Conor & Kirsten

This Quaker wedding  in Vail, Colorado was simply fuel for me. It moved me in so many ways. It happens every now and then that a wedding is more than the sum of its parts, a celebration so filled with grace and love that it becomes something more like a fairy tale.  It’s almost unbelievably great, the kind of wedding that makes you believe in romance and love..however you look at it this wedding was special for me.  When Kirsten and Conor met with me last year they asked me to share my favorite venue.  I thought of Eaton Ranch, a magical spot outside of Vail, that only opens its doors to one wedding a year.  It has a beautiful 360 degree aspen grove and a beautiful clearing of land that is perfect for an outdoor reception.  When they booked this Venue, I was over the moon!  Their Quaker Ceremony was in the round and had no officiant, instead it was lead by the quaking Aspen, by the softly spoken thoughts and prayers of those in attendance and a wave of an undeniable spirit.  For me it was moment after moment, deepness after deepness, click after click.  Goodness! It was wonderful.  The ceremony was so full of emotion that my eyes swell thinking of it as I write.  Love was in the air and it whispered through the aspens and filled the lungs of everyone present.  There is so much more that I could say about the ceremony alone, but I have to point out what happened directly after. You see, it’s often that right after the ceremony there is a recessional and the newly weds and the family and bridal party hug it out and have a wonderful moment.  What was unique about this one one was although I thought the peak of emotion occurred at the end of the ceremony, it hadn’t.  It was up the trail a bit where the scales tipped.  Hopefully you will see that there is this beautiful moment where family is created.   It’s forged with sincere hugs and bound together with tears. It’s the reason I do what I do.  On the trip up to Vail my second shooter Ali and I asked each other why we shoot weddings. My answer was because I get to see the formation of family, the cross-section of children and grandparents, uncles and Aunts that I don’t get to experience in my own life.  Gosh, it’s simply wonderful to see unbridled love! Thank You Kirsten and Conor for sharing your family and your love with me.  The wedding was completely aces.  Gourmet Cowboy did a stellar job planning/decorating a serving a fantastic meal!  A Big thanks to Mike at Eaton Ranch for opening your doors! And a huge shout out to my friend and fellow image creator Ali V for sharing her company and talent with me!  I hope you get out of this, what I got out of it.  I hope it’s fuel.

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  • August 20, 2014 - 12:24 pm

    Gagan - Just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • August 20, 2014 - 10:41 pm

    ali v. - FRIEND! These are INCREDIBLE. Thank you so so much for having me along on this day…ReplyCancel

  • August 20, 2014 - 11:10 pm

    Tim Kamppinen - Really like those moody B&W’s where you exposed for the highlights!ReplyCancel

  • August 20, 2014 - 11:12 pm

    Heather E - That black and white portrait of her alone = amazing.ReplyCancel

  • August 20, 2014 - 11:56 pm

    Tori - I am so glad I got to be there for this wedding, it was beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2014 - 9:49 am

    Darren Gair - Beautiful wedding captured brilliantly, great work AdonyeReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2014 - 1:31 pm

    Martin Ward - What a wonderful wedding, you’ve captured the emotion of the day beautifully. The couple will be thrilled to bits with these photos.ReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2014 - 4:18 pm

    Natalie - I love how you tell a story… Those ceremony images are so heartfelt! Beautifully captured!ReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2014 - 4:19 pm

    Preston - These are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    Scott Wilson - Love those black and whites! that portrait near the top is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2014 - 9:45 pm

    Marianne - It is great how you captured the entire day so candidly! And the dog – love it!ReplyCancel

  • August 22, 2014 - 10:02 am

    Matt - As always, stunning work man.ReplyCancel

Andrew & Gina

I loved shooting this wonderful wedding at the Jerome Hotel in Aspen.  Okay this is one for the record books.  Some of my favorite images to date and such a wonderful experience to photograph.  Blue productions are the best planners in they did not disappoint putting together this luxurious wedding for Andrew and Gina!  Gina is an interior designer in Aspen and Andrew is a Dentist in Aspen as well, they met in New York and have been making couples jealous all over the world.  ha ha, no but seriously they are a good looking couple. Anyhow, the wedding was at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, if you haven’t been there then put it on your list. It is an absolutely beautiful Hotel.  We did a first look in a field then came back for a wonderful ceremony in the Garden of the Jerome.  Very classy.  This wedding was just tops for me, candles and beautiful flowers everywhere and I had my friend and one of the best photographers in the business; Adam Houseman collecting moments with me. Thanks so much brother man! Super fantastic.  What else can I say, these are some vendors who helped the day run smoothly and then some of my favorite images.

Coordinator / Planner Bluebird Productions

Location / Caterer Hotel Jerome

Hair Lather

Ceremony Music – Louis Levitt

Reception Band – The Rumour

Florist  - Carolyn’s Flowers

Cake – Megan Joy Cakes

Officiant – Jill Pidcock 

Photography – me silly:)

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  • August 12, 2014 - 12:00 am

    Sachin Khona - Dude. Masterful.

    Love the moments you’ve captured .. the ones in BW are dynamite brother.ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2014 - 12:17 am

    Tim Kamppinen - I love your use of light and shadow!ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2014 - 2:22 am

    Rosemary - Magical! Beautifully done, artistic, unique, totally captured the mood of the ocassion and feeling of Andrew & Gina. The photos tell the story so completely. Fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2014 - 5:11 am

    Casie Zalud - Nailed it!ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2014 - 9:33 am

    alexis sweet - great narrative and lots of unexpected shots!!! she’s gorgeous too!ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2014 - 11:43 am

    Albert Palmer - Amazing coverage Adonye – and I love the shot of them dancing on chairs :D ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2014 - 4:52 pm

    Rachelle - Stunning wedding! My favorite is the shot of her walking through the field over the groom’s shoulder.ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2014 - 6:50 pm

    dylan - gorgeous photojournalism.ReplyCancel

  • August 12, 2014 - 8:14 pm

    mathias - wow. classy to the max!! not even going to try and pick a favorite, so many perfect pictures!ReplyCancel

  • August 13, 2014 - 8:30 am

    Ross Harvey - Gorgeousness all round! Lovely work.ReplyCancel

  • August 13, 2014 - 3:43 pm

    Rev. Jill Pidcock - You really captured this beautiful couple and the entire celebration! Thank you for sharing…ReplyCancel

  • August 13, 2014 - 7:45 pm

    Paul Fuller - Wow that shot with the sun flaring above the couple, just amazing!ReplyCancel

  • August 13, 2014 - 11:28 pm

    /mariahedengren - The first look images in the field are very special.ReplyCancel

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    Tim - wow this is special. Those BW’s are goldReplyCancel

  • August 14, 2014 - 5:00 pm

    Justin R - Fantastic set of images! Poses, compositions, everything is so good here!ReplyCancel

  • August 18, 2014 - 7:26 am

    Anton Chia - Beautiful is the word!ReplyCancel

Krista & Addison had a small wedding in Rocky Mountain National Park and it was gorgeous.  They are a super stylish couple from Chicago and they fit right into the bevy of texture you can find in RMNP!  These are just a few faves from an epic day, but I wanted to make sure I shared some.  A big thanks goes out to the man, the myth the legend Levi Tijerina for bringing me out to this one, it was such a pleasure man.  Click on the link to see how he put it all together! And a big thanks to Krista and Addison for allowing me to be make pictures on their day!  Congrats guys!  

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