Jess and Lindsay’s day didn’t start off quite how they planned, the torrential rain all day long threw a bit of a monkey wrench in that! After much wishful thinking and hoping (and tons of analyzing radar screens on smart phones) they decided to bring the ceremony indoors at the cozy Briarwood Inn. The staff and friends and family all pitched in to transform the dining room. They even found a way to hang the 1,000 paper cranes that Jess and Lindsay folded together before the wedding to perfectly adorn the ceremony space.
Ultimately, the day ended up wonderful and I felt honored to bear witness and record the love between these two and their friends and family. I think it’s so awesome that two these two incredible people met by chance while Jess was on a business trip in North Carolina. They didn’t get eachother’s numbers after they had talked all night and parted ways which I think made the Gods of Fate a little peeved that these two didn’t get the message because they brought the two together again a few weeks later when Jess went back to the same restaurant on another business trip! That time they got the hint and it was the start of something beautiful.
Please leave your love and congrats for Jess and Lindsay below after you check out their awesome sneak peak photos!
Christina and Chris celebrated their wedding at the Eagle Vail Pavillion surrounded by family, friends, and of course, mountains! The two couldn’t stop smiling all day—and for good reason! Their “happily ever after” has been a long time in the making. I couldn’t have been more honored to have photographed for them and share in all the love and fun. They put so much heart and soul into all the DIY design elements (I adored the “ski slope” direction signs and the ceremony gateway doors) and even more effot into a beautiful choreographed first dance. Check out their photos below and leave them some love in the comments!
I can’t tell you how much fun I had with Sam & Tim (and their huge fur babies Tank and London) for their enagement session! It was a beautiful day to explore around the Tihsreed Lodge in Florissant, Co. I had done some winter portraits at Tihsreed a few months ago and when Sam told me she was hoping for an engagement session location that celebrated the Colorado mountains and potentially had some awesome turning colored Aspens for Fall, I thought of Tihsreed.
These two highschool sweethearts are so easy going and super sweet with eachother that I couldn’t stop smiling the whole session. Check out their gorgeous photos (complete with some of the most awesome alpenglow I’ve ever seen on Pikes Peak!) and leave them some love in the comments below!
Jess and Lindsay met by chance when Lindsay was on a business trip. Lindsay happened to grab drinks at the same place Jess was at. They noticed eachother immediately and chatted but never got eachothers numbers! But as fate may have it, they both ended up in the same place again, a week later, and in Jess’ words “we’ve been inseparable ever since”!
I mean, basically the universe brought them together and said “here ya go!” and when they didn’t listen, the universe was like “no seriously…HEREYOUGO!”
With a love of exploring, and hiking with eachother (and their fur babies Tucker & Delilah) we had a fabulous time adventuring around Colorado’s stunning Guanella Pass early one Sunday morning. From mountaintops at 11,600+ feet to ice melt river rapids to aspen tree groves, we celebrated their love, adventure session style.
Check out their session below and leave them some love in the comments!
“Hold up, Lisa! You JUST posted an Oatlands wedding the other day, right?!”
Yup! You’re right! A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending my entire weekend at Oatlands. Between weddings and rehearsals, and more weddings it was one fun filled weekend in Leesburg for me! What was awesome about it though was that each wedding was so different! I love the diversity of Oatlands and both wedding ceremonies and receptions were in completely different parts of the gorgeous property.
For Summer and Tim’s wedding, the theme was “You Give Me Butterflies”. Butterflies were everywhere and it was gorgeous! Just wait until you see Summer’s custom created dress that was just FILLED with butterflies! (Seriously, my jaw dropped and it took me a good 10 minutes to pick it up off the floor after seeing this dress.) The couple exchanged heartfelt vows in the gardens before joining their guests for a truly romantic night of dinner and mingling under the canopy of historic trees and starlight.
Check out all the romance and beauty below and leave some love for Summer and Tim in the comments below!