RICHARD + STACY - MAROON BELLS WEDDING
Maroon Bells Wilderness, Aspen, Colorado
Aspen Wedding Photographer
There are some people who I am just drawn to. It is hard to explain, but I know that Stacy and Richard and I could just sit down and talk and eat good food for hours. Mostly because we have this thing in common... this thing called travel. I'm not talking about just your regular run of the mill travel. I'm talking about how Stacy has spent most of her adult life abroad. I'm talking about Richard's roots in the Dominican and Puerto Rico. I'm talking about how Stacy almost missed her flight home from Taiwan to get her hair piece. I'm talking about their love for dance and culture. I'm talking about the beautiful, long and thoughtful video compiled of little videos from all of their friends and family around the world. We were joking the week of the wedding *because everything was complicated due to wildfires and covid* that we were all just going with the flow and rolling with the circumstances we were given so fluidly because we are all travelers. We all understand that things don't always go your way. Thankfully, everything DID go our way and I was able to be a part of their beautiful wedding day, Independence Pass opened just before they needed to drive to Aspen and the Covid restrictions weren't too bad because they had a beautiful, warm summer night to have an intimate dinner with their family outdoors.
I don't feel like I need to talk too much about Richard and Stacy as a couple because I feel like you can feel it in these photos. I apologize if I am wrong... I may just feel it because I've witnessed it in person, but I truly believe that you all can be witness in these photos as well. They truly are tender and loving hearts that care for each other and the ones around them in such a wonderful way.
Their hearts shine in all of these crazy circumstances and I feel like you really can see all of this in every photo. Their love is not an in your face kind of love.... but it is at the same time. It's not obnoxious, just obvious. It's a much more private affection for each other, that isn't loud but strong and true. I have followed Stacy's travels over the years and I am thankful that out of all of the places on the planet that they could've chosen that they chose Colorado and that they chose me to capture it for them. Richard and Stacy, thank you again for including me on such a momentous day. I feel so privileged to be one of the few in attendance and to be your creative choice for the day!
The cutest first look ever.
The smoke from the nearby fires blew into the valley and Stacy got a bit lightheaded and needed a second. They turned out to be some of my favorite photos from the day. Richard just showed how much he loves Stacy. And it melts anyone with a heart.
While we were getting a few pictures of Richard, poor Stacy got stung by a bee! :(
Due to the current local restrictions, the original ceremony site of Maroon Bells Amphitheatre was not large enough to accommodate their party with social distancing. Thankfully just down the road at the base of the canyon sits T-Lazy-7 Ranch. Which has a large and beautiful property that can accomodate a spaced ceremony and an outdoor/spaced intimate reception.
For their vows, Richard and Stacy stepped back beyond their arch so that they could privately say their vows to each other. It was a very beautiful, private moment.
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