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Destination Engagement PhotographyJoshua + ManuelDenver, CO

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Estes Park Engagement Photography

Joshua and Manuel's Estes Park Engagement Photography session was amazing on so many levels! This session was really special for me to photograph, as Josh is my first cousin, so when they asked me to fly out to Denver for their engagement session I immediately said, yes! Josh and Manuel have impeccable style and taste, so of course, wearing suits in the snow up at Estes Park was a no-brainer. Their suits are handmade and tailored to fit, as they got them in Thailand on their pre-honeymoon trip together. Family means the world to me, it's one of the reasons why I opted for an intimate wedding with just family, so getting to photograph these two to create these memories as they start their life together was truly an honor. We could not have had a more perfect two days in Denver. We started out our session in downtown Denver, stopping at some beautiful bridges and overlooks on the way. The next day we ventured into Estes Park, which is a drive outside the city, but totally worth it! It was absolutely freezing, and my fingers were so cold I could barely roll my film! Josh and Manuel were troopers and made these photos look totally effortless as they posed in the snow. They even brought their adorable pup Leo, who I got the meet the first day they brought him home almost two years ago! I am so excited to celebrate these two in October in California!

Photography: Lauren Renee Designs

Scans: Richard Photo Lab

 

Craftwood InnAmy + JohnManitou Springs, CO

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Craftwood Inn Wedding Photography - Manitou Springs, Colorado

Amy and John said their vows and became husband and wife at this beautiful and rustic Craftwood Inn Wedding in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Manitou Springs is a quaint little town right outside of Colorado Springs, where the Garden of the Gods national park is located. The Garden of the Gods was breathtaking, and of course we managed to squeeze in a little portrait session between the ceremony and reception...and from the photos, you can tell it was totally worth it! Amy and I met in college while we were studying abroad on Semester at Sea, so a destination wedding was totally fitting! Over the years we have stayed connected, and when Amy asked if I would fly out to photograph her wedding, I was not only honored but also extremely thrilled to be there for her and John. Thank you Amy and John for allowing me to to capture those special moments throughout your wedding day! Wishing you both a lifetime of love, happiness, and endless adventures! 

I absolutely love to travel and destination weddings are my favorite! Please contact me for more information regarding destination wedding packages and pricing! I would love to hear from you!

 

Venue + Catering: Craftwood Inn

Dress: Emma Bridals

Groom's Tux: Men's Wearhouse - Vera Wang

Florals: Hillside Consultants

Makeup: Faces By Shelly

Hair: Manitou Hair Emporium

DJ: Celebrity DJ

Film Scans: The Find Lab

Second Photographer: Levana Melamed

Calhoun Beach ClubTalia + YoniMinneapolis, MN

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Words cannot describe Yoni and Talia's amazing Calhoun Beach Club Wedding! I was honored that they asked me to join them in Minneapolis to photograph their beautiful wedding! Thanks to their fabulous wedding planner Ramie, the amazing venue, and the fantastic weather, everything was perfect! It was 20 degrees cooler the day before so we were lucky that the sun came allowing us to venture down to Lake Calhoun for their portraits at sunset.  

The Venue 

The Calhoun Beach Club is a beautiful venue with floor to ceiling windows and tons of natural light that poured into the ballroom. Every detail that day was so thoughtful and perfect, really representing the couple and their love. Talia (the bride) made the save the dates and invitations as well as the table decor (she is an amazing artist). The bouquet, which was insanely beautiful, was put together by the bride's best friend using local flowers in the area.

Tradition 

This was the first Orthodox Jewish Wedding I photographed, even though I have been lucky enough to attend plenty as a guest. The entire ceremony was emotional and everyone was sobbing including me and my second photographer. Yoni had not seen Talia for the week before the wedding, so the first time he saw his beautiful bride was right before the ceremony during the Bedeken (the veiling). 

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The Bedeken ceremony was truly a remarkable experience, surrounded by all of their loved ones I can't even image how they both felt  seeing each other for the first time. I am crying now just typing this. The way Yoni was sneaking glances at Talia during the ceremony and reception, you could tell how much he truly adores her. I love capturing love, and telling a couples story as the day unfolds. Thank you so much Yoni and Talia for letting me create these memories for you both to cherish together forever! 
 

Vendors 

Chuppah Florals & Details: Richfield Flowers & Events, Inc.
Bouquet & Center Pieces: Katie Stoner
Ketubah: Meirav Ong
Hair and Makeup (Bride): Riki Konikoff 
Hair (Bridal Party): Nicolette from Edina Hair District
Invitations & Save the Dates: The Bride
Day of Coordinator: Ramie Delmor
Film scans: The Find Lab

 

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Travel + AdventureFranceProvence, French Riviera, Nice, Monaco

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Provence, French Riviera, Nice, Monaco...these are just some of the places we visited on our tour of the South of France two summers ago! My fiancé and I attended my cousin's wedding at the beautiful Le Mas des Oules located just outside the quaint little town of Uzès, France. We traveled there with my brother and his girlfriend, exploring the medieval towns and cities that are nestled around the rolling French country side. France is beautiful and life is so simple. Stores and restaurants close mid afternoon and don't re-open until the evening, where wining and dining continues until the early hours of the morning. The light breeze is welcoming, and of course the architecture and surrounding beauty is breathtaking. While there, we rented a car, which made travel around Provence a lot more convenient. However, the drivers there are crazy! So be careful! After spending a few days in Uzès, we traveled to Nice and then Monaco, where we walked the designer clad streets, stopped by the Hotel Monte Carlo, and dined al fresco. Oh, how I can't wait to go back!

Planning our trip to France was so much fun, and I can't wait for our next European adventure! If you know of anyone looking for a destination wedding photographer, please send them my way! I love to travel! I currently give discounts on destination weddings, and will create a custom package perfect for your needs. You can contact me directly for a quote! Now booking 2017 weddings and beyond!

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The VaultMia + LukeColumbus, Ohio

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 The Vault - Columbus Ohio

Luke and Mia’s wedding at The Vault in Columbus, Ohio was simply a blast! Luke and Mia were so much fun to work with and you can tell from the images that they truly enjoyed every second of their beautiful wedding day! Mia planned the entire wedding herself which is noteworthy and a daunting task! But ultimately made the day spectacular! The Vendor's that were involved executed the event flawlessly, and truly did a great job bringing Mia's vision to life.

The Vault is a unique venue because it was an old bank that they turned into a wedding banquet hall.  In addition to the amazing architecture of the building, there was an 100 year old chandelier that hung from the ceiling and the arching windows let in some beautiful natural light. The bar which was located in the actual vault and the main reception area is where the tellers used to sit. The space is truly beautiful!

Thank you so much to the amazing bride and groom for letting us capture your special day! Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!

If you are interested in finding out more information about my wedding packages and pricing, please use the contact form. I look forward to hearing from you!

Second shot and assisted for Jonathan Ritenour.

Second Photographer: Lauren Renee Designs

 Hair: Visible Changes

Makeup: The Bride

Dress & Veil: Oleg Cassini

Shoes: Chinese Laundry

Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal

Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse

Invitations: Carlson Craft

Calligraphy: On Paper

Flowers: An Occasional Florist

Venue: The Vault

Caterer & Linens: Catering By Scott

DJ: Dueling Pianos

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