With all this rain in Colorado, Monday night’s engagement shoot with Meaghan and Jackson was quite a welcomed change! We are so excited for these 4 (Meaghan, Jackson, Charlie and Ellie, obviously) and can’t wait for their fall wedding. Congratulations on your engagement you two, and thank you for having us be a part of it all!
Taylor and Mike
Brews, barley, bows, and bulldogs are all just about all you need to know about this awesome couple! Matthew and Cortney live in Kansas City but had their amazing destination, brewery-inspired wedding in the best state for it: Colorado. I mean, really–where else can you find over 200 breweries in one state? Aside from their love of hops and beer, these two easily make for one of the most endearing and true-to-themselves couple. Despite a hit-and-run on their wedding day, a broken wedding dress strap, and their adorable bulldog, Barley, barreling down the aisle at the Pines at Genesee like a bowling ball, Matt and Cortney were able to laugh and smile all day long. We love you guys and are so excited for your marriage!
Taylor and Mike
When April and I started chatting about her vision for her business and the images she wanted in order to portray a specific message, I was amped! I love people with passion for what they do. It makes our job easier and exciting. April’s passion for her career is unmatched and the journey she’s embarking on going to be quite an amazing adventure!
We love you, April, and are so excited to see you making your dreams and vision come true! We can’t wait to share more about her journey into her nutrition business, so stay tuned!
Taylor and Mike
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Hair Artist | Brook Ashley Huebner at Bombshell and Beau
Makeup Artist | Josie Ballenger
We all know that rain on your wedding day is good luck, but what about fog? Picture the most beautiful fog you’ve ever seen–where does that fit into wedding day superstitions? Regardless of if it has any true meaning, the insane storms Colorado has been gracing us with these last few weeks have made for some pretty incredible photos and helped make Nick and Kathleen’s wedding day one of the most special we’ve been blessed to be a part of! These two are hopelessly in love and honest to goodness something out of a fairytale. Their adoration for each other and the incredible support from their wonderful family and friends was second to none on this beautiful May afternoon at the Pines at Genesee. Their incorporation of Hawaiian wedding customs made their ceremony so special and genuine. From surprise harps to the best man wiping away the grooms tears, from rainstorms to elaborate leis, and the greatest best man and maid of honor speeches in the history of weddings, the Sutton’s wedding was one for the books!
Congratulations, Nick and Kathleen! Thank you for letting us be a part of your wonderful wedding day!
Taylor and Mike
We love to travel. Anyone who knows us knows that exploring and traveling are our two favorite things. Luckily for us, our career as photographers has led us to some amazing places! Having not yet formally met Paige and Brian, Mike and I were so elated to do a sunset engagement shoot with them just outside of Phoenix, Arizona a couple weeks ago. Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE Colorado. However, I’m officially obsessed with the desert and all the amazing scenery that comes with it! Paige and Brian, thank you for being so awesome to shoot! You guys are truly and incredible couple and we can’t wait for your big day in September!
Mike + Tay
Weddings are beautiful and an absolute honor to be apart of. When our couples have been together for nearly a decade though, it adds a new level of excitement to the wedding atmosphere. After nearly 10 years, Mario and Whitney finally tied the knot and we couldn’t be more excited for the two of them! Their sincere and honest love was evident in everything they said and did on their big day. Being huge Broncos fans, the Mile High Station paired with bright orange decor was the perfect day for these two! Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Ferrara! Thank you for having us be apart of your awesome day with you!
Taylor + Mike
“Hey, Kari, I have a question for you…” Brent said as he backed away from Kari. She fiddled with the tri-pod (just as planned) as she setup their camera to take some photos of snowy Red Rocks and replied, “Ah huh? Yeah?” Still unaware that Brent was already down on one knee, ring in hand, she finally turned back to look at him and was immediately in shock of what was about to happen!
Proposals are beautiful and hands down one of our favorite moments to be a part of. We didn’t even know what Kari looked like for the first 5 minutes because when Brent popped the big question, she just threw herself into his arms and cried. It was beautiful! Kari and Brent, thank you so much for having us be apart of this beautiful moment! We are so excited for you two!
Taylor + Mike
There’s something so humbling about being in the mountains, but the same can be said for the desert. We just spent last weekend in Moab, Utah, one of our favorite places in the world, camping and running our first half marathon! It was so nice to get a break from the 4′ of snow in our front yard and get some sweet tan lines in 80 degree weather! Feel free to follow us on Instagram for more of our travel photos (@taynfisher). If you’re reading this and are getting married in Moab, we’d love to chat with you about being your photographers!
Enjoy our travel images!
A few weeks ago, we were interviewed by one of Denver’s finest catering companies. One of their questions was, “Which wedding trend are you looking forward to this spring and summer?” Without hesitation, we immediately answered: the first look.
The first look is simply when the bride and groom see each other in a secluded area without any distractions for the first time before the wedding ceremony. This is usually scheduled and prepared by the wedding photographer and is typically far enough away from all the hustle and bustle of pre-wedding events. What initially started out as a great photo opportunity, has quickly turned into a beautiful, organic, and intimate moment in time for a couple on their wedding day to spend a little time together with their best friend before the craziness of the wedding begins. The more first looks we have had the honor of being a part of, the more we value this time for the couple as it’s usually the only time they have alone on their big day.
To be clear, I am in no way trying to undermine the beauty of tradition and waiting until the altar. In fact, Mike and I opted for tradition ourselves, first seeing each other on our wedding day at the altar. My aim is to simply shed light on a relatively new tradition in the wedding industry and offer some considerations to couples who may be on the fence about seeing each other before the wedding ceremony.
The history of waiting until the altar dates back to the times when a father would sell his daughter to a man in the name of marriage to pay off debt, or just make a few bucks. The bride and groom weren’t allowed to see each other until the altar for the sole reason that the groom couldn’t bolt if she wasn’t his type/ugly/had a crazy disease. Seriously, that’s where this tradition began. Since the good ol’ days, it’s become a tradition to wait until the alter for the bride and groom to see each other. However, with the hectic nature of a wedding, many couples are opting for a first look.
Curious to hear the opinions of the couples who did opt for a first look, I decided to interview couples who we’ve had the honor of working with and being a part of their special moment. Hopefully their insight will help you make a decision if you’re consider whether or not a first look is for you!
A couple in love at Red Rocks in the winter is probably one of my favorite things of all time! Bekah and Wes were such awesome troopers during their winter engagement shoot at Red Rocks a couple weeks ago. We are so excited for their big day this fall and can’t wait to be a part of it all! Thank you so much, Bekah and Wes!