Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Denver Clock Tower Wedding- Colorado Weddings

From the moment I met Renee, I knew it was meant to be.  We hit it off so well and I was so excited when she chose me to be her wedding photographer.  Her first photographer fell through so she found me a little later in the game and I am so thankful!

They chose not to have a bridal party so instead family members were just hanging out together while she was getting ready and before the ceremony.  It was a very relaxed way to start the day.

Her colors of blush, charcoal, and unpolished gold accented each other beautifully!

I have always wanted to shoot at the Clock Tower in Downtown Denver and it did not disappoint.

We did their first look on the top floor and then climbed a spiral staircase WAY up to the bell tower.  Ryan is a bit afraid of heights and I was so proud of him for making it all the way up there so we could do photos.  It is such a cool and unique view of the city.

The clock made for such a beautiful backdrop for photos.  All that natural light!!!

Look at Renee and her boys.

Is this bride not absolutely stunning??  Her dress was to die for!!! I loved all of the lace.  And it looked so pretty against the skyline of downtown. 

The ring bearer and flower girl are their niece and nephew and they stole the show! 

Their ceremony was beautiful and full of laughter, joy and smiles. 

Don't they just look so happy together??

They waited a LONG time to get married (hence their Instagram tag #thesevenyearhitch) so the whole day was full of joy and celebration!

After the ceremony, we headed down the tower and out onto the busy down town streets.  It had been raining on and off all day but the skies cleared for our pictures.  Yahoo!

It is an experience doing wedding portraits in the middle of a busy down town area.  But it was so much fun!  They got tons of whistles and well-wishes and even got photo-bombed by a big bear. 

There was a big festival going on so the streets were blocked off, which made it difficult for the guests but was great for taking photos in the middle of the street.  I love how in black and white you can't tell which era it is.  Could have been 100 years ago!

I think these are my favorite!


After our down town shots it was time to party!!!

The dance floor was a bit crowded but that makes for more fun and great pictures.  There is nothing worse than an empty dance floor at a wedding!

It was a beautiful and special day and a night to remember!  Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day Ryan and Renee.  May your marriage be full of love and laughter!

Big thanks to all of the vendors who made the day flow beautifully and come off without a hitch.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

The Frohne Family- Denver Family Photographer

This session was particularly special to me.  It was like my past meeting my present.  Alex and I were in high school youth group together and even went on a mission trip to inner city Chicago together.  Fast forward a few years and in college I met Jackie. She and I were both in the middle school education program at CCU together.  Then Jackie and Alex got married and they moved to the opposite side of the city.

For mother's day this year, Alex decided he wanted to give Jackie family photos this year.  He remembered this his best friend had some photos done a few years ago and he liked them so he looked up the photographer.  It was me!  His best friend's brother is my husband's best friend from childhood.  Small world, right?!  I was so happy to hear from Alex and to reconnect with him and Jackie and meet their kids. 

One more shout-out to Alex for picking everyone's outfits.  He even bought Jackie this beautiful dress!  

We had a fun evening together and I loved when they wanted to do this photo.  It was a re-creation of a candid picture from a few years ago.  I love their laughter.

The family that laughs together.....stays together.

I think these are my favorite!!

With all of my family sessions, I make sure that I get at least a few photos of just the couple together.  Often it is the first time since their wedding that they have had a professional picture.   These two informed me that they didn't even really have that.  They were trying to save money for their wedding so they just had a "friend" take pictures.  And the pictures didn't really turn out and they regret it!  Wedding photography is so hard to spend money on, especially when you are trying to cut costs, but is the #1 regret I hear from people about their weddings if they go budget or use a "family" friend.  Don't do it!!!  Hire someone to document the beginning of your life together.  If you don't, you will regret it.

No matter...I love that these two are obviously still crazy about each other after all these years.

Wesley and Molly were a bit shy with their smiles but I managed to get a few genuine smiles out of these pre-teens!  It can be such a tough age because they tend to be self-conscious but it is my favorite age and I love figuring out how to coax them out of their shells.

Colorado is so green and beautiful right now and the Evergreen Lake House was a perfect backdrop for our session.

Colorado was showing off.  Who can resist the beauty of the mountains?

It was so good to see you and catch up Frohnes.  You have a beautiful family and it was an honor to spend the evening with you.

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