Today’s blog entry comes to you from Stonebrook Manor in the northern Denver suburbs of Thornton. Allie and Nick were married on Memorial Day, on what was probably the windiest day ever! When I think of Memorial Day, I usually think of opening the pool for the summer, but on this day we were wishing that we had jackets. That’s spring Colorado weather for ya! As with every wedding, the most important things aren’t the details or the picture perfect day, but the great moments spent with family and friends. Read on to see some of my favorite images from the day.
Allie looked absolutely stunning in her wedding dress from d’Anelli Bridal in Denver. Here she enjoys a touching moment with her grandmother while getting ready.
This little ring-bearer was quite the character. We have a dozen outtake photos of all of his funny expressions, including a meltdown during the groomsmen portraits that makes me chuckle. I particularly like this “what are you lookin’ at” look.
One of the challenging parts of wedding photography as a photographer, is to come up with locations for portraits while under extreme time pressure. You’ve got to present yourself as being cool as a cucumber, even if wind gusts are spoiling your planned locations. I found this stone wall at Stonebrook Manor, imagine that! Functionally, it provided shelter from the wind. Allie still looks super hot despite being cooled as a cucumber.
I always capture moments where the bride and groom are looking lovingly at each other. I find these moments truly natural and beautiful. In this moment, the wind lends an element of motion and drama to the image.
Here’s a funny moment, where the wind blew Allie’s long veil into the Best Man’s face. This random act of nature injected a light-hearted moment to the ceremony and brought a wave of laughter over the audience.
After the excitement of errant veils, thing were back to serious ceremony business. These adult words can prove to be a bit boring for the younger generation. This yawn is almost bigger than her whole face!
I always find it interesting that I attract several engineer brides per year. I have an engineering degree myself, so I know how much of a minority females are in the engineering field. While artistic, there must still be some engineering precision in my photography!
I leave you with a tender moment from the First Dance. My artistic side loves the look of the shallow depth and the rim light. My engineer side loves the fact that the shallow depth of field was created with shiny new Nikon 35mm f/1.4G lens, as well as the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radio triggers that allow me to adjust the off camera two light system from the camera. Both sides are clearly winning, but not as much as Allie and Nick, who have found each other and are off on the most amazing adventure of sharing their life together.
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