A small May wedding with a beautiful bride and a handsome groom, at an elegant Golden, Colorado location… with a forecast of 55 degrees and rain. I kept my fingers crossed for three days as I watched the forecast, checking the hourly report at least twice a day.
“Please don’t rain… Please don’t rain…” I thought as I sat up in bed on Saturday morning. And to my surprise I found the sun shining through my bedroom window and a forecast of a 20% chance of a scattered shower. Boy, was a happy second shooter. The weather held for the ceremony, providing exceptional lighting and just started to sprinkle as we finished up group shots.
I arrived at the Briarwood Inn in Golden a little early and quickly went to work. I wasn’t scheduled to meet Terri Smith, the main photographer for at least a half an hour, so the time was mine to play. I LOVE playing… and play I did. I took pictures of the building, of the guests, of the rings. I scoped out the location, the lighting and the best angles I could find.
It had been quite a while since I was the second shooter, instead of the primary, and I was loving it. Not that I don’t love being the primary shooter, because I do. But being a second is so much less stressful.
This was also the smallest wedding I’d ever photographed, with only twenty people total. It was a nice, relaxed, fun wedding and everyone was so friendly.
I want to thank Laurel and Max for letting me be part of their special day and Terri Smith for inviting me to second with her. It was incredibly fun and I loved every moment of it. I hope you love the photos as much as I do!