It is perhaps the most photographed spot in Colorado, so as you can imagine it is awesome. So, when Steven and Stephanie told us they were getting married at the Maroon Bells we were all for photographing that Aspen, Colorado wedding.
No wedding goes without hiccups. This hiccup was a complete surprise, though, and I don’t think in a million years I could have predicted this one. Who would’ve thought a climber would take a tumble down a mountain so severe that the Colorado National Guard would have to respond with a Blackhawk helicopter at the exact time of a wedding? Well, it happened. Upon arrival to the venue (a nice secluded amphitheater away from the tourists) a ranger told us there would be a rescue chopper landing in the spot of the wedding immediately after the ceremony. We’re always prepared for the unexpected, but this…? Either way our timeline was cut short and our portraits of this awesome couple had to be quick. Luckily we are always prepared for timeline issues.
Steven and Stephanie had chosen to get ready for the wedding at the Viceroy Hotel and Resort in Snowmass. This is perhaps the nicest place in the village. The quaint and intimate reception was held at the Capitol Ballroom in Snowmass.
In the end it all worked out great and we were very fortunate to do wedding photography in Aspen/Snowmass yet again.
We’re going to a little place called Aspen, but before we get there this summer we had to visit Boulder with Stephanie and Steven.
We don’t advertise our services. Rather we rely on word-of-mouth, and luckily for us people like to talk. A wedding we photographed last year led this lovely couple to us. We met and they decided, right then and there. Judging by the fun we had on our meet-and-greet photo session in Boulder last month this wedding should be a blast.
It’s been a while since we’ve been updating the blog here. So I’m going to blast you with a TON of photos. Lots of things were luckily going on through the fall and then the holidays and then the New Year…it all just turns into a blur. But I really wanted to share some of the photos that jumped out to me as I went back and looked at the year that was 2013. These are mostly photos that didn’t get a chance to be on the blog or are moments that I really enjoyed capturing. Wishing everyone a fantastic 2014 and dozens of memories like these.
Rachel, a Mead High School senior, knew exactly what she wanted for her senior portrait, making my job almost too easy. As we photographed I learned why this place in Lyons, Colorado, along the St. Vrain River was so special to her family. It’s where they picnic, spend holidays in the summer, and very near where her parents once lived. Now, a couple months later it’s hard to believe this location is vastly different.
The water was no longer this calm a month later.
Lyons was one of many towns that were impacted when water tore through Colorado. The flooding has since changed the course of the river, ripped the banks away, and changed people’s lives in an instant. Looking back now I’m fortunate we were able to make a memory here for Rachel before it was too late. It may take years before we can do it again.