Our documentary, journalistic style of photography lends itself well to telling a story with images, and once in a while it’s nice to write the backstory to some of those images. Here is a photo story from one of our family’s recent camping trips to Steamboat Springs. Enjoy the read, enjoy the images!
There’s always a story behind an image, sometimes it’s a fleeting moment, and sometimes one image can represent a whole other sequence of events. This image is about:
The Lost Ring
The Backstory: Cody & Christine are getting married on this day at Arrowhead Golf Club. Cody and his groomsmen are getting ready across town at the Inverness Hotel, and we have some time for a short groomsmen photo session before heading to the ceremony. We cruise around the golf course and get some great photos of Cody and the guys, and just before leaving Cody requests we do some jumping shots. Absolutely we can do that, so I fire off a couple rounds of jumping, we nail the shot, and then decide it’s time to head to the ceremony venue. Bing, bang, boom, let’s go get Cody married…right? Uh, no.
Moments later, out of the silence, “YES”! I found it! Randomly one of the groomsmen thought to brush his foot along the grass, and after a few sweeps, the ring popped up into the air. Moments of frantic searching were all of the sudden interrupted by joyous celebration, cheering, and plenty of high-fiving. And here’s the shots that followed…
And that’s the story behind the image.
Dave’s side note: After this experience, I will be issuing a friendly verbal warning to any jumping wedding party members to secure things in their pockets, such as – oh, let’s see – wedding rings for instance.
Bonnie & Brad are such a fun couple to be around, and you’ll understand the second you see any of their photos! They have a low-key, no-nonsense approach to life. Brad exudes quiet charm, and Bonnie’s got an incredibly infectious smile. Pair that with a super keen sense of vintage style, their connection to aviation (Brad’s a career pilot and her brother is a pilot as well), and you’ve got a really cool couple! We strolled around Red Rocks park for their engagement session and came away with some great images to match their unique style. We also recently photographed their wedding at Crooked Willow Farms, and it was amazing!…those images coming soon. For now, enjoy the engagement and a huge congratulations goes out to Brad & Bonnie!