Well, it has been a long time in the making but our daughter is going to be a flower girl. This has been a dream for her in her short life and now that dream will come true. Her cousin will be married this summer and was kind enough to fold under the pressure and ask Elsa if she was up to the task. Is she ever! Our first step was to go and try on dresses and what better place to go then to our friends at Marie James in Bonnie Brea. Marie James offers a beautiful selection of bridal party gowns and specializes in making each client feel like a princess. Sally and Katie were great and Elsa had a super time trying on everything they offered that was even close to her size. We went on a Saturday that seemed to be pretty busy. All of the other clients were pleased to step away from the mirrors so that Elsa could see how she looked. We found loads of good options and her cousin should have plenty to choose from. What a day for an excited young lady.
Yet another great couple, Katie & Chris, at Wild Basin Lodge. Again, I was helping out my friend Dave Russell, shooting with his amazingly talented daughter, Meghan. It is definitely worth the time to check out Meghan’s awesome work at Visual Poetry by Meghan. This day at Wild Basin was at times wild to say the least. Right about the time the ceremony was to begin in “The Meadow”, Mother Nature decided to send in a very gusty yet short shower to seal the lucky couples wedding commitment. It was exciting to see and hear the umbrellas blow out backwards if an unlucky guest let the wind get in. Well, the storm quickly passed, the couple was pronounced and as the song my daughter loves goes……”out came the sun and dried up all the rain”. We were treated to some amazing light and a fabulous double rainbow, which made for some awesome images. What a wild day to remember.
I recently had a great opportunity to shoot a wedding for a fellow photographer and friend, Dave Russell, at Wild Basin Lodge near Estes Park, Colorado. I worked with Dave’s wonderful daughter Meghan who is also a very accomplished photographer and has tons of experience shooting at Wild Basin and around Estes Park. I had never shot there so it was exciting to be at a new site. This is the first of a number of shoots that I will be doing for Dave and shooting with Meghan. The bride and groom, Kerry & AJ were great and super to work with. The day was spectacular and the subjects and location were beautiful.