We’ve photographed weddings for nearly nine years, and during that time we’ve collected hundreds upon hundreds of “behind the scenes” candid shots of ourselves working. Whether taken by me or Moira or by an assistant or an aspiring photographer who came along to “shadow” us, these photos always seem to offer a unique perspective into the creative process. Continue reading →
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“Four grand just for pictures?! My sister has a camera and she’ll do it for free!” I’ve heard some variation of this more than a few times throughout my wedding photography career. And I get it. I feel the same way about dentistry. But here’s the thing: there’s a lot more that goes into running a wedding photography business than just snapping a few pictures on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading →
A couple years ago, I wrote a blog post on five unique first dance songs that I’d like to hear played during a bride and groom’s first dance. Moira then followed up with five songs of her own. Since the original post, I’ve come across a ton of other great music, so I thought why not revisit this topic once more. The goal here is to provide you with some lesser known titles that haven’t been played to death at weddings. So without further ado, here are five more unique first dance song ideas. Continue reading →
Some people are natural extroverts who love the limelight. The vast majority of us, however, can be a little self-consciousness in front of the camera. So what can you, the bride and groom, do to help calm the nerves before your wedding and be comfortable in front of the camera? Well, lots of things. Continue reading →
I’ve been slacking off. I’ve had this awesome set of photos, a time lapse taken by a good friend, sitting in a folder on my computer for *cough* a couple of years. But this week, I took a break from all my other responsibilities and finally compiled them and put the resulting video to some music. So, for some levity during this holiday season, take a moment to enjoy the beautiful chaos of a formal wedding photo session! Continue reading →
Navigating the wedding industrial complex can be tricky. That’s why our new series, Lifting the Veil, aims to set the record straight on some common beliefs held by engaged couples. We want you to be an informed consumer and a savvy wedding planner, so without further ado, let the myth busting begin… Continue reading →
There’s a reason I start most wedding blog posts off by talking about the elements. If you live in Colorado, you know it already….we get some crazy weather! Looking back on the warm winter we had and witnessing this spring’s thundersnow has got me thinking about all the different weather conditions we’ve experienced while photographing.
Wedding photographers are a resourceful bunch. They’re problem solvers. If the bride is nervous on her wedding day, they put her at ease and make sure she’ll be comfortable in front of the camera. If four of the five groomsmen are inexplicably missing during the bridal party shoot, they rearrange the timeline to make sure those images will be captured later on. If it’s raining during the couples’ portraits, they use it to their advantage and make a cool photo incorporating the weather. They go into a vast array of different shooting situations and, regardless of an infinite number of variables, they make art that will be treasured by the bride and groom for years to come.