There's so much I could write about Mandy & Aaron's wedding I'm actually confused as to what I WANT to write. There are so many emotional aspects to this wedding that I could touch upon and so many scenarios that played out to get to that special day. Instead, I'm going to keep them to myself - and to the couple - because that just feels like the right thing to do.
But know this ... Mandy has been following my work for years and when she got engaged to Aaron, she knew she wanted me to photograph it. Let me take a few seconds to describe how powerful that is a photographer. To have someone know they are going to hire you YEARS prior to being engaged and then actually following through with it is truly inspirational and humbling. I was honored to have photographed this wedding.
As I mentioned, there's so much more I could write but I won't. I'll just leave you with the images for you to enjoy ... and just know, this intimate backyard wedding may not seem like much from these still images but there is power behind these photos that is remarkably important.
When a couple you are photographing asks to hike into Rocky Mountain National Park to create awesome pictures, you always say yes. Always.
It's always a pleasure getting to document the wedding day of a couple that super appreciates you, and your art. Jenna and Tristan found me when we both lived out east ... them in Delaware and me in Pennsylvania. Ironically, they moved to Colorado ... got married in Colorado ... and I moved to Colorado just 2 weeks after photographing their wedding. The universe is funny sometimes and can kick you when your down, lift you when needed, and put you into situations it deems helpful or positive. I knew Jenna and Tristan were good people at their engagement session out east and we kept in regular contact leading up to their wedding, and now we've been hiking together since the wedding and have become closer friends. They were put into my life at a time when I needed them, fanned the flames to move to CO, and have been supportive since arriving here. While I have photographed several weddings in CO prior to my move, I feel like this wedding at C Lazy U ranch was the first one .. the one that kicked off another decade of my life.
Venue: C Lazy U Ranch
HMU: Smash Beauty Bar
Dress: Emma & Grace Bridal