What a way to kick off wedding season!! I was so fortunate to have my favorite second shooter (and production manager), Julia Timmer, a gorgeous venue I’ve been dying to shoot at (Spruce Mountain Ranch), a blue sky summer day, a reception room to die for all done up by some of my favorite wedding industry pros (Table 6 Productions, The Perfect Petal, & LMD Productions) and last but certainly not least, a couple I adore! Tracy and Justin’s day went off without a hitch and Julie and I had plenty of time to capture all of the special details and all the beautiful moments that made this wedding one of a kind. From the moment I stepped onto the grounds of the ranch and saw everyone hustling and bustling and buzzing around building the room from the bare bones up, I knew we were about to have a busy day. Not only did we have our bride and groom, both of their respective families, the wedding party of 12, and all of their guests to photograph, but there were details galore! And that room…wow! From the ranch side ceremony to the crystal chandeliers to the giant centerpieces, to the gondola photo-booth, to the band, to the outdoor dancing pavilion, to the s’more station, there was something to photograph at nearly every moment and from nearly every angle all day long every time I turned around. It was a wonderfully visually and artistically stimulating day for both Julie and I and we worked our buns off! At the end of the night, I remember thinking to myself “my hand is totally aching…this is gonna be good.” If I do say so myself, I think I was right.
Thank you to Tracy and Justin and to ALL of the amazing people that made this wedding day one for the record books. We love you!
If you are curious, here are ALL my favorites from the day, slideshow style, from beginning to end. You will need 13.5 minutes. Enjoy!