ABOUT THE SHOOT: Anyone who follows me or my work knows I am a HUGE fan of Colorado. Like I would move there in .2 seconds if I didn’t have rather stable ties here like an amazing job and clients, the sweetest boyfriend, sweet tea, etc. I love the people, the beautiful backdrop the Rockies provide, the wild animals that call the lovely state home, the active lifestyle and the perfect little mountain towns nestled off of highway 70. Everything about it is just perfect! This past February, I was blessed with the opportunity to go visit and while I was there I just knew I had to shoot some personal projects that have been on my mind lately. During the “off season” us photographers have the opportunity to play. To come up with pretty ideas and then just make it happen. Pure creativity at it’s finest. So create I did and this is what I came up with.. a styled elopement on top of Copper Mountain in Summit County, Colorado. With the help of some fabulous vendors Beet and Yarrow, Copper Mountain, and Wood Chick Studios we were able to pull together some beautiful images. Enjoy reading Kirsten and Nick’s story and seeing the love they have for one another!
ABOUT THE COUPLE: I was introduced to Nick and Kirsten through some of our mutual friends who live in Colorado and I have loved getting to know them and seeing how incredibly sweet their love is. Nick is crazy fun and kind of the life the party and Kirsten is so cool, laid back and easy going! They are the perfect combination! Their story is so cool, they are high school sweethearts and started dating when Kirsten was just 16 years old. They were wed in 2009 on the beach in Florida and are celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary in Paris, France. Let me know if you need a photographer for that! ;) The two live an active lifestyle in Colorado and are on the slopes snowboarding every chance they get which made them perfect for this chilly cold weather shoot because they’re totally used to it! Here’s a sneak peek of the love they share:
My favorite thing about these two is how they’re genuinely BEST FRIENDS and simply enjoy spending time with one another.
When I asked Nick what he thought about Kirsten his response was this, “She is the most beautiful women in the world and the most kind and caring person I know. I don’t know what I would do with out her.”
Meanwhile Kirsten said that Nick is just, ” Simply the best. He is the most selfless person I have ever known and he would do anything for our families.” Also he’s a romantic, ” I always have fresh flowers in the house, all from him and for no reason at all and everyday before he leaves for work he kisses my lips, nose, and forehead.” SWOON.
One of my favorite frames from the shoot!
Kirsten, work it girl! Oww-oww!
L.L. Bean, because in Colorado it is a MUST!
She kind of reminds me of a Disney princess in this one.
Kirsten & Nick, thank you both so very much for putting your love on display for the world to see! What the two of you share is such a beautiful thing and it was truly an honor to capture your love story. I am so blessed to call you two friends! See you soon :)
Photography: Simply Sarah Photography, Dress: Vera Wang, Fur Stole: Vintage, His & Her Boots: L.L. Bean, Invitations: Wood Chick Studios, Venue: Copper Mountain Colorado, Florals: Beet and Yarrow Models: Kirsten & Nick Bitzer
Meet Hannah & Ross! They are one of my newest 2014 couples and are tying the knot on April 26, 2014. We met up last week and I had the opportunity to capture their engagement session! They are so sweet and kind and the love they share is so evident. Enjoy!
Hannah & Ross, thanks so much for allowing me to capture this special moment in your lives. I can’t wait for the wedding!
Introducing the new Mr. & Mrs. Morice! Loved their Chateau Elan wedding so much <3 More to come soon!
I am so excited to share that Simply Sarah’s Destin styled wedding shoot has once again been featured! You can find us in this season’s issue of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons magazine on page 31.
Here is a small snapshot:
Thanks for all your love and support and to all the amazing vendors involved in this shoot. Much love to you all <3
Credits: Photographer: Simply Sarah Photography | Masks: Artisan Maskers | Starfish Cookies: Cookies by Becky| Boxes + Welcome Note Calligraphy: Ink and Honey | Watercolor Boxes: Boxes Squared | Sea Glass + Shell Soap: Latika Soap | Sea Fans: Nature’s Bounty Supply | Kraft Tubes: Sparkle and Posy | SPF Bar:Blackberry Ranch | SFP Bottle: Bohemian Atelier | Utensils: For Such a Time Designs | Rope Knots:Karen’s Wedding Shop | Florals: Supposey Florals | Hair + Makeup: Brooke Miller | Dessert: Cupcake Emporium | Invitation Suite + Placecards: Lauren Chism Fine Papers | Dress Designer: Badgley Mischka| Bridal Accessories: Madison Lane Bridal | Event Design: Elisa Event Design | Models: Ana & Brayden Weekley
I am breaking out of my mundane Thursday morning routine of checking emails, zumba, and yoga and am headed off to my favorite place: THE ROCKIES! Anyone who has spent 5 seconds on any or all of my social media or website knows I have a serious soft spot for that beautiful state! Best of all two of my very best friends are meeting up with me there and there is no telling what kinda stories we will come away with ;) I will return to the office on March 3rd. If you need to reach me you can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also keep up with my adventures on my Instagram & Twitter accounts. :)
See you in a few weeks!
Happy Valentine’s to all my lovely fans. Whether you have a special someone or are happily single, today is a day to celebrate those who you love <3 After all isn’t that what makes the world go ‘round?
Love this sweet image of me and William taken by my dear friend and talented film photog Buffy Dekmar.
Happy Valentine’s, y’all!