Every once in a while a couple chooses me as their wedding photographer and it just feels overwhelmingly “meant to be.” When Natalie and Mike and I met several months ago and we started talking about the venue they had chosen, I immediately whipped out an album that I had done for a couple that got married there a couple of years ago. As soon as Natalie started flipping through it I remember her saying “Omg! These are the photos that made us choose this venue! I didn’t even know they were yours!” And that was pretty much that! They hired me a couple of days later. 🙂
Besides that, Natalie and I pretty much instantly bonded talking about her life as a professional ballerina. I was also a fairly serious ballerina from the ages of 7 to 21, so we had lots to chat about and connect on. I haven’t done ballet in years now, but I can still remember how rigorous and difficult it was like it was yesterday and I have an enormous amount of respect for professional dancers. Mike was as darling as could be and came with their new puppy in tow which was another instant connector for me. I am a HUGE dog lover and their puppy had me melting within seconds.
We decided to do a fall engagement session to take advantage of the beautiful fall colors and the gorgeous weather in Colorado that time of year. They met me at the Standley Lake park in Arvada, CO and we took a little tour around the park looking for the most colorful backdrops. We had such a great time just talking and shooting that by the end of it I felt like I had known them both for years. Not to mention the fabulous images we were able to capture! I am SO excited for their wedding this summer with the wonderful ladies at Cloud 9 that will be taking place at Spruce Mountain Ranch on June 27th. I know we are going to have a blast together and that their wedding is going to be gorgeous and fun… just like them. Thank you to Ann and Cortney from Cloud 9 Weddings and Papers for recommending me, and also to Natalie and Mike for selecting me! I couldn’t be happier about being the lucky photographer chosen for your special day.