Denver Wedding Photography: On August 2, 2014 the beautiful Kayley Arvizu and her handsome beau, Ryan Slayton, tied the knot at the Chapel at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch and then celebrated with friends and family at Palazzo Verdi in Greenwood Village. I have been spending nearly every weekend this summer in the mountains and it was a refreshing change of pace for me to photograph at two totally new-to-me venues. The church itself was gorgeous! I was in love with the way the stained glass windows framed the alter and when Kayley’s brother and sister played the guitar and piano and sang at the end of the ceremony, everyone, including me, had goosebumps from head to toe. It was a magical and perfect ceremony.
I had fabulous and fun start to the day taking photos of the girls getting ready at the bride’s sisters house down the road, and my associate, Melissa Rich, met the fellas at the church where they put on their tuxes and Ryan handed out gifts. Since the couple didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony, we did a traditional down the aisle first sighting and the looks on both the brides and the grooms faces said it all. There were laughter and tears and the emotions were running high from one end of the spectrum to the other. When Kayley’s dad and brother saw her dressed in her gorgeous wedding gown, the tears sprang into both of their eyes in an instant. And, as Kayley made her way down the aisle, I could see the look in Ryan’s eyes, like, “yeah…. that is MY girl.” He looked so proud! All in all, it was such a sweet and loving day. It was obvious to me that Kayley and Ryan have been through a lot together, and I haven’t a shadow of a doubt that these two are in it for good. Congratulations to Kayley and Ryan! I wish you and your sweet little family a lifetime of happiness and love!