When I walked into the house to see the bride and start shooting this Union 12 wedding, I walked into the most peaceful bridal suite ever. Jordian’s sweet sister was finishing up the bridal hair, her bridesmaids were getting ready themselves and there was no music. Just a soft, quiet room full of girls getting ready! The atmosphere was joyful and calm.
Classic, Elegant, Timeless — I had a vision — black and white with greenery. I saw a venue with so much character that it needed no decorations. I saw white everything — white chairs, white linens, white roses and only greenery on the tables. I dreamed of a timeless wedding — black suits, black bridesmaids dresses and me in a classic, sophisticated ivory gown.
When I first met with Kate, I was so excited when she said “I waited so long for a photographer and Anis said ‘why do you keep looking at other photographers, you know you like Courtney'” — She is what I hope all my potential brides to be like someday! She follows and keeps up on my work and then when it’s her turn, she contacts me!
Downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana has become one of my favorite places to shoot engagement sessions! The city planted the most colorful trees at Headwaters which offers an amazing view of the skyline (although I didn’t get it in this session). But then the new Promenade Park is STUNNING and offers a beautiful view of the sunset behind the historical Wells Street Bridge!
Fort Collins showered their day with the most glorious weather. We scouted out the location for the nuptials the night before and it was almost like this spot was made for weddings because it was out on this little ledge just big enough for about 25 people with a great view in the background. The sun was shining bright, my best friend Nikki had the music queued and we all gathered as they read their own vows and committed a lifetime to each other in front of friends and family. After the ceremony, we all headed out to New Belgium Brewery for post-wedding beers and enjoy the celebration of two becoming one!
Kim always had a vision for her day. Her in-laws have a large property completely surrounded by massive pines and she knew she would stand in front of friends and family to marry her best friend by her favorite trees one day. Planning an outdoor wedding always adds a little more stress to the mix but luckily the rain came a day early so her ceremony dreams could come true!