A lot of people love the snow we get here in Colorado and as a photographer we love the chance to get one of those fun shots with our clients playing in the snow! I also secretly think girls love to go shopping for some new boots, hats and of course, a new cute coat for this session! Tom and Jill had us go up to beautiful Vail Village for their engagement session in the snow and although it was cold we had a lot of fun! We started at the top of the mountain but unfortunately it was snowing so hard and the wind was so crazy we didn’t last long. Luckily there is a Starbucks right in the middle of the Village so we were able to warm up and keep playing at the bottom of the village. Here are a few of our favorite images from this super cute couple and their engagement session!
Joe and Valerie were married at a fun venue in north Denver, Chateaux at Fox Meadows. It was a beautiful day in September and they were able to have their ceremony out on the back lawn. Joe and Valerie come from different backgrounds and cultures and we loved how they incorporated both sides throughout the whole day. The couple met while going to CU in Boulder, her studying to be a pharmacist and him to be a doctor. Because CU was so important in their relationship we took them back up there a few months before their wedding to do an engagement session. We knew instantly how lucky we were to work with them and how much fun we were going to have.
Joe is very much into football and so the day of the wedding he gave each of his groomsmen a jersey he had made with their favorite team and their last name. It was fun watching them run around the wedding venue in their jerseys over their tuxedos! And because the couple are such big CU fans they even had someone calling out the score of the yearly CU vs. CSU game that happened to be on while they were getting married. Luckily for Andy and I CSU won that day (Since that is our alma mater.
This couple had so much fun the entire day and as we left at the end of the night they were still dancing up a storm!
The very last image received an accolade of excellence for Angie from Wedding and Portrait Photographers International.
The above image of silhouette of bride and groom received AOE from WPPI
Angie and I recently had the opportunity to take my grandparents out and shoot a 60th anniversary session with them. We split up to take portraits of each of them. Kind of a challenge to see who could get the best portraits of them. We then came together and shot a mini engagement style shoot with them. I am working on the images today along with a few albums and wanted to share an image with you guys. Here is my grandfather a lifelong teacher with a doctorate in education.
Kendall & Jamie live in the heart of Philadelphia but when planning their wedding chose Colorado as the destination! Unlike most destination weddings here in Colorado these two did not venture up to the mountains, they staying in the city and had their wedding at a well known venue here, Grant Humphrey’s Mansion.
The 30 room historic Mansion was built in 1902 for Colorado’s 3rd Governor. It is a beautiful place for a wedding with a huge wrap around deck for ceremonies and cocktail hours. With it’s history, beautiful architecture and tall white pillars it’s always fun to shoot a wedding here!
Jamie’s mom hand made her wedding dress making it special for her and each of her bridesmaids wore a deep blue little summer dress. Jamie loves color and so for her bouquet she had bright purple, red and yellow flowers and her bridesmaids carried bouquets of yellow calla lilies. It was a beautiful day and they were able to have their ceremony outside the mansion with a three piece band playing on the deck.
As the sun went down the party moved inside the mansion for dinner, dancing and cake. Their reception was full of emotional toasts and all of their guests were dancing as if each song got better and better. The couple had a beautiful 3 tiered cake with a simple cake topper “LOVE” just like the art piece in the middle of their home city of Philadelphia.