Last week I had a wonderful time photographing one of my wedding couples from 2009. Here is a link to their wedding post. It was a combination welcome home from the war in Afghanistan and an after the fact engagement session. Brandon and Kristin were married last November in Estes Park. Five days after their wedding Brandon shipped out with the Oregon National Guard. They had wanted to do an engagement session before their wedding but there just wasn’t time. We had talked about doing a session at the Downtown Aquarium, Denver since they both enjoy the ocean.
Kristin came up with a plan to surprise Brandon at the Airport in Denver by having me photograph as his family and friends greeted him arriving in the terminal at Denver International Airport. I really felt like I was a newspaper photographer again as his parents stood holding a University of Wyoming flag welcoming him home for two weeks leave before he goes back to searching for roadside bombs.
A couple of days later we did their belated engagement session at the Aquarium. I love to photograph couples in mind blowing visual locations that also have a personal connection. I feel honored that Kristin asked me to document Brandon’s arrival as well as hanging out with them at the Aquarium.