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I’m glad that you’ve discovered this wedding planning guide. As a wedding photographer I know that my job involves so much more than taking photos. I want to be a resource of information throughout the planning process so that you can have a wonderful experience on your wedding day. This guide focuses on the information that will help you get your best photos.

Wheather you’ve already reserved me for your wedding or you haven’t contacted me yet, I think you’ll find lots of the articles below helpful. I’ve been photographing weddings since 2007 and seen so much along the way. I have created this guide as a way to share those personal experiences with you.

I strived to create something that will help your day be less stressful so you can enjoy it more and receive great images as a result. Everything may not apply to your wedding but it might help you understand what to expect.

If you haven’t selected a venue yet, be sure to check out my Colorado wedding venue guide. I’ve also assembled a list of some of the Best Colorado Engagement Photo Locations. Feel free to contact me with any questions that you have. I can’t wait to work together to tell the story of your day.

Garden of the Gods Club Wedding

Wedding Planning Flow Chart

If you’re unsure of how to start your wedding planning or which vendors you should book first, this flow chart provides a visual representation of wedding planning so it’s not so intimidating.
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Wedding ceremony at TenMile Station

How To Make a Wedding Guest List

One of the hardest parts of the planning process is creating the guest list. Everything from your budget to venue choice is affected by your guest list. Using this information to create your guest will make the process a little less stressful.
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Formal family portrait at a Vail Golf Club Wedding

Tips for Stress-Free Formal Family Group Portraits

Formal family group photos can quickly become chaotic, but after shooting a few hundred weddings I’ve found a few key tips that will make this part of the day stress-free. If you’ve spent much time browsing through my photos, you’ll notice that I don’t post some of the more traditional posed family groups. That’s not because I don’t shoot them, but rather because I like to feature the moment-based approach that makes me unique as a wedding photojournalist.
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Sierra reacts as Alex proposes in front of Union Station in Denver

5 things to do when you get engaged

If you’re newly engaged, wedding planning can feel overwhelming. Between Instagram, Pinterest and all the wedding blogs you might not know where to start. Before you start generating ideas, here is a list of five things to do before you dive into wedding planning.
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Mallory and Daniel walk hand-in-hand down Guanella Pass Road in Georgetown, Colorado during their engagement session

What to Wear for Engagement Photos

Picking out what to wear for engagement photos doesn’t have to be a stressful decision. Obviously, you want to look your best. But if you’re not used to being photographed (don’t worry, my couples are real people not professional models), there’s a few simple choices that can make a big difference. Here’s a few tips to help you pick what to wear for your engagement photos:
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Holly and Hayden are surrpunded by fall color and blue skies during their fall mountain engagement photos

When to Take Engagement Photos

The answer to when should you schedule engagement photos depends on many factors. The biggest factor is how much time you have between whenever you book a photographer and your actual wedding day. Some couples may only have a few months, while other couples have more than year. Here are some factors that can help you decide when to schedule your engagement photos.
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A couple embrace together for a moment as the sun set in Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Why Take Engagement Photos

An engagement session can be one of the best things that you do before your wedding. I have worked with hundreds of couples over the years and found that those who take engagement photos are more relaxed and less stressed about photos on their wedding day. If you’re on the fence, here are some reasons why you should do one.
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