Alison & Marcus | Wedding {Snowy Range Ski Area}

Doesn’t seem like that long ago that we were spending the afternoon in Happy Jack for Marcus & Alison’s engagement session. We were bundled up, trying to walk around the snow on the ground and seeking out the warmth of that beautiful Wyoming sunshine. Fast forward to their wedding day in THE MIDDLE OF JUNE and it was the same story. These two were actually blessed with SNOW during their beautiful ceremony at the Snowy Range Ski Area. What started as a gorgeous (but chilly) ceremony soon turned into a beautiful sun kissed event. The highlight of their day HAD to be the fact that Alison, who is an extremely talented singer, sang a song to her new husband during their ceremony. Watching the emotion that flooded her face as she sang, coupled with the way Marcus was just beaming with a smile as he watched made it such a memorable wedding moment.

After these two said their ‘I Do’s’ we took them for some bridal formals around the property ending with one of the most awesome vintage mustangs we have ever seen! Gently falling snow, a gorgeous wedding couple AND a vintage mustang? Oh my! After that we headed upstairs as Alison’s Dad Dave, owner of D&L Music in Laramie got the evenings events underway. Thoughtful toasts were followed by a momentous first dance but our FAVORITE reception moment was when Alison & her Dad took the dance floor for the father daughter dance. Rick and I often talk about how becoming parents has affected the way we see and feel a wedding day. As he led Alison around the dance floor Dave just couldn’t help being overcome with emotion. He told us later that he really thought he was ‘ready’ for this dance. Dave knew we were photographing him throughout the dance and the fact that he let go of any inhibition and remained in the moment was absolutely perfect. These photos of the two of them are sure to be some of our most emotive captures for years to come.

Alison & Marcus, we will only the best for you two. We absolutely loved how God is not only first and foremost in your lives but was also first and foremost on your wedding day. Thank you for being good servants to His kingdom. We cannot wait to see what amazing things He has in store for you and your families!

Here is some info on all the fantastic vendors who helped to make their day a success (and of course a few of our favorite photos)

Ceremony & Reception: Snowy Range Ski Area

Dress: David’s Bridal

Grooms Attire: Mountain Valley Bridal

Photography: Ardent Photography

DJ: D&L Music

 

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Sarah & Drew | Engagement {Northern Colorado}

Before we were parent’s Rick and I traveled all over the US shooting weddings. It wasn’t uncommon for us to meet our couple the morning of their big day. This can be challenging at times because weddings are so personal. They are intimate and people really do have to let you into their lives, which allows you to photograph them as they are. This is precisely why we decided a long time ago to include an engagement session free of charge with every one of our wedding photography packages.

Meet Sarah & Drew… Sarah’s mom is an absolute sweetheart and is handling most of the details for their wedding. When they reserved us for their big day, it was actually Sarah’s mom who made all the arrangements. Taking advantage of their complimentary engagement session, these two spent the afternoon in Fort Collins with us searching for gorgeous sunlight. Drew is an engineer and Sarah is a teacher. It was so much fun not only getting to know them but also finding out who they are, what they love and what makes them tick. Now when we all get together at the beginning of August to celebrate (can you believe it is so soon) we won’t be strangers there to photograph their wedding, we will be friends:)

Sarah & Drew, you two are great. Thank you for braving the mosquitos, allowing us to walk you ALL OVER Ft Collins and being so super cool about ‘trespassing’ ;P See you in August!

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