This year has been a big transition for my business. I’ve gone from photographing big weddings to focusing solely on intimate weddings and elopements. I’ve had a lot of people ask me what exactly constitutes an “intimate wedding.” And while I don’t think there are any official rules, I tend to think of weddings that have less than 50 guests and retain a more relaxed atmosphere. There typically aren’t 18 people in the bridal party, nor is there a huge emphasis on recreating 4 dozen ideas from your Pinterest boards (though usually 1 or 2…or 3 or 4 are acceptable). The focus is on family. It’s on your best friends and the people you love the most. There’s an emphasis on love, vows, marriage, connection, friendships….less emphasis on details, people you don’t know, stressful time lines and logistical nightmares. It’s about simplicity, happiness, friends and family. These intimate weddings have stolen my heart and Mike and Ashley’s wedding just proves that!
Ashely and Mike chose the Della Terra as the backdrop for their gorgeous fall wedding in Estes Park! The second I met Ashley and Mike, I knew we were meant to work together. They are two of the most easy-going and relaxed people I’ve ever met. They just know how to go with the flow, have fun and keep things lighthearted. We had the most perfect fall day for their wedding. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, they said their vows nestled in the pine trees. We even had a little visit by some wild turkeys, deer, blue birds and chipmunks-seems like local wildlife wanted to get in on the party! All in all it was a perfect day and the perfect way for me to end my 2014 wedding season!
Ashley and Mike, I’m so grateful to have been with you on such an amazing day! Your love is so sweet and I’m thankful I got to witness such beautiful moments between you two. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding!
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