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CAITLIN & JONATHAN met at church a few years ago. That in itself is a miracle because it’s really hard to meet people in the cozy, historical town of St. Augustine! (I know because that’s where I went to college.) When Caitlin first posted a photo of the two of them I think we all knew that this would be THE guy. These two flannel lovers were perfect for each other. I was delighted when she asked me to shoot her wedding in Jacksonville, FL this January!

From the amazing florals and dress details (and hair OMG) to all the of hilarious guests dancing the night away — this wedding was so very special. We are all so thrilled that you two found each other. Watching your love for each other on your wedding day was so refreshing and adorable!


Now for one of my favorite parts of the day — getting ready!

First look with dad. So cute!

Ummm….hi gorgeous!

Just look at these details…

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When the wedding party kills it. Thanks guys! 🙂

One of my favorite GIFs ever. 🙂

Chip! LOL

Yaaas girl! So pretty.

And finally, the last dance. <3


Wedding Planner: Events by Amanda

Florist: Flowers by Shirley 

Hair: Braid Bar STA

Desert: Alley Cakes


Grand Hyatt Denver Wedding – Rachel + Nate

One thing is for sure. Nate loves his Rachel. These two found true happiness and it is so endearing!

The beautiful couple was wed at The First Baptist Church of Denver. And their gorgeous reception overlooking the Mile High City was at The Pinnacle Club at the Grand Hyatt Denver.

Rachel and Nate started as friends, but Nate had a plan. He eventually sent Rachel a Snapchat that would change their lives forever. <3 Later they moved from Denver to Illinois and eventually to Virginia Beach (where Nathan is a Captain in the Air Force).

On July 3, 2015, Rachel dragged Nate on a skydiving adventure that, little did she know, would be the beginning of their forever adventure. The pilot had Nate jump a few minutes early so that he could set up his cute sign, “Rachel Ellen Smith Will You Marry Me? Yes No Maybe”with a pen next to each box. She of course checked yes.

When I first met with Rachel’s mom, Ellen, to talk about her daughter’s wedding she showed me a photo of the two of them. My first thought was, “WOW. Those will be some cute babies!” Haha! Ellen was so giddy about the wedding and I just knew this was going to be a good one. And I was right.

Rachel and Nate are the most genuine people. When they are with you they are very present. Their love and joy for life is contagious. They both come from very close families and their wedding was such a celebration!! Check out all the laughter and tears of joy below! Enjoy!


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Dress: Martina Liana

Cake: Indulge Bakery – Boulder, CO

Florals: Juliet Boyd – Smith

Linens: Linen Hero

Hair/Makeup: Eye Do Makeup & Hair

Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

Invitations: Donahue Paper 

  • keely mcclanahan

    This was the Best Wedding Ever!! Thank you for capturing the best moments of my Wonderful Son & Daughter in Law’s Special Day!!ReplyCancel

Best of Wedding Photography Portraits – 2016. In no particular order, these are my favorites from each wedding I captured this year. Picking just one from each was really difficult. There are a lot of moments throughout the day that are so beautiful. But portraits are my absolute favorite. (This post is mostly portraits.) Thanks to all my beautiful couples for trusting me to capture their day. I can not thank you enough and I really enjoyed 2016. Who can say they are able to photograph love for living?! I am so lucky. Cheers and I can’t wait to see what next year brings! 🙂

Make sure you check out all my newest work on my Instagram here!




Jenna + Devin – Evergreen, CO – June 17, 2016

best of wedding photography portraits - 2016

Amanda + Cliff – Denver, CO – September 18, 2016


Amanda + Cary – Larkspur, CO – August 19, 2016


Ann + Cole – Denver, CO – July 9, 2016


Desire + Jared – Rocky Mountain National Park, CO – April 10, 2016


Rob + Jenn – Colorado Springs, CO – April 30, 2016

best of wedding photography portraits - 2016

Matt + Ashley – Bozeman, MT – May 20, 2016


Caroline + Mike – Golden, CO – April 2, 2016


Bridgette + Heath – Rocky Mountain National Park, CO – June 11, 2016


Christina + Dave – Denver, CO – October 15, 2016


Christina + Josh – Vail, CO – July 22, 2016


Michael + Kelsey – Colorado Springs, CO – March 5, 2016


Dany + Colleen – Littleton, CO – September 17, 2016


Alex + Deryn – Evergreen, CO – July 30, 2016


Ellen + Mike – Evergreen, CO – September 2, 2016


Kala + Logan – Fort Collins, CO – May 14 2016


Angela + Sammy – Vail, CO – July 31, 2016


Jeff + Bri – Steamboat Springs, CO – September 4, 2016


Maria + Zach – Fort Collins, CO – December 17, 2016


Megan + Sam – Bellvue, CO – August 6, 2016


Missy + Tony- Florissant, CO – July 2, 2016


Stu + Mel – Colorado Springs, CO – June 4, 2016


Paris + Matt – Evergreen, CO – September 10, 2016


Rachel + Nate – Denver, CO – October 1, 2016


Trysin + Jason – Grand Lake, CO – June 25, 2016