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CHRIS & KIM | Sunset Hill House | Sugar Hill, NH

In May I ventured out to one of my favorite places, the greater New England states. If you missed that little adventure of mine you can read about it HERE. While there, I spent some time finally getting to hang out with one of my new favorite people Spring Smith. Spring is a photographer in NH and it was so awesome being to be able to hang out in person, verses our standard FB chatting! We ate, talked, dreamed and saw everything possible that we were able cram into 5 days. I loved every minute of it. In between all of the exploring and dreaming, we were even able to photograph a few weddings. (Mike & Colleen’s Wedding)

I fell in love with Spring’s clients Chris and Kim the second I met them. They are so in love and with every ounce of who they are their love shines. I have never seen a groom who shined so bright when looking at his bride. It was refreshing and beautiful! And speaking of beautiful, check out their amazing venue, The Sunset Hill House. Such a stunning backdrop for their day. I have learned that New England light and Colorado light are so very different, and it was so awesome getting to play in a new location. Chris and Kim even had an amazing sunset complete with a light rain and A FULL RAINBOW to celebrate their new lives together with during their portraits. Talk about a view!

Chris and Kim, you two are refreshing with the way you look at one another. Don’t ever lose that! Thank you for embracing me with open arms on your wedding day shooting along side of Spring. It was such a please to photograph you both, meet your families, and see your love shine. It was a beautiful day, thank you for allowing me to share in it! Congratulations!!! 

Lead Photographer: Spring Smith Studios | Second Shooter: Melissa Beck | Venue: Sunset Hill House Sugar Hill, NH | Planner: Amanda Blackslee (Sunset Hill House) | Florist: Heritage Flowers | Cake: White Mt. Cupcakery | Dress: Alfred Angelo | DJ: Mike’s Music Mix | Hair/Makeup: Fresh Salon

ERIC & LINDSAY | 910 Arts Gallery Wedding

It was edgy, colorful, intimate, laid back, untraditional, and beautiful. It was perfectly Eric and Lindsay. There wedding was planned around who they really are as a couple, their love for vibrancy, and the idea of taking the day to enjoy one another and their guests. That is what it is all about. Surrounding yourself with those elements are what can really set your wedding day apart for your guests. With CO throwing them a loop for their wedding day and providing a beautiful blue sky, it also provided us all with one of the hottest days of the year so far! 102 degrees! Talk about an amazing couple and wedding party. Shout out to all of you guys rocking your tuxes in the scorching heat and to the ladies where no matter the temp still looked stunning! Eric and Lindsay you guys were amazing! Your wedding day unfolded beautifully and I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing couple to spend the day with. Sweat and all! From a suite at the Magnolia Hotel, to the back drop of City Park, then on to the artistic alleys of Santa Fe Art District… You two have had some of my most favorite expressions during your first look, the most intimate ceremony for your guests, and certainly the most colorful set of images to date. I am thankful to have been a small part in your new journey of life together! Congratulations to you all!! Married: Eric & Lindsay

From the Bride and Groom:
Selecting our venue was the most fun part for me. The venue we picked is in downtown Denver AND is open to the public most days. I like knowing that if i want to reminisce a few years down the line that I can go back to our wedding venue and have a cup of coffee or enjoy the art. For Eric it was defiantly looking at honeymoon locations and activities. And our advice for future couples in the planning process is to plan as much together as possible. It is so much more manageable and it also becomes enjoyable when you find something that is very “you.” Much of the planning part is NOT fun, but since Eric has helped with so much I’ve managed to have fun and feel good knowing his opinion is represented. Just really do what you want to do, not what other people think you should do.
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Ceremony Preparations: The Magnolia Hotel | Ceremony & Reception : 910 Arts Gallery | Caterer & Desserts: Footers Catering | Florist: Bride (Costco) | DJ: AFEX DJ | Officiant: Vicky Hampton | Bridal Gown: d’Anelli, Watters & Watters | Honeymoon Location: Vancouver & Whistler, BC

 

You can view their Engagement Photos here.

Casey Laufenberg - These pictures are amazing…you guys look great!

Melanie Cabrera - OMG! I love these pictures! You two look so happy & beautiful together. Love ya.

Kristin Haid - Absolutely amazing photos! So happy I was able to be a part of this wonderful day. Melissa, you and your team made everything easy and enjoyable!

Lisa Roth - AMAZING pictures! So glad I could be there to celebrate with you two!

BRANDON & LISA | City Park Engagement

Where there are clouds, there is usually rain and when it rains it pours. Lisa and Brandon were not exception to that un written rule. I think it took us a good three times worth of planning to beat the CO storms we were having for a while there. I think it was worth the wait.

Lisa and Brandon, thank you for hanging out with me again! I am so glad we ended up heading out around City Park again. Although we didn’t get the bright sunshine we were hoping for, you both look amazing and I love how it all turned out! I am so excited to spend the day with you and your families celebrating in August! 

Meet: Brandon & Lisa

Lauri Segrue-Polly - Great Photos! Thanks for sharing!

Deborah Lucero - Very nice pictures – I love them all!