WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Jackie & Nick

JACKIE & NICK’S CASPER WEDDING

photography by Ardent Photography

Thanks to Ardent Photography for sharing Jackie & Nick’s beautiful wedding with us! Their beautiful wedding took place at the Casper Country Club June 24 – and we are in <3 with these beautiful pics, including of their pooch Toby!

WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Ellen & Ben

 

Venue: Vee Bar Ranch | http://veebar.com/
Band: 6 Grand | http://www.6grand.com/

Ceremony music:  Kent Swanson

Makeup:  Natalie Abdul

Cake: Sweets Cakes & Pastry
Flowers: Poppy’s

Photography: Ardent | http://www.ardentphotographyinc.com/


Ellen and Ben planned this beautiful wedding all the way from their home in San Francisco, CA! Her dress was purchased from a vintage shop in California. I love the beautiful light, scenery & most of all, the EMOTION in these gorgeous shots from Ardent Photography of Laramie… Congrats to Ellen & Ben…


























WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Meghan & Dan’s Lusk Shin Dig

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Thank you to Ardent Photography of Laramie for sharing this super fun western wedding with us! Meghan & Dan were married in a blaze of their style…and I’m totally digging it! Check out these shots – – I love Ardent’s attention to detail and emotion-capturing photography…here’s what Stephanie of Ardent has to say about their day…

Venue: Private Ranch/4-H Building – Lusk, WY

Dress: Mountain Valley Bridal – Laramie, WY

Floral: Fresh Flower Fantasy – Laramie, WY

Cake: Cakeworks – Cheyenne, WY

Photos: Ardent Photography – Laramie, WY

DJ: American Soundwave – Laramie, WY

There are traditions when it comes to weddings… While tradition definitely has its place we absolutely love clients who focus on making their day unique and special, a real reflection of who they are as a couple. We love weddings full of thoughtful little details as unique as the love that we are hired to photograph. When it comes to being unique, personal and about as untraditional as possible, Meghan and Dan have that down pat!

You might remember the awesome snowmobile engagement session we did with these two. Filled with snow, crazy jumps and bow hunting their photos were far from the normal engagement photos you can browse in our local paper. That is why we weren’t surprised when on their big day their personalities, likes and style shone right on through. We LOVE this wedding. Although Rick and I are self admittedly more of the city slicker type, seeing cowboy culture strewn throughout their decor, attire and atmosphere was an absolute pleasure to photograph. Highlights include their ‘Wyoming Whiskey’ cake, Meghan’s camo gown, the gorgeous way Ruth from Fresh Flower Fantasy incorporated antler sheds into the bouquet and of course who could forget Dan’s custom tux! Did I mention their gorgeous ceremony site which has been in their family for years? Ah I could go on and on but in this case I think it might be best to let their awesome photos do the talking.

PS: We dare you to try pulling off their ‘high five’ kiss… Now that is what you call awesome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks again to Ardent Photography of Laramie for sharing this fabulous Lusk wedding! Congrats to Meghan & Dan – may you always live proud of your style!

 

ENGAGEMENT SPOTLIGHT: Janna & Isaac

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adore this engagement spotlight from Ardent Photography in Laramie…Janna and Isaac clearly have some serious chemistry — you can practically feel it oozing from these images… I have to say that I *hope* that we get to spotlight these two’s wedding when it comes time for that…*ahem* I’ll let Stephanie of Ardent say more about these two lovebirds…

Janna and Isaac are a sweet couple, deeply in love and have a flare for the dramatic. Their first date was at a historic theater so it only made sense to capture some of that same magic in their engagement session. We chose their locations thoughtfully, making sure to pay special attention for Janna’s love of anything vintage. Their sessions were split between the Historic Atlas Theater and The Train Depot in Cheyenne, WY. What a visual treat their set turned out to be, we cannot wait for their wedding!

Thanks to Stephanie & Rick of Ardent Photography in Laramie for sharing this gorgeous engagement with us — and congratulations to Janna & Isaac on not only a new adventure in their lives together, but on finding such fabulous, palpable chemistry with each other…this is the stuff of which great loves are made…

Kati Hime, Editor

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WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Megan & Sam

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Thanks to Ardent Photography in Laramie for sending us this gorgeous, AMAZING idea-filled wedding! Megan & Sam had a beautiful September 2012 wedding day full of personal touches. Read on for more information — and there were so many awesome shots, we had a hard time narrowing it down…

Here are the stats for the wedding — this is a great way to share this kind of information:

Ceremony Site: Curt Gowdy Ampitheatre, Curt Gowdy State Park, between Cheyenne & Laramie in SE WY

Reception Site: Hilton Garden Inn, Laramie

Floral: Poppy’s, Laramie
Photography: Ardent Photography, Laramie
Hair: Studio 220, Laramie
Makeup: Cassandra Garza, Laramie

Megan and Sam’s wedding was so thoughtful, from the intricate details to the care they put into planning their day to be so unique! This couple surprised each other with gifts before the wedding. Sam bought Megan a lovely necklace which was delivered to her in a handmade wooden box. Megan HOWEVER chose to surprise Sam with a MOTORCYCLE that he had his eye on for some time. She had it hidden at Hynds Lodge where he was getting ready and wrapped the key in the box presented to him as a gift. After that we had their first look which consisted of the couple concealed until first site by bunches of balloons adorned in their wedding colors. When the time was right they released their balloons and saw each other for the first time. Megan and Sam chose to say their vows privately to one another before their ceremony. This was such an emotional, heart felt and very touching moment. This couple chose to have their guests sign vintage skis in leau of a guestbook, which was a cute idea we have not seen. This entire wedding was well thought out, planned to perfection and just really screamed Megan and Sam.

Absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you to Ardent Photography for sharing this wedding, and Megan & Sam — my hat’s off to you for one personal wedding! Congratulations, and what a beautiful way to begin your life together as Husband & Wife. Many best wishes to you!

If you’d like to see your wedding or engagement spotlight on our blog, it’s super easy — email us at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com and voila! We’ll need the blessing of your photographer, but they’ll get the kudos for the images of course!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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INSPIRATION: Mountain Effortless – Ardent Photography, Poppy’s & Snowy Mtn Lodge

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Thanks to Ardent Photography in Laramie for sending in this intimate photo shoot that details the beauties of the Snowies, as well as the Snowy Mountain Lodge. The lodge is under new ownership, and is enthusiastic about their wedding facilities that they have to offer. Be sure to check out their website to learn more about them! I also love the unique headpiece made by Poppy’s Flowers in Laramie…talk about creative! Below is a little description of the shoot from Stephanie Osborne, 1/2 of the husband/wife ownership team at Ardent Photography


Rick and I LOVE styled shoots. Although we take the photos we try to be as ‘hands off’ as we can. We like to surround ourselves with vendors who are amazing, creative and full of ideas! We give them the general theme that we are going for, then challenge them to CREATE. Come up with something different, something amazing, something spectacular… Easy right?

When we heard that Snowy Mountain Lodge up in Centennial, WY was debuting a brand new wedding facility we just had to make a trip up the mountain. Featuring a gorgeous outdoor wedding amphitheater with natural log seating and a cozy and spacious authentic mountain lodge for receptions, it was a GORGEOUS setting for this shoot. Our models, Kaitlyn and Daniel, are wearing vintage inspired attire thoughtfully picked by the ladies at Mountain Valley Bridal and wedding rings hand picked by Kati Hime, editor of Wyoming Weddings. Rachel from Poppy’s asked us if it would be ok to ‘ditch the bouquet’ and go for something completely unique. We of course said YES and were so impressed with the floral headpiece that she created for this shoot!

It turned out beautifully and we are beyond thrilled with the images from this shoot. We want to take the time to thank each and every vendor that put their heart and effort into creating such a beautiful styled shoot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks again to Ardent Photography in Laramie, Poppy’s Flowers and Snowy Mountain Lodge for this beautiful shoot!

 

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INSPIRATION: Boudoir is a Gift for Him & You

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VISIT OUR 2011 BOUDOIR EMAG — CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image by Honey Bee Photography, Laramie

In 2011, we launched our first boudoir e-mag — a place to celebrate the beauty of boudoir photography, and a gallery of Wyoming photographers who offer this service. The incredible positive response we received was exciting — and we are thrilled to be working on our next installment for 2012!

When we started this project, I was extremely nervous — what would people think? Would they think we were encouraging some kind of porn, or objectifying women? I expressed my worry to Stephanie Osborne of Ardent Photography in Laramie — and as you’ll read in her article below, her opinion is entirely otherwise. “It’s no different than swimsuits,” Stephanie said first, and then she added, “Plus, it’s done as a gift to yourself and your husband or fiance. It’s a beautiful thing.”

How right she was — and still is! Boudoir photography is an experience — a place for you to celebrate your inner sensuality and give that as a gift made just for your significant other. While the ladies in our e-mags have agreed to let us share their images, they are sharing the idea that women are beautiful, sexy and special just as they are — and we’re all so different. That’s why he fell in love with YOU — because you are special in his eyes (and he in yours!) With that in mind, I pushed forward with a clear conscience and discovered that the idea of boudoir photography as a celebration and gift of love is a universally accepted concept.

So with that said, I want to share the article that Stephanie wrote for our 2011 boudoir e-mag — and be sure to visit our last e-mag by clicking on this link…and stay tuned for our 2012 installment, including another great feature from Stephanie!

image by Ardent Photography, Laramie

THE BEAUTY OF BOUDOIR — by Stephanie Osborne of Ardent Photography, Laramie

Newly wed, I found myself, like countless other women, challenged with finding my husband the PERFECT Valentine’s Day gift. I wanted it to be fun, memorable, unique and something that would totally surprise him!

While searching for that something amazing, I remembered hearing about a new genre of photography called “boudoir.” Unfamiliar with what boudoir photography really was I jumped on the internet to do some research…

I found the definition of boudoir photography as a “set of sensual images for a woman in ‘boudoir style.’” My interest was immediately piqued by the definition alone, and I immediately started to look for photographs that embodied this mysterious new genre of photography. What I found was breathtaking; I wanted to BE one of those women in the photographs:  stunning, gorgeous, captivating. The way I saw them was exactly how I wanted my husband to see me! There was no doubt in my mind that this was the ultimate gift for my guy, so I summoned up all the courage I could and booked myself a session with a local photographer.

As soon as my session was booked and an official date set, I suddenly became very aware of exactly how long I had to ‘get in shape’ before being photographed. Long story short, the days flew by, and in no time, it was the week of my session and I had to face the fact that I was nowhere near where I wanted to be physically. The boudoir session I had been so excited for when I booked it? I was now dreading the idea. After spending a small fortune on new lingerie, I reluctantly decided to go through with the session anyway…fear, dread and all.

When my boudoir photos arrived a few weeks after the session, I felt a sense of dread come over me. Why I had not stuck to my super-unrealistic workout schedule, or, better yet, starved myself silly on another fad diet? I kept reminding myself that my husband loved me exactly the way I was, and in the photos, I would look like myself, and that was OK. Right?

The thing was, when I finally got the nerve to look at my boudoir photos, they weren’t of the ‘me’ I was expecting at all! Where were the love handles? The thunder thighs? What about that ever-present ghetto body that I learned to deal with over the years? And who was that confident, strong beauty staring back at me? As I looked through my photos, I was absolutely shocked, humbled, proud, and, most of all, intrigued. Having MY boudoir photos taken completely opened my eyes to the real me that I had been missing out on all these years, and I knew immediately that I wanted to be able to give this new gift to women everywhere!

As women, we just don’t see ourselves accurately. When we look in the mirror, we tend to focus on our faults, things we wish we could change, and areas of our body that we’re ‘working on.’ But boudoir photos don’t lie; as I learned, they often tell an entirely different story about what we’re seeing in the mirror each day! Whether you are a size four or a size fourteen, the goal of boudoir photography is to capture the essence of what makes each and every woman beautiful. Being photographed in this fun, sensual style will boost your self-esteem, build or increase your confidence as a woman, and bring you face to face with the gorgeous girl you really are.

Of course, as much as you will benefit from booking a session, the photos also make an amazing gift for that special someone in your life. That look in your eyes; the shy smile he has always loved; maybe even the sexy way you look in his favorite old t-shirt! Giving boudoir means giving a lasting memory of that special element of yours that he won’t want to ever forget. Spontaneous, bold and unique, giving your special someone an album of your boudoir images is sure to be a fantastic surprise!

Now that you know what boudoir photography is and what it can do, I bet you have all sorts of questions (I know I did!) Here are a few FAQs that we boudoir photographers get asked on a regular basis. If you do find yourself curious, needing further information, or, better yet, wanting to book a session, please feel free to contact me directly; having been on both sides of the lens for the beautiful style of photography, I’m well equipped to answer everything you’ll want to know!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What is a boudoir session? A boudoir session is your chance to capture your beauty, confidence and sensuality through photography. Sessions can be done purely as a gift for yourself but also make a great present for that special someone.

Who should do a boudoir session? Anyone and everyone should do a boudoir session at least once in their lives! Being photographed during a boudoir session is an incredible experience. It boosts your confidence, brings out your sexy side, and really captures the special beauty every woman possesses. The images from your session will be artistic, fine art shots that showcases you as you really are.

What should I expect from my session? Sessions are usually 1-2 hours long. Most photographers welcome you to bring along your own hairstylist and makeup artist if you’re not comfortable doing your hair & makeup on your own, or to choose a hairstylist and makeup artist from a list of their recommended vendors. Most boudoir sessions also include a limited number of outfit changes, but remember: the more time  you spend changing, the less time there is for taking photos. Posing is based on the look & feel you want from your photos; as a boudoir photographer, my ultimate goal is to capture you at your beautiful and most comfortable, so I keep my sessions laid back, spontaneous and fun!

Where do you shoot? Most photographers shoot in a studio or at a preferred hotel of their choosing. Some studios will even come to your home or another location of your choosing. When choosing a location, you want to be mindful of the ambiance, mood and, of course, backgrounds. All of the above contribute to a successful shoot and a stunning final product.

What should I wear? This entirely depends upon what kind of a feel you would like for your session. Whether you show up with sexy lingerie, your favorite collared shirt, or plans to be au natural, the most important thing is that you wear something in which you feel confident and beautiful. Feel free to bring in fun & flirty accessories too, like jewelry, shoes, hats & gloves, jackets, etc. If you’re going to be doing portraits in the nude, be sure to wear loose-fitting clothing to your session as well as during the day if your photos are later in the afternoon or evening; anything too restricting will often leave indentations in the skin.

Will my photos be retouched? Most photographers offer two types of retouching: basic & advanced. Basic retouching entails fixing minor blemishes, stray hairs, makeup smudges, etc. whereas advanced retouching includes all the basic retouching plus skin softening, body sculpting (within reason), and more intense acne/blemish removal. Regardless what level of retouching you choose, be sure to ask that all your photos be professionally processed to include vibrant color, rich contrast and a sharp, crisp final product.

What happens with the negatives or digital files? Client photos (the negative, files and prints) should be kept secure and handled only by your chosen studio. I recommend any prints that need to be made or products that need to be ordered be done through the same studio, as that is really the only way to make sure your privacy remains intact.

Stay tuned for more great information from Stephanie — as well as lots of beautiful boudoir images coming up in our 2012 edition!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

editor@wyolifestyle.com


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INSPIRATION: Groovy Groom Cuff Links

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Ardent Photography in Laramie brought to our attention a great groom’s gift idea — personalized cuff links! Check out these images that they shared…LOVE this idea… And now that I’ve been married 12 years, I think they’d make a great anniversary gift too…

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WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: LAURIE & JOHN

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Thanks to Ardent Photography in Laramie for this week’s spotlight! Laurie & John were married at the Train Depot in Historic Downtown Laramie…BEAUTIFUL images!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ENGAGEMENT SPOTLIGHT: Haley & Levi

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Thanks to Ardent Photography in Laramie for providing this way super COOL engagement session! Check out these images, built around this special (and oh-my-gosh-how-COOL orange!) GTO!


Here’s what Ardent has to say about Haley & Levi… Haley and Levi purchased their GTO the day they got engaged. Haley had the awesome idea to feature it in their session. Her ring is a family heirloom originally belonging to Levi’s great grandmother. They are getting married in July at a private home in Southeastern Wyoming. OH and did I mention they are super cute, uber in love and some of our FAVORITE clients!


Thanks to Ardent Photography in Laramie for this awesome spotlight! We accept engagement & wedding spotlights all the time — have one you’d like to see up on our blog? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com for more info!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Kelley & Matt’s Nagle Warren Wedding in Cheyenne

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Thanks to Ardent Photography in Laramie for providing this week’s wedding spotlight!  Kelley & Matt were married January 21, 2012 at the Nagle Warren Mansion (for the ceremony) and the Community House in Cheyenne (for the reception).

Check out these tidbits from the wedding from Ardent:  “Awesome to know: He hand made her ring, like even casted the silver after making the wax mold and everything! They had the most darling hot cocoa favors oh and did you see her vintage shoes? To die for… He had a bridesman on his side, they had a very emotional and touching ceremony. The sister of the bride created all the floral arrangements too!”


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOVE THIS!!! Thanks Ardent Photography in Laramie for sharing, and CONGRATS to Kelley & Matt — what a loving couple!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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PLANNING INSPIRATION!

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Thanks to Lindsey Taylor of Toot Sweet! Event Planning Services in Cheyenne for providing us with this bit of planning inspiration!


Image by Ardent Photography, Laramie

Congratulations! You’re Getting Married!  Now What?  Time for the planning.  Planning for your wedding can be joyous and stressful. You’re excited to get married and have a ton of ideas but there is also a to do list.  When in doubt enlist help. Your family and friends are often there to help you throughout the planning.  Here are some helpful tips to help you get a start on planning for the big day.

Tip:  Think about what you and the love of your life want for your wedding. Does this include a special place, a food, a color, a song, etc.  Write them all down. It may be a good idea to get a notebook for all of your wedding stuff so it is not everywhere.

Image by Ardent Photography, Laramie

Tip: While you are deciding on the date make a list of venues that you want the ceremony and or the reception to be held at. Prioritize them if possible. This way if your first choice is unavailable you have a backup in place.  Another consideration is to call the venues to see what their available dates are before setting the date. This idea is great for those who have their hearts set on a particular place.

Tip: To have a wedding consultant or not to have one…  This completely depends on the bride and what she needs. Consultants can help you with all or a portion of the wedding. For instance, you know exactly what you want for the ceremony but you really need help with the reception portion of it. Many Consultants and event services have A La Carte services that be created into a package that is suited for your needs.  Do not wait until the last minute if you decide you want a consultant’s help. Their cost will be higher for the rush.

Image by Sara Leeann Photography, Casper

Tip: The Dress! The search for the perfect dress begins. Do you have an idea of what you want and is it within your budget? If you are planning to shed some pounds for the day start now.  It is easier to take in a dress than it is to let it out.  Many brides when selecting their undergarments do not think of how they will..um hum…use the facilities while in the dress. The wedding day schedule is usually tight and often there is not a half an hour planned for the bride to get completely out of the dress and back into it.

Tip: Enjoy the planning and the time you get to spend with your friends and family. Make sure to take time for yourself but the love of your life too.

Thanks to Lindsey of Toot Sweet! Personal Assistant and Planning Services for the information!  Her passion is to help others lives be simpler and make your special events or Big day be memorable.  She can help you with the design of your wedding, or  just help with the little things to make it easier. Visit her online!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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