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It was when they mentioned that they wanted to do a “whiskey picnic/motorcycle” themed engagement shoot, that we fell in love with them! It was even hard for me to contain myself when they told us they were having “Tacos & margaritas in a backyard wedding”! Genuine, fun, and funny, Kelly and Clay are two of our favorites.
This backyard, vintage inspired, DIY wedding was FULL of personal and meaningful touches. Her dress – an authentic vintage dress from the 1920′s that she found on Etsy (she refused to have a traditional “wedding dress”); her veil – her grandmother’s; her Aunt did the flowers; the cake topper was from her Parent’s wedding; the desserts – all family recipes from her closest family and friends; and the tattered little Bible her cousin read from during the ceremony was her Uncle’s, who also read from it at her Parent’s wedding. Precious.
Everyone pitched in to make this wedding special and of course, it was a good time!
Catering: Pinche Tacos Food Truck | Dress: Sue Wong Restoration Piece via Etsy | Dress Alterations: Bradi MacSleyne | Venue: Private Home | Planning/Coordination: Jessie Capstick | Makeup: Jewels Gray | Hair: Jonelle Kwiethewski | Rentals: Party Time
After meeting briefly on St. Patrick’s Day downtown, Kelly told Mark to take her number. They went on their first date a few weeks later and found themselves left in the booth as the restaurant staff was vacuuming and closing up!
The perfect proposal followed a few years later, and Kelly had no idea. Kelly walked in to the same restaurant of that first date to find a private room filled with hers and Mark’s families. When Kelly turned around, Mark was on one knee holding a little box. Of course Kelly said YES…
Getting to know these two was an absolute treat for us. We love it when our clients feel like friends, and that is just what we got with Kelly & Mark! They’re so down to Earth and as it turns out, we have a lot in common – who knew!
The wedding was gorgeous, despite some untimely showers.. A gorgeous setting for a beautiful wedding and perfect love. Congratulations to Kelly & Mark and thank you for inviting us to share your big day with us! Much love to you both…
Florist: Clem Divine Design | Hairstylist: Phoebe & Theresa Salon, Abby | Wedding Gown: Bridal Collection | Formal Wear: Ted’s Clothiers | DJ/Music: Tunisia Band | Rentals: DesignWorks by Dave & Mike | Cake: Robin Taffet
Erika & Cory met while working together at Nordstrom. It was on a snowy drive to work when Erika first realized that Cory was in love with her (it was something about a special look he gave her), and he was the one to say, “I love you” first.
Cory had gotten Erika’s grandmother’s ring prior to a hike at Chautauqua on the 5 year anniversary of their first date, and he proposed at a scenic overlook.
The wedding day was absolutely perfect in so many ways – the weather, lighting, emotion, and happiness made for a beautiful celebration for Cory & Erika at Grant-Humphreys Mansion.
Ceremony & Reception Site: Grant-Humphreys Mansion | Wedding Coordinator: Colorado Aisle, Anne Hebert | Wedding Gown Designer: David Tutera by Faviana | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo Collection | Formal Wear: Men’s Warehouse | Florist: Silverbells and Cockleshells Floral Design | Cake Designer: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Hair & Makeup Artist: Jessy Smith/Jessy Salon | Catering: A Perfect Setting | Bartender: Bartenders and More | Alcohol: Argonaut Liquor | Ceremony & Dinner music: Metropolitan Strings | DJ: A Music Plus | Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals | Invitations/Printing: Oscar and Emma | Transportation: Arrow Stage Lines | Officiate/Minister: Co-Pastor, Cindy Cearley, Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church | Rehearsal: The Curtis Hotel
Q: Is it like “Glamour Shots” (the portrait fad from the ’90′s)?
A: Absolutely NOT
Q: So, it’s boudoir photography?
A: Not quite. Boudoir is a term over-used in the industry these days. We like the word “Glamour” – my approach is soft, sexy, and flirty.
Q: What if I’m not comfortable getting naked in front of the camera?
A: No problem! We will only do whatever you are comfortable with.
Q: Can you help with styling?
A: Absolutely! We can have a consultation and determine what “looks” you’re going for. From there, I suggest raiding your sister’s & friend’s closets, and bring multiple outfits complete with shoes and accessories. An excuse to go shopping never hurt either…
Q: How is it “Bridal”?
A: If you’re doing this as your wedding gift for your new husband then one of your looks should include your wedding accessories! This includes (but is not limited to: veil, garter, shoes, Wedding Night attire, jewelry, etc.). Of course you don’t HAVE to do this, it’s just a suggestion.
Q: How much time do you need for me to get these done to make sure I have them in time for my wedding?
A: At LEAST 4-6 weeks. We need to allow for processing, lab production, and shipping. We have done it in less, but I don’t advise it.
Q: Where is the shoot and how long will it take?
A: The location is up to you. I’ve had clients use their own bedroom, a friends’, or I have a handful of favorite spots (like hotel rooms). My spots may require a rental fee, paid by you, and runs about $50. The shoot lasts 1-2 hours.
Q: Are the photos retouched?
A: YES – anything photos you order will be fully POLISHED. This means we will do everything in our power to make you look as perfect as we can! This may include skin smoothing, dark circles, whiten teeth, skinny tool, remove bruises/scars/bad tattoos, etc.
Q: Do you post these to Facebook, or any other Social Media?
A: The finals and/or your favorites will go in to a password protected Online Gallery. From there, you may choose who to share them with. We only post to Facebook, etc. with your permission, and is never anything revealing (and certainly NOT before your wedding).
Q: How much is it?
A: Our average Glamour client spends around $700 – some spend more, some spend less. It just depends on what prints or albums you order. The shoot is $349 and the Little Black Book (10 – 5x7s) is $199.
Q: How do I book it?!
A: Give me a call so we can get it on the calendar and talk about your ideas!
To schedule your session, please call 303.936.1981 or email me at email@example.com
As cheesy as this sounds, Breanna says, “Jack completes me. From the moment we met, being around him was so easy and natural. Effortless is a word I don’t often use, but it is a perfect word to describe our relationship. Every time I think of Jack, I can’t help but smile”.
Jack & Breanna met long before they truly knew each other. Both from a small town in Florida, it was common to see a person through mutual friends for years without actually knowing them. They both went to the same concerts with the same crowd, shared the same friends, and even worked at the same restaurant. Jack recalls, “Once I had my first honest and true conversation with her, I knew right away that this was one of the most beautiful, honest people i have ever met. There was without a doubt a connection…”
Now, after almost 7 years (and the 10th Anniversary of “The Beard”), Jack and Breanna celebrate their marriage in Estes Park surrounded by their best friends and closest family.
Looking to the future, Jack says he “used to be intimidated about the future, what it holds, and who I would become, but now I don’t. The amount of love and support we have for one another is all I need to comfort me for the rest of my days.”
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While on a weekend get-away and after only a few months of dating, Rebecca & Paul were to meet a friend for a drink. It was snowing and as they stopped at the door to the Bar, Paul kissed her and said, “I think I am falling in love with you”. She replied with, “I think I already have.” They were truly smitten from then on.
They met in a Summer School Chemistry class. Paul walked in to class and looked around for the “hottest girl” and found Rebecca sitting in the back, and sat down right next to her. He mistook friendliness for flirting and she turned him down when he tried to ask her out, time after time. Finally, she relented and they met for a beer. Nothing came to fruition at that point, so they went their separate ways. Six months later, Rebecca looked him up again, and they again met for a beer – their first “Real Date”. For Rebecca, it was then when she remembers looking at him and thinking, “Uh oh, this The One – the one I am going to marry”.
Several years later, Rebecca had an idea that a proposal was not to far off, as they had been dating a while and had even picked out a ring six months prior. One morning, Paul dragged her out of bed and with their dog Ella in tow, the three of them hiked up to Mt. Bierstadt, a 14er. It was a gorgeous day but Paul kept having to stop to catch his breath. Rebecca remembers thinking, “You better keep going because if there’s a ring in that backpack, we’re doing it at the top!”. Finally they made it to the summit and that’s when Paul opened the box, got down on one knee, and of course she said, “Yes!”. They celebrated with a mini champagne and plastic cups at the top of the world.
The wedding was filled with such beautiful love and emotion that Jeff and I are honored to have gotten the opportunity to share this day with a couple we consider our friends. Congratulations Rebecca & Paul Markov!!
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