I was welcomed to Denver by two vibrant and smiling faces. Two faces that were excited to get married. Two faces I was going to photograph. To face this task I came with my tools, creativity and preparedness. Well, entering the state of New Mexico at a late hour showed me how I was unprepared for the cold weather. However, that wouldn't stifle the efforts and ambition I summoned to create a beautiful collection of love.
The next day, we ventured out to view the venue and lighting (to analyze the conditions expected for that time of day). Unfortunately, we were greeted by an overcast and whipping winds. Amazingly, the winds were blowing and the clouds remained still. (Quite an experience). Then the clouds broke and hail, rain and more rain fell. In different areas of the Angel Fire township some areas remained dry. At an elevation of 8500 feet my head was also unprepared for the activity and sustained a day long headache. Yet, I remained fully functional and ready for the next day's magical moments. The forecast announced an 80% chance of rain so decisions had to be made. Weather dictates the outcome no matter how hard and thorough you plan.
I was unaware of where we would be shooting, but I was aware of who I'd be photographing and I made efforts to ensure comfort and positivity. I was helping with moving furniture and assisting with preparation then I met William's family. He has two awesome brothers that love and support him very well (like a family should). A very optimistic and vibrant mother that provided such great motherly guidance and love. A great father that was beaming with pride. I was surrounded by many amazing people that showed so many reasons about why this couple deserved to be together. The best part about this experience was my role. I was one of the "amazing" people William and Kamila chose to be apart of their big day...I just so happened to be a photographer too!
The next day arrived and the phones immediately went to weather apps to check the forecasts. The chance of rain decreased which was a relief, gray and cold is much better than rain and wind. So, the day began and as much as stress tried to be apart of the day, it was declined a seat in this houseof positivity. Myself and the maid of honor made sure to keep smiles and hope as the theme for the day.
The happy moments couldn't be denied.
Sealed with a kiss.
The next day yielded beautiful colors, and temperatures that we couldn't resist capturing. The wedding portraits were brief the day before just because of the possibility of having moments like this to shoot.
Rich colors and love blend to solidify this union.