I have really enjoyed spending time with Troy and Jamie over the last four shoots we have done. We had an amazing time during their double engagement shoots. One in Lodo and one rock climbing the 1000 ft. East Face of the the 1st Flatiron high above Boulder. After these two shoots I knew we were going to have a great time at their wedding.
There wedding day was so relaxed and fun for everyone. It was held at Mount Vernon Country Club that features the best views looking down from high above in the foothills. It only gets better after dark.
The ceremony was held outside on the upper deck. I had helped in the planing of the time of day and direction of the chairs to maximize the best light for the photographs. I am so glad we took this extra time as the lighting was so perfect. The sun was just setting behind the country club creating a glowing soft light for the ceremony.
It was proving to be a fun relaxed evening as the cake was cut and bouquet was tossed. I left the ceremony looking forward to the next days time alone shoot that would end with a “Trash the Dress” session that I had complete artistic freedom over. I went to bed that night tired but excited for what was to come.
The next afternoon we met in Golden to shoot their “Time Alone” where the goal is to create powerful images of just the two of them in some fun locations. We did some of the classics (the “Welcome To Golden” sign) and some fun shadow dancing images on the walls of an alley. Then we headed off to Clear Creek in the Canyon for the grand finale. I had found the best spot with amazing light quality and better background to do a portrait of them wading in the middle of the river. The water was cold but Troy and Jamie were up for any idea I threw at them. We started with them fighting the current to reach the middle of the river walking on the slick rocks. This certainly gave me the energy and excitement I was looking for. We ended the shoot with them siting in a pool having a splashing contest that made very cool splashing water streaking across the frame of the image. It was getting dark and they were getting cold. My feet had already gone numb from wading in the cold water, They must have been freezing sitting in that pool. We all had a super fun weekend and they were off to the warmer waters of Tahiti the next day.