After a bit of a crazy day it was amazing to see this award show up in my inbox today. I am so grateful that I get to photograph not only amazing carefree, romantic outdoor loving people but that editors of magazines and blogs pick up my clients stories for their wedding. Two Bright Lights for those who don’t know is a submission platform where I can submit a wedding to literally 100s of publications. I tend to pick ones that go with my brand and who my clients are and it must be working. There are some 40,000+ wedding professionals on Two Bright Lights and this award is given to the top 5% worldwide. What an amazing honor!

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After Colorado ruled that a ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional I had a wave of peace and just started to cry. This topic always is rooted so deep in what I believe not only about gay marriage but the world. I grew up doing theatre and so, as the stereotype would have it about half of my male friends were gay and a decent amount of my female friends as well. I truly believe that our differences and hate are taught. I was never taught that same-sex couples love any different than a heterosexual couple and therefor my views on this subject have always been love is love. I stand for love period. I am so happy that our country is moving in a direction of less and less judgement and more and more equality and love for each other. We are all different. That is what makes us beautiful. How we love is all the same.

When I got a phone call for Phillip and Gary’s elopement back in October, I was so excited! This was to be my first same-sex wedding since the law took effect.  They are from Texas and were visiting friends and decided that since they were in Colorado they would make it official. I found myself tearing up behind my lens. This means so much to so many people. Something that I took for granted they were finally able to do. Reading the piece of paper that said marriage. All of it was magical and such sweet sweet people.

My favorite part may be the incorporation of Gary’s birth son and all the super heroes. It was beautiful to see all their relationships and how their family was made and will continue to be made.

Colorado is not yet 6 months into allowing gay marriage so I am looking forward to many more weddings, and someday I hope that people won’t even give it a second thought. Love is love after all.

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Venue: Chautauqua Park in Boulder

Officiant: Reverend Kim Tavendale

 

 

 

  • February 10, 2015 - 6:15 PM

    Laura Adducci - Gay marriage – or as I like to call it, marriage. Yay love! Beautiful shots Sarah!

Winter Wedding in the mountainsWinter weddings are possibly the most romantic, the warmth of love against the starkness of snow, it makes you want to cuddle in close. Spruce Mountain is one of my favorite venues so when they asked me to collaborate with Cloud 9 to help promote their Upper Ranch I was all in. The gorgeous two story ceilings and acres of open ranch nestled in the mountains of Larkspur make it one of Colorado’s premier wedding venues. Anne from Cloud 9 decided to play off the new pantone color of the year Marsala and incorporated Marsala Leather into the floral and stationary as well as pulling in the rich gold tones and earthiness of the farm table for rustic elegance like we’ve never seen it before. Sometimes I sit back at my work and just stare. Really? I am surrounded by beauty on a daily bases and I get to work with some of the most talented designers in our industry. Pillar Floral Marsala A Design resourcegold Wedding place setting with marsala leatherMarsala Table Scape with burgundy chavari chairs A design resourceRich Rustic Table Scape with Marsala and Gold A design resource box centerpiece

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Wedding Planner & Designer: Cloud 9

Invitations & Paper: Cloud 9

Florals: A Design Resource

Rentals: Event Rents

Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch – The Upper Ranch, Ponderosa Room

Wedding Dress & Accessories: The Bridal Collection, Madison James

Linens: Chair Covers & Linens

Cake: The Makery

Hair & Makeup: Styles By Jenece

Suit: Men’s Warehouse

Caligrapher: Evette Goldstien, Pretty Writing

  • January 27, 2015 - 4:46 PM

    Judy Stevenson - Just lovely!

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