They say that rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck. If that's true, Sara and Cole will have the luckiest marriage of all time :) They were supposed to get married on a rocky overlook on top of Trout Creek Pass, with a view of Mt. Princeton and the Arkansas Valley... but Mother Nature had other plans. It didn't drizzle - it POURED most of the day. Nevertheless, Cole & Sara were completely unfazed. Sara and I would peer out the window together at the rain as it started and stopped and started again; she kept mentioning to me, "I'm just so glad I finally get to marry him. It doesn't matter at all."And you know what? It really didn't matter at all. I LOVED this wedding! I loved Sara's blue shoes, I loved the groomsmen's western pearl-snap shirts and daisy boutonnieres, I love that Cole cried during his vows, and I loved all the umbrellas. I especially loved that they called me the day after their wedding with the sweetest thank-you message ever! Cole & Sara, you guys are amazing. Thanks so much for the honor of shooting your wedding - the rest of your images will be ready soon!
Getting ready, dinner & reception - Silver Cliff Ranch, Nathrop, CO
Ceremony (last minute backup) - Clearview Church, Buena Vista, CO
Flowers - Robin Bangert
Hair & Makeup - Tara Schaeffer
Cole is also Autumn's brother - she was the former owner of Cedar House, and I bought the studio from her when she & her husband moved to Alaska. It was so great to see her again!
While the girls are getting ready, the guys are playing a mean game of poker :)
This image below is what happens when they think I'm taking a picture of their feet.
Bridesmaids: "Wait, were you actually taking a picture just now ??!"
Me: "Whaaa? Psshhh... nnoooo..."
I love this shot of Sara and her dad, on the way to the First Look. I'm so glad they decided to do a First Look! I strongly suggest this whenever I can - it gives us so much more time to work with, and in this case, we were able to get a lot of the group shots done outside during a lull in the rain before it really started coming down. If we hadn't done a First Look, we wouldn't have ANY of the shots you see below. I highly recommend it!
So, at Clearview Church, there's this huge painting of Jesus in the front entryway. Every time I see it, I feel like he's threatening me. I can almost hear Jesus yelling, "What? What? You want to take this outside, punk?" Apparently one of the guests got the same vibe from the Jesus mural, too...although, one of the bridesmaids mentioned that she thought it looked like he was trying to hug her. I guess that's what they call a "difference in world outlook" ;) What do you think? Fight-in-the-parking-lot Jesus or big-group-hug Jesus?
Aah! I love this next shot - perfect timing!
Woohoo! Congratulations, you guys! And, just wondering... how long did it take you to figure out the truck horn? ;)