Carrie and Eric’s Wedding in Estes Park

Carrie and Eric’s wedding was an amazingly well planned event, in part due to Carrie’s beautiful sense of style and her very sharp and detail oriented mind. From the decorations to the bridesmaids shoes, this wedding was a delight to the eye.

It was a pleasure to photograph this beautiful event, hand crafted with all the love and attention that Carrie brings into everything she touches.

Congratulations to my lovely couple! Can’t wait to show you the rest of the pictures!

the bridal dress with all the fine details of a well orchestrated wedding
the bridal dress with all the fine details of a well orchestrated wedding
the bridal pearls : something old...
the bridal pearls : something old…
the wedding bands on lace
the wedding bands on lace
bridal bouquet
bridal bouquet
the flower girls
the flower girls
St Mary's Lake Lodge
St Mary’s Lake Lodge
The Boutonniere
The Boutonniere
The first look
The first look
The first look
The first look
The bridesmaids shoes
The bridesmaids shoes
The ceremony
The ceremony
The ceremony
The ceremony
The ceremony
The ceremony
The ceremony
The ceremony
The marriage license
The marriage license
The wedding cake
The wedding cake
The reception
The reception
Carrie
Carrie
Eric
Eric
The first dance
The first dance

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The garter
The garter
The bouquet toss
The bouquet toss
Congratulations Carrie and Eric!
Congratulations Carrie and Eric!

Venue : Mary’s Lake Lodge http://maryslakelodge.com/

Cake  :Colorado Rose Cake http://www.coloradorosecakeco.com/

Officiant : Rev Brigette Weier

Flowers :  Kim and Company www.kimandcompany.org

DJ : Grant Marsik

Hair and Make up : The hair Ninja Studio https://www.facebook.com/NinjaofHair/

Ties : The Knotty Tie Co https://www.knottytie.com/

 

 

Megan and Brian wedding at the Westin!

Megan and Brian got married on a sunny afternoon in Westminster, Colorado. For this beautiful wedding, Megan chose purple and burned orange for her colors and everything from the dresses to the table centerpieces looked absolutely stunning. The highlight of the wedding was with the first dance, a breathtaking performance by the groom and bride followed by a medley of flash mob dancing that left everyone cheering!

Congratulations to my beautiful, fierce, charismatic Megan and my oh so funny groom, Brian, who by the way can dance like none’s business!

I can’t wait to share your wedding pictures with you!

The Wedding dress
The Wedding dress
Bridesmaids Getting Ready
Bridesmaids Getting Ready
Megan and her bridesmaids by the hot tub
Megan and her bridesmaids by the hot tub
The Groom
The Groom
The groom and his groomsmen in the Lobby
The groom and his groomsmen in the Lobby
The Bride
The Bride
The bride before her first look
The bride before her first look
First look
First look
Megan and Brian
Megan and Brian
The bridal Bouquet
The bridal Bouquet
The Bride
The Bride
The Veil
The Veil
Megan and her mom
Megan and her mom
First look of Megan and her dad
First look of Megan and her dad
Megan and the groomsmen
Megan and the groomsmen
Brian and the bridesmaids
Brian and the bridesmaids
The wedding party
The wedding party
The walk down the aisle
The walk down the aisle
The kiss
The kiss
The Wedding Cake
The Wedding Cake
Bustling of the dress
Bustling of the dress
Sunset by the lake
Sunset by the lake
The first dance
The first dance
Flash mob!
Flash mob!

Venue and catering : The Westin Hotel http://www.westindenverboulder.com

Wedding planning : Lauren Williamson http://www.gardnereffect.com

Florist : Kimball Floral Kimball Floral

Cake : Azucar http://www.azucarbakery.com

Linens :  Linen hero Linen Hero Wedding & Special Event Chair Covers & Table Linen …

Videography : Will Jones

DJ : ABC music

Make up  :http://www.makeupbysana.com

Hair : Salon Foushee  Salon Foushee & Spa – Hair Salon and Spa Denver, Littleton

 

Julia and Isaac : An intimate wedding at Bingham Hills

Julia and Isaac wanted their wedding to be bare footed, laid back, in a family friendly space.  It was an intimate wedding where children played on the little sandy beach on the lakefront, where adults ate on the patio, under strings of light, before heading the gazebo and dance the night away. Congratulations to this beautiful couple for a truly splendid day!

Rings on a Carabiner, hanging from a maple tree
Rings on a Carabiner, hanging from a maple tree
Bingham Hills Event Center
Bingham Hills Event Center
The ceremony site by the main building
The ceremony site by the main building
The Bride
The Bride
Bridal barefoot shoes
Bridal barefoot shoes
The Groom
The Groom
The First Look
The First Look
The ceremony
The ceremony
The ceremony
The ceremony
The Groom and Bride by the apple tree
The Groom and Bride by the apple tree
The groom and bride walking into the sunset
The groom and bride walking into the sunset
Wedding Cake
Wedding Cake
The groom and bride <3
The groom and bride

 

Venue : Bingham Hill http://www.thepreserveatbinghamhill.com/index-2.html

Dress : David’s Bridal http://www.davidsbridal.com

Flowers : Palmer Flowers http://www.palmerflowers.com

Cake : Whole Foods https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/custom-cakes-special-events

Maya and Jordan’s Mountain Wedding in Evergreen

Jordan and Maya are mountain climbers, Kombucha drinkers, mushroom lovers (that would be Maya) who have recently moved to Colorado. Their laid back and happy personality made for a splendid wedding.

Brian and I felt honored to be part of their special day!

The Red Barn at Meadows at Marshdale
The Red Barn at Meadows at Marshdale
Maya's beautiful wedding dress hanging from a pine tree
Maya’s beautiful wedding dress hanging from a pine tree
Maya
Maya
Jordan
Jordan
The Bridal Flowers
The Bridal Flowers
The First Look
The First Look
Maya and Jordan
Maya and Jordan
Maya
Maya
Bedeken
Bedeken
Bedeken
Bedeken
The Wedding Ceremony at Meadows at Marshdale
The Wedding Ceremony at Meadows at Marshdale
The Wedding Ceremony at Meadows at Marshdale
The Wedding Ceremony at Meadows at Marshdale
Party at the Red Barn : The Hora
Party at the Red Barn : The Hora
PixelStick image of Maya and Jordan
PixelStick image of Maya and Jordan

Here is the list of all the wonderful vendors who made Maya’s day special:

Venue : http://www.meadowsatmarshdale.com/the-red-barn/weddings.html

Catering : http://www.laviecatering.com

Flowers : http://lovelettersfloral.com

Make up : Rachel Stern-Pasarel

Hair : Hilary Matthis

Dress : http://www.bhldn.com

 

Abby + Brett : A Gorgeous golf course wedding in Golden, CO

Abby and Brett got married on a beautiful summer day on a golf course. This young and happy couple arranged a really gorgeous wedding of pink, gold and cream.

A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
Abby’s dress, shoes and ring . The bridesmaids necklaces were Abby’s gifts.
A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
Abby and her bridesmaids wear matching robes to hang out by the poolside
A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
Abby is getting ready with the help of her mom and bridesmaids
A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
Abby is getting ready in her hotel room in Lakewood Colorado
A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
Abby is posing in her hotel hallway
A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
Abby and her bridesmaids walk around downtown Golden
A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
Abby and her bridesmaids walk on the streets of downtown Golden
A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
Abby and her bridesmaids downtown Golden, on the main bridge
A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
Abby and her Bridesmaids on a shoot around Golden, Colorado
A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
Brett is getting ready
A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
Brett getting ready
A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
Images taken in high noon on the golf course, we used the sunglasses and cold drink to help the groom and his groomsmen to feel more comfortable in the sun
A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
The flowers and table decoration (pink, white and gold) reflected the wedding colors.
A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
A gorgeous little flower girls
A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
The ring bearer, flower girl, bridesmaids and Abby’s brother and of course the bride and her dad
A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
Abby and Brett’s ceremony at Fossil Trace
A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
View of the ceremony area and the wedding details
A gorgeous golf course wedding in Colorado
A unique group picture of the wedding party
A Gorgeous gold course wedding in Colorado
Abby and Brett on the Golf Course
A gorgeous golf course wedding
Abby and Brett’s flowers reflect the wedding colors of light pink and gold
A gorgeous golf course wedding
The groom and bride’s kiss on Fossil Trace golf course
A gorgeous gold course wedding
Abby and Brett’s first dance

Venue : Fossil Trace golf club, Golden CO

http://www.fossiltrace.com

Catering : Three Tomatoes

http://www.threetomatoesgrille.com

Wedding planning : Feather and Twig

http://www.featherandtwig.com

Flowers : The garden path co.

http://www.thegardenpathflorist.com

 

See video of this wedding  :

The power of prints

I wanted to write a bit more than I usually do. If you don’t want to read, please scroll directly to the bottom of this page to see my albums. They look even better in person, so please schedule a consultation to have a look at them !

Pictures hold completely different meanings depending on what stage of life we are in when we look at them.

A new mom looking at her babies pictures while she is still not sleeping at night, while she is still recovering from the birth, will look at them with delight. The pictures will be shared and go somewhere on a hard drive. Or be stored somewhere on social media.

But an album will be stored in a bookshelf. No one was quite sure why this crazy photographer forced them to make an album, but hey, they just did it.

20 years later, when her little child is about to leave for college, she will look at those pictures with a completely new look. The pictures will bring back vivid memories of her time as a young mom and she will feel many wonderful emotions.

If she is lucky, the sleep deprived mom was organized enough to create backups of her digitals and had them readily available, on a new handheld (20 years from now) device.

But her album will be in her office, now that she has opened her own business. She will be glad to touch her baby’s face while her grown up child drives away.

Then one day she will be a grandmother. The pictures will be brought back up to compare features, new memories will be created and with it will come new images.

Hopefully someone will have remembered to transfer the pictures from the old drive. USB technology? What is that? Who know who saw the pictures last?

But the album is now in the family room with the other precious books. Ready to be opened again.

It is very likely that old prints are brought back up, old family albums are dug up. The pictures will  be touched. A little rip or stain adding texture to the times long gone.

I know that people love digital. I understand the need to possess and use what we have.  Most people, unfortunately do not print anymore.

This is why, in this era of digital images, I firmly believe in the power of prints.  And this is why, before my clients purchase the digitals, I convince them to get an album that I design with love. An album that is beautiful and solid enough to withstand time. With UV coated pages and seamless pages. Albums that are built like books.

Here are just a few samples of my albums. There will be more to come and I hope that more and more of my clients will understand and embrace the power of prints.

All my albums are lay flat so that I can use larger images that took both sides without interruption .
All my albums are “lay flat” so that I can use larger images that take both sides without interruption.
some of my books come in this beautiful, recycled wrap
Some come packaged in this beautiful wrap.
each book is unique, some people love heavy and thick pages . Others will want many pages and so prefer the thin paper *
Each is unique, some people love heavy and thick pages. Others will want many pages and so prefer the thin paper *
My album are built like books, with sounded or square corners *
My album are built like books, with rounded or square corners *
Example of cover material : brocade, silk, velour, leather
Example of cover materials : brocade, silk, velour, leather
Each album comes with a with array of cover material, sizes and design. Each album is a unique as my client
Albums come in a wide variety of cover materials, sizes and designs. Each is a unique as my clients.
other example of lay flat
Other examples of lay flat albums.

Kirsten and Damien : a beachside wedding under the Florida sun

H2O in Islamorada, Florida. The Perfect venue for a beachside wedding
H2O in Islamorada, Florida. The Perfect venue for a beachside wedding

 

 

I met Kirsten and Damien in January of 2013 on a very cold wintery day near Monument, CO,  for a creative engagement session. For this shoot Brian and I had created a bed that could be built under 5 minutes and could be transported in my Mazda 5. The pictures came out as beautiful, creative, and out worldly.

A year after this very cold session, I met Kirsten and Damien again, in an 85 degree perfect weather. On the menu: palm trees, blue ocean and white sandy beaches.  We were in Islamorada, FL.
This dream location was to be our playground for their destination wedding. My hotel was right across the street from their property and we traded our snow boots and hats for sunglasses and flip flops.
Damien and Kirsten’s wedding was laid back, sundrenched and beautiful. Kirsten’s colors where white, coral and gold! With the ocean and setting sun as they backdrop, the groom and bride exchanged their vows and the party moved on to the beautifully decorated tables, set outside under streams of lights.   Brian was second shooting the wedding and Sophie and Sarah stayed for the reception. We ate, danced and even made “snow angels” in the sand.
It was a memorable wedding in every way; it was both laid back and graceful, with the love of Kirsten and Damien’s family and friends surrounding them. We felt part of the family as well and couldn’t have hoped to spend this delightful December night in better company.
H2O, Islamorada
H2O, Islamorada

 

The bouquet
The bouquet

 

The bridesmaids, in their matching robes, taking it easy at the H2O's pool
The bridesmaids, in their matching robes, taking it easy at the H2O’s pool

 

Dress

Kirsten and her Bridesmaids

 

Kirsten and her Bridesmaids

 

 

Giant palm trees on H2O property
Giant palm trees on H2O property

 

The bridesmaids walking with the bride
The bridesmaids walking with the bride

 

 

Beautiful light at the ceremony
Beautiful light at the ceremony

 

Ceremony

 

 

 

groom + bride

 

Romantic couple under the palm trees
Romantic couple under the palm trees

 

Beautiful Wedding cake

 

Center piece
Center piece

 

Nothing better than having a party in the sand, under the stars!
Nothing better than having a party in the sand, under the stars!

 

Our couple in the moon light
Our couple in the moon light

Fallon + Fleetwood : A Parisian Wedding

Fallon and Fleetwood have become, over the year and through many shoots, one of our closest friends.  (Fallon is an aerial dancer with whom I have works for 3 years) . On the day that Fallon did her first shoot with me, she mentioned that she would love to live in Paris, and that it would be her dream place for her wedding.  On the day of her engagement (Fleetwood had planned a surprise dinner, cooked by a chef, in their own backyard), Fallon sent me a message that she was getting married in Paris and would I be her photographer?  I felt deeply honored to be taking Fallon and Fleetwood, this creative, classy and beautiful couple, to my home country and wanted to make sure that their wedding would be unforgettable.  And it was! we all (16 of us) met in Paris, had lovely diners, walked the gardens and the Galleries Lafayette, we had our rehearsal dinner at Le Reminet, a gastronomic restaurant walking distance from Notre Dame. On the day of her wedding, we met at the Georges V where I photographed her dress, ring and shoes, then a car picked us up to meet the wedding party at the Luxembourg Gardens, where we proceeded  to have a very intimate and emotional ceremony, officiated by Fleetwood’s mother Catherine.

After the ceremony Fallon, Fleetwood, my assistant and I drove to the Eiffel Tower, the Quais de la Seine and the Louvre for some amazing images.

We wrapped up the day at the Bel Canto restaurant, located in Neuilly.

My favorite part of this wedding is the precious time I got to spent with Fallon, Fleetwood and their family during our week in Paris. Every destination wedding brings me really close to the guests and I look back at our week fondly.

 

Fallon's Tiffany ring is sitting on macarons
Fallon’s Tiffany ring is sitting on macarons

 

Keighley, Fallon's sister, is doing Fallon's make up
Keighley, Fallon’s sister, is doing Fallon’s make up

 

Fallon's shoes, bouquet and headpiece. The shoes are on the balcony overlooking a Paris street
Fallon’s shoes, bouquet and headpiece. The shoes are on the balcony overlooking a Paris street

 

Fallon's mom is helping her get in her dress
Fallon’s mom is helping her get in her dress

 

Fallon is facing the window, showing off her amazing dress and tattoos
Fallon is facing the window, showing off her amazing dress and tattoos

 

 

close up of our beautiful bride
close up of our beautiful bride

 

 

Fallon is leaving the Georges V
Fallon is leaving the Georges V

 

Fallon walking toward the gardens
Fallon walking toward the gardens

 

First look
First look

 

The ceremony, the French Senate is in the background
The ceremony, the French Senate is in the background

 

Signature of the marriage license
Signature of the marriage license

 

Our happy couple walks away from the ceremony
Our happy couple walks away from the ceremony

 

Around the Eiffel Tower and Paris streets
Around the Eiffel Tower and Paris streets

 

Vintage style image with the Eiffel Tower in the background
Vintage style image with the Eiffel Tower in the background

 

Warm day, perfect blue sky and Eiffel Tower. the perfect recipe for a romantic wedding
Warm day, perfect blue sky and Eiffel Tower. the perfect recipe for a romantic wedding

 

Fleetwood had been practicing this pose for their dance.  I love how she dropped  her head piece in the process
Fleetwood had been practicing this pose for their dance. I love how she dropped her head piece in the process
A quick session by the Seine River
A quick session by the Seine River

 

Last stop : the Louvre
Last stop : the Louvre

 

They were very tired after this long day, sitting on the stairs of the Louvre
They were very tired after this long day, sitting on the stairs of the Louvre

 

A jump in front of the Louvre
A jump in front of the Louvre

 

This was the last image of the day and also my favorite.
This was the last image of the day and also my favorite.

Fallon + Fleetwood : a session in Montmartre

Fallon’s dream has always been to live in Paris. I have known her for a few years, having worked with her and her aerial dance company on several occasions. The day that Fleetwood proposed to her, in their Boulder, Colorado home, she contacted me and asked me if I would shoot their wedding in Paris! We spent months organizing this wedding. Before their big day I wanted to do an engagement session in Montmartre, because I knew that it would be a place dear to her.  We met on a Sunday morning, at sunrise, on the butte and did a short engagement session.  Because Fallon is an aerial dancer, we also did a few poses around the Sacre Coeur.  Then we had breakfast at a tiny cafe. It was a beautiful day with Fallon and Fleetwood.

 

 

Our beautiful Fallon doing her thing
Our beautiful Fallon doing her thing
Aerial dance
Aerial dance
Basilique du Sacre Coeur
Basilique du Sacre Coeur
what a beautiful view
what a beautiful view
sunrise in Paris
sunrise in Paris
Quiet time, early on a Sunday morning
Quiet time, early on a Sunday morning
Overlooking Paris
Overlooking Paris
Fallon and Fleetwood, very chic in an empty Montmartre street
Fallon and Fleetwood, very chic in an empty Montmartre street
Fallon on the carousel
Fallon on the carousel
Famous steps of the Sacre Coeur, as see in the Movie "Amelie"
Famous steps of the Sacre Coeur, as see in the Movie “Amelie”
Parisian Carousel
Parisian Carousel
Breakfast in Montmartre
Breakfast in Montmartre
an alley in Montmartre, full of little shops
an alley in Montmartre, full of little shops
Sacre coeur side door
Sacre coeur side door

Montmartre

Fallon on the side of Sacre Coeur
Fallon on the side of Sacre Coeur
Fallon and Fleetwood at the back of the butte Montmartre
Fallon and Fleetwood at the back of the butte Montmartre

 

 

Wedding Photography

One of the most rewarding things about my career is finding that perfect couple and helping them capture their special day. I not only love to find a couple that is perfect for each other, but also perfect for me as a photographer. I am always looking for couples who are creative, open, artistic and fun-loving, and want to capture their special day in a unique way that will stand out to them and their families forever.

Below are some of my favorites from the past year. I enjoy doing a mix of destination wedding photography and local wedding photography here in Colorado. There are so many different and beautiful locations to get married, and watching each couple plan a wedding based on their unique personality is a journey that is also fun to watch.

Fossil Ridge Wedding

Bride and Groom

Denver Bridal Photo

Golden Bridal Party

Paris Bride

If any of these photos pique your interest, please call me today! I am booking weddings for 2015, and I am always open to traveling to capture your special and unique wedding.

Please visit my site for more details on how to contact me at www.annabelledenmark.com.