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

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

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Broadmoor wedding
wedding at the Broadmoor
wedding at the Broadmoor

The whole family. Beautiful!

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Broadmoor wedding
Broadmoor wedding

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



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Broadmoor wedding

I can’t wait for their 20th anniversary!

Broadmoor engagement portraits :: Courtney + Richie

engagement portraits at the Broadmoor
I’ve done many engagement portraits, at the Broadmoor and everywhere else you can think of (even Pikes Peak!), but I’ve never actually documented an engagement — that is, a nervous guy getting down on bended knee to propose to his sweetie. That’s why I was so thrilled to have this joyful assignment last week, on the eve of Independence Day. It was spectacular! So much love, happy tears, laughter and rejoicing! It was made doubly so when Courtney and Richie walked back to their suite after the big moment to find Courtney’s family there, much to her amazement. They had made the trip from California in secret to surprise her! Richie’s mom Bryn planned the whole thing, and she and Richie’s family were all there too, so it was a wonderful flurry of happy hugs, tears and toasts, after which we strolled around the lake and made some portraits to commemorate this wonderful occasion. Congratulations Courtney and Richie! I wish you all the best!
Broadmoor engagement portraits
Broadmoor engagement portraits
Broadmoor engagement portraits
Broadmoor engagement portraits
Broadmoor engagement portraits
engagement portraits at the Broadmoor
I admit it: I cried. How could I not? Somehow I managed to get all of these incredible moments while blubbering like a baby 🙂
engagement portraits at the Broadmoor
One of my favorite moments of the day is when Richie did a little happy dance (the photo on the right).
engagement portraits at the Broadmoor
An excited mother of the groom, Bryn, opened the door to reveal…
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Courtney’s family, who secretly made the trip to surprise her!
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engagement portraits Broadmoor
engagement portraits Broadmoor
engagement portraits Broadmoor
engagement portraits Broadmoor
engagement portraits BroadmoorThere was never any doubt! Since the couple has been together for six years, Bryn was certain of a “yes”. She hung up this banner with utter confidence.

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Bryn put together lots of mementos and goodies to honor the occasion, such as specially bottled wine, chocolate covered strawberries, and these custom made July 4th-themed bandannas for one and all.
Broadmoor engagement portraits
Broadmoor engagement portraits
Broadmoor engagement portraits
engagement portraits Broadmoor
Here’s everyone in both families, looking mighty happy! (I told them to laugh like Dr. Evil.)
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Richie and Courtney make a handsome couple!
Broadmoor engagement portraitsThe gorgeous ring.
Broadmoor engagement portraitsCongratulations, Courtney and Richie!

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding: Susan + David

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My last wedding of the year couldn’t have been sweeter. I love their story: Susan and David knew each other in college but weren’t romantic, and reconnected years later on Facebook. One thing led to another, and we found ourselves at the historic Sheldon Jackson Chapel in Monument, Colorado on a snowy November Saturday as these two lovebirds tied the knot! The ceremony was even more special because David’s dad, Devere, officiated. Afterward, family and friends gathered at David’s parents’ comfy home for a delicious home-cooked meal. It was absolutely lovely. Congratulations Susan and David, it was the best!

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument CO
Yes, these are foosball figures! It’s an inside joke between Susan, David and their friends. I thought it was hilarious! What do you think of the “bride”? ;^)

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument CO

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument CO
Susan and her entourage got ready at the Broadmoor.

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument CO
Susan’s son escorted her up the aisle.

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument CO

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument CO

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument CO

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument CO
The classic “cake topper” pose — I thought it would be apropos, since the Sheldon Jackson Chapel has such a sweet, old-fashioned ambience.

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument CO

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument CO

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument CO

bridal portrait at the Broadmoor
Susan was glowing with happiness!

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument CO

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument CO
This is literally everyone that was at the wedding. I love it when I can get a fun group shot like this!

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument CO

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument CO

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument CO

Sheldon Jackson Chapel wedding Monument CO
A great shot of Susan with her oldest friend, Erin.