The funny thing about shooting out of state weddings is usually I have never actually met the couple before. We have chatted on the phone or FaceTimed, but it’s really all about the effort we put in to getting to know each other before I show up on wedding day. So when I showed up to Mountainview Lodge in grand lake, Colorado for Kayla and Hayden’s wedding day; I just knew it was gonna be filled with lots of laughing + smiling.
Hayden was the first person I ran into and he greeted me with a huge smile and a big hug. SO FREAKING SWEET. I quickly ran upstairs to say hi to Kayla and her girls, and was also greeted with a big hug. Boy did I feel at ease instantly. In between getting ready photos, and the ceremony we had some down town and I just got to hang out, have some drinks and get to know the girls. I honestly felt like I was part of their group before the ceremony even started. The boys were also a blast to be around; they were goofy, funny and just freaking weird. Like the fact that four of them have matching ninja turtle tattoos! hahah so awesome. I loved every second of it.
When it was time for me to leave, I honestly didn’t even want to. I could have hung out with them forever. I was so sad that the day ended so quickly. It was filled with soooo much love, sunshine and goofiness. I wish we could do it all over again! At least we have the photos, am I right? 😉
Venue: Mountainview Lodge, Colorado
Florals: Designs Inspired By You
Video: Blue Orchid Video