Saddle Ridge Wedding, Beaver Creek: Oh boy! Where do I begin?? Let me start by saying that this was such a fun wedding to photograph and I absolutely fell in LOVE with both Evan and Chris! Besides being an absolutely stunning fall day with a stunning couple so obviously in love (I mean can you really ask for more than that?!?), I had everything I could want to create gorgeous wedding images all day long. I had my fab associate, Melissa Rich on second shooter duty. I had a beautiful first look and lots of time to photograph the wedding party and families. I had the fabulous Heather Dwight, from Calluna Events coordinating everything perfectly. The maid of honor gave the best “speech” I have ever heard. Well, actually it was more like a rap that she created to the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” song. HILARIOUS I must add! The handsome groom, Chris, (also a rockstar-no, seriously) surprised the bride with a song that he sang to her at the reception that knocked everyone’s socks off. It was all-around one of my favs of the year. I clicked instantaneously with both the bride and groom and it didn’t hurt that Evan reminded me so much of one of my best college girlfriends, both in looks and personality, that I felt like I was in some kind of a time-warp- ha!
I am in LOVE with their first look too! Talk about genuine and so so so happy! I literally couldn’t get a bad shot of these two when they saw each other for the first time that day. Have I mentioned that I love doing first looks?? Well, I do. And these two are a perfect example of why.
Evan, originally from Plano TX, and Chris, originally from Lake Forest, IL, actually met in the Colorado mountains about 5 years ago when they were both living and working in Vail via a mutual friend/roommate. Evan says that the night they met, they hit it off immediately and have been creating nonsense together ever since! Four years later on a hike to one of Evan’s favorite places in Beaver Creek, Beaver Lake, Chris proposed. In Evan’s words: “As we were wrapping up to head back down the trail, Chris turned me towards the river that fed into the lake and got down on one knee. This is where I lost it and didn’t even look at the ring nor listen to what he said. I just threw my around around him, instantly crying tears of unbelievable joy. He then joked and asked me if I wanted to see the ring and we started laughing and it was in that moment, we started the journey we are on now!”
Thank you so much to Evan and Chris and both of their wonderful families! Thank you to Heather for all your help with everything! Thank you to Saddle Ridge staff for the delicious food! Thank you to Melissa for being so in sync with me. I certainly can’t do my job in a vacuum and you all made the images captured on this gorgeous day possible. Evan and Chris, I wish you both all the happiness in the Universe! Congratulations!!