Its a cold winter day as I type this, and looking at these warm dreamy summer photos makes me very anxious for warmer weather to arrive! Bridgette and Dave went above and beyond to create a truly one of a kind wedding with amazing details (everything you see they crafted, really they did!) Their wedding was also held in their own backyard, which made it intimate. They wanted the day to be fun for evereyone, including all the kiddos. They had games, hula hoops, a craft area, fun drinks and more. For food, they had an amazing food truck paired with custom drinks. It was delightful to say the least. Their property backs to a couple of farms, and everyone also enjoyed the horses and the views. I also love that they included Ayla, Brigettes daughter during the ceremony and throughout the day. They succeeded in creating a day that everyone loved being a part of to celebrate their marriage!
Maggie and Reece…where do I even begin? I was thrilled when they contacted me to photograph their December wedding (I photographed her brothers wedding a few years back) When we talked about their engagement session, I knew I wanted to do something special. I LOVE to scout new locations as a photographer and I found my DREAM spot-Shannon Red Barn Farm. Its 5 minutes away from our studio in Louisville and its magical, especially this time of year. Spring has final arrived in Colorado (as I type this it sounds like the house could blow away) but regardless, its green, flowers are in full bloom, and the trees are just stunning. Pair this with historic barns and mountain views and that pretty sets up a perfect location. I wanted to also say thank you to Carol and Bob, owners of Shannon Red Barn Farm. They are a lovely couple who have a property they are proud of, and it shows.
Maggie and Reece, I think I could have photographed you all day! You are madly in love and truly passionate for one another. You clearly have a deep romantic love, and I was honored to capture it. Maggie, your smile lights up the world and you are beautiful on the inside and out. Reece, you are a true gentleman and you adore your fiancé. I simply cannot WAIT for your wedding!
Let Mom be IN the photo for once, not taking them. Its time to celebrate your Mom with a gift that will last! We are incredibly excited to announce we are having 2 days of photo sessions at a GORGEOUS location! Shannon Red Barn Farm, which is 5 minutes away from the studio. Spring is here and right now there are stunning fields of purple flowers, trees, historic barns, mountain views and more. Contact the studio to secure your spot-we still have 5 left!
This wedding was truly incredible for a variety of reasons. First, this was immediately following the floods that devastated Estes, Boulder and surrounding areas. I honestly thought the wedding would not happen because of this. However, Della Terra is situated higher, and the venue was fine. Getting there, however was crazy. We had to have proof of our contracts, military checkpoints, and gravel back roads for about 4 hours of drive time. I remember driving and having the devastation of the flood hit me first hand. My heart ached for everyone affected. We made it and the day was GORGEOUS, your typical September Fall day in Estes. We were thankful to be there and to document the day. I think I could actually take a breath once we arrived, I was a bit worried about making it (even though we arrived over an hour early…)
I met with Christopher and Elizabeth once, they are extremely busy and live out of state. Regardless of this, I have to say I under estimated their love. I know this sounds strange, but I was actually blown away and moved to tears by them. How they looked at one another, held hands, the emotions, it was different than other weddings. You could feel the depth of their relationship. My goal when I photograph a wedding is to capture this, and I know we did. Della Terra is hands down, one of my favorite venues to photograph at. When they built it, they really thought about all design aspects and this makes a huge difference photographically. I also take into consideration the excellent staff who make the day run smooth.
We were lucky to work with a team of excellent vendors including:
Seize the Day Event Planners
Carolyn Carpenter, Sunflower Weddings (officiated ceremony)
Kim & Jakes Cakes
Della Terra Staff (incredible!)
Happy New Year! To kick off 2014, we wanted to post one of our favorite weddings from this past year. Brad and Liz were married in Vail, and the wedding was truly incredible. Heart-felt, gorgeous details, and the day worked out perfectly. We worked with wonderful vendors, including Calluna Events. Heather and her team worked very hard to make Liz and Brad’s wedding run smooth, and it did. I am always impressed by Calluna!
What I loved most about their day: there was not a dry eye in sight when Liz came down the aisle, escorted by a bagpiper. It was incredibly emotional, and at one point, I had a hard time focusing my camera. It took everyones breath away. Their ceremony took place on top of Vail Mountain, and it was touch and go with storms literally swirling around us. You could feel the electricity in the air, it was awesome and perfect. I will never forget it.
I received a wonderful email from Liz and Brad, and this is what they had to say: “We chose ELC Photography after seeing Erin’s work first hand with two of our friends’ weddings, and even then, she surpassed our expectations. Erin is an excellent communicator, has a wealth of experience and knowledge, and maintains the highest level of professionalism. She is caring, creative, detail oriented, organized and attentive. Erin captured creative, artistic and romantic shots, and photographs that are beautiful simply as pieces of art. The images by ELC Photography truly captured the beautiful setting, along with the excitement and romance of our wedding day.”