Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
Grace and Johan
Air Force Academy Chapel
Colorado Springs
September 8, 2007

Do you remember this fun couple? We decided to recreate their engagement portrait! Johan cracks me up! Grace and Johan got married at the Air Force Academy chapel last month on a perfect, late-summer day. I love shooting at the AFA chapel; its dramatic architecture and colors are a photographer’s dream. In fact, everything about this day was picture-perfect, from Grace’s designer gown to their families’ traditional Korean costumes. It was a gorgeous wedding.

My talented friend Tamera Goldsmith second-shot this wedding with me. Mike has been off his feet for a few weeks, due to a soccer injury. I hope he feels better soon! Tamera, thanks so much!

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
The Air Force Academy chapel

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
Tamera and I met Johan at the chapel that morning. He was busy making last-minute planning phone calls.

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
Meanwhile, Grace was in a nearby building, getting ready.

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
Minutes before seeing Johan for the first time.

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
I loved his reaction when he saw her.

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
I love how this photo features the plane Johan flew as an AFA student, and also Grace’s fabulous gown.

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
They had a bright, sunny day for their wedding!

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
Somehow Grace’s wedding ring didn’t make it to the church, so her bridesmaid let Grace borrow her ring!

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
This is one of my favorites of Tamera’s many wonderful photos.

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
The lovely ladies

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
Guests arriving at the ceremony

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
Tamera took this beautiful photo of Grace and Johan on their way to the ceremony

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
Johan’s parents, watching him walk down the aisle

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
A bow for his new father-in-law

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
A hug for Grace’s parents during the ceremony

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
The arrival of the sabre team

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
Grace and her mom

Air Force Academy wedding in Colorado Springs
One of my favorites


Eating with his parents, at Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano


I walked past Grace as she was giving a private message to Johan on the videographer’s camera.
She looked so beautiful in the window light that I had to take a quick picture.


Johan and his cousin


Grace with her mother-in-law and her mother

Later in the evening, Mike and I drove up to Denver to meet with Grace and Johan and their friends at a bar. Johan’s new brother-in-law (to be) owns the Pour House Pub in downtown Denver, and they had a great party on its rooftop patio.


Grace, Mike, Johan, and me 🙂

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You’ve outdone yourself here. The little girl peeking out is fantastic.

I likes!

I have to get a fisheye lens 😉

Absolutely fantastic series of shots. I think this shoot is one of my favourites from your always-fab shoots.

charlotte, wonderful!

they definately have a different feel to some of the photos, probably because of the different second shooter?

i’ve seen several of your weddings at this location. i’m curious, how are you able to continue to come up with new & fresh ideas in a location you’ve been to several times? i imagine, in a way it must be nice because you know what to expect of the venue’s lighting, sweet spots, etc…

what a stunning dress.

my fav shot is the one of grace, bending down while fixing her shoe or something of the sort.

Oh my goodness. Absolutely amazing photos. The bride and groom and their families look like models and the location has such incredible lines and….I could go on and on. I especially love the first photo. I love the way the stream of light is pointing right at them.

Lovely photos!

Other than that: OH, MY GOD! IT’S THE SPACESHIP CHAPEL! 😛

That dress is unbelievably beautiful. That picture of her clutching the train is really powerful and shows off the fabric so well.

Beautiful wedding. Great pictres!

I love how her veil is flipping up as he jumps over here. These are stunning.

Amazing as always! I love her bouquet and that dress was perfect for her.

The jumping shot is perfect!

oh wow! That wide angle lens is amazing in the Air Force Chapel. And what a beautiful wedding. I love that they recreated that awesome engagement shot!

Amazing photos, as usual! The sunset was beautiful. A beautiful end to a beautiful day!

I frikkin love your photos. I only just started watching your journal, but I’m finding myself getting OMG SO EXCITED when I see you’ve posted! 😀

Her dress and that chapel are so amazingly gorgeous!

hi charlotte!
this is hollie from omaha…i added you as my friend (i’m not sure why i didn’t do this earlier) so that i could scope out your gorgeous images…i am so excited to finally meet you in person and i cannot wait for you to shoot our big day!

thanks!
hollie

p.s. your work is truly beautiful

I’ve been a long-time lurker, but I just had to tell you how much I love your pictures–they’re absolutely lovely!

I hope you’re still photographing weddings when I get married (I’m only a sophomore in high school!).

This is probably my favorite set of pictures, ever. I love the building they were in, I absolutely LOVE her dress and she was just absolutely gorgeous.

I love that chapel more every time that I see it. And her dress… Wow. Just wow.

I am so glad that I’m on your journal because it always makes me want to push myself that much further. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us.

That has got to be one of the best places for a wedding! It’s lovely, almost as lovely as the couple.

PS – your header = awesome!

Fabulous as always. I love the recreated engagement photo too.

Wow, these are amazing! What a lovely couple. I love the jumping pictures!

that chapel is amazing!!!!! and all of the pictures are gorgeous. fabulous job!

Charlotte Geary

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

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