This bohemian bridal session is such a stunner. We love the relaxed, yet moody feel of it. We’re really into wedding dresses that aren’t actually “wedding dresses”and this one fits the bill perfectly. Hilary wore a lovely dress from Free People – which we love for a non-traditional wedding dress option. Small designers are also on our list of favorites such as Sarah Seven or Elizabeth Dye. Simple accessories, a snuggly falsa blanket and topped off with a felt hat – we’re all about incorporating every day style into your wedding look.
first things first, we need to publicly thank lauren & trevor for making all of our photographer dreams come true with their rocky mountain engagement. we originally met lauren & trevor at a wedding. and then we re-met them at another wedding and another. you see, a couple of years ago, lauren had a lot of friends getting married and we kept seeing her face. lauren is a super talented singer, as well as excellent friend, thus she was either singing or attending all of those weddings. we eventually became real life friends with lauren & trevor over mexican food – isn’t that how all great friendships begin?
you can imagine our delight when lauren & trevor got engaged and asked us to shoot their wedding! a few months pass and we decide to grab dinner one night to discuss their engagement session. we start throwing out ideas of places around birmingham or within a few hours driving distance. the topics of conversation ebb and flow and we mention that we had a wedding coming up in denver later that month. a joke ensues about lauren & trevor making the trip out to colorado for their engagement session and we dreamed and schemed for the remainder of dinner. we all left the restaurant that night thinking it wouldn’t happen. two days later, trevor sends wesley a text that says, “booking our plane tickets tonight” and the rest is history.
this most epic engagement session of all engagement sessions is special to us in so many ways. most of this day felt like a dream. we spent the entire day exploring rocky mountain national park and discovering new places on trail ridge road, but really everything is best broken down into three parts: dream lake, golden birch tree fields and the tundra.
this rainy day engagement session was a total risk that turned out better than we could have imagined. claira & judd are long-distance until their january wedding and while claira just recently moved to nashville, judd lives over 200 miles away in arkansas. we’d planned the session for friday afternoon and watched as the forecast grew dimmer and dimmer – all the while, claira & judd were up for anything. they were even cool with taking pictures in the rain if need be. we got super lucky and the rain subsided about 20 minutes before our session. we may have ended up with soggy shoes from blazing our own trails to the lake’s shoreline, but we left with smiles on our faces and two new friends.
two things i love: non-traditional bridal accessories and couples who embrace the rain on their wedding day.