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May 31, 2016   •   Filed in Spring, Families, Babies

Colorado Family Photographer | Mountain view at Crown Hill Open Space in Lakewood

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ne of the best parts of being a wedding photographer is when the couples I photograph keep in touch and I get to see their little families start to grow and change. I photographed Kerry and Eric a few years ago at their wedding in Boulder and I was so excited when they let me know that they were having a baby last spring. Now their sweet little baby girl is one years old and they wanted to get some family photos taken together. They told me about a place near their house called Crown Hill Park which I had no idea even existed which is weird because I've been scoping out locations and lived in Denver for a long time now and this place is pretty huge. After they mentioned it, I did a quick drive by since it's not too far from me and I knew it would be the perfect location for their family photos. It's a huge place and not only is there a lake, but there are multiple tree-lined pathways with tall grasses and the best part is the ridiculous view of the mountains. It is quite the hidden gem and I have to thank Kerry and Eric for clueing me in to its existence. Due to the sun setting later and later these days and with 1 year old babies having early bedtimes we shortened our session to take place closer to sunset since we weren't sure how long Ashlynn would last that late at night. She was such a little trooper and we managed to get some smiles along with her serious looks too. She's just learning to walk as well and I love the photos we were able to get with her experimenting with her new skill of walking and standing by herself!
A Colorado family walk together down one of the many tree-lined paths at Crown Hill Open Space in Lakewood and Wheat Ridge
A sweet one year old baby girl who is just learning to walk holds her parent's hands as she walks down the path at their family photography session at Crown Hill Park in Lakewood
A goofy smile from a one year old baby girl as she sits in the tall grass at her family's photography session at Crown Hill Park in Lakewood, Colorado
A colorado family photography session with a one year old baby girl walking with her parents on a path at Crown Hill Park in Lakewood
A sweet one year old baby girl tests out her legs on a tree lined path at Crown Hill Park in Lakewood, Colorado
A sweet family photo in the tall grasses with a distant mountain view at Crown Hill Park in Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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May 27, 2016   •   Filed in Denver Weddings, Spring

Spring Colorado Gay Wedding Photography | Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder

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ndrew and Reid, affectionately known as "Dreid," are such a fun-loving and unique pair. Meeting them and observing them on their wedding day you might assume that their love is a newer love due to how passionate they still are for each other but you'd be wrong because they have already been a pair for around 8 years now. I love when a couple who have already been together for many years give off that air of having just met each other! When we met for beers at my place they told me the story of how they asked the same friend to help them propose to one another and he had to keep it a secret from the both of them that they were both planning to ask. It's like the premise to a funny rom-com right? Eventually they both went through with their proposal, Reid's at a favorite hiking trailhead with a picnic and drinks in Boulder and Andrew's in Mexico where they were both headed to a music festival. Speaking of music festivals, these two are wild about music. Their wedding décor incorporated so many fun little aspects like a custom Crosswalk sign their "groomies" (otherwise known as the wedding party) created and the willcall guestcards with the tables named after various concert venues. And a friend of the family created some of the most unique wedding décor I've ever seen with giant hanging jellyfish that lit up and completely transformed the big white tent at Chautauqua Dining Hall. They did a great job making their wedding feel a little bit like a music festival and all of the bright yellow sunflowers throughout the décor instantly gave it a sunny mood. I've got to give a shout out to the Chautauqua catering too because the taco dinner that Reid and Drew chose for their wedding was absolutely delicious! And those views of the flatirons at the park are incredible as always. There's a reason that Chautauqua is an institution in Boulder. You can't think of the city without imaging that view!
Event Details
Ceremony & Reception Venue
Chautauqua Dining Hall Ceremony on the lawn, getting ready in the cabins, reception in the tent and hall.
Flower Decorations & Coordination
Kate Schranz Friend of Drew and Reid
Officiant
Brian Horace Friend of Drew and Reid
Videographer
Molly Levitt Friend of Drew's based in San Francisco
Tux and Suits
Men's Wearhouse
Transportation
Caterer
Three Leaf Concepts Chautauqua Dining Hall
Aerial Tent Decorating
Jeff and Laura
Golf Carts
Reception decor
Kate Schranz Design
Corsages & Boutonnierres
Bouquet Boutique Broomfield, CO
Two grooms pairs of black shiny tux shoes photographed at a same sex gay wedding at a cabin at the Chautauqua Historic district in Boulder Colorado
Two rainbow bowties in their boxes at a gay wedding at Chautauqua park in Boulder Colorado during spring
A groom hand writes his vows on his wedding day in his cabin at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
Groom hugs his friend and
Two tux jackets intertwined on the bed at a gay wedding in Boulder at Chautauqua
A groomie friend gets dressed in his orange vest at a rainbow colored gay wedding in Boulder Colorado
Groom's momma gets her make up done in a historic cabin at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado at their gay wedding
Pretty bright yellow and blue boutonnierres are photographed at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
A groom gets help from his friend and groomie with his cufflinks at his cabin in Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
A groom gets help with his fancy buttons for his tuxedo on his wedding day at Chautauqua park in Boulder Colorado
Groom ties his rainbow colored bow tie at his fun gay wedding at Chautauqua park in Boulder Colorado
Groom gets some help with his rainbow colored bow tie on his wedding day at Chautauqua park in Boulder Colorado
Groom's brother and friend helps with his cufflinks at his same sex wedding at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
Groom pulls up his Colorado rainbow striped socks at his lgbt wedding at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
Groom pulls up his rainbow socks with the Colorado flag C on them at his gay wedding at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
Groom preps for his wedding day in his historic cabin at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
Groom waits for his groom to do their first look at Chautauqua Dining Hall on their wedding day in Colorado
Two grooms see each other for the first time at their first look at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
Smiling happy grooms on their spring wedding day at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Bright sunny wedding day portraits with two grooms in front of the flatirons at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
Groom poses with his groomies in front of the beautiful flatiron mountains at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
Groom with his friends in front of the flatirons at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
Fun colorful rainbow gay wedding in front of the flatirons at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
Two happy grooms embrace each other in front of the beautiful view of the flatiron mountains at Chautauqua on a warm bright sunny spring wedding day in Boulder Colorado
A gay wedding party poses in front of the beautiful flatiron mountains at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
A wedding set up on the lawn at Chautauqua park in Boulder Colorado
Sunflowers decorate white chairs set up on the lawn for a bright sunny wedding ceremony at Chautauqua park in Boulder Colorado
Boulder Colorado spring wedding day at Chautauqua Park
Wedding decoration in front of the flatiron mountains for a wedding on the lawn at Chautauqua park in Boulder Colorado
Two grooms pose with their sweet white doggie in front of the white spring blooms on their wedding day at Chautauqua Park in Boulder
Two grooms pose with grandma on their wedding day at Chautauqua Park in Boulder Colorado
A gay wedding with bright colors and fun fanfare on the lawn at Chautauqua park in Boulder Colorado
A wedding on the grassy lawn at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
Two grooms hold hands at their gay wedding ceremony on the lawn at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
Two grooms get married at their same sex wedding in front of the flatiron mountains on a bright sunny spring day in Boulder Colorado
Two grooms celebrate their love at their gay wedding ceremony at Chautauqua park in Boulder Colorado
Groom's sister does a reading at their gay wedding ceremony on the lawn at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
Groom reads his vows on his wedding day at Chautauqua Park in Boulder Colorado
Groom reads his vows to his partner on their wedding day at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
Grooms exchange wedding bands on their wedding day at Chautauqua park in Boulder Colorado
First kiss at a gay wedding ceremony at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
Two happy grooms walk down the grassy aisle on the lawn at the end of their gay wedding ceremony at Chautauqua park in Boulder Colorado
Groom hugs his momma on his wedding day at Chautauqua park in Boulder Colorado
Two grooms admire their wedding rings after just tying the knot at their gay wedding ceremony on the lawn at Chautauqua park in Boulder Colorado.
Chautauqua Dining Hall set up for a gay wedding cocktail hour on the front patio on a bright warm spring day in Boulder Colorado
Grandma smiles big at the cocktail hour at a Boulder Colorado Chautauqua wedding
The patio at Chautauqua Dining Hall set up for a cocktail hour on a nice warm wedding day in Colorado
A concert themed wedding cocktail hour with a hula hoop crosswalk sign in front of Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
A bright and colorful wedding reception decorated with huge hanging jellyfish and rainbow napkins at a Chautauqua Dining Hall wedding reception in Boulder
A colorful wedding reception decorated with rainbow colors and hula hoops for a concert themed wedding in Boulder Colorado at Chautauqua Dining Hall
Will call concert themed wedding seating guest cards at Chautauqua Dining Hall wedding reception in Boulder Colorado
Two grooms gay wedding cake toppers with white wedding cake and yellow sunflowers at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado.
Gay wedding photography of engraved wedding date grooms rings at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Chautauqua Dining Hall set up for a wedding cocktail hour on a warm spring day in Boulder Colorado
Fun gay wedding photos of two grooms signing their marriage license at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Romantic gay wedding photo of two grooms embracing with their craft beers in hand in front of ivy wall at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Detail photo of two grooms at their gay wedding holding craft beers and showing off their wedding rings and rainbow bow ties at Chautauqua in Boulder Colorado
Cute little wedding guest plays peekaboo with his mommy's dress in the buffet line at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado.
A wedding guest gives her boyfriend a big smooch on the cheek at her friend's wedding reception in the white tent at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Wedding toasts and speeches given in the white tent at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Wedding toast from a groomie at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Wedding speeches and toasts in the big white tent at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Groom's funny sister wears a short curly brown wig at his wedding reception at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Two grooms cut their wedding cake covered with yellow sunflowers at their lgbt wedding at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado.
Two grooms smoosh chocolate cake into each other's faces at their gay wedding at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Groom and his mom sing along to their song during their dance at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Mom hugs her son after their dance at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado.
Groom and his mom dance outside of the white tent at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Romantic Moody B&W photo with dance movement at a gay wedding at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Two grooms romantically dance together during their first dance at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Happy gay couple pose on the lawn after sunset in front of the view of the flatirons at Chautauqua park in Boulder Colorado
Romantic snuggling grooms embrace in the white spring blossoms  on the lawn at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Two sweet grooms pose together on a rock at dusk with the moon in the backdrop at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Cool lit jellyfish designs with acrobats at a concert themed wedding at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Wedding guests dance and party down at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Wedding guests dance and party down at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Wedding guests dance and party down at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Wedding guests dance and party down at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Wedding guests dance and party down at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
Romantic dance floor photo of two grooms dancing together during their wedding reception at Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado
My favorite! I loved the classic romance and wanted to give it a bit of a vintage look.
Two grooms embrace each other in the spring blossoms at dusk with a vintage B&W processing at their gay wedding at Chautauqua Park in Boulder Colorado
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May 17, 2016   •   Filed in Denver Weddings, Spring

Colorado Rainy Spring Wedding Day | Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard

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photographed at the Red Rocks Trading Post two weekends in a row and I thought for sure that at least one of the weddings I was photographing there would have nice warm sunny weather but I was totally wrong. Just like last year, Colorado's spring has been quite soggy with not a lot of sunshine which is the opposite of what it's known for. Analise and Corey were planning to get married at the Trading Post backyard at Red Rocks but due to the wet weather it was moved off of the grass and under the balcony. The guests were still able to enjoy the gorgeous scenery without getting too soaked under there. And it even calmed down enough for us to get some really lovely portraits in front of that view. The sun even peeked its way out for a little bit while Analise and Corey were roaming around the trails for their romantic portraits. Corey looked so handsome in his blue air force uniform and I absolutely loved the braided crown hairstyle Analise wore. She also changed into the cutest retro style dress for the reception. Analise's grandmother was kind enough to open up her home and backyard for the after party reception but when the weather made it known that it wasn't going to cooperate they were forced to move the party indoors to the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. American Legion Hall in Arvada, Colorado. It was a really nice low-key affair with Analise and Corey mingling with their friends and family throughout the evening. They are heading off together to Japan soon where Corey will be stationed and I'm so happy for them that they were able to get married with their friends and family surrounding them with their love before moving back out of the country.
Event Details
Baker
Hair and Make up
Eye Do Make up and Hair
Pretty yellow sunflower wedding bouquets by MJM Designs LLC photographed at Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard Spring Rainy Wedding day in Colorado
Pretty white retro style wedge wedding high heel sandals photographed at Red Rocks Trading post Backyard on a rainy spring wedding day in Colorado
Bride with a pretty braid in her hair buckles her high heeled wedge wedding shoes in the bridal suite at Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard in Colorado
Close up of yellow sunflower bouquets by MJM Designs LLC at Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard on a rainy spring wedding day in Colorado
A rainy wedding ceremony under the awning at Red Rocks Trading Post backyard in Morrison Colorado
A spring rainy wedding day with clear umbrellas as wedding party walks down the wedding aisle stairs at Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard in Morrison, Colorado
A blonde bride with a braid in her hair walks down the stair aisle on a spring rainy wedding day with a clear umbrella and her step dad at Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard in Morrison, Colorado
Bride smiles at her air force groom under the patio on a rainy spring wedding day at Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard in Morrison Colorado
A wedding ceremony under the patio out of the spring rain at Red Rocks Trading post backyard in Colorado
First kiss bride and groom spring wedding ceremony on the patio at Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard in Colorado
Bride and her bridal party walk to the front of Red Rocks Trading post after rainy spring ceremony in Colorado
A sweet flower girl holding a wood box decorated with a fabric flower and burlap wears a tiara outside of the Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard at a rainy spring wedding in Colorado
Signing the marriage license at an outdoor wedding at Red Rocks Trading post in Colorado
Air force groom holds his new wife's yellow sunflower bouquet during their portrait session at Red Rocks Trading Post in Colorado
An air force groom and his pretty blonde wife pose together in front of the spring blossoms at Red Rocks Trading post backyard wedding in Colorado
A portrait of an Air Force groom wearing his blue uniform posing in the spring blossoms at Red Rocks Trading Post backyard in Morrison, Colorado
Air force groom and his groomsmen pose in front of the gorgeous view at Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard in Colorado
Bridal portrait with spring blossoms at Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard in Colorado
A spring bride holding yellow sunflowers poses in front of the view at Red Rocks with her ring bearer and flower girl in Colorado
A spring bride with bridesmaids wearing coral and peach dresses and yellow sunflower bouquets at Red Rocks Trading Post Backyard in Colorado
A pretty bride and her air force groom pose in front of the spring blossoms at their outdoor wedding at Red Rocks Trading Post in Colorado
Groom leans against a dramatic red rock in his blue air force uniform on his Colorado wedding day in the spring
An air force groom kisses his bride on her forehead in front of the spring blossoms at Red Rocks on their wedding day in Colorado
Bride and groom pose in front of the beautiful view of Red Rocks ion Morrison, Colorado on their spring wedding day
Close up of wedding bands on a sunflower bouquet by MJM Designs  in Denver Colorado
Pretty sunflower bouquet in the spring blossoms at Red Rocks by MJM Designs in Denver Colorado
Sweet kids pose together at a Colorado Reception in the spring
Coral and peach wedding decor in Denver Colorado
Detail of a hand drawn wedding card envelope with jokes at a Denver Wedding Reception in Colorado
Colorado wedding reception floral centerpieces in mason jars
Bride in a retro print dress gets a hug from her guest at her Colorado wedding reception
Colorado Wedding reception guests party
A kid lip syncs at a Colorado wedding reception
Smiling grandpa at a Colorado wedding reception
Bride wearing a retro print dress holds a colorful instax mini camera on her wedding day in Colorado
A friend hugs the bride on her wedding day at her Colorado wedding reception
Kids hang out at a wedding reception in Colorado
Mom dances with her kiids at a Colorado wedding reception
Half and half wedding cake by Azucar with vanilla and chocolate frosting and chocolate covered strawberries at a Colorado wedding reception
Retro style bride and her air force groom cut the cake at their wedding reception in Arvada, Colorado
Groom hugs his best man as he leaves his wedding reception in Arvada, CO
My favorite!
A beautiful photo of a bride and groom snuggling in front of a dramatic view at Red Rocks with spring blossoms in Colorado
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May 13, 2016   •   Filed in Spring, Families

Colorado Family Photos with Spring Blossoms | Clear Creek History Park in Golden

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hotographing this super cute family with their four year old daughter and their super soft Australian Shepherd doggie was truly a lot of fun. We met at the Clear Creek History Park which is right next to the river in downtown Golden. I wasn't sure what to expect because I seem to only get out to this location during fall or winter. But when I saw all of the spring flowers exploding and the lilacs in particular looking gorgeous at their peak I knew we wouldn't be hurting for pretty backdrops. Their daughter was a riot and kept me on my toes with her spunky little attitude! Mom and dad have their hands full with her but I hope she stays that way and keeps them laughing as she grows older. She was everything that's awesome about little girls! We walked all over the park checking out the wild bunnies and the chickens they keep in a coop there. Toward the end we walked across the bridge to get some pretty photos near the water. You'll be able to tell from all of the photos below that I really hard a hard time trying to narrow down the pictures with this photogenic family in such a beautiful location. I'm a sucker for spring tree blossoms and I was pretty pumped that there were still some going strong here.
A cute family with a four year old girl and an australian Shepherd pose for photos on a rustic wood fence with pink spring blossoms at Clear Creek History Park in Golden Colorado
A sweet four year old girl poses for a photo with her Australian Shepherd dog who licks her on the cheek as she laughs in Golden Colorado
Golden Colorado Child Portrait during spring at Clear Creek History Park with spring blossoms
A sweet dreamy photo of a little girl sitting in the tall grass with spring blossoms at Clear Creek History Park in Golden Colorado
A good looking couple pose together for their family portraits in front of the pink tree blossoms at Clear Creek History Park in Golden Colorado
Springtime family portraits with flower lilacs at Clear Creek History Park in Golden Colorado
A sweet little girl in the spring wildflowers at Clear Creek History Park in Golden Colorado
A spring family photo with a wild bunny and a little four year old girl at Clear Creek History Park in Golden Colorado
A smiley little girl sits with her parents for rustic family photos at Clear Creek History Park in Golden Colorado during spring
Spring tree blossoms at Clear Creek History Park for a family photo in Golden Colorado
Golden Colorado Family Photo in the spring flowers at Clear Creek History Park in Golden Colorado
Spring Lilacs and rustic gray wood backdrop for headshots during a family photography session at Clear Creek History Park in Golden Colorado
Sweet dog portrait with flowering lilac bush with Australian Shepherd at Clear Creek History Park in Golden Colorado
Natural fun B&W family photos next to Clear Creek during spring in Golden Colorado
Fun family photos swinging a little four year old girl along the banks of Clear Creek in Golden Colorado with their Australian Shepherd doggie
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