This is one of those weddings that you don’t want to share because you’re holding onto it so tightly. I know that fellow photographers will understand this feeling. When Sutton, owner of the incredible planning company By Sutton, called me and said, “I have this incredible couple and I know you’ll be the perfect fit for them!”, I knew it was going to be a good one. She went on to tell me that they were having their wedding on Golden Ledge, which is a mountain in Telluride, Colorado. That’s literally all that’s up there…a mountain. That means that Sutton and her team completely build Julie and Chase’s ceremony and reception site. When I showed up the day before the wedding, to photograph their family champagne toast, my jaw hit the ground. I’ve never seen a ceremony site as beautiful. You had to walk through these gorgeous trees to get to it and it felt like magic. You’ll see in the photos bellow that this was a dream wedding, but what you won’t see is the way these two families love. I’ve never seen bigger cheerleaders for their children than Julie and Chase’s parents. Not to mention, the support from their incredible siblings. I wanted to be adopted into that family so badly.Read More
Peach and Pearl Events, along with Florals by the Sea did an absolutely incredible job with this elegant Carillon Beach wedding. Natalie and Liam decided to shake things up and do it a little different (which I love and was all about when Natalie first reached out to me). They ended up having the “wedding” on a Friday, which included the getting ready, formals, ceremony, and a cocktail style reception. That left four hours of relaxing and partying on Saturday, at their gorgeous tented reception. I loved the way this all unfolded, as the two of them were really able to relax and enjoy friends and family on Saturday.Read More
When I began photographing weddings 12 years ago they were completely different. Wedding magazines had been around for a while, but wedding blogs were a newer thing. Pinterest wasn’t a thing. You would cut out photographs and tips from magazines and put them into a folder. Now, we have the internet and social media at our fingertips. This is a wonderful thing, but it can also be overwhelming and make some couples obsessive. Thanks to wedding blogs, it almost feels like a competition to have your wedding featured or to have the prettiest details. While details are an important part of your wedding day, they are certainly not what it’s about or what your guests will take away from the day.Read More
I get a lot of couples that don’t really understand why engagement sessions are important or if it’s something they really need to do. I want to use this space to go over some simple reasons as to why engagement sessions are a wonderful addition to your wedding collection.
Click to read the reasons I believe engagement sessions are vital.Read More
Adrienne and Wes had originally planned to have their wedding somewhere else, but Eden Gardens State Park stole their hearts. It was also easier for more family members to come if they had it locally. One of my favorite details is Adrienne using her grandmother’s dress as part of her reception display. It was such a special touch and a great way to honor her.Read More