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Monthly Archives: August 2009

{Sunset Amphitheater & Chataqua Wedding Photographer} Boulder Wedding Ryan+ Carrie

I’ve never seen a bride smile so much, as I did on August 15th when my long time friend, Carrie married someone, whom I consider my closest friend, my brother Ryan.  These two are amazing for one another and can always be found laughing together, drinking wine or traveling the globe.  Of course that is when Ryan isn’t busy with global domination and Carrie wasn’t working on her one of a kind couture gown!  The embroidery alone took 35 people two weeks in India to finish!  She used to work for Marc Jacobs in NYC and still had great connections, so when she needed her embroidery done ASAP, she knew the right person to contact.   He put other designers work on hold to get her beading done in time!  Unfortunately, these pictures don’t do her gown justice, so be sure to check back for images of her gown and her custom designed ring too!

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I loved her vintage cowgirl boots too!  They were from Billings, MT where her sister and my close friend Lea works as a ceramic professor.

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Lea and I praying for Carrie...

Lea and I praying for Carrie...

She looked gorgeous!

She looked gorgeous!

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The guys hiked up to the Sunrise Amphitheater at Flagstaff before the ceremony…only my brother would conquer the mountain before saying his vows!

Go big or go home is what my brother would say, so I picked two groomsmen!

Go big or go home is what my brother would say, so I picked two groomsmen!

Seeing his bride for the first time...

Seeing his bride for the first time...

"We've waited 29 years for this day," stated her father...

"We've waited 29 years for this day," stated her father...

a sweet moment before giving her away...

a sweet moment before giving her away...

I couldn't stop crying...I was so excited to see my brother commit his life to Carrie!

I couldn't stop crying...I was so excited to see my brother commit his life to Carrie!

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they couldn't be happier...

they couldn't be happier...

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love this one!

love this one!

me at work!

me at work!

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another favorite!

another favorite!

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My Grandmother made the cake, which was beautiful & yummy!  Here is Carrie seeing it for the first time.

My Grandmother made the cake, which was beautiful & yummy! Here is Carrie seeing it for the first time.

first dance...

first dance...

my cousin, Patrick caught the boquet!

my cousin, Patrick caught the bouquet!

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I have to admit it was a little difficult being in the wedding, help coordinate and photographing, but a number of friends, family and my amazing husband, Wade really stepped up to cover the event that I couldn’t shoot.  A special thanks to everyone that helped including Carrie’s good friend Rachel for photographing the rehearsal and ceremony, my Aunt Rose who captured me crying when I thought no one was photographing me, for Ray Rushing who shot the reception and my rock star husband, who before this wedding was my second shooter, but now I might have to change that, as he did such an incredible job!  For Lea Zoltowski, who made the incredible vases as giveaways & decor and for my 84 year old Grandma, who made the cake!  I learned her secret cake making skills a few months back…can’t wait to learn how to make pie crusts!

Congrats to the newlyweds!!  So happy for you guys :)