Have you ever had something wonderful land in your lap that was entirely unexpected? Helen and Dan’s wedding was that for me this year! September is always one of those “crazy” wedding season months here in Colorado, and not without good reason. We have “picture perfect” weather… very low chance of rain, warm days, not too cool nights. But, it just so happened that Sept. 11 fell on a Saturday this year and as you might imagine, most of the wedding vendors and venues had availability. Helen and Dan got married in June of this year, they eloped while in London, but wanted to have a big party to celebrate with all their friends and family. Their vision was a “farm” feeling where their guests could relax and experience a weekend of CO beauty. Well, Crooked Willow Farms was available on Sept. 11th and it was an absolutely perfect fit. They booked it and the whirlwind planning began. When I met with Helen for the first time in my studio, we hit it off immediately. And after the engagement session and then a boudoir session, I knew we were a match made. I feel like I must have known Helen in a previous life or something. Anyway, as it ended up, I spent three days at Crooked Willow with the charming Brendan, the wonderful staff from Epicurean and Design Works, and the perfectly organized Kathy Vaughn, from A Beautiful Memory, who coordinated everything so wonderfully, shooting my heart out. There was fishing and camels, campfires and dancing, drinking and eating, laughing and singing, and everything in between that you can think of. It was a BLAST and I am so honored to have been there to experience it all too. I just love Helen and Dan and I am looking forward to a lifetime friendship with them both. Check out their amazing Colorado wedding weekend set to music here (Slideshow). And although it was nearly impossible to choose for this post, here are a “few” of my favorite images from the weekend. You might notice my obsession with the camels. They were so sweet! Thanks to everyone involved…We made an awesome team!