Marissa and Ben first crossed paths in high school when Marissa would come over to the Van Dehy's to hang out with Ben's little brother and swimming buddy. Ben took notice of Marissa but didn't ask her out until they had gone their separate ways and were off to different colleges. When Ben finally asked Marissa out, Marissa didn't want to drive all the way to Boulder for a date. But then she decided that maybe something good could come from this...
It's been seven years and I'll bet Marissa is glad she said yes to that date with Ben! Marissa and Ben married in July of 2011 and could not be more in love.
I feel so honored to have had the opportunity to photograph their love. And I'm also happy Marissa and Ben went along with my silly props and ideas :)
Here's to many more happy years! Congratulations Marissa and Ben.
It was the perfect day to get married under the aspen tree arch, atop the hill at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. There were a few rain drops here and there, but nothing could ruin Makayla and Preston's special day. After all, isn't it good luck for it to rain on your wedding day? The sun peaked out just as the couple sealed their marriage with a kiss and Makayla and Preston walked back down the aisle with a new found skip in their step. Their beautiful reception was held at the Rocky Mountain Park Inn and - after eating, toasting, and dancing - they made their final exit through a row of sparklers held by their friends and family.
Makayla and Preston's deep love for one another shown true as both of them tried to hold back tears as they said their vows at Lily Lake.
Preston definitely had Makayla's beauty in mind when he picked out her stunning diamond ring.
The tables at the Rocky Mountain Park Inn were beautifully set with the bridal party's bouquets placed highlighted vases.
Makayla and Preston had adorable individual cupcakes with white frosting and navy blue bows for all of the guests at their reception at the Rocky Mountain Park Inn.
Congratulations Makayla and Preston on your beautiful marriage. I wish you only the best!
Lucy and Kyle originally wanted to tie the knot in California, where they live, but unfortunately, their grandfather, who lives in Colorado, had to go through intense chemotherapy and was unable to travel. They wanted their grandfather to be at the wedding so badly that they decided to get married in Colorado instead.
Lucy and Kyle said "I Do" on the dock at Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in front of their closest friends and family. The towering mountaintops made for the perfect backdrop and poetically framed this beautiful couple.
Lucy (and I) were obsessed with how beautiful her bouquet was. She chose the colors mint and pink but was surprised to find little pearls hidden inside the white flowers.
Lucy was so humble in her beauty that I couldn't help but take way too many photos of her.
Kyle couldn't help but stare into Lucy's bright blue eyes the entire time we were taking photos. I don't blame him!
Although Lucy and Kyle had been together for 6 years before getting married, their moments alone together always seemed like their first. Their love for one another was sp obviously deep, that it was very moving to watch them together.
Congratulations Lucy and Kyle, I wish you only the best!
Like musical superheroes, Russ, Andy, Jack, and Jeff emerged from all walks of life seven years ago to form the band, Southern Fryed. With Russ in the lead, the band's popularity has skyrocketed and they continually book shows all over the front range. This rockstar country band is definitely one to keep an eye on.
Southern Fryed's energetic passion for music and performing was so obvious, it was electrifying!
They had such beautiful guitars and equipment! I couldn't help myself, I had to get some artsy fartsy shots...
The setting sun gave them the most perfect light to play in and really set their performance on fire!
Do you see what I mean?! Just beautiful instruments...
Congratulations on another rockstar performance at the Larimer County Fair, guys! I can't wait to see you continue to explode into the country music scene.