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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Michelle & Dominic Wedding at Raccoon Creek Golf Course in Littleton CO

June 13, 2011

Remember my baseball loving friends Michelle and Dom?  (E-session including some photos by Coors Field here: http://www.apriloharephotography.com/?p=1881)  Well, their wedding day finally arrived and it was SO MUCH FUN!  The gals started off at Centre Salon in Tiffany Plaza (http://centresalontiffanyplaza.com/) where Michelle got her cute short hair styled with the prettiest jeweled headband.  Afterwards we headed over to Raccoon Creek and basically just spent the whole day having a good time.  A ton of their guests were from out of town and I think Raccoon Creek was the perfect setting for them to see how lovely Colorado (especially Littleton!) is.  One really cool thing about their wedding day is that when Gabby and I were heading home, we were treated to a grand finale fireworks show which literally lasted for the entire drive down Bowles to Santa Fe.  What a magical end to a great day:)  So thank you to the City of Littleton for providing that to us.  It’s the little things you know?

Dress/Veil/Headband: David’s Bridal http://www.davidsbridal.com/HomeView

Shoes: Blowfish (coincidentally, the comfiest pair of flats I’ve ever bought were Blowfish!) http://blowfishshoes.com/

Hair & Makeup: http://centresalontiffanyplaza.com/

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: The gals all got to choose their own.  Stores bought from include the following http://www.davidsbridal.com/HomeView http://www.macys.com/ & http://www.whitehouseblackmarket.com/store/home.jsp

Jewelry: The earrings were a Christmas gift from Dom and Michelle found her necklace at a shop in Estes Park

Cake: Child’s Pastry Shop http://childspastryshop.com/

Venue/Coordinator/Caterer: Raccoon Creek in Littleton, CO http://www.raccooncreek.com/golf/proto/raccooncreek/

DJ: Pat Harrod from A Sound Impression http://www.asidj.com/

Flowers: Michelle and Melissa did these themselves!  Michelle included her Grandfather’s army tags on her bouquet which I thought was a really nice touch.

Officiants: They were friends of Michelle and Dom’s Lenny Oaks & Reed Meyer

Dom and Michelle,

You and your guests were a blast to hang out with!  I LOVE that everyone was in a dancing mood and just generally really relaxed and easy going the whole time!  I hope you guys have the time of your lives traipsing all over Europe;)  Take lots of pics!



Those two bridesmaids in the top pics are sisters!
Getting Ready for a wedding at a Salon in Denver Colorado

Michelle got both her dress and this pretty headband at David’s Bridal
Interesting Denver Wedding Photos

Getting Ready at Centre Salon at Tiffany Plaza
Centre Salon Denver CO Bridal Makeup

I think this might be the frilliest Rockies item I have ever seen;)
Rockies Baseball Purple & Black Wedding Garter

There is a cute red wagon in front of the big red barn at Raccoon Creek.
Silver Blowfish Flat Ballet Wedding Shoes

Denver CO Wedding Photography

Lookin’ good Dom!
Denver Colorado Wedding Photography

This is my favorite from the “First Look.”
Raccoon Creek Littleton CO Wedding Photo

Classic Denver CO Wedding Photography

We got almost all of the photos done before the ceremony which left more time for Dom & Michelle to mingle with their guests.
Colorado Wedding Photography

Raccoon Creek has a lot of fun places to do photos:)
Gorgeous Denver Wedding Photography

Love Michelle’s big smiles:)
Unique Colorado Wedding Imagery

The whole wedding party
Nice Colorado Wedding Photography

Michelle makes her way down the aisle
Wedding at Raccoon Creek Littleton CO

Pouring each other some wine during the ceremony
Lovely Colorado Wedding Photographer

View from the back
Colorado Wedding Photography

Denver CO Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Photography

Everyone threw paper airplanes at them at the end of the ceremony:)
B&W Denver CO Wedding Photography

Michelle did a nice job with her flowers!
Denver CO Wedding Photography

After the ceremony we went off by ourselves to get a few pics away from the guests
Raccoon Creek Colorado Wedding Photographer

Got this one with a nice view of the mountains while we were out.
Colorado Wedding Photographer

That tent was nice and open on all of the sides except the far back wall.

So glad I caught this sweet moment:)
Photojournalistic Wedding Photography Denver CO

Child’s Pastry Shop made this cake. I had a piece of lemon and it was SOOO good.
Denver Creative Wedding Photographer

Toast time
Photojournalistic Colorado Wedding Photographer

Love first dances. They’re so romantic:)
Romantic Wedding Photography

Mom & Dad got in on the dancing action too…
Denver Wedding Reception Photographer

And of course, all of the guests started to get in on the action too!
Denver's best wedding photographer

Can’t believe all of the fun shots I got at this wedding:)
Denver Colorado's best wedding reception photographer

Saved a fun one for last:)
Littleton CO Wedding Photography


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  1. Wow April! Each wedding you get more and more amazing shots! I adore all of them (especially the party shots!) but the last bride/groom image is just divine! LOVE it!!

  2. Venom says:

    What a beautiful set of pictures for a beautiful day of memories. You’ve outdone yourself again! Congrats Michelle and Dom!

  3. CJ Wilkes says:

    What a beautiful wedding! Love it all!

  4. Katherine says:

    I love all the details and special moments you captured! And those mountain views are so, so pretty. Beautiful work, and congrats to the happy couple!

  5. Holly says:

    What a beautiful wedding! I love the location and your attention to all the details! Awesome bridal party posing!

  6. tabitha says:

    LOVE! I love your work!

  7. Michelle Meyer says:

    What a beautiful bride! ….and handsome groom! The photos look great!

    A wonderful event – Congrats again!

  8. LOVE them all- especially the shot of the couple with the mountains in the background! stunning 🙂

  9. Tori Piercy says:

    Such a great wedding and you did such a great job capturing their day!

  10. Kori says:

    These are great! And love the red barn!

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