Marcus and Krystle Tie the Knot!

I have been blessed to know Krystle for quite a few years now, and I am lucky enough to say I have known Marcus for almost as long. Before I moved to Colorado Springs, I lived in Orange County California. I worked with Krystle, and Marcus was one of our gym members. Krystle used to blush every time Marcus came in to work out. It wasn't long until he asked her out. And their relationship blossomed from there! It was such a special thing to see two wonderful people find each other, and grow together into the beautiful couple they are. When Krystle asked me to photograph their wedding, I was over the moon!

Krystle was such a calm bride. From the moment we arrived, she had this sense of ease. I kid you not, this girl is like a Disney princess. She is kind to everyone, she is calm and peaceful and radiates beauty, inside and out. I half expect woodland creatures to follow her. Seriously.

Marcus was adorable, so giddy to see his bride. They exchanged gifts, but had their eyes covered. It was such a special moment. Even though they couldn't see each other, their faces were beaming with joy and excitement. I may or may not have teared up just a little.

One thing that struck me that day was how family oriented both Krystle and Marcus are. Marcus had his dad as his best man, and Krystle had her mom as her matron of honor. What sweet gestures. I can imagine their parent felt very important and very loved.

They joy and the love was palpable that day. Marcus and Krystle are very loved.

Courteney & Brent Get Hitched!

Courteney and Brent are those people that you are drawn to be around. They are sweet, have beautiful souls and are so in love it makes you believe in happy endings. When Courteney emailed me telling me she chose me to shoot her wedding I literally did a dance. A little celebration for the excitement I had to document that beautiful love I was telling you about. And lets be real, they are not hard on the eyes either!

It was apparent how loved Courteney and Brent are as they were preparing to walk down the aisle. Courteney had a room full of sweet women helping her get ready, and pray with her. I love a good prayer before the ceremony starts. It really brings things into focus. And that is when I typically tear up for the first time the day of. Yes, I said first time. I can almost guarantee a minimum of three. Brent was being doted on by his gents before the ceremony. It was clear that he is that type of friend, the one that is a mans man. The guy that always has your back. The guy that is a good friend.

Now let's get to the ceremony. Brent had the most heartwarming reaction to seeing his bride walk down the aisle. He cried. And not the silent barely stream down your face cry. No, it was the floodgates opened, hands over mouth, happy tears that moved more than just me to cry a bit too.

See, I told you. That was time number two that the photographer was tearing up.

I do have to say, my favorite part of the day was when I was able to sneak away with Brent and Courteney for 30 minutes so I could get some sweet newlywed snuggling captured. They are adorable. I might even add swoon worthy.

Thank you Courteney and Brent for trusting me with your big day. Congratulations again.

Julianna// Colorado Senior

I was privileged to be able to photograph Julianna's senior pictures. This girl is a girl after God's own heart. She is sweet and humble and everything a parent hopes their children grow up to be. Keep it up have a bright future ahead of you.