kelsey and dan, you were a dream to photograph, and i’m so thankful you chose me to photograph your wedding day!
there are no words for this incredible couple and wedding. julie dreamed of and created everything about their day, and i can’t wait to share more of it’s loveliness soon.
julie and joe, i hope you’re having a blast in boulder. thank you so much for inviting david and i to share in your day!
my good friend, neal, came to colorado to help me shoot a wedding, and he had the great idea to find a model for a fun film session. after shooting megan’s engagements, i knew she would be perfect! i don’t wanna brag, but dang i was right!
the last picture above was taken for a photo challenge that neal suggested. megan brought along a sweater that we hadn’t used in any pictures. so, the challenge was to take just one photo using the sweater and see who used it best. you can head over to neal’s page to judge for yourself…
mamiya 645, 80 1.9, portra 400
jenn and kyle had an amazing morning wedding, complete with sunshine, smiles, and surrounded by the love of family and friends. there were so many thoughtful details that i knew jenn could do a much better job describing them…
from the bride:
the love i feel for kyle isn’t about the butterflies and the swooning and the elated glow that you expect from being engaged and getting married. instead it is about comfort. he is my entire life. not just as a friend and my companion, but as someone who introduced me to everything that matters to me: my friends; my favorite books, bands, and television shows; even the way iget around town (on my blue, one-speed cruiser named “amelia”). the love I feel for kyle permeates my entire life. so we made a strong, conscious effort to make that apparent throughout our wedding and reception. we wanted everything to reflect who we are; sometimes in obvious references, sometimes in more subtle ways.
most of all, we wanted the wedding to be about sharing our lives with the people we love. people traveled across the world to spend the day with us (as far as yemen!), so we wanted our wedding and reception to be a celebration of our lives with them — it wasn’t just kyle and i who were being joined together, but we were joining together the lives of all our loved ones.
- Our officiant was my older brother and one of my best friends, Timothy. He was a huge influence on me growing up — he put the “nerd love”spark in me, which is a big part of why I fell in love with Kyle. He personalized the ceremony in a way that uniquely depicted us as a couple — both through loving passages and silly humor.
- The ceremony and reception musicians were friends of ours; hearing their voices as I walked down the aisle and we danced our first dance meant more to me than the actual songs.
- We made subtle references to our favorite TV show, “Doctor Who”. The groomsmen wore Chuck Taylors and Kyle wore cufflinks with emblems from the show; the officiant wore a top hat and bowtie. We had edible ball bearings on the wedding cake. We even included few lines in the ceremony that quoted the show — my favorite was during the exchanging of rings, rather than “till death do you part” we said “through wibbly, wobbly, timey, wimey…stuff.”
- As lovers and “connoisseurs” of craft beer and wine, we incorporated them into the decorations: Growlers for centerpieces and tables were “numbered” by brewery. Strands of hops were in all the flower arrangements. We tacked escort cards onto a cork board made out of wine corks. And our wedding favors were wine bottles that were cut into water glasses.
- Kyle and I are avid cyclists. To reflect this, our cake toppers were elegant, metal replicas of our bicycles. The programs were held in a basket in Kyle’s cruiser from the sixties. And we even tried to ride off on our cruisers together.
- We displayed our love for literature by incorporating a reading from my favorite author, Neil Gaiman, into the ceremony. The “groom’s cake” was a stack of our favorite books, which stood in front of a huge book display. And for our guest book, we asked guests to write in the margins of a first American edition of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”
- One of the most significant details were my old, new, borrowed, and blue: My blue was my garter, which my older sister bought me. My old was a bracelet Kyle’s grandfather had given his grandmother when they were dating after the war. A friend of ours, who Kyle considers his “little sister”, asked that I wear her grandmother’s *gorgeous* necklace for my borrowed, and to compliment it, I asked our friend’s mother to make matching earrings for my new. Collectively, they made me feel surrounded by love and reminded me of the magic of our families coming together