Wedding & Reception Venu: Ten Mile Station
Wedding Coordinator: Distinctive Mountain Events
Band: Homeslice Band
Florist: Petal and Bean
Bakery: Sugar Breck
The weddings of 2011 just keep amazing me and Neil and Virginia’s took it up a notch. The wedding was held at Virginia’s parents home just outside of Boulder, CO. I loved the personal touches and feel of a country backyard wedding. The weather was perfect and I loved the quality of light on the Front Range in the evening as the God beams shone over the mountains from the setting sun. The ceremony featured a serenade from a local pack of Coyotes in the nearby woods. It was a nice natural touch and something I have never witnessed after the hundreds of weddings I’ve photographed. Another highlight was when the flower exchange was about to start and the flowers were missing. Virginia’s brother, and best man, ran and jumped the fence to pick two giant sunflowers so the ceremony could carry on. The day was very elegant but had a relaxed atmosphere with the cowboy boots and country wedding style. The reception was held in the family’s barn that had been transformed into the perfect reception space. Outside was a fire-pit where guests relaxed in the cool night air roasting marsh mellows and making smores. I really hope the wedding day storybook conveys how beautiful this day was. I had a great time photographing and designing these images into a storybook from Neil and Virginia’s super day!
We have just returned from photographing Mark and Shannon’s wedding at Red Cliffs Lodge near Moab, Utah. What an amazing venue for a desert wedding with all the bells and whistles! I still have lots of work ahead to get this out in the world. But in the meantime I created this movie made of every image taken at Mark & Shannon’s wedding compressed into a 1.5 minute movie. Enjoy and let me know if you like it!
I am really looking forward to all my weddings this year as we are off to a great start. I am super inspired and my clients are really having a blast letting me run wild creatively to capture the images I have in my head in incredible locations.
Rob & Jade were simply amazing to work with. They had such a fun, laid back and simply stunning wedding day. I attribute much of this to their easy going attitudes. Jade forgot her vail and realized this as she was half way up the mountain to her ceremony and she said “Oh well, guess I don’t need it”. I have seen much smaller things bring a bride to tears under the stress of a wedding day. Attitude is everything and this is why she had such an amazingly fun wedding day. We then got halfway up Keystone Mountain and the Gondola was closed due to high winds. The Gondola is THE primary way to get to the Stube as it is perched atop the Keystone Resort. Rob & Jade’s eyes lit up when the coordinator told them they would get them to the ceremony via Snow Cat. The snow cat ride ended up being a great photo opportunity from my perspective and they were really excited to get an unexpected Snow Cat tour on their wedding day. Rolling with the unexpected is the most important part of being a wedding photographer. There are always two ways to look at any situation and being opportunistic and positive is so much better than the alternative. It allowed us to create some unexpected and fabulous wedding images.
I really enjoyed working with Rob and Jade. They had a really great group of friends that were a blast to photograph. Another great day in the beautiful Colorado mountains!
Play the movie below to see a virtual movie of Rob and Jade’s Wedding Day Storybook
Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the cool stable weather and the change of nature’s color palette. Adam and Leila’s wedding was a refreshing change and my last wedding in 2010. It was a small wedding with their close friends and family and they had a 10 am ceremony on the rooftop deck of Mount Vernon Country Club. It was nice and cool with gold in the Aspens below the deck. Adam and Leila are huge coffee fans and had an espresso bar as the highlight to the reception brunch that followed the wedding ceremony. After the reception, we spent another hour with Adam and Leila creating powerful images of them on the Mount Vernon grounds ending with a trip to a special spot with gorgeous mountain views a few miles away.