Mike and Kirsty’s wedding was unlike any wedding that I have ever been too for many reason. The most prominent that it was all planned entirely by the Mike and Kirsty and all executed the day of by Mike. My first ever “Groom planner”. Typically I would not recommend trying to plan and execute your own wedding. I have seen it done well… But often I see self planning brides stressing over details the day of and not really enjoying their day. What made this wedding day special was Mikes determination to coordinate a perfect wedding the day of for the love of his life so that she could enjoy her special day. Even when faced with extreme adversity friends and family came together and everything worked out perfectly in the end.
Destination weddings are always my favorite! Fresh scenery and new surroundings always sparks creativity for me. The Azul Sensatori resort on the Rivera Maya was a perfect change of pace from all of my snowy winter weddings out here in Colorado.
Adam and Amy wanted to make a few wet collodion images for their engagement session so they came by my studio in Denver, CO. Black glass is such an elegant medium to make photographs on which makes it a perfect match for engagement photographs. In about 2 hours we made a 8.5 x 6.5 black glass ambortype of each of them and one 11 x 14 of them together. The first 11x14 was a little over exposed so i wiped the emulsion from the plate are re poured it. In the image you see sweep marks of silver from where in haste I didn’t do as good of a job cleaning the glass as I should have. We could have wiped it again and re poured, but Adam and Amy embraced the imperfections and wanted to leave it as it was. Three plates down and we still had some wonderful evening light so we headed to a park down the street and snapped a few digital shots as well.
All this cold weather in Denver has me thinking of warmer days! This wedding at Anderson cabin in Beaver Creek was one of my favorites this fall. The small cabin is nestled into the aspen trees just above The Ritz-Carlton in Bachelor gulch CO. Anderson’s Cabin is the original homestead of John Anderson, one of seven bachelors who settled the Gulch in the early 1900s. Its breathtaking view’s and surrounding aspen trees make Anderson’s one of my favorite locations for an outdoor wedding venue in Colorado. As the warm fall day turned into a cool evening guests were shuttled back down to The Ritz Carlton for the reception under a candle lit tent on their mountain side terrace.
Wedding Venu: Andersons Cabin
Reception: The Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch
It is always an honor when friends ask me to shoot their wedding. Carrie and Nate have been friends of mine for the last 8+ year’s and I have had the pleasure of watching their relationship grow to where it is today. Crisp autumn air and a forecast of “80% chance of rain at the Grand Lodge nestled at the base of Crested Butte had everyone a bit skeptical… Everyone but Carrie who was determined to move forward no matter the weather. Almost out of a fairy tail the clouds parted just before we headed up to Uley’s Cabin and they were not seen for the rest of the evening .
Abby and Eric’s wedding at the Aloft V3 Ranch in Breckenridge, Colorado marked the start of my fall wedding season. In typical Colorado fashion the fall weather was unpredictable. Early afternoon storms made for wonderful lighting and in the end blue sky’s rained supreme.
Venue: Aloft V3 Ranch
Catering: Three Tomatoes
Traveling is my favorite part of being a destination wedding photographer. For Julian and Kim’s wedding I traveled back to my home town of Philadelphia for their Wedding at the Old York Road Country Club in Philadelphia Pa.
Nestled in the mountains North West of Los Angles is where you will find the sleepy little town of Ojai. This tiny picturesque town was the perfect location for Jen and Mikes nontraditional California wedding.
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