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Photo Shoot Turned Wedding

Updated: Apr 27, 2020

Last year I asked a couple of good friends if they'd be interested in being models for a Spring photo shoot I was coordinating. Their involvement in the photo shoot turned into a very unique micro wedding that I'll never forget.

The morning of the wedding was cold and rainy but we all crossed our fingers for the weather to break. After all, Colorado weather is known to change in a split second. So, preparations continued even if that meant getting out the umbrellas and rain boots.

Even though the rain continued into the afternoon, the lighting was great so the photographer carried on with capturing portraits in downtown Ouray both in the streets and on the rooftop of The Venue at CSB, a newly renovated historic building dating back to the 1890s.

The weather broke for a brief period, teasing us into thinking the ceremony would take place under blue skies. As the sun went behind dark clouds as quickly as it materialized, guests were arriving the ceremony. But the couple wasn't disheartened by this - quite the opposite. Spirits were high amongst everyone as the bride and her father walked down the aisle towards a beautiful arbor adorned in Spring flowers of daisies and forsythia. The groom, who built the arbor, awaited her arrival.

As the couple said, "I do" the snow began to fall. The contrast between the Spring decor and snowy mountain tops was beautiful!

The rooftop celebration was quick and the couple hopped into a pedicab for a fun ride down to KJ Wood Distillers where guests warmed up with local whiskey. Sometimes it ends up different, and in the end it's better that way.




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