Earlier this summer I photographed a wedding in Aspen that represents what means a lot to me as a photographer. The family members were very close and also very culturally diverse. They were all intelligent, warm and fun and I really enjoyed getting to know them all. Many photographers feel it is best to avoid connecting with the bride and groom but I feel that the imagery is much more personal and intimate when a natural rapport is established. I am lucky enough that many of my weddings have been with families that I think I will remain close with over the upcoming years. The photographs reflect the trust and friendship that developed beginning with the first consultation and continued during the engagement and the wedding day.
These photos of Allison and Sam are visually strong to me because they, and their families, welcomed me in to the fold on this very special wedding weekend. They got married at the T Lazy 7 Ranch on a typical rainy summer afternoon in Aspen. Rather than the stormy weather dampening spirits, rather, it enhanced the camaraderie and created an even stronger sense of unity. The ceremony was moved inside and it's harder to imagine that it could have been any more beautiful out in the fields of the ranch.
I converted these images to "black and white" as I think that gives the photos an even stronger emotional impact and really emphasizes the expression. I hope that you enjoy this visual story of the wedding day of Allison and Sam.