July 2, 2013

DIY Done Right: Amy and Aaron’s Wedding

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I come from a long line of DIYers. My family is known for putting things together on a shoestring budget, not only to stretch a dollar but to look back at a well-planned event with a sense of accomplishment. Such was the feeling I got as I photographed Amy and Aaron’s DIY Country Wedding. Amy did a fantastic job creating her own bouquets and decorations and Aaron made sure her vision was carried out as planned.

Eric and I knew going into it that it would be a photogenic affair at Stillroven Farm but it’s always good to see just how the plans manifest on the busy day. I was tasked with photographing the groom before the event so I arrived early with Eric. He headed to one of the farm houses on the property where the ladies were getting ready and I hung out with the guys as they put the finishing touches on the ceremony and reception areas.

With as many DIY projects as I’ve witnessed and been a part of, I can tell right away if things are going to work out or not. I was impressed with Amy’s attention to detail and the well-thought-out decorations that added a special magic to the day. I was also impressed that Amy and Aaron recognized that when it came to DIY, there are some things that are best left to the professionals. Their cake and cupcakes were done by a professional and of course the photos were not done by Uncle Frank. If you fancy yourself a DIYer but want to know that a pro is on the job when it comes to documenting the important day with compelling photography, give us a call and we’ll make let you concentrate on the planning and decorations.

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Chris Stark
Wedding Photojournalist at Stark Bellamy Photography
Chris Stark is an award-winning photojournalist and former news photographer who honed his craft at several Colorado newspapers. Documentary wedding photography translates perfectly into Chris' fly-on-the-wall style. Chris lives in Longmont, Colorado with his wife and daughter and spends his free time on the bike or hiking with his family.
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