Sheena Harper Photography

Piney River Ranch, North Vail Wedding Photos

Piney River Ranch north of Vail, Colorado is a breathtaking mountain wedding venue!  You know you are on an adventure when you turn onto Red Sandstone Road.  This bumpy road winds around and around for about 40 minutes and then suddenly ends at one of the most beautiful Colorado lakes of all.  This area is so gorgeous and has endless possibilities for great adventures!  I can’t wait to come back and stay in one of the glamping tents and do some fly-fishing, hiking, and horseback riding!

Happy 1st Anniversary Adam and Kathleen, it was so fun working with you to create these wedding portraits…








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Piney River Ranch, Wedding Venue Review

Piney River Ranch in Vail, Colorado is located north of I-70, 12 miles from West Vail at the end of a long dirt road, called Red Sandstone Road, about a 45-60 minute trip from where the pavement ends.  It sits at 9,350 feet and boasts a lake at the base of the Gore Range, including views of some very stunning 12,000ft & 13,000ft mountains.  The venue is beautiful and simple. It features a wood deck on the lake for the ceremonies and an open air large covered pavilions for receptions. I would highly recommend Piney River Ranch to any couple looking for a gorgeous, off the beaten path, outdoor mountain wedding ceremony and reception venue! As a wedding photographer, I especially loved the props, like the boats and the old stagecoach.  I also loved how pristine the area was and the beautiful wildflowers and abundant wildlife.  The terrain is varying, an aspen forest on the hillside and evergreens opposite it. There is significant tree loss in the evergreen forest due to the notorious pine beetle, thus the logging in the area for dead tree removal, but it still looks amazing!

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Piney River Ranch, Vail Weddings

Here is a sneak peak at the Frank’s Wedding Photographs.  Their wedding was held on July 13th 2013 at Piney River Ranch, north of Vail, Colorado.  The breathtaking Gore Range of mountains made a beautiful backdrop for their wedding pictures!piney-lake-vail-wedding-photography

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