Heather and Jim are the raddest wedding clients you can get. Heather and I have spent many late nights sending late night emails around. It’s cool when your clients become your friends as well. We shot our engagement shoot way back in October when the maples were in full color at the Mapleton school.
I had tons and tons of time to shoot the ‘Getting Ready’ portion of this wedding. What a luxury to not have to run around like a crazy person and squeeze these shots in as an after thought. Extra time pays dividends: check out these sweet detail shots of the rings and the dress. Shots like this take more time than you might expect, mostly because I’m a crazy stubborn perfectionist when it comes to these things. The MOB was overheard at the reception saying, ” . . . and he treated those rings like people.”
I really dug the interior of the historic Hotel Boulderado. You just can’t duplicate the style, heritage, and quality of the furnishings from previous times in history.
The ceremony was held in the landing that overlooks the lobby. It was quite a unique shooting experience, I’ll say that much!
For our portrait session we headed out to two locations. The first was one of the historic old churches in downtown Boulder. I like columns.
Jim, being the real estate mogul that he is, got a hold of a 1930something Chrysler Airflow limousine from Tebo . This was my second restored classic car of the season, and the color even matched the maroon in the Bridal Suite! I talked the driver into taking this beast to the top of a parking garage which was the best place I could think of to get some scenic shots. The car almost didn’t start, almost didn’t make the corners, and almost didn’t have the brakes to get down, but we made it back safe and sound. Yes, I’m always pushing the limits of what I can get away with!
The reception rocked out with a bluegrass band. My favorite was the Journey cover. I think it was Heather’s favorite too! Normally I don’t bust out my falsetto at paid gigs . . . but I’m a kid from the 80s.
One of my favorite parts of the reception is getting down low and shooting pictures of all the little rockers on the dance floor. How cute are these guys? Seriously.
Alright well that wraps up another blog entry from Steve Z’s world. Thanks for reading.