Gallery Spotlight: Brittany and Rhead’s Wedding at Hudson Gardens and The Brown Palace Hotel
This was a really fun one!
Brittany and Rhead had a tiny, yet stunning, ceremony at Hudson Gardens (if you don’t know about Hudson Gardens, then you need to. It’s one of the best planned and maintained garden complexes in CO… it’s so cool and easy to shoot at, they charge a membership fee if you’re a photographer and you want to be able to do portraits there!).
After we goofed around in the gardens, Brittany and Rhead took off in their limo for the rest of the day (to be naughty, probably). The next day, we met them at the Brown Palace Hotel for their reception and ran around like sprites in the fading light to try and get as many cool, urban shots as we could. I love the dichotomy of this wedding with the luscious fall gardens, juxtaposed with the urban landscape. It was a very fun and rewarding wedding shoot!
Did you know if you photograph around many of the high rises and skyscrapers, that security teams there get really PO’d? I knew this from Brittany and Rhead’s engagement shoot when we got shooed away from a Dept. of Homeland Security Building downtown. This day, we were setting up for that stunning kiss with the buildings behind (above), and the security guards came running out, and I had to stop shooting and assure them that I was capturing no photographs of the building we were actually next to (not pictured, obviously…).
The perfect example of my favorite philosophy, “Don’t ask permission, beg for forgiveness…”
I’m very respectful of rules and regulations, but if I can just bend them a little to get that shot nobody else does, then I will try every time. Some photographers say this makes me careless and arrogant, I say it makes me a good photographer. My only litmus test is whether or not it will make the clients happy.
Another interesting thing about this wedding is it was the result of the work we did at Kim and Andy’s wedding last year! Brittany and Rhead were guests at that wedding, and Kim and Andy gushed so much about us that Brittany and Rhead chose us for their wedding. How awesome is that?!
But then, a friend of Brittany called who lives in CA, and she booked us without even meeting with us… because Brittany and Rhead were gushing so profusely.
We’ve been working our tails of to create unique, emotionally impactful photographs, and to see and hear that our work is so appreciated is the very reason why we do this.
Thank you so much Brittany and Rhead! Your desire to play and be in love for Charlotte and I really paid off. Thank you for helping us capture your very special and stunning wedding.
… and thanks to Kim and Andy for the referral. And thanks, again, to you both for your referral…
Let’s keep up the word of mouth! Maybe we can cut all of our advertising?