denver wedding photographer | meg and matt | trinity methodist church and the curtis hotel
Oct 31, 2008
Get ready for lots of pictures in this sneak peek of Meg and Matt’s fantastic wedding! (I’m pretty sure this is the longest sneak peek ever.) When I went to check how many pictures I’d flagged for blogging, I saw 80! Ooops! I tried to cut it down, but as you can see, I pretty much failed.
Getting ready at The Curtis Hotel.
Look at that ring bearer pillow! (It’s modeled after an Eat’n Park cookie) Meg had the most fantastic shoes and orange petticoat!
At Trinity Methodist Church (the oldest church in Denver) they had a beautiful antique mirror.
Matt getting ready. He has the best laugh!
The ceremony was stunning. Trinity Methodist Church is simply gorgeous!
Nic was up in the balcony and I was down on the main floor. It’s so nice to be able to take two different levels to get different angles! Here’s the same scene from both of us. Nic’s is on the left, mine on the right.
More from the ceremony because I can’t help myself…
We don’t normally spend much time on individual portraits on the wedding day, but since we had less than an hour until sunset after the ceremony, Meg and Matt wanted to do some creative individual portraits before the ceremony when we would have plenty of time and light. I’m so glad they did!
Check out Meg’s incredible birdcage veil! I have a dozen variations of this shot that I adore!
Another shot of Meg being adorable:
Matt’s turn to work it!
The bridal party with some fun yellow stairs:
This shot cracks me up. I was concentrating so hard on all of the traffic and timing of the shot that I didn’t realize the ring bearer had gotten in on the action until I was proofing!
Meg and Matt’s family were complete rock stars, and we powered through family portraits and bridal party shots with enough time to do some couple shots before we lost all light!
My photographer possee knows Meg and Matt collectively as “the balloon shot couple” because of this portrait from their engagement shoot:
So it was only fitting to have a little balloon action on the wedding day! Here comes my shot…
And Nic’s versions…
I am a big fan of spots that allow a couple to stand in a single place and then the photographer moves around for tons of variety. These two are a great example of that. In both shots Meg and Matt were standing against the church pillars. I just moved to first get an architectural shot and then a fun urban background:
Meg and Matt had a hundred different fantastic touches at the reception. Here’s a glance at some of them…
I have been wanting to do a cocktail/ring shot forever. We played around with several compositions (and garnishes) but this one is my favorite:
The grand entrance (with balloons of course)!
Two different shots of the first dance:
I like kids a lot. Mainly because they are one of the few groups that you can take pictures of as they lick the frosting off a cookie without them wanting to punch you.
There was a LOT of kid cuteness going on at the reception. Matt’s nephew totally rocked out on the microphone. I have never seen such amazing rock star performing skills! He had the moves DOWN!
Hug after the toasts…
I have no idea what this was about…but it was hilarious:
And that’s it. I’m cutting myself off. Because I really could go on forever. Thanks for sharing your beautiful wedding with us, Meg and Matt!
Behind the scenes. (This post is ridiculously long already, but it really isn’t a wedding post without a few behind the scenes shots).
Sometimes I am part wedding photographer and part wedding coordinator. The boutonniere pinning wasn’t going so well, so I ended up doing a few boutonnieres. But I have crazy “camera pointed at me” radar, so I turned to see what Nic was doing just as he hit the shutter and this was how my face looked at that moment. Figures.
Nic rocking the bride and groom portraits…
A hilarious outtake from family formals…
And what happens when you give two photographers a weird bathroom mirror. We end up shooting it. Nic went for the fun-house distortion. I went for the prettier capture…
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