I was a June bride. An early June bride. Those of us from Colorado know how tricky weather can be in early June. There could be snow, sun, or rain… or all three! To increase the stakes we planned an outdoor wedding. Actually, I was incredibly determined to have my outdoor pasture wedding ceremony. Meaning that I was having my outdoor wedding come hell or high water… and nothing was going to stop me. After the fact, I’m slightly embarrassed about how far I was willing to go to be outside. I was more than willing to walk down a muddy aisle and force my lovely guests to sit through a rainstorm. Just so that I could be outside! I don’t know what got into me but I’m cured now, married (happily), and fortunately my craziness (aka my unstoppable passion for being outdoors) wasn’t given the opportunity to rear it’s ugly head on our wedding day.
Rachel was a November bride. We all know November is also a weather gamble. The day was gorgeous. Cloudless. FREEZING. She had an indoor ceremony, but wanted all their portraits outside (hence why she hired us). I love the fact that she didn’t let a little cold weather stop her from getting the pictures she wanted, but that could just be my crazy talking! In all seriousness, it was a beautiful afternoon to shoot. She and Nate had a great time and they got the pictures they wanted. Win, win… win.
The Colorado sun doesn’t hide, even when the air is frigid. Hazy days don’t do it for me. I live for beautiful, brilliant light. Whether it’s a gorgeous, scorching July afternoon or a chilly, yet brilliantly sunny afternoon in November, you will find me out there. The latter was what we experienced at Rachel and Nate’s November wedding at the Boulder Country Club. Sunny and cold. I also love it when a couple prefers to be in the sun, regardless of the temperature! Rachel and Nate’s excitement was more than enough to keep us all warm as we photographed their amazing day.