Erin and Cole
Mile High Station
Denver, Colorado
November 10, 2007

Congratulations to Cole and Erin! You might remember them from their engagement portraits in LoDo earlier this fall. They celebrated with lots of friends and family, in fabulous, contemporary style. They had their ceremony at University Park Methodist Church, the same church where Erin’s parents were married. The weather was beautiful, which was great for such an unpredictable month as November. After the ceremony, we headed to Mile High Station, a dramatic and funky venue next to the football stadium. It was a huge party, with delicious food and great dance music.

My friend Holly Pacione second shot this wedding with me. It was our first time working together, and we had a lot of fun! Holly did a wonderful job, as you’ll see with several of her photos posted here. Thanks, Holly!


I loved their color scheme of rich purples and autumn oranges.


Cole was in a good mood! Holly took pictures of the guys as they got ready.


(Photo by Holly)


(Photo by Holly)


Meanwhile, Erin was getting dressed with her maids of honor, Kate and Amy.


Her hands look so graceful here.


(Hi Kate! This one is for you!) Kate got choked up after Erin put on her veil.


Erin waited outside to see Cole for the first time. She was nervous, so the girls danced to make her laugh!


It worked!

Holly witnessed this wonderful moment while I was busy with group portraits. This is Cole’s dad and nephew, Carter. Look at Carter’s little hand on his grandpa’s knee. It looks like he’s feeling nervous, but is reaching out to his grandfather for comfort. I love this photo.


I like this series of Cole’s grandma arriving at the ceremony,
greeting someone she was happy to see in the crowd.


Carter walked into the ceremony with the flower girl, and promptly freaked out! Poor little guy.


Cole and his groomsmen, waiting for Erin to walk down the aisle.


Years ago, Erin’s parents stood in that exact spot and said their own vows. (Photo by Holly)


The happy newlyweds! (Photo by Holly)


After the ceremony, Cole had fun getting used to the feeling of a ring on his finger.


Wedding ring tap! (Wondertwin powers activate!)


After the ceremony, we went to Mile High Station for the reception.


Mile High Station looked beautiful inside!


Their first dance (Photo by Holly)


They had several food stations with different kinds of food. My favorite was the Asian fusion buffet.


The head table. They had a huge wedding party!


Erin’s dad, welcoming Cole into the family during his father of the bride toast.


Erin’s mother, watching her dance with her father.


I love this beautiful photo Holly took of Erin and her father.


Party time!


Cole’s mom had some amazing moves!


Cole’s mom with Erin’s parents.

Ceremony: University Park Methodist Church
Reception: Mile High Station
Second shooter: Holly Pacione

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I love these photos! The church is beautiful, the reception location is so cool, and your photos with the kids are my favorites. Wonderful job capturing the whole day.

I just thought you’d be amused to know that I’ve now taken three clients to see this photo so that they can see what a true fish-eye shot is πŸ™‚

Re: Wedding

Hi Sharon! I’m really glad you and your daughter enjoyed the photos.

Hello to you in Singapore! It’s great to meet you. πŸ™‚

What a wonderful compliment, thanks so much. I’m really glad you have been enjoying my photos.

Thanks! It’s great to meet you. πŸ™‚

Hey thanks, Brad! I’ll give it a shot. πŸ™‚

I’m so glad that you love the photos, Erin! I can’t wait to show you the rest!

Re: Any recommendations?

Hi there! I’m sorry that I’m just now getting caught up on my LJ comments. I’d love to help you find a photographer in your area, if I can. I’ll send you an email. πŸ™‚

Wedding

My daughter and I looked at these pictures together. Lots of oohs and aaahs. They are truly beautiful what a wonderful venue…Sharon

Hello, I saw you from and love the photos from your wedding and your photography prowess. =P I would love to see more so I’ve added you to my friends list.

I’m from Singapore, btw. =)

I have to pop in here now and then and let you know I think you are a brilliant photographer…I always stop by to check out your new photos…its not just that the pictures are technically good, its also that you capture the heart of the moments. gorgeous!

You and Holly got some amazing shots! Erin is a gorgeous bride.

awesome. the one of cole w/ his hand on grandpa’s leg is priceless!

that floral arrangement was a FEAST for the eyes.

i can only hope that my own wedding would turn out so happy and beautiful.

gorgeous photos yet again!!!! i love how the colors come out so well! πŸ™‚

I’ve added you to my friends list. I found you through and I just have to say that I’m consistently amazed by your work. It’s beautiful!

wow, such a beautiful wedding…

i’ve never seen mile high station look quite that way. congratulations you two! i’m happy for you.

my favorite picture is of the grandfather/grandson… its said a picture is worth a thousand words, that one must be worth so much more.

and wow! haven’t seen that many groomsmen/brides maids in one place. keep up the great work and a good job to holly for her work.

i only hope that my own wedding will look so amazing.

Charlotte and Mike,
The first shot of the first dance with the guests up top is winner. Submit it and let’s see if I’m 2 for 2 πŸ™‚ Awesome work.
Brad

Charlotte,
Oh my GOD!! These photos are so amazing, I can’t wait to see the rest! I got a phone call from Kate this morning telling me to get on my computer NOW cause our photos were ready and I can’t believe how beautiful they are! I started crying immediately :)You guys made everyone look so gorgeous! You’re a rock star (and so is Holly)! Talk to you very soon.
Thanks so much!!
Erin

Any recommendations?

Sheesh I come back and 29 commetns already! Very impressivce work, I just love it and have yet to find anybody who is anywhere as good.
Having said that, my boyfriend have yet to set a date, but we are looking to get some portraits done in the portland area and were wondering if you had any friends or recommendations for this area. We plan on having you and mike do our wedding pohtos hopefully, but as of now we don’t have ANY pictures of us so we were wanting something informal and just for us. So if you know of anyone in this area I would be very grateful for a recommendation. My email is stargazer2649@hotmail.com.
Thanks so much!

oh and ps! LOVE the close up black and white one of the couple, amazing. AND OMG that purple color scheme is beautiful!

they had my dream wedding. I totally fell in love with these two when I seen their engagement photos! So full of character and such gorgeous photos! Erin is simply beautiful and her dress, hair, flowers, everything was just perfection.
I am so jealous its insane! haa!
Great work as always Charlotte!!

Everything about that wedding is absolutely gorgeous! The color scheme, the couple, the ceremony, the reception, the HUGE wedding party… what a great day. How beautiful.

What a good-looking couple they are!

Admittedly the venue is great but that opening first dance shot is a-freaking-mazing.

Superb work as always.

Some absolutely beautiful photos there!

STUNNING! Gorgeous couple, gorgeous flowers, cool setting, awesome colors. Absolutely amazing!!

You are one of the few wedding photographers that consistently produce work that does not suck.

You do good work.

Good job =)

Charlotte

A wide angle world is my view, no wonder I love your work. You know me and my love affair with my 14f2.8, 15f2.8 and 16-35f2.8.

Go play with the Sigma 12-24f4.5-5.6 and tape it off with some gaffers tape at 12mm. It’s awesome! (note to self: stop borrowing this lens and go buy one).

Really though, so few photographers know how to properly use a wide angle lens and even fewer know how to use their fisheye lens without either over using it’s effect or completely forgetting the actual properties of the lens. Your use of the lens is really quite fantastic

-Fish

That venue was absolutely stunning. I really hope you get to shoot there again!

It’s so true… some settings just beg for the fisheye!

Thanks so much, Fish! I love to use my fisheye for a few images at each wedding, and often those are some of my favorites. I think I tend to see the world in wide angle.

Wow, now that is really cool! Thanks!

Re: You NEVER cease to amaze me.

hahaha… That’s hilarious! Your husband is going to be so sick of me soon! I’m really glad you liked the photos enough to share them, though!

Cole’s mother was perhaps the life of the party!

I just posted a close-up photo of the glowing ice cubes in the comments, so be sure to go check it out. πŸ™‚

Cole’s little nephew was so cute!

It was such a cool venue! And it suited them perfectly.

They had the coolest plastic ice cubes! The cubes had LEDs inside that would change color, and their names and wedding date were printed one the side. Someone told the ring bearer that the ice cubes were indestructible, so he spent much of the night testing that theory. As far as I know, he never succeeded in breaking one.

Great work, as always. This one is just beautiful.

I showed my husband the photo and said, “Now this is what a fish eye is for!” We’ve been using them for senior portraits and they’ve been fun. But the lines in this photo just beg for the fish eye.

Charlotte

That opening shot is fantastic!

Your use of the 15mm fisheye as a “normal” view of the world is just wonderful. I absolutely love the shots from this wedding.

-Fish

I’m glad someone else asked this question, too! I want to know!

You NEVER cease to amaze me.

Once again, I sat and bugged my husband to “look at THIS!” “OOOO, Look at THIS!” “And THIS!” all while he just tries to watch the Clemson v. Boston College game. LOL. Which is somewhat fitting since CU’s school colors are the couple’s wedding color scheme. But I think I’m entitled to interrupt him; he’s watched at least 3 football games today…

Seriously – If I could take pictures half this beautiful, I’d take a chance at making it my living. You are just a rare talent.

Fantastic as usual. :))

Please share how they got the glass on the tables to glow in that seemingly iridescent color? Doesn’t seem as if it’s a simply a reflection from the the small amount of purple balcony lights. Or is it? I see some sort of glowing cubes (?) on the tables, and what looks to be normal candles floating in water?

I’m obsessed with glowy stuff. :0)

Ah, my original color-combo choice. Glad to see it worked so beautifully for SOMEONE! πŸ™‚

These photos are amazing. πŸ™‚

The purples are gorgeous! I love how happy Cole’s mum looks in the last few photos. πŸ™‚

So beautiful! I love the venues and all the purple accents.

coool! really cool! with a little boy – top!

such a beautiful place for a reception… and wonderfulmous beautifulamazing photos too! πŸ™‚

Charlotte Geary

CHARLOTTE GEARY

I photograph fascinating people, and I teach other people how to do it, too.

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