Emily and Andrew traveled from Minnesota to be married against a beautiful backdrop of the Colorado High Country, set at Elk Ridge Ranch in Breckenridge. Of course Emily and Andrew wanted to take a piece of Colorado back home with them and it was my pleasure to provide just that. Wedding photography is about telling a story by capturing beauty, elegance, and special moments. Moreover, I believe wedding photography is about providing a means to relive those moments over and over again. It’s one thing to capture a nice photograph of the Colorado Mountains, but another thing altogether to capture the relationship of those same mountains within the context of such a special occasion. This “relationship” style of photography implores the senses to relive what we experienced that day. Believe me, it all goes by so quickly that our only hope is to hang on to the feeling for as long as we can. For those who were unable to share the experience of the day, we aim to cater to their senses as well. It is my sincere hope that years from now, when Emily and Andrew’s kids view mom and dad’s wedding album, it will not be necessary to explain the wonder of the day – they will just know.
Wedding photography must tell a story. On one hand, I know that if I click the shutter enough times, the story will tell itself. On the other hand, it is important to know who’s story we are telling and what parts of that story are most important to them. On a rudimentary level, marriage is transition. As the song goes, “well a man shall leave his mother and a woman leave her home”, it speaks about transition on many levels. Over the years, I have photographed many such transitions; none more powerful than those between a bride and the two most important men in her life. It’s hard to find the right words, but what a privilege to share the experience.
I was joined for the day by Bart Lillie of Awaken Photography. Bart is a talented photographer and contributed many great story-telling images to the day, including many in this post!