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Cary and Sara
Lost Creek Ranch
Silverthorne, Colorado
September 1, 2007

Sara and Cary got married last weekend at a gorgeous log cabin outside of Silverthorne. Their families rented this enormous house and stayed there all week, enjoying the surrounding mountains. Sara had always wanted to get married in the mountains, and this location was perfect! They even had a field of wildflowers next to their ceremony site, and then a beautiful sunset to end the evening.


Lost Creek Ranch is surrounded by mountains and flowers!


Cary’s dad, before the ceremony


The bridesmaids’ dresses looked beautiful against a backdrop of blue mountains.


Their good friend performed the ceremony. What a wonderful honor to give a friend.

They had a Polaroid guestbook at the entrance to the wedding, so I couldn’t resist a fun camera toy. I don’t recommend that other photographers do this during ceremonies, though; I learned the hard way that Polaroid cameras are loud!


Cary kept fidgeting with his new ring throughout the evening.


The ring bearer (Sara’s nephew) got that tuxedo nicely messed up.


This little girl was a rapt audience for the band during the cocktail hour.


Sara is a gifted graphic artist, and she designed these party favors filled with flower seeds.
I thought it was a perfect prop for a ring shot.


Dinner took place in a tent with a view of the mountains…


… but several people migrated to the ceremony site to watch the sun set over the mountains.


Here’s Cary’s brother, revealing some of Cary’s embarrassing dietary secrets during the best man toast.


Sara’s sister’s toast


Sara’s nephew cuddles with his mom, while his dad gives a toast in the background.


They had a great band, The Motet. They describe their style as afro-beat, indie, and electronica. The crowd loved them!


The venue was so much fun! The lodge had a pool table, ping pong table, and even skee ball!


How amazing is this cabin?

This is a 30-second exposure, with the horizon lit by the full moon, and the foreground lit by the light in the tent behind me. The high-res version of this file is gorgeous. You can see so many stars in this photo that I couldn’t see in real life! It was a perfect night.

Venue: Lost Creek Ranch
Band: The Motet

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Your photography is absolutely beautiful and completely breath taking it makes me miss Colorado so much & I cannot wait til my husband & I return back from our stay overseas. We plan to have a wedding ceremony and I plan to hire YOU! ๐Ÿ™‚ So this is wonderful. You are amazing and so talented, Charlotte. Your work is amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚

Awesome! Welcome to the Springs! ๐Ÿ˜€

Actually I just arrived today – I’m working out at Schriever AFB. The area is BEAUTIFUL, and the Antlers Hilton is gorgeous, I’m just hoping I get some time off to look around. You’re so lucky to live out here!

I want that lens sooo badly. It’s next on my list.

I’m sorry to hear that your wedding wasn’t what you’d hoped. If you do renew your vows, I’d love to photograph it for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

How great! I’m sure Cary and Sara will love to see your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh cool! What will you be doing here in the Springs? ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh yes, it’s gorgeous here! You’ve got to come. I highly recommend late summer for a visit. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks! Yes, that was my Canon 15mm fisheye. Love that lens!

Apparently they do only one wedding a year, so these guys were lucky to have them there. The crowd loved them.

Both! I love my 15mm fisheye and 16-35mm f2.8.

Re: wow

Her dress was gorgeous! I don’t know if it was a Maggie, but it certainly was perfect for Sara.

Mike and I would love to come to Washington, if you’re interested! ๐Ÿ™‚

I just wanted to tell you that I have looked at all your pictures and you take such incredible pictures. My husband and I didn’t have the wedding that we wanted and the few pictures that we did have were ones that family and friends had taken. We just got back from being stationed overseas and sometime in the next year or so we are planning on re-newing our vows and having the wedding we’ve always wanted. If you’re still doing photography, there’s no question about who I’ll ask to do our wedding pictures.

These are my favorite wedding pictures ever! That would be my dream wedding. woooowwww

and of course, great pictures!

Killer landscape! I miss the west. Great set of shots =)

Wow… that last pic is amazing. I might have to make that the background on my compy.

I’m excited, I get to travel to Colorado Springs at the end of the month and see some of these amazing places you take pictures! Yay!

The last one is incredible! Do you have the 15mm Canon fisheye, or a different brand?

wow, the motet played their wedding? that’s crazy. i’ve seen them a few times. i didn’t realize they played private events.

Such awesome photos, Charlotte and Mike!

You using a fisheye or an ultrawide for these?

wow

that last photo is just amazing
and i think her dress was a maggie sottero, ive looked at one very much like it
i agree with those above about getting out to colorado, its so beautiful
i dont know if we’ll be able get married in colorado(id like to, closer to my family) but at the very least we’re having you come up to washington, can’t pass by a talent like yours and mikes

GORGEOUS! Everytime i see your pics i think to myself, “Damn, i gotta get out to Colorado.” It looks SO beautiful.

Amazing! I wish I had wedding photos like that. Also, I would totally buy a copy of that last photo.

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! And that last photo is to die for!!

I seriously want to get married there…not that I have anyone to marry ๐Ÿ˜‰

Another great wedding. I think my favorite is the one of them kissing, in color, in front of the barbed wire. Great juxtaposition. And I love his hands on her waist. That’s my favorite way to kiss!

Charlotte Geary

CHARLOTTE GEARY

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

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