I’ve been looking forward to this wedding for a long time! Katie was one of the first brides in 2011 to hire me for her 2012 wedding, so I’ve had a lot of time to anticipate and prepare for this wonderful day! One thing I was really excited for was how close it was to my house! Most of my weddings require at least a 1 hour drive, so to be able to head over to a venue in just 10 minutes is a real treat for me! I knew Katie was going to make a stunning bride and I was right, she was drop dead gorgeous! TJ and Katie have such a fun relationship, I love being around them. They have this energy that is undeniable.
Their wedding will definitely down as one of the hottest I’ve ever photographed. Wow it was HOT! There was a wildfire that had just started near Fort Collins in the morning. I saw the smoke driving over to the wedding and I thought “we’re going to have a cool sunset,” and I was right! They sky turned a cool mix of red/pink/blue with the smoke in the air, it made for some great pictures! Thankfully, Katie told me right off the bat that she really wanted to make sure we do more picture in the evening when the sun was setting. I’m so glad she told me that because we were able to take 30 minutes and the end of the night and grab some of my favorite pictures of the day. Then I raced home and downloaded these fabulous images to make sure I could get a blog post up before leaving early tomorrow for Ride the Rockies! Phew!
Katie and TJ, I had such a fantastic time at your wedding! Thank you so much for allowing me to come along side you and get a behind the scenes look at your love and your life. You are some of my favorite clients ever and I have so enjoyed getting to know you and being able to document your amazing day. I wish you a lifetime of love and joy!
This was one of those “beautiful mistakes” that I make every so often. My 135mm and my 16-35mm feel pretty similar in my bag. I meant to grab my wide angle for a large family picture, but grabbed my 135mm instead. One look through the lens and I knew I had the wrong one, but it didn’t stop me from snapping this one.
This was one of my very last shots of the night. So sad…and yet so beautiful too.