elcome to the journal for April O’Hare Photography! Here you’ll find all of my latest photographic outings with the couples, families, seniors and small businesses that I get to work with and make beautiful photographs for. You may also see a personal post here and there discussing my life or my travels with my teeny family of one husband and three cats! Sometimes I even write advice articles with tips to help make your photo experience better which you can check out under the “Educational” category.  

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A Big Fat Colorado Italian Wedding | Stonebrook Manor in Thornton, CO

May 17, 2011

Oh my gosh, Gabby and Brion’s wedding at Stonebrook Manor over the weekend was such a blast.  When I arrived at Gabby’s mom’s house, it was a flurry of bridesmaids, make up artists, Nonas, father of the bride, flower girls, a ringbear and even dogs all running around getting ready for the wedding.  It was exactly the kind of scene you would see in a wedding movie.  And perfect for capturing fun moments on camera.  When everyone was finished, they hopped into a HUGE stretch hummer limo and made their way over to St.Catherine’s on 42nd and Federal in Denver.  When we were done at the church we made our way over to Stonebrook Manor up in Thornton and somehow managed to finish up most of our formal photos in their pretty gardens before the rain really started to beat down.   Eventually the party started and it was QUITE the party.  There were nearly 300 guests and everyone really seemed to be enjoying themselves.  Luckily there was 2 dancefloors so there was plenty of room for an evening of dancing which is definitely what Gabby was looking forward to. 

Brion and Gabby,

Wow, you two had a fabulous wedding.  I loved being your photographer:)  Thanks for being such a fun couple to work with.  I hope you love your sneak peek!


Dress: Priscilla of Boston http://www.priscillaofboston.com/index.jsp

Jewelry: Also from Priscilla of Boston

Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo from Amanda’s Bridal http://www.alfredangelo.com/ & http://www.amandasbridal.com/

Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse http://www.menswearhouse.com

Make up and Hair: Leslie Snyder http://www.lesliesarts.com/

DJ: DJ Shake One: http://www.facebook.com/shakeone

Florist: Darlene Crites http://www.myfavoritefloristCO.com

Church: St. Catherine of Siena http://www.saintcatherine.us/

Reception: Stonebrook Manor Event Center and Gardens http://www.stonebrookmanor.com/

Stationary: Gabby made all of the stationary herself!

Getting ready!
Collage of Wedding Preparation Photography in Arvada, CO

Mother of the bride
Mother of the Bride Portrait

Gabby’s dress is AMAZING! Seriously, one of my favorites that I’ve ever had the chance to photograph!
A beautifully detailed and beaded flower gown from Priscilla of Boston in Denver's Cherry Creek

This dress was made for Gabby!
Bridal Preparation Photography Denver, CO

Isn’t she lovely?
Stunning Bridal Portrait taken in soft window light

I noticed how reflective Brion’s ring was and thought it would be fun to do a little self portrait:) (I promise I have one without me in it too!)
Wedding Photographer Self Portait in a ring reflection

Pretty flowers from Darlene Crites at “My Favorite Florist”
Detail of a spring wedding bouquet

Long day for the ringbearer!
A grandpa holds his grandson who is a ringbearer at his daughter's wedding in Coloado

Waiting for the wedding to begin
A beautiful B&W photo of wedding guests waiting at St. Catherine's in Denver, CO

The ceremony begins!
A B&W Photo of Colorado flower girls walking down the aisle at St. Catherines in Denver

Bride & Dad walk down the wedding aisle Denver CO

Gabby has a gorgeous smile!
Catholic Wedding Photography Denver CO

Love the green ceiling in this church!
Stunning Wide Angle Church Wedding Photo Denver CO

How sweet:)
B&W Beautiful Denver Wedding Photo

This is what they rode in!
A close up of the front of a hummer wedding limo

Stonebrook Manor is a lovely place for a wedding reception!
Stonebrook Manor Wedding Photographer

Did some more formals before the reception started.
Creative and fun wedding photography

How cute are those dresses? Perfect for a spring wedding!
Gorgeous Bridesmaids Portraits Denver CO

There are no words. Just stunning!
Gorgeous Bridal Portrait at Stonebrook Manor Colorado

Denver CO Groom Portrait

What a cute couple:)
Stunning Rainy Wedding Day Portraits

Gorgeous Denver Wedding Photography

Awww..so sweet:)
Pretty Colorado Wedding Photography

Just hanging out
Interesting Colorado Wedding Photography

Love these colors!  Each table was named after a different mountain since Gabby & Brion are big fans of skiing/snowboarding.
Pink and Lime Green Wedding Decor

The table decor
Green, Purple, Pink wedding reception decor

Big cake!
A white fondant wedding cake Thornton, CO

Cake cutting photos at Stonebrook Manor

Toast time
Classic Denver Wedding Photography

One of the cutest wedding guests:)
Cute wedding photography Denver CO

First Dance
B&W Classic Denver Wedding Photography

Party time!
Fun and Crazy Wedding Photos Denver CO

One last one of the newlyweds. My favorite photo from the day:)
Gorgeous Denver Springtime wedding photography

If you want to find more information about wedding photography, please head over to the WEDDINGS area of my site!


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  1. Aimee Buxton says:

    Gorgeous! What a lovely bride. I adore seeing a couple so obviously in love. I love their springy center pieces and the portraits by the gazebo.

  2. Beautiful work, I love all of the variety and what a gorgeous couple!

  3. Salina J says:

    What a gorgeous couple! Love the one of them standing in the garden with their heads touching, too sweet. Great details, looks like you captured their day perfectly!

  4. Amber says:

    I love your wedding work!! So beautiful and absolutely flawless! And how fun are those bridesmaids dresses!?

  5. Gorgeous photos! I love all the details you captured, and the shot of all of them on the bridge is fantastic!

  6. Amanda says:

    WOW April…these are BEAUTIFUL! You really went above and beyond here, and the bride just looks incredible in that dress.

  7. Rhonda says:

    beautiful work .. love all the details and the moments you’ve captured!

  8. Kristi says:

    Beautiful work!!

  9. Ragan says:

    What a beautiful wedding! Gorgeous couple, and that dress is to die for.