Mel and Drew’s summer mountain resort wedding at Copper Mountain has been circled on the calendar for quite some time. From the moment I met them back in 2019 I knew that they would be a blast to work with. Their fall colors engagement in Aspen was a fun adventure. I also enjoyed capturing their micro mountain wedding last year when their big celebration had to be postponed until now.
I throughly enjoy working with all my clients but I connected with Drew and Mel on a different level. Part of that is definitely a result of communicating with them for such a long time. For more than two years we’ve exchanged countless emails, text messages and phone calls planning three separate days of photos. They hired a great team of vendors, including planner Laura with L Elizabeth events, that made the planning process easy.
When the big day finally came, I arrived to a room full of laughter and a fire soundtrack. Mel and the ladies got ready in the West Village while the guys were on the East side of the resort. Travis flew into town to help capture the day and spent the morning with Drew and his crew while they got ready.
After capturing their micro wedding last year, I had a feeling that Drew would react during their first look and he definitely did, again. Shrine Pass provided an epic backdrop for an incredible moment. Being able to spend more than an hour atop the pass with them and their wedding party was incredible and their images reflect it.
Their ceremony at Copper Mountain‘s Copper Creek Vista was full of laughter and tears. In true Colorado fashion, we had everything from screaming sunlight to rain just at things wrapped up. We even snuck out during golden hour for a few portraits before the reception got going. And boy was it some reception. After experiencing it and editing through all the images, I can confidently say it was the best dance party we’ve ever photographed. The dance floor was absolutely packed until they turned the lights on. Drew’s dance skills preceded him and he did not disappoint. He went harder on the dance floor than anyone I’ve witnessed. It took turning on the lights and shutting off the music to force everyone off the dance floor and down to the after party. We put down our cameras, packed up our gear and joined them to celebrate. It was a thrill to work with them throughout the entire process so getting to have a drink together seemed like a fitting culmination to our time together.
Congratulations Mel and Drew! I loved every part of our time together and I hope you enjoy all the images that we captured for you and your families along the way.