Kelsi & Casey | Monte Cristo Ballroom Wedding

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When you’re from Colorado it’s only fitting to get engaged on top of a mountain. Kelsi agreed to what she thought was a typical ski day with family and friends not knowing Casey had hidden away a special piece of jewelry for that particular afternoon. As they hit the slopes in the morning and felt the wind on their faces Casey kept cool going over the words he wanted to say. The group took a break for lunch at the lodge to warm up their hands and stomp out their boots. Casey suggested a photo outside with the view and when Kelsi turned he was down on one knee saying words that brought heat to her cheeks and a ring on her finger.

Their wedding was nothing short of that same magic on the mountain. Congratulations Casey & Kelsi! Your wedding day happiness was contagious. ~Erik & Marissa

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Thank you’s go out to…

Venue & Catering – Monte Cristo Ballroom

Cake – Adrienne Langkow (Kelsi’s coworker)

Flowers – Laurel’s Floral Decor

DJ – Monte Cristo Ballroom

Photography – Ciccarelli Photography

Hair & Makeup Artist – KLS Makeup Artistry

Wedding Dress – J’aime Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses – Bill Levkoff

Men’s Attire – Men’s Wearhouse

 

Joanne Harrison - wow, congratulatons to all, magical…

Becky Arnold - Congratulations…beautiful wedding.

Barbara Connolly Atwater - So sorry to not have been there but so happy to see the beautiful photos!

Chas McConnell - Looked like a awesome wedding. Lori and Jim need grand kids.

Susan Wilkins - Beautiful pictures, beautiful wedding!!

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2015 Photo Favorites

At each wedding and on each shoot we always look back and see that one image that brings back an emotional moment. The photo that reminds us of teary vows, a child wrapping her arms around her new sister, or that private first glance as a newly engaged, giddy couple.

We love capturing those special moments that help us remember our couples and growing families for years to come. Enjoy a look back with us at all the love and happiness we caught in 2015!

Cheers to all of our couples, families and clients that make our “job” such an honor. ~Erik & Marissa

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Here’s to a new year of happiness-filled images! Happy 2016. ~Erik & Marissa

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Our 2015 Behind the Scenes

Happy 2016! This is always the time of year that we update our portfolio and although we cannot wait to share some of our favorite 2015 images with you…we also found some real doozies. Those behind the scenes images of ourselves that look ridiculous or highlight some of the crazy things we do for our clients.

Enjoy. ~Erik & Marissa

Erik always starts a session with his famous pep-talk…if it feels awkward, it looks awesome!

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Erik got cuffed with one of our client’s real handcuffs. He looks too happy about it!

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Sometimes our job is more than photography…we fix bustles…

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comb back loose hairs…

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hold bouquets for brides…

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carry lots of bags…

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button cuffs…

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chauffeur our couples to cool photo locations,

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and help brides down huge hills in high heels…even when 8 months pregnant.

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And sometimes our clients go above and beyond to help us!

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We also take test shots to get our lighting.

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Erik is a contortionist when it comes to getting cool angled shots.

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And Marissa will sneak into the bushes to get the shot she needs.

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If you’re lucky, we will photo bomb one of your shots!

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Carlos the cat decided to test out our in-home studio. One of our final photo shoots of the year was on our baby’s due date…photographing a baby!
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Loved taking maternity photos of our friend Barrie! Oh yeah, and Marissa was 8.5 months pregnant so we had to do a bump photo.

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What a year! Thanks to everyone who smiled at our terrible jokes and laughed when Erik photo bombed you. Can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store! ~Erik & Marissa

 

Rob Katz - Love you guys. This is too fun!

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Our Baby Story

We totally get it now…all those new parents posting about how fast time flies with kids. It’s 100% true.

It feels like just a few months ago we found out we were pregnant and then nine months happened in the blink of an eye while we prepared for parenthood, moved into our house (started a bunch of home projects), and worked through our busiest wedding season to date!

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Then our due date came and went like many first time parents experience, but we kept busy with 2 photo sessions that day and lots of walks and fall gardening chores the next. All the activity must have prompted our little guy to come see what was happening!

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Labor and delivery was everything and nothing like we expected. We’ll spare you the gory parts and just say it was a truly magical ending when Erik was asked to deliver our baby and the little (actually big!) guy surprised us all by coming into the world with a full head of blond hair!

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It’s been 4 wonderful and exhausting weeks since that day we first met our Bryce. Each day brings new surprises like baby smiles (the good) and blow-outs (the ugly). We are learning a lot from him already and love Bryce more than we thought possible. Thanks to everyone for the support, advice, texts, food, gifts, understanding and love that you’ve showered on us and Bryce. He is one loved little dude. ~Erik & Marissa

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Thanks to our amazing friend Julianna of Julianna J Photography for taking our first set of family photos. (Our poor baby is going to be photographed WAY too much.) Some of our favorites…

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Kelly Bolender - Love, and love again :) xo BEAUTIFUL!

Susan Fritts McConnell - So lovely….beautiful, sweet, adorable! WOW!

Julie Fraser - Stupendously delicious!! You get it! All of it! Bravo!

Carly BirdVogel-McDonald - Such a wonderful blessing and family <3

Stephanie Liljedahl - Sadie and I are enjoying your pictures! Sadie says congratulations and Wow! Look at all that hair!!! Sadie Freeman was one of your biggest fans at hammer montessori. :)

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