Our Relaxed Approach

From the moment you step in to your dress to your first dance as husband and wife, see how we go about making beautiful photographs while providing a fun, stress-free photography experience...

The anticipation leading up to the ceremony makes for some great photo ops, however, there’s no need to worry about a camera being in your face all morning long.  We like about one hour to photograph details and you getting ready.  While I photograph you getting dressed, my husband Mark will be with your fiance capturing some casual moments of him and his guys relaxing before the ceremony.

Wedding dress

Groom getting ready

A bridesmaid proposes a toast while the bride gets ready.

A bridesmaid proposes a toast while the bride gets ready.

Getting ready

Groom getting ready

The groom helps tie the perfect tie.

wedding bouquet and shoes

wedding preparation photos

Mother and sister help the Bride get ready.

wedding photography

The bride’s sister offers some support while getting ready ; )

wedding day details

We pride ourselves on creating stunning portraits in a short amount of time.

wedding portraits

Wedding portraits

If you’ve decided to wait until you walk down the aisle to see your Groom for the first time, no sweat, we can still get some photos out of the way before the ceremony without the two of you crossing paths.  While Mark gets some great portraits of the guys, I’m doing the same with you and the girls as well as getting a few quick shots with your parents.  This makes for less time spent on photos after the ceremony and more time celebrating!

Vail, Colorado wedding

Groom and groomsmen portrait

wedding photography

Breckenridge wedding

Beaver Creek wedding

Beaver Creek wedding

Saddle Ridge wedding

Beaver Creek wedding

He can create a great portrait on the fly, like the one above of the Groom during his ceremony processional.

Groom portrait

We rarely meet a Groom that’s excited about getting his photo taken.  Mark knows how to make the process fast and easy.

Groom portrait

Steamboat Ski Resort wedding

Groom & Groomsmen hanging out pre-ceremony in Steamboat Springs

If you’ve decided to see each other before the ceremony, we’ll capture your First Look, then give the two of you a moment to take it all in.

Keystone Colorado Wedding

First Look | Keystone

Bride and Groom have first look

The couple’s dog joins in for their First Look | Beaver Creek

We’ll place you in a beautiful setting then step back and let the two of you enjoy the moment.

Colorado wedding in Tabernash

A quiet pre-ceremony moment | Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Breckenridge wedding

An emotional First Look | Breckenridge

Breckenridge winter wedding

During the short days of winter, a first look is a great idea | Breckenridge

If photography is just as important to you as spending time with your guests, seeing your fiance prior to your ceremony is a great way to do both.  We can complete all your formal photographs prior to the ceremony leaving cocktail hour yours to enjoy.

Bridal Party Photo

A windy day in Keystone

bridal party portrait

Spring wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Denver, Colorado wedding

wedding at Keystone Ski Resort

Vail Colorado wedding ceremony

Keystone wedding transportation

The way to the ceremony | Keystone

We’ll complete photos of you before your guests arrive so that you may get tucked away.  Then we’ll capture some candid moments of your guests arriving as well as a few ceremony details.

Mountaintop wedding ceremony

Guests arriving at The Wedding Deck | Beaver Creek

A grandfather adjusts his grandson’s tie before the ceremony starts.

A grandfather adjusts his grandson’s tie before the ceremony starts.

The Groom and his dog moments before the ceremony.

The Groom and his dog moments before the ceremony.

Guests mingling before the ceremony begins.

Guests mingling before the ceremony begins.

Finishing touches moments before walking down the aisle.

Finishing touches moments before walking down the aisle.

Once the ceremony begins we go in to stealth mode.  We capture all the moments of your ceremony while being as respectful and unobtrusive as possible.

handmade ring bearer sign

Wedding flower girls

Breckenridge Ski Resort wedding

Colorado wedding ceremony

Being a husband and wife team, we always know what the other is doing, ensuring the most complete coverage of your day.  I know when you’re walking down the aisle and your eyes meet with your husband-to-be for the first time, I’m capturing his expression and Mark is capturing yours.

Ten Mile Station wedding ceremony

Keystone Ski Resort wedding

Beaver Creek wedding

Beano’s Cabin | Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek wedding ceremony

Proud parents watch their daughter exchange vows.

Knot tying ceremony

Knot tying ceremony

Beaver Creek wedding

Ten Mile Station ceremony

A heartwarming ceremony unaffected by the surprise snowstorm that moved the nuptials indoors.

Beaver Creek wedding ceremony

While Mark stays near the altar, using a long lens so there is no need to get too close, I remain at the end of the aisle.  He’ll get closer photographs of all the tears, laughter and emotion while I get wider shots including your guests and the incredible setting.  Our ability to be in two places at once is priceless.  Not a moment is missed.

Breckenridge wedding

Ten Mile Station | Breckenridge

Colorado wedding ceremony

Colorado outdoor wedding

Ketubah signing

Ketubah signing

Bachelor Gulch wedding

Broadmoor wedding

Steamboat Springs wedding

Breckenridge wedding

Breckenridge outdoor wedding

Schoolmarm ski run wedding ceremony

Ten Mile Station wedding

The mother of the bride congratulates her daughter.

The mother of the bride congratulates her daughter.

 

Beaver Creek winter wedding

Saddle Ridge | Beaver Creek

 

Immediately after you walk down the aisle, emotions are running high, the nerves of the ceremony are behind you and everyone is ready to celebrate.  We love capturing these emotional moments that happen right after you’re pronounced husband and wife.

wedding celebration

Colorado Ski Resort wedding

Just Married | Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek wedding

The Bride & Groom on their way from their mountaintop ceremony to their slope-side reception | Beaver Creek

Colorado winter wedding

Time to celebrate! | Downtown Breckenridge

If you and your husband did not see each other prior to the ceremony, we’ll spend 15-20 minutes immediately afterwards to capture some relaxed portraits of the two of you in a beautiful setting.

Beaver Creek wedding deck

Westin Beaver Creek wedding

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Steamboat Springs outdoor wedding

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Fetcher Ranch wedding

Bride & Groom ride down the aisle on their tandem bike | Steamboat Springs

Beaver Creek fall wedding

Destination wedding at Saddle Ridge in Beaver Creek

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Once we’ve completed your formal photographs, we aim to go unnoticed.  We’ll never stage anything, we’ll never ask you to “pretend” to cut your cake.  Your wedding is a real life event, not a movie set.  We’re there to tell your story not stage it.

We are just in awe of what you were able to capture – things we really didn’t even know were happening.

Laura

Breckenridge outdoor wedding

A relative joins in remotely via Face Time.

Cocktail Hour | Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Cocktail Hour | Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Telluride wedding

Cocktail Hour | Gorrono Ranch, Telluride

Lake Catamount | Steamboat Springs

Lake Catamount | Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs wedding

The day goes by so fast, this is a nice excuse to take advantage of the beautiful light and spend a quiet moment with your husband.

Devil's Thumb Ranch winter wedding

Sunset is a great time to step away for 5 minutes to get a few more photos and enjoy your surroundings.

Breckenridge wedding

Teluride wedding

Sunset at Gorrono Ranch | Telluride

We LOVE Colorado.  It’s probably safe to assume that you do too.  We’re always certain to capture the magnificent setting that Colorado offers.  We think the details of the surroundings (the mountains, trees, meadows) are just as important as the centerpieces and bouquets.

Sunset at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Sunset at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Wedding reception details

Broad Axe Barn reception details

Beano's Cabin wedding reception

Beaver Creek winter wedding

Guests arrive by snow cat for a reception at Allie’s Cabin | Beaver Creek

Colorado tent wedding reception

Wedding Reception | Private Residence, Steamboat Springs

First Dance | Timber Ridge, Keystone

First Dance | Timber Ridge, Keystone

Bride and Groom first dance

Jewish wedding in Breckenridge

Horah | Ten Mile Station, Breckenridge

Toasts always make for great candids of you and your loved ones.

Wedding reception toasts

Saddle Ridge wedding reception

Father/Daughter dance.

Father/Daughter dance.

There’s nothing quite like the relationship between a daughter and her father.  Documenting this bond is one Michele’s favorite elements of a wedding day.

Father/Daughter dance

A proud mom watches her daughter dance with her father.

A proud mom watches her daughter dance with her father.

Telluride wedding reception

Gorrono Ranch | Telluride

Wedding cake and cupcakes

Wedding cake smash

Beaver Creek wedding reception

Reception | Saddle Ridge, Beaver Creek

Wedding cake cutting

The Bride and her Grandfather take the dance floor.

The Bride and her Grandfather take the dance floor.

Ten Mile Station reception

Glow stick wedding reception

After you’ve had your first dance, you’ve cut the cake and toasts have been made, we like to cover about 30 minutes to an hour of dancing.  It’s rarely necessary for us to stay until the very end of the night but that’s entirely up to you.

Telluride wedding reception

The groom and groomsmen attempting synchronized shots.

The groom and groomsmen attempting synchronized shots.

Keystone wedding reception

Timber Ridge Reception | Keystone

Catamount Ranch wedding reception

Catamount Ranch Reception | Steamboat Springs

Wedding reception bonfire

Friends and family enjoy a bonfire at the end of the reception.

Steamboat Springs tented wedding

If your ceremony and reception are at the same location, 7-8 hours of photography coverage is typically the perfect amount of time for us to start with some getting ready photos and end with coverage of the party towards the end of the night.  We’ll of course discuss your timeline with you in detail to be sure you get all the photography coverage you desire.

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