“This has always been a dream of hers…that we’re on a figure skating team together,” said James as he lifted Laura into the air for a photo. This is only one of the few reasons we love these two and the way they adore each other. These two love birds couldn’t be any more perfect together as I quickly learned during their awesome e-sesh in Downtown Denver last week. With their continual celebration of the date of the 21st in their relationship, they’re tying the knot next summer on Father’s Day, June 21st! We absolutely can’t wait for their amazing summer wedding! Congratulations you two, and thank you for letting us be a part of this time with you!
Mike & Tay
Days after Mike and I got home from our honeymoon, my dear girlfriend Rachael texted me about scheduling her family photos. I wrongly assumed they were simply wanting shots for their Christmas cards this year. She surprised me when she said, “Also, we’re going to need some help sharing some big news we have…” I immediately jumped up out of my chair, took a selfie and sent it to her asking, “ARE YOU PREGNANT?!” She confirmed that they were actually pregnant and we started sharing ideas for how her and Al (and Calloway) were going to share the big news at their photo shoot.
We are so excited for our friends and are so thankful we got to play a little part in this awesome time during their lives! Love you guys!
Mike & Tay
Once in a while, you not only meet a couple that was meant to be together, but entire families that were meant to be. Courtnee and Cody met in high school Spanish class when their relationship began. From there, the courting continued for years and on Saturday, these two love birds finally said, “We do!” After spending the day with their families, it was clear that they were surrounded by the utmost love, support, and encouragement from parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends. Mr. & Mrs. Crispe, thank you so much for having us be a part of your beautiful wedding day. We are absolutely floored by the amount of love that was displayed at your wedding and wish you two the best on your journey of marriage! Enjoy your memories!
You know when a couple plans their big wedding day for the 4th of July, they know how to throw a party! Gaby and Durrell are tying the knot in 2015 on Independence Day and we can’t imagine spending the holiday with anyone else! These two are such a fun loving and endearing team and we are so thrilled for them! Thanks so much for having us be a part of it all you two!
Mike & Taylor
Once in a while, Mike and I will get so escape work and head out to grab a cold one. For those of you who don’t know, we own about 3 businesses combined and Mike still works full time! One of our favorite breweries to hit up is located in Golden, Colorado, Cannonball Creek Brewery. So when Cortney and Matt told us they were beer lovers and connoisseurs, shooting their fall engagement shoot and one of the coolest breweries in the foothills was a no-brainier. Even their pup, Barley, came along (I know, too cute, right?)! Since these two call Kansas City home, it was such a treat to get to spend the afternoon with them, getting to know them and Barley, how they met, and how they eventually decided on their wedding in Colorado for May 2015. We are so thrilled to be a part of this incredible time with you two! Thank you so much for having us!
Mike & Taylor
PS. A huge shout out to the crew at Cannonball Creek Brewery for being so awesome and letting us shoot at your business!
WARNING : CUTENESS OVERLOAD! Seriously though, Megan and John have to be some of the sweetest, cutest, and funniest people we’ve had the pleasure of working with. And come on, a little duck even joined in on the fun at their Evergreen Lake House engagement shoot this fall! Their adoration for each other shines in all of their lovely engagement photos and we are so excited to get to be with them on their engagement journey to marriage. A huge thanks to Creekside Cellars in Evergreen for letting us shoot at their winery. A huge thank you to Megan and John also, for having us be a part of this time with you two! You’re awesome!
Mike and Taylor
After they moved to Seattle earlier this year, we and every other guest at their big day, couldn’t wait to see Matt and Kate! After meeting at work during their time in Denver, the bride and groom headed out to take jobs together at Amazon. Needless to say, their guest list had family and friends from all over the country, making their wedding day one of the best! As Matt said, “They say it takes a village to raise a family. Evidently, it takes an entire country to raise me and Kate!” We’re so happy for these two and can’t wait to hear what beautiful journey’s they embark on during their marriage! Colorado misses you two! Thank you for letting us be a part of your awesome day.
Taylor and Mike
There’s nothing quite like seeing one of your friends get engaged and then get to be a part of the entire wedding planning process! (You can view Trevor’s beautiful helicopter proposal HERE) Being a wedding planner and business owner herself (be sure view her work at Prive Events), Brittany knows what it takes to not only plan an incredible wedding, but also a beautiful engagement shoot. We were so excited when she and Trevor (and Henrick) wanted a fall engagement shoot in Golden. They showed up glowing and we we immediately became increasingly excited for their big wedding day this summer! Brittany and Trevor, we love you guys and are so honored and excited to be a part of this crazy beautiful journey with you!
Mike & Taylor
Ed and Katharine’s First Look Interview
What are your thoughts about your experience with the first look?
Ed says it was very pleasurable. He enjoyed the anticipation of what his bride to be would look like in spite of the fact that he wondered if it would feel too staged. Ed was very happy with the results of how Taylor set up the experience and his own anticipation of it. I (Katharine) thought it was a wonderful way to start the day. It let me get some alone time with my husband to be. I also loved the privacy and intimacy of the moment and getting to twirl for him.
How do you feel it changed, if at all, your walk down the aisle?
Ed says, not at all. He thought there was still the moment of seeing his bride coming to him in an official status. I thought it did change it a bit but felt the First Look was worth doing so.
Did your family conflict with your decision to do a first look?
If they did, we didn’t know it. They were very supportive. It was especially nice that my oldest nephew got to walk me to Ed for the first look. That was a cherished and unexpected moment with him. I was so glad Taylor suggested he walk me.
What made it special?
Privacy of the moment, incredible scenery, the shared anticipation that we would soon be husband and wife.
Do you feel it made a difference in your photos?
We chose to photograph our first look, and following it, did a pre-ceremony photo shoot. We enjoyed this time together and felt it honored our guests as they did not wait long for the reception to start. However, Taylor urged us to take a brief photo shoot midway through the dinner hour to capture some “just married” shots. We thought she was spot on with that advice. Those are some of our favorite pictures. We were glowing.
If you had to do it all over again, would you?
Absolutely. We loved the time and the pictures we gained from it and the first look allowed us to let our hair down prior to the tension of the ceremony. Taylor and Mike’s light hearted approach was exactly what we needed.
What was the single most memorable moment of your first look?
Ed says, it was a “wow moment”. Information overload in a very good way. I thought it was the look on Ed’s face when he saw me for the very first time. Ed did not know about how I would be dressed or wear my hair and it was so fun to see him take it all in.
Aside from the first look, do you feel like you had much time to yourselves on your wedding day?
The First Look, and private photo shoots were our time to ourselves. Other than some small moments here and there, we were very engaged with family and enjoying our reception. So, in a way, the first look was our private time and the photo shoots were much-needed respites.