As a photographer, it's hard to go past a wedding where people get loose by the end of the night. Monika and Davis' fam really took it up a notch when it comes to parties - here are a few snaps from the Boettcher Mansion day in October.
What makes a couple photogenic? It's the ability to have fun and move naturally in front of the camera. That's. It. Just be comfortable and stop thinking about how you look. That's when you'll look your best, I promise.
For that reason, Page and Andrew were one of the most photogenic couples I've ever shot: they just loved each other and forgot the camera was there. They had fun. They *were* fun. Bloody hell, they even organised a firetruck to come to their wedding for photos. (Andrew is a fireman, and apparently that's a perk that accompanies the job.) The shadows of the stained glass in Immanuel Lutheran Church was just the icing on the cake.
I don't know if it's possible to have a more intimate, personal ceremony than this. Jordan and Fawn (whose engagement I photographed back in November) took to the Great Sand Dunes National Park to celebrate their love with about a dozen close friends (and one stranger), and every single thing about it was their own. The vows, the ceremony, the location, the outfits, the accommodation (a campsite): not one piece of it was cookie-cutter or Pinterest-inspired. I couldn't be happier to see two close friends build something so profound in their own way.
I attended as a guest, so I took the opportunity to shoot film, which is rare for me - the digital ones are in black & white, and the colour ones are Portra 400. x
When a bride from Atlanta called and told me she wanted to have her wedding in Winter Park in February (!!!), I was a little scared for her! Colorado's mountains can be nothing less than brutal if you catch them on the wrong day. But Chelsea somehow managed to bring with her unseasonably warm weather above freezing temperature, and the sun came out with her closest friends and family to celebrate the wedding. So did some rogue snowmobilers...the ceremony and portraits were interrupted three times by packs of tourists zooming by on snowmobiles! Thankfully everyone had a sense of humour about it.
And who would've guessed? This sunshine lover has come to love shooting weddings in the snow. x
Flowers by Melanie @ Woodstem Floral