They say rain on your wedding day is good luck. Well, that may be so, but I believe better luck was what happened at Renee and Mike’s rustic mountain wedding! Although fire season is upon us in Colorado this time of year, 2014 has decided to bless us with immense thunderstorms, tornado warnings, and copious amounts of rain. Great for fires, terrifying for weddings. Despite the downpour of rain only minutes prior to the newlywed’s wedding ceremony starting, the entirety of their ceremony and photo shoot we were gifted with amazingly beautiful storm clouds without the rain. Literally, the moment we finished Mike and Renee’s portraits, the rain started and the lighting and thunder followed quickly behind as we raced to the reception hall at the Shupe Homestead.
Renee and Mike, you are a beautiful couple with super awesome friends! We are so excited for your lovely marriage and thank you for having us be apart of such a beautiful day!
Taylor & Mike
I honestly can’t believe we’re already booking 2015 weddings, but I’m sure glad we are! The main reason being is so we have lots of time to get to know the couples we’re working with. Having said, we are so excited and lucky to be working with Michelle and Aaron on their wonderful engagement and wedding journey! These two moved to Colorado from Washington just over a year ago and have since been planning their Rocky Mountain wedding. Their love for the outdoors, their pup, and living in the same town as me and Mike made them a shoe-in couple when we met with them a couple weeks ago for coffee. We’ve since had a blast getting to know them (and Apollo) and had such an awesome time during their engagement shoot! Michelle and Aaron, we are so excited for your big mountain wedding next summer! Thank you for having us go on this awesome journey with you!
The quote Colorado obtained during last year’s spring season, “Go home Colorado, you’re drunk”, is reigning true again for this spring and seemed to be the theme for the days leading up to Cody and Courtnee’s engagement shoot. Courtnee had said she wanted a snowy engagement shoot, but knew full well that trying to plan around the Colorado weather was going to have its challenges. On Sunday, it was 60 and beautiful, Monday was a bit chillier but sunny. Tuesday it snowed ALL day at our house and in the mountains, but was totally clear in Denver. By Wednesday we weren’t sure if it was going to be nice with a fresh coat of snow, ugly with mud, or somewhere in middle. Lucky for us, we had the perfect sunny, warm, (and a little bit of snow in Golden) afternoon ahead of us!
We love couples like Courtnee and Cody. When we left their engagement shoot, Mike said, “People like those two are so easy to shoot, not because they were trying to work the camera necessarily, but because they’re always laughing and happy. I could snap a photo at any point and know at least one of them was going to be smiling and happy.” They truly are. You rarely hear stories about high school sweethearts anymore, but goodness, do we love those stories! Courtnee and Cody fell in love in high school and their deep love for each other shows in the way they talk and interact with each other. We are truly blessed and so honored to get so share this amazing journey with you two and can’t wait for your big day!
When I was in college, I changed my major about 110 times, finally landing in the international studies field. I wanted to go places and see awesome areas! I never thought my degree would lead to running my own photography business and getting to see some of the coolest places ever! We met Kimberly and Brett over coffee about 2 months ago and when they mentioned shooting their engagement shoot at the Centennial airport, Mike and I were both elated! Through coordinating schedules, sickness, and poor weather conditions, we finally landed a Saturday morning when we were able to get in the hangar’s and take some awesome photos at Brett’s stomping grounds. Brett recently received his pilot license and after pulling a few strings, was able to get all of us into some of the coolest areas of the airport we’d probably never see otherwise.
Brett and Kim are honestly that couple that just makes my heart so happy. Their love and adoration for each other is undeniable and we are so overwhelmed with joy to get to experience these incredible months with the two of you! Bring on August 9!!!