I love photographing children and families in the winter, especially at a wonderful natural, outdoor setting. Tall, native grasses blanketed by snow combined with a fun and loving family, what can be better! The light during this time of the day and year is so soft, so inviting. It’s almost magical! Building a snowman and having a snowball fight…oh, and eating snow too…is so much fun. The other day, I met up with the Eisner family for their yearly family photo session. We were going to do it in the fall, but for various reasons we weren’t able to. Actually, I’m happy because our winter photo session at the park was better!!!
Madelyne and Jeff have a true and incredible love story. They were high school sweethearts, but went their own ways for years. Then one day, on Madelyne’s birthday, Jeff sent her a Facebook message which went something like this: “I have never forgotten you and will never meet anyone like you. We are meant to be together.” Well that message reunited them and a few days ago I had the incredible honor of photographing their destination Mexico wedding on Isla Mujeres. They were married at Casa Ixchel, a boutique hotel on Isla Mujeres with an incredible energy. This intimate space overlooking the Caribbean blue waters is a place to relax, recharge and get married to the love of your life!
Madelyne and Jeff choose to share their vows on the day the moon was full…and oh what a moon they had!!! I wish you both all the happiness in the world!!
Tabatha and Trevor first visited Isla Mujeres three years ago and have been coming back to the island each year since. So when they got engaged, having a destination wedding on this tiny, beautiful island in Mexico was a given. Tabatha and Trevor tied the knot on the beach at sunset at Privilege Aluxes. It was a wonderful wedding and although the sky was a bit threatening, it never did rain but instead offered up the most incredible sunset full of color…just awe inspiring!
A few days after their wedding, I joined up with Tabatha and Trevor again for an Isla Photo Tour taking photos around the island and having a great time laughing and getting to know each other better. They are such a cute couple and I’m so excited for them both!
The sky was threatening on their wedding day at Crooked Willow Farms, but the rain never came! Julia’s grandfather performed the ceremony and it was so special! Julia surprised her new husband with a groom’s cake with the University of Colorado’s mascot, Ralphie the Buffalo, on top of the cake. When he saw it for the first time, he laughed out loud with delight!
Their reception room was beyond beautiful! Magnificent farm tables ran the length of the room and were decorated with antique bottles and vases filled with wildflowers. Each napkin was dressed with a sprig of lavender and guests received a custom labeled jar of peppermint herbal tea as their gift. Following the first dances, the ice cream bar opened with tons of different toppings to add – a big hit among the guests!
Everyone danced the night away to the fabulous music of Soul School. Love this band! Their energy and sound are pure magic!
The entire day was perfect and this incredible couple amazing! Thank you, Julia and Eric, for the honor of being your wedding photographer at the beautiful Crooked Willow Farms!
A special shout out to Dana and Chelle of Revel + Bloom, who coordinated this magical wedding at Crooked Willow Farms. The wedding day was absolutely perfect thanks to the incredible talents of these two women!
Venue: Crooked Willow Farms | Wedding Coordination: Revel + Bloom | Catering and Ice Cream Bar- Epicurean | Flowers – Sweet Pea | Band – Soul School | Photography – Susan Pacek Photography | Assistant Photographer - Sarah Roshan
I absolutely LOVED photographing the wedding of Mary and Drew at Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur!! What an amazing couple they are…so fun and OH SO MUCH in love!!! If you are looking for a true Colorado experience, look no further than Spruce Mountain Ranch for your wedding. Mary and Drew had their ceremony at Trey’s Vista. This vast open grassy field with spectacular views and peaceful surrounds makes for a perfect ceremony setting. The reception was then held in the Ponderosa Room. The magnificent grandeur of the Ponderosa Room is truly incomparable. It is the perfect blend of rustic yet sophistication.
Oh did they have a fun reception!!!! Dancing, dancing, dancing and even a flash mob! I love capturing the energy of a full dance floor!!
Special recognition goes out to Danielle Odil of Entwined Planning who coordinated Mary and Drew’s incredible wedding. It was wonderful to work with Danielle again!
I would also love to recognize the incredible talents of their DJ, Randy Rodriguez. It had been years since we’ve worked together and I was excited to see him again. No one can get a dance floor hopping like Randy!
Vendors: Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Catering: Buffalo Gals Catering | Videography: Larisa Graham Videography | Photography: Susan Pacek Photography. I want to also thank my assistant photographer, Shannon Gray.