May 7, 2017

Wedding Tips

Bride and groom share a kiss outside by their ceremony site with torches at sunset at Cheyenne Lodge.

Heather and Dale share a kiss at sunset after their wedding at the Cheyenne Lodge. An outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour was immediately followed by a dinner reception and dancing inside.

Wedding Tips

We share our best wedding tips including where to get married, how to save money on your wedding and how to make your wedding day unforgettable.

Articles include how to get the best wedding pictures, how to save on wedding photography, the advantages of seeing each other before your ceremony and why a great wedding schedule will make your wedding day a dreamy one.

How To Have A Relaxed DIY Beach Wedding

How To Have A Relaxed DIY Beach Wedding Teri and Jeff had a DIY destination beach wedding in Mexico that was truly relaxing. They picked a secluded beach,  Aventuras Akumal, Mexico and invited 20 of their closest friends and relatives. See their how-to tips below to learn how they had a memorable DIY beach wedding in Mexico. Wedding[…]

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What To Wear For Engagement Pictures

What To Wear For Engagement Pictures “What do I wear for my engagement pictures?” Great question and it depends entirely on your own style and taste. Along with the location, your dress sets a tone for the pictures and evokes a mood. A good rule of thumb to wear clothes with staying power. They are[…]

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Wedding Planning Tips For The Modern Bride

Wedding Planning Tips For The Modern Bride We’re working with a wedding client now who has a modern sensibility but a limited budget so we wrote this tip sheet “Wedding Planning Tips For The Modern Bride.” What comes to mind immediately is Liz and Andy’s morning wedding at the Denver Botanic Gardens. A lunch reception at[…]

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Consider a Post-Wedding Portrait Sitting

Post-Wedding Portrait Sitting What if you didn’t have to take time for pictures after your ceremony but rather scheduled a post-wedding portrait session on your wedding weekend? Who really wants to stop and take family pictures after you’ve just planted a kiss on your partner and have exited your wedding ceremony to the applause and cheering of family[…]

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5 Simple Tips For Perfect Wedding Pictures

Perfect Wedding Pictures Creating 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 for Perfect Wedding Pictures Style comes into play here. Is your photographer more formal? Or, do they shoot from the hip? In[…]

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How To Save Money On Wedding Photography

How To Save Money On Wedding Photography Don’t buy all of the digital files from your wedding photographer, buy only what you need. It’s standard practice today for photographers to shoot the heck out of any event. We make more pictures than anyone could possibly use.  At the same time, brides and grooms are insisting they need[…]

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Your Wedding Pictures Delivered In Days, Not Weeks

Imagine getting Your Wedding Pictures delivered in days, not weeks. It sounds like a fantasy. But for our clients it’s a dream come true. In 2016, every one of our 25+ couples received their wedding portfolio, color-corrected and retouched within a week of their wedding day. One couple, Katrina and John, married at the New Craftwood Inn[…]

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Wedding Planning Tips From Claire

Wedding Planning Tips From Claire Wedding planning tips are invaluable when you’re working to plan your wedding day and even more so from someone who has been there and done it. Claire and Max were married at First Congregational Church and held a reception afterwards at The Margarita at Pine Creek. Check out her wedding planning[…]

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First Look Before Their Shove Chapel Wedding

First Look Before Their Shove Chapel Wedding Ashleigh and David decided to first look before their Shove Chapel wedding on the campus of Colorado College. Not everyone thinks having a “first look” on your wedding day is the way to go, but I always defer to the couple to decide whether to see each other before the[…]

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Better Engagement Pictures

Better Engagement Pictures Claire and Max’s engagement sitting is a great example of how to get Better Engagement Pictures. They are getting married this summer and on Valentine’s day I photographed their engagement. Claire and Max met during an interview for the Colorado Springs Independent. Claire was reporting on a local theater production and Max[…]

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Chelsea and Ryan’s 4-hour destination wedding

4-hour destination wedding 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. They didn’t have a florist or a DJ. What they did have was a[…]

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How To Create A Great Wedding Schedule

HOW TO CREATE A GREAT WEDDING SCHEDULE Some schedules can be very simple and others more complex. For this post I’m going to assume three things. First, you’re getting ready at a local hotel. Second, you’re marrying in a church. Third, your reception is at the hotel where you’re getting ready. Your schedule is going to[…]

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HOW TO GET NATURAL WEDDING PICTURES

HOW TO GET NATURAL WEDDING PICTURES Here is a storytelling scene from Jill and Ben’s wedding day at the Garden of the Gods Club. I photographed Ben getting ready with his Dad, his brother and his father-in-law. It’s a nice illustration of a tried and true recipe for getting natural wedding pictures. Hire A Wedding Photojournalist[…]

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WHY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IS LIKE MUSIC

WHY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IS LIKE MUSIC I’m always listening to music. When the phone rings in my office, I usually have to turn the radio off. (Yes, I still listen to the radio:) I enjoy wedding photography in the same way I enjoy music. I like variety. Ansel Adams made a great analogy to music once when[…]

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