Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding in a few weeks! Until then – a little carefree playful-ness for your afternoon.
When Sarah told me she was going wear Chacos as her wedding shoes I knew we would be a great match. I practically live in my Chacos in the summer when I am not shooting or just around the house. They are possibly the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. For a mountain bride they are the perfect shoe. I often tell my brides to bring a pair of flip flops or comfy shoes to wear because the best shots are the ones off the path. Where the scenery is organic, lots of my clients wear heels and change them later.
Sarah and Dave are amazing, the light in their eyes when they look at each other, and the knowing that whatever happens they are both in it together. Most people know that I am all about connection. Connection to each other as husband and wife and connection to your family and friends on your wedding day. These two had an amazing connection to everyone around them. Everyone I talked to shared stories of how these two people had touched their lives. The weather didn’t hold out to finish their ceremony at the top of the mountain but they were pretty good about rolling with the punches on their day. All that mattered to them was they would be husband and wife in the end. In an amazing coincidence Dave found out the same day as their wedding that he was accepted into a nursing program at Duke University so just after their 1st look he shared the news with his soon to be bride. They definitely were both crying which made me and Chelsy (my partner photographer) tear up too! Every part of their day was so beautiful, even if we did have to finish their ceremony at the bottom of the hill. Sarah and Dave thank you. Thank you for living and loving passionately and sharing your lives and passions with me. I wish you so much happiness and love on your adventures to come!
I would love to thank these amazing professionals for helping make Sarah & Dave’s wedding day amazing!
Second Photographer (my partner photographer): Chelsy
Venue: Granby Ranch
Floral Design: Kimball Floral Design (Sue Kimball)
Video: Elegant Video Production
Hair/Makeup: Erin Daugherty
So humbled and honored to have been named one of the top 20 wedding photographers in Denver by Bridebox.com (listed in no particular order). It is times like this that I have to pinch myself and be thankful for all the amazing couples who trust me to document their day and for letting me live a passionate, full life. Here is a screen shot from their article.
Krystal & Rafael met in Boulder at CU and have recently moved to Miami, Florida where Rafael’s family is. Krystal grew up here and Rafael was born in the US but spent most of his life in Venezuela. Both of them are amazing, soft hearted, laid back wonderfulness. We had a great time at dinner before our session, (Centro in Boulder has some amazing Latin food BTW – Margaritas, mojitos, and street tacos, yummmm) and then we headed for Flagstaff Mountain and Chautauqua Park. Such a gorgeous night with gorgeous people. The way Rafael could make Krystal smile and laugh. Perfection. Have I mentioned my obsession with wildflowers?! I cannot wait for their wedding in October!
“It was like coming home… only to no home I’d ever known. I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like… magic.”
The hopeless romantic in me eats that line up every time (Sleepless in Seattle for those still guessing). For me that is what home is. Magic. It’s a place where unconditional love and acceptability of all those things we call imperfections live and are accepted and we are loved for them. Not because we are tolerant but because we just do. It’s what makes us special, unique, and the bonus is that only the people we let into our crazy world know about us. To them that is normal. We are trusted and loved for just being us. It is the simple things like taking a hand and it giving you butterflies or that feeling of peace that lets you know you are home.
Home. It is filled with stories, sentimentality, and the wear and tear of every day. That is what Rachel and David’s day felt like to me. The comforts of home. My favorite place (The Mountains), laughter filled families celebrating a monumental day, Moms and Dads tearing up (a vulnerable feeling, a loss and yet a happy one), so much pride and joy and…LOVE.
Rachel and David love to travel, love to read, and they love their families, but most of all they love the world. They are gracious and kind and loving, go with the flow kind of awesomeness. I was humbled by the amount of love that surrounded them too.
I am always taken aback at how much I receive from my couples. I learn so much from them and I am so so thankful for those gifts.
Rachel and David. Thank you for making me feel like I was home among your friends and family. It was truly a magical day and I wish you so much fun, laughter, and love on your new adventure.
Huge thanks to these wonderful wedding professionals for making this day an amazing experience for all!
Second Shooter: Chris Scott
Venue: Deer Creek Valley Ranch
Planner: Love Is Wedding and Event Planning
Florist: Fleur de Liz Weddings
Bundt Cake: The Bundt Shoppe
Officiant: DD Mallard
Rentals: Event Rents
Hair/Makeup: Tall Grass Spa
Ceremony Musicians: Masterful Musicians
Wedding Dress: Anna Be Bridal
Tuxes: Amanda’s Bridal & Tux
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