As you can imagine, picking which images best tell the story of a wedding day while telling the story of how I photograph weddings…is not an easy task. I picked images that may not always show the most beautiful side of wedding days, but ooze authenticity. I am also especially fond of capturing a little motion and a lot of emotion (both laughter and tears) in my images. And I love the candid photos–showing that your grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins and best friends from across the country were at your wedding is really important to me.
And, just so you know, I hope that the images captured in this wedding photography portfolio were not THE.BEST.DAY.EVER. for these couples. I hope that the wedding was a celebration of a new life, of love, of the support of family and friends. But I hope that the best day ever is a mundane Saturday years into the future…when you and your love can sleep in late, cook a nice breakfast, read the papers, go for a hike, take a nap, and realize how great being together is.
But back to the photographs. They were taken at wedding venues from coast to coast. The portfolio features outdoor weddings, mountain weddings, farm weddings, and church weddings too. From a 4-H camp in the mountains of Western Maryland to the elegant Manor House in Littleton, Colorado; from the charming Lone Hawk Farm in Longmont, Colorado to a Victorian bed and breakfast in Eugene, Oregon; from a Denver Catholic church to the Arapahoe Basin ski resort, it has been an honor and a joy to document these weddings.
I especially love outdoor weddings, with the scenic mountains of the west being my favorite backdrop. Many of my wedding couples have an outdoor wedding ceremony, an outdoor cocktail hour, and then an indoor wedding reception. I also love working with couples who are reclaiming the wedding experience to reflect their own needs and ideals. This could mean an intimate wedding with just the closest of loved ones witnessing vows. Or it could mean hosting a day-time hootenanny at a farm followed by a night of camping with friends.
I try to keep this gallery updated, but examples of my latest wedding photography can be found on my blog.