The Manor House Colorado Wedding Photographer

Your pulse quickens the moment you turn the corner and see that big house on the hill. That grand estate is a catcher of laughs, tears, toasts and kisses. Ride with me for a few The Manor House Colorado Wedding, in Ken Caryl / Littleton …

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Kimberly + Sean | The Manor House Colorado Wedding

They love snowboarding. REALLY, love snowboarding. Sean molded a snowboarding pair for the cake topper, the reception guests tables were all named after famed Colorado mountains, and there was a spent board for everyone to sign. Plus — check out the guest seating table made (again by the groom) to look like a SNOWY COLORADO MOUNTAIN. Their October Manor House day was filled with dynamic weather, super tight friends, and adoring family. The guys kept humming 1960’s psychedelic songs so I put their groom’s photos to look like an old album cover. Groovy.

This was my first chance to check out the new reception center at Manor House. It’s a perfect space filled with bright walls and edgy details — extremely photo friendly.

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The Manor House Colorado Wedding | Rachel + Dan

When I was a kid growing up back East, hucksters used to throw out the cliché “if you don’t like the weather, just wait as it will change in 5 minutes.” Until you’ve spent a Summer in Colorado, you really don’t know the true meaning of that phrase. Thankfully, Rachel and Dan are backcountry adventurers and weather’s always a friend. Sometimes there to kiss you, other times to challange you. This wedding day, weather decided to play BOTH of those roles.

This was a first for me. Dan’s Grandmother had an unexpected illness that kept her from plane travel out to the wedding. What to do? Facetime, on an iPad. They kept the connection open all day and Grandparents enjoyed it all, live, from the other side of the country! Rachel’s elegant beauty knocked everyone over — especially Dan (fun photo sequence on the front porch when he sees her for the first time).

Incliment weather makes for the best of receptions. I think among the guests there’s a spirit of “we’ve really been through something together” or a sense of sympathy for the Bride & Groom. Maybe the collective thinking is “aw, it rained on the wedding day so we better make the reception really fun.” Whatever the inspiration, this reception was a hoot. The band (who also played at Rachel’s Mitzvah reception years prior) was also inspired and had everyone up in the hora chair in no time.

For an alternate take on the day, check out Manor House’s blog.

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Gretchen & David | The Manor House Colorado Wedding | Ken Caryl

All hail the matchmakers! I have a special affinity to any couple who was matched-up by friends, and Sonia and I were set-up by a friend (Scott Arbough / KBCO Radio) and we’ve been married almost 20 years. Your friends know you — what makes you tick, what you aspire to, and chance are you’ve said out loud what you’re looking for in a mate. G & D’s Maid of Honor and Best Man were indeed their match makers — but rather ambitious ones as David was in Southern California in seminary school so the meets involved plane tickets and Skype. I can imagine the look on anyone’s face when they here, “we have the perfect person for you, but … he’s in California.”

So, tens of thousands of frequent flyer miles and gigabytes of bandwidth later, we have a wedding. Manor House was the perfect canvas for this special day offers the perfect mix of old skool elegance and Colorado outdoor funky. On a clear day (and the right lens) you can see through Ken Caryl valley all the way to Denver. Shout out to my uber-talented friend Sean Lara for sharing photography duties. We had a little weather to contend with, but always found a fun work-around and the photos never suffered.

I’m thankful to get so many positive online reviews for my work. Here’s Gretchen’s from WeddingWire …

When it comes to wedding photographers, Tom is the best around. He is incredibly talented and has an amazing eye for interesting shots. We got married in a wind storm and then had it rain during time for pictures and they still turned out amazing. Tom is very professional and a great person to work with. He gets your pictures edited and on facebook quickly, and then sends them to you in a CD. You want Tom to take pictures for your wedding!! 

To see if I’m available for your Manor House Denver Wedding, click on the CONTACT link at the top of the page.

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