Category Archives: Wedding Planning

16-0324-kaminski-e1544833870908-1024x548.jpg

Kevin and Kelly’s Sedona Arizona Wedding

Location: Slide Rock State Park

Kevin has been a good friend and climbing partner since we attended college together. He is also a well known adventure travel photographer. So when he asked me to photograph his wedding, I can’t even describe how honored I was. 

Photographing another photographer’s wedding can both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, they tend to pick exciting locations and know what time of day is going to produce the best light. On the other hand, the expectations are ridiculously high, and there is a lot of pressure to deliver exceptional images. 

On an interesting side note, my wife, Carin, and I were traveling in the Dolomites region of Northern Italy the same week that Kevin and Kelly were doing their honeymoon there. We ended up meeting for a day of via ferrata climbing with them near Arco, Italy. I included some of the photos from that.

Continue reading »
Also posted in Destination Weddings, Real Weddings, Timothy's Adventures Tagged , , , , |
0015-e1541253522243.jpg

Catherine and Matt’s Arapahoe Basin Wedding

Venue: Arapahoe Basin Black Mountain Lodge

Music and MC: Drew Reges

 

I always love photographing Arapahoe Basin Weddings. Black Mountain Lodge is a wonderful mid size venue, and the views are really out of this world. I was pretty excited when Catherine and Matt approached me about photographing their wedding at Arapahoe Basin. During the short summer season, there are wildflowers everywhere here, and the sunsets are pretty spectacular. One of the things I enjoyed most about this wedding is how Catherine and Matt really took care of their guests. They had yard games and s’mores outside for the kids, a late night snack bar for people that got hungry later, and quiet areas for people who didn’t want to dance. They also included functional wedding favors like sunglasses. They also picked the perfect time of day for pictures. Continue reading »

Also posted in Destination Weddings, Real Weddings Tagged , , , , , , , , , |
0018-e1538423965825.jpg

Shane and Mallorie’s Breckenridge Wedding

Location: Silverthorne Pavilion
Planner/Coordinator: Ariel Strickler
Florist: Pots and Petals
Catering: Gilchrist Catering

Shane and Mallorie met at Colorado State University where they were both Music Education majors. Shane was one year ahead of her in the program, and they were in the wind ensemble and marching band together. One day, after wind ensemble rehearsal, Shane walked up to her and said, “Hi Mallorie, I’m Shane!” and the rest is history. Shane proposed to Mallorie on her 25th birthday. She had opened all of her presents from her family and was getting ready to end her day when Shane announced he had one more present, pulled out a ring, and proposed! Continue reading »

Also posted in Real Weddings Tagged , , , , , , , , |
08-0281-Baca-Degarie-e1520558804910.jpg

Lord of the Ring (shot)

One of those things that often gets overlooked in wedding photos are the wedding rings. It is almost a separate category of wedding photography. Most people think about wedding photography as some combination of photojournalism and formal portraiture. Then maybe a few detail photos of things like place settings, the cake, and shoes are thrown in. But the rings don’t really fit into that category either.

One of the main reasons the ring shot is in a category in and of itself is because it requires an entirely different skill set and equipment from the rest of wedding photography. For starters, rings are a lot smaller than the rest of the wedding details. That is going to require specialized photography equipment; particularly macro lenses and sometimes special lighting. It also takes an eye for finding backgrounds and methods of “posing” the rings. Continue reading »

Also posted in For Photographers Tagged , , , , , , |
05-0714-hernandez.jpg

Michelle and Manny’s Winter Silverthorne Wedding

Venue: Silverthorne Pavillion

Catering: Gilchrist

 

Manny and Michelle are a super outgoing couple from Denver that asked me to photograph their Silverthorne Wedding this winter. Being both avid travelers and skiers, it is no surprise that they decided to pick Silverthorne for their mountain wedding. Make sure to check out the groom’s son’s incredible catch of the garter and their sparkler exit. Continue reading »

Also posted in Real Weddings
06-0204-Robinson-1-e1520546119333.jpg

Tait and Beth’s Mountain Elopement

Ceremony Venue: Sapphire Point

Reception Venue: Sweet Basil, Vail

Tait and Beth came up to Breckenridge, Colorado from Denver for an intimate mountain wedding with close friends and family. Being a little smaller allowed us to make several stops between the ceremony location on Lake Dillon, to the reception in Vail, Colorado.  Continue reading »

Also posted in Real Weddings Tagged , , , , , , , , , , |
29-0720-cowley-1-e1511377513532.jpg

Charlotte and Jayson’s Beaver Creek Wedding

Vendors

Venue: The Chapel at Beaver Creek
Reception: Saddleridge at Beaver Creek
Planner: Knot Just Another Wedding
Florist: Rose Petals
Music: The Fever
 

The Wedding

Jayson and Charlotte both live in Denver, and decided on a mini destination wedding in Beaver Creek, Colorado. They tried to incorporate anything Colorado into the weekend from the welcome bag items, to entree options, to wedding weekend activities including hiking…with a hint of England as the bride is British. That meant Pimms cocktails at the Friday welcome cocktail party and tea biscuit flavored truffles as favors. Continue reading »

Also posted in Destination Weddings, Real Weddings Tagged , , , , , , |