I get totally high on weddings. All the love, the happy family and friends, the music, food, fun… And Nicole and Marco’s had all that, and then some. They are the kind of couple that find comfort in each other’s presence. Leave them alone for a couple seconds and they crack each other up. They make my job so easy. And it doesn’t hurt that Nicole is fun, easy-going and totally gorgeous. Not to mention that they picked fabulous locations! We started out at St. Joseph’s, here in Fort Collins.
It never fails: if the groom cries, I cry. And so when Marco got choked up saying his vows having, well, I did too.
After the ceremony, we played on the church grounds and then at the amazing farm where Nicole’s parents live.
I often say that I have no clue how my photos happen. That’s it some kind of crazy magic that shows up when I pick up camera and point it at people. The photo below is a perfect example… Nicole, Marco and I decided to take some photos behind the barn. It was big, red and most importantly, shaded from the midday sun. When we got back there, I noticed a bright yellow thing propping the barn window open. I joked with Marco that he was responsible for hiding it from the camera by standing in front of it. We started taking pictures, and when Nicole and Marco leaned toward each other for a kiss, Marco grabbed Nicole and pulled her towards him—because he had to stay in front of the big yellow thing!! The reason the photos looks so natural is because it totally was. I couldn’t have posed that shot better if I’d tried. Magic, right?
And then we all had some good laughs… (See the bright yellow window prop?)
The wedding details were amazingly lovely. Sweet, simple, elegant… Lovely. A big, giant THANK YOU to Kate O’Donnell of Green Apple Weddings for pulling it all together so perfectly! And for being just plain awesome to work with and be around!
Big, white wedding tents = pure awesomeness.
And so you see why after Nicole and Marco’s wedding, I was flying high. I was honored and grateful to be there; to laugh with them, hang with their family, have a couple cupcakes, (yes, a couple…) and to witness their incredible love!