It was such an honor to be invited to artist my talented friend, Melissa, with Bri & Joel’s wedding day. They were married at the beautiful and unique Shupe Homestead and the simplicity and relaxed atmosphere of the day made for a gorgeous and joyful event. Never before have I seen a bride and groom provide their own entertainment at the reception – and I don’t believe I’ll ever see it again, especially not with a saxophone duet. Let me tell you, these two really brought the house down!
Some sessions are more high energy than others. This session definitely qualified as high energy! The Hartigs raised three kids together and those three kids have blessed them with SEVEN grandsons. What fun to get them all together and what a joy to get to capture them all!
My favorite part of this session was that the boys kept bringing me different treasures to be photographed – cars, rocks, squirt guns, a blanket. They were all so sweet and well-behaved. I’m sure these grandparents are having the time of their lives!
It was amazing to be a part of this couple’s wedding day and I cannot wait to see where these two go in life! Mishaela is currently serving in the US Military and going to medical school and Joe will start law school in the fall. And these two are not only so in love with each other, they are so, so loved by many. So many people showed up to celebrate this day with Joe & Mishaela and each guest was excited to share in their big day!
Joe & Mishaela chose to start their day off with an intimate first look. Whether it’s before or during the ceremony, one of the best moments of any wedding day is the moment a groom first sees his bride. Mishaela was breathtaking and Joe’s joy was written all over his face. From their first look through their last dance, these two were all smiles and were so fun to work with!
A million thanks, Mr & Mrs Bone, for giving me the honor of capturing your day. Many blessings on your studies and your first year of marriage!
[Ceremony] Shove Chapel [Wedding Planner] Marissa Bovee [Hair & Makeup] Leslie Snyder [Flowers] Mother of the Bride [Reception] Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center [Catering] Garden of the Gods Gourmet [DJ] Sound Junction
Happy 4th of July and welcome to June’s installment of the 5 minute project. I know, I know, I missed getting this posted in time by a few days. But the 4th of July seems like a more appropriate day for pictures of a kid running through the sprinklers anyway! So, we’ll just go ahead and say that I planned it that way.
Ashley and Steven have a love story that spans a couple of years and several states. They grew up in different parts of the country – Ashley in Colorado, Steven in Massachusetts. The met in college in Pennsylvania (that’s were they fell in love) and will say their I Dos at a Colorado wedding in August.
Last week, we spent an evening touring Colorado Springs to take their engagement photos. I had a blast with these two and they were very patient with me and all of my ideas. I just cannot wait to photograph their wedding day!
This is the third year that I’ve been honored to shoot Mike & Meghan’s anniversary photos. I’ve always enjoyed working with them, but this year was extra wonderful because they have a new – and very smiley – addition to their family! Little Gabriel is a DELIGHT and I can’t wait to watch him grow from year to year!
The Stiger Family’s photos feel like an absolute dream to me! Due to some chilly weather, we had to reschedule their session once. And boy am I glad we did! Had we stuck with our original plan, we would have been photographing under grey skies in a brown field. But a week later – oh my goodness – we had the perfect light plus fresh green growth all around! What a beautiful evening it was!
And I cannot brag enough on these happy, sweet, fun kids who actually seem to really adore each other. Maddie, Michaela, Connor, and Dani were a JOY to photograph! Enjoy their beautiful faces and do forgive me for over sharing. I just couldn’t help myself on this one!