Hayley and Braden’s springtime wedding was my first Colorado wedding, and I think it’s safe to say I am hooked!! From their snowy night proposal, and then their (also snowy!) classic engagements at the Utah State Capitol building, these two have given me such gorgeous locations and moments to photograph! I can’t believe I was lucky enough to be a part of their whole journey – from proposal to the wedding day!
I met up with them the night before the wedding to do a First Look session. I always LOVE first looks with my couples, and when they choose to do a private, formal session before their ceremony it frees us up to be that much more creative with location and timing (hellloooo glowy sunset portraits!), not to mention, we don’t have the pressure of a wedding day timeline rushing us or on-lookers impeding on their privacy. First Look sessions are ALWAYS my favorite. They chose to do their bride and groom portraits at Adams Regional Park near Thurston, Colorado. The sky was perfectly clear, the sun was bright and warm, and the grass and hills were just starting to come out of their winter hiding!
After our evening together, creating stress-free perfectly sunny and warm portraits together, the next afternoon was a bit blustery, windy, and cloudy. After these two newlyweds came happily bounding out of the temple, now officially husband and wife, we got hit with a gust of rain and were even more grateful we had spent the evening before taking portraits together. But still, there is nothing better than the glow that surrounds a couple just after they exit the temple together after pledging forever to each other – even with a bit of rain! The overcast skies made the bridesmaid’s colors just POP, and the wind also gave Hayley’s veil the perfect lift.
Hayley and Braden, thank you for entrusting me with the beautiful gift of being your wedding photographer – especially in Colorado!! I loved the change of scenery, I loved the adventure of driving out there, and I LOVE your images!!