US, the Caribbean, Mexico, Greece, Italy, Central America, and the rest of the world. Our lead shooter is Nathan Welton, and from now on I’ll be writing in the first person! Popular destinations I cover include Aruba, The Bahamas, The British Virgin Islands (BVI), St. Lucia, Cancun, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Tulum, and San Miguel de Allende. I have shot hundreds of weddings, including dozens of weddings out of the state and out of the country. I’ve also shot numerous destination weddings in Colorado for brides from out of state. Although I likely don’t live near you, fear not — I’m happy to set up Skype consultations in order to make your planning process as smooth as possible. I offer one destination wedding photography package: unlimited coverage for two days. I have found this typically covers the rehearsal dinner, the day of the wedding, and a day-after portrait or trash the dress photography session. Due to the time required to travel to the places I shoot, I do not offer single day event coverage.


Dreamtime was established in 2006, and I quickly forged deep professional relationships with many of the best wedding venues and vendors in Vail. I was a founding member of the Vail Wedding Association. Each year I probably shoot half my wedding photography jobs in the Vail Valley, so I know the area well. My favorite venues include Beano’s Cabin, Allie’s Cabin, the Beaver Creek wedding deck, the Park Hyatt, Saddle Ridge, Toscanini, and Spruce Saddle.


I’m in love with Vail for many reasons, but the most compelling is the giant Gore Range looming on the horizon — it’s defined by the snow capped peaks to the north of I70 that provide the majestic views that Vail is famous for. Add to that the world class hotels, unbelievable restaurants, and countless activities for guests, and you’ll understand why Vail is a top place to get married in Colorado. I would probably live in Vail, but I’m super into rock climbing photography so I make my home in the (relatively) nearby mountain town of Estes Park.


There are many incredible wedding photographers in Colorado, and I feel lucky to be constantly inspired by my many talented colleagues. Even luckier, though, I get to live in a state that sports the prettiest cities in America: Steamboat Springs, Denver, Boulder, Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, and Grand Junction. My style of wedding photography takes advantage of Colorado’s natural beauty and unbelievable vistas. Heavily influenced by the Rockies, my images have appeared in numerous magazines, including Brides, Town & Country, and The Knot, and have won national and international awards from the Wedding Photojournalism Association, Fearless Photographers, and I’m happy to help you find the best places for your mountain wedding.

Among the best places to get married in Colorado are the Little Nell in Aspen, the Catamount Ranch in Steamboat Springs, the Sonenalp in Vail, and the Ritz Carlton at Bachelor Gulch. All these venues come highly recommended, as well as The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, the Boulderado in Boulder, Colorado, and the Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park. When you browse the portfolio, you’ll see many of these venues.


Steamboat Springs

Back when Dreamtime began, I spent a lot of time training with a fantastic wedding photographer in Steamboat Springs and quickly grew to enjoy shooting in Catamount Ranch, the Catamount Club, and the Thunderhead Lodge on the side of the mountain in Steamboat Springs. In Steamboat, the snow is deep, the locals are fantastic, the mountain biking is superb. Don’t forget the hot springs! Basically, Steamboat Springs makes a great venue for weddings year round. I particularly love the evenings at Catamount Lake — the sun disappears low to the west, and there aren’t many mountains to block it as it falls. As a result, the whole area gets blasted by a glowing orange and red light that reminds me of the sunsets in coastal California, which I grew up shooting when I was a teenager.


Aspen is one of the prime wedding locations in the state, and I’ve been taking pictures there since I became a full time wedding photographer in 2006. Aspen weddings are characterized by huge mountains, jaw dropping views, and some of the finest venues in the Rocky Mountains. The Little Nell and Aspen Wedding Deck are absolutely fantastic, and high up on the list as the best places for wedding photos in Aspen.