What a fun, fantastic… and exhausting day. Sunday, January 10th, 2010 started at 6:30am heading out the door to pick up a few things and then head down to the studio for a bridal fashion photo shoot. A few weeks prior I had done a shout out to a few of my girls/women to see who would be willing to put a wedding dress on and hang out at the studio for a little hair, make-up and allow me to direct them for a few shots. We had some fantastic make-up done by Sarah Cohara, flowers by Julia Kaaren of http://mulberriesllc.com ,jewelry by Intrepid River Design http://www.intrepidriver.com , jewelry also by June Shin on Etsy, and head pieces by Bonnie Harper from www.one-world-designs.com ,wedding gowns from Blushing Bride in Windsor Colorado http://blushingbridecolorado.com , and Carlin on hair. All of the women & children that participated were wonderful and I was so excited to photograph many of them “again” as I had photographed them in the past for their weddings, family portraits… etc. It did turn into a very long day and all of their patience waiting for hair and make-up and then trying different dresses and jewelry… it was a semi-controlled chaos – but it was still a blast.
Another warm Colorado day for Tina & Jake’s wedding on June 26th, 2010 – and smartly they decided to do all of the formal photos before the wedding… as, just as we were finishing up the clouds started rolling in and just as the ceremony at Chapel Hills of the Nazarene was ending the rain started dumping down. But, by the time we made the trip over to Stonebrook Manor in Thornton, Colorado for the reception – again the sky cleared.
I started out that morning before I met up with the bride for getting ready photos scoping out locations near the church for outdoor photos of the wedding party… and took a nice 20 minute walk around the boardwalk at BarrLake and then off to the church. Just a few images at the church of formal groups before the wedding and then the wedding party followed us out to Barr Lake for some “swamp” photos. The mosquitos were relentless, but with just a little squirming and swatting – we made it through with just a few bites and lots of great photos! The boardwalk there is great to photograph and the moss in the swamp area just happened to match the wedding colors very nicely! The flowers arrived right on time at the church – and looked beautiful – and I was very happy that Tina’s bouquet held up for the outdoor photos so well in the heat. Vickies Flowers took very good care of all the floral details.
Once we made it to the reception at Stonebrook Manor – everything was taken care of as usual – the ballroom looked amazing right down to the amazing cake they provided.
And the wedding day wasn’t the end…. I had such an amazing bridal session with Tina a few weeks after the wedding. With some images at the studio and then some at Cheeseman Park in Denver – it is always a treat to see one of my brides put their beautiful gown on one more time for a love the dress session.
So excited for the 2010 wedding year. Although 2009 will be hard to beat… as I had some of the best weddings ever and visited Mexico for two of them this past year – beyond that, my bridal couples were the happiest, most genuine people I have ever met. I also have designed some of the most beautiful wedding albums this year – it is all very exciting. After photographing weddings now for over two decades – weddings always put a smile on my face and I’m always excited to spend the day with my bridal couples, their friends and family.
I still am taking wedding bookings for 2010, 2011, and 2012 right now and would love to meet with more brides to talk about your wedding photography. I work with you on a custom package designed around your wedding day so that you aren’t stuck into any pre-set package. We can meet at the studio in Denver, or if you prefer – out for a cup of coffee, lunch or dinner. I want to spend some time with you to get to know you more, show you albums and talk about all of the details of your wedding day. With limited weddings each year – it means higher quality editing, custom designed albums, and much more one-on-one attention directly from me your lead photographer.
Packages include custom payment plans as well – we work with you and your budget to get you the coverage that you want, the Gallery award winning photography that you deserve, and your beautiful memories preserved in the highest quality custom albums. This is one of the most important days in your life.
CALL ME AT 720-566-9770 OR E-MAIL ME AT INFO@FOTOTAILS.COM TO SET UP A TIME TO MEET WITH ME. CAN’T WAIT TO TALK TO YOU!!!!