Teresa Woodhull Photography
Shooting this wedding in Grand Lake NEXT WEEK! Can't wait!!!
On My Speakers: Flutes - Hot Chip
I'm so behind on blogging, but better late then never! Here's a good one, with chickens and all :)
Justin & Lauren and their lovely Red Rocks/Boettcher Mansion shindig, on the blog today :)
On My Speakers: Love Love Love - Avalanche City
Love these two. And their amazing day. And their awesome friends. And family. And venue. And weather. I mean, the list goes on.
If you missed it, here is their engagement session. They were troopers and so willing to let me try fun stuff :)
On My Speakers: In My Life - Jake Shimabukuro
When a wedding day happens to coincide with a blizzard, I get nervous. Will my car make it ok? Will everyone else make it ok? Will I get the outdoor shots I need/reaaaalllly reeeaaalllyy want?!
Welp. No worries needed with this crew.
They prayer for snow and man, did they get it. Danielle and her family are from Florida, so it was definitely a bit of a shock for them. And for me? Well I definitely got the shots I wanted, and then some. Thanks to Danielle & Sean for freezing their butts off with me, it was TOTALLY worth it :)
On My Speakers: Budapest - George Ezra
We met Amanda and Pete through my good friend from college, who is also named Amanda. When they offered to bring us to Mexico with them to photograph their wedding, we were BEYOND ecstatic. An all inclusive weekend with a sweet group of people and we get to document it? SOLD.
We were initially worried (and when I say we worried, I mean mostly me - take note at Woody making various cameos below, fitting right in ;) ) that we might feel like outsiders, that we might weird people out by being the strangers with the bulky cameras. Worrying quickly proved to have been a complete waste of time. From the second we arrived, it was clear that we were welcome as friends, which meant celebrating and partaking right along side everyone else.
Below are some of our favorites from our four days with the Amanda-Pete wedding pachanga.
Seriously some of the most fun we've ever had.
On My Speakers: an episode of New Girl!
Sometimes (no actually more like 99.9% of the time) I become terrified of possibly being a mom one day. I worry that I might be a terrible mother. I worry I might not like being a mom. Or that maybe, I might not like my child. What if I can't provide for my kid? Or worse - what if everything is ok, but there's an illness or accident and all the sudden I'm mourning the death of my child?
And then I remember the thing we all must remember when we get into these mindsets - that at the end of the day, it's all out of our control. And whatever is going to happen, can happen. But I won't sit here and be afraid of the what if's or the maybes. Life is unpredictable, and going around thinking the worst all the time is exhausting and quite frankly, a huge waste of time.
In short, I do plan on having kiddos, and I do plan on going through all the ups and downs that come with it, the sadness and happiness, the surprises and the changes.
Am I terrified? Hell yea.
Is that ok? Absolutely.
What makes it all better? Knowing that this momma over here did it with flying colors and is raising one of the cutest little girls I know. It was so much fun documenting the first year of Mallory's life. From her funny hair in the beginning to watching her get the hang of walking, it makes it all seem well worth the challenge :)
On My Speakers: Elastic Heart - Sia
It's been a solid 2+ months since I've blogged. I'm ashamed! Absolutely shocked! Where did the time go?! This is what the holidays do to me. I indulge, get lazy, spend too much time with family (at least, that's what I'm told - I don't believe in such a thing as too much time with the fam) and get into that happy fat warm place.
But alas, it always ends, and while I'll miss it until next year, I'm happy to be back at full speed, and I can't wait to share all the new projects I have planned for this year.
Here's a recent session I did with Jaime & Dan - keep an eye out for their wedding in May!
An amazing Grand Lake elopement!
On My Speakers: David Gray - Babylon
This post was originally supposed to be a sneak peek but Shawn and Bailey's Estes Park wedding was throwing out good images left and right, so I couldn't resist!
Bailey & Shawn, I can't WAIT for you to see the rest :)
Phil & Elena's wedding was BY FAR one of the most adorable DIY weddings I have seen to date. From the hand painted games to the centerpieces to the handmade signs that would appear everywhere (so you had to keep an eye out for them), the minute details were endless. Elena is a, 'scuse my french, badass and made her own bouquet, her own hairpiece, as well the bouquets for her bridesmaids (no two were alike!).
AND even though it was pouring rain and there was a looming tornado threat they still got married outside, and were so into the moment that I'm pretty sure the world would've ended and they wouldn't have noticed.
Love weddings like that.
On My Speakers: Hunger of the Pine - Alt-J
Rosa & Jerry and their adorable little boy Parker, doin' all sorts of cute stuff on the blog today. :)
On My Speakers: Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
A little bit of Erica & Ryan for your Thursday :)
On My Speakers: Closer - Kings of Leon
a big goal for me when I usually shoot weddings is to make sure I get my portraits down, but to also nail down all the emotions. but i mean ALL of them. from tearful parents to big bear hugs to sibling love, to inappropriate groomsmen and the drunken blah de blahs who rarely leave the dance floor (unless it's to top off their drinks, of course) - i want 'em aalllll.
I like to think I did that for Dana & Bryan.
Let's start with a morning bike ride to get rid of nerves. a tiny gift exchange. then an awesome Pole Creek wedding. a little bit of put put. yard games galore. followed by Bryan serenading Dana (a surprise) with his own rendition of brown eyed girl. top it off with a sweet band from Steamboat and by my calculation you've just nailed your wedding day.
On My Speakers: Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
Fun facts about this wedding:
1. It was at the Lyons Farmette. So, like, totes adorbs.
2. It was supposed to storm all day. It did not.
3. Saren is in a super awesome band (Saren, I listened to your stuff - you guys are ahhmazing) called Kool Stuff Katie. You can check it out here.
4. They have the bestest friends ever - I've never seen a group of people laugh SO much - it was ridiculously contagious.
ok enough outta me, take a peek below :)
On My Speakers: FIFA!!!!!!
On My Speakers: The Blackhawks Kings playoff game, I'm crossing my fingers for Woody's sake.
I've been gone for a while, but wedding season is in full swing and baby, IM. BACK.
Now, on to this family….oi vey. What a riot. They're the let loose, anything goes, ride by the seat of your pants kinda folks.
Definitely my kinda folks.
Trisha & Josh, if every big event in your lives is as fun as this, you guys are in for quite a ride <3
On my speakers: Indie Rock Radio station on Pandora. It's the shizz.
Haley & Layne are awesome.
Like, make-each-other-laugh-hysterically, pick-up-strange-cats (Haley is a brave woman and pets random cats), have-amazing-tattoos-im-jealous-of kind of awesome.
The best part is the 90% of these photos were in some sort of alley. The kind you might be skeptical to walk down. But not them, and not that day, and I'm glad because I think the results are pretty great :)
On My Speakers: Woo and I are getting our nerd on and watching this documentary about climbing K2. It's cray.