Denver Museum of Nature and Science Wedding | Megan & Bill

Bride reflected in a compact mirror while getting ready
groom does his hair while getting ready
A groom adjusts his pocket square at Magnolia Hotel
A sister and her bride get into her wedding gown while getting ready at Magnola Hotel
A sister of the bride adjusts the veil before the wedding
A bride puts her earrings on while looking in the mirror
Bridesmaids get to see the stunning bride for the first reveal
A groom shares a laugh with his groomsmen in Denver at Magnolia Hotel
A groom and his groomsmen play pool and billards at Magnolia Hotel in Denver before the wedding
The bride and groom see each other during a first look at the courthouse in Denver
A couple kiss outside of the courthouse in Denver
A couple walk along holding hands outside the courthouse in Denver, Colorado
A couple look into each other's eyes in Denver, Colorado on their wedding day
A couple embrace together and he kisses her on the cheek outside of the courthouse in Denver, Colorado on before they tie the knot
A couple share a moment together in LoDo near the green building
A couple kiss as the sun glows above them near the Denver Zoo beofre their wedding
A groom sees his bride for the first time
A bride walks down the aisle at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
A wedding ceremony takes place on the rooftop deck of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science building as the Denver skyline and mountains can be seen to the west
A couple exchange letters to each other during their ceremony and place them in a wine box
A bride stares into the eyes of her future husband during their wedding at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
A groom looks into the brides eyes at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
A bride reads her vows at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
A couple share their first kiss together on the rooftop deck in front of friends and family at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
A couple walk together
A groomsman gets excited to walk the bridesmaids down the aisle
A couple descend the staircase in the west atrium as they are introduced at their reception at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
The couple pose for a portrait with the Denver skyline and City Park behind them after their wedding ceremony
The couple pose during for a portrait as the sun sets behind them after their wedding ceremony at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Details from the yellow and blue themed wedding at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science along with cupcakes and flowers
Sister Lindsey shares a speech at the Denver wedding
A groomsman shares a speech
A groomsman shares a speech during dinner
The sister shares a laugh with the bride
Megan and Bill share their first dance together as husband and wife during their reception in the west atrium at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Parents dance in the west atrium
Guests dance at the reception
Guests dance at the reception
Guests dance at the reception
Guests dance at the reception
Guests dance at the reception
Guests dance at the reception
Guests dance at the reception
Guests dance at the reception in the west atrium
Guests dance at the reception at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
The bride and groom dance together in the west atrium of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science during their wedding

I wish all my clients and their families were like Megan and Bill because their Denver Museum of Nature and Science wedding was one of the most enjoyable assignments that I’ve had in a while. Travis joined me to document the day and when we showed up at Magnolia Hotel to meet up with the ladies, Megan’s sister Lindsey greeted us at the door with a huge smile on her face and was ready to help us (and anyone else) with anything that we needed. I hung around with the ladies while Travis headed down a few floors to join the guys while they got ready, drank and played pool.

Right after Megan slipped into her dress, all of her bridesmaids peeked into to the room to witness the complete transformation from friend to stunning bride. Down the street, Bill was waiting at the courthouse to see his bride for the first time and when he did it only confirmed what he already knew. They kissed and kissed and kissed again along the long corridor of white columns. It was an absolutely beautiful location for a first look and we stayed a few moments for a couple of portraits with them. I drove them another location for a portrait before making a quick pit stop at 7-Eleven to get a chocolate snack for Megan (hey, a bride has to eat) on our way to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for the ceremony and reception.

The rooftop provides one of the the best views in all of Denver as you can see everything from Pikes Peak to the south to the skyline and even Longs Peak to the north. I know guests are throughly impressed when they walk through the doors to see everything that our great city has to offer. That backdrop was the perfect setting for their ceremony. One of Megan’s bridesmaids, Brielle, served double duty and also officiated the wedding which was a unique touch. Bill’s dad yelled out “HELL YES” when the parents were asked if they were ready to accept their future daughter-in-law that got a great roar of laughter from everyone in attendance. Megan and Bill each placed a letter written to each other in a wine box for their fifth wedding anniversary, exchanged vows and rings and of course Bill got himself another spectacular kiss in front of all their friends and family.

After a few drinks on the second floor everyone came together for dinner where several people shared some great stories. Megan’s sister Lindsey even explained how their celebrity couple name, the “Chadnerts,” came to be. Dessert and dancing took place on the first floor of the west atrium and they had a blast getting down to Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift and everything in between.

I have to give a big shout out to Megan’s sister Lindsey and wedding coordinators Kate and Sheila from Bello & Blue Events for making everything look amazing and creating a stress free day for Travis and myself.

Bill and Megan, thank you both for trusting us to document your day. I can’t wait to share more photos with you and your families as soon as you two get back from Hawaii.

Downtown Denver engagement | Devan & Joshua

Devan and Josh share a laugh at Avanti in the LoHi neighborhood during their engagement session
Devan and Josh share a laugh near Avanti in the LoHi neighborhood during their engagement session
Devan and Josh embrace on a staircase near Avanti in the Lower Highlands during their engagement session
A couple have fun together along a painted grafiti wall on Larimer Street in Denver for their engagment
Devan and Josh are cute together at the Union Station Train Station in LoDo to celebrate their upcoming nuptials
The Terminal bar is a great place to share a drink or a moment together like Devan and Josh are doing
A couple embrace closely on a bridge surrounded by twinkle lights in Larimer Square in Denver during their engagment celebration
I met up with Devan and Joshua at Avanti to start their downtown Denver engagement session but before we did anything we had a drink because, why not? The view is obviously amazing but there is a great vibe going on and food is mouth watering. At Devan’s suggestion we had an arepa from Quiero Arepas that potentially changed my life. Trust me, go and get one at your earliest convenience. With (mostly) clear eyes and a full stomach we were ready to take the party on the road.

Devan and Joshua have a great time together and know not to take each other too seriously. They were always laughing and that is such a great thing to capture. Documenting moments is my number one goal as a wedding photojournalist so they were a blast to spend an evening with. I don’t know what Josh was saying but it was clearly working.

They’re getting married at Garden of the Gods Club which has an amazing backdrop so we decided to take this opportunity to make a few photos in an urban setting. LoHi, RiNo and LoDo are all great neighborhoods to photograph an engagement session because there is just so much to choose from. LoHi offers amazing views, RiNo is a great place to search for color and light and LoDo is one of the best places in the city to eat, drink and shoot at iconic locations. Even after dark I love shooting in LoDo because the city lights up and provides a great opportunity for creativity.

I’m obviously biased since I live in LoDo but downtown Denver engagement sessions provide you the opportunity to capture the skyline, iconic locations, fun backdrops and a great place to have a drink to complete the experience.

If this night was any indication, these two are going to throw one heck of a party and I can’t wait to photograph every moment of the day in just a few weeks.

Downtown Littleton engagement session | Megan & Bill

A couple look at each other next to a barn wall to celebrate their engagement in Littleton, ColoradoA couple share a beers together as they celebrate their engagement at the Breckenridge Brewery Farm House in Littleton, Colorado.A couple share a kiss under a tree in LittletonMegan and Bill share a moment at Sterne Park during their engagement session in Littleton Colorado.Megan and Bill share a kiss in the long grass along the stream at Sterne Park in Littleton during their engagement session.A couple stare into each others eyes in downtown Littleton next to a brick wall.In front of a yellow wall and wearing blue, a couple smile at each other during their engagement portrait session in downtown Littleton Colorado.Outside of The Melting Pot in downtown Littleton a couple look at each other in front of glowing lights at dusk on a summer night.The evening light glows on a couple's kiss in downtown Littleton Colorado in front of the town hall as dusk sets in and reflects off the building.
There is nothing better than starting off an afternoon with beer and that’s exactly what we did for Megan and Bill’s downtown Littleton engagement session. Although it’s a few minutes outside of downtown Littleton we met up at the Breckenridge Brewery Farm House for a couple tasty suds to kick things off. If you haven’t been then you definitely need to check it out. The food is great and the beer is always top notch. The facility has a rustic feel and features plenty of seating both inside and out with plenty of yard games to keep you busy with a cold beer in hand.

After capturing a few images at the Farm House we ventured over to Sterne Park near their new home. I encourage couples to choose at least one location that means something to them and Megan and Bill were excited to go to the park that they spend so many nights walking around.

As the sun began to fall behind the mountains we drove to downtown Littleton for a bit of a different feel and a couple outfit changes. They spent the next hour or so enjoying each other’s company and I was happy to tag along to capture them as a couple.

I’m looking forward to documenting their wedding day in a few weeks.

Galleria Marchetti wedding | Chicago | Erin & Chris

A groom kisses hits bride for the first time under the arbor outside during their morning wedding at Galleria Marchetti in Chicago, Illinois.
I traveled out to Chicago for Erin and Chris’ Galleria Marchetti wedding in June for their wonderfully quaint morning ceremony and brunch reception. Galleria Marchetti is a hidden gem in the River West neighborhood and you would have no idea that it’s so close to the highway because of the all of the trees that hide the property from the surrounding area.

As a Colorado wedding photojournalist I’m spoiled with all of the outdoor ceremony locations that I get to work throughout the busy wedding season so it was a treat to photograph Erin and Chris’ ceremony outside under the arbor. The sunlight poured in through the tops of the trees and it created a great feel for their first kiss as husband and wife.

If you would like to see more from their day then head over to Travis’ blog.