Bridget and Matt are a really fun couple. They met while living in Colorado, but currently live on the East Coast for work. They decided to come back to Copper Mountain for a destination wedding. Continue reading
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I have been pretty fortunate to have spent a long time photographing destination weddings all over the world. I started thinking about all the different wedding veils I have come across over the past decade. While the overall trend seemed to be for years that the veil was going away, it has recently made a strong come back.
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It’s been a little while since I did one of these anatomy posts, so I wanted to start back up with a pretty abstract image. I was photographing the couple posing on the banks of the Eagle River in Beaver Creek, Colorado. I was getting some nice full body shots of the couple and their reflection in the river, but I wanted to try something a little more abstract. I found a place where the water was still enough to try to get a clear reflection, but still had enough movement to allow some motion blur of the aspen leaves swirling in an eddy.
The Breckenridge Ski Wedding
When people think about wedding photography, they don’t usually think about skiing action shots. That is what made this wedding so fun. I was able to pull from my background as an adventure travel photographer, and from my love of skiing, to create several images like this one. Continue reading »
Ceremony Venue: Nordic Sleigh Rides
Reception Venue: Sevens Restaurant
Hair and Makeup: Hair and Weddings by Kylee
Nicole and Jason came to Breckenridge, Colorado from Florida for a fairy tale winter destination wedding complete with horse drawn sleighs for all of their guests. It was an intimate wedding on a crisp winter afternoon with their closest friends and family. After the ceremony I met up with everyone at Sevens Restaurant at the Breckenridge ski area for the evening reception.
Venue: Turtle Bay Resort
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Flowers: North Shore Weddings and Flowers
Hair and Makeup: Sarah from Whik’d Hairstyling & Makeup
Officiant: Jon Kuahiwi Moniz from Ae ‘Ike Hawaiian Wedding Ceremony
I was introduced to Lisa and Salvador through a mutual photographer friend. I was delighted when they asked me to photograph their destination wedding at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Destination weddings are a lot of fun to photograph, but they require a very particular skill set. For starters, it is important for the photographer to be very self contained. That means having everything I need including backup equipment in my carry on bag to avoid being separated from my gear. I also need to have the computer equipment with me in order to back up images before getting home. Check out my blog posts on what I pack, and how I back up in the field.
Lisa and Salvador’s wedding was particular fun to photograph. We were graced with just a bit of rain that resulted in a beautiful rainbow just behind their ceremony cite. The folks at Turtle Bay said that happens fairly often on this part of the Hawaii. Despite packing light for a destination wedding, I still managed to bring enough tools to do some off camera lighting at the reception, which I think really helped add to the drama of such a beautiful venue.
Katye and Matt had an intimate ceremony in a luxurious home with a deck over looking the Ten Mile Range in Breckenridge, Colorado. They were so much fun to photograph, and we ended up getting in Matt’s car and driving up a dirt road to find some gorgeous fall colors to photograph in.
All images and content copyright Timothy Faust 2019.