Blair and Jared got married at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. They like to drink whiskey with me. I think they are so cool.
Love this shot of Blair's dad seeing her for the first time:
You guys are just pure fun. Congratulations!
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Tres & Emily are pretty much the sweetest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They, and anyone who I spoke to, from the bridal party to their families, was kind, relaxed, and eager to help each other - almost fighting over helping each other! I loved it. "Can I get you a glass of water?" "No, but can I get YOU a glass of water?"
I LOVED this wedding. The whole day was just lovely. Emily has the grace and beauty of an old school movie star, and Tres is so warm and friendly, and I instantly was treated like one of the family. What a wonderful day!
One of the readings during the ceremony was from Emily's grandmother's copy of The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran (one of my favorite texts, BTW) - with her grandmother's old, old pressed flowers still inside! If you aren't familiar with Gibran's work, please, please check it out. It's lovely:
"You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. But let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of heavens dance between you.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow."
Em - your beauty is overwhelming. Seriously.
Love this handmade arch!
Em & Tres - you guys are amazing! Hope to hang out soon :)
Angela & Tyler met after a thunderstorm that lead them both to seek shelter at a local bar, and they just recently got married at Mount Princeton Hot Springs. They are both so laid-back, upbeat, and easy to be around that shooting their joy-filled wedding was a complete pleasure. Perfect light, lovely happy people, and working with some of my favorite vendors made this wedding an amazing experience...xoxo
(makeup by my favorite Peter at Mr. Beauty)
Getting ready at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort:
Love these shots of Angie's brother walking her down the aisle:
Kiddos getting bored. Love it:
A&T - you guys are incredible! Congrats on your new adventure :)
Chandra & Jeff might win an award for "couple to have the most fun at their own wedding" - this day was filled with laughter, dancing, family, singing, and pure joy. The view from Chandra's grandparents' house (right on the Arkansas River) was EPIC. The fall sunshine was glorious. I loved this day.
Love the peacock feather boutonnieres. Love the feathered hairpiece. Love the awesome blue shoes.
I love it when couples do a First Look!
So the week before the wedding, they came to BV to take care of some last-minute details. While they were driving into town, they spotted this sweet red Cadillac Eldorado convertible for sale on the side of the road. Chandra showed up at my studio 15 minutes later. "We left him a note on the windshield," she giggled. "Wouldn't it be cool if we could rent the car for the day?" Well, not only was the owner kind enough to let them use the car, he didn't charge them a thing! Maybe it has something to do with my long-standing fetish with old red convertibles, but I think this car made the day that much more perfect :)
Part of me is so used to living in Buena Vista that it's easy to forget how cool and random this place is. No, this is not a museum or tourist spot. Wooden boardwalk and all, these are actual, functional offices:
The ceremony was held on Chandra's grandparent's deck. It was SUPER windy, but I don't think anyone hardly noticed :)
Chandra's brothers walked her down the aisle:
After the ceremony, they headed down to the river where they said their own, private vows to each other. I felt a little bit like a paparazzo getting the following shots (even though they asked me to be there, I hid behind some bushes to let them have their privacy).
Chandra's "something old" and "something borrowed" were two of her grandmother's fur coats - which she definitely needed. It was a chilly fall day!
When Chandra & Jeff first came into town for their consultation, I introduced them to Daughter's (our amazing martini bar). It turned into a bit of tradition, and so it was only fitting that they decided to hold the after-party there. (The saved the full reception for the next week in Denver - you'll see images from the reception and Chandra's trash the dress shoot soon, too!)
Chandra & Jeff - you guys are seriously rad. Thanks for an unforgettable, wonderful day :)
You may remember Sarah & Ross from their sweet springtime engagement session. They recently got married at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort, and although it was quite windy, their day was lovely! I loved Sarah's choice of yellows and grays. Here are a few of my favorites from their wedding :)
I was so thrilled that Sarah & Ross decided to do a First Look! It makes the entire day go so much more smoothly :)
The groomsmen wore some of Ross' old wrestling medals:
I love this shot of Sarah trying to calm her nerves right before the ceremony:
Then the dance floor got CRAAZZYY. The only other people I've met who are able to throw a dance party this good are my friends in BV ... I might just be a little biased :)
Even this little dude got in on it :
Thanks so much, Sarah & Ross! The rest of your images will be ready VERY soon! :)