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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paul and cathy.

it’s a wonder the people i’ve met and the profound moments i’ve witnessed because of my camera. this is my favorite image from paul and cathy’s intimate wedding, photographed early this year.

read more about their story from paul’s daughter, kelsey, below…

My dad, an avid outdoorsman, began dating cathy in 2009, shortly after she moved to colorado. He and Cathy enjoyed the outdoors in Colorado, hiking and biking their way through their relationship. Everyone’s world changed in December 2012 when he was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. as the family reeled in collective shock of the healthiest 66 year old any of us knew being diagnosed with this deadly disease, he and Cathy’s relationship grew stronger. In february of 2013, they decided to get married, knowing that they may not have much time as husband and wife.

In the small chapel at Greenwood Community Church, surrounded by their kids and grandkids, my dad and Cathy joined together in matrimony, demonstrating the true meaning of the vows to love one another “in sickness and in health”. Eight short weeks later, he passed away in his home, surrounded by his wife and children.

I learned so much about marriage from these special moments spent celebrating a love that was strengthened by adversity. despite the havoc that pancreatic cancer brought to our family, this day stands out in my mind as a statement of the strength of unconditional love — the love God demonstrates for us and that we, on our best days, shower upon one another.

In memory of Paul B. Anderson 1946-2013. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, teacher, coach and friend.

- Kelsey McCarthy


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katelyn and tom. a ten mile station, breckenridge wedding

tom’s expression is so priceless…

katelyn couldn’t decide whether to wear her veil, and i’m so thankful that she did. i’ve never been so happy about gusts of wind!

katelyn’s adorable mom caught the bouquet!

and tom’s brother caught the garter…

tom is a firefighter, and such a great group came to support him!

you should see the way tom’s face lights up when katelyn walks in the room – he absolutely cherishes her. and katelyn never looks more at ease than when tom is right next to her. it was such a gift witnessing their wedding vows, and they couldn’t have picked a more beautiful place for their special day than ten mile station in breckenridge. while there were terrible storms in nearby keystone, there were only a few sprinkles in breckenridge, and no amount of rain was going to ruin their day!

click *here* to see all of the photos from katelyn and tom’s ten mile station wedding!

wedding and reception venue: ten mile station, breckenridge

wedding coordinator: johanna patton of distinctive mountain events

flowers: the holly berry

hair: breck hair

hair adornment: twigs and honey

dress: claire pettibone, purchased at little white dress bridal shop

caterer: breckenrige hospitality

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katelyn and tom. ten mile station wedding photographer

i’m in love with this couple, their amazing family and friends, and ten mile station! the rain even held off for 95% of the day, so it really couldn’t have been more perfect! i’ll be sharing more soon!

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