Stop the press! Sam & Tim’s wedding at the Flying Horse Ranch was a showstopper! I’d never photographed at the ranch before and boy was I impressed! Beautiful views sweeping down to Pikes Peak, a stunning atrium for the ceremony, a cozy and beautiful barn for the reception…this place had it all. I even really enjoyed the open air dancing…which for a photographer can be a little tricky to photograph once the sun sets! I set up my lights for some extra drama and pizazz and had a blast photographing the dancing shenanigans of all of Sam and Tim’s wonderful guests.
The day started me in tears when Sam had a “first look” with her dad who had the most priceless look on his face when he saw his daughter just before she went down the aisle. Followed by Tim who couldn’t hold back his happiness at seeing his bride for the first time. The whole room was crying it was that sweet and pretty!
After the ceremony I had a blast with their bridal party taking photos in the vast landscape around the property. Then Sam and Tim further endeared themselves to me by (without hesitation) hopping the ELECTRIC fence to go get some stunning photos in the yellow wildflowers and around the lake. Talk about an adventurous pair! The jury is still out on if the fence was currently electrified or not, but we managed (somehow!) as if it were. (Side note: I’ve totally been pinned to an electric fence before by a jerk horse and it is NOT fun…so I’m glad all went well for us here!)
The reception was a blast. Everyone got in on the dancing, the s’mores, and the photo booth before lining up for the grand sparkler exit. I was surprised the event was issued a fire permit, given the prevalence of wildfires this summer, but the staff at Flying Horse followed protocol with the permits and gathered everyone in an area of concrete and rocks so that there wasn’t any danger. Thank goodness because it was certainly beautiful (and fun!) to shoot as they ran through! Check out the photos below and leave them some love in the comments.