With any company, job, business comes milestones and anniversaries. For many it is a time to celebrate and give back to those who have supported you in the past. As a newly established South Florida wedding photographer, it's a time to offer my services to those who I may not reach all the time. It allows me to shoot in areas that I may not get a chance to shoot in all the time, and expand my portfolio. So that is what I did when I hit 5000 followers on facebook.
I created a giveaway. The giveaway offered wedding and engagement photos, to anyone having a wedding outside of Key West and the Florida Keys. Many people participated in the hashtag giveaway. Each week I created a hashtag that was to combine the couples love for the outdoors, with their love for each other. Molly and Garrett won me over with an image of them at a hot air balloon festival with the front range in the background. After interviewing them, I knew they were a perfect mix. Next thing I know, this Key West wedding photographer is off on a big jet plane to the high country.
I arrived late on a Thursday. While traveling we pushed our shoot from Saturday to Friday due to Denver's first forecasted snow. This was going to be a session that I blindly went into it. No scouting. No prior knowledge of the location. Just me, the couple, and mother nature! We started our session on Friday in Estes Park, and then headed into Rocky Mountain National Park. Many couples were using the park at the same time as us for wedding and engagement photos, as everyone was trying to get their own view of the changing of the seasons. Fall engagement photography is a big thing!
On Saturday we headed into the RiNo Arts District of Denver for Molly and Garretts second engagement session of the weekend. We fit into murals, found reflections and created our own fun. We beat the snow as it filled in later that night. These two were a dream to work with, and I cannot wait to head to Steamboat Springs, Colorado for their wedding in August at La Joya Dulce Ranch. I guess a destination wedding photographer can be someone who goes to the destination too. I'm so used to couples coming to Key West for their engagement and wedding photos. I could get used to this jet setting around! Its not every day you get to fly from a tropical island, land where its snowing, then go back to that tropical island. I guess there are major perks to being a destination wedding and Key West wedding photographer!