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Before he says “I do”.

A tale of middle school love and a happy ending.

This couple met in middle school. He told me ‘I used to sneak over to her house at night and throw rocks at her window.

She’d jump out of her window and we’d run off.

It had been snowing, we left footprints in the snow,

but we never got in trouble because her parents knew it was me’.

What to do if your left standing alone at your own wedding

Ceremony, hugs and kisses are over.

The bride is left alone.

We glanced at each other and she burst into tears.

I ran to hug her,

but first I had to snap the picture.

… then I hugged her.

(I love these moments.)

Cue the music…

Literally, one of the coolest first dances I’ve shot …

(I think the -6 degree weather really added to the intimacy of this outdoor wedding).

 While their good friend strummed his guitar

this couple had their first dance outside on the Pearl St. mall 

under the stars, the streetlights and the January night sky.  

Wedding make up gone wrong!

Wedding Make-up gone wrong….

How do you want to look on your wedding day?

  • Do you want to look like yourself or some version of that?
  • My advice: Enhance the person you show your partner and the rest of the world everyday, don’t cover her up.
  • Think about investing in a really good make up artist who will enhance your natural beauty.
  • Make sure you do a trial run before your wedding so you don’t find a stranger staring back at you in the mirror on your special day.

You are beautiful just the way you are.

I have three tips for you:

Don’t put on too much black eye liner and mascara.

While it looks beautiful to see you in person like that,

in photographs it makes your eyes look really small.

Let your beautiful natural eyes shine!

If you are going to wear a foundation, make sure it is natural and matches your skin tone.

I can’t tell you how many orange, “Oompa Loompa” faces I’ve photographed, so not good.

And it’s not you.

BE YOU.

That’s who your partner loves.

Spray tans. Again the Oompa Loompa thing.

Keep you real!

Send your questions and comments to: ‘Ask Beth’ beth-photo@comcast.net  or 303 748 6805

Jeni and Ethan

It was a magical night for Jeni and Ethan, a New Year’s eve elopement. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my New Year’s eve than with them. They are an amazing couple who have such a great connection and are such sweet people. 

I feel so lucky to have this job that let’s me be among people like these.

Their families were also amazing. I think the most magical part, for me, was their first dance, under the street light, on the pearl street mall, while their wonderful friend Chris played a magical song. I wish you two the very best, and I don’t think I will ever forget this very cold, wonderful New Year’s eve.

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