Emily and Andrew
March 29, 2010
Andrew and Emily are getting married in September the mountains of Colorado near where Andrew grew up. Because their wedding photos will feature the mountains, they wanted their engagement portraits to reflect their urban lifestyle. We met in Lower Downtown Denver and spent a couple hours walking around and enjoying all the fun architecture and dramatic sunlight. Thanks for being up for anything, Emily and Andrew! I look forward to your wedding!
Andy and Denise
The Broadmoor Hotel
March 21, 2010
Andy and Denise celebrated their 20th anniversary with a weekend in luxury at the Broadmoor Hotel. They asked me to take their first professional photos since their wedding. We walked around the lake on a beautiful afternoon, and managed to capture many sides of their personalities. Thanks for including me in your anniversary celebration, Andy and Denise!
If you haven’t had any portraits taken since your own wedding, now is always a great time.
Liz and Brian
March 20, 2010
It was a perfect weekend for a winter wedding in the mountains. After a Friday storm, the sun came out on Saturday to reveal a fresh coat of snow decorating the Vail landscape. Liz and Brian got married at the Vail Interfaith Chapel and celebrated with a lively reception at Donovan Pavilion. It was a destination wedding, with guests traveling in from all over the country, including a large group from Texas. Liz and Brian really showed them the best of Colorado.
My good friend Tamera Goldsmith photographed the wedding with me. The two of us had such a fun weekend!
I’ve noticed that lots of people have been coming to my site while searching for place card ideas for weddings. Place cards are one of the first things that guests encounter at a reception, so they are a great way to introduce a design theme and make a first impression. They are also one of the few personalized items that your guests will receive, so it’s nice to put some thought into them. I’ve seen such fun and creative place cards over the years, and thought it would be a good Wedding Ideas post. Enjoy!
Morgan and Chad
Garden of the Gods
March 7, 2010
Morgan and Chad have been friends since middle school, and are finally getting married later this year. I love stories like that! We wandered the Garden of the Gods yesterday and enjoyed the mild, springlike weather. Thanks, Morgan and Chad, and I hope you’ll love your destination wedding!
The Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer
March 6, 2010
Yesterday I photographed this fun and inspiring charity snowshoe race with Kay Beaton. It is an annual Susan G. Komen event sponsored by Tubbs snowshoes, where racers run or walk around the Nordic Center in Frisco, Colorado. About 2,200 racers turned up in pink clothing, costumes, wigs, or tutus, and raised over $80,000 for breast cancer research.All day I alternated between laughter and tears. What a brilliant way to raise money for charity and to show support for those affected by cancer. Also I want to take a moment to say for my millionth time that I love Colorado. It was such a great day yesterday.
Brad, Brandy, and newborn Brent
March 2, 2010
Brent was born Tuesday afternoon and greeted by his adoring parents and brother. I was honored to be there to document their first few moments with him. Brent is a healthy, eight-pound little sweetheart who is just 15 months younger than his big brother. I hope the two boys will grow up to be playmates and close friends throughout life. Thank you so much, Brandy, for asking me to be there to photograph his birth. I know how important photography is to you, so I’m thrilled that you love the photos. I hope that someday they will also be treasured by Brent and his own children.
For the full story, see their slideshow:http://www.charlottegeary.com/slideshows/BrentBirth
Birth has become one of my favorite things to photograph. Few things in life involve such profound and beautiful emotions. I’d love to be able to photograph more births, so if you know someone who might be interested, please let them know about me. If you’d like to see the other two births I’ve photographed, you can find them here: Colorado Springs birth photography.
Aaron and Jenna
Garden of the Gods
Colorado SpringsFebruary 28, 2010
On Sunday I photographed Jenna and Aaron at the Siamese Twins rock formation in the Garden of the Gods. They are getting married next spring and wanted their engagement portraits to feature the beautiful landscape of their new hometown of Colorado Springs. Unfortunately Aaron will be deployed overseas later this month. It was such a pleasure for me to to take these photos for them before they have to be separated for a year. I hope the time goes by quickly, Jenna and Aaron!
I’m looking for a skilled and fun second shooter to work with me for the 2010 wedding season. This is a position for an experienced photographer.
1. Must live near Colorado Springs or Denver.
2. Must have professional Canon or Nikon camera equipment with fast lenses.
3. Must have a strong portfolio of photos of people, including both candids and portraits.
4. Must be able to commit to wedding dates many weeks in advance.
5. Must be capable to work without my guidance during a wedding day. (This is not an apprenticeship.)
6. Must be able to work hard under physically-demanding conditions.
7. Must be fun, patient, friendly, positive, open-minded, energetic, and dependable.
8. Must love weddings.
I’d pay well for your time, and I’d permit you to use the photos in your portfolios and websites.
If you are interested, please email me at [email protected] Please tell me about your experience, goals, style of photography, and personality. Please include a link to your portfolio.
EDITED TO ADD (3/5/10):
Wow, thank you for all the excellent responses! I really appreciate all the emails Iâve received! I will need several more days to sort through everything, so I will get back to you all next week. Thanks for your patience.
February 25, 2010
Here’s the final set of our family vacation photos! This last set includes pictures from our dogsledding adventure with Good Times Adventures in Breckenridge. We had such a great time together last week. I wish we could do it all over again.These photos are by Molly, me, and my mom. Thanks for all the wonderful pictures, Mom and Molly! And thanks to all of you for coming out to visit us. It meant so much to Mike and me to have you here. Come back soon!
Hi, I’m Charlotte! I’m a photographer in Reston, Virginia. I love hiking, running, and exploring the world with my husband and young son.