Gallery Spotlight: Tara and Robert’s Wedding at the Red Lion Inn – Boulder, CO
1) …your mom loves you dearly and wants only the best, most perfect, magical wedding possible for you.
2) …your mom is a professional event planner.
3) …you have plenty opinions of your own.
Well, if you’re Tara and her momma, Pommy, you “hash out” a lot of the details at your initial consultation with your photographer. It made for a very lively meeting, to say the least…
But I could see that neither Tara and her mom had any ill-will, just differing opinions about how things should go. They are both beautiful, strong willed women (don’t worry Robert, I’ve got those in my wife and mother-in-law, and it’s wonderful… in hindsight, mostly), and I didn’t have any trepidations about how Tara and Robert’s wedding would go.
My confidence in the both of them paid off when, on the wedding day, it was an incredibly well-planned and executed wedding. Deliciously appointed, with a wonderful attention to detail and creativity (they had a bar for only custom-made cigars! How cool is that?!?).
The Red Lion Inn is tucked along the twisting creek of Boulder Canyon, and has all kinds of hidden views and alcoves. I especially enjoyed photographing Rob and Tara along the well landscaped creek-walk, which winds low behind the Inn.
The ceremony was so emotional, with Robert choking back tears and Tara flat out crying. I love to see couples so in love. I just want to run and sweep my wife, Charlotte, up in a passionate embrace at these moments, but I didn’t, because I didn’t want to make Rob look bad: I’m a pretty studly guy and I didn’t want all the women who were present to swoon. (My wife, Charlotte, is rolling her eyes as she reads this…)
Tara and Robert were very into the photography. Their enthusiasm was infectious for the rest of the wedding party. The photography was easy that day, and we absolutely love when that happens.
The reception featured one of my favorite Denver emcees, Phil Peralta at Simply Entertainment. He has such a knack for acknowledging the emotion of the day, while keeping the enregy up, and while bringing you to tears. To simply call him a DJ would be insulting.
Well, Tara and Pommy, now that it is all said and done I hope you feel like everything was perfect. From my vantage point, it was, and a true accomplishment, at that…
… and a testament to the endless love of a strong willed momma, and her equally strong willed daughter!
Thank you so much Tara and Rob (and Pommy) for choosing us to capture your special day!