The image of a packed stretch Hummer that got lost on its way from Lafayette to Boulder seems to encapsulate the frenetic joyousness and humor-laden panic of the hours leading up to the wedding ceremony of Caley and Ashley. It was a morning that had the simultaneous feel of a family reunion and a high school lock-in: shared exuberance for just about everything, that indecipherable shorthand of lifelong friends, laughter and playful yelling throughout intermittent moments of insouciant lounging and hurried preparation.
When the Hummer finally found its way to Wedgewood, on the idyllic outskirts of Boulder, the delightfully hyperkinetic feel of the ramp-up to the “I do’s” seemed to get washed out by the thoughtfully causal elegance of the ceremony and the stunning picture these two amazing brides made when they appeared in incredible white gowns.
Playful and devoted, earnest and sweet: this was a day where it was easy to get caught up in the moment and find myself just happy to be around such wonderful people, such obvious love and happiness. That is, the wedding of Caley and Ashley made it difficult for me to my job, if only because I kept imagining myself as part of the party.
Special thanks to Katie Keighin, the second shooter, whose spectacular work (as always) and keen eye for portraiture and detail helped set the tone for my shots. And to Tori Carnefix, who is just starting out in this game (so “like” her Facebook page, would’ya?), for taking some great shots during the getting ready and for running the photo booth, no easy task for a rookie.