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Archers Poudre River Resort Wedding | Andrea + Robert

They had been married a long time. Not officially, but A + R had been a spiritual pair for many years and most people who met them assumed they were married. This glorious Archers Poudre River Resort wedding was a celebration of their two families and their colorful cast of friends they both had accumulated on the highways of life. Andrea’s family were the gracious hosts and Robert’s family provided the music.

With a little help from our friends

Robert’s a musician so his posse provided sound, ceremony music and a ton of laughs. Andrea comes from the event world, so her besties contributed event management and officiated the emotional waterside ceremony. After a BBQ served on bamboo plates and serving ware, the generations of Robert’s family blew everyone away with dusk lit cover of The Grateful Dead’s “Ripple.” I got a little excited and get everyone to join  along with the humming part at the end.

Fire on the mountain

This day was magical for three reasons. First, no car stress as the whole event from getting ready to the last dance was within quick walking distance. Second, the couple deligated a lot of last minute decision-making and was thrilled at the ownership their friends and family showed and crafting their own respective parts. Third, I didn’t have to photograph anyone dancing to the Cuban Slide or Love Shack. Y’know, it’s the little things.

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tomKphoto

Fort Collins , CO

Phone: (720) 210-3548

A bride takes a deep reflective breath during the pinery at the hill wedding in colorado springs, Colorado. This intimate wedding photography image was actually photographed some distance away with a Canon 100L Macro lens. Usually a macro lens is thought to be for close up detail shooting, but they are also surprising portrait lenses. The window light from behind combined with a gentle reflection for the white wedding veil creates a gentle glow on her smooth skin. A wide open aperture setting of ƒ2.8 adds to the dreamy look of the image, as does the black + white post processing with just a hint of added grain. pre ceremony prayer circle during the pinery at the hill wedding in colorado springs bride and groom formal portraits during the pinery at the hill wedding in colorado springs bride and groom steal a kiss during the pinery at the hill wedding in colorado springs light sparkles for the first dance during the pinery at the hill wedding in colorado springs bride hams for the cameras during the pinery at the hill wedding in colorado springs sweeping views and wind mix during the pinery at the hill wedding in colorado springs

Pinery At The Hill Wedding :: Shaunese + Joshua

A couple of times a year, I get the pleasure of photographing someone’s wedding that I’ve known for a few years. I first met Shaunese along Boulder Creek at a friend’s wedding a few years back and was blown away be her smile. It sneaks up on you with her cool charm then, bam! Full whites, lol. I spied on my marketing friend going through life’s hiway on social media and was so excited when she met Joshua. Raised on huge farm, he traded that life to be a city dentist. Both bride + groom are mature, have been through ups and downs but bring strong family ties and a great mix of friends to the union. This pair will last.

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

The Pinery At The Hill sits high up in the Colorado Springs cityscape. The views from their reception banquet room add a commanding elegance to your party. Staff and accommodations are first rate — “yeah, we got this.” The grounds provide easy ability to grab portraits with Pikes Peak in the background, or city lights depending on time of day. The bride’s prep room might be the finest in Colorado. Women don’t want to leave there. Shaunese had her posse in cute matching robes and everyone felt pampered pre ceremony. Lots of laughs when there’s time and space to really experience what can be a crazy hectic time.

Shaunese left me nice online review from her experience …

Let me first start by saying that I have experienced three of Tom’s weddings through friends and colleague’s weddings I’ve attended and each one captured the personalities of the couples perfectly. Tom isn’t just highly adept at photography and visual storytelling, he also takes the time to understand both the bride and groom’s vision. I really liked that I was able to have several conversations with Tom and he guided me through the process and asked ME questions along the way as well. His expertise and strong eye for photography are apparent in his gallery, what each bride/groom wants to know is, “will you capture my day as beautifully as I experienced it”. My answer to that question was, “yes, he absolutely did just that”. I can be assured that my family, friends and loved ones in the future when viewing my pictures will experience me and my husband’s special day with the same visceral reaction as the day of. Many splendid thanks to Tom. I have already referred and will continue to do so of his services. To anyone hesitant to speak with him, please do – you will not be disappointed!”

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Are you planning a Pinery At The Hill wedding? Perhaps another event? I’d be honored to document it. Please click on the CONTACT page the top of the site to see if I’m available on your day.

tomKphoto

Fort Collins , CO

Phone: (720) 210-3548