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My name is Hillary, and I am a Colorado Wedding and Engagement Photographer. I also love adventuring with my hunky husband, and I am a new mom who lives in Fort Collins. I believe our time with loved ones is the most valuable thing we have, and this belief fuels me to photograph your most important moments!
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“One conversation and I was hooked on who he was!”
Marcus has that effect. His words are intentional and heartwarming, while his smile is infectious. Candace is the same way, and spending an afternoon with them in Colorado Springs felt like going on a hike with old friends. Marcus has three children from a previous marriage, and Candace has wholeheartedly welcomed them into her heart. I loved hearing about their blended family and seeing their honest smiles throughout their engagement shoot.
Being friends first definitely has its perks. They are each other’s best friends! Throughout their engagement session, they were full of smiles and giddy laughter. Every once in a while I’d give a posing prompt like “remember the first time you told your partner you loved them.” and I’d see a little eye-watering or a hidden tear. Their love is so pure it made me tear up just watching them!
The 2020 wedding season was a rollercoaster for most of us. Date changes, location restrictions, and limited guest sizes became the norm. But what will the 2021 wedding season look like? Will the couples who have already postponed their wedding get to happily dance the night away? Rather than Googling and hoping for the best, I went straight to the source–The Planning, Prevention, and Partnerships Manager of Pitkin County Public Health. AKA one of my current brides! Laryssa is a wonderful source for learning how COVID-19 will be affecting your 2021 (and 2022) weddings.
This month, and for the rest of my life, I want to pump racism out of me. I want to see, learn, feel stories from Black voices. Please join me this month by honoring Black stories written by Black authors. Here are the books I’ll be reading this month, and I’d love for you to read along with me:
Have you seen the chick-flick where the maid of honor falls in love with one of the groomsmen? That storyline isn’t just a chick-flick, it’s the beginning of Beth and Bryan’s love story!
In 2018, Beth was the maid-of-honor of at a good friend’s wedding in Nebraska and Bryan was a groomsman. After a weekend of wedding bliss, the groom handed Beth two phone numbers and said, “Well, two of my groomsmen want to move to Oregon for you.” Luckily for Bryan, he was the only groomsman she was interested in.
Every December I like to take the time to reflect on the previous year. Although the 2020 wedding season didn’t go as planned, I’ve been lucky to be a part of multiple stunning engagement sessions and micro weddings this year in Colorado! I moved to Fort Collins 1 year ago, and I am absolutely blown away by Colorado’s natural beauty! I’ve learned that this state is full of beautiful scenery and beautiful people–inside and out. You all are amazing!!
As a celebration of surviving 2020, please help me pick out your favorite engagement photos.
Jane & Jeff are the dream Colorado couple. They met while being skiing and snowboarding instructors in Winter Park. During their first interaction, Jeff worked up the courage to talk to Jane by their staff lockers. Jane, however, brushed right by him without saying anything! Was he so nervous that he only said hello in his head? Maybe, because that night Jane and her friends visited the brewery Jeff worked at in the evenings in hopes to see him. After their first conversation, they were hooked!
And in honor of my wedding anniversary, I’m happy to share a handful of my favorite wedding photos with you.
I am one of those people who genuinely loves weddings! I love that everyone gets dressed up. I love the speeches and reflecting on how the couple getting married came to be. Most of all, I love the symbolism behind wedding ceremonies.