This summer we had a rare opportunity to be guests at a wedding! We were so excited to celebrate Rick’s cousin Nadene’s wedding to her wonderful boyfriend of ten years. This was an occasion that we had been anticipating for a long time, and we couldn’t have been happier for them to officially tie the knot. This beautiful couple had an intimate ceremony in their lovely city of Portland and came back home to Denver to celebrate with all of their family and friends. This backyard wedding celebration was timeless, with live Italian music and Big Band. Rick, Dylan and I danced the night away under the gorgeous Colorado skies, and we managed to take a few photos too. Our little guy was cuttin’ the rug until after midnight! And the party was still going when we finally had to leave to get our son to bed. Congratulations to this timeless couple on an incredible start to their married life together!She is just stunning.A few minutes of downtime before seeing her husband…She’s glowing!The beautiful women of the family.Dylan decided to make a bouquet of his own, while I was photographing the family.This band was amazing! They played a combination of Italian music and Big Band/Swing. Nadene surprised Shane with a performance! She pulled out the trumpet she hadn’t played since high school and took lessons for weeks before the wedding. Their first dance started with her playing, and the band took over as she then joined Shane on the dance floor for a swing dance.Shane was shocked!If I could sum up the event with one image, this would be it.
Rick and I feel so lucky to have been asked to document this beautiful wedding. Besides being gorgeous, the couple (and their families) are some of the warmest, most genuine people you will ever meet. Enjoy these moments from their intimate wedding and celebration in the East Village.Portrait of the BridePortrait of the GroomThe groom waits for the bride to arrive to the Church.Getting the veil in place before the ceremony. I love the bicyclist to the left of the frame!Reflection of the Bride and Her Father seconds before they enter the Church.The Groom sees his Bride.Exiting the ChurchA passing moment, post-ceremonyThis shot was meant to be about the rings, but it became about her expression. So much love in those eyes.The newlyweds in their own sweet world with busy streets of New York whizzing by.Gorgeous bouquet with gradient of colored roses from white to red.Happy.View from the Reception.
Wedding Planning + Design | Rosemary Sullivan
Venue | Middle Collegiate Church + Private Residence, East Village
Hotel | The Nomad
Cake | Empire Cakes
Gown | Aire Barcelona
Makeup | Pretty Like Myself Makeup
Hair | Alex Mnayarji of Alex Anthony Salon
Flowers | Petals & Roots
Food | Mémé Mediterranean
We’re so happy to share these images from a beautiful afternoon in Central Park. After a day of rain, the sun came out to shine on this beautiful couple. We explored some of their favorite spots in the Park and then took a cab to Brooklyn for a view of the city where they met and fell in love. That evening also happened to be the final match of the World Cup, so I couldn’t help but snag the shot of the Germany fans hanging out of their cab on the Brooklyn Bridge!
Congratulations Nadine and Adam! We were honored to document this special time for you!
We had so much fun with this beautiful family who comes to San Diego every Summer for vacation from the heat in Arizona. We had the privilege of photographing them here on this same beach during their visit last year and were thrilled when they contacted us again this year. We shot on the same beach, but this shoot was totally different. With two energetic young boys, sand, water and sun…you are bound to have some fun. Throw in a giant red balloon, and you have an epic evening on the beach!
This is the way I would want to remember my childhood Summers.
There was not a lot of posing on this shoot. There was a lot of laughter.
What I love about this family shot (besides the huge, genuine smiles on their faces), is that their feet are covered in sand. These parents were not worried about the kids staying clean. They wanted them to have fun. Having this attitude on a shoot will guarantee that your photos will capture joy and happiness, which in our minds is the point of documenting this time of your life.
Tickle monster attacks.
It’s not a party unless it ends with some mud flinging.
Dad got splattered, but was totally ok with it.
Walking back to the car, Rick captured a great candid moment of the whole family walking through the grasses.
Enjoy these images of one really happy couple (just look at those smiles, in the images above)! Tara and Dan wanted to do something a little different, so we played around with creating a mini-typology of doors in Balboa Park (collage below). We had so much fun with these guys, and are so looking forward to their upcoming wedding, which we know will be beautiful… stay tuned!