I’m a sucker for a good story. Always have been. Especially a good love story. And the best love stories are the ones that lead to a lifetime of love together. Those stories always have a sense of nostalgia and timelessness. My grandparents tell me the story of how they would go to the movies in the ’50s and giggle together throughout the whole movie. Katie & Jordan’s love story stems from the same nostalgic place.
Growing up, Katie went to a small school, and on her birthday, she would walk to the office alongside her “Birthday Buddy” Sam. Let’s be honest, when you’re a little kid, there’s not much cooler than getting a birthday prize and sharing the day with a friend. Sam & Katie stayed friends and years past their “Birthday Buddy” days, Sam introduced Katie to Jordan. Soon, while at a Kenny Chesney concert, Katie & Jordan felt sparks they couldn’t deny. From there, as all good love stories go, it was history.
Katie & Jordan have been guests at several weddings I’ve photographed, and I always told her, “You’re next!” And sure enough, her day came, and it was absolutely perfect. With the ceremony at the church Katie grew up in, St. Anne’s, a pit stop for photos in Olde Town Arvada (the spot they call home), and a beautiful reception at Ralston’s Crossing, their day couldn’t have been better.
Enjoy some of my favorites from Katie & Jordan’s day, and don’t forget to leave a comment at the bottom! 25 comments gets this awesome couple a free 11×14 print of their favorite image!
Before their sneak peek, Katie & Jordan exchanged notes. Watching their expressions as they mirrored each other – even though they were blocked by a door – was priceless.
Katie & her dad are extremely close, and he just glowed with pride as he walked her down the aisle.
Love this church!
The Old Flour Mill & railroad tracks in Olde Town Arvada were great spots for some fun bridal party photos.
Love how these railroad bridal party photos turned out with the old Arvada water tower in the background.
These two love Olde Town Arvada, which makes these group shots even that much more fun.
I love it when my couples have unique ideas for portrait locations!
The Arvada School House might just take the cake for the most unique spot I’ve ever shot bridal portraits.
School chairs. Beaker cups. And a hint to Katie & Jordan’s story.
Katie & Jordan filled their Ralston’s Crossing Wedding with details. Everywhere you looked, there was something personal.
I love to take a break from the reception with the bride and groom and sneak away for a few sunset photos. I love how the photos turn out, and it makes for the perfect break from the reception – time to step back and take it all in.
Katie & Jordan – it was nothing short of your day. You two have something undeniable. Thank you for letting me be a part of it.
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