Another warm Colorado day for Tina & Jake’s wedding on June 26th, 2010 – and smartly they decided to do all of the formal photos before the wedding… as, just as we were finishing up the clouds started rolling in and just as the ceremony at Chapel Hills of the Nazarene was ending the rain started dumping down. But, by the time we made the trip over to Stonebrook Manor in Thornton, Colorado for the reception – again the sky cleared.
I started out that morning before I met up with the bride for getting ready photos scoping out locations near the church for outdoor photos of the wedding party… and took a nice 20 minute walk around the boardwalk at BarrLake and then off to the church. Just a few images at the church of formal groups before the wedding and then the wedding party followed us out to Barr Lake for some “swamp” photos. The mosquitos were relentless, but with just a little squirming and swatting – we made it through with just a few bites and lots of great photos! The boardwalk there is great to photograph and the moss in the swamp area just happened to match the wedding colors very nicely! The flowers arrived right on time at the church – and looked beautiful – and I was very happy that Tina’s bouquet held up for the outdoor photos so well in the heat. Vickies Flowers took very good care of all the floral details.
Once we made it to the reception at Stonebrook Manor – everything was taken care of as usual – the ballroom looked amazing right down to the amazing cake they provided.
And the wedding day wasn’t the end…. I had such an amazing bridal session with Tina a few weeks after the wedding. With some images at the studio and then some at Cheeseman Park in Denver – it is always a treat to see one of my brides put their beautiful gown on one more time for a love the dress session.