Shelley and Will
      Colorado Springs School
      May 1, 2010

      Shelley and Will have such a wonderful story! They were high school sweethearts at the Colorado Springs School. They used to sit on this bench together, and even had their first kiss sitting right here. Eventually they parted ways and went on to raise their own families. They recently reconnected and fell back in love. It was the perfect choice for them to come back to the beautiful CO Springs School, which is also a wedding venue, to exchange vows on this very bench.

      Congratulations, Shelley and Will! I’m so happy for you to be together again!

      The Broadmoor lake
      Shelley and Will and their families got ready at the beautiful Broadmoor resort.

      Will and his son, heading toward their room to get dressed.

      Guys getting ready for wedding
      The guys getting ready

      Grandfather and grandson getting ready for wedding
      Grandfather and grandson

      Grandfather and grandson getting ready for wedding
      Will’s father with Shelley’s son, his new grandson

      Wedding gown in window with bride's shoes

      Shelley and her mother during an emotional moment in the hotel room.

      Will’s daughter

      Bride in the dome room at the Colorado Springs School
      Shelley at the entrance of the CO Springs School, waiting for the ceremony to begin.

      Will’s son and daughter escorted him into the ceremony.

      Shelley’s son walked her down the aisle.

      Will’s reaction to seeing Shelley

      They said their vows on the same bench where they loved to sit and kiss when they were in high school.

      I love little candid moments like this one.

      Maybe 30 seconds after Shelley and Will left the ceremony, the automated sprinklers turned on! How’s that for great timing?

      A hug for his brother, with a tear in his eye.

      After the ceremony, the guests passed around a candle and took turns giving wishes or advice to the newlyweds. Will’s son announced that he wishes for a baby sister.

      Colorado Springs School wedding
      We took a few portraits on their bench before heading to the Broadmoor for the reception.

      Broadmoor wedding
      At the Broadmoor

      Broadmoor wedding

      Broadmoor wedding

      Bride and groom on the Broadmoor bridge

      Bride and groom at the Broadmoor

      Broadmoor wedding

      Broadmoor view from the Penrose room
      They ended the day with an intimate wedding dinner in the Penrose Room, which offers grand views of the resort and mountains.

      Sunset at the Broadmoor


      Great work. I like they way you often shoot loose and take it all in.

      great job…and what a beautiful couple =)

      what an amazing story! love the pictures!

      Just wonderful…..the story and the photographs…superb!

      Sending well wishes from NC to the lovely couple. You two look just as much in love now as you were in High school. God Bless.

      It is so great to see two people so very much in love! I have always loved your photography Charlotte – I can only hope that I can afford you when I get married!

      Love the story, love the pics. Beautiful wedding.

      omg I am all teary eyed! They still look like high school sweethearts to me 🙂 Perfect & beautiful! I wish them a long and happy life together!

      I got goosebumps looking at these! Such a beautiful couple, and an amazing love story!

      gorgeous pics to go with a wonderful love story!

      haha to the son wishing for a baby sister!

      oops, someone forgot to check the sprinkler schedule — glad they escaped it!

      best wishes to the lovely couple!

      I got goosebumps looking at these! Such a beautiful couple, and an amazing love story!

      Sorry for not commenting in a while, but I love these. I love the simplicity and elegance of it all. I like the dress very much, but I think the crown of flowers is an especially nice touch!

      Awwww what a beautiful story! And her dress is amazing, I love it! Blessings for their new beautiful family!!!

      What a love story ! very very nice to read about them and see their photographs. 🙂

      Fantastic location. Like the shots of the couple / portraits of theirs. The last shot of the location is very very nice.

      What a beautiful story and gorgeous photos!

      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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