Rembrandt Yard fall wedding | Megan and Bryan | Boulder

Megan is reflected in a mirror while having hairspray applied before her wedding in Boulder
Bryan reads a note from Megan and opens a gift from his future wife while getting ready at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder
Megan gets her makeup done while a friend irons in the background before the wedding
Bryan shares a laugh with his groomsmen while getting ready at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder
Bryan adjusts his suspenders at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder before his wedding
The groom adjusts his jacket while getting ready at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder
The bride gets into her wedding dress with help from her mother and maid of honor at an Air BnB home in Boulder, Colorado
Megan shares a laugh with her mother while getting dressed with her maid of honor before her wedding in Boulder at Rembrandt Yard
Megan walks down the stairs for the first time in her wedding dress at an Air BnB home in Boulder
A friend adjusts his bow tie while laughing with the Bride
Bryan practices the guitar at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder before his wedding
Bryan shares a laugh with his groomsmen at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder
Bryan laughs while getting help with his tie at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder
Megan walks towards Bryan moments before their first look on the University of Colorado campus
Megan and Bryan react during their first look at Varsity Lake on the University of Colorado campus
Megan and Bryan pose on the University of Colorado campus before their wedding
Megan and Bryan pose on the staircase of Old Main on the University of Colorado campus before their wedding
Megan and Bryan walk on Norlin Quad on the University of Colorado campus before their wedding
Megan and Bryan walk on Norlin Quad on the University of Colorado campus before their fall wedding
Megan and Bryan kiss onthe Varsity Lake Bridge on the University of Colorado campus before their wedding
Megan walks down the aisle with her father by her side during her wedding at Rembrandt Yard
Bryan sees his bride during their wedding at Rembrandt Yard
The bride and groom share a laugh during their Rembrandt Yard wedding
Mothers light candles during the wedding ceremony
The father of the groom reads a passage during Megan and Bryan's wedding at Rembrandt Yard
Bryan and Megan participate in the veil and cord ceremony during their Rembrandt Yard wedding
Bryan and Megan participate in the veil and cord ceremony during their Rembrandt Yard wedding
Bryan and Megan participate in the veil and cord ceremony during their Rembrandt Yard wedding
A friend reads a poem during Megan and Bryan's wedding in Boulder
Bryan smiles at his bride during their wedding
Megand smiles at her groom
Megan and Bryan look out at their friends and family during their Rembrandt Yard wedding
Megan reads her vows surrounded by the wedding party at Rembrandt Yard
Bryan laughs during Megan's vows
Bryan kisses his bride Megan for the first time as husband and wife at Rembrandt Yard
Megan raises her fake flowers in the air with Bryan by her side after they were pronounced husband and wife during their Rembrandt Yard wedding in Boulder, Colorado.
Bryan hugs his father in law
Megan pulls Bryan up the hill in the long grass at Centennial Park Trailhead in Boulder
Megan walks with Bryan in the long grass at Centennial Park Trailhead in Boulder following their fall wedding
Megan walks with Bryan in the long grass at Centennial Park Trailhead in Boulder following their fall wedding
The couple sits in a pile of maple trees in Boulder, Colorado
The couple share a kiss surrounded by maple leaves in Boulder, Colorado
Bryan and Megan share a moment together in the last light following their fall wedding
Bryan and Megan share a moment together in the last light following their fall wedding
Bryan and Megan are introduced as husband and wife at their recption at Rembrandt Yard
Friends and family share stories of the bride and groom at Rembrandt Yard
Friends and family share stories of the bride and groom at Rembrandt Yard
Friends and family share stories of the bride and groom at Rembrandt Yard
Friends and family share stories of the bride and groom at Rembrandt Yard
The bride and groom share their first dance on the third floor at Rembrandt Yard during their wedding reception
Parents dance with the happy couple
Bryan performs a song for his bride during their wedding at Rembrandt Yard
Bryan performs a song for his bride during their wedding at Rembrandt Yard
Bryan performs a song for his bride during their wedding at Rembrandt Yard
Guests dance at the wedding reception at Rembrandt Yard
Guests dance at the wedding reception at Rembrandt Yard
Guests dance at the wedding reception at Rembrandt Yard
Guests dance at the wedding reception at Rembrandt Yard
Guests dance at the wedding reception at Rembrandt Yard
Guests dance at the wedding reception at Rembrandt Yard
Guests dance at the wedding reception at Rembrandt Yard
Guests dance at the wedding reception at Rembrandt Yard

Megan and Bryan’s Rembrandt Yard fall wedding was the perfect culmination of their relationship because after meeting many years ago at the University of Colorado in Boulder they returned to where it all began to make things official. Surrounded by friends and family from around the country and beyond, they shared their vows together in front of a thousand hand folded paper cranes with the Flatirons visible through the huge picture windows on the third floor of Rembrandt Yard.

When I met with them earlier this year for the first time I knew that they would be one of my favorite couples of the year because they were passionate about photography and completely trusted me to execute my vision in a way that would leave a lasting impression for generations of their family. I always have detailed conversations with the couples that I work with but Megan and Bryan listened far more than they spoke. They asked intelligent questions and trusted the answers that I provided would lead to great images from their day and it did. I’m trilled to have been able to document such a wonderful day with Travis by my side. He started with the gentlemen at the St. Julien Hotel while I was with the bridal brigade at an Airbnb rental down the street in Boulder.

Since they met as students at CU it only seemed fitting for their first look to be on campus along the bridge at Varsity Lake. The excitement poured out of each of them when they caught a glimpse of one another. It was finally real.

We walked through campus past Old Main, Mackey Auditorium and Norlin Quad for a few photos with them and also the wedding party before it was time to head over to Rembrandt Yard for the ceremony. I mentioned it earlier but I would be remised if I didn’t acknowledge all the hard work that Megan’s mother put into folding a thousand paper cranes for good luck. It was a perfect addition to the space and made it their own. The images from the ceremony were full of joy, elation and laughter from nearly everyone in attendance but Megan made sure everyone knew how she felt when she screamed and put her bouquet in the air to celebrate making things official.

After the ceremony we chased the light up the canyon to Centennial Trailhead and then to a couple secret spots of mine just before the sun finally disappeared. The fall color on the leaves was vibrant and added the perfect feel to help tell the story of their day.

Later friends and family shared stories of Megan and Bryan and the funniest thing that I learned was that they shared their first kiss together once upon a time with eventual Maid of Honor Asha sitting between them. That had to be awkward for Asha at the time but it made for the perfect story and toast. The highlight of the night however was watching Bryan perform a song he had written for Megan on the guitar in front of everyone. Travis had mentioned to me earlier that he heard Bryan singing in the shower that morning and it was like nothing he had ever heard from a male voice live. The performance had many people in tears, including Megan.

Megan and Bryan were fantastic to work with and completely organized but I can’t forget to thank Brynn from First Look Events for her help throughout the day. I can’t wait to share so many more images with them and their families in the coming days.

Thanks you two!