Monthly Archives: October 2013

Vail Wedding ~ Laura & Bryan at the Arrabelle & Vail Wedding Deck

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“Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy.” ~ Paulo Coelho

They say that rain on your wedding day is good luck.. and so  mother nature decided to grace Laura & Bryan with a downpour of luck right during their wedding ceremony on the Vail Wedding Deck. Laura & Bryan exchanged vows atop the mountain underneath stormy skies in a heartfelt and emotional ceremony officiated by Laura’s father. It was beautiful. Personal. And perfect. My history with this family dates back several years.. back to 2008 when I was the photographer for Jarrett & Sloan’s wedding at the Denver Country Club. Bryan and Jarrett are brothers, so I was beyond thrilled when Laura contacted me with news of their engagement. I am always profoundly grateful to work with such amazing people, and it was especially sweet to have the honor of working with their family again and being a part of capturing this magnificent day. A few favorites..

the day was flawlessly coordinated by one of Sapphire Celebrations.. and here are some of the beautiful details during the bridal prep at The Arrabelle (including the drop-dead gorgeous Pronovias wedding gown <swoon>)

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bride and groom in gondola vail colorado mountain weddingTheir reception continued into the wee hours of the evening at The Arrabelle – the ballroom so romantic and elegant, sparkling with candlelight.

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heartfelt toasts from the father of the bride, Bryan’s best men, and Laura’s maid of honor

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Congratulations, Laura & Bryan – it has been such a pleasure being your photographer. My warmest wishes to you both!

Kudos to the incredible team of vendors:

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Colorado Family Photography ~ Baby Bryn is ONE

colorado kids denver family portrait photographerYou may recognize this sweet family. I have been Christy & Mike’s photographer for several years now,  starting with their downtown Denver engagement session, then their swanky Vail New Years’ Eve wedding at the Arrabelle, and last year’s newborn portrait session welcoming baby Bryn into the world. So naturally I was thrilled when Christy called to schedule Bryn’s first birthday portrait session. I love having the opportunity to document the big (and not-so-big) moments in people’s lives, and it is with great pleasure that I extend happy first birthday wishes to baby Bryn! This adorable little 1 year old is smart and curious, bright-eyed and delightful, and full of giggles and smiles. Sheer joy. A few faves..

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Welcome to the world, Baby Camille

tiny newborn feet baby portrait denver coloradoToday’s blog post features highlights from the newborn portrait of one of my favorite families – one that I’ve had the pleasure of photographing from engagement, to wedding, to trash-the-dress, to maternity, to baby #1.. and now baby #2. It’s such a delight and JOY to work with them, documenting their family as it grows and changes over the years. For that I am incredibly grateful. And to make it all the more sweeter.. today Alissa & Josh are celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary ♥ Much love and appreciation to you both and warmest congratulations on anniversary, and on the arrival of the newest addition to your family.

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