Colorado Wedding Photography – Wings Over the Rockies Wedding Shoot I think that any creative will understand when I say this – sometimes, you just need to design something and carry it through, that is YOUR vision, instead of someone else’s. I love shooting with my clients, and I go out of my way to make sure that everything is amazing for them. Not just photos, but their experience overall. It is a completely different and awesome experience to get together with some of the best professionals in your area and just create. To think of a concept, and GO with it, make it happen!
I met Chelsea with Glam Event Design last year, and we immediately clicked. When she mentioned that she didn’t have a ton of photos to share on her site and Facebook, I asked her why she hadn’t done any styled shoots yet. She looked at me and something just clicked, I felt like a light bulb went off over both of our heads! I explained an idea that I had for a Pearl Harbor/1940’s styled shoot, and my dream location for this shoot – the Wings Over the Rockies Museum, in Denver. A fellow photographer and friend told me earlier in the year that she really wanted to do something fun like this with her husband, because she wanted some updated photos of them. I was telling Chelsea all of this, and explained that I was SUPER busy and didn’t really have the time to work on it just yet, so I had been putting it off. In love with the idea, but just not able to follow through with it. My clients have always come first, so some of the more creative stuff gets pushed to the side.
Chelsea took off.
She is an amazing coordinator and really did an awesome job with this shoot. We were able to bring together so many professionals that did SUCH a great job planning out every single detail. I have to admit that I am decorating challenged. I know what I like and what I think is beautiful, but I just don’t know how to quite achieve it, unless it is on someone’s body. Hence the props and things that I do when I work with women. ;) Robbie and Chelsea knew exactly what would look amazing, and were able to communicate that to everyone else – culminating in gorgeous details!
Custom made chocolate airplanes. A cake with such intricate detail that I was afraid to touch it to photograph it! Bouquets with contrast in the flowers and textures. Food that was so YUMMY looking that it really sucked to have to photograph and not dig in! Personal details and special touches from another generation, a beloved grandmother that had passed away – one of my most favorite components.
And of course, a venue that I really, really love. I really try to do styled shoots in venues that are unique and different. I am a confessed history geek. And since my son has become obsessed with WWII and planes, we have been to Wings Over the Rockies several times now. He goes from plane to plane, telling me all about them and I smile and nod. I listen to his details, but I also love to hear the personal stories from the volunteers that work there. The last time we were there as a family, one volunteer was telling us about how he met his wife – through his service in the military – and I was moved to tears. This truly is a magical place, full of history and excitement.
Thank you so much to everyone that was involved. I didn’t get to meet all of you that day, but I look forward to working with you in the future. You are all so talented!
Colorado Wedding Coordinator – Chelsea Beck, Glam Event Design, website coming soon at http://www.glamyourevent.com
Denver Wedding Venue – Wings Over the Rockies Museum, Denver, CO
Colorado Event Design – Robbie Freund, Tablescapes by Design
Denver Wedding Hair and Makeup – Jewels Gray
Colorado Wedding and Boudoir Photographer – Brooke Summer Photography
Denver Wedding Florist – Kristi with Fleur Decor
Custom Chocolates – Donna Vander Baan – Chocolates, by Donna
Denver Bridal Boutique & Gowns – Blue Bridal
Denver Wedding Stationery & Invitations – Ann with Cloud 9 Weddings & Papers
Denver Wedding Cakes – Andrea with Acentrix Cakes
Wedding Models & Couple – Nik & Corrie, CLB Photography
Denver Personal Chef – Alexa with Alexa’s Supper Club
Now how about some photos? ;)
The gown came from Blue Bridal, and fit the shoot perfectly. It makes me think of the old wedding photographs that I see from my grandparents’ generation! Kristi created two bouquets and boutonniere sets for us, the colors were stunning!
Robbie set up the tables, and had so many accessories with bling on them, I was in love. I kept telling her don’t be surprised if this disappears…
The cake was massive and gorgeous! The detail was amazing, hand rolled and designed fondant with painted details. The planes were custom made chocolate airplanes!
Several of the items belonged to Chelsea’s grandmother, who had recently passed away. It is so neat to bring in details that are from another generation, specifically when that time period coincides with the shoot and surroundings. The lace, pearls, and cake toppers were all personal items.
Alexa created QUITE the menu for the shoot, it was very difficult not to “sample” everything as I was shooting. I got to taste some of it later though and WOW. It tasted as good as, if not better, than it looked!
Ann’s stationery is so classy and timeless. I love how there isn’t anything trendy or over the top, it is classically beautiful!
On top of all of these amazing details, we had an amazing man, and a gorgeous woman.
It is kind of a rule of mine that I don’t do planned shoots with two models that don’t know each other. The chemistry just isn’t there. These two are such good looking people individually, but together there is just a SPARK! Corrie and I have talked quite a bit about relationships and both agree that marriage takes a lot of work. I love working with couples that have history together, their connection comes through in the photos! I asked Corrie to share a little bit about their relationship.
Nik and I met at a high school youth group when we were 17 and started dating. We went to different high schools so we met for lunch between our schools and had picnics under a big tree at our favorite park. That’s also where he propsed several years later on my 19th birthday. Yes, we were young but both feel it worked out really well. Got married when we were 20 and have been in love ever since. I’m a hopeless romantic, yes. But I also think it’s super important to choose to love that person instead of relying on how we feel that day. We’ve had more good times than bad. But we started with an amazing pre-marital counselor who gave us tools to use in the hard times. I’m more in love with him today than ever before and I’m AMAZED that I am married to such a man. More than that, so thankful that GOD has put the two of us together. Without Him, we’d be nowhere.
WOW… Corrie you are gorgeous, inside and out.
We had been shooting for a little while and they broke out the best. Prop. Ever. AVIATOR SUNGLASSES!
This museum is truly an amazing and unique venue.
Thank you so much to everyone who participated! Chelsea, Jewels and I all had assistants as well, so I want to make sure to thank them because they did an amazing job! Tom, Amy, Kendy, and Hanna – you were wonderful and so helpful, thank you to all of you!