My Relaxed Approach

From the moment you step in to your dress to your first dance as husband and wife, see how I 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.  I typically spend about an hour photographing details and you getting ready.

Getting ready

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

I enjoy creating stunning portraits in a short amount of time.

wedding portraits

Wedding portraits

Vail, Colorado wedding

Groom and groomsmen portrait

wedding photography

Breckenridge wedding

Beaver Creek wedding

Beaver Creek wedding

Saddle Ridge wedding

Beaver Creek wedding

Groom portrait

Groom portrait

I love the relaxed pace of pre-ceremony photos.  If you and your fiance choose to see one another prior to the ceremony, nearly all your portraits may be completed prior to your guests arrival, leaving cocktail hour yours to enjoy.  (Are you wondering if a First Look is for you?  Check out this article detailing the many reasons why I love this new tradition.)

Keystone Colorado Wedding

First Look | Keystone

Bride and Groom have first look

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

I’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

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

I’ll complete photos of you before your guests arrive so that you may get tucked away.  Then I’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 I go in to stealth mode.  I 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

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

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.  I 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

At the end of cocktail hour, as guests are getting seated, I love spending a few minutes photographing the two of you as husband and wife.  The evening light is always dreamy and all the nerves have settled.  I love this opportunity for my couples to step back and soak it all in.

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 I’ve completed your formal photographs, I aim to go unnoticed.  I’ll never stage anything, I’ll never ask you to “pretend” to cut your cake.  Your wedding is a real life event, not a movie set.  I’m 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

Devil's Thumb Ranch winter wedding

Breckenridge wedding

Teluride wedding

Sunset at Gorrono Ranch | Telluride

I LOVE Colorado.  It’s probably safe to assume that you do too.  I’m always certain to capture the magnificent setting that Colorado offers.  I 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 favorite people.

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 of my 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, I like to cover about 30 minutes to an hour of dancing.  It’s rarely necessary for me 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, 8 hours of photography coverage is typically the perfect amount of time for me to start with some getting ready photos and end photography coverage about 30 minutes to an hour after your first dance.  I’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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