Dan originally hails from the East Coast and stays in pretty close touch with friends there, so over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to photograph a number of weddings in eastern states.
Kevin and Caitlin’s wedding this past fall was our first chance to photograph one in Washington D.C., however. When you think of our nation’s capital, you think of monuments, museums, and historic buildings, where events important to the founding and direction of our country have occurred. Kevin and Caitlin’s Washington D.C., wedding venue definitely captured that air of history, and did not disappoint.
The Daughters of the American Revolution Headquarters is as big and beautiful a D.C. location as we could have ever hoped. (Although the rather grand white building sitting just across the street from the DAR would probably give it a run for its money… perhaps you’ve heard of it.) For a history nerd such as myself, I soaked up the atmosphere of the place like a sponge. Unfortunately, I was not the only thing soaking when an ill-timed rain storm hit. Kevin and Caitlin and the whole party were troopers, however, and we forged ahead despite the inclement weather.
There’s always something in the air this time of the year. Even after experiencing a mostly mild winter in our small metropolis, when we welcomed Spring last month, I’m fairly certain we all did some sort of personal salutation to the sun as we shed our heavier coats and prepared to embrace the forthcoming warmer and longer Colorado days. Or maybe that was just me; I can be a little goofy that way.
With this fine weather, and the promise of a world almost set to bloom, comes prime engagement photo season, and we have a rather Colorado-themed session to share with you today. Amanda and Michael came to us with the idea of starting off their engagement session at their favorite, neighborhood brewery (yes, please); get a few urban/city photos on South Broadway in Denver (which is one of our favorite stretches in the city); and then pop over to Washington Park to take a handful of photos with their sweet dog and enjoy some of the natural marvels Colorado so generously offers us. A couple of pints, an adorable dog, and two people ready to adventure, if that’s not a genius plan, I don’t know what is. We always love to see the creativity a couple brings to an engagement session that really speaks to their personal joys and tastes, and after hearing their suggestions, Dan and I knew these two were bound to be kindred spirits.
Thanks for spending a Sunday afternoon with us, Amanda and Michael! You were quick to laugh, generous with your time and excitement, and a delight to photograph. We are so looking forward to photographing your wedding this fall!
Now, if you’ll permit me, here is a brief note to other couples planning their own engagement photos: One size absolutely does not fit all. Make your engagement session about what you and your beloved love to do together, and/or stage the photos wherever you love to spend time together, and those preferences will make the session even more special, memorable and striking. I have much more to say on this, so stay tuned for a future blog post. High fives to all!
This is it, friends. We made it. We have arrived at the end of 2016. It’s been a year for the history books in so many different ways. On a personal level, we have seen a lot of growth in our photography and our dreams for this business, and it’s making us excited to launch into 2017 refreshed and ready to explore something new. Before we get there, though, we wanted to put together a recap of some of our favorite wedding photos from this past season.
I have to start with a disclaimer that this is certainly not every favorite photo we shot this year. To include all of them in one place would be something of an opus and would require us to have an intermission and hand out refreshments to all you fine people. But what you will find here is a collection of moments that touched us, thrilled us, showed love, joy and happy reflection. It has been an honor to share and document these moments with you, our dear brides and grooms of 2016. You have shown us such kindness in welcoming us in to capture your wedding days, and as always we wish you every happiness in all of the seasons ahead of you.
Newsroom romances hold a special place in my heart. Dan and I met in The Denver Post newsroom in 2009, when he was an intern, and I was beginning my career as a newsroom assistant. Around that same time, and in the same place, Jordan and John were also meeting, and in October we were thrilled to celebrate their beautiful wedding.
They chose the Grant-Humphreys Mansion in Denver for their ceremony and reception, a venue that offered a distinct and charming setup for each element of the day. Grandeur, intimacy, history, a canopy of trees, and a perfect dance hall in the basement to party well into the night. The mansion was thoughtful, fun, and a great setting for Jordan and John to say their “I dos.”
December is peering at us from around the final page of the calendar on Monday morning. Blustery winds are providing a nice soundtrack to my typing and snow is preparing to descend on our dear Rocky Mountains. All these signs of impending winter storms make me feel like sharing some photos from Christina and Steve’s warm summer wedding at the Denver Botanic Gardens.