Mimi and Lauren’s engagement session almost didn’t happen because the road to the top of Mt. Evans was closed. Mimi quickly came up with the idea to drive up Clear Creek Canyon to a spot on the river where she kayaks and where Lauren rock climbs. We caught the last of the light in the canyon as they toasted to their adventures past and future.
We then decided to travel to another location to catch the scenic beauty of the mountains and plains at sunset. Again, Mimi picked the perfect spot: the City of Boulder open space in the high plains grasslands, with the Front Range foothills in the distance. As we drove up, a rain storm was blowing in. After a few quick pictures, we sat out the rest of the storm while finishing the last of the champagne with cheese and crackers.
Mimi and Lauren will be married on September 27th in Edwards, Colorado.
Malia and Bryson were married June 20, 2015, at Wynkoop Brewing Company in downtown Denver, Colorado.
It was planned to be an engagement party, but became a surprise wedding ceremony followed with a reception. A few family members and friends were in on the plan and it played out perfectly in jaw-dropping fashion.
Malia slipped off and put on a simple, little white dress about an hour into the party, while Bryson rolled out an aisle runner. They had a cute little boy and girl enter as flower children, before Malia and her father walked in confirming what the guests were beginning to figure out.
They had a fun ceremony and brew-tinged vows, that were highlighted by sipping a beer from the same glass. Malia and Bryson are both beer enthusiasts which is why they picked Wynkoop Brewing Co. for their wedding location.
For their wedding portraits, we crossed the street to Union Station which has been recently renovated into not only the transportation hub of Denver, but also a landmark with great bars, restaurants, a bookstore, a hotel and much more.
Bryson proposed to Malia last year while snowboarding, so we did their engagement photo session at one of their favorite mountains – Keystone.
Thank you both so much for choosing me to photograph both your engagement and surprise wedding!
A special thanks to Geri and Bill Holland for helping me document the day.
Katie and Jake decided to test me on their engagement photo session by bringing their three dogs, or fur babies as they refer to them a long to Three Sisters Park near Evergreen. The reason for the test is because all three dogs are going to be in their wedding ceremony at Piney Mountain Lake Lodge near Vail in September. The dogs and I pasted the test with flying colors.
Malia and Bryson are both avid snowboarders and wanted to do their engagement pictures at Keystone Mountain Resort. It was an early spring day, with blue sky and a hint of clouds. We covered some ground, or should I say, traversed most of the mountain to get to their favorite places, which included hiking up a ridge above timberline. After our ski outing, they quickly changed clothes for pictures around Keystone Village and along the river.
Geri and I met up with Madeline and Nick at the Silver Queen Camp Ground the morning after Anna and Chris’s wedding at the Maroon Bells. For the next two hours we played around at the Bells where they showed us their trademark airplane pose. I couldn’t have made that one up! Soon we were driving to Ash Croft, a ghost town one valley over up Castle Creek. Madeline wanted rustic and it worked perfectly. Plus they were driving her father’s Porsche and loving driving up and down the valleys.
They are getting married near Winter Park at Nick’s family’s house in Stagecoach Meadows June 27, 2015.