Back in June we took a trip to Colorado to shoot a wedding and celebrate our seven year wedding anniversary. We took close to the same trip two years ago, only this time, Aspen was also thrown in the mix in addition to Denver and Estes Park. The whole trip was incredible. The wedding was an absolute dream and the downtime couldn’t have been better. We did a lot of hiking and exploring on this trip, too. Making it out to Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park was easily one of our favorite adventures during our time in Colorado. If you haven’t been to this state yet, drop everything you’re doing right now and just go! We hope you enjoy the photos!
At times we all feel like we are failing – As if we are drifting further from what we struggle so hard to get a grip on. In this series of photos, I chose to tackle my own personal battles and doubts head-on. Anxiety is an integral part of my life and a reality that drives my creative spirit. My goal with these images is to express the uncertainty that motivates me to keep swimming and creating at all costs.
Last month we took a trip over to Kalamazoo, Michigan, to spend the day with Lauren and Felix. This town is SO cool and we had an excellent time getting to explore the area a little. That said, nothing compares to the time we were able to spend with Lauren, Felix, their families, and wedding party. They’re some of the best people out there with some of the kindest hearts. Regarding the wedding party, it’s actually one of the biggest we’ve worked with to date and we had an absolute blast with them. Sometimes parties that large can be a bit daunting, but I swear these folks were pros and one of the easiest bunches to work with ever.
Lauren and Felix got married at this really neat venue complex that’s called the Entertainment District in downtown Kalamazoo. It was like a wedding photographers dream! It was full of beautiful open spaces with big windows, hardwoods, and white walls. It also provided a lot of spaces for darker, moody photos, which you know we LOVE! Throw in the awesome Skydeck where Lauren and Felix held their ceremony and the place is the whole enchilada.
It was a viciously warm day. One of the hottest of the summer, so that stifled our initial plans of getting outside to shoot some stuff in downtown Kalamazoo, but the venue totally saved the day by being so versatile and offering us numerous great environments to work with all while beating that nasty Midwest humidity.
We also got to experience our first Polonaise, which was outrageously awesome. Now THAT is definitely one effective way to get a party started. Haha. It was so cool to witness and document. This is certainly one of those weddings that will stick with us for a long time to come. We simply had an incredible time.
Alright! I will let the photos take over from here. We hope you guys enjoy Lauren and Felix’s wedding day as much as did and still do. What a party! And to Lauren and Felix, Whit and I wish you guys only the best in life with your new adventure in Australia. You two are going to do some remarkable things with your lives. Congrats!