Denver Wedding Photographer: On Sept. 27, 2014 Kerry O’Toole and Jamey Young took me on a roller-coaster of emotions as they said their “I do’s.” From nerves, to tears, to loads of smiles and laughter, I think I experienced just about every emotion in the book this wedding day. It’s pretty normal for me to feel the feelings of the people I am photographing (it kinda comes with the territory) but honestly, I wasn’t prepared for the emotional ride that these two lovebirds took me on…
The ceremony was simple and traditional and was held at Our Lady of Fatima in Lakewood. Perhaps it was the fact that this is the same church where Kerry’s father’s funeral service was held 7 years ago. Perhaps it was the look on Jamey’s face as his gorgeous bride was walked down the aisle to him on the arm of her big brother. Or maybe it was the way Kerry’s mom looked at her daughter with so much pride… All I know is, I had goosebumps up and down my entire body and I will never forget choking up behind the camera as I looked through my lens at Jamey choking up while Kerry walked down the aisle to his side.
After the ceremony, Kerry and Jamey hopped in their getaway car that the wedding party had so fabulously decorated for them….and it was all smiles for the next couple of hours! We went to Kerry’s mother’s house with one of the most fabulous backyard garden-scapes I have ever seen for photos. And then it was party-time. Let me say this- these two crazy kids and all of their friends and family most definitely know how to PARTY! With close to 300 guests, the drinks flowed and the dance floor was packed!
And it cannot go without mention that I have now officially witnessed the most AMAZING groom-mother dance of all time! Jamey and his awesome mom did a choreographed mash-up that started with Jamey putting ballet slippers on his mom (like out of dirty dancing) and included all of our favorite 80’s and 90’s dance moves. They brought the house down. Seriously. I hope to God someone got that on video! If they did, it’s probably gone viral by now.
I could go on and on… but I’m sure you are more interested in seeing the photos than in my gushing, so I will cut it short. But before I do, I just want to give a giant THANK YOU to both Kerry and Jamey for being such a fun and darling couple! Thank you for choosing me to document your wedding day. It’s one I will never forget for many reasons. It’s couples like you that keep me passionate about what I do. You both were so real, so vulnerable, and so so lovable! So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. I wish you both all the happiness in the world and a lifetime of adventures together!! Oh, AND, I can’t wait for you to have babies.