Engagement

Lauri + Lazlo Engagement

“Everything I’ve never done, I want to do with you”

Their love is so real and unjudging. They love inspite of their differences.IMG_4485

Meet Lauri and Lazlo! These two are the essence of love. I had such a blast at their engagement session,  on Wednesday, at The Denver Botanical Gardens. 

IMG_4463

We all drove up together, parked about 5-6 blocks away and noticed a sign that said garden closed for event. We thought well let’s just go check and see what’s going on and if we can go in for even just a little bit. We walked up to the entrance and saw there was a concert…uggg. I made light of it and said there were tons of flowers and spots around that would still be gorgeous. So we sat outside the entrance and I took a few pictures in front of some bright colored flowers. As we started to make our way back to the car I heard someone asking people if they needed tickets for the concert, who was Bruce Jornsby and The Noisemakers. We were going to have to pay to get into the Garden anyway so what’s the harm in seeing how much the tickets cost. So I suggested to Lazlo that we just ask how much they are selling them for. The guy informed us that he would let them go for $67 a piece…umm sorry too rich for our blood but thanks for the offer. He then proceeded and asked how much we would be willing to pay. Lazlo, being the bartering beast he is, said no more than $20 since we were not actually there for the concert, and we were only planning on paying $12.50 for an entrance fee. The guy paused and then decided he could do that. We didn’t argue! We paid him and took the tickets to the front…skeptical at first, since I’ve never bought tickets for something outside of the event, my heart was pounding, and you could see that Lauri was a little worried also. They scanned our tickets and told us to enjoy the show!! Crisis averted!! Yay!! So all that to say we made it in and wow was it worth it. 

IMG_4416

The chemistry between Lauri and Lazlo is amazing. They settled super fast in front of my camera and made my job super easy. 

IMG_4494

I would place them in a spot and tell them to talk about something or give them a small cue and then it would turn into something else, which is where the real magic began. 

IMG_4386 

Lazlos’ sense of humor is different but I laughed so much at this shoot. His one liners got me the most…we were by grape vines and he looked at me and went “Grape expectations” and for some reason I bursted into laughter. He was so much fun and as Lauri giggled you could tell she had become used to his sense of humor. 

They really are so cute, and they compliment each other so well. The emotions in the pictures are just the start of how they feel about each other. As you can see, the emotions range from serious and intense to easy going and goofy, from mellow to passionate and everything in between! 

I asked them to dance a few different times since Lauri is a dancer, and it always seems to loosen people up. You can tell that this made for some pretty amazing pictures!

I just can not get enough of them! IMG_4448

Even though we weren’t anticipating music in the background, Bruce Hornsby and The Noismakers made for great ambiance, with the gorgeous flowers and plants everywhere. The weather could not have been more perfect either! All around it was an amazing evening and I could not be anymore blessed to have gotten a chance to take these pictures of such a special couple.

IMG_4191IMG_4226IMG_4273IMG_4285IMG_4293

 

Mans for your enjoying pleasure a little more light hearted and more about some fun 😉

 

Thank you all so much for taking the time to embrace the gorgeous scenery and the captivating love of this couple! Hope to see you back soon!

 

Love,

MPennPhoto_Logo

Engagement, Family, Wedding

Emily + Matt July 4th, 2018

“Love, Laughter and Happily Ever After”

What better day to have a wedding than July 4th? Matt and Emily are two of the most genuine people you will ever meet. They both are very transparent and very loving to everyone around them. Even during her wedding, one of the most stressful days of your life, Emily was loving and was looking out for everyone around her. The mom in her came out and even though this day was about her, she made sure everyone around her was good also. The ceremony was held at the Garden of the Gods Resort…talk about gorgeous. This resort is a top destination wedding venue and the pictures don’t do it justice. The scenery is breathtaking…which is why so many people have their weddings there. What is better than beautiful scenery? A beautiful bride to accompany it.  Emily was nothing short of breath-taking. Her dress was made by her mom, Debbie, and was stunning. The detail that went into it was amazing. If you didn’t know, you would have thought the dress was bought at a boutique and that they had paid some hefty money for it. A lot of the details at the wedding; the flower headpieces, the basket, the pillow holding the rings, the dresses, etc… all had some special meaning or were put together by Emily, Debbie and Elizabeth, Emily’s Sister.

Keilahna, The Maid of honor, is Emily’s youngest and is 13 years old. I had met her once before but when I saw her at the resort she looked a little tried…come to find out in all the hustle and bustle she hadn’t eaten yet. YIKES!!! Emily ordered a platter of food and some champagne (not for the younger girls of course) and when it came into the room, Keilahna lit up like a Christmas tree! She was so funny and full of life. You could see through all her expressions and reactions that she was so excited for this day, not only for her mom, but to have another loving father in her life. Matt is nothing short of amazing. He cares deeply for Emily and her family. When Matt caught the first glimpse of Emily, I know his world was in slow motion. His emotions overtook him and I was nervous he had stopped breathing at the site of his new bride. There is something about the way a husband looks at his bride for the first time in her dress, and it was nothing short of inspirational.

CONVERSE!!! What better way to walk down the aisle than in style and not have your heels dig into the grass?!? When I saw the Converse I knew it was going to be a great wedding. I have numerous pairs of my own and I wished I would have worn mine. They all had hints of the teal/blue and were awesome with the dresses and brought everyone’s personality to life.

griggs and Hayden wedding (5 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (9 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (49 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (74 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (69 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (76 of 457)

griggs and Hayden wedding (79 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (87 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (90 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (108 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (111 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (112 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (113 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (123 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (129 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (136 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (144 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (151 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (157 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (162 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (159 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (164 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (180 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (185 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (191 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (199 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (205 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (207 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (210 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (229 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (293 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (298 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (341 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (312 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (317 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (387 of 457)

This lovely couple, Emily’s parents, were celebrating their 36th wedding anniversary on July 4th so Matt and Emily had a special table and cake for them at their reception. The way that Dave looked at Debbie was inspirational and it was so neat to see the two of them interact after so many years of being together. Congratulations to both the happy couples!

griggs and Hayden wedding (332 of 457)griggs and Hayden wedding (328 of 457)

 

Thank you or taking the time to read about this amazing wedding and congratulations to Matt and Emily on your wedding. You two will have a beautiful life together.

Love Always,

MPennPhoto_Logo

Engagement

Sarah + Michael- Engagement

“And sometimes if you’re lucky, you’ll find out that your soulmate was disguised as your best friend the whole time”

This quote is the case for Sarah and Michael. these two beautiful people. have known each other since High School and were best friends for the longest time.

I am truly lucky to have captured these photos, in which you can truly see their happiness and love for one another. There love for life and each other is truly inspiring. Right now, Sarah is living in New Mexico finishing up school, while Michael, who serves for the US Air Force, is stationed in Italy. It was so fun to find out little details about each of them and see what love truly is for them!

This engagement shoot is now one of my favorites. We joked and laughed the majority of the time and the candid pictures definitely display the goofy way they communicate. We all should be able to laugh with the person we love, and lucky for Sarah and Michael, they do! Best of luck to both of you in your journey together. You are perfect for each other!!!

Mandy Penn Photography

Sarah + Michael Engagement (1 of 59)Sarah + Michael Engagement (12 of 59)Sarah + Michael Engagement (6 of 59)IMG_9421Sarah + Michael Engagement (22 of 59)Sarah + Michael Engagement (18 of 59)Sarah + Michael Engagement (25 of 59)Sarah + Michael Engagement (28 of 59)Sarah + Michael Engagement (34 of 59)

Sarah + Michael Engagement (33 of 59)Sarah + Michael Engagement (39 of 59)Sarah + Michael Engagement (42 of 59)Sarah + Michael Engagement (43 of 59)Sarah + Michael Engagement (46 of 59)Sarah + Michael Engagement (47 of 59)Sarah + Michael Engagement (55 of 59)Sarah + Michael Engagement (56 of 59)Sarah + Michael Engagement (59 of 59)