Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tammy & Greg's Wedding at the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch

Every year over Labor Day weekend our schedule is busy with weddings and this year was no exception. Our wedding weekend began on Saturday with Tammy & Greg's wedding up at the YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch. It's been sad to see how much the area near Winter Park & Granby has been affected by the beetle kill but even with all the dead trees in the area the ceremony site had to have had one of the most beautiful backdrops for a wedding. At the edge of the hill with a wooden cross against the mountains it definitely makes it up there on my list of favorite wedding locations. Michelle got some great images with her wide angle lens of what the guests saw during the ceremony- it was awesome!
Our day started with a few shots of the guys getting ready before we headed down to the girls cabin. At first the weather was perfect until right as we set up Greg for their "first look" as Tammy walked up behind him and the wind came in with force trying to bring in the rain with it but fortunately after just a few big raindrops the rain held for the rest of the day. Tammy was such a good sport about the whole thing and said "that's just what comes with an outdoor mountain wedding". Michelle has been feeling so much better these last few weeks that she was able to photograph also during the times where I didn't need her assistance. I thought it would be fun to show a few shots that we took at the same time from different perspectives. We had a great time with Tammy and Greg and are so grateful for the opportunity to capture their amazing day. God Bless!

Here's when Tammy & Greg first saw each other before the wedding- ending in a kiss:

I love this picture of the two of them laughing:

Aren't their pet guinea pigs so cute?!:

There was this cool pile of dead trees on the side of the road heading to the reception and made for some cool photos:

Here's the shot I took of them sitting in the field:

And here's the same shot from Michelle's perspective:

Here's another one I took of Tammy:

And Michelle's version of the same shot:

Got this shot right as one of the guest's flashes went off which made for a pretty cool picture:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bridal Fashion Shoot with Becky

A few weeks ago we photographed a bridal fashion session with Becky at the Cherry Creek Reservoir. The day started out just fine until the sky looked like it was going to pour for the rest of the day and ruin the hours we'd spent at the hair salon and having her makeup done. We were glad though when only clouds stuck around and didn't bring the rain with it. Michelle came up with a great idea a while back after seeing the Taylor Swift video for Love Story. We decided it would be fun to do our trash the dress/bridal fashion sessions with a theme if people wanted to, so when Becky suggested the look of Audrey Hepburn we loved the idea. Finding the right dress for the occasion was not as easy but she had a few dresses that when matched with the hair and makeup worked great to fit right in to our 20's, 30's, 40's theme. You may remember Becky from her & Neal's wedding back in August- she's been a blast to work with and we were so glad we got to take more photos for her. I've been wanting to test out my skills at off camera lighting at night so we started the photos a little bit later in the day and finished with some really cool shots with some of the lights near the marina. Contact us if you are interested in a bridal fashion/trash the dress session- they are a lot of fun!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Angela & Robert's Wedding at the Buell Mansion

Angela & Robert were married a few weeks back on August 29th at the Buell Mansion in Cherry Hills Village. We were so excited to be able to photograph their wedding at such an exclusive location- not to mention they are an awesome couple! They were another great couple referred to us by Ladonna & Ryan and we've been so blessed to have worked with them. The day was gorgeous, the location was gorgeous, every detail was gorgeous- and of course the couple was too:-) Bella Fiori provided their flowers for the wedding and did a beautiful job- I would definitely recommend them if you are looking for a florist for your wedding! I had trouble deciding which photos to show so there's a few more than usual- enjoy!

Her Priscilla of Boston designer gown was awesome!:

The guys hanging out before the wedding:

Angela looking stunning as usual- and she thinks she isn't good at posing... ha!:

Just a random photo of Robert and the ladies next to the big tacky yellow street sweeper:

Love this one of Angela!:

And... this one too: