Category Archives: Weddings

An Estes Park Winter Wedding

Jay and I got to spend last weekend hanging out with some truly kind Texans. Two beautiful people got married at the Black Canyon Inn, where they were surrounded by their families and closest friends.  I was so impressed by everyone’s willingness to brave the Colorado mountain cold for the ceremony and photos!  I’d say it was…

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  • Beautiful use of the background in these shots!  And in such a pristine location!  I’ve been to Estes but not to that inn before.  So nice.ReplyCancel

Erin and Brian’s Downtown Denver Wedding

I’ve known Erin for more than ten years (how have ten years gone by so fast?!?).  We’ve been friends since high school, and I’ve always admired how thoughtful and kind she is.  I met Brian for the first time when I took their engagement photos in the fall, and I could see right away that…

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  • What a beautiful wedding in downtown Denver! I love the reaction of all her ladies seeing her dressed up. You can feel the emotion! ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth

    What a unique wedding!  Lovely work! ReplyCancel

Crafting a Wedding Budget That Works For You

Weddings can be expensive, and the only hobby I love as much as photography is personal finance.  So here I am, combining the two and sharing my thoughts about wedding budgets.  The thing about wedding budgets (like all budgets) is that they are deeply personal. My unsolicited, one-size-fits-all advice is that whether you have a reception in…

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Tips for Planning for Formal Wedding Portraits

Previously, I wrote about our photographers’ perspective on planning a wedding timeline.  I’m drilling down today on what is the trickiest part of wedding day timeline from our perspective, the time set aside posed formal portraits.  There’s something about this part of the day, usually just before or just after the ceremony, and the nature…

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  • Justyna

    Great tips! ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Allie, this is such a wonderful and necessary blog post! I especially like the “appoint a wrangler” one. I can’t tell you how much I hate being the wrangler! I need to concentrate on taking the photos, so it’s always nice when the new brother-in-law does all the herding. ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Mae

    Wonderful tips! I spent all summer assisting a large wedding studio and I was the wrangler, I always grabbed somebody from each side of the family to help me find people, it made things so much easier for the photographers ReplyCancel

  • Courtney

    So informational! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • These are great tips! Could have used some of these when I got married ReplyCancel

A wedding photographer’s guide to creating your wedding day timeline

When we first talk to couples about how long to hire us for their wedding day, we usually start with what they expect the day is going to look like and it seems like starting a timeline can be a daunting task, especially if you aren’t working with a coordinator.  Today, I’m walking through a typical wedding…

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