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Caity + Drew: Denver Wedding Photographer

There are some people you meet and you instantly know you’re going to like them. When we were first approached by Caity via email we set up a time to meet with her mom, Ann, since Caity was out of state finishing school. We knew from the moment we met Ann that if Caity was anything like her mom and anything like the way Ann described her that we were going to enjoy working with them. Not only did we have so much fun with the two of them for their engagement session but when the wedding day arrived we couldn’t have been surrounded by a better group of family and friends. There is something about Caity & Drew that reminds Michelle and I of us when we got married. Perhaps it’s that they are young like we were or maybe just how you can see how much they love one another just by the way they look at each other with knowing glances. It definitely made me remember back to our own wedding day watching these two get married especially when the limo broke down at the guys’ place before the wedding (it was HOT out and it overheated)- something that also happened on our wedding day and has yet to happen until this wedding. Fortunately, their limo company was right on top of it and got everyone to the church long before the wedding without a hitch and Caity & Drew are such an easy going couple that they didn’t let it bother them in the least. They were married at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Aurora and then held their reception at the Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. During the reception they set up a fog machine for their first dance and I LOVE the photos we got from it- totally recommend that by the way 😉 We have a ton of amazing pictures but here are just a few from their story. Thank you Caity & Drew for allowing us to capture such an important day in your lives- God Bless!!

Ceremony Site: Queen of Peace Catholic Church

Reception Site: Ritchie Center at the University of Denver

Flowers: Bloomin’ Bee

Dress: Oleg Cassini from David’s Bridal- her mom Ann made the beautiful birdcage veil (isn’t it so cool?!)

DJ: DJ Surge- Sergei Shapoval- he is AWESOME!!

Cake: Azucar Bakery

Catering: Sodexho at DU

Hair: Davida Cordoba

Makeup: Bride 🙂

Katie + Felix: Wedding at Mt Vernon Event Center

Michelle and I had been looking forward to Katie + Felix’s wedding for a long time! We first met the two of them about a year and half prior to their wedding and knew instantly that we wanted to work with them. Katie is a friend of my brother’s from college and for anyone who knows me and my goofy personality, well that’s my brother too. And, Katie has the awesome sense of humor that when you joke around with her she’ll just give it right back and it’s easy to see why her and my brother are friends. Katie and Felix and so much fun to be around and getting to work with couple’s like them is what makes my job never feel like work. They were married on June 25th at Mt Vernon Event Center in Golden. John Payne of John Payne Studios came along for the day to work alongside Michelle and I and made the day even better- he’s such a great guy and is actually the other talented photographer behind Her Life Magazine! I have to say the best part of the day was during the reception when they took out boxes of hats and masks shipped all the way from Peru (where Felix’s family is from) for all the guests to wear- almost all of the 200+ guests were out on the dance floor having a blast! We were so happy to be a part of this great celebration for Katie & Felix- we wish you two all the best!

Ceremony & Reception Site: Mt Vernon Event Center

Flowers: Bride’s Friend

Dress: Schaffer’s Ultimate Bride

DJ: Golden Berg Promotions & Entertainment

Cake: Das Meyer (Our Favorite cakes- we get one here every year for our anniversary 8 years and counting!)

Catering: Mt Vernon Event Center

Hair: Suzi from Muse Salon

Makeup: Janet Hartley (Macy’s Origins at Southwest Plaza)

Videographer: Wolff Paw Video

Officiant: Diane Reiss

Photo Credits John Payne: Image 13, Image 18, Image 28, Image 33, and Image 34

Coming Soon to the Blog

Here are a few more things we’ll be blogging in the next couple of weeks to watch out for.

The July Trendsetter for Her Life Magazine- loved getting to shoot outside in the great weather for this one:


Had so much fun photographing Cydney + Kiel’s Engagements in Downtown Golden this past week!:


Our awesome wedding this past weekend with Katie + Felix up at Mt Vernon Event Center in Golden:


The cover shoot for Mari with Suuthe- Mari is soooo nice and you have to check out their natural skin care products!:

Kristin + John: Engagement Session Downtown Denver

In case I haven’t mentioned it in a few days- yep we have some awesome couples this year! I love it when people want to do something different so when Kristin & John said they were up for some night pictures for their engagement session we were very excited. Of course we did want to get in some photos with nice daylight as well- which I’m so glad we did because shortly before sunset we had that beautiful warm light through the tall grass that made for some gorgeous pictures! Kristin & John found us while researching for their wedding this September at the Inverness but it was while John was at the dentist that they confirmed they did want to meet with us. Kristin & John both go to the same dentist Michelle has been seeing since she was in middle school (Dr John C. Craiger– he’s awesome)- another one of those moments when you realize what a small world this is! Anyway, after meeting with them we were so excited to work with them and so far we’ve had a blast! We met up at City of Cuernavaca Park in Denver for some photos with their two doggies- even got a few individual shots of the two cuties 🙂 Later after the sunset we headed out for a few more shots over the Millennium Bridge and near Union Station. It was a little longer of a night for everyone but Kristin & John were such sports and we have some great images as a result. This was a tough one to pick my favorites from but here they are. Can’t wait to put together their engagement guestbook with these images!

Caity + Drew: Denver Engagement Portraits

This year has been one of the most exciting years for us! We’ve had some amazing opportunities and have met some of the most wonderful people. Caity and Drew are one of our awesome couples getting married this year. They are getting married in just a little over a month and we are so thrilled to be working with them. Talk about crazy amounts of chemistry!!! It’s obvious to see how these two just “get” one another and how much they are in love. They are just so darn cute!  We had a blast with them downtown a little over a week ago. We met at the Millennium bridge, worked our way through Commons Park and then up to Platte Street to the lower Highlands area (one of my absolute favorite locations to photograph). We had a lot of fun and were glad the weather held after all the crazy rain we’d been getting. Caity is actually an aspiring photographer herself- it’s always a privilege to work with other “artsy” folks who love photography. We can’t wait for your wedding next month guys. Here’s just a few of my favorite images from our shoot- enjoy!

Traci + Jeff: Colorado Fall Wedding

The 2010 wedding season started off great and couldn’t have had a better ending! Traci & Jeff’s fall wedding was a perfect way to end our year. Although it was a bit windy, the weather was gorgeous for the middle of October. They held their ceremony at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Aurora. Michelle actually lived just up the street from the church when she was a kid so it was cool to get to photograph there all these years later. It is such a beautiful church and it’s so rare that you get that kind of beautiful light for photos inside a church! Following the ceremony we headed to the Courtyard in Cherry Creek where the views from the ballroom on the top floor are just amazing! We could even see the wildfires burning out near Chatfield that day. We had so much fun at this wedding- even got to dance to Michelle and I’s song during the reception- something we haven’t done in quite a while. Traci & Jeff are such genuine nice people and we were amazed at how kind their family & friends were as well. It’s people like them that make our job such a joy! Thank you guys for allowing us to photograph this important day in your lives. We also want to say a big thank you to Christina & Ryan, whose wedding we photographed back on 07/07/07, for sending Traci & Jeff our way- thanks guys!

Ceremony Site: Queen of Peace Catholic Church

Reception Site: Courtyard Denver Cherry Creek

DJ: Groom’s Best Man- He did an awesome job!

Cake: Child’s Pastry Shop– Very good cake 🙂

Catering: Courtyard Denver Cherry Creek

Hair & Makeup: Michael of Carlyle– Alisha B.

Stacey + Tim: Wedding at the Hyatt Regency DTC

Fall is one of my favorite seasons to photograph- nothing can compare to the colors of this season. And it seems that other people must feel the same way since each year the fall seems to be more and more popular for weddings with this year being no exception. Our first wedding in October was held at the Hyatt Regency DTC with Stacey & Tim. Between the couple, the colors, the details, and the location their wedding is definitely up there on my list of all time favorites. We met Stacey & Tim through our friends Kristie & Matt– whose wedding we photographed last summer… or so we thought. Turns out we actually met Tim 2 years prior when he was a groomsmen for Erin & Donald’s wedding all the way back in July of 2007! A fact that neither Tim nor Michelle and I realized until their wedding day when we were pleasantly surprised by Erin & Donald’s attendance. Stacey & Tim have been such a pleasure to work with. While you may have seen pictures of a bride with her dog before, they are typically with the bride holding the end of a very long leash and the dog as far away from her dress as possible. Not Stacey 🙂 Her one request for her wedding day was to have a picture holding her dog Oscar.  Take one look at him and you’ll see why- he’s adorable (Note: no wedding dress was harmed in taking these photos). During the reception, Stacey & Tim’s DJ provided a spotlight for their toasts, first dance etc. If there is one thing you should do for your reception, this is it! I could have photographed with that light all night! This post could have gone on for miles but we finally narrowed down just a few of our favorites for now so enjoy!

Ceremony & Reception Site: Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center

Flowers: Bella Fiori (Highly Recommend this Company)****

Dress: The Bridal Collection- Pronovias

DJ: Celestial Event

Cake: Hyatt DTC

Catering: Hyatt DTC

Hair & Makeup: I’Capelli Salon (Kami & Terryl)