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Best of Weddings 2017

What a year 2017 was!  Looking back at all these beautiful weddings and seeing so many sweet clients that have become friends…it leaves me feeling completely grateful that I get to do this.  That I can see photograph a moment and make it something tangible for my clients to have for years…that they will show their kids their wedding photos some day….what a gift for me to know that.  I think that is one of the biggest reasons in having a wedding photographer you can trust on your wedding day.   I hear so many stories of people saying they wish they would have gone with a professional.  And I get it, I truly do, your friend has an awesome camera so they must take awesome photos.   That is like looking at a basic paint brush and expecting to be Monet at the first brushstroke.   Lol   I guess to me, a wedding is more than just taking photos.  Its grabbing the heart and soul of your day, photographing it artistically, and helping you remember the beautiful emotion that was shared with family and friends.   AND if you know me…you know I’m an absolute geek about light.  A lot of times you’ll see images where my clients are laughing at epic times in the sunset because of me freaking out about that beautiful light.  This is part of my style that I know many hire me for…I shoot for all that beautiful light I can get.    That being said, I had a few weddings where it was an EPIC, I mean epic show of Colorado Thunderstorms and heavy rain.  I can’t remember a time I was ever that cold as when I photographed a whole ceremony in pouring down rain.  It was so sweet of one of the guests to follow around me and Jen with their umbrella so we could keep on shooting.

My recap of 2017…there were SO many photos to choose through.  And I ended up choosing a few moments from each wedding that I loved or some of the pretty details my clients chose to use for their day.   Each wedding I’ve photographed there were so many incredible vendors behind the scenes working hard to make the day go smoothly for my couples and even for me and my 2nd.  Weddings take a community of friends and professionals to help run well and I’m so thankful to have met so many talented people in Colorado.  If you are ever on the hunt for some serious talent on florists, wedding planners, makeup artists, hair stylists, cake designers, DJ’s, venues,…well, and  I would say photographers but you should stop looking when you get to me on that.  Haha…okay I’m kidding.   But I’d love to help out.

To my clients of 2017, you guys were so incredibly encouraging.  The amount of times you had me laughing with tears streaming down my face are too many to count.  The way you had me all emotional at first dances, toasts, and sharing your vows…I feel incredibly blessed that you chose me to capture those moments.   And I’ve grown so much from seeing how you love and give to your family and new spouse.

Thank you to my two amazing 2nds that I use for weddings.  One, my sister Jen from Arizona who fly’s in to shoot with me.  We have a book of stories that is still growing and that one day we might share of our epic wedding adventures…lets just say it will have you rolling on the floor laughing at some things that you just can’t make up they are that crazy.   I love you Jen!  Thank you for your incredible talent and awesome friendship.  To my girl, Chelsea.  You are so incredibly hard working and are the first person to offer me help on whatever I  need.  I love that you take random photos of me and I look through your images and I laugh when I see myself mixed in there as I’m culling a wedding.  You have such a giving nature and I’m thankful for you!

To my future clients of 2018…I’m excited!  I can’t wait to see where your day takes me.  Thank you for trusting me with your beautiful day!

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  • January 15, 2018 - 5:30 pm

    Sarah Davis - Your best of 2017 is incredible! It looks like it was an amazing year in Denver for you! As a fellow wedding photographer, I really love all the candid smiles you captured from your couples. <3ReplyCancel

  • January 15, 2018 - 7:13 pm

    Stephanie Drescher - This is a gorgeous best of 2017 recap. It is so awesome that you get to be apart of these special moments with your clients. I absolutely love all the photos but that set under the red rocks is my favorite. Lovely work!ReplyCancel

  • January 15, 2018 - 7:37 pm

    Natascha - It looks like you had an amazing year – I really liked seeing your Best of Denver Wedding images from 2017. Your couples were lucky to have such a talented photographer capturing their special day. More than just Colorado Weddings, your images celebrate Colorado’s Natural Beauty, too!ReplyCancel

  • January 15, 2018 - 9:27 pm

    Alyssa Bouma - Oh my goodness what an amazing year you had!! These couples were all so lucky to have you as their Denver Wedding Photographer! I adore them all but I think my favorites were the very first few you posted with that gorgeous blue dress. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • January 16, 2018 - 3:43 am

    Fran Jorgensen - What an incredible year you’ve had! your work is so inspirational, so many beautiful weddings! I hope someone publishes some “top wedding photographers for 2018 in Denver”and includes you!ReplyCancel

  • January 16, 2018 - 4:52 am

    Edina Dibusz - Beautiful images! It’s hard to pick out my favorites of all! Just love your style! I definitely love the first image with the bride in the blue skirt, the close up of the macaroon cake, the backlit family of 3 and the groom with the red rocks behind. If I need a wedding photographer in Denver, I will definitely give you a call! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • January 17, 2018 - 2:41 am

    Kaytlin Stelman - Wow!!! These are breathtaking – what an incredible year! How fun to look through the gorgeous highlights of such an amazing year. Love this post SO much!ReplyCancel

2017 Best of Colorado Engagements

January is often the best month for reflecting.  Something about a clean slate and a new year to get you looking back on your past work.  Where did I find success the most? What did I struggle with…etc.  .  But its a good thing to challenge yourself to dig in deeper.  I have to say that looking back through my 2017 Colorado Engagement sessions and I have a huge smile on my face.  SO many awesome and fun couples that I got to spend time with and get to know.  Many of them either had their wedding last year or I will be photographing their wedding this year.  And I simply can not wait!

For those of you that are on the fence about whether or not an engagement session is something you want to add on to your list of things to plan…let me just say I think they are a fun way of getting to know your photographer.  Having your photos taken at any point in life…if you are anything like me…feels awkward.  Haha.  Or the thought of it does I should say.  A good photographer will help you forget that unease and try to bring out natural emotion.   Another reason I love engagement sessions, you get to explore some really cool places in Colorado.  I’m often suggesting places but many of my clients have found some really epic places to photograph for their engagement session.  Your engagement session lets you kick back a little from your fast pace planning and show the world just how much you love your fiance…and if you are like me…show how much you love Colorado.  I try to include a lot of pull backs that take in the scene and not just all the super up close images.  Why live in a gorgeous state and not showcase it.  🙂

As far as tips on engagement sessions…I think two outfits is the max you would want on a shoot.   I’ve done 3 and that is okay and fun but two lets you really get into the emotions of your shoot.  Spending less time changing and more time soaking up that Colorado Sunset with your love and me photographing it…win win.  Another thing I’ve learned over the years…the first few shots are really just testers.  For everyone.  I’m getting to know you guys and you are trying to get into the groove of having your photos taken.  So I often just know those first few shots might not make the final cut.  And another thing…trust me.  Trust that I don’t want you to look silly.  Or trust that I will see random stray hairs or weird clothing shifts.  I want you to LOVE your shoot so that will be my focus every time.  Not only in experience but in the final result.  What might feel weird during a shoot will turn out to be one of your favorite shots.

Thank you to all my sweet couples of 2017 for trusting me with your beautiful Colorado Engagement Photos!  Follow me on facebook

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Here are a few of my favorites from last year!

This next one is not an engagement but a first year anniversary…and I was SO in love with the gorgeous flowers and styling of this!  I felt it should go here.  <3 Love what you see?  Have more questions?  Shoot me an email and lets start scheduling your epic engagement session!  This is a shot of me that my client took after their session.    Haha…I put my clients to work on the regular.  What an epic year!  I simply can not wait for 2018 and all the new amazing people I get to meet and gorgeous places I get to explore!  Happy New Year!

  • January 8, 2018 - 5:59 pm

    Melissa Hirsch - Love the combination of wide and tight shots to show off the setting and the connections in these Colorado engagement sessions! Your light bright sweet style just captures all the love beautifully 🙂 And great tips, BTW!ReplyCancel

  • January 8, 2018 - 11:58 pm

    Fran Jorgensen - so many incredible moments for these couples! Engagement sessions are my favourite way to get to know couples, and to get them used to the camera. I wish one day I get to travel to Colorado to be photographed by an amazing photographer like you! I can’t wait to see more of your work in 2018!ReplyCancel

  • January 9, 2018 - 3:05 am

    Sarah Davis - Oh my goodness – you have so many good images from this year! I adore all of these engagement sessions. My favorite photograph might be that sand-dune looking on with the tiny couple about 1/3 of the way down.ReplyCancel

  • January 9, 2018 - 2:37 pm

    Minh - I’m so jealous of all the gorgeous and jaw dropping scenery you have in Colorado. This is one gorgeous mountain engagement session!ReplyCancel

  • January 9, 2018 - 4:45 pm

    Kaytlin Stelman - No wonder you chose these engagement sessions as your “Best of 2017” – they’re stunning! They’ve got such gorgeous settings too being a Denver Wedding Photographer, I bet you get a lot of wonderful, beautiful locations to shoot! How fun!!ReplyCancel

  • January 9, 2018 - 5:01 pm

    Hafsah - Wow, your photography is so inspiring! You really know how to capture all of those special moments with these beautiful couples. Great work ♡ReplyCancel

  • January 9, 2018 - 7:03 pm

    Melissa - Wow looks like you had the most amazing 2017!! Colorado is the loveliest of backdrops. Cheers to your 2018 as a Denver Wedding Photographer!ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2018 - 9:52 pm

    Haley Allen - It looks like you had an amazing year with so many great couples & Colorado engagement sessions! I always love your tones and how crisp your images are. Wishing for an even better 2018 for you friend!!ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2018 - 4:55 am

    Sonja K Photography - So many amazing locations in this post! What a great year you had- beautiful work!!ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2018 - 11:43 am

    Ginny - I always love seeing your work. Amazing collection! You have the best locations too!ReplyCancel

Wash Park Studio Wedding

Mesha and Chris have the best personalities.  They make everyone around them laugh and smile and feel like they are the most important people to them.  I loved the way Mesha and Chris laughed all through out their wedding day.  They were surrounded by such great friends and had their siblings with them for the bridal party.

Chris and Mesha had wanted an intimate wedding and found the perfect urban venue in Wash Park Studio.  With brick walls, fireplaces, wood floors and natural light it made everything feel so cozy.  I was in love with all the candle lights that lit up the space for the reception and their ceremony.    Chris made the beautiful arch for their ceremony and the amazing floral details from Fairytale Floral added the elegance and gorgeous touches all through out the venue.

Mesha and her bridesmaids got ready at the Brown Palace.  I had never been inside before and my jaw literally fell open.  Haha…if you have time you should swing by sometime.  Such gorgeous architecture.  I loved that this whole wedding took me outside of my mountains and tall grasses and into the heart of Denver.  And this couple made the day such a memorable one for not only their guests but for me as well.    We chose to have their portraits over at Wash Park…and we timed it perfectly for Sunset.  We may have been hoping for winter snow but that Colorado sun never disappoints.  And I SO loved the vibe for the dancing at their reception.  It was a time for everyone to either catch up and drink together or get their epic dance moves on and laugh all through out the night.  Seriously makes me smile thinking back to their day.

I can not wait to share this gorgeous Denver Wedding with you!  I’ve also shared quite a few images from their wedding on my facebook page.  Head on over with the link attached to my name.

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Mesha and Chris, I’ve enjoyed every part of working with you guys.  From your engagement to watching you two share your vows…what an honor to have been part of your day!

Here are a few of my favorites from their wedding day.  At the end of this post will be a list of all the talented vendors that helped make this day possible for Mesha and Chris.

Elizabeth Ann Photography | 2nd Photographer Spika Photography
Venue | Wash Park Studio
Florist | Fairytale Floral
Catering | Relish Catering Company
Hair Stylist | Tracy Jurgenson
Makeup Aritst | Heather Gries Baker
DJ | DJ Kaaos
Day of Coordinator | Kerrie Schafer
Bridal Gown | Tara Keely by Lazaro
Bridesmaids | Jenny Yoo Collection
Groom and Groomsmen Attire | Vera Wang

  • January 5, 2018 - 10:14 pm

    Nichole Meredith - Elizabeth!!! The light in this Wash Studio Park Wedding is absolutely stunning! You can tell their wedding was a romantic affair and full of love! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • January 6, 2018 - 12:13 am

    Melissa - Dayyuuummmm!!! You knocked this Denver urban wedding outta Coors field!! I love that photo of the bride in the stairwell. That frames so neat! Well done.ReplyCancel

  • January 6, 2018 - 5:30 am

    Hilary - What a gorgeous Denver urban wedding. What a photogenic couple. I personally love the detail shots like the Polaroid camera. Such a great shoot!ReplyCancel

  • January 6, 2018 - 6:03 am

    Ashley Marie - These photos are incredible, that light and venue are to die for, im seriously swooning!ReplyCancel

  • January 7, 2018 - 5:32 am

    Alyssa Bouma - I’m obsessed with these Denver Urban Wedding photos! i love the way that you enhanced with their more neutral colors with the gorgeous warmth in your images!ReplyCancel

  • January 7, 2018 - 6:08 pm

    Emely - All of these photos are so so beautiful, I’m in love with the way you work with light. Great wedding captures!ReplyCancel

Palmer Lake Colorado Engagement

What a fun session!   I had been scouting around Palmer Lake the week before Sarah and Christian’s engagement session and came across this forest by accident.   I love when that happens.  Its always amazing to me just how stunning Colorado is and how many places we can go to see its beauty.  Whether its a long drive into the mountains or just out your back door, you simply can’t deny Colorado is amazing.

Sarah and Christian wanted to have their engagement session at Palmer Lake as this was a place that symbolized their serious intentions with each other.  At the end of that amazing date they had ice cream at Palmer Lake’s  ice cream shop called Rock House Ice cream.   And I loved that we went back to finish their engagement session there.  AND that they treated me to ice cream…haha…okay, that might be the real reason I loved going there.  😉  As I was photographing them, I asked Christian how he met Sarah.  And it was at a Starbucks…he was the customer and she was the barista.   Smitten.  He was smitten on sight of her.  He was trying to get the courage to get her number when she walked out.   Fortunately, she forgot something and ran back in and he took the chance and got her number.  AHHH, that felt like a movie opening scene when the told me how they met.   I love stories like that.  Where two people are obviously meant to be together and they find each other in a random place like this.  And watching the way the two of them interacted and laughed with each other its obvious that they adore each other.  I simply can not wait for their beautiful wedding in May!  Christian and Sarah, congrats again.  I loved working with both of you!  For those of you that have read this far, I have more images up on my facebook page.  You can check that out here,

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Here are a few favorites from their Palmer Lake Engagement Session!

 

  • January 4, 2018 - 9:50 pm

    Valeria - What a beautiful couple!! Lovely work!ReplyCancel

Hudson Gardens Christmas Wedding

Oh my goodness…this was the third wedding I’ve photographed for this sweet family…and I’m sad to say the final one of these three sisters.  I’ve spent the last 2 1/2 years watching this family change and grow and become even closer.  I love their beautiful family dynamics and how fiercely they all love each other.  I loved the moment where Jenny’s Dad gives her away and throws his hands up to cheer that he’s finally done throwing weddings.   The annual Mann party no more.  😉 All joking aside, this wedding was special for my sister and I because we have spent so many years photographing their beautiful weddings.  And Jenny and Ryan could not have been easier to work with.  Both of them are so gracious and kind.  Funny and sarcastic…not to mention stunning.  I’m so in love with their vision for this beautiful day.  The floral work was breath taking.  Complimented so well with twinkly lights on pine trees that they brought in.  Candles and pine everywhere…it made it seem like such a classy Christmas wedding.  Jenny’s dress…simply unique and breathtaking.  You can’t help but drop your jaw at first, second and third glance.   And that was just what Ryan’s response was…well, add in a huge smile and then you’ve got it.   The Hudson Gardens had set up their event center for the annual Christmas lights.  And during the reception we took advantage of that and grabbed a few photos.  SO incredibly fun and different!

 I simply can not wait to share this beautiful wedding!  I’ve also shared on my facebook page if you’d like to see more click on my name here:

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At the end of this post will be all the lovely and oh so talented vendors that help make this beautiful wedding a reality for Jenny and Ryan.  Congrats again Jenny and Ryan…its been an absolute honor being your wedding photographer!

Elizabeth Ann Photography | 2nd Photographer Jen Driesbach – Photographer
Venue | The Hudson Gardens & Event Center
Wedding Event Coordinator and Planner | Erin Hehn
Florist | Perfect Petal Denver

Videographer | Films About Love
Bridal Gown | Little White Dress wearing Calla Blanche
Bridesmaids Gowns | Anthropologie wearing BHLDN
Groom and Groomsmen Attire Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc.

  • December 18, 2017 - 4:08 pm

    Sarah Katherine Davis - This wedding looks like a dream! I adore those burgundy dresses and florals— they are so perfect for winter. You did an amazing job with the photography!ReplyCancel

  • December 18, 2017 - 8:31 pm

    Georgia - Elizabeth your photos take my breath away. Not to mention the colours at this wedding and that wedding dress are just perfection! I always check out your blog because your photos are always great!ReplyCancel

  • December 18, 2017 - 10:44 pm

    Hilary Parr - What a lovely Christmas infused wedding! I loved that the Christmas elements were subtle and very well incorporated. And that dress, not many could pull it off but she did! And you got some stunning photos highlighting it. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • December 19, 2017 - 1:54 am

    sarah - Lets just stop a minute and talk about how incredible that dress is! Gahhh this whole thing is perfection!ReplyCancel

  • December 19, 2017 - 4:15 pm

    Melissa Batzer - Just wow! You nailed it girl. And her dress is so elegant and beautiful. Drooling over here!ReplyCancel

  • December 19, 2017 - 7:14 pm

    Sarah M Holladay - Oh my gosh… what a beautiful Christmas Wedding; Hudson Gardens is just beautiful! The opening shot of the bride is SO stunning, but my favorite has to be the father of the bride (i’m assuming) doing fist pumps after bringing her to the alter. That shot is epic!! But I guess after your 3rd daughter getting married, it makes total sense. 😉 Beautiful work and absolutely stunning day. Congratulations Jenny & Ryan!!ReplyCancel

  • December 20, 2017 - 4:05 am

    Emily Moore - I love winter weddings! The decor is always amazing and the twinkle lights on the trees always make the most beautiful portraits! Also — I’m crazy about the colors she chose! Long magenta bridesmaids dresses + winter wedding gorgeousness = perfection! Beautiful work!!ReplyCancel

  • December 20, 2017 - 5:32 am

    Jiyeon - what a gorgeous winter wedding! the bride and groom look so happy and stunning. you captured their happiness and celebration very well!!ReplyCancel

  • December 22, 2017 - 2:46 pm

    Kusum - What a gorgeous couple and beautiful wedding! Her dress is so unique and stunning and the pictures are amazing!

    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.comReplyCancel

  • December 28, 2017 - 10:04 am

    Maurice - This are some really nice wedding-pictures!ReplyCancel