One of the best parts of being a Colorado wedding photographer is discovering all the beautiful locations this state has to offer! This was my second Chief Hosa Lodge wedding, and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite “hidden” venues. Owned and managed by the Denver parks department, it’s a beautiful stone building with fantastic mountain views. I met Laura and Adam there shortly before the ceremony and was immediately enveloped in an ocean of pink tulle. All the ladies looked absolutely fantastic!
I love when a groom sees his bride for the first time, but an often overlooked moment is the one right before. There is something so absolutely touching about watching a father walk his daughter down the aisle. My son is still a baby, so I can’t even imagine how it feels to suddenly realize your child is all grown up and going out into the world without you. I imagine it’s a lot of pride and just a touch of sadness.
Laura and Adam had a beautiful ceremony that incorporated a lot of elements of their faith.
Afterward, we enjoyed a few quick snacks and then had plenty of time to take pictures around the lodge. It’s such a unique, private location! It’s hard to believe it’s only about a 20 minute drive from Denver.
The stone building, arches, and surrounding forest all give a ton of options for pictures. And it was nice to have a few quiet moments with Laura and Adam before the dancing and festivities got underway!
We finished up the evening with a few dances. Laura and Adam entered and immediately went into their first dance.
Then, another favorite of mine. Maybe I’m getting soft around the edges, but I love the father/daughter and mother/son dances. I love these tender moments together and the emotions they bring out in everyone. Including me 🙂
Mazel Tov, Laura and Adam! Thank you for letting me share this day with you. I wish you many years of happiness together!