Hannah and Brianna found me on Instagram, and reached out to me about a year before their wedding to express interest. It’s always thrilling when someone reaches out to you, especially if they did it because they love your work. Hannah told me a bit about their wedding and what they were looking for in a photographer. They were getting married in Westcliffe, Colorado and wanted the mountains to be a central part of their wedding.
I had never been to Westcliffe, and remember pulling up the day of the wedding in awe of the scenery. It was beautiful in all directions, especially looking at the prominent Sangre de Cristos. While I had done research online about the area, seeing the landscape come alive in person was magical.
Our coverage began at the first look and ended at the last formal dance. Between the two, we captured so many hugs, laughs, tears and love in over 1,000 frames. We also captured some of my favorite moments, like the first look that Hannah had with her dad, the Hawaiian prayer that Brianna’s cousin performed during the ceremony, how Brianna looked at Hannah as she left to walk down the aisle and the moving vows that they each wrote for each other.
One of the many things I noticed throughout the day was the kindness and warmth that these two constantly showed each other and those around them. From the way that Hannah and Brianna looked at each other, to the long hugs and kind words said by all, the love was immensely palpable.
I feel overjoyed and honored to have been selected to photograph this phenomenal Colorado LGBT wedding for Hannah & Brianna. To be invited into these sacred spaces and trusted to document these moments, is a treasure.
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