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Renewal of Vows at the Broadmoor :: Jen + Nick

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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!

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A Halloween Wedding in Vegas!

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I don’t know how many Colorado Springs photographers have had the opportunity to document a Halloween wedding in Las Vegas, but I highly recommend the experience! Ha ha! Vegas can only be described as BONKERS on October 31st!

I have a keen appreciation for kitsch, so when CJ and Brandon asked me to photograph their renewal of vows at the Viva Las Vegas Elvis Chapel in Vegas on Halloween… well let’s just say that was right up my alley! Elvis himself officiated the ceremony, everyone was in costume, including myself; I dressed as Where’s Waldo‘s friend, Wenda. (Insert valuable life lesson learned that day: everyone — and I do mean everyone — yells “THERE’S WALDO!” at you when you wear that shirt.) Even the limo driver was in the Halloween spirit! CJ and Brandon wore the coolest Steampunk outfits I’ve ever seen. CJ even changed into different dresses and accessories throughout the day and evening, and she looked gorgeous in all of them. Best of all, the city of Las Vegas in all its madness provided the most amazing backdrop for this super fun photo assignment. What a blast! Viva Las Vegas, baby!

Even the limo driver was in costume!

“The King” officiated the ceremony, which included serenading us with two songs (“I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” and “Love Me Tender”). He did it with great aplomb. The Elvis Chapel doesn’t allow “real” cameras, so I had to use my cell phone to shoot the ceremony from the pews. That was a first! (And a last!)

The whole family got into the Steampunk spirit.

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Renewing their vows :: Heather + Ray

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On July 3rd of last year I documented a marriage proposal at the Broadmoor (to see those pictures, click HERE). Exactly a year later I was at the Broadmoor again, this time documenting a renewal of vows for a couple whose wedding I shot there a decade ago. Talk about full circle! I can’t believe ten years have flown by so quickly. So much has changed for Heather and Ray in that time frame (most remarkably, four gorgeous sons!), but what hasn’t changed is their strong love, support and admiration for each other. It was incredibly touching for me to be a part of this day, watching them profess their love for one another again, with their boys witnessing it all. What a wonderful day!

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After ten years and four babies, Heather’s wedding gown still fit perfectly.

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Their three older sons participated in the ceremony while the baby slept.

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The whole family. Beautiful!

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A few images from their wedding, ten years ago:
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Heather in her wedding gown, ten years apart. It still fits like a glove!



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I can’t wait for their 20th anniversary!