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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Hipster Wedding in Boulder at 63rd Street Farm

June 7, 2011

I’ve got the cutest hipster wedding in Boulder to share on the journal today. Laura first wrote to me back in January and described her wedding in these exact words Hipster, Casual, Vintage and Modern. Her wedding ended up being exactly that!  I loved everything about it.  The venue (omg, there were cute cats roaming about, farm buildings painted in my favorite color of green, incredible views of the Flatirons, and lots of great outdoor space to use…I definitely had a little case of venue envy!), the food, the gorgeous flowers from the Painted Primrose, and the lovely periwinkle blue and gray colors.  It was seriously so pretty.  And extremely fun to photograph all of the details that Laura has spent months planning.  She actually has a blog where she chronicled some of what she did for her planning for this awesome hipster wedding in Boulder. I had a blast following along.  http://laurafishlife.blogspot.com/  I am especially impressed with her diy skills.  She altered a pair of earrings she bought online to get them to match the pearls from her Great Grandmother which she would be wearing on her wedding day.  And she made the paper flowers that decorated the altar area.  But Laura’s not the only talented person in that relationship.  Chase is actually a photographer himself!  http://chasehoffman.com/ 

Laura & Chase,

Wow, your wedding was extremely beautiful!  It was so laid-back and really was the perfect evening.  Nice job finding such a great venue.  I totally wish I had known about it before I booked mine;)  Hope you guys have the best time ever on your honeymoon in Ireland.  Can’t wait to see some photos!


Dress: Casablanca Bridal from Amanda’s Bridal http://www.amandasbridal.com/ http://www.casablancabridal.com/

Veil: Bridal Ambiance (an etsy shop based in Tel Aviv Israel) http://www.etsy.com/people/BridalAmbiance?ref=ls_profile

Shoes: Nina with shoe clips from Absolutely Audrey http://ninashoes.com/ http://www.absolutelyaudrey.com/

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal http://www.davidsbridal.com/HomeView

Jewelry: Pearl necklace was passed down to Laura from her Great-great Grandmother.  She also altered a pair of earrings purchased online to match the pearls!

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

Cake: Cheesecake Therapy from Arvada CO http://www.cheesecaketherapy.net/

Caterer: Savory Cuisines (they made an extremely delicious Hibiscus Green Tea!) http://www.savorycuisines.com/

Event Planner: Many of my brides are their own event planners, and Laura was in this case as well.  She is actually planning to get into event planning.

Band: 18 Switchbacks (Super fun bluegrass band) http://18switchbacks.com/

Flowers: Painted Primrose http://www.paintedprimrose.com/

Stationary: Invitations were made by the Wedding Paper Divas, but everything else they made themselves.  http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com/

Officiant: Laura’s Dad 🙂

Prepping for the day
Bridal Preparation Photo

These are Laura’s great-great-grandmother’s pearls that have been passed down to her.
A family heirloom pearls on a wedding day

Such a pretty dress. It has these delicate fabric flowers sewn on that sort of fluttered in the breeze.
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Some more jewelry:)
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Almost ready!
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Oh I just love taking detail photos:)
White Nina Wedding Shoes with Absolutely Audrey Clip Ons

I saw a dried out sunflower decoration and thought it would make a fun backdrop for the rings:)
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Laura hugs her new MIL
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Poor Leo just wanted to go outside and hang out with everyone
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Chase uses his photo skills to set up their photobooth
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LOVE those flowers from the Painted Primrose!
Hipster Wedding in Boulder Colorado with Periwinkle Blue Colors

Chase is about to get his first look at Laura before the ceremony.
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Gotta admit, I love “First Looks” since they make the wedding day timeline less crazy
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I seriously love these colors!
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What a cute lil family;)
Dogs at a Hipster Wedding in Boulder

Casual time in a field;)
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I love this one! The girls look so pretty and cute here:)
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Laura’s sis & maid of honor with her man
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Laura’s dad makes an announcement before the ceremony
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Another view of those cool handmade ceremony decorations
Unique handmade decor for a vintage hipster wedding in Boulder

Laura and her father make their way down the aisle to Chase who is waiting for her.
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Pretty light in this one
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What a pretty location for a wedding
Hipster Wedding in Boulder at a Farm wedding venue

Kissing his bride
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See how pretty & cute this place is? How did I not know about it before?
Hipster Wedding in Boulder on a Farm

Look, Chase & Laura actually got to join their guests for cocktail hour because they did a First Look instead of waiting to do all of their pictures after the ceremony. Smart people;)
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Laura was such a pretty bride!
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These centerpieces are so simple yet beautiful. And absolutely timeless.
Wedding decor details from a vintage hipster wedding in Boulder

The kitty looking for some pets is so quaint it kills me 😉
Farm cat wanders around a vintage hipster wedding in Boulder Colorado

I like reflection photos
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Look at that view of the Flatirons!
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These were soooo good! I LOVED the Triple Berry flavor! Thank you Cheesecake Therapy!
Vintage Hipster Wedding in Boulder

Just looking at this photo is making me hungry!
Cheesecake cutting at a vintage hipster wedding in Boulder

So cute:)
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We decided to take advantage of the last bit of sunlight and do a few more portraits

I really like that suit!
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They are so in love!
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What a rockin’ Band. They had everyone dancing!
Switchbacks play at a Hipster Wedding in Boulder on a Farm

First Dance
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More from the 1st Dance
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Parent Dances followed….
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Fun night!
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Another sweet moment:)
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Cigar Time
Vintage Hipster Wedding in Boulder

The gorgeous 63rd St. Farm!
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Saved my favorite for last!
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If you have your own hipster wedding in Boulder you need photographed, be sure to check out my WEDDINGS page and get in touch. I’d love to photographing it for you!


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  1. Wow, April! Beautiful images and such a good looking couple!

  2. Katherine says:

    Beautiful as usual, April! I love how you captured all the details of their special day, and that last portrait of them with the mountains in the background is divine. I can see why it’s your favorite!

  3. Megan says:

    Wow, You ROCKED this wedding! This all looks like a spread from a magazine. And of course, it helps that the bride was so beautiful. 🙂

  4. Amy G. says:

    Beautiful bride and amazing work! Love all the detail shots.

  5. tabitha says:

    so gorgeous! i love your wedding work.!

  6. Laura Fisher says:

    Wow April. Just wow. What you’ve shown here is amazing, and that first picture of me and Chase made me cry. 🙂 You did a fabulous job. Looking forward to seeing the rest of them!

  7. Amazing Wedding, Congrats!
    Thank you for showing my Absolutely Audrey Shoe Clips on the bridal shoes! The rhinestone shoe clip style is called “Grace” and you can see it here too:http://www.absolutelyaudrey.com/Grace_Shoe_Clips_p/sc0002.htm

  8. April says:

    Awwww….that’s my goal Laura, to make people cry! 😉 JK. But I am glad to hear that you like what you see!

  9. Shawn says:

    Great art doesn’t come easy…and this is great art! Thanks for sharing this captivating story of Chase and Laura’s magic day.

  10. Yvonne O'Hare says:

    As always cousin! Love your work! What a great venue! I didn’t know about it either. 🙁 Oh well! Still can’t wait for you to photograph our wedding!!!!!
    Love ya!

  11. Katya says:

    Beutiful…pictures are amazing & capture the parts of the wedding that I did not notice myself in person. Laura & Chase, thank you for making us a part of your special event.

    April, thank you for creating long-lasting memories through your work.

  12. Brooke says:

    Gorgeous photos! I love the reflection one with the tent all lit up… so romantic. 🙂