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Megan and Chad were married on the Vail Wedding Deck June 26, 2015, by Rabbi Baskin in a classic Jewish wedding ceremony, which included a chuppah with support posts made from Aspen trees, and beautiful flower arrangements from Vintage Magnolia. The couple met in the singles line of the Born Free Express Lift while skiing at Vail.

Kona, their dog, played a big part in the wedding ceremony. She was so well-behaved that she didn’t need to be on a leash at the hotel, in Vail Village, on the lift, or at the top of the mountain. Everyone at the Arrabelle where Megan prepared for the wedding, and also where the Ketubah signing took place, loved having Kona in residence.

After their mountaintop ceremony, the happy couple took a pedicab ride to the Donovan Pavilion for the reception. The dancing started after a wonderful dinner catered by The Gourmet Cowboy. First the couple danced, followed by dancing with parents, then came the Horah, a traditional Jewish wedding dance where two people seated in chairs, are hoisted into the air by the wedding guests. It began with Megan and Chad, followed by each set of parents and then grandparents. Later Megan performed a Polish bridal dance where she donned a head scarf and danced with almost everyone at the wedding – one at a time.

My good friend Bill Holland, joined me as guest photographer and contributed some great images.

Sarah Biggs with The Gourmet Cowboy helped them plan and pull off their wedding in great style.

Courtney Mirablie with Vail Resorts did a good job of getting everyone up and down the mountain including Kona without a single hitch.

Mindy McNitt with the Donovan Pavilion kept everything together during their reception.

Thank you Megan & Chad for allowing me to photograph your wedding, and please let me know if you ever need a dog sitter for Kona.

Congratulations, Kent

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Laura and Jake were married at the Maroon Bells Amphitheater June 17, 2015 followed by a reception at Hallam Lake at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.

Destination weddings at the Maroon Bells near Aspen, Colorado, have a unique thing in common, crazy fun stuff that I couldn’t predict, just happens. It’s truly a special place and the people who decide to get married there are mountain loving adventurers.

Laura and Jake fell down laughing in the meadow below the amphitheater where their ceremony was held and almost fell in the water while wading in Maroon Lake. I actually fell down later while photographing Jake kissing the roasted pig, that was served for dinner, when the table collapsed.

Geri and I had a blast trying to keep up with these two at one of our favorite Colorado mountain wedding locations. I had been to Hallam Lake a few times over the years making pictures for the Glenwood Post and the Denver Post. It’s really cool and laid back place for a wedding reception including a fire pit for guests to sit around listening to music and dance.

Watching Laura and her father dance became a little picture story as her mother was recording a video using her iphone documenting their entire dance though teary eyes.

Thank you Laura & Jake for choosing me to photograph your wedding!

Congratulations, Kent & Geri

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Heather and Husein were married at the Garden of the God’s Club and Resort in Colorado Springs, May 30, 2015. My good friend Lauren Brimhall, asked me to be her second photographer for her last Colorado wedding. She moved back to New Jersey earlier this year. The Garden of the God’s Club is one of […]

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Claudia and Nick were married May 16, 2015, in Long Branch, New Jersey at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa. They chose to have a destination wedding along the Jersey Shore.

Geri and I enjoy photographing destination weddings for discriminating clients. In this case, the bride’s father and I were classmates in journalism school at Wichita State University. Perry, was a great source of inspiration during our college days. Perry recounted a story about how he and another student asked me what I was working on late one night in the darkroom, and I said, “just working on my portfolio.” He and Larry have been laughing about that comment for years – and I’m still working on my portfolio!

The morning of the wedding I photographed Claudia having her hair and makeup done at arje The Salon where the owner, Rocoo Zoppi, acted as her personal stylist. Geri spent the morning with Nick, who spent some time learning how to tie his necktie via You Tube, and also get his son, Luke, dressed for the wedding.

Claudia and Nick decided to do a ‘reveal’ and see each other before their ceremony, so they could have family history pictures made ahead of time, allowing them to go straight from the ceremony to the cocktail reception.

After dinner we took the happy couple for a stroll along the boardwalk at twilight for a few romantic scene-setting photos.

Thank you Claudia, Nick, and Perry for inviting us out to experience the Jersey Shore, which we’d heard so much about!

Cheers, Kent

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Wedding Photojournalist Association announced the 2014 Fourth Quarter contest winners and I was pleasantly surprised to receive 5 awards in different categories. It’s an honor to compete with many of the best wedding photojournalists locally, nationally and from around the world.

Cheers to everyone who entered, won or judged this round, Kent

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