We’ve had a great time working with Morgann and her family. We first met her sister Macall a couple of years ago, you can see some of her pictures in a blog from last year.
When we got the call to photograph Morgann’s intimate wedding we were excited to work with them again!
Their wedding was at Hotel Parq central. A great venue for the intimate wedding.
The rooftop views are one of the two venues in town with that cool of a view of both the mountains and the city.
Anyhow, enjoy the images!
We shoot in a lot of places, we have photographed all over the world. We each have our favorite places. I loved Guatemala, Desiree’s favorite was probably Paris. We always think it would so nice if I could shoot here or there and we often think that there are no really cool places close to here to shoot. I know a number of photographers that have become burned out by shooting the same ol’ locations here in town.
Then I talked to a few photogrsaphers in europe and they think that some of the venues we have here in nm are some of the coolest they have seen and woud love to be able to shoot here. I then take a new look at the places I shoot and think of what I could do to see the venue through new, fresh and maybe even foreign eyes.
Then there is also that in between. A location that is close to NM and yes has a sort of European feel. Many of you are familiar with the Broadmoor in Colorado springs. It’s a wonderful old world resort just hours from ABQ. Being able to shoot there was a wonderful change from the norm.
Then being able to shoot at the this beautiful venue with this beautiful coupe was amazing. Kristin and Scott are such a great couple to work with. In fact their whole family is brilliant. What a blessing to be a part of the lives of so many wonderful people.
On another note, I think this was the first wedding I shot with my d-800. My D-700 started having issues recognizing Nikon lenses. So I sucked it up, bought the D800 and man what a dream, aside from the RIDICULOUS file size and the huge increase in storage space and having to upgrade all of my software to support it…. Now, as I right this, my d800 it at the shop and I am shooting with the 700 again until it is back and I have to say there is something about the sound of the mirror up and shutter of the 700 that just sounds right. I know that for most of you this makes NO sense, but every camera has a sound and a feel. When that shutter released is pressed the mirror inside lifts and the shutter opens. On the 700 its such a sexy sound, it’s fast, smooth… It lets you know that you are shooting a proper camera. Yep, I truly get excited about cameras; especially big fast ones. So I’m a photo nerd, WHATEVER!!!!
This wedding was a particularly difficult wedding to blog. Why? Well, it is often hard to narrow down images to an ingestible amount for the blog. This wedding was no different. And will all that went on, it was especially difficult to choose what to and not to post. So this will be a bit different of a post. Instead of the images I will post a condensed version of an otherwise seven minute slideshow. This is a slideshow of the layout of their book. Again, It’s a bit different than normal, let us know what you think!
She talked about farting around him
They teased her about beets on her dress
She talked of loving him from the start
They talked about underware that live in the couch in a college dorm in st louis
Her mom shared heirloom stiching created from their hometown
Her sister talked of not petting the cat backwards because he would die
His mom made a baby giggle, lots
They talked of the first date email, no internet, a couch, a bandana and ghostbusters
He taught his nephew to be kind to rocks
Her sister vowed never to like country music
His brother in law wondered the significance of big kitties
Her dad observed and brought film back
His dad created a new tradition
They ate they laughed some cried
Have you ever imagined having to leave your best friend behind, leave your spouse behind, leave your boyfriend/girlfriend (for the few guys who read this) for an undetermined amount of times. What if you were told today that you would have to go and leave them behind for a year, and you had to leave in the next hour. You were also told that you would not be able to speak to them for the next six months. How would you spend the next hour? What would you do, what would you say? would you take the time to pack? Would you hold them and kiss them like you never have before. Would you talk about all the things you are going to do when you get back? Would you talk about all the things you wished you would have done throughout your relationship? would you just quietly sit and breathe each other in?
Sometimes I think we get too busy to do these things? We get too caught up in the day to day, the routine of life. We wake up at 5:15 wake the kids up, make breakfast, prepare lunch, get child number one off to school, come home and clean up from making breakfast, get child number two off to the bus, come back home. Wake up the littlest one get her dressed and fed and dressed to go to the gym. Take the third child to school, go to the gym. then we come home, shower, make lunch, head off to the school to help out for an hour or two, come home, bring the sleeping three year old in and lay her in bed. Then sit down at the computer to try and check email and voice mail that piles up while we are busy doing other things. Then try to get some other work done before kids get home. Then welcome child number two home, just in time to go pick up child number three from school. Then get a call from child number one saying his water bottle was left in the fridge and he really needs it because it is a particularly hard day at cross country practice. After taking that to him we rush home to get dinner ready. We make dinner, and try to round up all the kids to eat together. We sit down for the half hour and have it interrupted twice by people dropping items off for a big charity project coming up on Saturday. Then we try to get the kids in bed before too late so that they get enough sleep for the next day, then we clean up the kitchen from dinner. After that is done we are back on the computer for a few more hours trying to finish up a few things that were left from earlier in the day. And finally when we can stay awake no more and we have a key board impression in our foreheads we crawl off to bed to try and take full advantage of the 4-5 hours until the alarm goes off for the next day.
Where in that time do we take a few minutes to breathe? Where in that time do we have to look into the eyes of our husbands/wives and just love them?
Right now, this second is the time to take! Desiree and I scheduled fewer weddings this year, moved out of the studio to spend more time with each other and with the kids. We did it now. Why?
We were missing it. We were missing the time we needed with each other and with our kids. Life still takes over and things seem to get out of control busy. Then we photograph a wedding photograph a couple like Katie and Dustin and we realize how beautiful life is, how amazing love is. We see the purest of love for the entire day, and it’s hard not to be inspired; inspired to live life and love purely! Enjoy these images and let your self be inspired by the love they have!