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Boulder Wedding After The Floods

Donna and Ralph were married September 21, 2013 at their home in Boulder, Colorado.

This was a wedding that almost didn’t happen because of the historic flash floods that washed-away homes, cars, roads and killed eight people, a week before the wedding. The couple needed special permission to have the ceremony on their property, as it was in a closed-off area in. The reception was moved from a tent on their one acre lot to the Hotel Boulderado.

I had looked forward to this wedding all season long, as I don’t often get to photograph weddings in private homes. Plus, Ralph is a professional photographer who really likes documentary-style photography. Three classic photo books were on the coffee table when I arrived, Margaret Bourke-White’s “Moments In History”, “The World of Henri Cartier Bresson”, and a book by Walker Evans. All were amazing black and white documentary photographers. So the challenge was on, to capture personal moments that were truthful and honest.

It was a pleasure getting to know Donna and Ralph as well as their dog Rudy who delivered the actual wedding rings tied to his collar.

Cheers, Kent

Reception band the Hot Club Of Pearl Street

Donna’s cousin sings Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones.



  • Alison Williams - October 8, 2013 - 12:54 PM

    I’m glad you survived the high waters! Great work, as always Kent.


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