Archive for the 'wedding' Category
I met up with this beautiful couple at Fox Run Park in 20-degree weather yesterday. Back in the fall when we scheduled the session we weren’t quite sure what kind of temps that our good ‘ol schizophrenic Colorado weather would bring us. Low and behold, it was a bone-chilling spring day…and, of course, it’ll be warm and sunny come next week, lol. They flew in from warm Florida so they were excited for some snowy portraits. These two really know how to work the camera. They think they don’t but they do! I enjoyed capturing their fun loving spirit and I’m super excited to photograph their wedding at Flying Horse this fall!
This adorable couple got married just a couple weekends ago at Crooked Willow farms in Larkspur, Colorado. I’ll be sure to blog their wedding as soon as I get caught up with all my other posts…from my many mini sessions to recent newborns. Geesh, time is flying by! Anyway, Tim and Lindsay are beyond adorable and really rocked their engagement sessions. Yes, they had more than one session. Poor Tim was very ill the day we went to The Broadmoor. Their busy schedules didn’t allow for us to reschedule so he was a sport and sucked it up for the camera for a solid half hour. On a later date, we finished their session at Fox Run Park. Here are some of my favorites.
This adorably sweet bride, her groom, and their families all had me at “hello”. It was such a blessing to work with them and be a part of their special day. Rebekah and I really hit it off at our consultation when she shared her vision for her day and I found the majority of her ideas were already pinned on my Pinterest board! She was so organized throughout the entire process and you wouldn’t know she experience an ounce of stress. I had to crack up at the salon when she whipped out not one but TWO phones and texted simultaneously while getting her hair done. This girl knows how to multitask!
They were so cuddly and romantic which made for some great candid shots.
Many of you know I just adore a great father/daughter dance photo. Melts my heart (and makes me sob) at every wedding. You might just see this collage again for one of my ‘best of 2012 wedding photos’.
- How long will I have you commissioned for and is there a fee to stay longer? This is something that not every wedding photographer will make clear on their website so be sure what you are paying for. Is it all day coverage? Hourly? Half day coverage with additional hourly fees?
- How long have you been in business and how many weddings have you photographed?
- Do you require a deposit? If so, how much?
- What is your cancellation policy?
- How would you describe your working style? Are you someone who blends in with the crowd and documents what unfolds naturally or do you create more of a visible presence by taking charge and choreographing the shots?
- Can others take photos while you are taking photos? A lot of photographers will not allow this as it can be distracting, causing people to look away from the photographer having him/her have to retake the shot. It can interrupt the timeline causing the photographer to get behind schedule.
- When will you arrive and how long will you stay?
- What happens in the event you are ill?
- What equipment do you use and do you bring backup?
- Do you have liability insurance? You want to be sure your photographer has liability insurance to cover the cost if something terrible goes wrong.
- What’s your procedure with backing up my photos after the event? You want to be sure your photographer will securely backup your images on multiple hard drive systems in case one should fail.
- What will you and your assistant be wearing?
- Are there any charges not mentioned? (i.e. travel)
- What’s your cancellation policy?
- May I have a list of references? Your photographer should not hesitate to provide this information. If he/she does, consider this a red flag.
Moving on through my “best wedding photos of 2011″ is one of my favorite moments to document…the couple’s first kiss! Enjoy this juicy favorite of mine. :)
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I always encourage my wedding couples to see each other prior to the ceremony for several reasons. First, it releases so much tension building up between the bride and groom therefore allowing them to more thoroughly enjoy and relax during the ceremony. Secondly, it frees up so much more time for bridal portraits, wedding party portraits and family portraits avoiding having to quickly squeeze in these important shots in between the ceremony and reception. Lastly, my second shooter and I are the only ones present to watch and document this special time. We make sure that this moment is kept private/intimate by guiding everyone else to leave the ‘first look’ area, removing any distraction/interruption. Each of my wedding clients have thanked me later for making this happen.
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Next up in my ‘best of’ series are my favorite wedding party photos. The colors and details made for some great photographs!
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I photographed so many amazing wedding clients this past year and decided I’d share with you some of my most favorite photos from each category beginning with best bridal portrait. I’m so looking forward to my 2012 weddings and sharing more gorgeous previews!
When Susan and Bob called and asked me to photograph their wedding at The Broadmoor, I very giddily obliged. It’s The Broadmoor! You know, that most amazing 5 Star Resort on the planet that is every photographer’s dream venue!? It was my first time shooting there (well, besides for family and child portraits) and it was everything I had imagined it would be…and more. Beautiful lighting, breathtaking backdrops and the utmost touch of elegance throughout every detail. I even got to work with a super fun couple to boot! Susan’s brother could not attend the wedding last minute due to some medical complications. He was with us in spirit however…and via an iPad, lol…you’ll see what I mean below. It made an unfortunate and sad situation rather memorable for Susan and her family.
Enjoy this small sneak peek from their beautifully perfect day. Susan wore an over 130 year old gown that has been passed down through several generations. Only minor alterations to the bodice, using the original fabric, needed to be made. The Broadmoor was such a fitting venue for this victorian gown.
Bob and Susan, thank you for allowing me to capture your special day from beginning to end. It was an honor.
This is a long overdue post but one that must not be forgotten. I had the EXTREME pleasure of photographing this amazing couple at Spruce Mountain Ranch this past summer. At the moment Ashley and I met over a glass of wine at our mutual favorite place I knew we’d hit it off. She is so warm, sincere and appreciative (heck, the list could go on and on). Her now husband, Matt, is equally kind. They were game for almost anything, including Ashley agreeing with my recommendation for eggplant colored shoes and umbrellas by Bella Umbrella to coordinate with their color scheme! Her gorgeous gown and adorable shoes were purchased at my favorite local wedding boutique, Something New Boutique. Enjoy a small sampling of their big day.