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Meghan + Kellen: Grant-Humphreys Mansion Wedding

We’ve had a busy couple of weeks of sessions and a wedding so now catching up on all the editing! Meghan & Kellen were married last Wednesday on July 3rd at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion in Denver. It was a beautiful wedding and Grant-Humphreys is an incredible venue. They had a late ceremony just before sunset so they opted for a “first look” session beforehand and we were able to get all the pictures done allowing them to just enjoy the rest of the night after they said “I do”. We LOVE getting to do these sessions and it worked out perfect for Meghan & Kellen since the cloud cover came in right before sunset and we would have missed out on all the gorgeous shots we got of the two of them and their bridal party in the sunlight! I don’t think we could have asked for better weather in July- after last year’s summer we were afraid it was going to be over 100 degrees but fortunately we weren’t even close. We had so much fun photographing their day and  Meghan even sang for Kellen during their reception (she has an A-MAZING voice!) Of course I can’t forget to mention the live band they had at their reception the Delta Sonics. Live bands are probably one of my favorite things at weddings and these guys are so talented- if you are considering a band and like the Blues totally check these guys out! Thanks Meghan & Kellen for letting us capture your special today- congrats guys!!

Ceremony & Reception Site: Grant-Humphreys Mansion

Ceremony Music: John Dawson

Live Reception Band: Delta Sonics (sooo awesome!)

Dress: Claire Pettibone from Little White Dress

Catering: Gourmet Fine Catering

Cake: Azucar Bakery

Hair: Angel Perna of Flirt Salon

Makeup: Bride 🙂

Flowers: D’Cle Ment Custom Florist

Wedding at the Highlands Ranch Mansion: Katie + Tyler

I basically grew up in Highlands Ranch so I probably passed by the Highlands Ranch Mansion more times than I can count over the years. After starting our business it was a location that I hoped one day we’d get to photograph.  Which meant we was really excited to learn that Katie & Tyler were getting married there. I’ve known Katie forever and just a few months back Michelle and I had the pleasure of photographing her brother and sister-in-laws wedding downtown (Brenden & Jess). Katie & Tyler had a little boy the end of last year and oh my gosh is he ADORABLE! While he was sleeping for most picture opportunities we did get a couple of Brent with Katie before the ceremony and a quick one of the three of them together before the night was over. It was a bit chilly for their wedding the first weekend in May but thankfully the snow finally made it’s grand exit the week before ushering in the start of spring and giving us some beautiful green grass for the ceremony outside (even captured some with the horses in the field behind them during the ceremony). We had such a great time working with Katie & Tyler! I love the pics we got of the two of them in between the trees lining the drive up to the mansion- gorgeous! Cydney from Stiletto Events did an amazing job as always with the wedding planning- so glad we’ll be working with her a lot this year! I had a hard time narrowing down which pictures to share but here’s some of our favorite images from the day!

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Wedding Planner: Cydney Johnson- Stiletto Events

Ceremony & Reception Site: Highlands Ranch Mansion

DJ: Ryan Smith- RAS Entertainment

Dress: David’s Bridal

Catering: Elements Catering

Cake: Catherine’s Cakes

Hair: Jessie Punt- Blue Mist Salon

Makeup: Heathyrre Kautz- Heathyrre Kautz Couture

Flowers: Cydney Johnson- Oakes Fields Florist

Jess + Brenden: Wedding at The Curtis

We couldn’t have ended our 2012 wedding season any better! Our last wedding of the year was with Jess & Brenden at The Curtis Hotel the final weekend of September. This year we photographed at several places that displayed the beautiful Colorado outdoors (which I LOVE) but it was nice to change things up this time around and use some of the cool urban architecture found in Denver. Their wedding was a little later in the evening and to make it easier on their guests they chose to see each other before the ceremony for most of the pictures. I’m so glad they did too because it gave us a lot of time to get some great photos for the two of them. I love getting to do “first look” sessions with the couple to capture their reaction of seeing each other for the first time. Jess and Brenden are such a laid-back couple and so easy to photograph and we couldn’t have asked for a better end to the year than with these guys. I have to say we were very impressed as well with The Curtis Hotel. It’s amazing how much lighting can change the entire atmosphere of a room and the reception lighting was gorgeous! It made for some of my favorite reception photos ever. And since my brother is a friend of Brenden’s and was an usher in the wedding I just had to include a few of him doing his thing on the dance floor being his usual goofy self. Here’s some of our favorite images from their wedding. Congrats Jess & Brenden and thank you for allowing us to capture this day for you!

Ceremony Site: Red Rover Room @ The Curtis Hotel

Reception Site: Marco Polo Ballroom @ The Curtis Hotel

Flowers: Abloom

Dress: Martina Liana

Catering: The Curtis Hotel 

Cake: Das Meyer (our absolute FAVORITE cake place)

DJ: Affinity for Music– They did an amazing job and would highly recommend!

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!

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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

Kristin + John: Inverness Wedding Photographer

Two weeks ago Michelle and I had the pleasure of photographing Kristin + John’s wedding at the Inverness Hotel here in the DTC. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day- not too hot or cold and a nice mix of a little sunshine with a few clouds. It was one of those days that helps you remember why living in Colorado is so awesome! Kristin and John chose to see each other before the ceremony for a first look session. We love doing these since it allows us more time with the couple and it seems like it always helps calm any nerves before walking down the aisle. I love the look on Kristin’s face right before John turned around to see her! Following the ceremony we took a few more photos of the two of them before they headed off to the reception and I LOVE the ones of them standing behind the tree! We had so much fun working with these two and are so happy they found us. We got some hilarious pictures during the reception when everybody starting to let loose. At one point I decided to utilize the video feature on my camera since a photo just couldn’t quite capture the moment. There always seems to be someone at a wedding that just captures your attention and this little guy was definitely it that evening- he was a riot to watch! Check him out on the video link below. We had a difficult time narrowing down which pictures to show from there wedding but here they are- enjoy!!

WEDDING RECEPTION DANCING VIDEO

Ceremony & Reception Site: Inverness Hotel Denver

Flowers: Sue Kimball- Kimball Floral (very highly recommend her work)

Dress: Jim Hjelm from d’Anelli Bridal

DJ: Marc McDonald- Complete Music & Video

Ceremony Music: Metropolitan String Quartet

Cake: Inverness Hotel (very yummy)

Catering: Inverness Hotel

Hair & Makeup: Ahhh Mobile Spa

Videographer: Lupher Arts

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