I was ready to take this River Bend wedding by storm. I drove up on a chilly Fall day to the parking lot and immediately decided I was going to need coffee, cue getting the second shooter to bring me some. It may have saved the day for me. After setting up everything I’d need for later I got to officially meet Anna and Alex in person. Anna and her entire family are just simply wonderful. I lived in Virginia for awhile growing up and their southern hospitality in Colorado made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Anna’s sister, was who initially reached out and contacted me about photos and she was also incredible to have there.
Even though the day was chilly, it felt perfectly like October. The ceremony went off perfectly, group photos afterward were a dream (and how often can a photographer really say that?! It’s almost always chaos). We went off to do couples photos by the river and were even able to capture a few stray Fall leaves before joining the reception and seeing all the awesomeness of a great day come together. Anna and Alex are two really special people. Hearing about their love stories and meeting their families was amazing. That’s one of the best parts of being a wedding photographer. It’s not taking the pictures that I love, it’s being allowed to be such an intimate observer of a huge transitional time in people’s lives. You see them at their best (sometimes their worst), and you get to hear all the stories about how people met, fell in love, and made it to this day.
At the end of the night we left well fed and loved on (shout out to Anna’s mom for giving me the best end-of-the-night wedding hug that I’ve had all season). It could not have been more perfect!
Venue: River Bend – Lyons, CO
Florist: Farmette Florist
Desserts: My Mom’s Pies
Officiant: Aunt, Catherine Wright-Braswell
Caterer: Butcher and The Blonde
Band: Thunder and Rain
Hair and Makeup: West End Salon
Planner: Darcy Hummel, Root + Gather Events
Dress: Loulette Bride, NYC
Suit: Taylor Stitch
Photobooth: Colorado Gif Booth
Transportation: Two Step Total Transport