taylor & michael. conifer, colorado wedding photographer

i could really go on and on about the sweet simplicity of taylor and michael’s conifer, colorado wedding! one of my favorite quotes of all time is, “i want a marriage more beautiful than my wedding,” and although taylor and michael’s wedding was beautiful, their focus on the importance and meaning of their vows was such a testament to how they view marriage. it was such an honor to witness their wedding day!

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it had been rainy all morning, but the clouds parted the very moment taylor got out of her car for her bridal portraits!

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trisha with violet floral design created such beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements! taylor shared this story with me about why she chose to include anemones in her bouquet, and i’m thrilled that she was willing to share here, too!…

Anemone flowers caught my eyes a few years back. It very quickly became a flower that I delight in! When I came across the flower I quickly did a bit of research as to if the flower had any meaning. I found that it has the meaning of “undending love” and “forsaken.” The flower seemed to be a symbol to me of the undending love of Abba for me and the life I had forsaken for a new wild adventure with Yahweh.
A couple years after this discovery, I was sitting with Scott (The husband who married us) as he was deep his Hebrew studies pointing out things he thought I would find interesting. He showed me the verse in Song of Soloman that in his Hebrew translation literally said the following:

Song of Soloman 2:2 As an anemone among the thorns so is my darling among daughters

I was in shock. Scott had no idea about my love of this flower and it was right there in the text before me. I chose to have anemones in my bouquet as it brings much delight to my heart. A symbol to me that whispers my identity and place among the thorns. What a picture it is because anemones are stunning and intricate!

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michael first saw taylor as she walked up the hill, and then he met her half way to walk her down the aisle. walking together to the altar was symbolic of entering into marriage together, and it was one of the sweetest moments i have ever been blessed to witness.

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i love that you can see the wind blowing in taylor’s hair for their first look photo! here’s a little more about “rauch” from taylor…

In our Hebrew studies Michael and I developed a love for the word ruach. Ruach translates to Breath of God, Spirit, Wind. The word has unfolded beautifully for us in our lives as we are constantly in movement with the spirit, getting life breathed into us, and experiencing God amongst the touch of wind. The sky surrounding the meadow we were to be married in cleared into bright sun and blue skies as the ceremony began. As the wind began to swarm wildly Mandy interjected by acknowledging the largest presence. “We might be shouting over the wind which is beautiful because the wind is part of the presence here with us-bear with us if we have to go into loud speaker mode!’’ Scott then described the following, “In scripture the word for spirit is also the word for wind-so if the wind picks up today it’s no surprise.” Ruach was the word in which he was referring.

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oops…the cake was still frozen when they went to cut it, so the knife broke!

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*click here* to see all of the photos from taylor and michael’s intimate conifer, colorado wedding!

special thanks to these wonderful vendors who helped make taylor and michael’s conifer, colorado wedding so perfect!

florals: tricia with violet floral design

dress: a & bé bridal shop

dj: Encore Pro dj

venue: newton-stromberg park

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ann & jason. an aspen, colorado mountain wedding photographer

ann and jason had a perfect aspen, colorado mountain wedding. i was so lucky to be a small part of their day! jason began his day by getting ready at the st. regis aspen resort, and ann got ready at the little nell – both incredible venues! then everyone headed to the top of aspen mountain for the big event.

the weather on the wedding deck was incredible! we had nothing but blue skies and perfect clouds for the ceremony, and the sun shone beautifully for all of the family and wedding party portraits. the biggest surprise of the day was when a little fox decided to make an appearance! he sat patiently on a hill for at least 5 minutes while i {and many guests} took his photo. we even kept seeing him hanging around the wedding deck throughout the night!

ann and jason, i hope your photos help you relive your aspen, colorado mountain wedding! you were a dream to work with, and i am so blessed to call you my friends!

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the adorable ring bearer was *in love* with ann! so cute!

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*click here* to see all the photos from ann and jason’s incredible aspen, colorado mountain wedding!

thank you to these wonderful vendors:

ann’s dress: anna maier purchased at anna be

hair/make-up: salon tullio

jason’s suit: the black tux

florist: garden path

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katharine & jason. v3 breckenridge wedding photographer

i am so excited to share katharine and jason’s v3 breckenridge wedding! even though we’ve been in colorado over four years, mountain weddings are still such a thrill for me, and katharine and jason chose one of my favorite venues. like so many other weddings this year, rain tried to threaten their day, but thankfully the clouds parted just before the ceremony! enough of my babbling… enjoy the photos!

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katharine has amazing taste in jewelry, and her bridesmaids were thrilled to receive their beautiful gifts!

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the sprinkles gave us a fun excuse to use a bubble umbrella for a photo or two…

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 *click here* to see all of the photos from katharine and jason’s V3 breckenridge wedding!

special thanks to all of these wonderful vendors who made the day so perfect:

wedding planner: erica of colorado occasions

wedding and reception venue: v3 ranch, breckenridge

florals: somerset floral design

cake: sugar breck

dress designer and boutique: stella york from bolee bridal couture, ca

band: hunker down

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kristin & jeff. a four seasons denver wedding

kristin and jeff had the most amazing four seasons denver wedding! i’m so used to photographing gorgeous weddings in mountain settings that it was such a welcome change to capture kristin and jeff’s wedding day in a classy, urban setting. it is also such a blessing when i am able to work with amazing vendors like the four seasons denverwe tie the knots and cori cook floral design. even when there was a threat of rain just before the ceremony, cammye and liz had everything under control and running smoothly.

“first looks” have also become fairly common {i had one 11 years ago, and it was such a great time to spend alone with my groom!}. on the other hand, even though i love first looks, it is also so special when grooms get to see their brides for the first time as they walk down the aisle. jeff had such a sweet expression as he waited for his bride, and their excitement after they said their vows was contagious! even their adorable daughter, harper, was clapping as they walked back down the aisle together!

kristin and jeff, thank you for having me along as a small part of your incredible wedding day! many wishes for a long and blissful marriage!

Click *here* to see all of the photos from kristin and jeff’s wedding day!

special thanks to these amazing vendors:

ceremony/reception venue, caterer and cake: the four seasons hotel, denver

wedding coordinator: we tie the knots

florist: cori cook floral design

calligrapher: maeve and peach

dress: modern trousseau, from anna be bridal

bride’s shoes: benjamin adams

bride’s halo: iva halo from bhldn

bride’s jewelry: family heirlooms

groom’s suit and shoes: hugo boss and johnston and murphy

ring designer: vera wang

ceremony music: steve shurack

dj: fredrick lewis with m3pdj

rentals: chairished vintage

chairs: charming chairs

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