This little guy is the master of melting hearts.
that little smile!
looking just like daddy here
Stephanie & Brian’s engagement session in his hometown of Craig, CO was quite the journey.
but the trees, the colors, and the unique property that has been in Brian’s family for generations were definitely worth the trip.
Love those colors!
shooting on brian’s family property was so fun, with tractors and cars of all sorts for us to shoot with.
love this one!
steph & brian, congrats again on your engagement! I can’t wait for the big day!
“It’s your day.”
As a bride or groom, you hear it all the time. It’s your day.
Most people think of this notion in terms of what it means for their flowers, their dress, their venue, etc.
Not for Bethany and Brandon.
To them, “It’s your day” meant “Today is a day to celebrate your love…with everyone you love. Today is a day to be exactly who you are, together and as each other.”
It was their day…to start the rest of their life.
which is much more important than what color the napkins are.
Enjoy some of my favorite images from their day.
i love these shoes….obviously.
bethany left her groom with a personal note and a pocketwatch just moments before their first look. so perfect.
this is how you do a modern take on classic.
bethany you are absolutely stunning!
i love the creative way briony, my second photographer, photographed their first look…so unique.
a giant fortune cookie at each place setting! i love it!
what a great group of ladies – including two former kate marie brides!
these two were fighting me for smiles, but somehow, we got them!
the perfect decor for such a great venue.
when we find an amazing couch in the mansion hallway, you can bet we are going to put it to good use!
both bethany’s mom and brandon had wonderful expressions when seeing the bride walk down the aisle.
bethany’s parents are two of the sweetest people i have met, and bethany and brandon are following suit. i love how both couples are praying in such similar ways in this shot.
yup. you two look good together.
there was no better way to end the night than some dramatic mansion shots.
another favorite. it’s such a grand mansion, but somehow these two seem so intimate in this image. like they’re all alone together…
True backyard weddings are rare. You know, the weddings that are actually in a backyard. Not just a “backyard feel,” but actually in the yard that was yours growing up.
Stephanie and Matt not only had a true backyard wedding, but they had a fantastic backyard wedding. All in the comfort of Steph’s childhood home. Plus, what other venue lets your dog tag along for the entire wedding day?
Enjoy some of my favorite images from Stephanie and Matt’s perfect day.
that necklace!!! i mean, how many people can really pull that off??
perfect little “backyard” touches
handmade boutonnieres – so perfect.
i love how bright these ladies’ dresses were! with the bright yellow flowers, and the fun feel of the day, it was the perfect choice!
this, my friends, is how you do “backyard formal”.
even though these two had a first look, the expression on matt’s face as he saw his bride come down the aisle was priceless.
dad was pretty sweet, too
these two. they are just too darn cute together.
yes, that is a pig. what would be more fitting for a backyard wedding than a roasted pig?
that ring makes me drool a little bit…
even luna the dog got down with some dancing!
as the sun set, we stepped away from the reception to take some more portraits
and i am so glad we did…
favorite, again. it’s a tie.
steph and matt, you two are even more awesome together than you are apart. and that’s saying something.
steve and aris are going to have a wonderful, long marriage.
because they have mastered the art of humor.
sounds easy, right?
sometimes it is.
other times, life gets tough (like marriage gets tough), and the best way to handle it is with a smile on your face.
i read something the other day, and it reminded me of these two so much:
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
aris and steve, i hope you always have those two wonderful smiles on your faces, and continue to spread them to the rest of us. they’re too great to be kept to yourselves!
enjoy some of my favorite photos from steve and aris’s amazing day!
such a great first look!
i love shooting unique weddings! this bridal party was one for the books! such a great group!
aris’s dad was so proud!
i love the way these two look at each other.
aris just looks so happy!
i have awesome second shooters. the proof is in this shot.
briony, you are the greatest!
a little sneak outside for some sunset shots…
…and then time to party!
congratulations, you two! i’m so happy i got to be a part of such a fantastic day!