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Boulder Sweethearts: Karensa and Elliott’s Engagement

One of the best things about being a wedding photographer in a city like Denver with a fairly tight knit wedding industry is that (for better or worse) a lot of times your professional reputation can precede you.  In the case of wedding planner, Jessica Adler, of JA Special Events, I have heard nothing but rainbows and roses. I have had lots of industry people tell me fantastic things about her over the past several years, but for one reason or another, our paths never actually crossed in real time.  Then one day several months back I got an email from her out of the blue saying basically the same thing from her to me.  I was thrilled when she told me she was interested in working with me and getting to know me better!  And when I met with her bride, Karensa, I instantly knew that Jessica and I were overdue to get on each other’s professional radars.  I tend to believe that the kinds of brides a planner attracts is indicative of who they are and what they are all about.  It’s certainly not always the case, and their have been some pretty stark exceptions, but generally, I find it to be fairly consistent.

Karensa is exactly the kind of easy-going, sweet & lovely bride that I can instantly relate too.  Within minutes of meeting her it became clear to me that not only was Karensa going to book me as her wedding photographer, but that I was about to have a new client (and friend) for life.  We talked about some of the other kinds of photography I do, including baby and family, and I could tell she liked the fact that my clients, once mine, stick with me.

That being the case, of course I wasn’t shocked to find that her fiance, Elliott, was equally charming and friendly.  The three of us (plus their dapper pooch) had a great time together wandering around the mountains behind his parents home in North Boulder and took advantage of the magic hour of evening light for their engagement session.  And when we were finishing up, Karensa asked if I would take a few photos of Elliot playing piano for her.  Of course I was more than happy to!  Not only is Elliott a warm and wonderful man whose love for Karensa practically vibrates off of his being, but he is an EXTREMELY talented pianist as well!  I just wanted to keep taking photos of them so he wouldn’t stop.  🙂  Karensa and Elliott, thank you again for choosing me and I can’t wait to create beautiful wedding art with you and your families in just a few short months.  Jessica, thank you so much for recommending this darling couple to me and I can’t wait to work with you!


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