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Amber + Luke :: Day After/Trash The Dress {Colorado}

A “day after” trash the dress is always a challenge for the bride and groom even though I am always VERY excited about it. The sun didn’t come up until 7am but Amber and Luke wanted to go out to the area that their love first began so they barely got any sleep and still got up and looked gorgeous for the early morning shoot. A “trash the dress” or newlywed photo shoot is a great way to get even more beautiful pictures of you and your new spouse when you can relax a little more and don’t have the pressure of the wedding day events on your mind. Plus you don’t have to worry about keeping your dress spotless anymore.

We stopped at a couple beautiful spots on the side of the highway while the sun was still low and the light was perfect and ended in the snow at Estes Park near the sight of their first romance. After it was all over Amber and Luke took Mikey and I to a little breakfast place at the foot of the mountains where we got to share laughs and get to know each other better. I truly love my clients!!! Amber and Luke it has been so great getting to know you. I trust that you are having a great time in Hawaii! — jealous!!

How beautiful is this light? Mikey got this first one and I love it.

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M took this one as well and it’s definitely one of my favs.

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I absolutely LOVE the chemistry these two have. Luke was constantly making Amber laugh.

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M captured Amber’s expression beautifully here:

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What a good looking pair:

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Once we got to Estes Park, there was tons of snow everywhere. It was so cold but SO worth it for the photos we got.

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M shot this beauty: (has anyone noticed how many of his shots I am using? I should probably be worried- but I’m actually just super proud of him!)

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I just love Amber’s red coat she brought. It was the perfect touch!

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I suggested a snowball fight but I think Luke was cheating and grabbed armloads of snow instead of a ball of snow.

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Tackle!!!!

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They are true sports for laying in the snow long enough to get pictures like this one.

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One more that Michael shot:

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… the end to a perfect shoot and the beginning of a perfect life together.

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  • LOVE THEM!!! What a change of scenery for us here in LA… snow & creamy light :)

  • Kimber Smith

    THESE ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
    seriously I woudln’t be able to tell Michael’s shots from yours if you hadn’t said…evidence you are a wonderful teacher {and he a great student :)}

    these are by far on the list of my favs!! the red and the snow :)

  • Laura

    I love the playing in the snow and the laying in the snow – very unique! And as usual, very beautiful and fun at the same time.

  • Jennifer Culicchia

    i’m tearing up with the tackle & them laying in the snow! gorgeous!

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