Amy and Travis’s October 5th Crooked Willow Wedding was another one of my favorites this year! I absolutely loved working with this bride and groom and their love for each other was a plain as day. Not only that, but Crooked Willow Farms is a favorite venue of mine in Colorado in the sense that there are so many ways to set it up ans so many awesome places to take photos. And despite the near freezing temperatures that day, we were able to capture some gorgeous outdoor shots with the fall colors. Ann Marlin and Jill Kull from Cloud 9 Bliss were the brilliant coordinators that pulled it all together and designed both the ceremony site and the reception room were both “firsts” for me at that venue. I loved the way the long family style tables looked in that room. It was also the first time I have photographed a ceremony in Lola’s loft, which is generally the dancing area, and thanks to the beautiful lighting efforts by LMD productions, it was actually a lot easier than I had originally anticipated. The most difficult part about it was not being able to navigate around the edges like I normally do to get different angles. But given the large number of guests, there was no other way to set it up. When I realized I was going to be stuck in one spot (up front) I had to get creative and think on my feet. It turned out the best spot to get the ceremony photos I love to take, was from behind the wedding party. up against the back wall. And because I had my favorite right hand gal (and studio manager) Julia Timmer, totally backing me up with the center aisle post, we were able to get all the important images regardless of the tight quarters and tricky lighting scenario.
My favorite hairstylist in Denver, Erin Ferris, did a gorgeous job on the brides hair and Keegan Steele did flawless airbrush foundation make-up on all the ladies. Everyone looked stunning! The perfect Petal did an outstanding job (as always!) on all the florals. Epicurean Catering served up a delicious meal, and Mulberris Cake shop made the delightfully simple and sweet wedding cake. For the reception; Dueling Pianos!…just like on the couple’s first date at Sing Sing. That was a first time I had seen that done at a reception and it was a blast. The party was a huge success and everyone danced their butts off all night long.
I absolutely love working with such a talented and professional team of vendors. It makes my job as a wedding photographer so much fun. Great job everyone!! It was an A-team effort for sure. And to the lovely couple, Amy and Travis, thank you for being such good sports and braving the cold with me. I wish you all the best in your life! Please call me when it’s time to expand the family.