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Lauren and Brett
Fountain Valley School
Colorado Springs
August 21, 2010

I’ve been looking forward to this wedding all summer, because I knew it would be creative and cool. Lauren and Brett are the owners of the Modbo Gallery downtown, and you might recognize them from their engagement session earlier this summer. They included their artistic skills and stylish creativity in many ways on Saturday. They even hosted their own reception, by closing down the alley behind the art gallery and celebrating under the stars.Lauren and Brett scheduled lots of time for posed photos, and as a result, they have lots of gorgeous pictures of the two of them together. If you love these kinds of pictures as much as I do, please make sure to schedule lots of time on your own wedding day. You won’t regret it.

Congratulations, Lauren and Brett!

Bride in birdcage veil
Lauren wore a birdcage veil with a peacock feather accent.

Bride in birdcage veil and vintage dress
She wore a vintage, cocktail-length dress.


Brett and Lauren had a moment together in a private courtyard before the ceremony.

Fountain Valley School chapel
The Fountain Valley School chapel

Fountain Valley School chapel
The chapel was decorated in lime green with peacock feathers, along with a grand piano – the perfect touch for Lauren, who is a classical pianist.

Fountain Valley School wedding

Fountain Valley School wedding

Fountain Valley School wedding

Bridal bouquet made of antique brooches
Lauren’s bouquet was one of the coolest I’d ever seen. She made it out of heirloom brooches that were her relatives’.

Birdcage veil

Fountain Valley School wedding

Bride and groom on a bench

Bride and groom in art studio
The school’s art studio was unlocked, so we went inside, and Lauren and Brett climbed up on the tables!

American Gothic wedding
American Gothic

Yellow Mustang wedding car
They drove to the reception in an antique yellow Mustang.


Their beautiful rings on Brett’s illustration of the two of them.


This little girl was hilarious! While the band was on a break, she took over the microphone and sang the alphabet song to the entire crowd, while banging on the piano keys. After everyone applauded, she said, “For my next number…” I don’t know what she said next, because I was laughing too hard to hear it.


First dance

First dance outdoors
First dance under an almost full moon


The reception continued into the night, with the back alleys closed off for guests. A multimedia slideshow was projected onto the neighboring buildings. This particular image was also framed and displayed in the gallery. It is Brett’s illustration of one of my engagement portraits. Totally cool!

Photographer: Charlotte Geary
Ceremony: Fountain Valley School
Reception: The Modbo

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Gorgeous photos!! I found your website while trying to find photos of the chapel at Fountain Valley School. I live in Madison, WI but my brother is getting married there in May and I am photographing his wedding. Lovely coming across your photos. Would love to chat photography with you sometime – seems like you moved from Colorado to Washington DC? rejoyphotography@gmail.com

Wowzers Charlotte…your images are stunning and so rich in colour! This couple look so effortlessly cool too – love the Brides ensemble.

You’ve taken really beautiful photos, really captured the mood of the wedding. I especially like the wider photo of Lauren and Brett on the chair in front of the blue window, with the vines over the front of the house.

very unique and honest feel to these photos. I love this session in every aspect. Beautiful work!

I just loved these photos! Not to mention that I have known the bride since she was two years old, and I might be prejudiced, they are the most incredible photos of a wedding that I have ever seen! So creative and tell such a story about the bride and groom. Love the photos in the chapel and the bouquet! I was there and the photos really capture the feel of the ceremony.You are an incredible photographer and they are an incredible couple.
Kind regards,
Mary Ann Osborn

Your pictures are wonderful!!

Jo Carol, I’m so happy to hear that you love the photos! I had a wonderful time with all of you. I will be updating my blog after every photo shoot, so my other clients can see their photos, but you will always be able to scroll down to see Lauren’s photos. Or you can send your friends and family directly to this link: http://www.charlottegeary.com/blog/2010/08/23/lauren-and-brett-wedding-at-fountain-valley-school-and-the-modbo-gallery/.

Jo Carol Ciborowski

Charlotte, I can’t even express how beautiful these photographs are! (And I would say that even if I weren’t Lauren’s mom.) You’re an incredible talent, and I’m so glad they chose you as their photographer. I know you update your website frequently, but would it be possible to leave Lauren and Brett’s photos up a bit longer as I want to email your website to wedding guests who would love to see them. Thanks! Btw, for the bouquet, Lauren used floral wire to secure the underside of each brooch–the remaining wire became the stem. She then wrapped a green pipe cleaner around the floral wire followed by florists’ tape which she tightly wound around the stem, overlapping it all the way down the stem.

Oh my goodness, I love their rings! I wonder where they got them!

So incredibly beautiful. I am so thankful to view these photographs.

I took pictures of it from different angles, but nothing that shows how the brooches are fastened, sorry!

What a gorgeous bouquet! Do you have any other shots of it so we can see how it was put together?

wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! the bouquet!!!!!!!!!

(And I also thought the bride’s shoes went beautifully with the blue window-frames!)

Bouquet

What a gorgeous bouquet! Do you have any other shots of it so we can see how it was put together?

It’s such a great school! I know a couple of people who went there. I just wish that Will’s alma mater had such a picturesque campus. They have awesome alums (who we’ve been photographing) but no one is really drawn to being married at OES.

Lauren was a student at FVS, and she used to work there, too.

This is definitely one of my favorite couples ever! Which one was an FVS alum?

My jaw dropped open at the bridal bouquet…brilliant!

Beautiful! Love the rainbow shot. How perfect!

My jaw dropped open at the bridal bouquet…brilliant!

Fabulous! Love the wedding; love your photos.

Beautiful! Love the rainbow shot. How perfect!

what a friggin awesome bouquet. love the unique style of this couple!

What a beautiful, eclectic wedding! I adore her “bouquet”!

Now we know why you had to be on that ladder. ;-P

What an amazing…

and wonderful alternative approach to creating a dream wedding & reception! If more couples thought “outside of the box” our photography would be that much more blessed for it! Besides, here is definitive proof you don’t need to blow your whole wad of cash on lining up the “right” venue… I would much prefer spend the majority of my budget on your talents Charlotte!

I honestly love this set so much!

Beautiful work!!!

Gorgeous – love all the details, and I love your pictures.

What a beautiful, eclectic wedding! I adore her “bouquet”!

Now we know why you had to be on that ladder. ;-P

What an amazing…

and wonderful alternative approach to creating a dream wedding & reception! If more couples thought “outside of the box” our photography would be that much more blessed for it! Besides, here is definitive proof you don’t need to blow your whole wad of cash on lining up the “right” venue… I would much prefer spend the majority of my budget on your talents Charlotte!

I honestly love this set so much!

Beautiful work!!!

Wooowww! Absolutely gorgeous photos. I LOVE her bouquet!

Love the vintage feel…great work.

Charlotte Geary

CHARLOTTE GEARY

Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.

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