This time of year ( around New Years) is one of the most popular times to become engaged!
In January and February, the phone starts ringing for me; all of the couples who were engaged are looking at venues, vendors, budgets, and more. I love this time of year!
Before we continue, I do want to say CONGRATS! If you are reading this, you may be newly engaged. I am a wedding photographer in Colorado, and love helping couples with advice for planning the big day.
Today, I thought it would be helpful to share some tips for caring for your engagement ring. The shiny new bling on your finger is not only sentimental, but symbolic.
It may be the most important and valuable piece of jewelry you own, so read on!
I have piles of amazing photos from years of incredible weddings.
Among my favorites, that for some reason don't always get shared, are detail photos of wedding accessories!
We're talking shoes, ties, jewelry, and even a few vintage and nostalgic items that make fantastic wedding accessory inspiration for others who are looking for ideas.
These are small things that you can apply in your own style to your own wedding, and while you may be the only one who really gets a good look at them, having them as part of your day will just add to the 'special' factor.
The trick with accessories? Keep it personal. The more special it is to you, the better!
This bride loved her sparkle heels so much, that she found a pair of sparkle flats to change into for the reception. Comfort and function, while still staying true to her style.
Engagement season is upon us! It's October, and with that comes family, Holidays, cool air, and beautiful sights to see. It's the perfect time of year to propose!
Christmas and New Years Eve, in fact, are some of the most popular days to pop the question. If you really want to throw your partner off with a bigger surprise, consider proposing in the days leading up to the Holidays (instead of ON the Holiday, when he or she might be expecting it).
There are some gorgeous places to propose in Colorado, whether you are coming from out of State, or know the State well. If you work with me to photograph your proposal on the sly, I can help you nail down a location and plan something special too.
Let's get started!
Over-used statements aside here, if I had a dollar for every couple who told me that they 'didn't need an engagement session' I think I'd be rich!
As a wedding photographer, however, I like to think of myself as somewhat of an expert on the topic of weddings, engagements, and yes...photos!
If you are on the fence about having an engagement session, or if you feel that they may be awkward, strange, or worthless, read on!
I'm sharing some of the best reasons to have a Colorado engagement session, whether you have booked me for your wedding or are traveling from another State.
This week I wanted to blog about something super fun, super helpful, and super personal!
Right here is my list of the BEST romantic wedding venues in Colorado, based on my experience as a wedding photographer.
When we work at venues we get to see behind the scenes, how the venue operates, what's good, what's bad, and what makes them super special. I've worked at so many amazing wedding venues in Colorado, and these consistently rank as my favorites.
MY COLORADO WEDDING VENUES SHORTLIST
I am one of those 'but the groom matters too' kinds of wedding photographers.
The day is no longer just about the bride; it's about the couple as a whole!
I absolutely love unique Colorado weddings, and I especially love when couples put equal amounts of love and attention into the respective outfits that they plan to wear.
Today's post is all about inspiring groomswear ideas, and why HIS attire matters too!
Grooms-wear ideas (and why his attire matters too)
Kristine & Aaron are a fun couple who first met at Illegal Pete's in Denver. Together at the outdoor bar, they sparked a relationship that would ultimately lead to their small Colorado wedding at the Maroon Bells in Aspen, CO.
We decided to use this opportunity to style a date night engagement session; they wanted to share their relationship in a way that was uniquely personal to them! Illegal Pete's is a hip, awesome hangout in Denver, and it was a fun opportunity for them to be more candid on camera.
Not only am I sharing a few photos from their date night engagement session, but I wanted to give you a few reasons why focusing on candid engagement photos may be right for you!
'Remember the move Bride Wars? Candice Bergen plays the role of a sought after 'high end' wedding planner; she carries an attitude that is arrogant, pretentious, and confident in the face of two best friends vying to have the most opulent and perfect wedding.
This over the top story is what many people think of when it comes to the idea of hiring a wedding planner; reserved perhaps for only luxury events, large weddings, and formal etiquette.
I happen to know that my couples are nothing like ‘Olivia’ and ‘Emma’, and that the wedding planners I recommend are nothing like ‘Marion St. Claire’.
There is so much more to the wedding planner story!