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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jenny and jimmy. V3 ranch wedding photographer

i love real moments at weddings – the ones that happen naturally without any direction. i took the photo below as i was passing through the hallway and looked out the front door to see jenny’s sister and bridesmaid praying for her. such a genuine and heartfelt moment!

for her “something blue,” jenny’s sister {becky} let her borrow a gorgeous blue stone ring. it was the same ring that becky’s husband had given her on their five year anniversary…

all of jimmy’s groomsmen were his handsome brothers…

jenny did such a great job of incorporating hearts into the day, and they were so beautifully subtle!

jenny and jimmy, thank you so much for trusting me to photograph one of the most important days in your life! :) it was an honor to witness your wedding and such a blessing getting to know you both. i hope your honeymoon in turks and caicos has been even better than you could have dreamed!

click *here* if you’d like to see all of the photos from jenny & jimmy’s V3 ranch wedding!

special thanks to all of the amazing vendors who made jenny and jimmy’s day so beautiful and seamless!

wedding planner and coordinator: lindsey muessel

florist: cori cook floral design

hair: rachel with charmed beauty

make-up: lara with the maquillage

wedding and reception venue: V3 ranch in breckenridge, co

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