Modern Ranch Wedding Inspiration Shoot at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

After recently relocating back to Colorado and living through a time of major civil rights movement, we wanted to do a styled photoshoot that highlighted the deep history of the wild west beyond what is on the surface. In the early 20th century 1 in 4 cowboys were Black. In my research of the time, however, I have wondered why we don’t see more representative imagery of those cowboys. Of course, this question was the perfect inspiration to create some representative imagery of #blacklove too! So a modern ranch wedding inspiration shoot was born.

Using that as a starting point, we designed an intimate elopement session. Firstly, we focused on a clean and simple design. The style of the shoot is a modern and minimalist ranch wedding in the Colorado mountains.

Sunrise at Devils Thumb Ranch Colorado © Bonnie Sen Photography
Sunrise in the Rocky Mountain National Forest © Bonnie Sen Photography
Devils Thumb Ranch Colorado Wedding Venue © Bonnie Sen Photography
Modern Minimalist Wedding Invitation Model Paper Denver Colorado © Bonnie Sen Photography
Horses Grazing at Devils Thumb Ranch © Bonnie Sen Photography
Modern Ranch Wedding Bride and Groom Portraits © Bonnie Sen Photography
Colorado Elopement Lace Wedding Dress and Casual Groom Attire © Bonnie Sen Photography
Candid Wedding Photos Denver Colorado Wedding Photographer © Bonnie Sen Photography

Secondly, we leaned into the ranch-style of the venue, Devil’s Thumb Ranch. We love the venue’s modern ranch vibe. However, we wanted to keep the styling as modern as possible to reflect current day trends. We used lots of dried and foraged native grasses along with soft colors. The backdrop of the wedding was Rocky Mountain National Park so we knew it would be dramatic.

Similarly, the idea of the shoot was to show how special an intimate wedding could be at an amazing venue like the ranch. The shoot captured the magic of waking up early to the sunrise and watching the horses come out to the pasture with Rocky Mountain National Park in the background.

Modern Rustic Wedding Flowers Blush Dahlias © Bonnie Sen Photography
Modern Wedding at Devils Thumb Ranch © Bonnie Sen Photography
Devils Thumb Ranch Wedding Details Gold and Pink Place Setting © Bonnie Sen Photography
Amy Lauren Floral Design Wedding Centerpiece Pink Roses and Dried Flowers © Bonnie Sen Photography
Blush Peach and Taupe Wedding with Dried Flowers Denver Colorado © Bonnie Sen Photography
Charcuterie Board Sugar Bakeshop Classic Wedding Cake © Bonnie Sen Photography
Gold and Pink Modern Wedding Cake Sugar Bakeshop © Bonnie Sen Photography
Devils Thumb Ranch Wedding Ceremony © Bonnie Sen Photography
Cowboy Inspired Modern Wedding Devils Thumb Ranch © Bonnie Sen Photography
Pale Blush Bridal Bouquet Amy Lauren Floral Design © Bonnie Sen Photography
Cowboy Inspired Colorado Wedding © Bonnie Sen Photography
Modern Devils Thumb Ranch Wedding © Bonnie Sen Photography
Bride and Groom Just Married Devils Thumb Ranch Colorado © Bonnie Sen Photography
Just Married Flower Petal Toss Colorado Mountain Wedding © Bonnie Sen Photography
Colorado Mountain Wedding Fine Art Film Photographer © Bonnie Sen Photography
Modern Lace Wedding Dress a&be Denver Dahlia Bridal Bouquet © Bonnie Sen Photography
Western Inspired Groom Attire Bolo Tie © Bonnie Sen Photography
Colorado Ranch Wedding Rocky Mountain National Park © Bonnie Sen Photography
Sparkling Rose Toast Champagne Coupes Colorado Elopement Fine Art Film Photographer © Bonnie Sen Photography
Pink Wedding Details Charcuterie Board © Bonnie Sen Photography
Devils Thumb Ranch Modern Wedding Lounge © Bonnie Sen Photography
Outdoor Wedding Inspiration Colorado Mountains © Bonnie Sen Photography

The full vendor team jumped on board with the vision for the shoot. Above all, the end result was a styled shoot that highlighted each vendors’ strengths.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Elopement Shoot Vendors

Photographer: Bonnie Sen Photography
Florist: Amy Lauren Floral Design
Curated Rentals and Event Design: Enjoue Studio
Beauty Concierge: Elwyn + Cass
Hair & Makeup: Ashley Smith Beauty
Paper Goods: Model Paper
Dress Boutique: a&be Denver
Cake: Sugar Bakeshop
Dress: Rish Bridal
Veils: Sara Gabriel
Earrings: Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge