Bride and Bride wedding photography at Space Gallery in Denver.
Becca and Ross. A Modern Love Story.
Becca moved to Denver in 2008 when she joined Teach For America as an elementary school teacher. She made great friends and fell in love with all Colorado had to offer from mountain hikes to gorgeous parks and from the fabulous brunch spots to the Denver FLEA. Ross moved to Denver 7 years later on a quest for new scenery and a job. Within the first couple months he successfully climbed two 14ers and attended concerts at venues in Capitol Hill. Little did he know that the love of his life was living 4 blocks away from the venue he frequented most often. Once before meeting, they were only feet away from each other at the same concert and never even knew it!
In April of 2016, they both “swiped right.” Ross loved Becca’s beautiful smile and photos of her travels. Becca really liked Ross’s vibe and Terrapin Station quote. After only a few exchanges, Ross bit the bullet and asked Becca out on their first date. Ross arrived at Historians 15 minutes early, as he prefers to run on Lombardi time and Becca arrived 20 minutes after, as she prefers to run fashionably late. Ross thought it was the cutest when Becca looked up (“Holy shit that guy is tall!”) and reached out to shake his hand. He smiled (“What a goofball!”) and pulled her in for a greeting hug. Over the next few hours they shared beers, stories, burgers (Becca ordered her favorite PB&J burger, which Ross still thinks is disgusting), and a movie at the Mayan.
To be continued…
The joy I feel being around the love these two share is not explainable. Love is love, and I can’t wait to photography this love tomorrow! Happy Wedding Day Nancy and Debby!!!
Winter Wedding in Loveland, Colorado
The Love Story of Evan and Kaitlin began back in 2012 at The
Corner Bakery in Fort Collins where they both worked.
Kaitlin’s first impression of Evan is that he was way too hot
to NOT be a jerk and also way too hot to be straight. Evan’s
first impression of Kaitlin was how pretty she was and
immediately knew he was in trouble.
One of their first encounters involved a $2 tip someone left
for Kaitlin. Evan was bussing the table, noticed the tip, and
gave it to Kaitlin. They debated a bit about it and decided to
split it. This would happen a couple of other times. Kaitlin
soon came to the conclusion that Evan was not a jerk, but
also sensed he was definitely straight.
It wasn’t until a couple of months later that Evan got up the
nerve to ask her out on a date. When he did ask, Kaitlin
gave Evan the wonderfully satisfying answer of…”maybe”.
Kaitlin had just gotten out of a relationship but she gave him
her number anyway. When she wrote down the number –
she wrote her area code as “3” not “303”. Evan thought he
was being “fake numbered” and texted her just to see if it was
fake. He found out it was just a typo and they made plans to
see a movie…just as “friends”.
The date went great. Conversation flowed smoothly and they
shared lots of laughs. Kaitlin decided that night that not only
was Evan funny but she, and I quote, “accidently like him”.
Evan admits to being a bit nervous that night trying to
impress such a beautiful girl. Kaitlin gave him some signals
that night and wanted him to hold her hand, but he didn’t – so
at one point in the evening she took control and held his hand.
Fast forward a bit to the first kiss…it was in the King Soopers
parking lot inside her freezing cold car after a movie. Kaitlin
is sure she initiated the kiss...again taking control.
A few weeks later at her house, Kaitlin had an awful cold and
she and Evan were on the futon. She admits in her own
words that she probably looked like “some type of troll you
might find under a bridge” that night. While her mom was
making chicken noodle soup in the kitchen, she whispered to
Evan “I Love You” for the very first time.
This took Evan by surprise, but he knew instantly in that
moment that he loved her too and he told her so. Evan knew
that night that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.
During the next few months, Evan noticed that Kaitlin might
be getting antsy and occasionally she would ask if he was
going to propose. Though Evan was ready, he thought if he
did it too soon, she might think he proposed because she
asked him to and not because he wanted to.
He finally decided that he wasted far too much time putting it
off, so he asked his mom to go ring shopping to find the
perfect ring. Armed with Rosemary’s advice, expert sales
people, a loan from his dad John, plus Kaitlin’s Pinterest
board, he got the ring.
Next…he met up with Kaitlin’s father, told him his intentions,
asked for his blessing, which Jan did along with words of
advice and a bit of an interview. Then he asked her mom for
some help in planning the proposal. So all the parents were
onboard and ready.
For the proposal, Evan wanted to stage a scene from The
Gilmore Girls where one of the main characters is proposed
to in a room full of flowers. Evan knew Kaitlin loves tulips, so
he ordered 100 of them, set them up in her parent’s living
room, and lured her there under the pretense of taking some
Kaitlin sort of had an idea that “something” might happen
that night. When she walked in, saw the flowers, the parents,
and Ruby Sue, then heard “Wonderwall” playing on the
speakers, she knew this was it!
Evan took her by the hand, led her to the couch so she could
sit, and he sat beside her. He told her how much she meant
to him, and how foolish he was to wait this long…and then
got down on one knee, pulled out the ring and asked her to
And by the way, since we’re all her today, it’s pretty obvious
…SHE SAID YES!
Ladies gentlemen…I’d like to share with you exactly how
Kaitlin and Evan ended their versions of their love stories…
Kaitlin wrote this about Evan…
I realized Evan was the man for me when we got home the
night of the proposal. I cried because I missed the proposal
because I couldn’t stop giggling…so Evan proposed again!
He was also the first person on my doorstep when I was
diagnosed with MS (even though we were broken up at the
time). When I feel insecure, he makes me feel better. I also
love the way he makes me laugh. Here are a couple of his
“I hate food! Food is the worst invention since not kissing
Here’s another one:
“If you ever threw me out, I’d go around and tighten all the jars
Evan wrote this about Kaitlin and I quote….
I know Kaitlin is the perfect person for me because she
cares about my health and happiness even when I don’t. She
gives me a reason to be responsible. She is the best thing I
care about when I don’t care about anything else. She
makes me want to behave like an adult instead of a selfish
I love her so much because I know that she would love me
even if I was a total garbage mess, or if I had nothing to offer
her. I love her so much that it inspires me to be the person I
can be. I want to be the best person that she deserves.
- Written by Ron Michaels
Deer Creek Valley Ranch Winter Engagement Photos
Becca and Ross couldn’t have imagined their snowy engagement photos without their beloved dog, Laila. Deer Creek Valley Ranch will be the setting of their June wedding, so we made the most of a freezing day out in Bailey.
Special thanks to Adrienne for joining us!
Lauren + Nolan’s Snowy Tuscan Ballroom Wedding
Happy Valentines Day! Grab a donut, a hot drink of choice and cozy up to this wedding story.
Where to start when gushing about how much we loved these two? Lauren and Nolan came to us through Melody of Wedding Details & Design. Her organized and ‘make it happen’ nature was exactly what this wedding called for.
As we discussed their wedding plans over a beer at Cerebral Brewing, the couple explained what was important to them about their choice. Not only did they want to be sure the photographers would have fun working the wedding, which was so thoughtful, but they wanted candid photos throughout the entirety of the day. Budget was also a big piece of the puzzle as well. I could tell these two were very passionate about family, their church community and starting this next phase of life. (Donut passion too!) The little things didn’t matter to them as much as capturing the ‘realness’ of their day, and their love. They planned to wear casual shoes, so feeling relaxed was a priority. Sign me up!
The couple chose a January date to read their vows in their home church. The snow began coming down early that morning. It was very important to them that they privately exchange vows before the ceremony. We felt like we were invited to witness something so beautiful and monumental for these two warm hearted people. Melody’s candle wall provided a purple backdrop of color.
Breakfast was served at the Tuscan Ballroom on the University of Denver’s campus to include coffee and donuts, hot chocolate, pancakes and everything one might want to go with them. Make sure you check out the couple’s giant donut at their head table.
We were so grateful these two weren’t afraid of a quick outdoor session in the cold January snow. The Ballroom had a patio area, so we didn’t have to go far. The guests were able to watch the coupe kiss in the snow through the large windows. The falling snowflakes added a little extra romance we loved! These two embraced a Denver winter day beautifully.