I have a confession to make. I loathe writing blog posts for weddings. I want to write something kind and unique for each of our clients but the truth of the matter is, I’m a visual person, and have never been good with words. At the end of a wedding I’ll say something to Mark like “Wow, did you hear that toast given by the Best Man?, That was incredible.”. He’ll respond affirmatively but neither one of us will be able to recall anything specific about it. We may hear the words that are spoken but our eyes are finding the best possible way to capture the moment visually, to show the tears and the laughter that those words have created. And…even if I was a better writer, most of the time I’ve just met our clients and no words of mine can compare to those of the people that have known them their entire lives. So I end up writing a post using the same four adjectives I always do because I’m not good with words but also because it’s how I really feel about every single wedding I have the honor of photographing. I find each and every one of our couples beautiful, beautiful because they are standing up before their family and friends vowing their lives to one another. You can always count on it being at one incredible location or another because, to me, when you’re in the mountains, everywhere is incredible. So there I go again, doing exactly what I try to avoid, generalizing a day that is unique and can never be duplicated. Luckily, I’m not paid for my words, I’m paid for my photographs. Photographs that I’ve created as a means of making time stand still. So that a couple can always look to those photographs to recall the laughter and the tears of one of the best days of their lives. Photographs that will bring them joy for a lifetime. Lucky for me, that doesn’t require a single word.
BUT…for the sake of you, the reader (thank you, by the way, for reading my nondescript words) I’m going to keep on trying to come up with those words that can somewhat live up to the photographs that they coincide.
Not everyone sees the world the way that we do. Every photographer views color and light and moments a little bit differently resulting in a slightly (or drastically) different style from one photographer to the next. We strive to deliver a very consistent style of photograph in hopes of attracting the kind of person that sees the world in a similar way as us. Case in point… Kristin & Bobby’s wedding. We arrived at V3 Ranch in Breckenridge having never met Kristin or Bobby and were immediately treated like family. Kristin’s mom, a graphic designer, and Kristin’s brother, a professional photographer, made a point to tell us that Kristin sent them a variety of websites when trying to decide on a photographer and it was no question the second they saw ours. I can’t really think of a better compliment than that. Added pressure can come from working in front of other creatives such as Kristin’s mom and brother but they had complete trust and confidence in us. I happily went about my business that day creating photos that I knew they were all going to love. The joy of life that Kristin & Bobby share, the setting, the weather, the DRESS, were all the perfect ingredients for a beautifully documented day. This is Kristin & Bobby’s Breckenridge wedding at V3 Ranch…
Kristin & Bobby’s kick ass team of vendors:
Location: V3 Ranch in Breckenridge, Colorado
Coordinator: Johnna Patton, Distinctive Mountain Events (I love this woman, her and her partner Ebs are two of Summit County’s very best)
Caterer: Food Hedz (check out their restaurant in Frisco for the best lunch in Summit County)
DJ: Dan @ J.M. Hyatt Entertainment (Dan kept the dance floor packed the entire night, it was our first time working together and we were super impressed)
Bouquets/Centerpieces: Air plants done by the Mother of the Bride