Joy and Ian are a nature and music-loving couple who wanted a low-key wedding celebration surrounded by the people and things they hold dear in this world. Happy tears and laughter filled their wedding day, as well as a few unconventional activities that helped shape this day into a celebration all their own.
I had the pleasure of shooting Ian and Joy’s engagement photos almost precisely one year before their wedding. Being a part of a couple’s journey to their wedding day from start to finish helps me get to know them, understand how to make them comfortable in front of my lens, and better tailor their photography experience. After all, we’ll spend the entirety of your wedding day together, and it makes the experience more fun if we’ve already worked together and don’t feel like strangers!
Joy and Ian both had handwritten vows to share with each other, but instead of reciting them at the ceremony, they chose to share them privately during their first look. This is a trend that I think is fantastic, especially for more reserved, sentimental, and intimate couples. This is a perfect way to carve out alone time together on your wedding day.
Joy and Ian love nature, and it was their dream come true to own a home in the Rocky Mountains. So, of course, I had to incorporate their most beloved mountain range into their portraits.