Robert made quite an impression on me with his “Ray Charles impersonation” I caught while the boys were getting ready and he sat down at the piano in the parlor room at First United Methodist. It is still one of my favorite fun-photos of all-time. Therefore, it was deja-vu for both of us, 5 years later, when he and Kristine showed up for the initial consultation, and I knew… I had seen him before.
This is the best part: he had never put 2-and-2 together before the meeting, either. You see, we were meeting at our Denver studio, and as far as he remembered, Trystan Photography was a Colorado Springs photography studio (as Bryan and Becky’s wedding was in the Springs).
It only took a few questions for us to figure out why we were sure we’d met before. I was very excited because I knew their wedding would rock.
And it did not disappoint: great wedding party (Bryan was a groomsman this time), great fun family, and great venue.
Ahh, Shove Chapel… how I love thee! Let me count the ways:
- Awe inspiring Gothic architecture
- deep moody shadows
- dramatic soaring altar and stage lighting
- huge classical pipe-organ
I love photographing weddings there. They always have such drama and grandeur.
The weather could have been a little better, though…
Just a little cold.
Really, bitterly, cutting cold.
But Kristine and Robert toughed it out (I did too in my Spyder ski jacket…). I really appreciate tough brides and grooms. Weather is always… ummm, “interesting” in Colorado, and if you can only handle a perfect blue-bird day on your wedding day, then you might be in for a rough haul in Colorado! Kristine knew better. She just laughed and smiled her way through. Awesome.
And when we needed to warm up, we would duck inside the chapel again, and it was during this time that I captured them “Tebow-ing” (if you’re not a Broncos fan… well, I’m sorry for you).
It was a perfect (cold) day, and Char and I are so honored to have been chosen to capture it for you two.
Thank you (and thank you Bryan and Becky for recommending us to Kristine!).