Our son played his first competitive baseball game last week. It was a Friday night ( 7:30 pm) under the lights; a boy’s dream. Before the game, he was filled with excitement, pride, and oozing nervous energy. I totally empathized with him because I had the same feelings the week before at Chris and Stephanie’s wedding! For me, this wedding was our official season opener. It marked the start of “wedding season” and until late October our days will be full of brides and bouquets, editing and album building, toasts and first dances. I was ready, excited to kickoff our 2011 wedding season, I had some new gear (my lovely Kelly Moore bag) to shoot with, a new venue (Four Seasons Hotel Denver) to explore, and a gorgeous bride to spend the day photographing. Stephanie and Chris were bubbling with joy and had one of the sweetest ceremonies I’ve ever experienced… see our post: Wedding Decor at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver.
In the end, our boy won his first game and scored his first run, our first wedding of the season was amazing, and Stephanie and Chris threw a grand celebration to mark a new chapter in their lives. Here’s to new beginnings!
It was also the season opener for the Colorado Rockies that day too… but there seriously was not any other place I would have rather been on that crisp, sunny Colorado afternoon than at the Four Seasons Hotel with Stephanie and Chris. Just like a fantastic ball game, the day we spent with them flew by. The timelessness of the day was tangible. Does that make any sense at all? It was as if the incredible experiences of the day played in front of us on a movie screen. There was an effortlessness to the day. It was just that kind of wedding. Chris and Stephanie were ready, relaxed, and so happy.
To top it all off… as we arrived at the Four Seasons Hotel, Julie Gambrell (Classic Creations) gave me a thank you gift. I’m sure many of you can guess what would put a huge smile on my face… a bottle of 14 year old Oban Single-Malt Scotch. The 750ml bottle of Scottish Highland goodness rested, gently, in my lens bag all day… whispering in my ear. Yes, I partook… after we arrived home and backed up the images. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day.