Lovesome Photo Bloghttp://softbox.myfotojournal.com/Most recent blog posts from softbox.myfotojournal.comen-usFri, 25 Jan 2019 19:00:00 +0000Samantha & Tim's Flying Horse Ranch Weddinghttp://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2019/jan/25/samantha-tims-flying-horse-ranch-wedding/<p>Stop the press! Sam <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Tim&#8217;s wedding at the <a href="https://flyinghorseranch.com/" target="_blank" title="Flying Horse Ranch">Flying Horse Ranch</a> was a showstopper! I&#8217;d never photographed at the ranch before and boy was I impressed! Beautiful views sweeping down to Pikes Peak, a stunning atrium for the ceremony, a cozy and beautiful barn for the reception&#8230;this place had it all. I even really enjoyed the open air dancing&#8230;which for a photographer can be a little tricky to photograph once the sun sets! I set up my lights for some extra drama and pizzaz and had a blast photographing the dancing shenanigans of all of Sam and Tim&#8217;s wonderful guests.<br /><br />The day started me in tears when Sam had a &#8220;first look&#8221; with her dad who had the most priceless look on his face when he saw his daughter just before she went down the aisle. Followed by Tim who couldn&#8217;t hold back his happiness at seeing his bride for the first time. The whole room was crying it was that sweet and pretty! <br /><br />After the ceremony I had a blast with their bridal party taking photos in the vast landscape around the property. Then Sam and Tim further endeared themselves to me by (without hesitation) hopping the <span class="caps">ELECTRIC</span> fence to go get some stunning photos in the yellow wildflowers and around the lake. Talk about an adventurous pair! The jury is still out on if the fence was currently electrified or not, but we managed (somehow!) as if it were. (Side note: I&#8217;ve totally been pinned to an electric fence before by a jerk horse and it is <span class="caps">NOT</span> fun&#8230;so I&#8217;m glad all went well for us&nbsp;here!)</p> <p>The reception was a blast. Everyone got in on the dancing, the s&#8217;mores, and the photobooth before lining up for the grand sparkler exit. I was surprised the event was issued a fire permit, given the prevalance of wildfires this summer, but the staff at Flying Horse followed protocol with the permits and gathered everyone in an area of concrete and rocks so that there wasn&#8217;t any danger. Thank goodness because it was certainly beautiful (and fun!) to shoot as they ran through! Check out the photos below and leave them some love in the&nbsp;comments.</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_644278b0dc44c370006a.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_478d40dd29eb7e03019e.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_ad0ba2b10b1e8fa6abc9.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_eba1e2dcf5165ea246f2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_44f3d120a201e25bb0a9.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_676c6b98a1540971c227.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_de985682ed2dd6ccffcf.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_c6bee8dbb07b7bd66fbf.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_35a91495242f182e250b.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_7d000df88e9576ff5c66.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_47e2b5aaf09f05b55827.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_327c067991210f63ab2a.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_ca5ad1be710418eb564e.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_a059d1ad22628944042e.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_814e2837ccb6c0d9af2c.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_51995f3b7463dfbbac31.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_beb5b293306a7acd6dc0.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_ff82b9066cb868105e37.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_4da682cf21e4978145dd.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_ee3d0f340637bd6779a1.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_aca3005b9aee4ae73c53.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_bfb285e4feea91def079.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_fc5827a45cea51f38b9e.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_7714d623aa38562a86c3.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_872fcb09fb6cbe5230ed.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_5790f5f07d79481aa864.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_91de361f5f68b1ee6b7b.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_2eda3664a371d3a2e404.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_306bf26cb40394fb3492.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_89286e3cc0eecb4ccd4e.jpg" /></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2019 19:00:00 +0000http://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2019/jan/25/samantha-tims-flying-horse-ranch-wedding/Abby & Matt's Pittsburgh Weddinghttp://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2019/jan/21/abby-matts-pittsburgh-wedding/<p>Last August, I was honored to photograph the wedding of one of my dear college friend&#8217;s little sister, Abby, to her sweetheart Matt. Several years after college, my friend had moved to the <span class="caps">DC</span> area and his sister found herself in the <span class="caps">DC</span> area, too. Over the last few years, I&#8217;d wound up getting to know Abby a little bit more beacause we found out we all share a love of musician Matt Kearney and so we&#8217;d all end up going to concerts together. When the time came that Matt popped the question to Abby, I was all too happy to take on role of&nbsp;photographer!</p> <p>The wedding was in their hometown of Pittsburgh, <span class="caps">PA</span> at Abby&#8217;s childhood church with a reception at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. Abby&#8217;s father had me positively in tears when she did a &#8220;first look&#8221; with him and he instantly burst into tears. The love this man has for his daughter is beyond words! Then Matt (who has always given me the impression of being a &#8220;man&#8217;s man&#8221;) had tears in his eyes when he saw Abby for the first time down the aisle (again, queue my own&nbsp;tears)!</p> <p>After the ceremony we went to a cute little park for some photos, then braved the downtown traffic from both a baseball game and the annual regatta festival to head to Abby and Matt&#8217;s &#8220;secret spot&#8221; with an amazing view of the city. When we got back to the hotel, it was full on party time. Being huge music lovers, Abby and Matt&#8217;s reception was music themed. Her brother, Joe designed much of the music elements of the night from the &#8220;Billboard Top Album&#8221; chart that served as the seating chart, to the table numbers that were Abby and Matt&#8217;s favorite albums, to the party favors of a customized deck of cards. The love of music was everywhere! Abby and Matt even had their whole concert ticket collection saved and displayed! It was definitely a reception that truly let you know who they are as a couple. Take a peek below and leave them some love in the&nbsp;comments!</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_75a679ddc25c0ddf8fd7.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_009b44fb2fca355d7bfb.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_df399aff12d31af9bae0.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_22b9d2208af1b4b1cc53.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_3d50f6e012ba1676a7cb.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_f069906fd66c65308c9e.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_9bc23897ef7f7e16eb2a.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_a759c30d75a45b04299c.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_67ec1a019d9774ac9fb4.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_f2b9549fc08324308be3.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_9c4cf6fa16578f9f6454.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_5886f26ab5ac14844741.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_b5f199ee576504bab983.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_3b5b9560a94515516417.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_16d4dbde746e435676c4.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_a664f14f37cec1598492.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_ece179cdc45ebf4060b4.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_1bb2a4487c3d40c29778.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_c6bb7952ed7748c011b1.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_da675f363867461d1c9e.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_2a4fd65b07c888abdf84.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/21/large_8a108e617ce15b8e4fde.jpg" /></p> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 21:53:00 +0000http://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2019/jan/21/abby-matts-pittsburgh-wedding/Floral Explosion at the Denver Museum of Nature and Sciencehttp://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2019/jan/19/floral-explosion-denver-museum-nature-and-science/<p>As I&#8217;m sitting here getting pounded with snow (more than 3 feet in the last day-ish) I can&#8217;t help but think back to one of my favorite Spring weddings ever! Sophie <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Tyrone came to me through Leanne of <a href="http://jewelleventdesign.com/" target="_blank" title="Jewell Event Design">Jewell Event Design</a> and they told me their vision was a crazy floral&nbsp;explosion.</p> <p>Cool!</p> <p>I&#8217;d never done a wedding with that sort of theme and I loved how they described how they just want to have fun with it. They wanted their guests to show up in nontraditional wedding wear&#8212;complete with whatever floral pattern they wanted. They wanted colors and vibrancy to take over the evening. I had no idea how they were going to pull it off, but I was certainly down for taking some fun, vibrant photos of&nbsp;it!</p> <p>Well pull it off they did! Between Jewel Event Design and Sabia of <a href="http://www.paintedprimrose.co/" target="_blank" title="The Painted Primrose">The Painted Primrose</a> and their helpers, they created a wild, awesome floral wonderland! The <a href="https://www.dmns.org/" target="_blank" title="DMNS">Denver Museum of Nature and Science </a>was an awesome backdrop to support all the colors. It was so modern and the flowers so organic, it really just&#8230;well&#8230;it worked! Mother Nature also delivered with all of the blossoming trees as&nbsp;well. </p> <p>The whole wedding day was so unique. The rooftop ceremony was absolutely stunning overlooking Denver and the front range and the reception was off the charts fun with a huge dance party and the evening complete with Ben <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Jerry&#8217;s ice cream by special delivery from Tyrone&#8217;s dad, Jerry&nbsp;himself!</p> <p>Check out the photos below and leave Sophie <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Tyrone some love in the&nbsp;comments! </p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_f01045e351f7c7de2223.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_938f90b7f62464e5bd81.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_64d6b8a23560f9e2ebd9.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_2e20f8f1149081824a70.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_636efc602894fd87cfa5.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_ec8813bdcffbd9d07697.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_310f40ede7598f9956fd.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_a718686447363a819296.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_cca809ef3e660dbef35a.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_bb4b15ce0efd1fdfe321.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_392bdbfd1622c6e10efd.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_315593da43f11e8b3dbc.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_d5d9ea43585de44cc9e8.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_561dc22cbd512135afb1.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_feaec3980a1b9a04ae42.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_16b1b5570a5533b8b08b.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_803ccdadc9d01ad7100b.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_11de2c23b02964a995c1.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_de133cbef318d419ade1.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_8387e4ab66b71e418e61.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_011d1cc087d0740eabff.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_94534b5b1eb4e1113670.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/18/large_f49d11846b7fd5aaf5cd.jpg" /></p> Sat, 19 Jan 2019 00:04:03 +0000http://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2019/jan/19/floral-explosion-denver-museum-nature-and-science/New Wedding Venue: Breckenridge Lodge by the Bluehttp://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2019/jan/07/new-wedding-venue-breckenridge-lodge-blue/<p>Not long ago I got an email from a new wedding venue in Breck called <a href="http://lodgebytheblue.com" target="_blank" title="Lodge by the Blue">Lodge by the Blue</a>. They&#8217;re a lodge that&#8217;s been there for a while and known for their onsite restaurant The Myla Rose, but is just getting started taking advantage of their great location (unobstructed views on the mighty 14er Quandary Peak) and beginning to offer weddings. The good people there wanted to throw a styled shoot to show off the property and asked me to photograph. Of course, I was pumped to help them get on the map, plus, I&#8217;m always into new venues that are a stones throw from my house in Silverthorne!&nbsp;#SummitCountyWeddingsRock!</p> <p>So along with the help of the talented <a href="http://petalandbean.com" target="_blank" title="Petal and Bean">Petal <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Bean</a>, <a href="http://majesticmountainbeauty.com" target="_blank" title="Majestic Mountain Beauty">Majestic Mountain Beauty</a>, and <a href="http://www.wendiebass.com" target="_blank" title="Wendie Bass">Wendie Bass</a> we got to work and had a fabulous afternoon. That day it decided to snow a <span class="caps">BUNCH</span> so we had &#8220;fun&#8221; dashing inside and out according to Mother Nature&#8217;s will. I still think my favorite photos of the day are of our cute couple getting absolutely <span class="caps">PLASTERED</span> by a massive snow squall that came out of nowhere (scroll down to&nbsp;see)!</p> <p>It was all great fun and I can&#8217;t wait to see wedding season kick off at this new venue in the fabulous Breckenridge! Check out the photos below and leave some love in the&nbsp;comments.</p> <p>xoxo,</p> <p>Lisa</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/07/large_791424468e2021d76ea0.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/07/large_a341e165d46c2330a813.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/07/large_0e5a4c51e5e52071d8d5.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/07/large_bf3c5aa453eadde0d51a.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/07/large_1e629336a818a08b7db3.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/07/large_5a3b60cc80405f17de74.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/07/large_d15decec2c6f35d71eef.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/07/large_e1c0122bfe1c1982d012.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/07/large_aaa83e8bccb6b16a83fe.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/07/large_98ce32e4f5ab7fdf4491.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2019/01/07/large_684b9a44883494275237.jpg" /></p> Mon, 07 Jan 2019 23:03:58 +0000http://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2019/jan/07/new-wedding-venue-breckenridge-lodge-blue/Sarah & John's Mountaintop Vail Wedding Deck Celebrationhttp://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2018/sep/17/sarah-johns-mountaintop-vail-wedding-deck-celebration/<p>Oh my gosh&nbsp;guys.</p> <p>I&#8217;m having <span class="caps">THE</span> hardest time picking out all my favorites from Sarah <span class="amp">&amp;</span> John&#8217;s wedding. There are so many beautiful moments I&#8217;m just going to have to spam your eyes with a ton of&nbsp;them!</p> <p>The day started out like most Colorado summer days&#8212;gorgeous! Sarah and John got ready in their separate suites at Antlers in Vail. Then like most summer days in Colorado, Mother Nature decided to pull some rain pranks on us. Thankfully, the rain cleared for their adorable first look by the creek but a thunderstorm rolled in as we ran for cover in Vail Village while we waiting for the gondola to open back up. No worries though because despite the rain, there was still some gorgeous light to be found in the village!<br /><br />Once we finally managed to get on a running gondola and make it to the top we had a blast taking photos! Sarah and John are so sweet with each other and were down for anything if it meant beautiful photos! Plus, Vail is nothing short of stunning. And with multiple bands of storms coming through, it was quite fun (and funny!) alternating dogdging the bands versus utilizing their dramatic beauty in the backdrops of the photos. Sarah and John made everyone&#8217;s life easy by taking everything in stride with a smile and adapting as we would run inside and go back out. Major kudos to&nbsp;them!</p> <p>Thankfully, the rain cleared after their traditional tea ceremony just in time for their ceremony on the wedding deck. (And really&#8230;I dare you to find a prettier spot than the wedding deck at Vail!) The ceremony kicked off with two adorably stylish ring bearers and the most adorable flower girls carrying unicorn bubble guns (<span class="caps">GENIUS</span>!) and was filled with smiles, laughter, and love&nbsp;throughout.</p> <p>Rain came (yes, again) after their ceremony during their cocktail hour but the universe had a gift for us. In the middle of their first dance a <span class="caps">MASSIVE</span> double rainbow appeared right on the mountain top. It was stunning! Sarah and John asked if we could go out and take photos and I was skeptical. Usually rainbows are extremely fleeting and very hard to photograph. Bright skies behind tend to wash out the colors. But, like any person with a brain I said &#8220;if we hurry, we can&nbsp;try!&#8221;</p> <p>We ended up bolting down the stairs. And I mean bolting. Sarah deserves Bride of the Century as she not only ran down the stairs and outside but also down the mountainside in her high heels chasing these&nbsp;rainbows!</p> <p>To my amazement, they were still there and still going strong. <span class="caps">PLUS</span>, the storm was sitting behind in the background keeping the sky darker so the colors were still insanely vibrant and amazing. We got in a bunch of photos and then we decided to chase it further down the mountain to get a view without chair lifts as well. <span class="caps">STILL</span> the rainbow was going strong. It was truly something&nbsp;special.</p> <p>To top it all off, the stars were amazing that night and we were able to create an amazing Milky Way photo to end the&nbsp;evening.</p> <p>What a truly blessed&nbsp;day!</p> <p>Check out the rest of their photos below and leave some love in the&nbsp;comments!</p> <p><strong>Vendor Role&nbsp;Call:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.vail.com/explore-the-resort/about-the-resort/groups-and-weddings/weddings.aspx" target="_blank" title="Vail Weddings">Vail Wedding Deck</a> - coordinator&nbsp;Courtney</p> <p>Hair and Makeup - <a href="https://www.beautybybelviso.com/" target="_blank" title="BelViso">Bel&nbsp;Viso</a></p> <p>Florist - <a href="http://becsblossoms.com/" target="_blank" title="Florist">Bec&#8217;s&nbsp;Blossoms</a></p> <p>Cake - <a href="http://www.cornerstonechocolates.com/" target="_blank" title="Cornerstone Chocolates">Cornerstone Chocolates <span class="amp">&amp;</span>&nbsp;Confections</a></p> <p>Music - <a href="https://www.oncueentertainment.com/" target="_blank" title="On Cue Entertainment">On Cue Entertainment</a>, <a href="https://www.spinphonystrings.com/" target="_blank" title="Spinphony">Spinphony</a></p> <p><span class="caps">DJ</span> <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Photobooth - <a href="https://www.allstardjsco.com/" target="_blank" title="All Star DJs">All Star&nbsp;DJs</a></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/09/17/large_c06c9aa016ebd2df58de.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/09/17/large_ed9b809680f41f487a6b.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/09/17/large_11cdf91d25ef2ba83c86.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/09/17/large_5ce180af89897ea24062.jpg" /></p> <p><img 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+0000http://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2018/sep/17/sarah-johns-mountaintop-vail-wedding-deck-celebration/Kristin & Peter's Camp Hale Weddinghttp://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2018/aug/22/kristin-peters-camp-hale-wedding/<p>Kristin <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Peter&#8217;s wedding was one for the history books, for sure! The day started out beautifully while they both got ready in the always stunning Vail village. We then headed up the pass to historic Camp Hale for the rest of the day&#8217;s festivities. Everyone was excited to watch their first look and take some photos as rainstorms were approaching <span class="caps">FAST</span> on the radar. If you know Colorado, you know that storms can strike quickly, especiallly at 10,000 feet in the middle of the gorgeous Rocky&nbsp;Mountains!</p> <p>We had a blast with photos. Kristin and Peter have a beautiful, sweet kind of love that you can just tell by looking at them runs deep and true. With their friendship starting back in school at Colorado College and growing into real love over the years, they&#8217;ve formed an amazing bond that&#8217;s carried them all over the country. As a photographer, I had a great time exploring Camp Hale and photographing them all over. Everywhere you look is another beautiful view. Add two cute lovebirds and my job was&nbsp;bliss!</p> <p>As we finished up photos with their (awesome) bridal party, it started to rain. We all ran for cover in the cabins and thankfully, the skies dried up as we approached ceremony time. Guests made the walk over the bridge to the little island where the ceremony would take place and anxiously awaited the start of the ceremony. The music started, the bridal party headed for the aisle and <span class="caps">BOOM</span>! Thunder. Rain.&nbsp;Wind.</p> <p>In true Colorado style (after the initial squeals and shrieks from the guests) everyone grabbed their umbrellas and jackets and just laughed as the ceremony kept going! Later, I heard that despite being apart while staging for the ceremony, with heavy clounds looming overhead, both Peter <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Kristin said &#8220;let&#8217;s do this!&#8221; when given the option to wait or move it&nbsp;indoors.</p> <p>Although I&#8217;ve photographed many forms of crazy weather during a ceremony, this was a first of this kind of storm. Sideways rain. Wind so bad umbrellas were breaking everywhere. Thunder. Mother Nature was putting on quite a show! Plus, I got to practice my skills of holding&nbsp; golf umbrella between my neck and shoulder while shooting, so that&#8217;s a new skill to add to the resume! Ha ha!<br /><br />Peter <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Kristin didn&#8217;t shy away from it one bit. They didn&#8217;t shorten their ceremony. They didn&#8217;t complain or cry like I often see happen with inclement weather situations. They laughed and smiled, took it all in, and joked about how this was one for the history books. It&#8217;s that kind of attitude that I admire and will certainly carry them far in their life together. It was a beautiful moment to watch them, happy through it all, surrounded by friends and family (also happy and laughing through it&nbsp;all).</p> <p>It rained off and on the rest of the night but that didn&#8217;t stop anyone from having a blast. This crew knows how to party! Also&#8230;small, little known fact, Kristin is quite the performer. She grabbed the mic and serenaded the crowd with a cover of Salt-n-Peppa&#8217;s &#8220;Shoop&#8221;. It was&nbsp;awesome.</p> <p>We ended the night with a fun photoshoot in the couple&#8217;s camper van. It&#8217;s a beloved part of their lives and at the wedding (when it wasn&#8217;t raining!) It functioned as a fun selfie booth. I was so happy the skies had cleared and some stars had come out for the grand&nbsp;finale.</p> <p>Take a peek at the rest of the photos below and leave them some love in the&nbsp;comments!</p> <p>Vendor Roll&nbsp;Call:</p> <p>Planner: <a href="https://www.theday-of.com/" target="_blank" title="The Day Of">The Day&nbsp;Of</a></p> <p>Venue: <a href="http://www.novaguides.com/camp-hale-lodge/weddings/" target="_blank" title="Camp Hale Weddings">Camp Hale&nbsp;Weddings</a></p> <p>Hair <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Makeup: <a href="http://bcbsalon.com/%20" target="_blank" title="Breck Chopping Block">Breck Chopping&nbsp;Block</a></p> <p>Floral: <a href="https://www.reveriefloral.com/%20" title="Reverie Floral">Reverie&nbsp;Floral</a></p> <p><span class="caps">DJ</span>: <a href="http://th-entertainment.com/" title="TH Entertainment"><span class="caps">TH</span>&nbsp;Entertainment</a></p> <p>Catering: <a href="http://www.vailcateringconcepts.com/%20" target="_blank" title="Vail Catering Concepts">Vail Catering&nbsp;Concepts</a></p> <p>Rentals: <a href="https://myfotojournal.com/myblogs/softbox/posts/new/alpineparty.com" target="_blank" title="Alpine Party">Alpine Party&nbsp;Rentals</a></p> <p>Dessert: <a href="https://myfotojournal.com/myblogs/softbox/posts/new/Rolling%20Pin%20Bake%20Shop" target="_blank" title="Rolling Pin Bake Shop">Rolling Pin Bake&nbsp;Shop</a></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/08/22/large_9af494c1634effcbed4d.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/08/22/large_26698fbd6eb0142a43af.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/08/22/large_8cd7ff4db3346048154e.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/08/22/large_50f092c25827ddb58a87.jpg" /></p> <p><img 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src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/08/22/large_98568cb02714eaa8a1a3.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/08/22/large_10321424ab3f2bc64527.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/08/22/large_394c3ce95327e74f303e.jpg" /></p> Wed, 22 Aug 2018 18:44:00 +0000http://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2018/aug/22/kristin-peters-camp-hale-wedding/Morgan and Daniel's Bluemont Vineyard Weddinghttp://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2018/jul/26/morgan-and-daniels-bluemont-vineyard-wedding/<p>Mogand and Daniel are two of the nicest, most down to earth people you could meet. Their wedding day was low key and relaxed and totally focused on spending quality time with their friends and family. They held it at Bluemont Winery, another one of my favorite Virginia vineyards (so much so they were the wine provider at <span class="caps">MY</span> wedding, as well!) and although the day was scorching hot, as soon started to go down it was gorgeous out and everyone enjoyed the beautiful outdoors <span class="caps">AND</span> indoors! They had a cocktail style reception with an awesome assortment of delicious sliders and sides to eat while everyone relaxed and caught up with one&nbsp;another.</p> <p>Check out their photos below and leave them some love in the&nbsp;comments!</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_33db0371c57a330a1fd2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_b22ff8fec05575fd3dd6.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_3debebddefc84812881c.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_66615bb976d0e1a7824a.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_4df62398bd4e5016028d.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_05c83ffeef66c271d06a.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_174e91dac77ab916d2d4.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_ad26a886b0545705dc0f.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_3f5aff0374e29bddb81d.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_17d01e25049daa25ace2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_5695ac97475e46c207dd.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_ed454a8b65323d60ee91.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_416a77900cdc4e287598.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_70845f1cea08f556bcb1.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_8864790f04ac498adb24.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_f77b8bc59f88eae5fa76.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_bf3b66119f88fd67bb32.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_b8cc1c8f13d9e65458f7.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_1f34f83a4f4e9546954e.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_107d0b230cce626e069b.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_175155fef76f42faef26.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_91c1bf821a70c7e7e850.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_7472c3e8cbb2c3956042.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_86aa99884a4c2fea3b26.jpg" /></p> Thu, 26 Jul 2018 18:43:51 +0000http://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2018/jul/26/morgan-and-daniels-bluemont-vineyard-wedding/Maddie and Manoli's Stone Tower Winery Weddinghttp://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2018/jul/26/Maddie-and-Manolis-Stone-Tower-Winery-Wedding/<p>&nbsp;I can&#8217;t even begin to tell you what a fun day Maddie and Manoli&#8217;s wedding was! This was a huge wedding and I had the honor of being there almost twice as long as I normally am, so lucky for you that means <span class="caps">TONS</span> of awesome photos!<br /><br />We started out the day with the ladies getting ready. Maddies team of girls were awesome, adorable, and super supportive of her. Their reactions to her big reveal were so sweet and sincere and their excitement at spying on the first look was contagious! Speaking of first looks, Manoli&#8217;s&nbsp; (usually a &#8220;guy&#8217;s guy&#8221;) reaction to seeing his gorgeous bride made me choke up, too! Then he did it again to me with tears in his eyes as she walked down the aisle of their Greek Orthodox ceremony. So sweet!<br /><br />The couple and their friends definitely put the party in wedding party after the ceremony, starting off with a jam/karaoke session in the limo (so much fun to watch!) followed by just an amazingly fun dance party at the reception back at <a href="http://www.stonetowerwinery.com/" target="_blank" title="Stone Tower Winery">Stone Tower Winery</a>. Stone Tower (one of my favorite wineries in Virginia) delivered on being an aweome place to host a wedding with an unrivialed location in beauty and, of course, delicious wine! Victoria from <a href="http://www.perfect-detail.com/" target="_blank" title="Perfect Detail Event Planning">Perfect Detail Event Planning</a> kept the night running smoothly and made sure everyone was having a great time.&nbsp; Check out their photos below and leave them some love in the&nbsp;comments!</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_94ac9e00841c23ea2d71.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_f8ea1e743e71c1647673.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_140f97bfb4a5568b3385.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_4d7210126728fd3cc2c5.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_396a4e5e2cd2c3dafb43.jpg" /></p> <p><img 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src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_2849baa12b9002a41f34.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_0f4c838d213aeea191a2.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/26/large_38e32f1fb875be328c86.jpg" /></p> Thu, 26 Jul 2018 17:56:00 +0000http://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2018/jul/26/Maddie-and-Manolis-Stone-Tower-Winery-Wedding/Cyndi & Ruth's Sapphire Point Weddinghttp://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2018/jul/18/cyndi-ruths-sapphire-point-wedding/<p>I still can&#8217;t wipe the smile off my face from attending Cyndi <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Ruth&#8217;s wedding at Sapphire Point the other week. Truly. These two just radiate joy and love and it&#8217;s absolutely infectious! They initially were planning a vacation until one day they thought, why not get married while they were at it? They both loved the area and as a longtime couple, it was much overdue in making it&nbsp;official.</p> <p>I couldn&#8217;t be more happy for these two. From my time with them it&#8217;s clear they are each other&#8217;s rock as well as their one and only. I wish for all couples to have a love like&nbsp;theirs!</p> <p>Check out their photos below and leave them some love in the&nbsp;comments!</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_ebecf9942b411cb74646.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_edf6e71f2c149d1d62d5.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_ec2ac7645f2eb5a3cf72.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_a17241da9908c91ae414.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_8b887b76563f371da3cb.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_9d2c7909c206bffc0127.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_ac5a20fcabf82152736c.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_5fd1902da7151861cd47.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_2dd1c74605db8eb93ef9.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_bffcf3a1d06b468d4a56.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_459be22c6e6f6028fac1.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_ca9d186b9882eae6ccfa.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_f74ea87e478dd18a2b53.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_355c2a7f9aeae2b96592.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/18/large_e4558e289dc883f7703c.jpg" /></p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:52:00 +0000http://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2018/jul/18/cyndi-ruths-sapphire-point-wedding/Ashley & Eric's Self Affirmation Ceremony On Lake Dillon & Tenderfoot Mountainhttp://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2018/jul/08/ashley-erics-self-affirmation-ceremony-lake-dillon-tenderfoot-mountain/<p>When Ashley first contacted me to shoot photos of her and Eric&#8217;s self affirmation ceremony I was super excited. Self affirmation ceremonies are a little like unicorns in the wedding industry. It&#8217;s this fantastic idea that&#8217;s wholly romantic yet very elusive and rarely seen. I love the idea of two people coming together with literally nothing else mattering but their vows to eachother. No fuss. No huge expense. Just very personal and&nbsp;meaningful.</p> <p>Given the levity of self affirmation ceremonies, the honor of photographing them isn&#8217;t lost on me. As the singular witness to this beautiful moment, the task to capture it faithfullly and beautifully falls soley on me. There&#8217;s no guest stories and memories of the day, just Ashley <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Eric&#8217;s experience and my photos. I had an awesome time with these two hiking Tenderfoot Mountain in Dillon, Colorado to the spot they chose for this occasion. We journeyed through aspen groves and under towering lodgepole pines to get to the overlook with breathtaking 180 degree views from Keystone mountain, to the Tenmile Range, to Buffalo Mountain in&nbsp;Silverthorne.</p> <p>Check out their photos below and leave them some love in the&nbsp;comments!</p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_60fd2b033ff0430dfbe6.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_01075f0adc6a4190c94c.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_295a5d7812870b01186c.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_46d742edeb9e674b3ff8.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_256c895d6ea7fb7a88f6.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_cad7c37db5ced3cf311a.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_351addcb6d5825ecacd6.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_678e5658be92b030d9ad.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_633b1dd0feb568a9f7f9.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_3a4efe5a5b31404f2685.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_ffb73bfff026c7ead6fa.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_39ea9f01ae059be3b638.jpg" /></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.myfotojournal.com/blogs/softbox/photos/2018/07/08/large_fa7499ef2eab76f1a0dc.jpg" /></p> Sun, 08 Jul 2018 17:11:02 +0000http://softbox.myfotojournal.com/2018/jul/08/ashley-erics-self-affirmation-ceremony-lake-dillon-tenderfoot-mountain/