Monthly Archives: February 2012

Boulder Engagement Session ~ Kim & Scott

cu boulder campus colorado engagement portrait session urban fire escape brick Kim & Scott are engaged! Scott first met Kim when they were both students at CU Boulder, so after grabbing a few shots at in the foothills by Chautauqua, we headed over to the CU Boulder campus and braved the wind and chilly February temperatures for an amazing session. I love how these two so clearly adore each other and can’t wait for their wedding later this year. A few of my favorites..

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Cielo at Castle Pines Wedding ~ Heather & Matt

colorado wedding at cielo castle pines bride groomHeather & Matt exude joy – an infectious joy that touches the people that surround them. Their wedding day was a perfect reflection of just that:  it was joyful. and playful. and FUN. So. Much. Fun. And of course it was heartfelt and emotional too – not a dry eye in the house during the personal toasts by the bride and groom. The entire event was flawlessly coordinated by Pam from Sapphire Celebrations, who worked her magic down to every last exquisite detail. A dramatic display of light and sound masterfully arranged by Brian and the team at Pure Energy Events highlighted the beauty of the venue Cielo at Castle Pines (and even included an NHL-style grand entrance announced by Alan Roche (of the Colorado Avs) So fun! It was such an honor to be a part of such an incredible day with such incredible people. A few highlights..

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Thank you, Heather & Matt, for inviting me in to your lives. It has been such a pleasure working with you ~ my warmest congratulations to you both!

The incredible team of vendors who contributed to the success of this event:
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Cielo at Castle Pines
Coordinator: Pam with Sapphire Celebrations
Officiant: Pastor Skip
Lighting/Sound: Pure Energy Events
Music: A Music Plus
Catering: Catering By Design
Floral: Cool n Fresh Flowers
Hair/Makeup: Rachel w/ Girls and Curls
Cake: Elegant Bakery

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Denver Country Club Wedding ~ Rachel & Bernie

denver country club wedding colorado bride groom first danceRachel & Bernie are married! It has been a weekend chock full of festivities – beginning with a fun rehearsal dinner at Tamayo in Larimer Square on Friday night, and followed by an incredible wedding day at the Holy Ghost Church and  Denver Country Club. Rachel & Bernie are so sweet and warm – it has been such a joy working with them. Everything about this wedding was perfect and dreamy. Kudos to Marion & Terri and the entire staff at the Denver Country Club, and to Sarah Welt from Sapphire Celebrations who coordinated the wedding to perfection down to every last flawless detail. A glimpse of a few of my faves..

The getting ready moments are some of my favorite times of the day -  the quiet preparations before the ceremony, surrounded by love and full of anticipation and emotion.denver country club wedding preparations getting ready bridal suite beautiful wedding details (with the Kate Spade shoes – stunning!)denver country club bridal shoes kate spade wedding detailsdenver country club wedding bride descending staircasethe bride with her mom and sisterdenver country club winter wedding bride laughing with sister bridesmaid and momlove this sweet moment of Rachel’s dad removing the veil during the ceremony as Bernie waits at the altar for his bridedenver colorado holy ghost wedding ceremony father daughterjust married!denver colorado wedding ceremony holy ghost bride groomelegant decor and floral design created by the oh-so-talented Katherine at The Perfect Petal, and the delicious cake was from Gateauxdenver country club winter wedding floral design decor detailsfirst dancedenver country club wedding first danceanother favorite from the dance floor ~ the band Soul School rocked!denver country club colorado wedding first dancesparkler exit at the end of the nightdenver country club colorado wedding bride groom sparkler exitand one final favorite – ♥♥♥elegant colorado wedding denver country club romantic bride groom Thank you, Rachel & Bernie, for welcoming me into your lives and having me be your photographer. It has been such a pleasure  – my warmest congratulations to you both!!

Lots of kudos and credit to the amazing team of vendors who worked their magic on this event:
Ceremony venue: Holy Ghost Church
Reception venue: Denver Country Club
Wedding Coordinator: Sarah Welt w/ Sapphire Celebrations
Catering: Denver Country Club
Florist: Katherine w/ The Perfect Petal
Cake: Gateaux
Hair/Makeup Artist: Dena Olivett w/Refining Beauty
Dress: Little White Dress
Bridesmaids Dresses: Marie James Dress Boutique
Band: Soul School

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happy valentine’s day!

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We can do no great things; only small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

Happy Valentine’s Day! xo -A

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Tiffany & Josh ~ downtown Denver engagement session

denver colorado downtown urban wedding engagement session alleyTiffany & Josh came down from the mountains to brave the chilly temperatures in Denver for their urban downtown engagement session. Working with them is such a blast – they laugh easily and are so warm and sweet – and so natural and at ease they are in front of the camera. I love how they light up around each other, and I cannot wait for their Vail mountain wedding later this year. It’s going to be incredible! A huge thanks to Emily from Bella Design & Planning for introducing us. A few faves..

colorado urban downtown denver wedding engagement portrait sessiondenver colorado wedding beautiful engagement portraitdowntown denver colorado urban winter wedding engagement portraitdowntown denver nighttime city lights engagement portrait sessionour final stop – a quick glass of wine and some dramatic night shots with the city lights as our backdrop ♥downtown denver colorado wedding engagement portrait session city lights dramatic nightThank you, Tiffany & Josh, for such an incredible session – looking forward to your wedding at The Four Seasons in Vail! My warmest congrats to you both!

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