Trinity United Methodist Church Wedding | Denver, CO Wedding

Photographing a Trinity United Methodist Church Wedding is always a special occasion! With the history of the historic church dating back to 1887, there is truly something magical when a couple gets married there. Scott and Stacey’s wedding here at Trinity United Methodist Church in Denver, with their reception across the street at the beautiful Brown Palace Hotel was truly a wedding to be remembered!

When booking a Trinity United Methodist Church Weddingyou are blessed with more than enough time before hand to take pre-ceremony pictures. For Stacey and Scott, they knew they wanted to share a first look and share a few moments alone together. Enjoy this peek at their first look on the steps in front of the church!

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Scott and Stacey had been friends long time before they fell in love and decided to get married. Their dedicated to one another and their ease with one another shines through when you are around them. One thing we loved about working with them was the sense of humor. It was easy to just laugh our way through the day. They were truly so happy to be spending this day celebrating their wedding and spending time with friends and family!

 

The after the wedding at Trinity United Methodist Church, the couple rode off through the streets of Denver on a horse and carriage. This was a special moment for them as both are avid horse lovers! We met up with them at the 16th street mall and snapped some great photographs in the heart of Denver.

After their carriage ride, they arrived at The Brown Palace Hotel where their friends and family were waiting for them. The reception was a fun and elegant time with a plated dinner, amazing live music, and celebration that continued through the night.

Photography by Randall Olsson Photography

 

Wedding at Grant Humphreys Mansion

Grant Humphreys Mansion

 

Lauren and Joe were married August 18th at the beautiful Grant Humphreys Mansion in Denver, Colorado. The Grant Humphreys Mansion was their inspiration for the feeling of their wedding. They were envisioning a wedding that was elegant, vintage, and yet with whimsical elements. This beautiful bride and groom joined with their friends, and family to create an unforgettable and blissful wedding day!

 

When it came time for their Grant Humphreys Mansion wedding ceremony the bride described it as, “A kind of a crazy blur of nerves and emotion!”

She continued, “Joe said his first thought was ‘She looks pretty and I hope I don’t mess this up!’  I was thinking, ‘oh yeah, that’s why we should have rehearsed this,’ because I didn’t know what to do when I reached the end of the aisle!  (The Pastor had a tire blow out on his way to our rehearsal, which meant we didn’t have proper rehearsal and had to wing it.)

“After the ceremony, when we had a few minutes alone, Joe made me spin around about a dozen times to soak it all in. We laughed and were able to recount how nervous we both were!  Since we didn’t do a first look (Joe was adamant about this!) the few moments we had after the ceremony were special, exciting, and memorable.”

 

Since Lauren and her bridesmaids had already picked out the bridesmaid’s dresses that were champagne colored and black it was hard to know which way to go for colors. It was the advice from their florist, Karen Novotny with The Garden Path, that  guided their decisions on color for decor. She said to ‘stay in the natural world’ so Lauren and Joe chose mercury glass votives for the reception tables and collected all kinds of shapes and sizes of the glass for the tables and the fireplace mantles.  Lauren noted, “The shiny and sparkly details, like the mercury glass, picture frames and the handmade table toppers worked out really well!  Our family and friends contributed countless hours in the final few weeks to help us pull off all of the handcrafted details.”

Other details were Lauren’s dad’s homebrew beer withcustom labels. They had hand sewn table toppers, and the decorated paper favor bags for our fresh Palisade Peaches which were gifts for their guests! There were some really unique, fun elements that gave the wedding the character and whimsy while still remaining elegant and traditional.

When asked about their most memorable moments from the day Lauren remembered, “While we were taking pictures, I looked up from the front steps of the mansion and saw Joe throwing the flower girl (my 2 ½ year old niece Lucy) high up in the air!  She was all giggles and smiles.  He told me later that he  suddenly remembered that he was officially an uncle, and immediately went to find Lucy.”

As Lauren mentioned the couple had picked out Palisade Peaches for guests and used the Peaches as decoration and as desserts. Lauren said, “The cake table was gorgeous and also a big surprise.  The caterer helped set it up and she did an incredible job integrating the peaches, mercury glass, 2-tiered cake and 3 homemade peach pies. We had a lot of comments about it from guests.”

The father daughter dance was also very special and highly anticipated moment for the bride.  Her dad wrote a song for her when she was a little girl and recently he teamed up with a couple of professional musicians to record and mix it for the wedding.  He didn’t let anyone listen to it before their special dance so it was a total surprise! It was a beautiful moment.

We so enjoyed working with this couple as they took every little moment to cherish their wedding at the historic Grant Humphreys Mansion!

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As a last note from the bride and groom, “we can’t say enough about the competence, professionalism and awesomeness of all our vendors, including Hannah and Jeff our photographers from Randall Olsson Photography!  We would highly recommend any of them to anyone planning an event.”

Vendors

Florist:  The Garden Path, Karen Novotny

Catering: Biscuits and Berries, Laura Hylton (event manager)

DJ: Quality Mobile Sound

Cake: Posh Pastries

Hudson Gardens Wedding: New Orleans Theme

Hudson Gardens Wedding

This Hudson Gardens Wedding is absolutely beautiful and original with a New Orleans twist to celebrate their marriage! Courtney and Kevin used so much creativity when it came to planning the details of their wedding. The couple was married in a ceremony at Hudson Gardens’ beautiful Monet’s Place. Their reception was in the Welcome Garden Pavillion.

This couple chose to have an outdoor Hudson Gardens wedding as a way to honor Colorado in their wedding ceremony. The groom is from New Orleans so they chose to use New Orleans food and attire, and carry the theme into their decor with table names as street names. Some of our favorite details included their blue striped bow-ties, the table decorations, and the ‘just married’ pedicab that drove the couple away from their ceremony!

One thing that was important to this couple was to do a lot of the details themselves with help of family and friends. So everything from the flowers to the decor was hand crafted. This includes the adorable cake-topper made by Courtney, the bride, who is a ceramics teacher and does a lot of her own pottery! She also did the table decor!

When it came time for their reception we were blown away by the fun New Orleans’s wedding traditions have. A huge highlight for the bride and groom was that their families traveled from Pennsylvania and New Orleans to celebrate with them!

As the sun set, the tent was lit by twinkling lights overhead. Guests followed behind Courtney and Kevin for the traditional second line parade. The bride and groom carried uniquely decorated umbrellas as they celebrated the beginning of a new life as husband and wife! The party continued as guests danced, and even did the limbo!

We want to give a special thank you to this awesome couple for sharing their special day with us. Please enjoy the photos from Courtney and Kevin’s amazing Hudson Gardens wedding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendors:

Catering: Catering By Design

Cake: Das Meyer

DJ: Perry Washington

Alcohol supplied by: Mondo Vino

Flowers: Kate Dalton

City Park Pavilion Wedding: Urban Country Style

This is the story of Audrey and Charles City Park Pavilion wedding. It’s what happens when a country boy meets a city girl, they fall in love, and wear cowboy boots to their rustic thrifty wedding in the middle of Denver! This wedding was amazing fun, full of hand-made details, and so much love! For us to tell the story of their City Park Pavilion wedding would be an injustice, so we will hand it over to Audrey and Charles.

 

 

We started our search by looking online at different wedding venues in Denver. We were feeling frustrated because we were on a pretty tight budget and most of the venues we liked offered a package deal that didn’t really fit our budget. We figured that in order to get the most bang for our buck our ideal venue would let us cater our own food and drinks, bring in our own decor, tables and chairs, etc. We turned to local parks and recreation centers, and that is when we found City Park Pavilion! It checked all the boxes on our list.  It was only our second venue to tour in person and it immediately felt like the perfect fit.

 

 

 

We knew whatever we couldn’t make or borrow we could shop around and find the best price to pull off our dream wedding on a budget. The gardens gave us the “backyard” cozy feel that fits our personalities so well and City Park Pavilion itself was a beautiful, historic and classy blank canvas that we could easily decorate to suit our tastes.

 

 

It was raining so bad when we got into the limo to head to City Park Pavilion. Things were not looking good with the weather and it was a pretty stressful start to the wedding. Just as we were pulling up to the venue, I looked up and there were our groomsmen, dads and a few other guys lined up holding the pretty paper umbrellas (originally intended to use as shade for the “sunny” Colorado afternoon). They used the umbrellas to create a tunnel for the bridesmaids and me to walk under so we didn’t get rained on (Charles was on strict orders to not leave the men’s room during this fiasco).

 

 

It went from being a stressful, hectic situation to one of the most fun and memorable! It was also when I accepted the fact that we would be blessed with sideways rain on our wedding day and at that point there was nothing to do to change it, we would just have to go with the flow. It all worked out beautifully!

 

 

During the sideways rain for our ceremony and vows-  Lu, our wedding officiant asked Charles if he would take Audrey to be his wife, etc etc.  Right after Charles said “I will” there was a loud crashing thunder as if God were placing His seal of approval for our vows. The timing was perfect and we all cheered.

 

 

Charles said his most memorable moment of the day was when Audrey said her vows: The thunder and wind were so loud and she started out the first few words loud like I did, trying to raise her voice over the weather. But she quickly quieted down when she was trying to fight back tears. I may have been the only one to hear her besides our officiant.

When it was time for the the kiss it all felt real; it was awesome. So much emotion, excitement, and relief knowing that we were finally married and this was the beginning of our lives together. We couldn’t stop smiling.

 

 

When the time came to start preparing for the wedding, we started with making our own wedding invitations and ended up making the centerpieces, and most of the decor & ceremony items. We enlisted the help of our wonderful family members and friends for their crafty skills!

 

 

For the decor, we started early (at least 6 months out) scouring thrift stores for mismatched lanterns and rustic decor items. Once we had a good stash collected, the Jeep was moved outside and the garage became Wedding Command Station. We are both pretty handy and love DIY projects!  

Every weekend and many evenings for months before the wedding there was usually something to do. Some of the bigger projects included making the ceremony backdrop, painting and distressing lanterns and buckets for flowers, painting our fingerprint guestbook tree, painting and distressing the old window for the seating chart, making the bar (stepdad), cleaning and glazing old rusty horseshoes (dad and stepmom), the list goes on and on. 

 

 

It was funny to work around the weather. We had planned lots of beautiful pictures in the garden and at the bandshell and it turned out that most of our formal pictures were taken in the pavilion with the iron gates as the backdrop with friends and family looking on. It was lovely – and the lights the guys worked so hard on putting up looked amazing with the dark gloomy sky.

 

 

 

 

Our photographers Hannah and Felicia (from Randall Olsson Photography) certainly did not let the weather dampen their spirits or inspiration. Every time there was a break in the rain they would come and grab us, quickly gather the wedding party, and run outside for some great shots. There were even a couple times they covered the cameras with bags and headed out in the rain to capture us outside the venue under the arches and the back patio.”

 

 

We want to thank Audrey and Charles for sharing such an intimate view into their wedding day. This City Park Pavilion wedding was absolutely magical and romantic. It would be safe to say that their hope for a urban country casual feeling was executed perfectly. We are so happy to have been a part of their wedding day.

Florist: Nature’s Palate Floral 

Officiant: Lu Reuter

DJ: Scott Slavik

Hair: Maria Gomez

Makeup: Sara Duffey Artistry

Food: El Jardin Catering

Cake: Jeana Lopez

A Romantic Wedding at Bella Sera Event Center

The Bella Sera Event Center is a beautiful place for a romantic indoor wedding! It was the perfect place for Megan and Ryan who’s love for one another and their families made their wedding incredibly special.

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For Megan and Ryan, simplicity was important for them while planning their wedding. They went with a black and white theme, for its simplicity and timelessness. Their decor went beautifully with Bella Sera’s ambiance and tuscan feel.

When it came time for the ceremony and they first laid eyes on one another Ryan said, “I almost started crying. She looked so beautiful and I could not believe that I was about to marry the woman I love.” For Megan it was being overwhelmed with joy and happiness. She said, “He looked so handsome! I was thankful for meeting the most amazing man and I knew that this day was going to be so memorable for us. It was a big stepping stone in our relationship towards the future together: forever.”

“The most memorable moment was when we finally kissed and were pronounced, ‘Husband and Wife’!”

We loved all of the creative ideas Ryan and Megan incorporated! Especially with their wedding party: from their fun super hero shirts for the groomsmen and their pose from the movie Bridesmaids with the girls! For the couple they especially loved the guys’s skinny ties, and of course the wedding gown!

When it came time for the reception the feeling of being married really started to sink in as everyone greeted them as Mr. and Mrs!

 

This Bella Sera wedding went off without a hitch and we were excited to be a part in such a special day. Megan and Ryan want to share that, “the wedding day was perfect. It’s all the people you love and adore in one place celebrating the happiest day of your lives.” We absolutely agree, and send our best to the newlyweds!

Wedding! Outdoor Ceremony with Coral Details

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This outdoor ceremony and mountain wedding was at once fun, sweet, and full of beautiful details. When we first met Brittney and Evan, we knew we would be in for a beautiful wedding day with their laid back and fun-loving style. From start to finish the wedding went perfectly. The two waited in suspense until the moment Brittney came down the aisle, and they were finally able to be together to celebrate their day. We are so excited to show off these gorgeous pictures of their day, as well as some insight from the bride and groom themselves!

 

What went through your minds when you first saw each other down the aisle?  

Couple: Both of us were thinking: don’t cry. Evan had to look past Brittney in order not to cry.  He looked off into the woods for a second to keep it together.  Brittney knew if she started crying she would continue to cry during the entire ceremony.  She looked to her dad to help keep it all together while walking down the isle.

Brittney: Evan made my heart skip a beat when I saw him standing at the end of the aisle.  He looked so handsome and collected.  I couldn’t wait to be standing next to him.

 

What was your most memorable moment of the day?  

Evan: It was holding Brittney’s hands during the ceremony.  It made me feel close to her.

Brittney: Standing next to Evan after I first walked down the aisle.  Once I was next to him I relaxed completely and just let everything else go.  It was nice to take a few seconds to just be there and take everything in before the ceremony began.  Honestly, I wanted to kiss him right then.

What inspired the coral color you chose for your wedding?

Couple: We don’t think there was anything that really inspired the color.  We choose the color because it is a great spring color.  We didn’t want anything too dark, and something that represented our energy.  When Brittney was shopping for bridesmaids dresses she saw it, and just fell in love with the color.  About a month prior to the wedding Brittney wore coral almost everyday!

What were some of your favorite details from your wedding?

Evan: I think the venue setting was amazing.  The Pines at Genesse did an amazing job setting up the dinning area; it looked so elegant, classy, and simple.  We loved outdoor ceremony so we could be out with nature.

Brittney: I loved my bouquet, and having my grandmother’s picture on the bouquet made it much more special for me.

Was there one moment it finally felt real that you were married now?

Couple: Being introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers made it feel real.  It was the first time we were introduced as a couple and not just as engaged persons or dating.  As the night went on everything we did together like cake cutting, first dance, and just eating together made the feeling of being married stronger.

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Thank you Brittney and Evan for sharing with us! We especially loved the

2014 Colorado Senior Portrait Photography

Class of 2014 it is time to get your senior portrait taken! Senior pictures are your opportunity to celebrate where you are in your life right now. Here are some amazing senior pictures that showcase a little bit of what we get to do here at Randall Olsson Photography with our awesome seniors!

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The Pines at Genesse Wedding | Colorado Wedding Site

The beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains are the perfect location for any wedding site! Danielle and Andrew’s wedding was especially fun as they came from Colorado Springs to   get married in the mountains at The Pines at Genesse. We had an amazing time watching this couple celebrate and blend new and untraditional conventions to make their day important for themselves and their guests.

 

 

Wedding pictures were extremely important to these newlyweds, and they built extra time in their day to go off their wedding site and share their first look. Danielle said, “The moment felt very surreal; something we had spent so much time and planning on, was finally here.” In the quiet open space, with rain clouds roaming around them but not above the couple, Andrew saw Danielle for the first time on their wedding day at the top of Lookout Mountain. “We really enjoyed the first look experience, because every other minute of the day was spent with others (which we loved), but it was great to have a minute to ourselves.”

It was time for the ceremony, and we loved that it was important for the wedding to be meaningful to both the couple and the guests. From the couple, “When we first saw all of our family and friends from different stages of life in the same room at the same time, it was amazing.  One of our goals as a couple is to be community-focused.  We value deeply the relationships we have with our friends and family, so to have them all together celebrating with us was great.”

 

Their wedding had a beautiful fusion of soft romantic elements from white cloth draped over a wooden trellis for the ceremony, paired with fun pops of bright yellow and purple inside the bouquets. When we asked the couple about what helped them make decisions on details Danielle said, “Inspiration for the decor came from many different sources.  As many modern brides will say, Pinterest is a great resource! I utilized this website for many ideas.  I also have a friend who is very creative and great at working with wood.  She envisioned and put together the majority of the decorations.” We loved these beautiful hand-crafted details at their wedding site!

One of our favorite moment’s from their wedding was the first dance they shared to to Jason Mraz’s I Won’t Give Up. Andrew did an amazing job leading his bride through their dance. You could see how important and fun that moment was for them, and because of this it made it all the more special and amazing to witness.

 

Danielle and Andrew’s wedding was an amazing celebration for the couple as they incorporated special elements for their guests. It was important for the bride and groom to note, “The wedding was very meaningful to us and our guests.  From having a prayer during the ceremony with the bridal party and parents, to having a dollar dance for our friend’s missions trip, to writing our own vows, we cherished every moment.  It is very easy to get caught up in what weddings are ‘supposed’ to be like. We chose the things/ideas that were most important to us, and made our decisions off of that. There many aspects of our wedding that were untraditional, and we loved it.”  We loved it too! Thank you to the couple for allowing us to be apart of their beautiful and special day!

VENDORS:

DJ – Rob Gillen at FUNction Pro DJ

Flowers – Maria Phillips at Down the Aisle by Maria

Cake – Carol Hildebrand at Creative Wedding Cakes of Colorado Springs

Photography: Hannah and Felicia from Randall Olsson Photography

From the bride & groom: “We absolutely loved our vendors and would recommend them to anyone!”

Colorado Church Wedding at Rockland Community Church

David and Julie were inspired to come all the way from Texas to have a Colorado church wedding at Rockland Community Church, where the bride’s parents were married years before. The couple says, “Our hope is that our marriage and even our wedding is a display of Christ’s love for the church.  We had been praying throughout the week that the Spirit would move in our hearts and in the hearts of those at the wedding.”

 

Their day went off without a hitch; before the ceremony a light rain rolled in, but as the ceremony began the clouds rolled away and there was nothing but blue skies and green mountains for everyone to enjoy while celebrating the union of this couple. You couldn’t have asked for a better day for a church wedding in Colorado.

 

The bride said, “When I first saw David, in addition to thinking that he looked great in his grey suit, I just wanted to be near him to experience all of the emotions of the moment together and not at a distance anymore.” David thought, “She looked very beautiful and majestic, which now leads me to think of Jesus and what the Bible tells us what will happen when he comes back for his Church.”

Some of their favorite moments from the ceremony include David’s pledge, “I absolutely do!” and their brief time alone at the alter to light their unity candle. Julie said, “David prayed for us and then kissed my forehead; he often kisses my head and cheeks and those kisses are, to me, some of the sweetest expressions of his love and affection.”

 

As they arrived at Mount Vernon Country Club for their reception, they found themselves surrounded by so many family and friends who showered the newlyweds with love and support.  The couple was, “overwhelmed with joy in all that happened on [our] wedding day and praise God for answered prayers.”

 

The wedding celebration was a true party where everyone danced the night away. David was so excited to dance with Julie to “Girl from Tennessee”, and she loved all of their dances together. Each shared dances with their parents, and raised a large chunk of money they donated to charity during their money dance. One of everyone’s favorite moments was Julie and her sister performing the “Thriller” dance together, as the result of having lost a Superbowl bet with David earlier this year.

 

The couple couldn’t have had a more beautiful Colorado church wedding surrounded by the beauty of the mountains all around them, both at Rockland Community Church and at Mount Vernon Country Club. As their night came to an end, Julie said, they were excited by, “the realization that [they] were married and that headed away to start life together.” Both had never felt anything like the joy they felt on their wedding day, and it’s important to note that each wants to give “credit to Jesus for such peace and joy.”

“To our God and Father be glory forever and ever.  Amen.”  (Phil. 4:20)

 

 

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What to Wear for Senior Pictures

What to wear for senior pictures is a question we are asked with every senior portrait session we schedule. Parents have certain things they want, and seniors have a unique style that captures them. This post is full of information that you can choose to follow and incorporate however you seen best!

Remember that senior pictures are your chance to have a totally unique and personal portrait session. Let us know your interests, and bring the things that are you!

1)   Know your yearbook requirements. Many schools have specific guidelines for what is acceptable in yearbook photos. This can range anywhere from not having props like sunglasses or hats in your photo, to not allowing with tank tops. Please bring at least one outfit that suits your school’s guidelines. Think: Can I wear this outfit to school? If not, make sure to have at least one outfit that you could wear to school.

These photographs are great for yearbooks. The shoulders are covered and nothing is distracting from the senior’s face.

These two are great senior pictures but not suitable for yearbook requirements. Wear your favorite shirt, but have a jacket to go with it if it is a strapless or tank top. Love your hat? We love it too! However when you arrive to your session, please come without the hat on. When we start a session with you wearing your hat, it can leave marks on your forehead that are hard to remove.

2)   Cover all your bases. Complete each of your outfits by paying attention to every detail, especially the shoes! It all matters, from head to toe! For example: everyday tennis shoes with formal pants can leave you disappointed later. Going the extra mile to coordinate your outfit will make all the difference in how your senior pictures turn out.

Here are examples of complete outfits. Full length shows the whole outfit, while even midshots still showcase both what’s on top and bottom. Close up photos show the details you’ve chosen like a simple headband, or necklace.

Shoes make statements! There is a big difference in having your old beat up sneakers in your senior picture compared with a nice clean pair of shoes. There’s no pressure to bring heels or dress shoes, but bring the shoes that match your outfit and are in relatively good shape.

Guys sometimes want to have a nice shirt and pair it with their trusted pair of every day jeans, but there’s nothing that brings the outfit to the next level like having a nice pair of slacks to go with it.

3)   Bring at least one nice outfit. You don’t have to do this but we recommend it. Most of our clients remark that they’re happiest when they had at least one nice looking outfit! It doesn’t have to be a full suit or a prom dress- but even a collared shirt or blouse is a nice touch. Think something that will be appealing to parents and grandparents, or even for an interview or a college or job resume.

4)   Solid colors work wonderfully. Solids are great but if stripes, plaids, and/or patterns are more your style- bring them too! Try pairing your prints with solid colors by using them underneath jackets and vests.

All of these are fun and beautiful senior pictures. As you look at these photos, notice where your eye goes naturally, and how the prints affect your perception of the picture. When it comes to what to wear for your senior pictures trust your gut and see how you can incorporate these suggestions to fit your style!

5)   Dress in Layers! This allows more variety within your pictures by being able to quickly put on or take off a jacket or sweater.  Dressing in layers can be a lot of fun when you look at your photos later.

These photos are an example of how a jacket is used during a city session. Included is a picture without the jacket, another with the jacket as a prop, and then with the jacket on. When looking back on this session, we love how many looks he has within this one outfit!

6)   Bring extra stuff! Sunglasses, hats, your instrument, your sporting gear or jersey, letter jackets, your dog: all of these things add personal flair and we love that! There’s nothing that we can’t pay homage to, and what a better time than during your senior pictures.

Here are just a few examples of how bringing those extra elements help showcase who you are. We want to capture all of you, and bring out those things that you’ll forever remember as what you loved during this time of your life.

7)   Get good sleep the night before. Looking and feeling tired shows in your face when you’re being photographed. Staying hydrated the day of and being well rested will be a big payoff for you!

8)   Try your hair cut out for a week before. Cutting your hair right before your appointment can lead to stress if you don’t like the way it looks. To be safe, give yourself some time to adjust and personalize your haircut to your liking.

9)   Avoid coming sunburned or with big cuts and bruises. Sunburns are especially hard to fix later, and while cuts and bruises are easier to fix in post-production, it is more expensive later to have the enhanced retouching done.

We hope you’ve found this “what to wear for senior pictures” information helpful as you get ready to come in for your senior portraits. To see more examples of what other seniors have used in their senior pictures, visit www.randallolsson.com! Here you will find great senior pictures, and all of our information in regards to senior pictures.

Terrace Gardens Wedding in April

This beautiful couple had been together for many years before they finally decided to tie the knot in this Terrace Gardens wedding. From start to finish this bride and groom put an incredible amount of energy into the details of their big day. They settled on Terrace Gardens Event Center in Ken Caryl as the perfect venue for their wedding and reception.

This couple decided to do their first look at a nearby hotel where they had been getting ready with close friends and family. Afterwards, a limousine brought everyone over to South Valley Park for outdoor formal wedding photos. The April sun was beating down on the rocks and fields, and blue skies served as the perfect backdrop.

Once everyone arrived at Terrace Gardens time flew by as they had an elegant outdoor ceremony, followed by a wild reception where guests danced the night away! This Terrace Gardens wedding was a perfect celebration of this happy bride and groom with all of their family and friends.

The beginning of our senior portraits season!

Spring is almost here and we are ready for sunshine so we can begin to photograph senior portraits! Early this month we were able to have a session with this soon-to-be graduate, and had a wonderful time taking her photograph her at our studio, in downtown Golden, and at Clear Creek.

Early Spring Engagement Pictures

In Colorado, newly engaged couples are anxious for the grace to turn green, the sun to come out, and the trees to start budding for their spring-time engagement pictures! Even though it snowed every week in April, we were still able to capture the transition into early spring in these different couple’s engagement pictures.

Here are a few of our favorites from these outdoor engagement sessions. We love the casual jeans in the rustic location of the Golden historic park. Especially with some snow still lining the ground, these couples make Golden look romantic and sweet.

We hope you love these sweet engagement photos. Congratulations to all our newly engaged! Before you know it, these engagement pictures will soon be turning into their wedding pictures!

Red Rocks Wedding in Classic Black and White!

Here is a unique feature, all photos in black and white, from a classic Red Rocks wedding. When Olivia and Joe came to us for their first meeting, they came with a wedding inspiration book filled black and white photographs. She loved the timelessness captured in her vintage photos, and we were excited to go in this elegant and beautiful direction.

This German bride took a unique and European approach for her wedding day. She found her wedding dress in Germany: a refined, pale pink dress with pink sparkling studded stiletto sandals. Amidst her curled up-do she wore a feather fascinator which completed her bridal look.

For their wedding they chose The Chapel at Red Rocks, in Red Rocks Park. This  chapel shows the beautiful Red Rocks through the vast glass windows, and provides easy access to the park for dramatic formal wedding pictures. We had an amazing time with the bride and groom, and loved capturing the happy couple on their Red Rocks wedding day. They had an intimate reception at The Fort, just down the road in Morrison, Colorado. We were able to capture a few details of their celebration before leaving them alone to enjoy their time with close family and friends.

We are happy to share these inspired black and white photos taken from this beautiful Red Rocks Wedding.

Red Rocks Engagement Photos

Kerry and Anthony flew into Colorado for the weekend from Los Angeles for their Red Rocks engagement photos.  Being from out of town, it was as important to capture this beautiful area that their wedding is going to be celebrated in later this year. They wanted to bring Red Rocks to all their friends back home!

Red Rocks Park in Morrison, Colorado is a giant playground for photographers with its vast and numerous trails, and photographic spots. For engagement photos, it was perfect!

A big thanks goes to Kerry and Anthony for being so trusting and adventurous! We think their engagement photos look inspired and beautiful. The love and happiness they share together is apparent in these Red Rocks engagement photos and we couldn’t be happier for their upcoming wedding there this November.