There are so many pieces to a wedding. So many details and significant moments that add up to create one of the most unique experiences of a person’s life. Attending as many weddings as we do, you’d think those details would blur together and it’d become hard to differentiate between one wedding and another, but it’s not.

In fact, at every wedding there are certain moments that are so loud that you can’t help but stop and pay attention. The first of those moments, for me, for Kiel, and I’m sure for many others, was seeing Stephanie in her dress.

Absolutely radiant. Stephanie was stunning. She took everyone’s breath away.

My second favorite piece of the day was Kiel surprising Stephanie by learning a song on guitar and singing it to her during the reception. Kiel braved the stage at the manor house, for what I believe was his first ever live performance, with no ambition to gain attention for himself, but to simply give his new wife a gift.

It was pretty great, as was the entire day.

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There’s a moment just before the ceremony starts that is one of my most favorite times during the whole wedding day. It’s sort of a calm before the storm. Or maybe more like the eye of the hurricane with the craziness of getting ready behind us and the fun of the reception still ahead.

The guests are seated. The anticipation is heavy but still it’s quiet. The pre-ceremony music is playing. Everyone looks their best.

All the wedding planning, all the preparation, all the details… everything has somehow magically come together for this moment.

In just minutes, things will take off again. She’ll walk down the aisle and take his breath away. It’s coming, but for now we all wait.

And me, I gather my own breath and feel blessed to be a part of telling this story.

And so it was with Jonathon and Danielle.

From North Dakota, their destination wedding was as the beautiful Manor House in Littleton. Colorado did not disappoint, providing perfect weather and incredible views for her out of town guests.

Danielle was stunning in her dress. Just stunning. The only thing that could possibly add to her beauty was the look in her eyes when she saw her groom, Jonathon. They’re amazing together.

It was a fairytale of a day, full of smiles, tears, and lots of laughter. Congratulations, Jonathon and Danielle!Manor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PictureManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PictureManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton PhotoManor House Littleton Photo

I met with Adam and Samantha on a beautiful afternoon in Downtown Denver. It was a perfect day for taking pictures. The sun was out and no rain or snow in sight, finally. We kicked things off with their adorable puppy and a few ‘family’ portraits (aided by the liberal use of doggy treats).

My favorite thing about working with these two, hands down, is how they smile at each other. Every couple has their own unique ‘way’ together. I love engagement sessions because it gives me a chance to observe interaction and figure out the little nuances that make every couple special.

For Adam and Samantha, from my perspective, it’s the way they smile at each other. It’s as if, only for a moment, the rest of the world falls away and it’s just the two of them.

My second favorite thing about the session? Probably Adam hugging some of the art we found downtown.:)

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