Category archives: weddings

Another Sweet Colorado Springs Elopement!

Colorado elopement pictures

The bride wore white — a white sweater and jeans, that is! Courtney and Tyler got married their way, in jeans on a beautiful Colorado Springs mountainside, with no witnesses but me and my trusty assistant Joy. Have I mentioned that I love doing elopement photography? As you can imagine, it’s different from documenting a regular wedding, because it’s just me and the couple, there aren’t any wedding details or family portraits or traditions like cutting the cake or throwing the bouquet. This elopement was even more casual than most, though, as you can see! We hiked up to the perfect spot on the Section 16 trail, chatting about this and that as we went. Here’s a fun coincidence: when I asked Courtney where she was from, she told me that she was from Dayton, Ohio. I mentioned that I went to junior high and my first year of high school there, and we discovered that she and I actually went to the same school! What a small world!

After a little over a mile of hiking, we came to the spot that Tyler had picked out just days before, and with a gorgeous, expansive view behind them they said their heartfelt vows, exchanged rings, and sealed it all with a passionate kiss. It was so romantic! Then we wandered around a bit to take some romantic portraits, as the snow began drifting down. It was just wonderful and I enjoyed every minute! Congratulations and all the best, Tyler and Courtney!

Colorado elopement pictures

Colorado elopement pictures

Colorado elopement pictures

Colorado elopement pictures

Colorado elopement pictures

Colorado elopement pictures

Colorado elopement pictures

Colorado Springs elopement :: Kim + Chris

I sometimes get asked if I do small weddings, and my answer is that I love small weddings! I especially love elopements, when it’s just me, the officiate and the happy couple. It’s the sweetest! Oftentimes it’s a couple like Kim and Chris, who are in their fifties, each with grown children, and taking a second chance at love and lifetime commitment. They opted to get married at a private spot in Palmer Park that had a beautiful view of the mountains and the city. As you can see, they’re madly in love! Congratulations Chris and Kim!

Renewal of Vows at the Broadmoor :: Jen + Nick

Broadmoor wedding

Nick and Jennifer commemorated their tenth wedding anniversary with a low key renewal of vows at the charming, rustic Broadmoor Fish House on the day after Thanksgiving. Only their very nearest and dearest family members were present to celebrate the landmark occasion alongside them. A decade after their Texas nuptials, Jen and Nick, who have been together since high school,  are now the parents of three beautiful, adorable boys. And guess what — another son is on the way! Their renewal of vows was simple and beautiful, not really a ceremony so much as each of them speaking honestly about their love story and their shared life, as their guests listened and their rambunctious little guys played. We were lucky to have such a beautiful and sunny day for this special event, with the nearby foothills dusted with a light coating of snow. The light was perfect!

All in all it was an incredibly perfect, sweet and moving morning at the Broadmoor Fish House, and I was honored to have been the one chosen to document it all. Happy tenth anniversary, Jen and Nick! Here’s to many more decades of happiness!

Broadmoor wedding

Broadmoor wedding

Broadmoor wedding

Broadmoor wedding

Broadmoor wedding

Green Mountain Falls wedding :: Marcea + Mark

rock and roll wedding Colorado Springs

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! 

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Pioneers Museum wedding :: Diana + Cody

Pioneers Museum wedding

Cody and Diana’s wedding at the Pioneers Museum and the Mining Exchange Gold Room 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 close friend of Diana’s mom. I have admired this beautiful old home from afar for many years, so it was a special treat to get to spend some time in there. It’s gorgeous, and the owners are so nice!

The wedding ceremony was at the beautiful, Belle Époque era Pioneers Museum (one of my favorite buildings in the city!), and the reception was in the Art Déco era Gold Room at the Mining Exchange. Talk about a great party! To top things off, Diana wore her grandmother’s incredible, handmade, 1943 wedding gown. Wow! In fact, she’s the the third bride in the family to have worn it, after her grandmother and her aunt. The gown is exquisite, and as an avid sewist and lover of vintage clothes, I’d like to add that its construction is simply perfect, down to the hand beading. It must have taken months of work to complete. Truly a labor of love. After the ceremony, Diana changed into a modern wedding dress. She looked utterly fabulous in both gowns, and Cody was dashing in his tails. Together they made a beautiful pair.

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 documenting all of it. What a fantastic end to a great wedding season!

downtown Colorado Springs wedding

downtown Colorado Springs wedding

Pioneers Museum wedding

Pioneers Museum wedding

Pioneers Museum wedding

Pioneers Museum wedding

downtown Colorado Springs wedding

Mining Exchange Gold Room wedding