An emotional estes park wedding
Lindsey contacted me close to two years before her wedding asking me to photograph her day in Estes Park. All she said was, I love your work, we are not from Colorado and it’s a big deal to me that we’re having our wedding here and I want it to be perfect. After talking with Lindsey some more, I found out that Lindsay had lost her mom and was really struggling with the whole new world she was living in. Lindsey went on to tell me that the reason they chose YMCA Rockies in Estes Park was because that’s where her parents were married. So having a wedding here in light of the struggles she was having with losing her mom was very important to her. For those of you who don’t know, my mom, not only helped me open tyler.paige eight years ago but also comes to weddings as my second photographer. It’s one of those things I absolutely love, I get to spend extra time with her, we have to problem solve together and it’s something just between us. Last December, my mom was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and we went through quite a few months of surgery, countless doctors appointments, chemo therapy, the list goes on and on. All of my clients for this year knew it may be someone else helping me, because I was unsure if my mom was going to feel well enough to help and work the long wedding days. Everyone was gracious and understood the situation. The Shiber‘s wedding was one of the first weddings my mom was able to shoot with me this year after finishing her first round of chemo. Being able to photograph Lindsey‘s wedding who was still so connected to her mom, even bringing along her ashes to the site was something that I tried very hard to make perfect. My mom being able to be there to help me bring Lindsey‘s vision to life was something that I didn’t know was going to be possible earlier this year, and made us being able to help Lindsey celebrate not only her new marriage but also her mom that much more special. Lindsey‘s brother walked her down the aisle as she has also lost her father, there was a special chair up front for her mom‘s ashes to sit, a deer showed up in the middle of the ceremony and walked right down to the guests which is a sign if I have ever seen one, it rained the whole wedding and more tears of joy were shed at this wedding than any wedding I have ever attended, and at the end Lindsey spread some of her mom‘s ashes and started a new chapter as a Shiber.