I met Kyle and Lacy two whole weeks before their big day! I know, I know…CRAZY! Lacy raved about my work and told me that she just had to have me there to capture the day! After much cramming and late night editing I managed to get them an engagement session shot and processed and ready to go for the wedding day in July!
I just spent the last 48 hours staring at nothing but this wedding album as I placed final touches on it. This day is still every bit as romantic as it was this summer. We arrived to the venue which was a actually a beautiful backyard in Northern Colorado. The ceremony site was set to overlooked a small pond which was surrounded by the biggest cottonwood and elm trees I have ever seen! Can you say breathtaking?! What was even more breathtaking than the views was the bride and groom. Lacy wore a customized princess gown that every little girl dreams of-the train was so elegant her bridesmaids were swooning over it all morning!!
Kyle and Lacy decided to take part in a “first look”, this new age tradition is for couples who want their first moment seeing each other, on the most special day of their lives, to be just the two of them. (well and me of course! professional third wheel right here!! Holla!) ..Anyways- I can’t tell you how bad Kyle wanted to kiss Lacy but she made him wait until they got to the ceremony. They spent their first look exchanging vows to each other while their guest gathered at out back! To me I really have a hard time deciding what I like more, first look or the traditional isle first look. What do you think?
Let me tell you something about this wedding, it included the biggest bridal party I have worked with to date! Eight bridesmaids, six groomsmen, two teenagers, six toddles and the worlds most precious (and well behaved) little baby! Jackpot! I love bridal party photos! It was a dream come true until the worst thing happened…trying to get that many people ready on wedding day was near impossible and we were running behind schedule! A first look that was suppose to start at 3:15 did not happen until 5:15 with a ceremony start time set for 5:30. Hold my camera while I have a mini panic attack! I have learned that as a wedding photographer you have to think on your feet and make the most of every situation, hope for the best but plan of the unthinkable! We had a beautiful first look, I tell all of my brides and grooms to relax and enjoy the day because after all. THIS IS YOUR DAY. Slow down and soak up this moment. After the ceremony and some awesome confetti exits we escaped to the front of the house for pictures, somehow we got everything done in less than one hour!
My favorite part of the whole day was getting to steal the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Cordova away for some shots on the pond at sunset! Kyle and Lacy made this backyard wedding so elegant and dreamy! I seriously cannot wait to see what the future holds for them!