Joey and Emilie
Hillside Gardens, Colorado Springs
May 18, 2008

Yesterday afternoon I got a phone call from my friend Holly Pacione, who was scheduled to photograph a wedding that day but was very sick. She asked if I could shoot the wedding with her, so that there would be an experienced photographer at the wedding in case she was unable to do it. I canceled my plans for the day and promptly started getting my equipment ready. Mike overhead the phone call, and he started charging my batteries before I even got off the phone! What a great guy. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m happy to say that Holly made it through the wedding, but it was a tough day for her, and I’m glad I was able to help her out.

Emilie and Joey got married at Hillside Gardens, a nursery and event center in downtown Colorado Springs. I loved its view of the mountains! The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, at about 80 degrees with soft clouds and a breeze. Afterward, they danced in an open-air pavilion as the sun set over the mountains.

Congratulations, Emilie and Joey, and thank you for making me feel welcome on such short notice! Holly, I hope you feel better soon!


It was an emotional day for Emilie’s mom.


Joey and the pastor are good friends and shared an emotional moment together just before the ceremony.


Emilie’s dad, waiting to walk her down the aisle. I wonder what was going through his head at this moment.


What a great backdrop


The bridesmaids and groomsmen chose wacky ways to enter the reception!


The best man, nervously anticipating the toasts.


Emilie’s dad, giving his toast.


When Joey was giving a speech, he paused for a moment to notice the sunset over the mountains.


I thought the weather couldn’t have been more perfect, but then a full moon rose to make it even better.


A little Soulja Boy action.


Joey’s mom and Emilie’s mom shake their goods for each other. They are going to hate me for this one. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Shorty got low low low low low low low low.


Last dance


Running off to the honeymoon!

Venue: Hillside Gardens
DJ: Ludwig of SBL Entertainment
Primary Photographer: Holly Pacione

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Top notch as always Charlotte and Mike.

I agree and I love what the groom is wearing too!

gorgeous:)

hi babe love ur pictures. are u using a canon 5d?

I like that you threw in soulja boy AND Flo Rida.

something about the first image just screams old world to me – love it. You’ve always been awesome but it seems you’ve broken thru a plateau recently. Maybe its (hopefully) getting healthy or the the new kitchen letting you eat better? ๐Ÿ˜‰

All of your photos are gorgeous. Every time I check them out, I am in awe. Both the photography and the locations are breath taking. I’d love to move to Colorado for some of those views!!!!! Simply gorgeous!

I always love seeing people’s chosen color palates, and I love it when people pick something that is both modern and classic but not overdone.

Also, you are really as nice a person as I would think from your journal!!!

Sweet and Talented and Beautiful…you’re Miss Total Package!

The centerpieces with the brown candles are so cool! And I love your black and white photos.

Awesome, awesome shots!
That’s so great you helped Holly out.

The very first picture is beautiful!

Lovely photographs as always. What really intrigued me was the beaded-candle centerpiece. I did beading-work decorations for my sister’s wedding cake.

Really beautiful! These have an amazing amount of depth and colour to them- Great venue, love the brides dress!

Colorado lends itself to such gorgeous weddings.

I really love the intimacy of the moment in #1. There’s something so private about it. And very tender.

You captured another wonderful wedding! And good for you for helping out another fellow photographer. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure that the couple will be more than happy with her choice of back-up. ๐Ÿ™‚

Wow, her dress is so unique and gorgeous!

Jackie and Wendy work at Hillside Community Center. As many times as I’ve been there, I’ve never seen this place. O_o

You captured another wonderful wedding! And good for you for helping out another fellow photographer. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure that the couple will be more than happy with her choice of back-up. ๐Ÿ™‚

Charlotte Geary

CHARLOTTE GEARY

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

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