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Romance at River Bend: A Colorado Styled Wedding Session

Mitiska Photography

July 1, 2016

The sparkling Saint Vrain River acted as the backdrop for this glamorous styled wedding shoot. The golden rays reflected off the running water onto the brilliance of two loving women. The design team’s goal for the shoot was to highlight the intimacy of and celebrate the modern lesbian couple while honoring the natural beauty of Colorado.

The focus of the session was working with natural elements. From the red rocks that abutted the Saint Vrain River to the vintage glamping tent, each section of the property allowed the team to create “in the moment” and produce breathtaking imagery.

Mitiska Photography

The shoot began in the late afternoon with the makeup and hair artists in the “getting ready glamping tent”. Following hair and makeup, they documented the special moments when the two women helped each other get into their gowns, a moment of transformation that was unique and important to the whole day. It demonstrated how vital it is to slow down on your wedding day and be present together.

Mitiska Photography
Mitiska Photography
Mitiska Photography
Mitiska Photography
Mitiska Photography
Mitiska Photography
Mitiska Photography
Mitiska Photography
Mitiska Photography

Three elements made the shoot unique. First, the models, Mayson and Jaclyn, when isolated from each other, seemed like they wouldn’t fit well together, but in the moment complemented each other perfectly. The designers thought this was reflected in the gowns, which might not seem to go together, but worked beautifully.

Mitiska Photography
Mitiska Photography

The details were also very uncommon; from the floral swing to the lounge area decorated with colorful pillows, each element delivered a new complete look that elevated the whole shoot.

Mitiska Photography
Mitiska Photography

Lastly, the mix of serious romantic bridal portraits with fun and flirty shots made this shoot not only captivating but also honest in its portrayal of two sun-kissed women in love on their special day.

Mitiska Photography
Mitiska Photography
Mitiska Photography

Their LGBTQ-Friendly Vendors

Photographer: The Unfound Door // Invitation Designer: Lucky Onion //Jewelry: Abby Sparks // Dress Store: Blue Bridal Denver // Hair Stylist: Elegance by Design // Makeup Artist: Elegance by Design – Make Up // Equipment Rentals: Event Rents // Floral Designer: Fox Meadow Floral // Event Planner: Jaclyn Michelle Weddings and Events // Second Shooter: KMitiska Photography // Event Venue: The Lyons Farmette // Professional: The Unfound Door

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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