Lovesome Photo Bloghttp://blog.lovesomephoto.com/Most recent blog posts from blog.lovesomephoto.comen-usMon, 17 Sep 2018 19:06:27 +0000Sarah & John's Mountaintop Vail Wedding Deck Celebrationhttp://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2018/sep/17/sarah-johns-mountaintop-vail-wedding-deck-celebration/<p>Oh my gosh&nbsp;guys.</p> <p>I&#8217;m having <span class="caps">THE</span> hardest time picking out all my favorites from Sarah <span class="amp">&amp;</span> John&#8217;s wedding. There are so many beautiful moments I&#8217;m just going to have to spam your eyes with a ton of&nbsp;them!</p> <p>The day started out like most Colorado summer days&#8212;gorgeous! Sarah and John got ready in their separate suites at Antlers in Vail. Then like most summer days in Colorado, Mother Nature decided to pull some rain pranks on us. Thankfully, the rain cleared for their adorable first look by the creek but a thunderstorm rolled in as we ran for cover in Vail Village while we waiting for the gondola to open back up. No worries though because despite the rain, there was still some gorgeous light to be found in the village!<br /><br />Once we finally managed to get on a running gondola and make it to the top we had a blast taking photos! Sarah and John are so sweet with each other and were down for anything if it meant beautiful photos! Plus, Vail is nothing short of stunning. And with multiple bands of storms coming through, it was quite fun (and funny!) alternating dogdging the bands versus utilizing their dramatic beauty in the backdrops of the photos. Sarah and John made everyone&#8217;s life easy by taking everything in stride with a smile and adapting as we would run inside and go back out. Major kudos to&nbsp;them!</p> <p>Thankfully, the rain cleared after their traditional tea ceremony just in time for their ceremony on the wedding deck. (And really&#8230;I dare you to find a prettier spot than the wedding deck at Vail!) The ceremony kicked off with two adorably stylish ring bearers and the most adorable flower girls carrying unicorn bubble guns (<span class="caps">GENIUS</span>!) and was filled with smiles, laughter, and love&nbsp;throughout.</p> <p>Rain came (yes, again) after their ceremony during their cocktail hour but the universe had a gift for us. In the middle of their first dance a <span class="caps">MASSIVE</span> double rainbow appeared right on the mountain top. It was stunning! Sarah and John asked if we could go out and take photos and I was skeptical. Usually rainbows are extremely fleeting and very hard to photograph. Bright skies behind tend to wash out the colors. But, like any person with a brain I said &#8220;if we hurry, we can&nbsp;try!&#8221;</p> <p>We ended up bolting down the stairs. And I mean bolting. Sarah deserves Bride of the Century as she not only ran down the stairs and outside but also down the mountainside in her high heels chasing these&nbsp;rainbows!</p> <p>To my amazement, they were still there and still going strong. <span class="caps">PLUS</span>, the storm was sitting behind in the background keeping the sky darker so the colors were still insanely vibrant and amazing. We got in a bunch of photos and then we decided to chase it further down the mountain to get a view without chair lifts as well. <span class="caps">STILL</span> the rainbow was going strong. It was truly something&nbsp;special.</p> <p>To top it all off, the stars were amazing that night and we were able to create an amazing Milky Way photo to end the&nbsp;evening.</p> <p>What a truly blessed&nbsp;day!</p> <p>Check out the rest of their photos below and leave some love in the&nbsp;comments!</p> <p><strong>Vendor Role&nbsp;Call:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.vail.com/explore-the-resort/about-the-resort/groups-and-weddings/weddings.aspx" target="_blank" title="Vail Weddings">Vail Wedding Deck</a> - coordinator&nbsp;Courtney</p> <p>Hair and Makeup - <a href="https://www.beautybybelviso.com/" target="_blank" title="BelViso">Bel&nbsp;Viso</a></p> <p>Florist - <a href="http://becsblossoms.com/" target="_blank" title="Florist">Bec&#8217;s&nbsp;Blossoms</a></p> <p>Cake - <a href="http://www.cornerstonechocolates.com/" target="_blank" title="Cornerstone Chocolates">Cornerstone Chocolates <span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;Confections</a></p> <p>Music - <a href="https://www.oncueentertainment.com/" target="_blank" title="On Cue Entertainment">On Cue Entertainment</a>, <a href="https://www.spinphonystrings.com/" target="_blank" title="Spinphony">Spinphony</a></p> <p><span class="caps">DJ</span> <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Photobooth - <a href="https://www.allstardjsco.com/" target="_blank" title="All Star DJs">All Star&nbsp;DJs</a></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/09/17/large_c06c9aa016ebd2df58de.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/09/17/large_ed9b809680f41f487a6b.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/09/17/large_11cdf91d25ef2ba83c86.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/09/17/large_5ce180af89897ea24062.jpg" /></p> <p><img 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+0000http://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2018/sep/17/sarah-johns-mountaintop-vail-wedding-deck-celebration/Kristin & Peter's Camp Hale Weddinghttp://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2018/aug/22/kristin-peters-camp-hale-wedding/<p>Kristin <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Peter&#8217;s wedding was one for the history books, for sure! The day started out beautifully while they both got ready in the always stunning Vail village. We then headed up the pass to historic Camp Hale for the rest of the day&#8217;s festivities. Everyone was excited to watch their first look and take some photos as rainstorms were approaching <span class="caps">FAST</span> on the radar. If you know Colorado, you know that storms can strike quickly, especiallly at 10,000 feet in the middle of the gorgeous Rocky&nbsp;Mountains!</p> <p>We had a blast with photos. Kristin and Peter have a beautiful, sweet kind of love that you can just tell by looking at them runs deep and true. With their friendship starting back in school at Colorado College and growing into real love over the years, they&#8217;ve formed an amazing bond that&#8217;s carried them all over the country. As a photographer, I had a great time exploring Camp Hale and photographing them all over. Everywhere you look is another beautiful view. Add two cute lovebirds and my job was&nbsp;bliss!</p> <p>As we finished up photos with their (awesome) bridal party, it started to rain. We all ran for cover in the cabins and thankfully, the skies dried up as we approached ceremony time. Guests made the walk over the bridge to the little island where the ceremony would take place and anxiously awaited the start of the ceremony. The music started, the bridal party headed for the aisle and <span class="caps">BOOM</span>! Thunder. Rain.&nbsp;Wind.</p> <p>In true Colorado style (after the initial squeals and shrieks from the guests) everyone grabbed their umbrellas and jackets and just laughed as the ceremony kept going! Later, I heard that despite being apart while staging for the ceremony, with heavy clounds looming overhead, both Peter <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Kristin said &#8220;let&#8217;s do this!&#8221; when given the option to wait or move it&nbsp;indoors.</p> <p>Although I&#8217;ve photographed many forms of crazy weather during a ceremony, this was a first of this kind of storm. Sideways rain. Wind so bad umbrellas were breaking everywhere. Thunder. Mother Nature was putting on quite a show! Plus, I got to practice my skills of holding&nbsp; golf umbrella between my neck and shoulder while shooting, so that&#8217;s a new skill to add to the resume! Ha ha!<br /><br />Peter <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Kristin didn&#8217;t shy away from it one bit. They didn&#8217;t shorten their ceremony. They didn&#8217;t complain or cry like I often see happen with inclement weather situations. They laughed and smiled, took it all in, and joked about how this was one for the history books. It&#8217;s that kind of attitude that I admire and will certainly carry them far in their life together. It was a beautiful moment to watch them, happy through it all, surrounded by friends and family (also happy and laughing through it&nbsp;all).</p> <p>It rained off and on the rest of the night but that didn&#8217;t stop anyone from having a blast. This crew knows how to party! Also&#8230;small, little known fact, Kristin is quite the performer. She grabbed the mic and serenaded the crowd with a cover of Salt-n-Peppa&#8217;s &#8220;Shoop&#8221;. It was&nbsp;awesome.</p> <p>We ended the night with a fun photoshoot in the couple&#8217;s camper van. It&#8217;s a beloved part of their lives and at the wedding (when it wasn&#8217;t raining!) It functioned as a fun selfie booth. I was so happy the skies had cleared and some stars had come out for the grand&nbsp;finale.</p> <p>Take a peek at the rest of the photos below and leave them some love in the&nbsp;comments!</p> <p>Vendor Roll&nbsp;Call:</p> <p>Planner: <a href="https://www.theday-of.com/" target="_blank" title="The Day Of">The Day&nbsp;Of</a></p> <p>Venue: <a href="http://www.novaguides.com/camp-hale-lodge/weddings/" target="_blank" title="Camp Hale Weddings">Camp Hale&nbsp;Weddings</a></p> <p>Hair <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Makeup: <a href="http://bcbsalon.com/%20" target="_blank" title="Breck Chopping Block">Breck Chopping&nbsp;Block</a></p> <p>Floral: <a href="https://www.reveriefloral.com/%20" title="Reverie Floral">Reverie&nbsp;Floral</a></p> <p><span class="caps">DJ</span>: <a href="http://th-entertainment.com/" title="TH Entertainment"><span class="caps">TH</span>&nbsp;Entertainment</a></p> <p>Catering: <a href="http://www.vailcateringconcepts.com/%20" target="_blank" title="Vail Catering Concepts">Vail Catering&nbsp;Concepts</a></p> <p>Rentals: <a href="https://myfotojournal.com/myblogs/softbox/posts/new/alpineparty.com" target="_blank" title="Alpine Party">Alpine Party&nbsp;Rentals</a></p> <p>Dessert: <a href="https://myfotojournal.com/myblogs/softbox/posts/new/Rolling%20Pin%20Bake%20Shop" target="_blank" title="Rolling Pin Bake Shop">Rolling Pin Bake&nbsp;Shop</a></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/08/22/large_9af494c1634effcbed4d.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/08/22/large_26698fbd6eb0142a43af.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/08/22/large_8cd7ff4db3346048154e.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/08/22/large_50f092c25827ddb58a87.jpg" /></p> <p><img 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src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/08/22/large_98568cb02714eaa8a1a3.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/08/22/large_10321424ab3f2bc64527.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/08/22/large_394c3ce95327e74f303e.jpg" /></p> Wed, 22 Aug 2018 18:44:00 +0000http://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2018/aug/22/kristin-peters-camp-hale-wedding/Morgan and Daniel's Bluemont Vineyard Weddinghttp://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2018/jul/26/morgan-and-daniels-bluemont-vineyard-wedding/<p>Mogand and Daniel are two of the nicest, most down to earth people you could meet. Their wedding day was low key and relaxed and totally focused on spending quality time with their friends and family. They held it at Bluemont Winery, another one of my favorite Virginia vineyards (so much so they were the wine provider at <span class="caps">MY</span> wedding, as well!) and although the day was scorching hot, as soon started to go down it was gorgeous out and everyone enjoyed the beautiful outdoors <span class="caps">AND</span> indoors! They had a cocktail style reception with an awesome assortment of delicious sliders and sides to eat while everyone relaxed and caught up with one&nbsp;another.</p> <p>Check out their photos below and leave them some love in the&nbsp;comments!</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_33db0371c57a330a1fd2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_b22ff8fec05575fd3dd6.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_3debebddefc84812881c.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_66615bb976d0e1a7824a.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_4df62398bd4e5016028d.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_05c83ffeef66c271d06a.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_174e91dac77ab916d2d4.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_ad26a886b0545705dc0f.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_3f5aff0374e29bddb81d.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_17d01e25049daa25ace2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_5695ac97475e46c207dd.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_ed454a8b65323d60ee91.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_416a77900cdc4e287598.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_70845f1cea08f556bcb1.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_8864790f04ac498adb24.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_f77b8bc59f88eae5fa76.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_bf3b66119f88fd67bb32.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_b8cc1c8f13d9e65458f7.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_1f34f83a4f4e9546954e.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_107d0b230cce626e069b.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_175155fef76f42faef26.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_91c1bf821a70c7e7e850.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_7472c3e8cbb2c3956042.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_86aa99884a4c2fea3b26.jpg" /></p> Thu, 26 Jul 2018 18:43:51 +0000http://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2018/jul/26/morgan-and-daniels-bluemont-vineyard-wedding/Maddie and Manoli's Stone Tower Winery Weddinghttp://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2018/jul/26/Maddie-and-Manolis-Stone-Tower-Winery-Wedding/<p>&nbsp;I can&#8217;t even begin to tell you what a fun day Maddie and Manoli&#8217;s wedding was! This was a huge wedding and I had the honor of being there almost twice as long as I normally am, so lucky for you that means <span class="caps">TONS</span> of awesome photos!<br /><br />We started out the day with the ladies getting ready. Maddies team of girls were awesome, adorable, and super supportive of her. Their reactions to her big reveal were so sweet and sincere and their excitement at spying on the first look was contagious! Speaking of first looks, Manoli&#8217;s&nbsp; (usually a &#8220;guy&#8217;s guy&#8221;) reaction to seeing his gorgeous bride made me choke up, too! Then he did it again to me with tears in his eyes as she walked down the aisle of their Greek Orthodox ceremony. So sweet!<br /><br />The couple and their friends definitely put the party in wedding party after the ceremony, starting off with a jam/karaoke session in the limo (so much fun to watch!) followed by just an amazingly fun dance party at the reception back at <a href="http://www.stonetowerwinery.com/" target="_blank" title="Stone Tower Winery">Stone Tower Winery</a>. Stone Tower (one of my favorite wineries in Virginia) delivered on being an aweome place to host a wedding with an unrivialed location in beauty and, of course, delicious wine! Victoria from <a href="http://www.perfect-detail.com/" target="_blank" title="Perfect Detail Event Planning">Perfect Detail Event Planning</a> kept the night running smoothly and made sure everyone was having a great time.&nbsp; Check out their photos below and leave them some love in the&nbsp;comments!</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_94ac9e00841c23ea2d71.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_f8ea1e743e71c1647673.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_140f97bfb4a5568b3385.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_4d7210126728fd3cc2c5.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_396a4e5e2cd2c3dafb43.jpg" /></p> <p><img 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Truly. These two just radiate joy and love and it&#8217;s absolutely infectious! They initially were planning a vacation until one day they thought, why not get married while they were at it? They both loved the area and as a longtime couple, it was much overdue in making it&nbsp;official.</p> <p>I couldn&#8217;t be more happy for these two. From my time with them it&#8217;s clear they are each other&#8217;s rock as well as their one and only. I wish for all couples to have a love like&nbsp;theirs!</p> <p>Check out their photos below and leave them some love in the&nbsp;comments!</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_ebecf9942b411cb74646.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_edf6e71f2c149d1d62d5.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_ec2ac7645f2eb5a3cf72.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_a17241da9908c91ae414.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_8b887b76563f371da3cb.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_9d2c7909c206bffc0127.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_ac5a20fcabf82152736c.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_5fd1902da7151861cd47.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_2dd1c74605db8eb93ef9.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_bffcf3a1d06b468d4a56.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_459be22c6e6f6028fac1.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_ca9d186b9882eae6ccfa.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_f74ea87e478dd18a2b53.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_355c2a7f9aeae2b96592.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_e4558e289dc883f7703c.jpg" /></p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:52:00 +0000http://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2018/jul/18/cyndi-ruths-sapphire-point-wedding/Ashley & Eric's Self Affirmation Ceremony On Lake Dillon & Tenderfoot Mountainhttp://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2018/jul/08/ashley-erics-self-affirmation-ceremony-lake-dillon-tenderfoot-mountain/<p>When Ashley first contacted me to shoot photos of her and Eric&#8217;s self affirmation ceremony I was super excited. Self affirmation ceremonies are a little like unicorns in the wedding industry. It&#8217;s this fantastic idea that&#8217;s wholly romantic yet very elusive and rarely seen. I love the idea of two people coming together with literally nothing else mattering but their vows to eachother. No fuss. No huge expense. Just very personal and&nbsp;meaningful.</p> <p>Given the levity of self affirmation ceremonies, the honor of photographing them isn&#8217;t lost on me. As the singular witness to this beautiful moment, the task to capture it faithfullly and beautifully falls soley on me. There&#8217;s no guest stories and memories of the day, just Ashley <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Eric&#8217;s experience and my photos. I had an awesome time with these two hiking Tenderfoot Mountain in Dillon, Colorado to the spot they chose for this occasion. We journeyed through aspen groves and under towering lodgepole pines to get to the overlook with breathtaking 180 degree views from Keystone mountain, to the Tenmile Range, to Buffalo Mountain in&nbsp;Silverthorne.</p> <p>Check out their photos below and leave them some love in the&nbsp;comments!</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_60fd2b033ff0430dfbe6.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_01075f0adc6a4190c94c.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_295a5d7812870b01186c.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_46d742edeb9e674b3ff8.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_256c895d6ea7fb7a88f6.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_cad7c37db5ced3cf311a.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_351addcb6d5825ecacd6.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_678e5658be92b030d9ad.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_633b1dd0feb568a9f7f9.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_3a4efe5a5b31404f2685.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_ffb73bfff026c7ead6fa.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_39ea9f01ae059be3b638.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_fa7499ef2eab76f1a0dc.jpg" /></p> Sun, 08 Jul 2018 17:11:02 +0000http://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2018/jul/08/ashley-erics-self-affirmation-ceremony-lake-dillon-tenderfoot-mountain/Bridesmaid Gift Ideashttp://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2018/may/04/bridesmaid-gift-ideas/<p>Last year I had the opportunity to write about a company called Groovy Guy Gifts and how they have some really nice ideas for groomsmen gifts. (You can check out the post <a href="http://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2017/nov/30/groomsmen-gift-idea/" target="_blank" title="Groovy Guy Gift Review">here</a>!) Well, recently, I found out that they now have another division, Bridesmaid Gift Boutique, <span class="caps">ALSO</span> with some really sweet options and they sent me some to try out and share with&nbsp;you!</p> <p>One thing I&#8217;ve seen a lot of in the last few years is the trend of a bride and her maids all getting ready in cute little matching robes. Although it&#8217;s been a trend, I see it as a new tradition forming. I truly don&#8217;t think it&#8217;s going anywhere. Not only does it make for great photos to have everyone &#8220;put together&#8221; in a pretty robe vs. in running shorts and tank tops, it&#8217;s a practical memento that can be used long after the&nbsp;wedding.</p> <p>Bridesmaid Gift Boutique has an adorable box set (Yay! No having to go buy more giftwrap!) of a robe and tumbler called <a href="https://www.bridesmaidgiftsboutique.com/products/dazzling-duo" target="_blank" title="Dazzling Duo gift set">The Dazzling Duo</a>. The set is customizable with different glitter/metallics and appliques, so you can match to your wedding theme or customize for each girl. I chose a classic navy and silver because as pretty as I think gold is&#8230;I&#8217;m just not a gold girl. The robe arrived and was super silky soft. They say one size fits most and as a <span class="caps">NON</span> petit person (I&#8217;m 5&#8217; 8&#8221;) it fit well (with room to spare) and landed about 3ish inches below my fingertips. While I won&#8217;t be doing any cartwheels at that length, it was still long enough for me to feel that modesty was still in tact! I love the tumbler that came with it, too! (We all know how important it is to stay hydrated on wedding day!) <span class="caps">BPA</span> free and insulated it also comes with a reusable straw so I can feel good that I&#8217;m not contributing to some poor sea turtle getting a straw stuck up it&#8217;s nose (or worse) when a standard disposable straw gets thrown out. I also love that it fits a standard size cup holder so it&#8217;s easy to take with me in the car. The only thing to make the tumbler better would be if it were able to be thrown in the dishwasher. It&#8217;s not the end of the world, I already have several other tumblers that are hand wash only, but it would be a nice upgrade potentially in the&nbsp;future.</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/05/04/large_2131dee9f8704269ef76.jpg" /></p> <p>The gift box was beautiful and&nbsp;sturdy. </p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/05/04/large_d51435658867f4cdbb4b.jpg" /></p> <p>You can arrange the gifts how you like inside. They even gave me a tube of crinkle paper for some extra gift&nbsp;pizzaz.&nbsp; </p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/05/04/large_bd39f87e00fac0de0665.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;The robe was quite pretty and soft. Win and win in my&nbsp;book!</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/05/04/large_23dc5992fe948440ca5e.jpg" /></p> <p>The silver monogram applique felt of good quality and not in danger of peeling off in the first wash. It looked subtle but pretty in the&nbsp;silver.</p> <p>If you think this gift would be perfect for your bridesmaids, go ahead and check out <a href="https://www.bridesmaidgiftsboutique.com/" target="_blank" title="Bridesmaid Gift Boutique">Bridesmaids Gift Boutique </a>for this gift and many&nbsp;more!</p> Fri, 04 May 2018 21:55:36 +0000http://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2018/may/04/bridesmaid-gift-ideas/Susanne & Wes: Adventure Time!http://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2018/mar/12/susanne-wes-adventure-time/<p>Words can&#8217;t express to you how happy I was that these two won my free adventure session giveaway from a local bridal show in Boulder, Colorado recently. In the hundreds of people you meet in a day at these shows, Susanne <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Wes stood out in my memory because they had such a great energy when we spoke. They were fun and chill, and best of all they spoke to me about how they didn&#8217;t want a large wedding and they really wanted to focus on giving back to the community they love in Colorado. Which is why after their small wedding ceremony they&#8217;re planning on spending the rest of their wedding day volunteering and helping out! <span class="caps">SO</span>&nbsp;awesome!</p> <p>So when it came time for me to draw names out of the hat, I couldn&#8217;t have been more excited that their names popped out. It was even more adorable after I emailed to let them know the response I got from Susanne was: <em>&#8220;<span class="caps">YYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY</span>!!!!!!!! I&#8217;m so excited that I had to run a few buildings over and just about tackle Wes out of his chair.&#8221; </em><em></em>Totally made my&nbsp;day.</p> <p>After much thinking on what would be a great adventure that would represent something the two of them love doing together, we finally settled on skiing. The two actually met on a group ski outing so it couldn&#8217;t have been more perfect of an activity to celebrate their engagement. Thankfully, Mother Nature gave us a jaw dropping gorgeous blue bird day to help in the celebration and I think you&#8217;ll be able to tell from the photos below, we had an aweome time. Check out their photos below and don&#8217;t forget to leave some love in the comments below for Susanne and&nbsp;Wes!</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/03/12/large_f2c085850e49dc51fa7f.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/03/12/large_16e12d1c2e3dfa2380e0.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/03/12/large_134c9522be8554125960.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/03/12/large_867dc014d9ed6b7199ab.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/03/12/large_d9699c178aea3e87b144.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/03/12/large_aa4d52222c4285f53808.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/03/12/large_58f51532b76e16bb9fda.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/03/12/large_53159518a0828772f281.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/03/12/large_8d94c1eec3fae17571ff.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/03/12/large_ef850c1fd66bed5daabd.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/03/12/large_12378ff0e766feb50f42.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/03/12/large_72766fb33d7333b999b4.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/03/12/large_632677296f04b6415d36.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/03/12/large_0462c259dc759c6b20e8.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/03/12/large_6ab410a3cfa9cbbaa971.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/03/12/large_68bf74fd1ae39eda180c.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/03/12/large_b5ed907d9718aed24659.jpg" /></p> <p><span class="caps">PS</span>: I&#8217;m available for adventure sessions anywhere, anytime! Reach out today to start planning&nbsp;yours!</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:32:54 +0000http://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2018/mar/12/susanne-wes-adventure-time/Groomsmen Gift Ideahttp://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2017/nov/30/groomsmen-gift-idea/<p>I&#8217;ve been photographing weddings since 2004. To date, I&#8217;ve had the honor of photographing more than 400 weddings. Which means, I&#8217;ve seen a <span class="caps">LOT</span> of stuff. Good stuff. Bad stuff. Awesome stuff. Sweet stuff. Cool stuff. Lots and lots of stuff. One of the things which I see a lot of are bridal party gifts. I feel like girls have the gift thing down pretty pat. There are tons of cute options that are all ending up being useful, but guys? Well&#8230;sometimes the guys need a little help. I mean, really&#8230;tie clips? No offense to anyone out there, but everytime I see a guy get a tie clip, I just envision collections of them ending up in the bottom of a drawer somewhere never to be looked at or used again. Maaaaybe that&#8217;s just me and my experience having recently found my husband&#8217;s stash of tie clips, but I&nbsp;digress.</p> <p>My point is, why not get your groomsmen something that is not just cool, but useful? Something that won&#8217;t end up held captive in a junk drawer. You love these awesome dudes in your life so much you want them standing with you at this very important moment (annnnd you&#8217;re spending hard earned moolah on them as well), it&#8217;s time to make it worth it! Enter: <a href="https://www.groovyguygifts.com/" target="_blank" title="Groovy Guy Gifts Main Site">Groovy Guy Gifts</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>I have to admit I didn&#8217;t know anything about them when we met and they asked me what I thought of their products. Of course, I can&#8217;t give feedback without trying out some stuff, so I took a look at the stuff they have. Wow! So much more cool stuff that was waaaay better than what was available in 2007 when I was looking for my own wedding! Most of their stuff has a refined, rustic feel which works for &#8220;man&#8221; gifts, but the big bonus is that they&#8217;re pretty much all things you can envision guys actually enjoying and using&nbsp;again.</p> <p>I decided to try the whiskey rocks (not so secret, secret: I <span class="caps">LOVE</span> whiskey). Truthfully, I&#8217;ve been wondering what the hype is about as I know they hit the market hard a few years ago. I couldn&#8217;t get past thinking they must give off some kind of taste or something and I just muddled along with my ice. So I thought this was the perfect opportunity to give it a go. When the rocks arrived, the etching they had done on them was beautiful. The stones were nicely uniform (about a cubic inch big or so) and just plain looked cool. After giving them a quick wash and dry with some dish soap I tossed them in the freezer. I ended up pouring one of my favoite whiskeys over them. Since I know the flavor profile so well, I figured I&#8217;d be better able to tell if the rocks altered anything taste&nbsp;wise&#8230;</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/11/30/large_102845c009e5e3a4cf1f.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/11/30/large_111b4a61c40aa4d703db.jpg" /></p> <p>Well&#8230;I was kinda right. They did change the taste, but for the better! I didn&#8217;t realize how much the ice was <span class="caps">OVER</span> chilling the whiskey and masking some of the more subtle flavors and characteristics. The rocks didn&#8217;t chill it&#8230;more like cooled it. Probably what I imagine to be more of a &#8220;proper&#8221; tasting level. (Full disclosure: I&#8217;m <span class="caps">NOT</span> a whiskey expert and don&#8217;t claim to be, I just am a big fan who likes all kinds of it!) The stones were not awkward at all in the cup (I worried about them clanking around or smashing my teeth but there were no such issues). They also kept their chill for quite a while. I love how start to finish, the glass was &#8220;pure&#8221; and as it should&nbsp;be.</p> <p>So, if you&#8217;re in the market for a cool groomsman gift (or really any &#8220;man&#8221; gift) and that guy happens to enjoy some whiskey from time to time, you might want to check out these rocks from <a href="https://www.groovyguygifts.com/collections/affordable-man-gifts-personalized/products/set-three-whiskey-stones" target="_blank" title="Groovy Guy Gifts Whiskey Stones">Groovy Guy Gifts</a>. They were great and also, more affordable than many that I&#8217;ve seen sold in stores, even with the personalization! Winning all&nbsp;around!</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 22:24:53 +0000http://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2017/nov/30/groomsmen-gift-idea/Sarah & Eric's Wedding: Rust Manorhttp://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2017/oct/21/sarah-erics-wedding-rust-manor/<p>Sarah and Eric&#8217;s wedding day was gorgeous! Sunshine and blue skies (and of course a healthy dose of happy friends and family scattered all about). Rust Manor in Leesburg, <span class="caps">VA</span> was the perfect setting for these two love birds to share their vows to eachother. I was swooning over Sarah&#8217;s ridiculously gorgeous lace dress (that she totally rocked) and I had loved Eric&#8217;s two tone navy/black tux&#8230;both of which were classic with a twist of modern! Eric happens to be a super talented professional opera singer (as are several of their friends) so you could imagine how awesome it was when Eric and his friends spontaneously serenaded Sarah in the reception&#8230;so awesome! (Not to mention, this crowd could&nbsp;<span class="caps">DANCE</span>!)</p> <p>Check out their photos below and leave them some love in the&nbsp;comments!</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_4dd3bb9e9717ff0f7ff5.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_7bd3872b7706ea1bbea3.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_c8664fecf82e12817ce1.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_151f6d17f4662c4b275c.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_e74d2065094b1dbaae67.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_3da41106f1bb71488a03.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_b1a67c95f6a419c4e48e.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_3915c49d30e5db376d69.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_ba2627d129e46cf7cbf5.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_e67b5be2148f20996e92.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_cda23d41a21a4c0bf6c5.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_a017a0847fa2138d9950.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_8c19eb95a28c9cb32f0e.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_59a63da46a8f81a34e46.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_6b6a838f1a20721e7e5b.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_a694289c45174fc1eaed.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_fe2994d7a53a19d39386.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_27844c841f6c4e431560.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_19d4702c4955903bc8b9.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_971b338ef65c036d9a61.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_cdb1bdd8b26b799350bf.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_c7492d02c608f8c34ad3.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_8c40ed755077db2c8acb.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_d464ea292c87a9afc185.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_6cef1ccbfe510cac734a.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_0ded4858e661b2c0112a.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_5784c29481b380763ade.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_59959476c3e774768073.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_4183a60eb80ec599a83f.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_1fce1577e0a8483df565.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_b77ad6fae2fcbc156591.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_7c023dd8c1d420383935.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2017/10/21/large_dc9c59a28fdae3be6950.jpg" /></p> Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:39:00 +0000http://blog.lovesomephoto.com/2017/oct/21/sarah-erics-wedding-rust-manor/