Catholic Wedding | Colleen and Adam
When the Skype call we schedule with Colleen and Adam included talk of dinosaurs and Arby's, we knew that these two were going to be fun. And when we showed up at Colleen's mother's home in Golden and got a big hug from Colleen like we'd known her all our lives, we knew their Catholic wedding was going to be heartfelt.
Getting Ready in Golden
Eric had the good fortune to photograph Colleen and her bridesmaids at Colleen's mothers home. He made some great photos of Colleen in her dress and a mini first look for her parents. Meanwhile, I hightailed it over to the Golden Hotel to meet up with the guys for photos. This included a walk along ...
July 19, 2017
Scottish Wedding | Amy and Peter
Peter carefully donned every element of his Scottish Highland dress from his McLachlan tartan kilt to his sgian-dubh, or dagger that he kept in his long knitted kilt hose. Some people, if they're going to be in a Scottish Wedding, use decorative daggers that aren't sharp or wont even come out of the sheath. His was real. I checked.
Highland Dress for a Scottish Wedding
Peter and Amy came to Boulder for their wedding even though they live in Los Alamos, New Mexico. They stayed at the Hotel Boulderado and that's where Eric and I first met them - at least in person. We had Skyped before the wedding to get our ducks in a row, but now, on we ...
June 14, 2017
Groom’s First Look
There is something special about the moment of a groom's first look, that split second when he sees his bride for the first time. Whether it is as she is coming down the aisle or in an orchestrated first look before the wedding ceremony it is a moment absolutely filled with emotion for a man about to be married. At least it was for me.
Groom's First Look
There are essentially two ways to do the groom's first look:
Groom's First Look #1:
The good old fashioned way of making him wait until his bride comes down the aisle. We prefer this method as it is the most natural way for the first look to play out. You also have the added drama with al ...
June 1, 2017
Sunrise Amphitheater Wedding | Brittany and Matt
On their wedding day, we met this lovely couple at a rental home at the foot of Lee Hill in Boulder. They planned to get ready at the same location, meet for the first look and do some portraits at a couple different locations if possible. As it turned out, it wasn't possible.
Best laid plans for a Boulder Mountain Wedding
As often happens with weddings, plans go out the window when life intervenes. In this case, the schedule was planned but the reality of the flow of the wedding day made it impossible to do all the things on the schedule. But Brittany and Matt took things in stride. Matt owns the Farm and Smoke food truck so he's no st ...
May 17, 2017
Family Wedding Photos | Dusti & Andrew
So this was a fun one for me! I traveled to Elkhart, IN to do family wedding photos for my cousin's wedding this July and it was special for me to photograph the nuptials of a young man that I have know since he was 5 years-old.
Family Wedding Photos
Andrew married Dusti on July 15th after a romance that started when they worked together at Walmart after high school. For me I first met Andrew when my first cousin started dating his mother, Deanna. I was swimming in my grand mother's pool in Jupiter, FL when my older cousin's soon-to-be new family arrived. I was about twelve years old and a pretty good swimmer. My future cousin had never ...
October 20, 2016
Maternity Photos | Benson Sculpture Garden | Brittany and Nick
Benson Sculpture Garden Maternity Photos
We love it when our clients reach out to us to photograph them after the wedding. In this case, Brittany asked us if we could do some photos for them but didn't reveal the reason. We just thought they missed us and might want some updated portraits now that they had been married a whole year. We were pleasantly surprised when she revealed they were expecting and wanted us to help them spread the news through maternity photos.
When they showed up at Benson Sculpture Garden in Loveland, Colorado, I had already scoped out a good spot. In our days as photojournalists at the Reporter-Herald we had bot ...
October 13, 2016
Second Wedding – Cindy and Nick | Fort Collins Wedding Photographers
Cindy and Nick had been here before. Both stood on the altar and stared into the eyes of someone else. Both of those marriages brought joy through years of love and children. But there was also pain from the death of a spouse. Now, after loss and pain, came happiness once again in this second wedding. They had found one another and joined their families of adult children and proved that love is patient.
Not-so-traditional Second Wedding
Nick and Cindy chose to have their ceremony at Christ Center Community Church in Fort Collins where Nick is a member. The bridal party - all family - gathered early to prepare for the big day. We're well ...
October 6, 2016
Cherokee Castle Wedding | Tesia & Ryan
Tesia and Ryan's Cherokee Castle wedding was the perfect venue to have a Disney Princess themed wedding in Colorado! I had the opportunity to second shoot this awesome wedding with Lisa Higginbotham of Oh Snap Productions and am so glad I did!
Cherokee Castle Wedding
The bride and groom's Cherokee Castle wedding made for a dramatic backdrop especially with the Disney Princess theme. The castle itself was built outside of Sedalia, CO in the 1920's and was designed to look like a 15th century Scottish castle. The neat thing is, it is not cheesy or tacky at all, totally cool actually!
Disney Princess Wedding
Tesia wanted Disney Princesse ...
September 29, 2016
Castle Pines Wedding | Colorado Wedding Photographers | Anastasia & Michael
Anastasia and Michael planned a small family Castle Pines wedding at the exclusive country club near Castle Rock, CO. Just 25 or so guests and and the golf course was all they needed for a beautiful wedding.
The Country Club at Castle Pines Wedding
The first tee was a great place for their Castle Pines wedding. The high position made for great views over the Colorado front range and made for a clear view of the beautiful Colorado sky. The only things sticking up were the iconic country club clock tower and all the amazing trees.
The plan was to do some of the formal and bride & groom photos first then the ceremony and some more p ...
September 15, 2016
Mountain Wedding Photography | Colorado Wedding Photographers | Stacy and John
Stacy and John had the day dialed in. Her father's home in Lyons would provide the perfect backdrop for the perfect Colorado Mountain Wedding. What they didn't know was Colorado's weather had other plans. This couple rolled with the punches and rode the storm out.
The Perfect Backyard Mountain Wedding
Stacy's father owns a home just outside of Lyons, Colorado where she grew up. She knew it would be the perfect spot for an outdoor wedding. She and John were so happy that the day would happen among friends in a familiar setting. This was no wedding venue but her father moved up his landscaping schedule to be sure his little girl would have ...
September 9, 2016