A Few More – Joe and Audrey's wedding at Phipps Mansion

Getting ready to pull these off to the archive drive and while I’ll do a bigger post next week I wanted to share a few more special photos from Joe and Audrey’s recent wedding at the Phipps Mansion Tennis Pavilion.

Of course one of the greatest things about my job is some of the wonderful people I get to work with that are also in the wedding photography business.  Dain Linder of Photography by Dain always being one of my favorites.   He’s a shot of my friend and more often than not shooting partner knocking out a few shots of the bride and her father.

Wedding photos in Denvers Phipps Mansion gardens

Now despite my love of black and white photography there are some images that just need to be in color.   This amazing wedding cake with rings of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries is among the later.

Wedding Cake with berries

During the ceremony when the focus is often on the bride and groom there’s often a wonderful shot just waiting on the sidelines.   Here the father and mother of the groom look on at the start of the ceremony.

Father and mother of groom at wedding in Denver Colorado

Earlier this year I had the amazing privilege to attend a talk in Denver hosted by one of my greatest photographic inspirations, Joe Buissink.   He gave a quote during that discussion that really had me thinking.   This probably isn’t exact but it was along the lines of “It’s not about the perfect image, it’s about the perfect moment”.  And it’s these moments that I love the most.

Here Audrey and her father during the father daughter dance.  Only the two of them know what was said to make her laugh so, but when she looks at this image ten years from now she’ll be brought back to that moment.

Father daughter dance at wedding - Phipps Tennis Pavilion Denver

Henri Cartier-Bresson once said, “We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth can make them come back again. We cannot develop and print a memory.”

This above all else is what I strive to give my clients on their wedding day, not just the beautifully posed portraits but more importantly capturing the fleeting moments and emotions of the day.

Until next time,

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  • Can I please have a piece of that cake?!

  • beautiful wedding!

  • Always a pleasure to view your photography. Beautiful moments you caught on the bride and the parents.
    Enjoyed the reminder of the value the brides expression will bring in years to come. You nailed it.

  • You don’t do photography in Australia do you? Love the quality and perspectives of the photos.

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