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I remember sitting across this couple at my office (aka starbucks) .  Joe had asked me what sets me apart from other photographers.  While I might not remember my response to that…I remember what he said after I responded, well, I don’t see any reason not to hire you.  I was like, wait, really, you’re ready right now?  Haha…it was one of the easiest interviews I’ve had to date.    From that point on they were simply an amazing couple to work with.  Their engagement session, emails, phone calls and to their wedding day, they showed what kind of couple they were.  Kind, caring, gracious, and funny.  Their wedding day, they made us sit down, enjoy the scenery and relax for a few.  Jen and I looked at each other and said, is this real life?  Haha.   Not that we are not treated amazingly for weddings…just that they went over and and beyond.  We definitely felt like guests to this sweet wedding.

I loved that their wedding was about their family and a few of their closest friends.  A small intimate gathering underneath the cottonwoods on a gorgeous golf course.  I watched as their friends cried, their family hugged them and toasted them with amazing heart felt words of encouragement.  This is a couple that is so obviously adored.  I am beyond honored to have photographed their wedding!

Enjoy a few of my favorites.

I have more on my facebook page as well:

Elizabeth Ann Photography

 Also, at the end of this post are all the amazing vendors that helped make this day special for Ashley and Joe.

Thank you again Ashley and Joe.  You are a dream couple to have worked for.  <3

Elizabeth Ann Photography | kreatid Photography and Design

Venue and Wedding Coordintor | Valley Country Club – Lauren Kramp

Cake and Cupcakes | The Bundt Shoppe

Florist | The Flower Shoppe at Castle Pines

Bridal Gown and Bridemaids Gowns | The Bridal Collection

Groom and Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Wearhouse wearing Vera Wang

  • July 21, 2016 - 4:04 pm

    Jess Kornacki - I can always tell when I am looking at your photographs. You have such a unique style that I would describe as clean, bright, and elegant. Love this shoot.ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2016 - 4:19 pm

    Kami Sparks Vanous - Those are absolutely lovely! What a beautiful gallery you created for them! The light and your editing are absolutely perfect. Makes me want to get married again! <3ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2016 - 4:30 pm

    Adena Rossiter - These are gorgeous! They seem so relaxed and happy! The best kind of couple, great job! OH and that ring shot! Love!ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2016 - 5:10 pm

    Jennie Crate - Beautiful! I love how you edited your greens and that last photos is stunning! And the question, “what sets you apart” is one that I think everyone should know the answer to. Maybe you should post that on the Betties for discussino 😉ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2016 - 5:27 pm

    Ashlee Weaver - You ALWAYS knock it out of the park. I’m excited everytime you post something!! These are no exception, truly stunning!ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2016 - 8:02 pm

    Larissa Clark - These are just beautiful! Such a sweet wedding and you captured it perfectly! They definitely hired the right photographer :)ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2016 - 8:48 pm

    Melissa Trout - Ah!!! Dying! These are so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • July 22, 2016 - 2:33 pm

    Amanda Tipton - Beautiful! I love the consistency of your editing!ReplyCancel

  • July 22, 2016 - 5:03 pm

    Rayna McGinnis - Gah! Elizabeth!! Nailed it again. Your talent and eye never ceases to amaze me!ReplyCancel

This wedding had me worried for minute.  Haha…when we first arrived we were surrounded by POURING down crazy rain.  Jen and I looked at each other and she said no worries…lets make this an umbrella wedding.  :)  I called Melissa and asked how she felt about portraits with umbrellas.  She laughed and said she was game for anything.  I was mentally going through all the cool portraits that would happen with umbrellas.  It would be unique…it would be epic.  I’m laughing as the weather decided to cooperate and did amazing things that no man made umbrella could ever replicate.  The sun broke through just before the ceremony and created this gorgeous haze.  My mouth fell open…seriously, it was jaw dropping beautiful.  Evergreen Lake house sits in the middle of this beautiful lake surrounded by mountains and it was so breathtaking.

But lets get back to another reason I loved this sweet wedding.  Melissa and Austin.  They are quite possibly, one of the nicest couples I’ve ever photographed.  And that is saying a lot as all of my clients are pretty incredibly kind.   But I loved how caring they were.   They were quick to laugh,  offer help where needed, hug their families, said many words of encouragement (not that Jen and I needed it but they kind of made us feel like rock stars with their compliments 😉 ) or to make sure we had eaten.  Ahhh, its those little details that flowed not only from Melissa and Austin, but from their family and friends as well.   I just felt like I was smiling the whole time I photographed this beautiful wedding.  And looking back through their wedding day photos it brings me back to that sweet feeling.    What an amazing day…an even more amazing couple.  Congrats Austin and Melissa…truly honored to have photographed your beautiful day!   There were many amazing vendors that helped make this day special.  I will leave links to their pages/websites at the end of this blog post.

To see more photos head on over to my facebook page.

Elizabeth Ann Photography

Elizabeth Ann Photography | kreatid Photography and Design

Venue | Evergreen Lake House

Florist | Selena Lungstrum

Cake | Kneaders

Bridal Gown | The Bridal Collection

Grooms Attire | Jos. A. Banks

Videographer | Luke Metzger

  • July 14, 2016 - 4:02 pm

    Brittany Slaughter - THIS IS SO WONDERFUL!!! the liiiight. swoon <3ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 4:04 pm

    Rayna - Gorgeous wedding. I love the foggy setting, such to die for lighting!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 4:08 pm

    Lindy Copeland - The light in these photos is unbelievable! GREAT job capturing the sweet details and moments with the couple. Truly wonderful work!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 4:21 pm

    Jenae Lopez - so so pretty!! of course the ones on the lake are stunning of the two of them- but I really love the Bridal and Bridesmaids shots on the deck, and bouquet too! beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 4:21 pm

    Jenae - so so pretty!! of course the ones on the lake are stunning of the two of them- but I really love the Bridal and Bridesmaids shots on the deck, and bouquet too! beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 4:24 pm

    michele with one L - I have been wanting to see this blog post ever since you shared that first single image. This is beyond gorgeous — a beautiful day made even more beautiful by the way you captured it!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 4:37 pm

    Danielle Bond - Oh my gosh, absolutely stunning! I love the light and details!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 4:42 pm

    Melanie Graham - Ahhh the light is sooooo beautiful!! I love your detail shots and how great their portraits as bride and groom came out, gorgeous work!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 5:44 pm

    Deziree Dufresne - Oh man, these are jaw-dropping. Cannot get enough of how perfect the light and that haze are! Stunning work! !ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 5:47 pm

    Jennie Crate - One of my favorite shoots of yours! You captured the venue and the couple with fresh eyse and so much beauty?ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 6:16 pm

    Justyna Elizabeth Butler - light…the location…the details…the story…this couple….SWOON!!! you are such an incredible artist!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 6:58 pm

    Keziah Kelsey - oh,THIS wedding!! i mean, it’s just magic, just pure pure magicReplyCancel

  • July 15, 2016 - 3:48 am

    Corey Elizabeth Weber - This is one of the most beautiful lake weddings I’ve ever seen! The light off the water at sunset is UNREAL! You should submit this to be published EVERYWHEREReplyCancel

  • July 15, 2016 - 6:42 am

    Erin Witt - These are so beautiful! The sunset and the fog mixed together made for such a great background. Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • July 15, 2016 - 4:07 pm

    Cara Elizabeth - THESE ARE EPIC! I have been dying to see this blog post for like, ever now. SUCH great work Elizabeth!!!ReplyCancel

I always struggle with putting into words my experience and emotions during my clients wedding day.  There are so many beautiful moments during the day that by themselves would seem sweet but all together as a whole make it incredible.   When I walked into the bridal suite…also, the first time I met Megan, I was greeted with a huge smile and a hug.  She laughed and invited me into to share in her beautiful day.  Introducing me to her family and friends with such grace that it made me want to know her more.  I don’t think there is a friend or family member who can be around her with out laughing or smiling.  Then there is Joel.  Slightly more reserved but has equal impact.  I loved watching him with his brothers and friends.  There was such an ease with their relationships.  All through out the night Joel would ask if Jen and I needed anything.  You could see the details coming together because of how much he cared for all his friends and family.  One of the reason’s I love being a wedding photographer is getting to have a front row to seeing how couples work together.  And these two, opposites…but not.   You can see how people work well together and this couple I could see loved and respected each other greatly.    You can see it in the way Joel responds to Megan in these photos.

This wedding was my 2nd Jewish wedding I’ve photographed and I’m amazed and touched each time by the beautiful symbols during the ceremony.  The signing of the ketubah (marriage contract) was beautiful.  Friends and family gather around before the wedding ceremony as they sign and it describes their commitment to each other.  The text is then read during the ceremony to all the guests.   Megan and Joel were married under a Chuppah (wedding canopy) that is a symbol of the home they will build together.  Representing shelter but that its also open to all sides as a sign of being welcome in their home by friends and family.   Another symbol I loved and one that many may know but not the meaning is the moment where the groom breaks the glass and everyone shouts Mazel Tov!   The glass symbolizes the strength of the bride and groom to overcome any adversity that lies ahead while remaining in love.  Shattering the glass reminds us that love is fragile and must be protected.  After Joel smashed the glass the crowd shouted “Mazel Tov” to wish the couple good luck, fortune and love.   I love that Megan and Joel had given all the guests explanations of what each symbol meant during the ceremony.  SO beautiful.  Do you see how its hard to describe just one moment in a wedding day?  And this is just a highlight of their gorgeous day.  What an honor to see this, to photograph this sweet couple and share these moments.  I’m beyond excited to share the conclusion of Megan and Joel’s wedding.  Thank you so much again and “Mazel Tov” to you!  <3  Here are a few favorites from their beautiful day!  Also, at the end of this post are all the amazing vendors that helped make this day special for Megan and Joel.

Elizabeth Ann Photography | kreatid Photography and Design

Cinematographers | Rising Moon Films

Venue | Villa Parker

Catering | A Spice of Life Catering and Events

Florist | Olive and Poppy

Rabbi | Rabbi Birdie Becker

 

 

  • July 14, 2016 - 4:07 pm

    Brittany Slaughter - ohhhhh i love their details! Beautiful beautiful beautiful portraits as well!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 4:09 pm

    Rayna McGinnis - These two are absolutely adorable together! I LOVE the shot of them in the field looking away! So dreamy…ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 4:11 pm

    Kim Morgan - Beautiful work on getting all the details! Gorgeous photography!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 4:11 pm

    Kim Wnuk Morgan - Beautiful work! Very detailed!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 4:28 pm

    michele with one L - So pretty! You captured this day beautifully!!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 4:33 pm

    Justyna Elizabeth Butler - This is amazing!!! You are increbible!!!! Your painterly style really speaks to my soul and heart!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 4:37 pm

    Rachel Kemble - The details are great! Love the shot of her behind him in the field.ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 4:40 pm

    Danielle Bond - The light and the details are so gorgeous! I just love your work!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 4:53 pm

    Melanie Graham - That golden light… love it! What a fun wedding and love the sparkler exit! Great work!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 5:25 pm

    Jennie Crate - What a beautiful couple and gorgeous black and whites!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2016 - 6:36 pm

    Stephanie Morrell Sugaski - What a beautiful Jewish wedding! Love the one of them holding hands walking away. Love your detail shots. Such beautiful light you captured perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • July 15, 2016 - 1:06 am

    Deziree Dufresne - What a gorgeous wedding! I love they way you described this couple, you so well put into words their love, and then perfectly captures it in your photos!ReplyCancel

  • July 15, 2016 - 3:50 am

    Corey Elizabeth Weber - The field bridal portraits are stunning and I absolutely love his polka dot tie!ReplyCancel

  • July 15, 2016 - 4:10 pm

    Cara Elizabeth - You never cease to amaze me. These details are phenomenally captured and your coloring … UGH i love it. Completely beautiful as always.ReplyCancel

  • July 15, 2016 - 7:18 pm

    Amanda Tipton - Beautiful as always! I love your attention to details!ReplyCancel

As I was walking through the beautiful cottonwood trees and watching the sun as it played along the tall grass during Bonnie and Ben’s wedding, I could hear Bonnie laugh at something Ben had said to her, it made me smile and think…this is why I love getting to do what I do.  That I get to witness my clients absolute happiness is so precious to me.   Even better when my clients become my friends.

Ben and Bonnie had a beautiful wedding at the Chatfield Botanic Gardens on Sunday.  They were surrounded by their friends and family and spent the evening sharing stories, making new memories, and dancing under the stars.  I simply could not resist sharing a preview of a few favorites from their wedding.  Congrats Bonnie and Ben, simply can not wait to share more.

For those of you that would like to see a few more pics through out the next month head on over to my facebook page.

Elizabeth Ann Photography

  • July 7, 2016 - 6:33 pm

    Elise Taylor - Their jump at the alter was so cute!ReplyCancel

  • July 7, 2016 - 6:41 pm

    Jennie Crate - Such a sweet wedding. I love their exit from the ceremony!ReplyCancel

  • July 7, 2016 - 6:59 pm

    Ashley Zenzen Meier - They look like such a fun and quirky couple. Love the stache!ReplyCancel

  • July 7, 2016 - 8:06 pm

    Melissa Johnson - Such a beautiful wedding!! Love how you captured it!ReplyCancel

  • July 7, 2016 - 10:16 pm

    Brittany Slaughter - Love all the sweet details! And you’re a master of bridal party posing!ReplyCancel

  • July 7, 2016 - 10:20 pm

    Justyna - Those details Elizabeth! You are such an incredible artist sharing your beautiful passion with us! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • July 8, 2016 - 12:49 am

    Jill Houser - Love these poses and style! 2nd from the bottom is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • July 8, 2016 - 1:25 am

    Kate Hejde - Love all the details and little bits of personality added! The shot of the bride with the little girls is so precious!ReplyCancel

  • July 8, 2016 - 4:08 am

    Cara Elizabeth - I’m so in love with the night shot. So timeless and romantic. These are stunning!ReplyCancel

  • July 8, 2016 - 4:36 am

    Savannah Chandler - So pretty! I love all the tall grasses and her flower crown is so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • July 8, 2016 - 4:38 am

    Sunshine Lump - So sweet! Love this wedding and your style!ReplyCancel

  • July 9, 2016 - 4:17 am

    Kristina Marshall - Oh my gosh – best ceremony exit EVER! I also love the photo of her with her flower girls – so cute!ReplyCancel

So much to love about this sweet wedding.  Nick and Niki have such a sweet way of making everyone laugh and feel special.  So many moments to describe…its hard to know where to start.  When Nick saw Niki for the first time, he spun around and had the biggest grin and hugged and kissed her so fast it made her laugh.  Or when they were dancing and had serious moves but it was so obvious just how much fun they were having on their wedding day.  All the moments in between of happy tears holding onto loved ones…this was a wedding to be remembered.  I simply could not wait to share a preview of what Jen and I were up to yesterday.

 For the next month I’ll be adding more pics to my Facebook page.  If you’d like to follow along here is a link to my page.

Elizabeth Ann Photography  

Congrats Nick and Niki!  Can’t wait to share your wedding!

  • July 7, 2016 - 6:32 pm

    Elise Taylor - I am in love with that wall mural!ReplyCancel

  • July 7, 2016 - 6:45 pm

    Sharee Davenport - everything about this is perfect. you’re perfect.ReplyCancel

  • July 7, 2016 - 6:49 pm

    Ali - Elizabeth, these are stunning! I especially love the b&w portrait!ReplyCancel

  • July 7, 2016 - 8:06 pm

    Melissa Johnson - Love their style!!! Amazing photos!ReplyCancel

  • July 7, 2016 - 10:16 pm

    Justyna - Wow! What a beautiful couple! The details…. And the connection!ReplyCancel

  • July 8, 2016 - 12:50 am

    Jill Houser - I’m dead. These are great! The one of the groomsmen and the brick wall. Awesome.ReplyCancel

  • July 8, 2016 - 1:29 am

    Kate Hejde - What fun pictures! Love the shot of the groomsmen!!ReplyCancel

  • July 8, 2016 - 4:09 am

    Cara Elizabeth - Woah these are rad! That wall is amazing and this couple is stunning! Amazing work!ReplyCancel

  • July 8, 2016 - 4:33 am

    Savannah Chandler - Oh my, these are stunning. I love the image of the groomsmen walking! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • July 8, 2016 - 4:36 am

    Sunshine Lump - I love everything about this!ReplyCancel

  • July 9, 2016 - 3:57 am

    Kristina Marshall - Love me some urban wedding action! Gorgeous images – they look like such a fun couple!ReplyCancel