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The true victory in life lies not on the field but in the heart. I was honored to witness the electric connection between these two. Their passion for each other is undeniable and it just resonates from these photos. Congratulations Brandon & Nadia, thank you for braving the cold, and for allowing me to document your incredible love story. I’m excited to see where your future takes you.

 

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Denver Wedding Photographer

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  • Mia Jean Harlow - February 11, 2016 - 2:59 pm

    OMG stop it! These are perfection!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Newman - February 11, 2016 - 2:59 pm

    These are absolutely stunning pictures. Love!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Stamm Weitz - February 11, 2016 - 3:25 pm

    ohhhh I so needed to stop and let you know that shot with the ring in focus and they couple at sunset…absolutely dreamy. Gorgeous work!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Hendee - February 11, 2016 - 3:33 pm

    ohhhhh love the light. Gorgeous picturesReplyCancel

  • Melissa Mullins - February 11, 2016 - 6:12 pm

    So gorgeous! The looks so relaxed and happy.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Bond - February 11, 2016 - 7:19 pm

    Ohhhh I LOVE these! Perfection!ReplyCancel

  • CAllie Elizabeth Riesling - February 11, 2016 - 10:18 pm

    <3 such a beautiful couple! You did a great job! Love the light!ReplyCancel

We met Morgan some 6 years ago. She was one of the first people I had ever photographed. When she got engaged to Zach she asked if we would be willing to fly out to Washington. Of course combining our love for travel and weddings was a definite yes.

We spend a week riding ferries, exploring Pikes Place Market, and enjoying what the gorgeous state of Washington had to offer.

I love Morgan & Zach’s story, so I’m going to let Morgan tell it. Enjoy.

“Zach and I have known each other since infancy but we grew up in different states. Our story wouldn’t pick up again until we were 17 and met at a reunion in Cannon Beach, Oregon the summer of 2007. We were both a little bit smitten, roasting s’mores on the beach, late nights filled with stories, piecing together the last 12 years. Then senior year of high school came for both of us, Zach was accepted to the prestigious United States Military Academy and I went off to Azusa Pacific in Southern California. We spent hours on the phone and I made annual trips out for the academy balls but the timing wasn’t right for us yet.

Then in the fall of 2013 Zach deployed to Afghanistan and we reconnected. We began corresponding as often as we could and on December 26th, 2013 we decided to try a very long distance relationship. When Zach got back to the states we started to plan my move from Colorado to Washington, where he was stationed at Ft. Lewis. After 12 months of being long distance I made the move to join him. Then on February 28th we planned a trip back to Cannon Beach for the first time together since 2007. As we were watching the sunset Zach got down on one knee and proposed and then we roasted smores together again.

My inspiration for the wedding centered around our historic venue and the dress uniforms worn in the Army. I wanted something romantic and elegant, a magical night that could whisk everyone away for a few hours to celebrate love and enjoy good music and lots of dancing. The wedding was a formal affair, floor length Navy dresses for the bridal party and dress blues and tuxedos for the men. Our color palette was navy, gold, and blush. My uncle was our florist and he transformed an already beautiful venue into an enchanted fairy tale. We gave a nod to the Army by having the saber arch, which is comprised of 6 officers in uniform creating an arch out of sabers. The bride and groom walk through until they are stopped at the end where they must give a kiss to pass. As the bride and groom exit the final saber bearer taps the bride and says “Welcome to the army ma’am.” It was a night to remember because I got to enter into a lifelong commitment with my best friend, the man who surpassed my wildest dreams. All the other details were just icing on the cake.”

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Vendors:

Venue: Monte Cristo Ballroom

Florist: Swanky Bastard

Dress Shop: The Wedding Bell

Cake: Mike’s Amazing Cakes

 

Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding.

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  • Ashley Busch - January 21, 2016 - 6:22 pm

    I absolutely love that veil shot and the dancing photos! Such a pretty wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Kristina Svezintsev - January 21, 2016 - 6:26 pm

    The bride is so stunning! I absoltely love the picture of all of the girls sitting together and praying! What a sweet moment! Great album!ReplyCancel

  • Keziah Kelsey - January 21, 2016 - 7:27 pm

    Very sweet and pretty. I love the first couple shot against the wall. very romanticReplyCancel

  • Danielle Bond - January 21, 2016 - 7:35 pm

    Oh goodness! I love the flowers along the aisle. Such a stunning wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Pettit - January 21, 2016 - 10:36 pm

    These make my heart hurt. So much love in that story, and soooo romantic! The swords, airiness, and muted colors made this just so simple and you photographed this brilliantly!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie Crate - January 21, 2016 - 11:10 pm

    Love the blowing veil shot during couples portraits!ReplyCancel

  • Deziree Dufresne - January 22, 2016 - 5:17 am

    Such a beautiful, elegant wedding! I love your romantic style and that veil shot is STUNNING!ReplyCancel

  • Adena Rossiter - January 22, 2016 - 5:33 am

    Wow! Incredible pictures of a gorgeous wedding! Love that veil!ReplyCancel

  • Kristina Marshall - January 24, 2016 - 3:52 am

    You captured this day beautifully! I love that you incorporated their story into this post as well. BEAUTIFUL!ReplyCancel

We’ve had a incredible year with some truly fantastic couples. We will splitting our year end review into a few different categories. So we are starting out with our favorite wedding day portraits of 2015. Take a peek.

 

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Colorado Wedding Photographer

 

 

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Chanelle & I met some 6 years ago, and I have followed her and Sean’s story since the beginning, and was thankful we were able to be a part of their journey from engagement through their big day. It allowed me to see how magical their love truly is for each other.

The blush Jenny Yoo dresses the bridesmaids wore matched the outdoor ceremony perfectly giving it a whimsical feel. Chanelle was escorted down the aisle by both her father and her mother showing the close bond they all shared. The emotion among the guests was electric.

The reception that followed was as fairy-tale as the ceremony was but with lots of dancing and laughter, and even a surprise dance from Chanelle & her father.

We are so happy we were able to follow you through this process. We wish you nothing but the best in the future!

 

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Vendors:

Venue: Chatfield Botanic Gardens

Florist: Julie Winje

Catering: Biscuits and Berries

Bridal Shop: Felice Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo

Cake: Mulberries Cake Shop

DJ: DJ West

Make-up: Jo Vu Make-up

Hair: Ashley Zerfoss

 

Chatfield Botanic Gardens Wedding

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  • Cara Elizabeth - December 17, 2015 - 1:39 am

    Seriously that photo with the rainbow!! To die for. Loving these!!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Stamm Weitz - December 17, 2015 - 3:34 pm

    ahhh these are so beautiful! In love with the vail shot close up of the two of them. Just beautiful. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many bridemaids and groomsmen! Way to go!ReplyCancel

  • Mackenzie Nemeth-Suko - December 17, 2015 - 4:45 pm

    As I was scrolling through thinking to myself, ‘could this wedding, these photos, the BRIDE-be any more perfect?’ Then the rainbow pic happned! I just can’t, this is all perfection!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie Crate - December 17, 2015 - 6:36 pm

    Beautiful portraits post-ceremony. Such gorgeous light and work!ReplyCancel

  • Erica Thompson Swantek - December 18, 2015 - 5:55 am

    Wow such a beautiful wedding! Her veil is amazing!ReplyCancel

I knew right from the beginning that we were the photographer for this couple. We bonded over stories of our pup’s as well as Yi’s love for photos.

It’s couples like Yi and LI who remind me of just how small the world truly is. This couple grew up a few miles apart in Taiwan but didn’t actually cross paths until many years later while going to college in Texas. If that isn’t a story of fate, I don’t know what is.

Colorado is a popular destination for Texas couples looking to add to the beauty of their wedding day. Piney River Ranch always rises to that challenge with spectacular views and lush greenery. It was a perfect backdrop to Yi’s sophisticated and classic style.

Yi and LI chose to share this day with just 30 of their closest friends and family making it a very intimate event. After the ceremony Yi changed into her traditional Taiwanese wedding dress which was the perfect way to tie in their native culture. Making the evening more light-hearted, both the bride and the groom wore matching Nike’s during their reception.

The newly married couple showed just how fun they are when I asked them to dance so that I could capture that moment. While I was picturing a slow dance they both burst into ‘Gangnam Style.’ I love when my couples surprise me!

From the simply stunning floral’s to the delicate decorations this day couldn’t have been better planned. Thank you for letting us share your day with you!

 

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Vendors

Venue: Piney River Ranch

Day of  Coordinator : Sweetly Paired

Florist: Bella Calla

Dress: BHLDN

Cake: Batter

Hair and makeup: Beautify by  Christel Hess

 

 

Piney River Ranch Wedding

 

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  • Julie Livermore - December 3, 2015 - 3:58 pm

    So much to love about these…the boys sign, ha, the gorgeous boat pics, beautiful details and the dress change at the end!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Bixenmann-Taylor - December 3, 2015 - 4:35 pm

    Beautiful wedding! Ilove the dog and ring shot!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Busch - December 3, 2015 - 4:44 pm

    So much cool in this wedding! River, Gangnam, pup ring shot and the dance down the aisle! Perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer M Koskinen - December 3, 2015 - 5:00 pm

    OMG I LOVE EVERY PHOTO!! Seriously, and what a delightful location, couple, and sense of joy throughout this story! I’m so happy for these people (and love the comedy in the set, too!) Congratulations to the happy couple!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Bond - December 3, 2015 - 7:24 pm

    What a fun and unique wedding! LOVE the ones in the boat!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Walsh - December 3, 2015 - 7:32 pm

    Your detail shots are amazing! Really beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Trout - December 3, 2015 - 7:41 pm

    Best back story ever! What a gorgeous bride!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Olson Downham - December 3, 2015 - 8:21 pm

    Oh my gosh those shots in the boat. Amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Kayla Feldman Scott - December 3, 2015 - 10:19 pm

    Wow…. These are so beautiful!!! You are such an amazing photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Lamb - December 4, 2015 - 12:41 am

    Nice work! The river portraits are my favorite. :) ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Mullins - December 4, 2015 - 1:43 am

    Wow, how gorgeous! Love the images with the dogs and in the boat.ReplyCancel

  • Willy Wilson - December 4, 2015 - 5:20 am

    Beautiful photos and love some of the more unconventional shots. Gorgeous work as always!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie Back Edwards - December 4, 2015 - 6:47 am

    Wow so many amazing images. Love the location! The boat images and those boys are too cute. Amazing story about where they grew up and where they met.ReplyCancel

When we was asked to photograph Joy and Cuncho’s wedding in North Carolina I was both humbled and excited! North Carolina has become one of my favorite places in the U.S., so being able to get back there was at the top of my list. Coming from a place with amazing landscape I was awed by the beauty their state holds. The open atrium they chose for their venue is hard to put into words that will do it justice. The lush greenery really made Joy’s dress the center of attention. Not to be outdone by his mother, little Mason nearly brought the entire venue to tears as he cried watching Joy walk down the aisle.  Their second line parade walking from ceremony to their reception was an amazing way to start off their evening. The giant trees surrounding the reception matched the personalities of their guests making this a night to remember. May you enjoy this time in your life as much as we enjoyed being a part of your special day.

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North Carolina Wedding Photographer

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Ceremony Venue: The Atrium

Reception Venue: Bakery 105

Wedding Coordinator & Florist: Creative Touch

Cake: One Belle Bakery

DJ: DJ Jus Right

Catering: 128 South

 

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Few backdrops compare to that of the base of a mountain for a wedding. Stephanie and Jared couldn’t have chosen a more picturesque location for their special day.

Women seem to be more inclined to show their emotions which is why I find it so sweet when a groom surprises their soon to be wife with a private note prior to their ceremony. Watching Stephanie’s face glow as she read the note seemed to raise the anticipation for the exchange of vows.

Stephanie chose to do something very unique by having a ‘first look’ with her Dad. A lot of brides choose to do a ‘first look’ in order to allow additional time for pictures before the ceremony but this had much more meaning. Being a mother, I couldn’t help but appreciate the intimate moment between father and daughter on her wedding day. It was a very tender and sweet exchange that was packed with love.

As the unpredictable Colorado weather makes its presence known with thunder clapping in the distance the rain held off until their first kiss as husband and wife. A little luck was on their side!

Picture time with the bridal party was one of those you just don’t forget as a photographer. The bridesmaid’s subtle pink dresses complemented the softness of Stephanie’s making for a whimsical photo shoot. When you have a bridal party who enjoys having a good time the pictures come out that much better. We laughed together, walked among the beautiful trees and only harmed a few bottles of champagne in the process!

The night began and ended with a bang just as you would want. The love between Stephanie and Jared filled the room and excited their guests. I am thankfully they chose me to be their wedding photographer and to share in their special day. We wish them all the best in the future!2015-08-31_00272015-08-31_00282015-08-31_00292015-08-31_00262015-08-31_00302015-08-31_00312015-08-31_00322015-08-31_00332015-08-31_00342015-08-31_00352015-08-31_00362015-08-31_00372015-08-31_00382015-08-31_00392015-08-31_00402015-08-31_00412015-08-31_00422015-08-31_00432015-09-01_00012015-08-31_00452015-08-31_00462015-08-31_00472015-08-31_00482015-08-31_00492015-08-31_00502015-08-31_00512015-08-31_00522015-08-31_00532015-08-31_00542015-08-31_00552015-08-31_0056

 

Breckenridge Wedding Photographer

 

Vendors

Venue: Sevens Restaurant Breckenridge

Florals: Bella Lu

Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Makeup: Allison Beach

Cake: Mulberry Cakes

 

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Each year as we begin to wrap up our season, I can’t help but feel so incredibly thankful for the amazing weddings we photographed, and the couples that have been become a part our family. Thank you for a wonderful 2014! We are forever grateful for each and every one of you!

 

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Denver Wedding Photographer

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