Alex and Zach’s Downtown Wedding at Denver’s Performing Arts Complex

Alex and Zach’s Downtown Wedding at Denver’s Performing Arts Complex

Well, now what a treat this one was. Not only was the wedding incredible, but we both got to guest shoot for our friend, Kent Meireis this time. You’ll want to check out his blog post on Alex and Zach’s wedding for even more great shots. The wedding ceremony and reception were both held at the cool and unique The Studio Loft above the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

Alex’s gorgeous and refreshing corseted strapless bodice Rivini gown with a waterfall train fit her to a T. The cut-away dress allowed her stunning rose-gold strapped Emmy London heels, hand-beaded with Swarovski crystals and real mother of pearl shell, take center stage. (Theater pun intended!) So often guests only see brides’ shoes when they end up kicking them off during a full evening of dancing or in subsequent detail photos and these were definitely worth showcasing.

The loft with its high ceilings and exposed brick and stone sports an incredible industrial chic vibe that truly came live thanks in large part to Cammye McVay of We Tie The Knots and Design Works with dramatic draping and multiple crystal chandeliers. Alex and Zach said their I Do’s after dark in the loft after a touching private ketubah signing and Rockslide not only got the party started, they kept it going well into the night.

Thanks again to Kent, Alex and Zach for inviting us to be a part of such a beautiful celebration.

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Happy Anniversary: Tori & Skyler

Happy Anniversary: Tori & Skyler

We have another wonderful anniversary to share today – Tori & Skyler’s FIRST anniversary. Their celebration was absolutely one of our favorite weddings last Fall that we got to return to our beloved Charlottesville for and that’s saying something – we had some awesome East Coast weddings last year! But these two came to us by way of Tori’s sister, nationally recognized event planner extraordinaire and our longtime friend, Jamie Sears of Simply Chic Events. It was such joy to have not only gotten to know them both over the years, but to get to capture their big day for them was truly an honor for both of us. Jamie and her amazing team planned such a personalized, intimate event for them that fit them to a T – a casual, yet beautiful affair at such a special venue, Fat Cat Farm. Their gorgeous, sun-filled Fall day was filled with BBQ, bluegrass and of course, a bonfire. It’s definitely been a busy and eventful first year as T&S recently welcomed a sweet little girl into their family.

We’re excited to share more from their country chic wedding soon. Stay tuned!

Sky’s favorite! We look like we belong in a magazine. I still can’t even believe this is us.


Again…magazine quality!!!


One of our favorites. We are so thankful that this boy was able to be a part of our most special day and even more thankful that you guys got this awesome shot! We miss him everyday and this by far is the best pic we have of him. Thank you ?


One of the things that made me so smitten with Sky was seeing how great he is with Grace. This was such a fun, spontaneous moment that night when he requested that the band play frozen. Love it!


We both love this pic! Reminds me of a super old movie for some reason. Such a fun moment that night!


All of our congratulations, you two! Sending much love…


Featured Wedding: Mary Beth & Chris’s Summer Camp Wedding in Virginia

Featured Wedding: Mary Beth & Chris’s Summer Camp Wedding in Virginia

As any small business knows, word of mouth referrals are worth their weight in gold and that’s especially true for such personalized businesses such as ours. Mary Beth and Chris came to us by way of her sister Kate (thanks, Andrew & Julie, for the intro!) who had hoped to hire us when she got married, but alas, we were already booked. Once it was time for MB&C to get hitched though, they thought of us once again and this time, thankfully, we were available! We already knew from their family this was one special couple who were planning a fun, unique and highly meaningful celebration for their guests. They did not disappoint! They kept the guest count intimate and since everyone was staying on site, the celebration went on the entire weekend.

MB has some wonderful advice for couples getting married (beyond just hiring a photographer you love), so be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this fun & rustic wedding at Shrine Mont. Thanks so much to the fabulous United With Love team and of course, all the amazing talent (Janice at Bellwether Events!) who helped bring MB & Chris’s wedding to life. So fun getting to relive their day through such a wonderful feature!

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Happy 10th Anniversary: Kimberly & Ian

Happy 10th Anniversary: Kimberly & Ian

When we thought seriously about moving to Boulder a few years ago, we sat down and said, but we don’t know anyone in Boulder! Well, duh. It didn’t take us long to realize that we did in fact, know a fair amount of people in the great state of Colorado – not only photographer friends, but also former clients who we’ve been able to keep in touch with, albeit often sporadically, over the years. Once we let them know we were considering a huge, life changing move across the country, they couldn’t have been more open and welcoming to us and while we still, and always will, miss our East Coast friends and family, we’re thankful for all of our CO friends – old and new.

Our CO friends Kim & Ian fall into this category. They married back in 2005 in Charlottesville at their alma mater, UVa, but lived in Vail, Colorado at the time. This highly outdoorsy couple (they’re celebrating the big 10 with an amazing adventure – just the two of them eating and literally running their way through Spain!) named their reception tables after the ski resorts they had been to together. First and only couple who’s ever done that!

They now live in Golden (closer to Boulder than Vail – yea!) and we’ve so enjoyed getting to spend time with them. We recently asked if they wouldn’t mind if we celebrated their anniversary on our Journal and they were very happy to oblige.


– What challenges have you both faced & how did you handle them &/or learn from them?

Over the years we have each had opportunities and decisions to make with our growing careers and our growing family.  There have been ups and downs with jobs and family and with each down we took the time to evaluate our options and make a choice on the path ahead keeping family that first and foremost priority.  With the growing careers and growing family more coordination and balance has been required to tend to the needs of each other as well as the family.  June of 2014 brought a variety of challenges our way from jobs challenges to loss of our beloved chocolate lab to an ambulance ride with our youngest.  Through it all faith and the love and support of our families got us through it.  It was a great reminder to be thankful and to cherish every moment.


– Have you had any unexpected joys?

Our unexpected joy becomes a greater joy every day.  While every one of our children is a joy to have in our lives, our third was unexpected.  We had two beautiful and healthy children and while Kimberly had though a third might be nice, we were happy with our family of four.  Number three came as a bit of a shock, as the explanation to why Kimberly could barely keep her eyes open in the middle of any given day.  While the pregnancy was a blur since we were chasing two other children around, that moment that our youngest was born we knew our family wasn’t complete without her.  She puts a smile on our faces everyday.  She is such a joy to have in our lives, and we honestly don’t know what we would do without her.  

– Where has life found you since your wedding day? (career, home location, family status, etc.)

After the wedding and honeymoon, we arrived back in DC to turn around and drive to Edwards, CO where Ian was working for Vail Resorts.  We enjoyed about a year living in the ski town before making the move to the front range as Vail Resorts made their move. We have found ourselves settled in enjoying all that Colorado has to offer and making great friends in Golden.  We enjoy skiing, biking (mountain or road), trail running, and hiking together.  All of these activities we are sharing with our three beautiful children ages 7, 5, and 2, who so far also ski, mountain bike, trail run, and hike at the level their ages can.  

Ian recently celebrated 10 years with Vail Resorts, and Kimberly 12 years with Appian.


– What do you remember most about your wedding day when you look at your photos?

We remember all of the fun we had with our friends and family.  How the day was filled with so much love and joy.  We remember how everything seemed just perfect, and we would do it all over again.  We also feel fortunate to have maintained a relationship with the wonderful photographers that captured that day for us!

– Have your kiddos seen your wedding photos and if so, have they had any comments you don’t mind sharing?

The kids were younger when they saw them so it was mostly identifying the people in the pictures and asking who people were. Our daughter really liked mommy’s dress.  It would be so fun to show them again now that they are a little older. 



Thanks so much for sharing some of your past ten years with us K&I and we look forward to grabbing a beer together soon!


Tricia & Ian’s Boulder Foothills Engagement Session

Tricia & Ian’s Boulder Foothills Engagement Session

One of the best parts about living in Boulder is when you get up early, you’re awarded with sundrenched foothills at the base of the Rocky Mountains. So it seemed apropos to meet up with Tricia & Ian for their engagement session down by the Homestead Trail just south of Boulder. It was a wonderfully cool morning in early August and afterward a healthy, but not too healthy hike, we headed down to Golden to meet up with their horse, Bear. Beautiful. Just a gorgeous and friendly horse.

We loved spending the morning with all of them and cannot wait for their wedding next October back in Virginia! We’ll let the scenery speak for itself, although T&I almost upstaged it. Don’t believe us? See for yourselves below. Below are just a few of our favorite images from their engagement portraits – it was so hard to narrow them down. Want more? See their complete gallery here. The password is Tricia’s maiden name.

























Thanks so much for having us out, T&I and we’re already looking forward to seeing you soon. Lulu’s for real this time, perhaps? ;-D


Cattleya & Chris’s Wedding at Virginia’s Rust Manor House

Cattleya & Chris’s Wedding at Virginia’s Rust Manor House

Even though Cattleya & Chris’s wedding was held on the July 4 holiday, no extra fireworks were needed for this fun-loving, sweet and motorcycle-riding couple. Theirs was a very family-centric, intimate event and they even had a close friend serve as officiant. While there was a little rain earlier in the day, it merely sprinkled a bit during their first look, and after just a few clouds during the ceremony, the sun made a glorious appearance in the misty haze just in time for some beautiful portraits around the historic manor’s grounds. Lather that evening, it was fun hanging out with all the kids (and kid-thinking adults) getting their fill on some late night Summer s’mores. Yum! All in all, we can’t think of a more perfect way to celebrate the Fourth.

Check out a few of our favorite moments and details below, then check out their full gallery. The password is Cattleya’s maiden name and is case-sensitive. Bonus points for correct spelling.

The fantastic team:
Venue: Rust Manor House
Catering: Great Blue Heron
Florist: Jennifer Morris

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Dear c&c,

Some of the moments we truly loved during your wedding include: How calm you both were while it was raining during your getting ready, as if there was nary a care in the world (there really wasn’t). Your cake toppers representing your nicknames for each other. (Although we can’t remember who was Pinky and who was the Brain.) Cat, when you finished getting dressed, that look of utter love your mom had on her face. Your “rain? what rain?” feeling you had during your first look. Including your grandma in the ceremony via FaceTime (we think she had a pretty good view)! Chris, your wedding ring designed to look like motorcycle tread. The huge smiles of, “We did it!” right after you kissed as your guests applauded. Pinky reaching in vain for the Brain, as it tumbled over the side of the cake after your cake cutting. And not technically a moment, but man, choosing between all those amazing homemade cakes, pies and S’mores was really, really hard. (Had to go for the S’mores in case you were wondering. Wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without them!)

Congratulations, you two and we wish you many, many fun loving Fourths in the future!



New Feature Album for Kate & Andrew

New Feature Album for Kate & Andrew

Kate and Andrew, whose wedding we photographed at Clifton Inn last year (and whose Georgetown engagement portraits we did), are in town visiting family, and we’re having dinner tonight to catch up. So we thought it’d be the perfect time to share pictures of their recently-delivered wedding album. We loved their selections–really told the story of the day. They also got a pair of parents’ copy albums based on the identical photos and layout of their main album. Their parents are probably thinking they raised good kids right about now, don’t you think?






A sample of one of their parents’ albums.


Maddie & Nick’s Rocky Mountain Wedding at a Private Estate

Maddie & Nick’s Rocky Mountain Wedding at a Private Estate

You could go lots of different places in Colorado for equally beautiful settings for your wedding. The third time I (Bill) guest photographed for our good friend Kent Meireis. From wedding party shenanigans ahead of the ceremony to Nick spontaneously throwing Maddie over his shoulder during the recessional to doing ski shots with their officiant and his wife, I absolutely loved spending the day with Maddie & Nick, not to mention Kent (thanks, Kent!). Below are a few of our favorite details and moments from the day.

The fantastic team:
Venue: Nick’s family home
Planner: Claire + team of Claire Gordon Events
Catering: Wild Horse Catering-We Love Food
Florist: Margaret’s Garden
DJ: DJ Rockstar Aaron
Wedding gown: Little White Dress
Make-up/hair: Kaylee Martin & Ally Triolo / Monika Barnett
Officiant: (Former U.S. Senator) Mark Udall

Wedding dress silhouette in rustic cabin against Rocky Mountains

Wedding day flowers against stone fireplace

Groom getting ready

Bride getting ready, mom buttoning dress

Bride looks up at flower girls as she puts on her dress

Bride and bridesmaids laugh

 Bridesmaids hold bride's hand, showing off wedding ring

Bride and groom see each other against mountain backdrop

Bride swings on custom swing in middle of pine trees

Wedding party portrait on porch of rustic cabin

Bride and groom walk in field toward rustic barn

Bride and sister play

Chivari chairs lined up for wedding ceremony

Flower girl and ring bearer in walk in woods

Flower girls and ring bearer funny wedding portrait

Flower girls and ring bearer funny wedding portrait

Wedding Ceremony setting with Rocky mountains in background

Groomsman holding programs in hand

Ring bearer throws fruit near guests with flower girls in background

Mr. Udall, Maddie’s uncle and having watched her grow up, served as officiant.

Mark Udall performs Rocky mountain wedding ceremony

Celebration at end of Rocky mountain wedding

Happy couple recess at end of wedding ceremony

Groom picks up bride and throws her over his shoulder after wedding

Bride and mom share tender moment following wedding ceremony

Flower girls talk in field

DJ and flower girls talk

Ok, so how cute is this? The kids, on their own, decided to start helping out the catering staff move the chivari chairs from the ceremony pasture to the reception tent. Pretty sure this spectacle competed with the mountain backdrop for guests’ attention.


Colorful table setting at farm tables

Circular tables with colorful flowers and purple napkins

Bridal bouquet with wedding cake in background

First dance as bride and groom laugh

Bride and groom laugh, reacting to toast

Bridesmaid and boyfriend share tender moment in field

Bride and groom play at dusk with Rocky mountains in background

Bride and groom tender moment

Bride and groom tender moment with Rocky mountains in background

Bride and groom tender moment with Rocky mountains in background

Ski shots with family at wedding

Dancing in tent at wedding at base of Rocky mountains

Dancing in tent at wedding at base of Rocky mountains

Dancing in tent at wedding at base of Rocky mountains

Sparkler departure for wedding couple at base of Rocky mountains

Congratulations, m&n!

Happy Anniversary: Joe & Rick

Happy Anniversary: Joe & Rick

Sometimes we go back with our clients. Sometimes way back. Even back to the 90s! Such was the case with Joe, with whom Anne worked back when we were both serving in the corporate world. We were incredibly honored when they asked us to capture the day they finally got to say I Do. We absolutely loved spending time with them and their families and documenting their wedding day with them in New York, especially after they had been together for so many years. It’s always great chatting with them, and as their anniversary approached, we asked them to consider some of their favorite images and what they thought about their first year of marriage.

Rick’s faves:

Gay New York wedding by Holland Photo Arts

Gay New York wedding by Holland Photo Arts

Joe’s faves:

Gay New York wedding by Holland Photo Arts

Gay New York wedding by Holland Photo Arts

Joint faves:

We love this shot for it’s uniqueness.

Gay New York wedding by Holland Photo Arts

Gay New York wedding by Holland Photo Arts

Gay New York wedding by Holland Photo Arts

We have been together for 16 years and this signifies us supporting each other for all that time with a smile.
Gay New York wedding by Holland Photo Arts

Gay New York wedding by Holland Photo Arts

Gay New York wedding by Holland Photo Arts

Gay New York wedding by Holland Photo Arts

Bill held his surprise kiss just a little bit longer than Anne!

Gay New York wedding by Holland Photo Arts

We, along with our friends and family still talk about our special day. It couldn’t have been more perfect. The photos capture every bit of the beauty, joy and happiness everyone experienced. We waited 16 years to be able to get married and the fact that it was finally legal made for even a greater celebration!

J&R, we wish you the first of very many happy anniversaries to follow and we look forward to seeing you both again soon!


An Afternoon at Garden of the Gods

An Afternoon at Garden of the Gods

After lunch with April and Sophia, we spent an afternoon at Garden of the Gods, near Colorado Springs (how did we not get here before?!?). While the clouds seemed heavy at times, we were lucky to get small breaks in the clouds to let the sun poke through and light up some of the iconic rocks within the park. Admission is free and a visit is highly recommend. And go on a weekday, or early in the morning to avoid the crowds. It’s much better light for photos in the morning (or evening if you happen to not be a morning person) anyway. Send us picks if you go, friends! We’d love to see what you capture.

Garden of the Gods overall scene

Ancient tree branch at Garden of the Gods

View from under Balance Rock at Garden of the Gods

Annie in repose under Balance Rock.

Annie stands under Balance Rock at Garden of the Gods

Portrait of Annie at Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods late afternoon beautiful light

A child climbs a rock at Garden of the Gods

One of the main rock formations at Garden of the Gods

A trio of tall rocks with tree in foreground at Garden of the Gods

View through tree branches of rocks at Garden of the Gods

Late afternoon sun glows on rock cliffs at Garden of the Gods



Family Visit to Boulder

Family Visit to Boulder

Have we mentioned we love having visitors? Bill’s sister April and 8 year-old niece Sophia recently came to Colorado for a week to experience much (but not nearly enough) of what our beautiful state has to offer. Their stay of course included a horseback ride down in Golden (thanks, Tricia, for the recommendation!), some hiking around Boulder, and even a trip to Garden of the Gods afterward (journal entry with more photos coming soon). Having visitors is always nice, and even nicer when it’s family. April and Sophia, we love you and are glad you came! ’til next time…


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Sophia was fearless climbing around the rock outcroppings at Lost Gulch Trail. In flip flops no less.







How cool is it this go-kart track is a 10-minute walk from our home? Did we say we liked having visitors? You too can experience this!




Happy 12th Anniversary: Erica & Ryan

Happy 12th Anniversary: Erica & Ryan

Life throws some curveballs at you sometimes. It’s why, while we of course love capturing weddings, in the end it’s the rewards of the marriage journey. Erica and Ryan were among our first weddings during our first full year as wedding photographers in 2003 (and the first wedding from which we ever made a feature album), and we have such strong memories of the day with them. The shot below of Erica with her brother and mom remains one of Anne’s all-time favorites.

It was nice to reconnect recently and learn about the past dozen years of their lives…

– What challenges have you both faced & how did you handle them &/or learn from them?

In November 2011 my mother passed at 61, one week after she retired. Ryan and I kept her house and spent five months apart while he fixed it up. Then it burned down when we were 99% done. We decided to do it again. Two weeks later my grandmother passed. It was the craziest year ever. Against all odds, Ryan and I stuck together and plodded through. Life kicks you in the shins sometimes and when it does is how you actually learn what you are made from. On June 4, 2013, I found out I was pregnant. While full of joy, there was also heartache when I realized that I would do this without either of my parents. Sadly, for this some of my joy was taken away. It would have been so different if I had my Mom on this journey.

– Have you had any unexpected joys?

After 14 years together, we welcomed Evelyn Stephanie Alexander in January 2014. She is sassy, funny and sweet and we are madly in love with her.

– Where has life found you since your wedding day?

In the 11 years since our wedding we have lived in Las Vegas, DC, Chapel Hill, NC and New York. We are back in DC now, sometimes home is right here you left it. We also had a whirlwind three months gallivanting through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand. It was wonderful to show the pictures to my Mom an grandmother, as that family lived in Thailand and Vietnam while my grandfather was in the CIA. We were the first family to go in over 50 years.

– What do you remember most about your wedding day when you look at your photos?

I felt sad that my dad was not there; it would have made him so happy. I remember how excited I was to round that corner to see Ryan at the end of the aisle. I remember feeling really relaxed and having fun. I remember wanting to throttle both he caterer and the DJ. Ha ha.





Erica and Ryan, thank you so much for sharing, and congratulations on your anniversary!

Megan & Chad’s Wedding at Vail Resort & Donovan Pavilion

Megan & Chad’s Wedding at Vail Resort & Donovan Pavilion

You may have seen Malia & Bryson’s surprise wedding (guests thought it was an engagement party) last week, where I (Bill) guest photographed with our good friend Kent Meireis. We have a couple more to share with you from a full weekend spent shooting two weddings in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. First up is Megan & Chad’s Jewish ceremony held at the mountaintop at Vail Resorts wedding deck. And because it was a Colorado wedding, a dog was involved, natch. I totally fell in love with Kona and nearly brought her home with me. Such a great dog. Callie the cat may not have much appreciated our sudden adoption, however.

Enjoy some of the favorite images from their wedding!

These folks all worked so well as a team to make this event so memorable:
Ceremony: Vail Wedding Deck
Reception: Donovan Pavilion
Flowers: Vintage Magnolia
Catering: The Gourmet Cowboy
Getting ready: Arrabelle Hotel

Wedding dress hanging at Arrabelle Hotel at Vail

Nothing starts a wedding day off right like some ever-so-smooth Macallan 12-year.

Pouring Scotch for groomsmen on wedding day at Arrabelle Hotel at Vail

First look…

First look on wedding day at Arrabelle Hotel at Vail

Bride's dress on wedding day at Arrabelle hotel at Vail

Wedding day flowers at Arrabelle Hotel at Vail

Their ketubah signing was a blast and full of humor. Rabbi Eliot J. Baskin rocked it!

Ketubah signing with family on wedding day at Arrabelle hotel at Vail

Bride and groom gondola ride at Vail on way to wedding deck

Kona took the opportunity to give her mom some love and kisses…

Bride and groom with dog on gondola ride at Vail on way to wedding deck

Bride and groom with dog on gondola ride at Vail on way to wedding deck

Bride and groom with dog licking bride's face on gondola ride at Vail on way to wedding deck

Ring bearer with bridesmaids in background at Vail wedding deck

Flower girl with bouquet at Vail wedding deck

Huppah with flowers and aspen branches at Vail wedding deck for Jewish wedding

Wine glasses for Jewish wedding at Vail wedding deck

Bride processes to vail wedding deck

Bride sheds tear as she circles groom during Jewish wedding at Vail wedding deck

Bride smiles at groom during Jewish ceremonyt  at Vail wedding deck

You wonder sometimes what goes through the minds of kids during a wedding…

Flower girls appear bored during Jewish ceremony at Vail wedding deck

Couple with Rabbi with mountains in background at Vail wedding deck

You can’t beat these views, really.

Expansive view of rocky mountains during Jewish ceremony at Vail wedding deck

Bride and groom crush glass during Jewish ceremony at Vail wedding deck

Bride, groom, and dog recess with Rocky mountains in background from Vail wedding deck

Views of Rocky mountains from Vail wedding deck

These little boys weren’t even part of Megan & Chad’s wedding. They were simply waiting patiently for the next ceremony at the wedding deck. Still…a cute scene.

Young boys wait for ceremony at Vail wedding deck

Bride's vail flies in wind at Vail wedding deck

Megan & Chad met in the singles line at the Born Free Express lift, so of course we captured a wedding portrait of them there.

Bride and groom wedding portrait at Born Free Express  at Vail

Beer bottle caps at Donovan Pavillion

Bagpiper pipes in bride and groom at wedding reception at Donovan Pavillion

Challah bread at wedding reception at Donovan Pavillion

White decorated wedding cake at wedding reception at Donovan Pavillion

Bride and groom prepare for first dance at wedding reception at Donovan Pavillion

Cake cutting at wedding reception at Donovan Pavillion

First dance at wedding reception at Donovan Pavillion

Bride laughs with guests at wedding reception at Donovan Pavillion

Groom's mom shrieks with delight during hora dance at wedding reception at Donovan Pavillion

Bride and groom dance with guests at wedding reception at Donovan Pavillion

Megan did a traditional Polish dance with…well…just about every guest in attendance.

Bride hugs friend at wedding reception at Donovan Pavillion

Bride and groom surrounded by friends and family at wedding reception at Donovan Pavillion

Twilight at wedding reception at Donovan Pavillion


Malia & Bryson’s Surprise Wedding at Denver’s Wynkoop Brewery

Malia & Bryson’s Surprise Wedding at Denver’s Wynkoop Brewery

When was the last time you showed up for an engagement party for close friends? Perhaps not too long ago. But when was the last time this engagement party suddenly turned into a wedding? That’s exactly what Malia & Bryson planned for their guests, who thought they’d be arriving to spend an intimate evening noshing and drinking tasty brews from Wynkoop Brewing. This was an intimate event, and Malia & Bryson were clients of our dear friend Kent Meireis. It was a great opportunity to guest shoot with a fellow experienced and talented photojournalist. It was the first of three weddings we were to shoot together, so more coming soon!




Who knew Denver’s Union Station would be such a great spot for portraits?




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The surprise begins to settle in on the guests…


…who all can’t decide whether to watch Malia come in with her dad, or Bryson’s huge smile as his bride-to-be approached.








Congratulations, you two!


Happy Anniversary: Kate & Andrew

Happy Anniversary: Kate & Andrew

You’ve probably seen all the 10-year anniversary posts we’ve been doing of late and wondered, hey, what about those still-pretty-damn-awesome folks from just a year ago? Never fear, we’d not leave you without, and to today we’re featuring Kate & Andrew who are celebrating their one-year anniversary from their Clifton Inn wedding. Find out what they had to say about their favorite moments that day below.

We had a lovely time yesterday! We went to bunch and exchanged some traditional and modern anniversary gifts. We also tasted our delicious (???) year-old freezer cake with a Prosecco chaser while reliving the day through our Holland photos! I for one know that I will cherish the photos you captured of us and our loved ones for the rest of our lives. 
The new house has been fun so far – we did spend part of our anniversary painting a closet, breaking down boxes, taking a quick trip to the gardening center, and planting a few cooking herbs! 

Kate’s faves:

Kate sports cake on her nose at their wedding at Clifton Inn

I love Andrew‘s look of payback. Taken right after I got him first.

Kate's dad gives her away in garden wedding ceremony at Clifton Inn

The two most important men in my life are in this photo.  It was a significant and precious moment where my dad gave away his daughter and even managed to crack a little smile. 

Andrew’s faves:

Group photo with all guests at K&A wedding at Clifton Inn

I love how this photo captures the bride and groom surrounded by so many friends and family.

Kate holds a butterfly on her finger at K&A wedding at Clifton Inn

This one shows the moment a butterfly crashed the wedding while we were watching California Chrome (unsuccessfully) run for the Triple Crown during the Belmont Stakes.  We had fun watching the Belmont on our first anniversary and seeing an actual Triple Crown win.

Joint faves:

Black and white of K&A walking on their wedding day at Clifton Inn

Our favorite portrait.

K&A wedding exit with lavender toss at Clifton Inn

Having our guests toss lavender seemed like a good idea at the time…


Seeing this photo reminds us of how much fun we had dancing under the stars.

Congratulations, K&A on your first anniversary!