Liz and Dave were married in the quaint riverside town of Stillwater, Minnesota. (You might remember this spectacular couple from their engagement photos last fall in the Mill Ruins Park area of Minneapolis!). We made our way to Woodbury for the reception at Prestwick on a stunning golf course, with a fun photo stop for the bride and groom at an old train car we spotted at a farm along the way. The dance floor was hoppin’ ’til the sparklers fizzled under the sparkling stars, and now Dave & Liz are living their happily ever after…
This patient bride waited in a line of 100+ brides (overnight!) last summer for a chance at a coveted spot in Denver’s Washington Park for her wedding, and it was worth the wait! Megan and Logan were married outdoors under a canopy of trees in Wash Park on a lovely Saturday in June. We met at downtown Denver’s Curtis Hotel for the wedding prep, headed to LoDo for wedding party photos and rocked out to a great local band at the reception. Megan & Logan’s wedding had tons of cute details, from the old-timey straws for the lemonade to the creative hand-made wooden cake platters holding the cupcakes.
Bride Megan peeking at her groom before their First Look © Marni Mattner Photography
I spent three and a half weeks this spring in Premana, Italy, a small village at the end of the Valvarone Valley. It’s nestled in the Prealps just east of Lake Como, and is home to CAMP, a generations old family-run Italian climbing and technical adventure gear company that you may have seen in some of my other posts. It is also home to great traditions and wonderful people, a place where it is awe-inspiring to wander the streets cobblestone streets and mountain paths in the sunshine and rain.
Andrea and Steve were married at the beautiful Manor House mansion in Littleton, Colorado. The Manor House is in the Ken Caryl valley, nestled up against the mountain foothills. You might remember this lovely couple from their engagement photos in LoDo. I loved photographing all the details of this wedding, from the bird cage with their wedding rings to the amazing DIY flowers the groom’s mother arranged. Not to mention the fabulous stylings of the Manor House like the draped tulle, vintage chandelier and the plush vintage couch (I’m always a sucker for vintage furniture!). A sparkler send-off down the steps of the Manor House inspired “Love” in all those who attended.
What better combination is there than travel and photography? I rode the telepherique to Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, France, strapped on my crampons and hiked to the Cosmique alpine hut for these incredible views of the mountains around Mont Blanc.
Rowan is a smiley, bright-eyed doll that reminds me a little of the Gerber baby – so sweet and cuddly! Here are a few of my favorite shots from his 6-month portraits in Grand Junction, Colorado. We took these at Rowan’s house with his beautiful mom Jane, who knew all the tricks for keeping him smiling and cooing! Rowan is also the son of Rob, featured in a previous climbing post here.