2020 was a rather strange year to be a wedding photographer (not to mention a human). Never in my life would I have been able to imagine a time when weddings would be controversial.
Most of our weddings were postponed to 2021, some were downsized greatly, but a few proceeded as planned. It was stressful losing such a chunk of our income for the year, it was even mores stressful attending weddings and considering the possibility of contracting the virus at one and taking it with me to the next. With that, I decided not to post any photos from 2020. It just didn’t feel like the time or the place to be promoting weddings.
Now, nearly two years later, I look back with a full heart on the celebrations that were altered greatly in an effort to protect everyone but also let love prevail. If anything, it was a time when us introverts could fully embrace the idea of a micro or mini wedding without apology. I think that’s exactly what Susan & Jason did. Two people that love each other deeply, were eager to wed, but didn’t necessarily want to be the center of attention or make too huge a deal out of it.
Their wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, with 10 of their closest friends & family, was such a wonderful, joyful day amidst otherwise uncertain times. Being reminded that love is what heals, love is what carries us through times like these was exactly what I needed in that moment. It was such an honor to be chosen to preserve this moment in time for this beautiful couple.
Michele photographed our small, pandemic-era wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch and did such a wonderful job capturing the day in a timeless, intimate style. Although there are so many fantastic photographers to choose from in Colorado, when we met Michele, she immediately distinguished herself from the crowd with her genuine, down-to-earth personality and incredible portfolio that captured real, candid moments so beautifully. My husband and I are not the most comfortable in front of the camera, but Michele made us feel at ease whether gently helping us pose for portraits or snapping beautiful candids as she blended seamlessly into the background. When we saw the final product, what immediately stood out was the unique way in which the photos felt so personal, as if she was able to really capture our personalities and all those tiny moments that are sometimes lost in the midst of the faux naturalism and styled shoots that can dominate Instagram. Her photos are timeless heirlooms that we will treasure forever. -Susan