Wedding season rolled on as we had the pleasure of photographing Kara and Todd’s summer wedding at Shupe Homestead last week.
We started the day documenting the newlyweds-t0-be getting ready at their respective houses in Boulder before heading over to Heil Valley Ranch just north of town for a first look and couple’s portraits of the bride and groom. The ranch is part of Boulder County public lands and it’s a really cool and fun setting for a wedding shoot.
We then delivered Kara and Todd to Shupe Homestead just in time for wedding party photos and family portraits before the ceremony. It’s been almost two years since we’ve shot a wedding at the homestead, so we were super excited to be back for our third wedding at the venue. An outdoor ceremony on the lawn came next before the guests were ushered across the pond to the reception venue.
The heavy, low-lying smoke from the rampant wild fires in Boulder County and beyond gave the day a sort of ethereal feel. We decided to take the couple out onto the property to see what we could make of sunset. Golden hour was intensified by all of the particulates in the air and we were able to find a silver lining to the fires by taking some dramatic sunset photos that we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to create without the smoke.
After the reception, Kara and Todd’s guests sent them off in style with a sparkler exit leading directly to a BrewHop trolley. The trolley then took the newlyweds and their closest friends and family to the after party. All in all, this summer wedding at Shupe Homestead was a huge success.
Kara and Todd, thank you so much for entrusting us with capturing your big day. We hope our paths cross again down the road!