A Different Kind of Portrait

When Jessica, owner of Root: Center for Yoga & Sacred Studies, approached me about doing portraits to complement the book she’s been working on about her yoga practice, she was careful to explain that she didn’t want the same old “doing yoga in the woods” photos, she wanted something more evocative. The images she had in mind had more to do with the emotions and philosophy of her practice, and she and I spent quite a bit of time brainstorming wardrobe, styling and locations so we could accomplish what she wanted. We actually took these in April (I’m a little behind on sharing them, having spent most of my summer and fall working on weddings). I think these images are beautiful! We were both very happy with the results and will be continuing her project with another photo shoot soon!

Green Mountain Falls wedding :: Marcea + Mark

Not that I don’t love a big, traditional wedding, but it’s fun to get an outside-the-box couple like Marcea and Mark every now and then! It’s also extra lovely when they happen to be friends of mine (well, Mark’s technically a new friend, but I give Marcea my full approval on him  ). They were married in a small ceremony at the historic gazebo in Green Mountain Falls, on a beautiful, sunny fall day, and they stayed true to themselves down to their matching Doc Martens. I don’t think I’ve ever had a bride in black before. Marcea looked perfect! Congratulations to the bride and groom, you were made for each other Marcea and Mark! Smooches! 

Pioneers Museum wedding :: Diana + Cody

Cody and Diana’s wedding was so much fun for me to document because I’m a Colorado Springs history nerd, and this big Italian bash really checked all the boxes! They got ready at the Alexander House, a historic mansion in the Old North End owned by a dear family friend. The ceremony was at the beautiful, Belle Époque era Pioneers Museum, and the reception was in the Art Déco era Gold Room at the Mining Exchange. And to top things off, Diana wore her grandmother’s incredible, handmade wedding gown from 1943. Wow! Beyond all that though, was the obvious affection that Cody and Diana’s close knit families feel for this sweet couple. This wedding was a long time coming, so everyone was very excited for them. And you can see from the pictures how in madly love they are. <3 I had a wonderful time. What a fantastic end to a great wedding season!

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Josh + Melissa’s Cliff House Wedding

Look at this gorgeous couple! Josh is from here, but Melissa’s from Michigan, so she definitely wanted a mountain wedding. We took advantage of the beautiful weather on their big day to take a few portraits in the Garden of the Gods before the ceremony. After the vows were made, the big bash commenced! Melissa’s painstakingly handmade wedding details enhanced the Cliff House’s beautiful, historic ballroom. I was so impressed with her skills (custom wood burning, anyone?!?)! Everything from the bouquets to the table decor was lovingly made by her. Wow! Congratulations, Melissa and Josh! I had fun documenting your wedding day!