Pioneers Museum Wedding :: Savannah + Brad

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

I’m so pleased to share this wonderful Pioneers Museum wedding from earlier in the month. It’s been a long time coming for this beautiful couple. After many years together, Brad and Savannah finally decided to tie the knot, and they did it in style with a ceremony at the historic Pioneers Museum and a reception at the Mining Exchange. They were enveloped by the love of the many family members and good friends who had come from seemingly every corner of the country to witness their happiness on this perfect spring day.

I’ve documented nuptials all over Colorado and the surrounding states, and even as far afield as Florida and California, but I’m always happiest when I get to photograph a downtown Colorado Springs wedding. I live minutes away from and spend so much of my time there — I love every nook and cranny of our funky downtown! So I’m tickled whenever I get to work at a historically significant places like the Pioneers Museum and the Mining Exchange, both of them such great wedding venues. It’s even better when I get to work with a couple that are as nice as Savannah and Brad. They made my job so easy!

Congratulations Savannah and Brad, I loved working with you! What a beautiful celebration! Happy honeymoon!

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

 

A Beautiful Downtown Colorado Springs Wedding Album

 

Downtown Colorado Springs wedding
You may remember Diana and Cody’s wonderful downtown Colorado Springs wedding from last fall. A month ago I delivered their final product to them: this gorgeous heirloom album, chock full of beautiful, happy, meaningful images. It’s something they can cherish for the rest of their lives, then pass down to their children and grandchildren. I’m really proud of this custom designed wedding book. I think it tells the story of their day perfectly.

If you’d like to see more pictures from this classic downtown Colorado Springs wedding, click HERE. Enjoy!

Downtown Colorado Springs wedding

Downtown Colorado Springs wedding

Downtown Colorado Springs wedding

Downtown Colorado Springs wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding :: Anna + Jonathan

I have been dying to share the pictures from this beautiful Garden of the Gods Club wedding! Anna and Jon, along with their families and closest friends, traveled all the way from Chicago and parts beyond to celebrate their union at the beautiful Garden of the Gods Club. Anna was so giddy and animated, it was a joy to capture her happiness, and as for Jon, he just couldn’t stop smiling!

Springtime weather in the Rockies is, as you know, a little fickle! Our day started out with sunshine, and the mild weather held up nicely throughout the pre-ceremony portraits. But half an hour before the outdoor ceremony was to begin, the skies suddenly darkened, the temperature plummeted and rain started to come down. Plan B was put into action! All the chairs were moved from the lawn to the covered patio, the heaters were turned on, and the fire pits were lit. Then suddenly, just as the processional was about to commence, the rain stopped and the sun burst through the clouds, bathing the entire ceremony in a golden glow. Mother Nature really put on a gorgeous show for us. It was fantastic!

The reception was a ton of fun. Jonathan’s family is Jewish, so the highlight of the night for me was the hora. It’s always such a blast! Even Jon’s four year old niece and septuagenarian grandma got a ride in the chair. Talk about a fun party!

I love any opportunity to document a Garden of the Gods Club wedding, and this one was extra special. I had the best time! Congratulations to you, Anna and Jon! Happy honeymoon!

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Senior Portraits on the Beach :: Lucas

Colorado Springs senior photos

I don’t do that many seniors, which I think is a good thing because when I do get the privilege, I’m more creative with my ideas. I did these fun senior portraits of Lucas several months ago (I know, I’m just a little behind on blogging) in La Jolla, California. Yes, California! Far from Colorado Springs, indeed! His mother commissioned me to do family portraits at La Jolla Cove, and on the same day do Lucas’s senior portraits. What a great location! They actually live in Phoenix, so this was a change of scenery for all of us, and we had a really fun time. Lucas is a stylish guy, so I wasn’t at all surprised that he got duded up in a really nice suit and then changed into a pink sweatshirt. He’s a guy who can pull that kind of thing off without blinking —  a true fashion maverick! I love it when teenagers aren’t afraid to be a little different.  And I love that he brought his long board all the way from Phoenix just so he could use it in his senior portraits. He looks so cool! Oh and that camera isn’t a prop. Lucas is a great photographer and he prefers to shoot film instead of digital. You should see his work. It’s fantastic!

This is all a little bit bittersweet for me, because I’ve known Lucas for a long time. He’s about to graduate from high school, but I’ve been photographing him since he was a little guy. In fact, I did his first photo shoot when he was less than a year old. He was so cute! And how he’s so tall, I feel like a such a shortie when I stand next to him! It was a great pleasure to be able to make these special portraits for him and his mom. Go Lucas! You’re going to do great things!