5 Simple Tips For Perfect Wedding Pictures

tips-for-perfect-wedding-pictureGetting perfect wedding pictures shouldn’t be complicated. Here are five simple tips to help couples get wedding pictures that are beautiful and perfectly unique to them. 

Tip #1 Develop A Rapport Style comes into play here. Is your photographer more formal? Or, do they shoot from the hip? In both cases, there is a level of direction and willingness to let things unfold. It’s important to develop a rapport with your photographer (hopefully before the wedding day) that gives you a clear sense of how much direction you can expect as well as what feels right to you. 

Tip #2 Act Natural Be yourself in front of the camera. Pretending the photographer isn’t there frees you to be yourself. Laugh, smile, hug and cry. A good photograph is judged by whether it feels genuine. So, be genuine! Your photographer will always instruct you to look directly at the camera when it’s needed.

Tip #3 Show Your Love Love your bridegroom, love your family, love your friends. Are you an introvert? If you are, then this is the one day of your life where you need to be an extrovert. Share your feelings openly. Three things you can do to demonstrate your love — touch, hug and kiss. And don’t forget to dance. Dance as if you will never dance again.

Tip #4 Tip Your Hat To History Unless you’re planning an elopement, families are a big part of the wedding day. There are generations. The people you grew up with? You will not always grow old with. Now is the time to share a moment with your your parents, grandparents, or great grandparents. Don’t be afraid to ask for these pictures. Get personal with a hug, an embrace or a laugh. Looking back you will remember fondly what they mean to you.

Tip #5 Celebrate Yourself Two glasses of champagne is enough for you to forget about the minor things on your wedding day. Relax, and enjoy every moment. Celebrate the day, this place, your spouse-to-be and most of all yourself. Smile when you walk down the aisle. Laugh a lot. Enjoy every minute and you will get beautiful wedding photographs and you will look gorgeous doing it:) Hopefully these simple tips help you get the wedding pictures you've always wanted to remember your day by! — Sean


Wedding Cakes By The Broadmoor

the-broadmoor-wedding-cakeOne of the highlights of any wedding reception at The Broadmoor is the wedding cake and the groom's cake. Wedding cakes at The Broadmoor are stunning. Everything about the cakes are custom and the design choices are nearly limitless. A wedding cake The Broadmoor is the crown jewel of any wedding reception. The cake sets the tone of the reception and reflects the style of the wedding couple. Here are some of my favorite wedding cakes from weddings at The Broadmoor. So often a great wedding cake or groom's cake also tells a story. I love Barrell and Jacob's five-tiered wedding cake. It's literally covered with notes about about who they are and what they love to do together. But the story doesn't always have to be in writing:) Bonnie and Kelly's groom's cake paints several scenes that have to do with Kelly's favorite pastimes. He's a TCU alum who loves hunting and fishing. Besides looks, wedding cakes at The Broadmoor are made to be yummy! The most popular flavors? Vanilla Bean Gateaux, Bailey's Chocolate Dream, Chocolate Mousse, Strawberries and Cream, Chocolate Rasberry Cake, Resse's Cake, Turtle Mousse Cake, Lemon, Carrot Cake and Almond Ganache. Your catering manager will assist you with selecting the perfect wedding cake. This includes a decadent tasting at The Broadmoor that will make you not want to eat for days! The Broadmoor pastry chefs are so good they can even make a cake without any artificial ingredients and specific to most dietary restrictions. Here are some helpful tips for displaying your wedding cake. Make sure to "pin spot" light on your cake. A pin spot is a focused beam of light that shines directly onto an object as a highlight effect. It's a wonderful way to draw attention to your cake and make it stand out from the rest of the room. Make sure to have a backdrop in mind as well. A wedding cake up against a wall is not nearly as interesting as a wedding cake in the center of the room or on the dance floor. A great wedding cake deserves all of the attention it can get! Don't forget to ask for fondant icing. It's the fondant icing that allows the pastry chef more creativity. What if you don't want a wedding cake at your reception? No worries. Cupcakes are very popular and can be displayed the same way as a wedding cake can. There are also a whole passel of dessert options. The most popular desserts are Bananas Foster, Crepes, Ultimate Sundae and Warm Chocolate Falls - just like it sounds:)  And for those who've made it this far, you deserve to know about the Broadmor's apple pie wedding favors. The apple pies are made using the Broadmoor secret recipe:) — Sean



Chelsea & Ryan’s 4-hour Destination Wedding

In October, Chelsea and Ryan traveled from Ohio to be married at the Garden of the Gods. Their destination wedding lasted 4 short, but very sweet hours one morning. Chelsea and Ryan planned their destination wedding without a wedding planner. And they didn’t have a florist or a DJ. What they did have was a great love for Colorado Springs where Chelsea grew up and where she attended Colorado College’s Master of Arts in Teaching program. When Chelsea called and described her wedding to me and asked if I would consider photographing it, I immediately said yes. And without ever meeting before the wedding, we went about the work of planning a photography schedule that would capture her wedding in a 4-hour time span. I met Chelsea and Ryan at the new Holiday Inn Express in downtown Colorado Springs and photographed them getting ready. After about 30 minutes, Chelsea and Ryan traveled separately to the Garden of the Gods where they shared a private moment before the ceremony. Aftewards Chelsea and Ryan met their family and friends at the Siamese Twins trailhead and hiked to the dramatic rock formation in the park. Chelsea decided to be married in front of the Siamese Twins because of her fond memories playing there as a child with her family. I photographed the ceremony conducted by Chelsea’s grandfather. Their family and wedding party pictures followed. We finished the day with picturs in the mountains above Colorado Springs. Later, Chelsea and Ryan celebrated with a barbecue at her grandfather’s home. Long story short? Chelsea and Ryan pulled off a destination wedding in Colorado Springs for the price of a weekend vacation to Colorado. I've photographed a handful of weddings like this over the years and they are always a lot of fun. Chelsea and Ryan's wedding inspired us to create a wedding package specifically for couples who are adventurous enough to plan a 4-hour destination wedding in Colorado Springs. Does this sound like your kind of wedding? Then send me a note for details! — Seanthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-weddingthe-4-hour-destination-wedding


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