What a pleasure it was to photograph Rachel and Jeremy's wedding last weekend. We had gorgeous weather, and the entire carefully planned event went off without a hitch. I am really hoping their families will invite me back soon for their next big event. The ceremony took place at Redeemer Lutheran Church in South Fort Collins. The church is not only beautiful inside but we found several great locations right outside for photos too. We stopped by the Chapungu Sculpture Park in Loveland for a few romantic photos and then completed our trek at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Loveland. The staff at the Embassy Suites delivered impeccable service and the food was superb. Sean from Sounds of the Rockies was the DJ and played a great selection of music and kept both the dance floor hopping and the event on track. Congratulations Rachel and Jeremy!
Fort Collins Weddings
Megan and I spent time with Rachel and Jeremy up at Horsetooth Reservoir one recent afternoon celebrating their engagement with photos. We will be photographing their wedding at Redeemer Lutheran Church next June with a reception at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.
Angela and Eric had warm and sunny day for their intimate wedding in the heart of Fort Collins. Eric got his first look at Angela in her wedding dress at the CSU oval. We took some fun and romantic photos there before heading to St. John's Lutheran Church for the ceremony. The church has beautiful stained glass and nice traditional look. Following the ceremony the guests convened at Jay's Bistro where they were treated to an amazing array of appetizers and dinner choices that looked just as good as they tasted. My assistant Austin got the images loaded quickly into the Macbook so that we were able to show a quick preview of images from earlier in the day along with images from the engagement session. Thanks Angela and Eric for giving us the opportunity to take some fun and unique photos.
It was shaping up to be a sunny afternoon for Kristen and Jeff's wedding. My trusty assistant Austin and I headed for the CSU oval where Jeff was going to get a first look at Kristen in her wedding dress and we would stroll around CSU for some romantic portraits. We arrived extra early only to find the oval was closed off for a bike race! Time for plan B. We skirted the many CSU construction areas to check out another of my favorite spots. No events there, success. I called Jeff and we re-directed everyone to the new spot without skipping a beat. Following a beautiful gazebo ceremony and meal in the events area behind Avogadro's Number in downtown Fort Collins the weather surprised us with some sprinkles. The wedding reception proceeded smoothly both indoor and out and a great time was had by all. Thanks for inviting us, Kristen and Jeff, to witness and capture your wedding story.
Jen and Josh are a fun loving couple that really knew how to enjoy their wedding day. We started the day with their getting ready photos at Summitview Community Church in Fort Collins. This beautiful church has a spacious worship space which we used for their "First Look" photos. The florals came from Jen's grandmother, Carla. Moving around during the service was easy to do without disturbing the guests and the lighting at the alter was warm and bright making photographing easy. Following the ceremony the bridal party traveled in style via Hummer limo to Roland Moore Park where we did some wild bridal party photos and then my favorite, romantic photos with just Jen and Josh. A few minutes later we arrived at the Drake Center, a very nice and spacious venue and the dinner was wonderful. The craziness was just kicking into high gear with the cake smashing, I mean cake cutting and the garter and bouquet. Jimmy from Sounds of the Rockies kept the party lively and the dance floor was always busy. Jen and Josh were always up for a "photo op" and they will be rewarded with some great images. Thanks Jen and Josh for a Fun, Fun, Fun day
It was my first chance to photograph an engagement session at the Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins, but when I met Angela and Eric, we discovered the gates were closed. Not a problem, we still got some great photos there and there wasn't even a crowd :-). I suggested some spots further down Spring Creek and wow, what a great place for photos. As a Veterinary Radiologist, Angela loved the horses for a backdrop. I'm looking forward to their wedding in August with ceremony at St. John's Lutheran and reception at Jay's Bistro
Lauren and Cody love the outdoors so we chose Viestenz Smith Mountain Park for their engagement photos. The Big Thompson River was flowing fast and made a great backdrop for photos. We also made a stop at the Loveland Feed and Grain in the warm late afternoon light. I love it's rustic flavor. I'm looking forward to their wedding at their grandparents home in Evergreen in August.