All posts tagged Stonebrook Manor Wedding

How to Shoot a Wedding (Pt. 2): Getting Ready

How to Shoot a Wedding (Pt. 2): Getting Ready

In this blog series, How to Shoot a Wedding, we’ll be exploring, one by one, all of the “must haves” that need to be captured throughout the wedding day to create a well-rounded shoot. We’ll discuss the reasons each is important, examine some common challenges wedding photographers face in these situations (and how to overcome them), and provide a few insider tips for how to shoot like a professional. So grab your camera bag and let’s dive in… Continue reading →

Two Wedding Photographers or One?

Two Wedding Photographers or One?

It’s one of the most prevalent questions you’ll have while researching:  Should I have two wedding photographers or one? When hiring a wedding photographer, make sure to ask if they’ll be bringing along a second shooter.  This is a necessary luxury for several reasons. Continue reading →

And Now, For Something Completely Different…

And Now, For Something Completely Different…

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 →

5 Unique First Dance Song Ideas (Pt. 2)

5 Unique First Dance Song Ideas (Pt. 2)

About a year ago, Jesse wrote a blog post that included five unique songs he’d like to see couples play during their first dance. While I love all the songs he selected, it got me thinking about which songs I’d like to hear during a first dance. So, without further ado, here are my selections:

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A Sample Wedding Timeline

A Sample Wedding Timeline

One of the most common questions we get from couples is, “How much time do we need for photography?” This question can have a lot of different answers depending on a lot of different factors. Some people want only candid photos, while others have large families and a lot of posed photo requests. Some couples enjoy spending a longer time with us doing creative portraits, while others are eager to party with their guests. Because they can vary so much, we include a timeline consultation for all our couples so that we can talk about the timing of the wedding day and what their particular photo priorities are.

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Stonebrook Manor Wedding

Stonebrook Manor Wedding

After a busy Sunday at the Rocky Mountain Bridal Show, we turned right around this week to photograph Mallory and Paul’s Stonebrook Manor wedding on Monday. And we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful setting. With some careful coordination, we were able to get some photos of Mallory and her bridesmaids (and Paul with the girls!) ahead of time, without the couple seeing each other. They did have contact before the ceremony, however, in the form of a note on the soles of Mallory’s shoes and another note passed to Paul by one of the bridesmaids. Continue reading →

5 Unique First Dance Song Ideas

5 Unique First Dance Song Ideas

After sitting through your 57th rendition of K-Ci and JoJo’s “All My Life,” it’s hard not to become a bit contemplative. With all the good music out there, why do so many couples dance to the same seven or eight hackneyed songs? Because it’s what you’re supposed to do, right?

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Greek Orthodox Church / Stonebrook Manor Wedding

Greek Orthodox Church / Stonebrook Manor Wedding

Laila and Lewis couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for their Stonebrook Manor wedding. Fall doesn’t last long here and, considering we had snow earlier in the week, the combination of crisp fall air and warm Colorado sun was truly good fortune. Continue reading →