As a wedding photojournalist, I try to put people at ease and capture all of the moments unfolding in front of me. Kinsey and Sam’s Catholic Colorado Springs wedding was filled with laughter and joy from the moment we arrived. It seemed like someone was always laughing, crying or smiling throughout the day and we were there to document it all. Since Kinsey and Sam were the first of their family and friends to get married it was an especially big day for everyone involved. Kinsey had a strong group of women around her all morning making sure that everything went to plan. Meanwhile, Travis photographed Sam and the guys in a relaxed atmosphere while they got ready for the day.

After several rounds of laughter and tears, Kinsey hiked up her dress and climbed into her huge truck to ride to the church with her parents. I loved watching the bridesmaids pull up at a stop light singing “Chapel of Love” just before we arrived at St. Mary’s Cathedral for their wedding mass.

After the ceremony we headed over to The Broadmoor for photos with the wedding party as well as portraits with Kinsey and Sam. I completed a huge photo project at The Broadmoor for The Gazette when I interned there over a decade ago so it was neat to be back on the property. Kinsey and Sam’s reception took place just up the road at The Broadmoor’s Cheyenne Lodge. The views of downtown Colorado Springs and surrounding Cheyenne Mountain were stunning. Friends and family shared hilarious stories and Sam tore up the dance floor all night along with all their guests.

Congratulations Kinsey and Sam, it was a pleasure to be a small part of your wedding day. I hope you’re enjoying your time in Europe!

The bride and the maid of honor share a laugh before her Catholic Colorado Springs wedding
The bride and bridesmaids pop a bottle of champagne
Bride's first look with her father
The bride descends a staircase as bridesmaids look on
Bride walks down the aisle at St. Mary's Cathedral in Colorado Springs
Wedding mass at St. Mary's Cathedral in Colorado Springs
A couple kisses during their wedding at St. Mary's Cathedral in Colorado Springs
St. Mary's Cathedral wedding in Colorado Springs, CO
A couple poses on their wedding day at St. Mary's Cathedral in Colorado Springs
A couple pose at The Broadmoor on their wedding day
Kinsey and Sam walk together on the bridge at The Broadmoor near Cheyenne Lake
The bride and groom pose near Cheyenne Lake at The Broadmoor during their August wedding
First dance during a Cheyenne Lodge wedding reception at The Broadmoor
The bride dances with guests at Cheyenne Lodge
Bridesmaids lead a line dance during a wedding reception at Cheyenne Lodge
Kinsey and Sam share a moment together during twilight at The Broadmoor's Cheyenne Lodge on their wedding day