Gallery Spotlight: Sarah and David’s Wedding at the Cliff House at Pikes Peak
This is a very complicated story, but try and stay with me here:
David was my boss when I was but a server at The Cliff House long, long ago and we were just getting Trystan Photography off the ground (literally, I would try and get off shifts early to come home and work on our website!). David was not only my boss, but we became really good friends, too.
David’s dad, Paul, was not only the GM of The Cliff House and the boss of both of us, but he is pretty much responsible for giving our studio THE huge break we needed by making us the first preferred photographer they ever recommended when we were still in our 1st year of business. Paul is not only responsible for helping us get Trystan Photography off the ground, but he also is the bassist in our metal band, Sixty 8. Paul is not only my bassist in my band, but he’s also one of my best friends.
Still got it straight? Let’s review: both father and son used to be my bosses and are both my really good friends. Oh… and Char and I pretty much owe everything we have to Paul…
So, needless to say this wedding was a big deal for us! What an honor.
The best part about photographing friends’ weddings is that while at client’s weddings we are the consummate professionals and never drink and sometimes don’t even eat while we’re on the clock. At a friend’s wedding? You bet we’re doing it all!! (It does make the technical aspects of shooting a little more interesting late in the reception, but we pulled it off.)
Another bonus at their reception was when David handed me a microphone and asked me to emcee. Now, I’m not generally one to toot my own horn (yeah right), but I was pretty much on fire for the whole night. I was like a Vegas comedian working the room: tormenting the wallflowers and ribbing the wedding party. It was like a dream come true to work and entire ballroom on the mic! I even sang my rendition of Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” while the ladies came up for the bouquet toss. I was off the leash and it was glorious.
Normally, our weddings in general feel like we’re part of the party and fun, and that feeling is amplified ten-fold at a friend’s wedding.
David and Sarah: your wedding was so much fun and it was an honor that you asked us to photograph it.