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Midnight Ranch Steamboat Wedding – Brian & Courtney

Having moved my business around the country so many times, I consider myself lucky to get inquiries almost everywhere. I’ve shot weddings in NY, NJ, PA, AL, DE, CO, UT, CA, and I have one booked in FL for next year. However, I am very picky about which ones I fly out for.

When Brian contacted me about shooting his and Courtney’s wedding in Steamboat, Colorado, I knew right away that I would be there with bells on. I remember shooting his son, Jourden’s senior portraits several years back and was thrilled they thought of me again for something as special as Brian’s own intimate wedding.

As expected, he and Courtney were just my style. Total laid-back go-with-the-flow couple simply happy to be surrounded by their small party of loved ones. The love between the couple and their combined children was literally palpable. I was honored to capture images that showcased those relationships within the quiet beauty of their majestic surroundings. Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-1 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-2 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-3 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-5 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-6 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-7 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-12 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-13 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-14 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-16

Sean did an amazing job with the guys getting ready! I really miss having him at every wedding with me, but I'm very excited that it looks like he's down for the next couple of gigs!

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The couple had their first look and a few bride and groom portraits in a random grove of Aspens they spotted off the side of the road. Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-18 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-19 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-20

Back at the ranch, the couple had a few quick moments together and the ceremony began...

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A few more quick portraits at the ranch before kicking off the reception! Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-27 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-28 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-29 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-30 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-31 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-32 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-33 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-34 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-38 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-39 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-40 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-41 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-43 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-44 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-45 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-46 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-48 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-49 Midnight_Ranch_Steamboat_Wedding-42

Congratulations you two! Hope you are enjoying your honeymoon abroad and these photos bring a smile to your face today!

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Southern Mansion Wedding – Essma & Owen

When I shoot for my brides, I hold nothing back. I don’t spare myself a single step to chase down a shot, or the extra effort it takes to set up a light for a more dramatic/professional look… not ONE drop of energy do I leave in reserve. This past weekend I was blessed with the most beautiful, fun, silly-sweet couple, and I made no exception to that rule. I left it all out there in Cape May, which also happens to be one of my favorite places on earth for sentimental, childhood reasons. With that said, it’s only fitting we came away with such an awesome collection.

I just wanted to say thank you to Essma and Owen. Without your totally blind trust in my vision, and crazy awesome open-mindedness, these shots would never have been what they turned out to be. Also to my dear husband Sean for second shooting this one; it would seem every time you SORT OF get out, “I pull you back in!” All I can say is that I just can’t seem to help myself because you are so freaking talented. Just like always in our marriage, it’s your fault not mine ;-)

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Sean did an amazing job photographing the guys getting ready as usual! Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-6 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-4 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-5

After that, it was an emotional ride in the Rolls Royce to get to the church. Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-12 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-13 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-14 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-15 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-16 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-17 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-18 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-19 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-20

And then, it was off to the beach for loads of fun in the HOT, hot sun! Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-21 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-22 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-23 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-24 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-25

Oh, and we took a few portraits, too, haha... Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-26 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-27 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-28

Back at the Southern Mansion, we finished up portraits... after that even the cocktail hour was exciting.  Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-44 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-30 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-33

The flower girl was really excited about this balloon... Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-29 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-31 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-32

Finally it was time to paaaarrrrtttayyyy!  Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-35 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-34 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-36 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-37 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-41 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-38 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-39 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-40 Southern_Mansion_Cape_May_Wedding-42

Congratulations you two! Hope you're having a blast in Barcelona!

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Savannah & Michael – French Manor Elopement

There is no greater honor than being the only witness to two beautiful people all alone before a beautiful view declaring their eternal devotion to one another. Even though I didn’t meet Savannah and Mike until the day of their wedding and was there for just three short hours to capture their ten-minute ceremony and some portraits, I could literally feel the love between them.

Savannah had just arrived home from her military station in Korea and would only be home with Michael for a total of about one month before having to return and be parted once again. When time is short, people tend to make the most of it. And so, I had the wonderful opportunity to watch these two relish in every single moment they had together. I couldn’t have asked to be part of anything more special than that. French_Manor_Elopement-1 French_Manor_Elopement-2 French_Manor_Elopement-3 French_Manor_Elopement-4 French_Manor_Elopement-5 French_Manor_Elopement-6 French_Manor_Elopement-8 French_Manor_Elopement-9 French_Manor_Elopement-10 French_Manor_Elopement-11 French_Manor_Elopement-13 French_Manor_Elopement-14 French_Manor_Elopement-12 French_Manor_Elopement-16

 

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Metropolitan Building Wedding – Hallie & Sammy

It’s not every day I get to photograph in a place as unique and eclectic as the Metropolitan Building in New York. Even that incredible building, however, was completely overshadowed by the amazing-ness of the couple I was lucky enough to photograph there this past Sunday.

Hallie and Sammy are the perfect mixture of classy and fun. They may have had a wedding fit for a feature in Vogue, but they were also not above enjoying every single silly or random moment of their day… and I have the photos to prove it.

Big thanks to Angel for second shooting, and Jim for assisting with this wedding. It wouldn’t have been the same without you guys!

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Angel did a great job covering the guys getting ready... Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-1 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-2 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-3 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-4

Back at the Metropolitan Building, the couple had an emotional first look, followed by Hallie giving Sammy a special gift. Of all the books in this little library, a mini comic book that she made just for him with all their personal memories was the most special one. Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-15 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-16 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-6 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-17

Taking bride and groom portraits in this location with such a beautiful couple was like shooting fish in a barrel. Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-18 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-20 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-21 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-29 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-19 Fearless POTD

The ceremony took place in beautiful light and emotions were running high. Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-24 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-25 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-26 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-27 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-28

After entrances and a few quick speeches the couple's lively reception was fully underway. Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-30 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-7 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-34 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-40 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-31 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-32 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-33 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-36 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-37 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-38 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-39 Metropolitan_Building_Wedding-35

To Hallie & Sammy: From the bottom of my heart, congratulations. I couldn't have asked for a more amazing couple, or a more amazing day.

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Tendenza Wedding Philadelphia – Jacklyn & Buzz

Jacklyn and Buzz are two of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Buzz is super laid back and sweet and Jacklyn is a lovely firecracker. Portraits at Race Street Pier might have been rained out, but their spirits weren’t and we managed to nab some great shots just inside the venue.

This was our first time shooting at Tendenza, and it was a real pleasure! Cescaphe runs a tight ship and the day went off without a hitch… unless you count the one now firmly placed between Jacklyn & Buzz.

Finally, big thanks to Jim Heine for second shooting this with me!

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Congratulations you two!

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