Ashley and Chris have an amazing lifestyle working for the airlines and traveling the country together. They have lived in nearly 40 states in the last two years. Being such an adventurous couple, it is no wonder that they decided to have their wedding in the mountains of Breckenridge, Colorado.
According to Bridebox.com, Timothy Faust Photography is among the top 20 destination wedding photographers in North America. After having photographed in places all over the United States as well as Europe and Asia, it is am amazing honor to be included on a list with such photographers as David Beckstead and Ben Chrisman.
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Jennifer and Said are an amazing couple. When I met them for their engagement session last year, they mentioned to me that they liked cycling, so we had that in common. It was only later that I discovered just how serious about it they are. Both of them are licensed road bike racers, and their passion for cycling came through in their wedding details from Said’s amazing crankset cufflinks, to the tandem bicycle cake topper, to the numerous cycling references made by their officiant, Micah.
They had a beautiful ceremony at the stunning Denver Botanic Gardens, which is possibly the most scenic venue in Denver, Colorado. In addition to the exotic outdoor gardens, the Denver Botanic Gardens also has a wonderfully lit indoor venue which was a dream to photograph in. I hope you enjoy the photos.
We recently had the first guided photo walk of the year. We spent two hours in Breckenridge learning about the history and photography. During the walk, I helped the group find a mother fox and her four kits who practically posed for our photographs. All in all it was a great experience for everyone.
Hopefully you will be able to join us this summer. The two hour photo walks happen twice a week in the evenings for only $20. To learn more or reserve your spot, just visit www.timothyfaust.com/workshops.
In anticipation of Pridefest happening in Denver this weekend, it got me thinking of how far the fight for marriage equality has progressed in the U.S. since I photographed my first same-sex marriage in California five years ago. When same sex marriage was legalized in California in 2008, my wonderful friends MJ and Pete were excited to begin planning their wedding, only to see the law change again later that year when Proposition 8 was passed, making it illegal again in California. They went ahead and continued their plans and had beautiful beach wedding surrounded by close family and friends.
In those five short years, we have seen tremendous progress for marriage equality in the country. Five years ago, only five states recognized same-sex marriage; all in New England. As of the time of writing this, 19 states and the District of Columbia have full recognition of same sex marriage, three more states, including here in Colorado, have limited recognition of civil partnerships, and eight more states have had their bans overturned but are pending appeals.
In fact, North Dakota is the only state there there is not a pending legal case on the status of same-sex marriage, and many legal scholars are predicting that it could be legal nation-wide as soon as June of 2015, which is only a year away. For an up to date look at the current legal status, check out this page from GayWeddings.com.
Of course, it really doesn’t effect what we do here. Since our start we have always believed in telling the story of love in all of its different forms. And our goal is to continue to photograph weddings and commitment ceremonies anywhere in the world. Join us in our support by visiting WedWeCan.com, or simply search for other gay-friendly wedding vendors in your area.
Can you name a single photographer, alive or dead other than Ansel Adams?
That is a question I ask my photography students. Often they can name one or two because they are studying photography, but if I posed that question to the general public, I wonder how many could name a photographer. I wonder how many fewer could name a wedding or portrait photographer. My guess is not many.
The term “Rockstar Photographer” originated about 5 years ago when a photographer, who shall remain nameless, (in fact, this post will reference a lot of photographers that shall remain unnamed,) started marketing an idea to other photographer. His idea was how to become a successful wedding and portrait photographer by focusing not on the photographer, but on your public persona. The photographs were secondary to the types of clothes you wear, the car you drive, and your social network presence.
This marketing idea played right into the mythology of what it means to be a photographer. There is a romanticized view of a photographers life in the public. They picture us sitting in our fancy homes, drinking imported coffee, and the phone ringing off the hook with couples wanting to give us $10,000 to photograph their wedding in some exotic locale, or National Geographic calling sending us off to some far off country for a three week paid vacation. Of course the reality is quite different. I have worked for National Geographic before. One time I was paid $475 for a photograph that required 6 days of white water rafting to capture. I can’t say that it wasn’t fun, but no photographer is going to get rich on $80 per day. And while $5,000 for wedding photographer might seem like “easy money,” it represents the costs of tens of thousands of dollars in equipment, marketing, education, and more than anything else, a decade of experience. (more…)
These are a few sample images from a portrait session I did near Montgomery Reservoir above Alma, Colorado. Alma is probably best known as the location where the Comedy Central show, South Park, is loosely based on. We did the portrait session at the west side of the reservoir around the Magnolia Mill. There is a small parking area below the waterfalls on the mill’s south side. The flanks of Mount Lincoln are directly south. There is a small series of waterfalls along the creek here, and a very technical 4X4 road that proceeds west to Wheeler lake.portrait photography here.