Monthly Archives: October 2011

Cydney + Kiel: Wedding at The Manor House

So this post is going to be a bit longer than usual. For one I’ve known Cydney since we were in elementary school and so I couldn’t have been more thrilled to capture this day for her and Kiel. Secondly, this was the last wedding of the year and we had the most beautiful fall day, a beautiful location, and a beautiful couple to photograph.  Lastly, well Cydney is a wedding planner so this wedding had so many gorgeous details that I had to share Cydney’s talents with future brides and can’t stress enough how much we recommend hiring Cydney! Cydney & Kiel were married last Saturday at The Manor House in Ken Caryl Ranch. The Manor House is one of my favorite locations to photograph for obvious reasons. It’s a beautiful location! We were so fortunate to have such awesome weather the day of the wedding. Besides a little wind (okay a LOT of wind) the weather was perfect for the end of October. Despite the wind the girl’s hair stayed in place all day- big props to Samantha Koch! Cydney & Kiel opted to see each other before the wedding for a “first look” session which provided us with the just the right amount of time to get plenty of pictures in the pre sunset warm light. We took so many amazing pictures it was almost impossible to narrow down which ones to post! And we had the coolest bridal party ever (and cutest groomsdog) which just added to more awesomeness! I could go on and on about all the details of their wedding but I’ll just let the pictures do the talking. We couldn’t be happier for Cydney & Kiel- thanks guys for trusting us to capture this wonderful day for you!

***ALL OF THE VENDORS BELOW ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED***

Wedding Planner: Cydney Johnson (Bride)- Stiletto Events

Ceremony & Reception Site: The Manor House

Flowers: Colleen Oakes- Oakes Fields

Dress: Jim Hjelm from d’Anelli Bridal

DJ/Music: Ryan Smith- RAS Entertainment

Cake & Dessert Bar: Kristie’s Cakes & Cookies

Catering: A Perfect Bite

Hair: Samantha Koch- LadyCharm Artistry

Makeup: Heathyrre Kautz- Heathyrre Kautz Couture

Custom Headpiece: Stephanie Fontaine- Clark & Diversey (Etsy)

Videographer: InBloom Pictures

Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse

Taylor: Senior Portraits at Lair O’ The Bear

Last weekend we met up with Taylor at Lair O’ the Bear in Idledale for her senior portrait session. Fall is my favorite time to photograph with the changing colors of the leaves and we couldn’t have picked a better location (and maybe a better weekend- crossing our fingers this cold wet weekend coming up won’t put an end to the fall colors). Taylor was so easy to photograph. A self-described “off child”, Taylor has tons of personality and was a blast to hang out with that afternoon. She loves water and flowers and having been to Lair O’ the Bear on numerous occasions riding my mountain bike I knew it would be the perfect location for her. This time of year there aren’t a lot of flowers around but we found a few wildflowers in the fields and with the river running along the park we had so many gorgeous backdrops to choose from we could have been there all day photographing. Since it is fall and since Taylor seemed up for having fun we figured what’s better than tossing leaves? I don’t care if you’re five or seventy five, playing in the falling leaves can make anyone smile and I love the photos we got of her especially her expression when they landed right on her head. Here’s just a sneak peek into our afternoon with some of my favorites from the day- enjoy!