Charlotte and Mike
Manitou Springs, Colorado
September 15, 2007
We just love these guys! Not only are they cool enough to share our names, but they are also a lot of fun. Charlotte and Mike got married last weekend here in Manitou Springs, and they had the perfect night for a garden ceremony and a reception under the stars.
You might remember Charlotte and Mike from their engagement portraits at the Garden of the Gods a few weeks ago. Their wedding ceremony ended at dusk, which left us little natural light for portraits. Mike and I got creative with lighting! In this one, he was hiding behind the bride and groom with a video light, and I was using a tripod and long exposure. Thank goodness Charlotte and Mike are yogis and can hold very still!
Congratulations, Charlotte and Mike! We can’t wait until our next dinner out!
Pikes Peak through a wineglass
Charlotte got ready upstairs
In the bride’s dressing room
The best man, Andrew, getting ready before the ceremony
Mike was in a great mood!
Some of my favorite moments were Charlotte’s emotional reactions to seeing her friends and family before the ceremony.
Fanning away tears after seeing her mother
Charlotte and her maid-of-honor, Kelly, watching the guests arrive
On their way to the ceremony
There was a bug in the ceremony wine!
This was a funny moment. The best man was signing the marriage certificate, while the officiant was holding a candle to keep it from dripping on him. Meanwhile, Mike was removing melted wax from Charlotte’s hair.
A nighttime portrait of the newlyweds
Charlotte and Mike displayed three of their engagement portraits at the wedding, including this twilight photo of them in a yoga pose. I used the framed photo as a prop for the rings.
Andrew is Mike’s long-time yoga instructor. He read inspirational poems and writings during his best man toast.
He ended with a bow to Mike.
Right after the cake cutting
Yoga dancing under the stars!
A dance with her brother, during a song that is important to her family
A dance with his sister, while laughing with Charlotte
This is one of my favorites
More yoga dancing!
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto
It was a fun party!
I love the layers of activity in this one.