When Dom first emailed me, I was sure it was some email spam (something that I have dealt with before). It’s not everyday I get an email from a couple that lives in the UK and looking to travel and elope to Colorado. We actually emailed back and forth a few times before I started to realize that this was a legitimate couple looking for a photographer, and when I did, I was so excited to meet Helen and Dom. One of the many things I love about my job is the people I get to meet. I now have clients in five different countries, but Helen and Dom were the first couple that came from another country to me.
Their elopement took place as part of a three week camper vacation all over Colorado. They planned the whole thing all the way from across the Atlantic with a few Skype meeting here and there. Together we found the perfect location in Vail for them to exchange their vows and devote their lives to one another mid-vacation. Elopements hold a special place in my heart because more than I not, I am one of the only other people there. This is something I never take lightly and treasure that my couple’s choose to share that sacred and special moment with me. I absolutely loved spending this special day with Helen and Dom and will never forget it!
Aside from elopements, this is probably the smallest wedding I’ve photographed. But let me tell you, just because it was smaller, didn’t mean it lacked in any fun. The intimate setting at the Wynkoop Brewery made for a chill and fun environment, something that fit perfectly with Jeanne & Dan’s personalities. I enjoyed hanging out and celebrating with them downtown, and we were some of the first lucky people to take pictures at Denver’s new Union Station. And how cute is their wedding attire?! They never lack in style! 😉 See their engagement session for proof!
A few weeks ago, I finally go to spend some good quality time in Aspen. The only time I have ever been here was when I went and hiked the Maroon Bells a couple years ago and that was just a day trip. But when Anne-Marie and Jace told me they wanted to explore Aspen for their engagement session, I was so excited! We originally planned on doing their engagement session at the Maroon Bells. However, this couple found some amazing spots on their adventures while they were vacationing, and let’s just say I wish I could hire them for all my scouting. The spots they found were beyond perfect. So they got me out of bed early, and we caught some morning light that complimented the spots they found flawlessly. And lucky for us, Aspen was unusually warm for mid-October and still had some fall color. Afterwards, we had a great breakfast at Main Street Bakery and then went to hike Sunnyside trail. I had so much fun hanging out with these two, and it definitely became a trip to remember!
One of the best things about my job is when I not only get to document peoples’ love stories, but also their life stories. It’s hard to think that it has been two years since I photographed Sarah & Alex’s wedding, let alone that they now have a precious eight-month old daughter, Edie. Time flies! But getting the opportunity to capture the story of their life together has been nothing short of wonderful, and it reminds me how truly wonderful this life can be. They are a precious, fun family, and I look forward to photographing more big moments in their life (and singing more of La Cucaracha to get Edie to smile)!