lauren & tate. ten mile station, breckenridge

lauren and tate are two of the most fun-loving people i’ve ever met, and their ten mile station wedding was a perfect reflection of their joyful relationship! laughter filled the whole day, and they even reacted with humor when they were forced to move their mountain view wedding indoors due to rain. for example, when tate began his vows after moving inside, he started with, “they really should rename this place ‘ten smile station!’” everyone erupted in laughter, and the mood was immediately lightened to what it was when the sun was shining. best wishes for a long and laughter-filled marriage to this incredible couple!

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tate included john 15:9 when he proposed to lauren…

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the train of lauren’s dress was actually stuck in the locked doors behind her, but you’d never know from the smile on her face!

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lauren’s sister snuck a little note into tate’s hand as she greeted him. i really want to know what it said!

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lauren and tate stamped a bible during their ceremony – such a wonderful idea.

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…and of course every fourth of july wedding needs some american pride!

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what guests thought was going to be the garter toss became a flash mob dance to five different michael jackson songs!

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lauren & tate’s first look. ten mile station, breckenridge

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lauren and tate’s wedding day was a dream to photograph! although they had to move indoors in the middle of their ceremony, they handled it with grace, and didn’t let it put a damper on their day. it won’t be long before i can share lots more!

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taylor and michael. lair o the bear park engagement photographer

taylor and michael picked lair o the bear park in morrison, colorado for their engagement session, and it just happened to be one of the most beautiful times of the year! spring green surrounded us wherever we went, the creek was swiftly flowing, and we even found plenty of blooms that made for gorgeous photos. we wandered around for much longer than our planned hour since everywhere we turned was a perfect photo opportunity, and we really lost track of time. i really love it when my couples and i forget the time; it definitely means everyone is relaxed and enjoying themselves!

i also love when couples incorporate things they enjoy doing together into their engagement sessions since it really helps to make the photos more meaningful and personal. of course i was thrilled when taylor mentioned they brought a hammock, and they even strung it up in their usual spot next to the river. usually they bring two hammocks to relax side by side, but they only brought one for our session so they could be snuggly – so cute! i was shocked at how easy it was to set up the hammock – especially since david and i have had one for probably 3 years, and we still haven’t used it! i think we’ll probably head up to lair o the bear soon and steal taylor and michael’s spot.

taylor and michael are planning an unplugged, outdoor wedding – my favorite! maybe i shouldn’t have favorites…but weddings aren’t children, right? i really am thrilled about the “unplugged” aspect, so that all of their guests can be present and enjoy everything as it’s happening through their own eyes, rather than through a screen. i’ll be there to capture everything, and hopefully that anticipation of waiting for photos will also bring an added element excitement for everyone. i can’t wait to share my images!

 

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jenna & nathan’s breakfast in bed anniversary session. denver, colorado

jenna and nathan’s  breakfast in bed anniversary session was so much fun to photograph! they have been married for two blissful years and are just as smitten with each other today as they were on their first date. nathan wanted to make the morning of their 2nd anniversary one that jenna would never forget. the couple live in the most adorable, mid-century modern house in denver, colorado which was the perfect backdrop for their styled anniversary session. nathan showered jenna with beautiful blooms, a delicious breakfast in bed, a hand-written card… and more blooms! jenna hit the jackpot! do they make more of you, nathan?

it was also a treat to work with tricia of violet floral design! she’s crazy talented, and she created all of the floral arrangements for our shoot, even helping to show nathan how to hand tie the bouquet. flowers make any occasion more cheerful, and it was wonderful to have so many gorgeous blooms to photograph!

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