Rebecca Ames Photography | Chapel Hill Wedding Photographer

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The Vespa Family

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Random tidbit. Miss Jennifer here, she started my career. She was the very first person to ask me to take her pictures. She was pregnant with her youngest and we went out to Lee Martinez Park, in Fort Collins and I took pictures of her daughter and her peanut. I didn't really know what I was doing. I had no idea how to pose people. I was totally intimidated. Luckily, she wasn't paying me so I didn't have to worry too much about screwing up. It was after that, when I started shooting weddings. Much after. But here we are. Jen is still a very dear friend. And I'm still taking her family pictures. How wonderful is that? Very!

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Mr. & Mrs. Schroeder | Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies. Granby, CO

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Jenna and Mike. I can't say enough good things about them. They are funny, sweet, likeable in every way. I love the way they look at each other. You can see the comfort yet they still look like giddy kids still all goo-goo over each other. I even love their family and friends. What a perfect wedding for a perfect couple. I am so honored that I got to be a part of this special day. I am so happy for the fabulous Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder.

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Vendors:

Hair: Brian Marquess

Hair & Make-up: Kara Wesselman

Flowers: Margaret's Garden Tabernash Colorado

Rentals: Dave at All Pro Rents

Drinks: Bottle Pass Liquors. Fraser, CO.

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Stinson Family | Fort Lupton, CO

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When Sondra emailed me, before I left for Colorado, I was so excited. I love working with other photographers. I expected her to have all sorts of great ideas, and Sondra did not disappoint. She had even made a list. I doubt I got them all  (there were alot) but, what I did capture was a young family deeply in love. It was great to meet all of you and I hope you love your images as much as I do.

You can see Sondra's fantastic portfolio here, www.lifeinfocus-photography.com.You can see the rest of the images and order prints here.

Jenna loves Mike: The Rehearsal Dinner | Snow Mountain Ranch, Winter Park, CO

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I left Durham, NC just a day before Hurricane Irene was scheduled to take the coast. I was apprehensive to go. I wasn't too into the idea of leaving my sweet family behind, not knowing what was coming since we were expected to be in her path. I was flying from Raleigh to Atlanta, when the pilot said, "If you'll look to your left, you will see Hurricane Irene". The plane shifted when everyone jumped out of their seats. It was by far the most amazing thing I had ever seen.I called Home Saturday morning to hear of the disappointment of getting no more than a sprinkle and a slight breeze. I was able to relax and just enjoy shooting Jenna and Mike's rehearsal dinner.It's not often that a bride and groom make me feel so welcome. Everybody welcomed me with open arms. It was fabulous. Then I saw how much everybody seemed to love everyone. The father of the groom, speaking to his son and new daughter didn't leave a dry eye in the room. I choked up. Then came the party and after party party and I was sure that Mike and Jenna were trying to make sure that I had the best time ever at a wedding. I love these two. They are the sweetest, most wonderful couple.

Also, the best speech from the father of the groom. It got me all teary eyed. Thank you Herb, for sending me this...

"I want to thank everyone for coming today; I know many of you have traveled a very long distance to be here with us. We really appreciate having you all here today. Several of you have been helping with setup and I want to express our appreciation for all you’ve done to help us with this wedding. Dave and Judy – I want to thank you for all the time and resources you are putting into this wedding to make it the wonderful celebration that it is. And more than anything, we want to thank you for bringing Jenna into the world. Jenna, when Amber & I first met you we were so impressed with how warm and comfortable you seemed around us, and how welcome you made us feel. When we’re around you it’s hard to believe that we’ve known you for such a short time. You are kind hearted and you truly have a gift. We welcome you into our family, and we look forward to many good times ahead. Michael, you’ve truly been a blessing in our lives from the day you came to us. You make us proud in so many ways I won’t even try to list them. We’re just so happy for you that you found this wonderful young lady to love and share the rest of your life with. To us you are one of life’s biggest rewards. The both of you have connected our two families. This last week we have been doing what families do. We’ve been making memories; memories that will make us laugh for years to come. I think you two have the formula for a successful marriage. You’re both very bright people with common interests and goals, you support each other, you challenge each other to excel, and treat each other with respect. You have one more very important ingredient. I think BOTH of you have really awesome in-laws! And what more could a young couple ask for? We all live well over a thousand miles away! And so, Michael and Jenna, my toast to you: May you both live long, happy, healthy, and prosperous lives together, and may you continue to grow closer each day. We love you both! Congratulations!"

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Watch This! It'll give you a chuckle. These boys felt as though they weren't quite dressed their best.

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The Trawick Family | Horsetooth Reservoir

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The Trawick's are another one of my favorite families in the whole world. When they moved to Fort Collins from Philadelphia, Tiffany and I were instantly friends. We quickly became best friends and we're mostly inseparable. We still talk everyday. She knows everything about me, and it was painful to leave her and not drag her with me to Durham. She has stuck with me through crazy drama, joy, and I got to be there with her through all of it too. So, here's to my favorite family. I love you all. location: Horsetooth Reservoir, Fort Collins, CO.

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Chris & Kara | Married at the USAFA

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When I met with Kara to discuss her wedding and she told me all the details, I about jumped up and down. An Air Force wedding, with the tunnel, and the dress blues and, Oh My God!, please let me shoot your wedding- is what I think I may have shouted from the back of the coffee shop. I was just envisioning picture perfect venue with the sweetest, prettiest couple. Just so you know, I was right. It was the most picture perfect wedding with the sweetest prettiest couple. I think I just wandered around in awe when I got to see the inside of the US Air Force Base Chapel. Went to photographer's heaven.Chris and Kara, Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of one of the most important days in your life. I am honored and thrilled that you entrusted me. I had a great time. Location: US Air Force Base, Colorado Springs Colorado

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Ryan doesn't want the milk for free....

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I can't think of a more romantic way to propose to a girl. Ryan told her, 'I don't want to keep getting the milk for free. It's time to buy the cow". Well, it worked on Kayla. She started flapping her arms and said yes! These two are perfect for each other in every way, so they get my blessing, not because he's uber romantic but because of the way he makes her laugh and because of the way he looks at her. It makes me melt. I love it. They get my blessing... (Did I mention, all my couples are still married. Oh yeah, 0% divorce rate)

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and then I sat on a cactus and our shoot ended a bit early. I went home and the rest of the story includes my hubby and a pair of tweezers. I'll leave the details out. It hurt.

Location: My FAVORITE alley in Old Town, Fort Collins, CO. behind La Luz which makes some really kick ass fish tacos

Dixon Reservoir, Fort Collins, CO.

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Marsh-Park Family

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This is one of my favorite families in the whole world. Skye and I met because our daughter's were in the same first grade class and now I consider her one of my best friends. I love the entire family, actually, and how often can anyone say that? Her kids are even my kids besties. Working on their pictures brought me through moments of just missing all of them, to laughing out loud because they are just so funny. It was so hard to delete photos, just cause I miss these people. So, you can see the rest of the images and order prints here.

Location: Horsetooth Resevoir, at the end of a treacherous hike. Fort Collins, CO.

The Guardado Family

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The Guardado started out as just neighbors, but we quickly became friends. They are super fun outdoorsy people who are just up for anything and they made this the most entertaining and most real of lifestyle shoots. Location: City Park in Fort Collins, CO To see the rest of the images or order prints, click here.