The first email I got from Bethany, she said she knew she wanted me to photograph her wedding before she was even engaged. Admittedly, this made me like her immediately, but after our first chat, a conference Skype call, with Simon at home in the UK and Bethany in Colorado, I just adored them. She’s a dancer, he’s a singer, and they fell in love as they traveled around the world together in a troupe that performed and taught music to children.
This wedding was at nestled in the foothills on Colorado at The Lyons Farmette. The gardeners and farmers, who live in sleek airstream trailers, were going about their morning in the garden, as llamas and chickens lined the fences to watch guests arrive. The ceremony air smelled like flowers and the sun set slowly, giant cool mountain shaped shadows were cast on the party. As the sky turned blue, lights were glowing orange and everyone headed to the dance tent. When certain songs started playing and music warbled through the mountains, every dancer in attendance would jump on the dance floor for choreographed dances, perfectly synced. Just muscle memory from their days touring the world performing. And this is how is went.
Also, a thank you to my second shooter, Leah, who came up from Austin to take some wedding photos at The Lyons Farmette with me.