Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Couples in love come in all shapes and sizes. They are real people and have real interests. Where you do your engagement photographs isn’t about the background. It’s about you. You fell in love. You have shared interests. Who doesn’t want to be pictured in an exciting life with a person you’re excited to love? Do something together that makes you feel whole and one with your surroundings. Be YOU (together) and your engagement pictures will be beautiful. Pictured below are some recent examples. Kyle and Ben courted on the red rocks of Colorado. Nick proposed to Bailey on a stretch of flyfishing water. Ali and Joe fell in love with the LA music scene and with each other. Jacqueline and Brian met on a ski slope at Keystone. And Laura and Roy? They share a passion for high-altitude running and the Continental Divide. Wherever you decide to do your engagement pictures? Just be you:) —Sean
Monday, October 19, 2015
You don’t have to go into debt to pay for your wedding. I have worked for many couples who had stylish, contemporary weddings and at a bargain. Here are three tips for an inexpensive, but absolutely fabulous wedding day.
Invite Fewer Guests: A small guest list means fewer people to entertain. A smaller guest list is an intimate experience and is often more memorable than a "big party."
Get Married In Colorado Springs For Free: Colorado Springs offers visitors and residents alike some of the most scenic open spaces in the country. Often they are way more scenic than a traditional wedding venue. The best part? They’re free.
Schedule Your Wedding For A Weekday: A wedding on a weekday dramatically lowers the cost of products and services like flowers, DJ’s, caterers and photographers. Bonus: If you limit the wedding and reception to 4-hours or less, you save even more. To get your creative juices flowing here are three weddings with couples who thought a little differently about their wedding day, saved a bundle and pulled it off magnificently.Chelsea and Ryan’s wedding ceremony was held at the Garden of the Gods. The Garden of the Gods is the crown jewel of free wedding locations in Colorado Springs. There are a number of unique and out-of-the-way spots for a small wedding ceremony. Chelsea and Ryan were married in front of the Siamese Twins rock formation. It was a short hike in their favorite sneakers to get to the ceremony. Afterwards Chelsea's grandfather hosted a barbecue for the happy couple in his backyard. Some of the best pictures come about because of unique, off-the-beaten-path wedding locations. North Cheyenne Cañon is one such place. This park is 15 minutes from downtown Colorado Springs and has some amazing Rocky Mountain scenery. Helen and Kendall were married there on a Wednesday morning at a little pullout along Gold Camp Rd. The ceremony lasted just a few minutes. The picnic afterwards with their children and close friends was magical. The backdrop was simply amazing.Another fantastic spot for a wedding is Monument Valley Park. This thoroughfare runs along Fountain Creek and features several different open spaces. The best way to see them all is by bicycle. Start at the America The Beautiful park and ride up to Criterium Bicycles to get an idea. It’s a great bike ride and there are dozens of possibilities. Amy and Kyle were married in the Heritage Gardens across from the historic Van Briggle Pottery Building. Bird seed is allowed there. A wonderful reception at a nearby community center featured Bristol Beer, Front Range Barbecue and the local blue grass band Grass It Up. I hope this post inspires you to create the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank. — Sean
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Just received a wonderful note from Kylee and Ben who married in the fall in an intimate, backyard ceremony and reception at Ben's parents home in Colorado Springs. It reads: "Dear Sean, Thank you so much for the framed & signed photo you sent us. That was so thoughtful and we LOVE it! And while we're at it, thanks again for photographing our wedding day so beautifully. Our friends and family had so much fun with you and we have loved sharing our amazing photos with them. Thanks to you hard work we will have this wonderful narrative of that day preserved always! It really is special to us:) Best Wishes to you and your family!" Kyle & Ben