Denver Wedding Photography – Clocktower Wedding, Denver, CO
I have been editing and editing and editing these photos, so they have taken awhile. Confession? It was hard to choose what to post. The photos are SO beautiful, and I really, REALLY love how they turned out. I often have a hard time choosing photos, I look at them and put them side by side and try to decide what I like best. I know that I should narrow them down more, but I really love them and it’s hard to out some of them!
I had the opportunity to work with some amazing vendors, in a gorgeous venue, for a shoot several weeks ago. The I added boudoir into the shoot because I knew I wanted to shoot boudoir in this venue, but I also knew that I wanted to shoot some wedding details, and an awesome couple. And in the end, everything turned out wonderfully, better than I could have asked for. Click here to see the boudoir photography.
Several of you know that I work with makeup artists regularly for my boudoir clients. Trust me when I say, you probably don’t want me doing your makeup. I hire professionals. ;) While working on a boudoir shoot, one of my makeup artists casually mentioned that she didn’t really have wedding photos. Wh-wh-what?! That’s like telling me that grass is really purple. Of course Brooke, sure, yeah. That’s CRAZY to me! I was fortunate to have amazing photographers at my wedding, and to hear that someone doesn’t have wedding photos was amazing to me. She is a beautiful woman, and when I heard this, the wheels in my head started to turn. I knew I wanted to shoot at the Clocktower. I knew that I wanted to shoot with an ACTUAL couple, instead of two models that don’t know each other. So, after talking with the owner of the Clocktower, a date was set. And I started asking others to join me. Then, a wrench was thrown into my plans. My usual second shooter, my husband Tom, wouldn’t be able to come because of a scheduling conflict. Well shoot. So I asked in a group I belong to for assistants, and had two on board. Then two boudoir models cancelled on me. I had already picked up the lingerie, and everything was ready to go, and they’re cancelled. I was slightly stressed, and posted on Facebook, and another photographer volunteered. SCORE. There were some additional issues because of things beyond our control – but it was kind of like a wedding. Family affected people involved, unfortunate accidents, and things just happened. Things that we couldn’t help, but they definitely added some difficulty.
In the end though… everything worked out beautifully. It truly was like a wedding – things beyond our control will always mess with perfectly laid plans, but when you have professionals behind the scene that can roll with the punches, the day moves forward wonderfully.
Lacey, you are just gorgeous!
Even if it is a styled/planned shoot, I prefer to shoot with actual couples. There is something about a happy couple that cannot be duplicated with models that are not experienced actors. They look like they belong together, not because of the way they look but because of a vibe, a feeling. A chemistry!
The details were just beautiful! Jessica & Kathy nailed the design. While it was simple, it was elegant and chic without being over the top, it was perfect!
Jennifer was a little under the weather, and was super worried about making sure the cake was ready. I kept telling her we are okay, relax, and she worked on it right up until it arrived! The detail is amazing!
There are so many amazing people to thank. Jessica, I realize that I didn’t give you a lot to go with when I was trying to explain my vision to you. But you nailed it anyway – simple, gorgeous, chic and striking. Amy and Jessica, you were both a HUGE help, and Heather when you weren’t being a gorgeous model you were an amazing assistant too! Holly, thank you so much for your help with the space! Jennifer, it was bad timing all around and things happened that you couldn’t control, and you still shined and came through, thank you so much! Mom (Kathy!) the bouquet and arrangements were exactly what I wanted. This is why I leave all floral decisions up to you – you know exactly what I want, even when I don’t! Andy & Lacey, you both did SO well, I know it was a long day! You were so patient and wonderful to work with, and gorgeous on top of that too! ;) Thank you so much for being flexible and having fun with us!
Here are some amazing people who contributed and helped!
Denver Wedding Photography & Designer – Brooke Summer Photography
Wedding & Event Coordinator & Designer – Jessica McTaggart, Pink Champagne Events
Photography Assistants – Jessica Ramsey & Amy Feist
Makeup Artist – Lacey Dahlstrom, Dahlface Makeup
Cake Artist – Jennifer Campbell, Denver Designer Cakes
Bridal Gown – d’Anelli Bridal, d’Anelli Bridal Shop, Denver, CO
Venue – D&F Clock Tower, Denver, CO, Clock Tower Events
Linens – Butler Rents, Butler Rents Party Rental
I would love to hear what you think of these photos. I have been working on them for so long that I’m kind of immersed in them and LOVE them, but I want to know! I would love a comment. :)