Courtney and Tony have known each other for two years and are the most unique couple I have ever met. Courtney is a permanent make up artist while Tony is a motorcycle riding, comic book loving electrician. When Tony decided that he was going to propose to Courtney, he poured his heart into it and it took him six months of secret planning to finally pop the question (and the black diamond ring). For six months Tony learned how to ride a horse and joust, sword fight in heavy armor and play the part of the “Black Knight”. Under the cover of helping his friend with dance lessons for his wedding (this friend was not going to get married, it was all pretend!), Tony spent every weekend practicing and had to show Courtney his new (made up) dance moves after long days of rolling in the dirt. Then the big day came and in the tiny town of Wellington a group of performers gathered for a jousting tournament. Courtney and Tony showed up along with 100 other friends and family members (Courtney was quite perplexed to see so many people she knew!!). As the fighting and jousting took place, Tony stayed in the audience until Courtney was selected to hold a box that would be the grand jousting prize. She was given the key to the box and was instructed to keep it locked until the remittance of the prize to the winner. Courtney sat with her box as the black knight walked right past her and proceeded to win the tournament. The knight had a very tough time winning as tears (of joy) started to stream down his face as soon as he put his helmet on! At the end, Courtney was led to the podium and opened the box while Tony took of his helmet. There were many more tears shed, both on Courtney’s side and by the audience. The rest, as we say, is history and Tony and Courtney are now happily engaged 🙂 Congratulations to the two of you!!
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.
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.
I love engagement season. As I scroll through Facebook and see all of the wonderful engagement announcements that people post, I can feel their excitement and it gets my creative juices flowing.
Part of the reason that I love engagement sessions is because it really gives me the opportunity to work with a couple on a personal level, and really find what it is about their relationship that is unique and special to just them.
Over the course of my photography career, I have found that an engagement session is also a rehearsal for the wedding, and a chance to take more personal photos of the couple that they may not get to take on their wedding day.
Here are a few of my favorite engagement shots from sessions this past summer.
This particular shoot was one of my personal favorites, because I was in Paris with the couple for their wedding, and we picked a very special place for the engagement photography session that we knew we would not be able to get to on the wedding day. It was a beautiful spot, and the couple was able to truly be themselves without the nerves and anxiety of the wedding day. It was a lovely day, and as you can see, the shots really captured the beauty of the place and the couple too.
If you are looking for a fine art photographer for your engagement session, please reach out to me today. I would love to help you create the engagement photos that will capture you and your significant other during this special time. Please also check out my website at annabelledenmark.com for even more engagement photos!