So here is my first wedding post with my new blogging format. It will be appear much shorter than my typically very lengthy posts, but be sure to check the sliding gallery at the bottom to see a ton more photos 🙂 Today’s featured wedding is Christie and Michael’s Colorado golf course wedding. These two were married on a beautiful summer day at Valley Country Club. Their wedding was full of vibrant colors, including the coral bridesmaids dresses, the purples, oranges, and pinks in the lush floral arrangements, and all the greenery of the golf course. Everything looked really beautiful! Christie and Michael really wanted a beautifully colorful sunset too, and boy did we get one. This was the first time (that I can recall) that I pulled a couple out of their reception twice! But Christie and Michael were all for it. We didn’t want to miss out on the colorful sunset photos, and then Christie and Michael really wanted to take some fun and creative wedding sparkler photos. At this point I had photographed numerous sparkler exits, but not any long exposure sparkler shots. Practice makes perfect though! I purchased a video tutorial several months before, bought myself some extra long sparklers, and I practiced. You should have seen me LOL! At this time the house we were living in had a farm behind it, and so I had a lot of open space to run around. My husband was working nights, so I had nobody to help me. So I would set my camera on the tripod and I would run around my backyard, writing with sparklers. Which is way, way more difficult than it seems! You have to write backwards (in cursive) and it’s challenging to know how big to write. One night I was out in my backyard at 2 am, running around in the snow…it was surely a sight 🙂 The night before Christie and Michael’s wedding, Sharee (my assistant photographer) and I practiced together. We even had subjects to “model” for us this time! It was a whole lot more fun than running around my yard by myself. So glad our practice paid off, with one of my most popular Colorado wedding photos to date.
Christie and Michael were such a lovely couple to work with. They were so kind and gracious during the whole process! At the end of the night they ran through the “sparkler tunnel” their guests were making, and made the time to stop, thank me, hug me and even asked for a photo with me 🙂 It really melted my heart, and was one of those little gestures that makes me so grateful to have this wonderful job. Thank you Christie and Michael, it was such an honor to capture your Colorado wedding photography.
Christie’s bouquet was STUNNING!! I especially loved the pale pink orchids. I love when brides want my advice (I have shot nearly 70 weddings and planned my own, so I have a little expertise), and this was one of the things Christie asked me about. I indicated how much I loved colorful bouquets…so glad she went colorful 🙂
Awww…I just love how emotional Christie got walking down the aisle.
The photo below is the one I was blabbering about at the beginning of my post 🙂 This was such a team effort between Sharee and I, and I am so proud of us! And I don’t think the sparkler could have burned out at a more perfect moment. If you would like unique sparkler photos as part of your own Colorado wedding photos, contact me now…I would love to be considered as your wedding photographer!
If you would like to see more of Christie and Michael’s Colorado golf course wedding photos, tap the photo below: [oqeygallery id=1]
Congrats again, Christie and Michael! Wishing you a lifetime of wedding bliss 🙂
Enjoy your weekend, friends! A few Colorado senior photography sessions and a beautiful Colorado wedding (or 2) coming to the blog next week…I hope you will come back.
Christie & Michael’s Dream Team:
Primary photographer: Plum Pretty Photography
Assistant photographer: Sharee Davenport
Ceremony & reception venue: Valley Country Club
Florist: Mainstreet Flower Market
Cake Baker: The Makery Cake Company
Hair and make-up: Stacey James Salon
Videographer: Dry Creek Productions
DJ: DJ Guy