A Wedding at The Country Club at Castle Pines – Castle Rock, COJanuary 8, 2014

Meet Lauren and Bret.  Lauren sparkles and Bret adores her.

Mutual friends set them up and Lauren hilariously recalls “I almost didn’t go through with it but my Dad encouraged me to go meet Bret.  When Bret opened the door, well – that was the end of that!”.  Funny how those things happen!

We planned for some amazing portraits at The Country Club at Castle Pines because the views were so stunning.  However, on their wedding day, the weather had other ideas.  Unfortunately, we had freezing rain and very low temps, but Lauren and Bret were troopers and braved the elements for some stunning portraits!

A beautiful ceremony was officiated by Reverend Cynthia James from Mile Hi Church.

We continued to get lots of photo treats – Bret’s groomsmen performed acoustically and received lots of cheers and “bravos” but Lauren brought down the house with her rendition of “At Last” by Etta James!  The entire venue roared with applause and too many “bravos” to count!  Of course, Bret couldn’t take his eyes off of her the entire time!

Cheers (and many BRAVOS) to Lauren and Bret for a happy and everlasting marriage!

Enjoy!

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A Clear Creek History Park Wedding – Golden, ColoradoDecember 17, 2013

First, a poem!  I am always collecting words that inspire me and also make my heart feel full.  I love this one:

“In this world there is always one person waiting for another, be it in the middle of a desert or in the middle of a big city.

And when those people pass each other and their eyes meet, past and future lose all importance, and the only thing that exists is that moment and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun

was written by the same Hand, the Hand that awakens Love, and that makes a twin soul for everyone who works, rests and seeks treasure under the sun.

Without this our human dreams would make no sense.”

I first met Erin in Costa Rica!  She was my roommate when I went to Costa Rica to get my yoga certification.  We became quick pals and learned that we both collected heart rocks and had small collections from around the globe.  She talked a lot about her boyfriend, Chris and she was so excited because he was coming out to Costa Rica to meet up with her after the 30 day training ended.  We shared a few hilarious times together – briefly:  our other roommate who talked, laughed and yelled in her sleep (LOVE YOU, Francine!), being awoken at 2am by a huge hissing cockroach that somehow got inside her mosquito net, while using the bathroom, having a giant lizard fall from the ceiling almost on top of her head, and while walking back to our bungalow after dinner in the jungle (in pitch black darkness with only our headlamps) screaming at the top of our lungs when the property’s dogs came trampling through the forest (and, on another walk home, screaming again when a horse appeared).  I could go on and on!  It was one of the best trips of my life and I was so fortunate to share it with Erin!

During the yoga training, Erin showed me a photo of Chris.  It was on her phone, so it was kinda small, but I could see he was a tall white guy with brown hair.  Fast forward to the day after yoga graduation.  We were leaving our jungle sanctuary to go into the nearest town to stay in a hostel for a few days and we were craving some major necessities:  namely chocolate, wine, sushi, french fries and beer (not necessarily in that order).  Erin was staying with us and was looking forward to having Chris meet us in town – a mere 5 hour bus ride from San Jose.  Unfortunately, Chris’ flight was cancelled, which meant he also missed his connection.  Erin was frantically trying to reach him and get information but because he was trying to find other ways to get to Costa Rica, the communication between them was hit or miss.  Erin was so sad – she just wanted to see Chris so badly!  The day after he was set to arrive, she was hoping that he would magically show up.  It had been 24 hours since Chris was to have arrived in Costa Rica.  We spent the day at the beach, hoping that she would hear something soon!  Francine and I decided to go back to the hotel and on the way, passed a nearby bus stop.  There was this tall guy with brown hair kind of wandering aimlessly and I was thinking “I think that’s Erin’s boyfriend”…So, I said to Francine kind of loudly “Hey, doesn’t that guy look like Erin’s boyfriend?” and he heard me and ran over and said “Yes, I’m Erin’s boyfriend – I haven’t had any sleep yet and I went to the hostel and she isn’t there – do you know where she is?”.  I couldn’t believe our luck!  I was so happy and especially so excited to see their reunion!  So, we led Chris to Erin on the beach and Erin ran up to him and jumped on him!

Okay, fast forward another 2 days and we saw Chris and Erin a few times, but they were doing their own thing.  And then…on the day that I left, I saw Erin and she said that Chris proposed!!

And here we are:

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A Donovan Pavilion Wedding – Vail, ColoradoDecember 4, 2013

Finally I am back to blogging after a very busy summer and fall!

You know how there are weddings where there isn’t a dry eye in the house?  Well, this is NOT one of them.  Let me elaborate – with this wedding – THERE WAS NEVER A DULL MOMENT!

Meet Kyle and Erica.  I knew upon meeting Kyle and Erica that I would be laughing all day long with them and wondering if I should take anything Kyle said seriously.  He was *that* funny!  And, when they revealed that when they would be pronounced husband and wife, they were going to be doing Irish Car Bomb shots – I knew that I had to photograph this wedding!  I honestly loved the light-hearted hilariousness that ensued all day!

Enjoy!

 

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Venue:  Donovan Pavilion   Wedding Planner:  Johnna with Distinctive Mountain Events

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A Westin Riverfront Resort Vail Wedding – Vail, Colorado – Denver Photographer Part 2 of 2September 6, 2013

Here is Part 2 of Sarah and Trevor’s wedding – the PHOTO BOOTH!

We laughed all night long and it was so fun to edit these photos!!!  In fact, this is a whole spread in their wedding album – how could they not include these?  Thinking about a photo booth?  My advice is to do it!  They are so fun!

Enjoy!

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A Westin Riverfront Resort Vail Wedding – Vail, Colorado – Denver Photographer Part 1 of 2August 14, 2013

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand – Mark Twain

Meet the wonderful Sarah and Trevor!  They planned a fun mountain wedding at the Westin Riverfront Resort in Vail assisted by Taylor of Frosted Pink Weddings.  If you know Sarah and Trevor, the day started with casually easing in to the wedding preparation and with lots of laughing!   Little did I know what fun lay ahead – that would be part 2 of the wedding, coming up in another post!

Enjoy – and keep on laughing!

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A Crooked Willow Farms Wedding – Larkspur, Colorado (Denver Photographer)July 23, 2013

 

“Love me and the world is mine.” – David Reed

Meet Leslee and Juan.  They had a wonderful wedding at Crooked Willow Farms!  I loved how fun they were and how Juan calls Leslee “dude”!  Their first look was so touching, Leslee just stood there and stared and Juan for a long time.  Can’t get much cuter!  These two were meant to be!

Enjoy!

 

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Venue:  Crooked Willow Farms, Wedding Planning and Coordination by Maggie Moran of Celebrations by Maggie, Event Design by Design Works

 

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A Boulder Engagement Session – Denver PhotographerJuly 17, 2013

 

Meet Gaby and Mike!  Aren’t they great together?

Enjoy!

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A Funny One…Denver PhotographerJuly 4, 2013

 

Here’s a pretty funny photo from a recent wedding at Garden of the Gods Club in Colorado Springs…too cute!

Sometimes I get requests to do a “jumping” photo, however there always seems to be one person who is slightly off…see what I mean?  (Haha).

Enjoy!

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A Castle Pines Country Club Engagement Session – Denver PhotographerJune 16, 2013


Meet Sarah and Joey and check out these beautiful views from the Country Club at Castle Pines!  It was a perfect Colorado afternoon for this session!  We had some great laughs and both Sarah and Joey were so comfortable in front of the camera – can’t wait until the wedding day at the amazing Broadmoor!

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A Beano’s Cabin, Beaver Creek Wedding – Denver PhotographerJune 6, 2013

Meet Erika and Mike.  You know when the wedding guests do “the Wave” while waiting for the ceremony to begin – you are in for a fun wedding!  Erika and Mike had a perfect wedding:  amazing weather, beautiful surroundings, love, laughter, some tears and most of all:  a rocking good time surrounded by the people they love!  I can’t really ever remember a wedding where I wanted to dance along with everyone, it was so much fun to capture!

Enjoy!

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Wedding Planner:  The fabulous Jenifer Hammond of I Do Weddings and Events, Venue:  Beano’s Cabin in Beaver Creek/Avon

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