Keri + Sam’s Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding

Photography by Jeff + Jenn

When it comes to winter, some people like to escape it, some like to complain about it, but Keri and Sam chose to embrace it. After a 24-hour sleepless journey over three flights (repeatedly cancelled due to storms), we finally made it to Devil’s Thumb Ranch, set beautifully in the mountains of Colorado. As it turned out, the Nova Scotia weather also followed us and brought so much snow that they shut down the only road in … leaving us with 26 inches of fresh, untouched powder. Being an avid skier, I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect way to kick off the week. In fact, the day before their wedding, in the middle of a storm, I followed Sam 12,000 feet up to the Vasquez Cirque near the summit of Winter Park. After trekking a little over a mile in near white out conditions, we were at the top of the Cirque ready to drop into a chute that to me, looked like a near vertical drop. Sam made it, I made it, and Keri breathed a sigh of relief knowing her groom (and wedding photographer) were both ok. One of the reasons why I love traveling for a destination wedding is to capture moments like this. I’m given the opportunity to spend more than just a day with the couple, their friends and the amazing setting they’ve chosen for their wedding. Connections are made, many, many, photos are taken, and I’m able to document a very complete story of the week they planned for themselves and their closest friends. The day after their wedding, after waking up to another fresh blanket of powder, Keri was back in her dress and joined Sam for one last run, leaving on a genuine rocky mountain high.

Written by Jeff.


  • Tricia Crews

    March 18, 2015

    beautiful pictures capturing the scenery, surprises and joy of the occasion!

  • Erica + Patrick

    March 18, 2015

    This has to be one of the most breathtaking weddings we've seen. Beautiful. Do you travel to Switzerland? We were planning a summer wedding but now rethinking everything.

  • Jeff Cooke

    March 18, 2015

    Erica + Patrick ... I just sent an email, but the answer is YES!!

  • Steph MacKinnon

    March 18, 2015

    Epic Jenn & Jeff! Gorgeous work!!

  • Jeff Cooke

    March 18, 2015

    Thanks Steph! Hope things are epic with you! Cheers

  • Alyssa Roy

    March 19, 2015

    WOW AMAZING!!!! I loved every one!!

  • Kerri Brackett Booth

    March 19, 2015

    There must be something about women named Kerri and loving winter weddings ;)

  • Jacob

    March 19, 2015

    I don't know the couple but now I feel like we're long lost friends. Nice work!

  • Jason Williams

    March 19, 2015

    Dude, homerun. These are phenomenal.

  • Stephanie Brake

    March 20, 2015

    Gorgeous!!! We are so happy that you are shooting our wedding this summer!!!!!

  • Robert Kyes

    March 20, 2015

    Magical wedding, in a magical place!

  • Philip Boudreau

    March 20, 2015

    Such beautiful, amazing, stunning work!

  • Tim Lingley

    March 27, 2015

    This is the most brilliant weddings I've ever seen. Truly inspiring work, exceptional images from a superb location. Keep raising that bar!!

  • JMHH

    April 2, 2015

    This is some of the most creative, beautifully composed and most spectacular wedding photography I've ever seen, and photography is my art. A thousand kudos to the photographer!

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  • Ondria

    April 21, 2015

    Mr. Cooke - we moved to Colorado from Texas to get married, and your photography is EXACTLY what we dreamed of for our wedding. The way you capture the subject is absolutely stunning. Please email me if interested and if you are available for November, 2016.
    Thank you in advance!

  • Fotograf Gdansk

    May 9, 2015

    This is absolutely gorgeous idea you realized perfectly! I'm totally impressed! :)

  • Zhong Bin

    May 21, 2015

    Beautiful place , Amazing and Fantasty wedding , Great shot !