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The Last 4 Days

So the past four days were a little crazy and intense (even for wedding season standards, which is really saying something.)

Here was the last 4 days by the numbers.

4 shoots

8,363 files

173.18 gigs worth of files

2 thunderstorms.

1 exhausted photographer.

Most of these shoots will get their own dedicated posts in the weeks to come, but for now here’s a couple highlights from a jam packed last couple days.

Thursday started the madness rather easy enough with a simple engagement session from the couple whose wedding I would go on to shoot on Saturday.  Meredith and Chris live in Texas and we’d had some rough luck finding a time that worked for all three of us to do the engagement session, so we ended up fitting it in 2 days before the weddings.  We ended up choosing Wash Park which is beautiful this time of year with all the flowers they plant around the park.

Friday was a wedding I’ve been looking forward to for months.  (Yes, I look forward to all of my clients weddings, but this one gets special emphasis because the bride was one of the labor and delivery nurses who helped deliver our daughter Vera back in October of 2012.  Mega cool.  I’ll go into the whole story a in a later post when all of their pictures are edited, but suffice to say Arian and Cullen’s wedding was one that we had been looking forward to for quite some time!)

Love this picture of Arian.  Anyone who has been blessed to spend even a little time around her, will immediately realize this picture sums up her zest for life and the positive energy she carries perfectly.  :)

Earlier in the day we had a pretty wicked thunderstorm come through.  For a little while we weren’t sure whether the the weather would hold off long enough for us to be able to do the ceremony outside.  Thankfully the rain ended up not disrupting the day too much, but the clouds looked great hovering above the tented reception!

Where Arian and Cullen’s wedding was set against the beautiful backdrop of Arrowhead golf course, Meredith and Chris’ wedding had a decidedly more urban feel.  The ceremony took place at the Cheesman Park pavilion which gave us some great lines and architecture to play with in the photos.

The wicked thunderstorms returned Saturday and gave quite the scare right before the ceremony as the guests were arriving at the pavilion.  Thankfully the rain stopped before the ceremony began.

The reception took place 38 floors up on the Pinnacle club of the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver.  Their coordinator Jolene Greenbaum Peterson of Calluna Events and the always amazing work from The Perfect Petal made everything look absolutely stunning.

More pictures to come in a future post!

Sunday, I took off my wedding photographer hat and headed out to photograph the Rockies and Twins game at Coors Field.  If you were a Rockies fan the game was pretty ugly.  They gave up 5 runs in the first inning and went on to loose 13-5.

These types of “go go go” stretches are interesting.  On the one hand, I’m pretty tired.  My back and shoulders need a massage after carrying around heavy gear the last couple days.  But on the other hand, they make me realize again how blessed I am to do what I do.  Picking up a camera and being able to photograph beautiful things (and even not so many beautiful things like a Rockies blowout loss) is an blessing.  A lot of people look down on Mondays, but it’s Mondays like these that find me feeling thankful.  Thankful for a rest… but mostly thankful I get to do what I do.

What a ride.  :)

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