Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Carnival with Lara & BJ

Lara and BJ are eloping in September, I am stoked to shoot their wedding even more now because of how unbelievably natural they were in front of the camera. It was like we were old friends. They were not afraid to show their lovey-dovey-ness in front of us, or the surrounding people at the fair. And there were a LOT of people there. We shot this yesterday at the Tontitown Grape Fesitval and had a blast! The lollipops and popcorn were my favorite. Not to mention the Ferris Wheel is pretty much always photogenic no matter what. The four of us even rode it in the end for the final shot!

Wedding at the Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm

Our last wedding shot was a ceremony and reception both held at The Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm. I just had to write a little bit about a conversation Emily and Gene had with us during the formal photos. They stated they weren't photogenic. I must say, I completely disagree! They are a very good looking couple and also, when our clients just be themselves, relax, and not worry too much about how they look during our shoots, they always look fantastic. Laughing helps a lot too.

Here is a interesting tidbit about the Chapel. Once a upon a time, a girl wanted to get married on her father's farm. With maybe some chairs, and a tent. But her father decided to build an entire chapel for her wedding. Ever since the chapel has been a beautiful place for ceremonies and receptions. We had a wonderful time photographing Gene and Emily's wedding in July. A very, very hot day, but we went outside real quick for a few snaps and than ran back inside to cool down. I recommend doing this for your formals even if its too cold, hot, or even rainy! Umbrellas make gorgeous props! 


Colorado Springs, Colorado Wedding

This was a gorgeous wedding in a gorgeous area: Colorado Springs, CO. Apart from our business, we took in some sights at Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. While Garden of the Gods was an experience in itself, Pike's Peak alone could make a good post. If you didn't know it stands 14,010 feet high and most of it is without guard rails. A harrowing drive for an ecstatic view and fabulous donuts that only cook at that altitude. The venue, Briarhurst Manor Esate, was built in 1872 and shows its age well from its antique wood paneling to its pink sandstone exterior. Corey and Christa's wedding was held outside under a small arbor with a view of Pike's Peak behind. After the ceremony we took advantage of where we were and headed to the Balancing Rock at Garden of the Gods for a few stunning and intimate photos with Corey and Christa. As you can tell they came out great. Overall it was a stunning trip that we will gladly take again. So...anyone getting married in Colorado soon? The Avenue Hotel was a cute quaint little bed and breakfast to get ready at, and the whole town has plenty of venues to offer. Corey and Christa we wish you all the best!