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One 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!
Andrew 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!
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
Brian Horace Friend of Drew and Reid
Molly Levitt Friend of Drew's based in San Francisco
Tux and Suits
University of Colorado Buff Bus Boulder, CO
My favorite! I loved the classic romance and wanted to give it a bit of a vintage look.
Iphotographed 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.
MJM Designs Mandy Hess
Hair and Make up
Eye Do Make up and Hair
Photographing 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.