A hot date in a cool city

I lied. It was a hot date in a hot city.

Brian and Shannon decided to recreate their first date for part of their engagement shoot. They had their first date over a glass of wine at Colt and Grey on Platte street in Denver.

We had been planing their engagement session for a month and who knew that the weather would become record-breaking? But we battled it out, after pushing the start time of the shoot back by two hours, that was a good plan. It was still a scorcher though. We played on a grass hill in Millennium park, broke rules and photographed on a stairwell (photographers have problems reading signs sometimes – we are the image people, not the word people); played in the middle of the street – Mom even watched us; lounged about, living the high life in a classy hotel – complete with orange-infused water, enjoyed some good literature and to top it off: ran though sprinklers.

Good. Times.

 

Don’t you just love the way he looks at her?

 

 

 

Nothing sweeter than this.

 

This happened.

 

Which lead to this. We are all just big kids anyway right?

 

That wall is anything but cool.

Chivalry.

 

We are so sneaky. Illegal stairs and all.

 

 

 

 

We might have done some furniture rearranging. Maybe.

 

Malfunctioning Sprinkler + Hot Day = Personal mister = WIN.

 

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Moments of 2011 – Cora

As promised here are my photos of the year. Number one, YAY! I actually posted when I said I would! Let’s keep this going! Number two narrowing down to just this amount took forever. I loved every shoot I had, and dang! There were a lot! Thank you to all who supported me and my business, I truly could not have done it without any of you! I have made so many new friends and that is my favorite part about what I do!

Look for us in or on the nearest tree, river, railing, roof or sunroof hold on tight because 2012 is coming in fast!

This was such a fun way to present the place cards at Becky and Dan's wedding this summer.

Jenny, playing around with her new Husband after the ceremony.

Cait and Ted. Heritage Square.

Katie and Seth, it rained on their first date so they figured it was good luck.

Don't we all feel this way about bubbles?

Matt and Jen playing around at Union Station before their ceremony.

Who doesn't love a leaf fight during a portrait shoot?

Dawn, making an outhouse look sexy.

Erin had an awesome Maid of Honor, gotta love a woman who can wrangle a dress like that!

Dan and Amanda

 

Beautiful Flowers from Stems

 

An out, but this is the one image that sums up the shoot. Yes, everyone needs to find their inner parking cone.

 

Late night toasts

 

Derek and Kamise, we burned calories getting to their ceremony!

 

One day I'll be shooting her wedding.

 

Right before they were pronounced.

 

Oops.

 

Yes. I do make my brides J-walk during Bridals.

 

Engagement shoot. No joke. And yes, she got the goose.

 

Arriving at the reception.

 

 

Field Trip

 

 

A little Photobooth fun.

 

Not sure, I’m just the one who clicked the shutter. But we love them.

 

 

My best wishes for everyone in this upcoming year! Here is to pushing harder than you ever thought

and making it to the top with a little help from your team mates.

Happy New Year!

A Princess and a Cowboy

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of two amazingly sweet people! I am fortunate enough to have gotten to know them over the last few years, as well as their family. Tammy and Paul are so amazing and giving to everyone around them I am honored that I got to photograph their wedding celebration last summer! And by the end of next month, they will be grandparents to two brand new babies in their family.

The amazing Taylor Family, so many great people!

The soon to be parents of Will (due SOON!)

The Proud Parents of Kathleen

A drive to Romance

When I first met up Jen and Matt I knew on the spot that I wanted to capture their wedding. They had such a fun idea! They had a Rolls Royce pick them up from the Ritz-Carlton downtown and we drove up to Flagstaff mountain where a Justice of the Peace met them and conducted the ceremony.

It was an adrenaline rush for sure. Chasing a Rolls-Royce up the mountain? Thank goodness I had my trusty Second-Shooter/Stunt Driver Isaac Small there to help! Jen and Matt left the next day for Mexico!

Photo by Isaac Small

Photo By Isaac Small

Photo by Isaac Small

I guess you had to be there …

Today Sarah and Chris are celebrating their one-year anniversary!

These two are so adorable. Just a wonderful couple that really support one another. I really enjoy Facebook as a business owner because I am able to keep in contact with my clients from the past and its always great to hear how they are doing. These two are solid.

They got married at Meadow Creek in Pine. The day was so beautiful and the meadow was lush and green. The crew was great – Something about dollar bills and Vegas (I still don’t know what exactly that was about and I am ok with it) kept them entertained the whole day. Ok, I still see comments about Dollar bills on Facebook.

Congratulations to Chris and Sarah for the first year in your life-long journey keep on dancing!!!

Photo By Heather Smith

Photo by Heather Smith

 

And the Thunder Rolled

Tara and Paul recently had their one year wedding anniversary! Congratulations to these two! Now. Their wedding was quite memorable as it started out like any June day in Colorado. It was beautiful and sunny. They had their wedding at the Crystal Rose venue in Highlands Ranch. We went outside to have group photos before hand and everything was going just to plan. Paul and his boy’s were having a blast jumping over fences, and the girls were all chatting in the dressing room.

5 minutes before the ceremony was going to start (Bridal party was getting lined up to go out side) and a HUGE – I’m talking HUGE clap of thunder erupts overhead. And then the power went out. (Like I said, typical June day in Colorado). But the generators kicked in and the staff at the Crystal Rose did a speedy turn-around and in less than 10 minutes we were ready for the ceremony – now inside. It was great, and as always, the storm passed and we were able to do more portraits outside right after the ceremony, with the beautiful “after-the-rain light.”

The night continued with an awesome  slide show of embarrassing photos, cake cutting, and some crazy dancing. What a fun time that night was! Truly an unforgettable event! Congrats you two on a year of marriage!

Photo by Heather Smith

Photo by Heather Smith

 

Photo by Heather Smith

Rain is good luck and great lighting!

Adam and Lily had a romantic, rainy day in Evergreen for their wedding. These two are too much fun! – Seriously, when you get the whole Bridal Party out on a deck in the rain running in circles, how can you not love them?

I met these two back in March when we had their engagement session. And from the second we started shooting, I could hardly wait for their big day. These two are so comfortable together. They have amazing chemistry between them and I am so excited I got to capture that! The rain did not dampen their spirits at all, if anything, it only added to their personalities.

Congratulations you two on your marriage!

Photo By Isaac Small

 

Photo by Isaac Small

Photo by Isaac Small

Lets celebrate mothers!

Mother’s day has come and gone. Though I don’t understand why there is just one day set aside for the mothers in our lives. I suppose there needs to be one day set so we all remember to get things and show out appreciation because lives are so busy otherwise. But honestly, for mothers, it’s kids day everyday. Can you imagine if there was only one day set aside where our moms appreciate us? Humm…. We don’t like it so much when the tables are turned.

I got to celebrate Kelsey’s baby shower with her last month. This is her’s and Shane’s first baby and they are going to have a little girl in August. The party was decked out in Duck theme and these ladies had so much fun! Congrats to Kelsey and Shane! Can’t wait to see her!

Adventure of love, cooking and Gypsies

Happy Anniversary to Kristi and Zac!

These two have had quite the adventure since they tied the knot last May Day! I’ve been fortunate to hang out with them several times over the last year both in Colorado and in Georgia where they now live. Kristi has continued in her passion for cooking (check out her blog Home Sweet Georgia) and Zac is following his dream as sports editor for a paper in Windsor county outside of Athens, GA. The most exciting part?  I will get to see them even more this year as they will soon be welcoming the newest addition to their family in September! Baby shower and Maternity shots will be happening this summer!!!!

Happy first year of married adventures to two of my good friends!!

One Year of adventure!

A year ago I was one lucky photographer and friend who got to document the wedding of Chris and Adriana. That was a fun, but slightly chilly day in Pueblo. We might have frozen the bridal party during the group photos … maybe. 😉

Happy Anniversary to Chris and Adriana!

So excited to be married!

Boys walking like the Beatles on the way to the ceremony from the hotel.

Adriana’s sister watching her closely. She was one happy flower girl!

Opening prayer for the ceremony.

Taking some down time on the couch … In the bathroom.

Can you say an awesome bridal party? Too much fun was had … even though they were freezing!

This is still the best Father-Daughter dance I’ve seen. Coordinated and everything!

Happy Anniversary to you two Beautiful people. Thank you for letting me capture these moments.

 

Chris and Adriana are also now the proud parents of little Leila. They have such a beautiful family and I’m so happy I’ve been able to follow them a long over this last year.

And one from Adriana’s Maternity Shoot. Had to include Little Leila too!