Stargazing at the Top of Mt. Evans, Colorado

As the sun began to set in Denver, Colorado, Leslie and I made a spontaneous, last minute plan to head up to Mt. Evans (the highest paved road in North America) and watch the meteor shower. It is one of 54 fourteeners (mountains with peaks over 14,000 feet) in Colorado. And I’m going to say right up front that this was one scary drive, but totally worth every heart-thumping second. Unfortunately, we were more than less prepared as the top of the peak greeted us with 40 degree weather, lightning, and a heavy dose of sleet – and this is in the middle of August we’re talking about. Nevertheless, we found a beautiful spot to stargaze. The view was miraculous, the meteors came showering throughout the night, and the stars seemed to be only an arm length away! If there’s ever a place that needs to be visited, we encourage everyone to add this to their list. It’ll remain one of the most memorable drives we have ever taken.

A little background about this photo:

We approached the top of Mt. Evans at around 11pm and it was complete darkness. Pointing the camera towards the city created this unbelievable glow around the massive rocks dangling from the cliffs of the mountain. Below is a RAW image of how we were able to maneuver our way towards the cliff using an iPhone to light our path.

Rosesa + Adam | Married | Part One

Before I begin to explain to you guys how amazing these two are together, I just wanted to add that Rosesa is a childhood friend of mine. I’m pretty sure we were still in diapers when we first encountered one another. Her parents and my parents have been long time friends, and my older brother and I always viewed her as a little sister every time we spent our Sundays in the back of our parents’ restaurant. So you can bet we’ve witnessed some hilarious moments that I won’t even share with you guys just so I can spare her the embarrassment =) Those days have gone by. To see where she is at in life now is a really cool thing to witness, and to have the opportunity to photograph their wedding has truly been a blessing.

We really couldn’t be happier for Adam and Rosesa. It was amazing to watch the both of them, who were so profoundly in love in such an unconditional way, enjoy every second with their friends and family.

 

Rosesa and Adam


I have to apologize for the amount of images I decided to post, but there were too many moments not to share with you guys. We can all agree that this was easily one of the happiest group of people ever!

Rosesa and Adam…Thanks to you guys and your amazing bridal party for being so gracious to us!! We can’t tell you how much it means to us that we were able to document such a beautiful day!!

Looking forward to sharing much more from the second day!!! Stay tuned.

 

 

 

Lollie + Kris | Married

Six hundred friends and family traveled as far as from Cambodia to witness Lollie and Kris’ fairy tale wedding unfold over the course of two days – And we were in the center of it all!

We met with Lollie and Kris for the first time on the day of their wedding, and right off the bat they were two of the most generous people ever. Not to mention all of their family and friends as well.

There were so many beautiful and whimsical moments that happened in those two days that it would take us forever to write up, so we’ll wrap it up here and let you all enjoy the film!

*We would also like to give a huuuge shout out to Sid and his photo team mandevsidhu.com/ for their amazing hard work, and Christie and Matt maternimedia.com for being the best assistants we could’ve asked for! The day would not have been possible without each and everyone of you! And we mean it!!

Music credits:

Hammock – Breathturn
Deathcab for Cutie – Transatlanticism
Avicii – Fade into Darkness

Lollie + Kris | All of My Life Teaser from Leslie + Dane on Vimeo.

And here are some stills we pulled from the film that highlighted some of the events that took place during the Khmer ceremony. More to follow =)

Trisha + Bryan | Married

For those who have ever questioned whether or not a wedding can be filmed without a crew, and solely by one person, my answer to that would be that ‘it can be done’.

With an extremely busy schedule this year, and a bride who’s been dying to see even the tiniest bit of RAW footage from her wedding day, I decided to spend one sleepless night so that I could deliver to them and the world, Trisha and Bryan’s Wedding Highlights film.

Going into this, I knew exactly how i wanted the story to begin and end. Setting the pace was the critical part, and given that Trisha’s father’s speech during the reception was what I wanted to create the film around, it easily narrowed my song selection. I normally spend weeks – even months – trying to select the perfect song for each wedding trailer we produce, but not this time!!! Rosi Golan’s Hazy, featuring William Fitzsimmons felt just right every time I envisioned the film in my head.

Trisha’s father gave one hell of a speech that pretty much captivated the entire room. The moments where he pauses to keep it all together are just memorable!

Congrats Trisha and Bryan!

And a huuuuge ‘thank you’ to one bad-ass photographer by the name of Eric B =)

Katie + Jonathan | Styled Wedding

Hello friends. For all you vintage-inspired, barn-wedding, countryside lovers, The White Horse Ranch, located in Johnstown, Ohio, is a fabulous wedding and event location with many one-of-a-kind amenities. Best of all, it has an amazing view of the sunset! Doesn’t get anymore romantic than that =)

We’ll definitely be photographing there some more, but here are a few photos we shot for their website as well as a few candids from the shoot.

Thanks to Katie and Jonathan for being their charming selves in making this happen!

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