A Wedding Rehearsal Dinner - Sarah and Joey at the Broadmoor - Colorado Springs, Colorado

I absolutely love photographing Wedding Rehearsal Dinners!  This gives me a chance to meet the bride and groom's immediate and extended families, the wedding party and - most of the time - the wedding officiant.  I get to put names, faces and relationships together along with the fact that both families and the wedding party do get to know me a little bit.  It helps provide an extra level of comfort and enjoyment for everyone on the wedding day!

Here are a few photos from Sarah and Joey's Wedding Rehearsal Dinner at the Broadmoor:

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A Donovan Pavilion Wedding - Vail, Colorado

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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A Westin Riverfront Resort Vail Wedding - Vail, Colorado - Denver Photographer Part 1 of 2

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 Beano's Cabin, Beaver Creek Wedding - Denver Photographer

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

A Denver Botanic Garden Wedding - Denver Wedding Photographer

I don't know about you, but when I go shopping for a card, I have to read ALL the cards to make sure the one I pick transmits the exact feeling that I am feeling for the receiver of the card.  I go thru all the cards and if I don't find one that is PERFECT, I keep searching even if it means leaving the store empty handed.  I'm feeling the same thing about my blog posts lately.  I can tell you about how amazing each wedding day was, how much fun we had, how the day was magical.  But, in all honesty, every wedding has a bit of fairy dust sprinkled on it.  What I would like to convey more in my writings is how IMPORTANT and AMAZING love is.....The Feeling of IT - What it communicates to you and me and the world around us.  Love is INSPIRING.  So, I'll probably be quoting more love poems and quotes than actually writing about what happened at the wedding (and how awesome my clients are - everyone knows THAT already!!)

"There are four questions of value in life....What is sacred?  Of what is the spirit made?  What is worth living for?  What is worth dying for?  The answer to each is the SAME.  Only LOVE."  - Johnny Depp

Enjoy!

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Venue:  Denver Botanic Gardens, Tesunori Kawana, Stephen Talasnik

2012 - A Year in Review - Denver Wedding Photographer, Colorado

What an amazing and insightful year 2012 was! Here are a few images from the year - so many photos taken and so many beautiful weddings, brides, grooms and families that we were lucky to meet this year!  It was hard to choose these images just in the fact that there are so many wonderful parts to a wedding - the families and friends who gather to celebrate, sometimes from thousands of miles away - the beloveds that we give our hearts, our minds and our commitments to, and let's not forget the dancing and the food and the love!   Weddings are truly amazing!

I haven't gotten to blog about half of my weddings from this year - stay tuned, enjoy and there is more to come!

Happy 2013!

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Colorado Springs Wedding - Cheyenne Mountain Country Club and St. Paul Catholic Church

Meet Sarah and Jimmer.  There is so much to like about these two!  We originally met while I was photographing another wedding and I have to say, we clicked right away (pun intended)....!!!  I so enjoyed photographing their wedding - there were a lot of fun and hilarious moments (see some of Sarah's expressions) and very tender and emotional moments (see Jimmer as Sarah walked down the aisle).   A little rain didn't dampen the celebration and the Father-Daughter dance was one-of-a-kind. Enjoy!

 

Church:  St. Paul Catholic Church,  Venue:  Cheyenne Mountain Country Club

A Denver Four Seasons Wedding - LoDo, Denver, Colorado

Meet Jill and Dave - they had a wonderful wedding at the Four Seasons in LoDo!  Jill and Dave share the love for traveling far and wide, so each guest was given a copy of the book "Oh, the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Suess.  Each book was placed on the seat of every chair and each table was named after a city or country that they had been to together or were going to visit on their honeymoon.  Dave made a hilarious comment during his welcome toast claiming the reason for the two of them departing from the church in a cab was actually how they met (he exiting a cab, she getting in the cab) and not that they forgot to arrange transportation to the wedding reception!

Enjoy!

Wedding Planner:  Heather Allen with Table 6 Productions

A Wedding at the Four Seasons Vail - Vail, Colorado

  Meet Brooke and Patrick!  They had an intimate wedding at the Four Seasons in Vail.

Enjoy!

A Wedding at the Garden of the Gods Club, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  Meet Katie and Matt!  Katie and I hit it off right away when we met - she told me a hilarious story about how she used to be a Jazzercise instructor and upon the first time meeting his family, Matt asked her to teach a Jazzercise class to his whole family!  How cute is that?

Garden of the Gods Club has the most amazing view, it's easily one of the most beautiful views a venue could have!  Stacy of Alexan Events expertly designed and coordinated the wedding and, truth-be-told, designed one of the most interesting salad bars we have ever seen! During the reception, the band never took a break and everyone literally was dancing right up until Katie and Matt departed!  What a day of celebration!

Enjoy!

A Wedding at the Sanctuary Golf Course, Sedalia, Colorado

  Meet Sylwia and James!  I just can't tell you enough about how adorable they are - individually and together!  Sylwia shared with me that she would be about 6 months pregnant by the time her wedding day rolled around and that inside of their wedding cake, the baby's sex would be revealed when they cut the cake!  How is that for a surprise!   You could feel the anticipation throughout the day!  I think Sylwia had an inkling on sex, though - since she chose a wonderful bright fushia color for her wedding colors!  Call it mother's intuition?

Not a dry eye in the house as the cake was cut and the baby's sex was revealed (a GIRL)!  After the cake cutting, James said to me that THAT EXACT MOMENT when they learned the sex of the baby was the most exciting and memorable moment of his life!

Enjoy!

Adorable Modern Folios

  We love these!  Handmade with love by the artisans at Cypress Albums, these are elegant and modern!  Perfect for a window, office desk or bedroom - fill with family or children portraits, weddings or whatever strikes your fancy!

Enjoy!

A Chautauqua Engagement Session, Boulder

Meet Amy and David!  They are planning a wonderful wedding in June of this year at Cheyenne Mountain Resort! First, they are completely smitten with each other!  Second, looks like they have a "friendly" rivalry going on between them and their favorite basketball teams the Houston Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks.  All I can say is, by the look of the photo, they are SERIOUS and I am Switzerland!

Enjoy!

 

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Fetcher Barn - A Steamboat Springs Wedding

Next to Beano's Cabin, Fetcher Barn in Steamboat Springs has to be one of my all time favorite venues to photograph! Carrie and Rob's wedding was a grand affair!  I loved the story about how they met - hiking on the trail to Maroon Belles.  Their rings were custom made showing the mountain (his) and the lake below (hers).  So romantic!!!   Enjoy!

ps....Note to self:  must do more hiking!

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Steamboat Springs Wedding, Fetcher Ranch Wedding, Fetcher Barn Wedding

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A Playful Denver Engagement Session

  You can't get more playful than Jill and Dave!  Enjoy!

 

A Denver Wedding and Reception at Evans Chapel

  Meet Jotham and Charis - They had a storybook wedding at Evans Chapel - I had NO idea that you could actually have your reception on the lawn!  How cool is that?  I love photographing at this venue, the stonework and accents are very unique.  Enjoy!

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A Vail Valley Wedding - Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Private Residence

Meet Chris and Hattie!   One of the many, many great things about their wedding was that Chris told me that he would be performing alongside many of his friends who played in various bands!  That sounded so cool!  The music was great and everyone danced and sang until the wee hours of the night.  I can neither confirm nor deny that the police were called when I was there.  Way to rock the house!

One super cute moment was one of the young boys in attendance shared Chris and Hattie's first dance - he was quite enamored with Hattie (rightly so, Chris would agree!!!).

Enjoy!

 

 

Cheyenne Mountain Country Club - Wedding Party

To the wonderful people that work at the Cheyenne Mountain Country Club - this is a maintenance shed.  To me, this is heaven! Enjoy!