John Gibson Photography

Fine Art Wedding Albums – Beauty in Print

Colorado Springs Wedding Photographers

Digital images provide clients with the wonderful benefit of being able to store photos digitally and back them up in multiple locations. Unfortunately digital formats will change over time with the USB drives of today becoming the floppy disks of tomorrow. We will have to convert and adapt to new technology while digital media will always require some sort of device with which to display it. However, the printed page will never go out of style and will never require a gadget in order to view it.

Gathering around our beautifully bound fine art wedding albums with family and friends is far more intimate than viewing your photos on a computer screen. Books have been around for millennia and there’s something about the way a book excites the senses. You will experience your wedding memories in vivid color and striking black and white perfectly every time without depending on electronics. Imagine sharing that same book with your children and grandchildren decades later!

Our fine art wedding albums are hand-crafted to display your wedding photos and enhance memories of your big day. The designs are created just for you and we make the process far easier than printing on your own. You approve everything before your album goes to print and we make sure it is absolutely perfect before delivery. The archival quality and beauty of a professional wedding album is simply beyond words. You’ve poured your heart and soul into your wedding day, so why not showcase your photos and memories in the best way possible.

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Maria & Jake’s Colorado Springs Wedding

Colorado Springs Wedding Photographers

Two wonderful people coming together as one. Big families and many close friends joining in for the ride bringing tremendous energy. A Priest and longtime family friend traveling all the way from London to preside. The largest family portrait we’ve ever taken. The largest conga line we’ve ever photographed. These are but a few of the storylines brought to life at Maria & Jake’s Colorado Springs wedding.

The Nuptial Mass was held at beautiful Corpus Christi Catholic Church on a very warm day in July. After the ceremony we snuck away with the wedding party to Colorado College and Rock Ledge Ranch for some awesomely fun portraits. Next the limo dropped us safely at Beckett Event Center. Little did we know the fun had only just begun.

The crowd was big and came to party and dance! There were smiles on every single face. There was ice cream. There was a huge impromptu conga line. There were more ladies participating in the bouquet toss than the entire headcount of some weddings. Then there was the best mother and groom dance ever. The party continued after Maria & Jake made their exit. And every bit of it was a blast.

Congratulations, Maria & Jake, and thanks so much for making us part of your big day!

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We enjoyed working with the following professionals:

Ceremony – Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Reception – Beckett Event Center
DJ – Trevor K

Old Colorado City Engagement – Annemarie & Justin

Colorado Springs Wedding Photographers

It’s been raining here in Colorado. A lot. Like a whole lot. When it came time for Annemarie & Justin’s Old Colorado City engagement session perfect weather was delivered right on cue. We couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to work with this awesome and dynamic couple. This was one of those engagement sessions where we knew, without looking at the back of the camera, that the photos were going to jump off the page.

With varied locations including Old Colorado City, The Mining Exchange Hotel, and a secluded area overlooking Garden of the Gods, the variety fit these two perfectly. We’re thrilled that we only have to wait until October to photograph the wedding! By the way, the smiles of pure joy on the faces of Annemarie and Justin are so contagious that you must scroll down with caution. You’ve been warned!

Old Colorado City Engagement
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Wow, this year seemed to fly by. Graduation ceremonies and parties are are in full swing for the Class of 2015, while the Class of 2016 is waiting in the wings. We’re excited to conclude our senior portraits features for the Class of 2015 with our very own senior, Caitlin. Caitlin has been a dancer since the age of 7. This year she focused on ballet and pointe at the wonderful Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance in Colorado Springs. The studio provided the backdrop for some of Caitlin’s photos. Family vacations to Oregon and Florida provided even more amazing locations. We love you, Caitlin, and so excited for your college years and bright future! Congratulations on an amazing senior year:)

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Colorado Wedding Photography – Year in Review 2014

Colorado Springs Wedding Photographers

We’re a little late posting our Colorado wedding photography year in review for 2014 so please forgive the tardiness. Last year was a great leap forward for our business and we were fortunate to cover so many great love stories. Rather than choose “best of” selection of photographs from previous blog posts, we decided to start from scratch and pull from the archives. It was a ton of fun looking back and reliving these moments. It was even more fun putting together a blog post of brand new frames. In a departure from our typical blogging style we’re including a little back story for each image. So grab the popcorn and join us in looking back at 2014!

By the way, please vote for your favorite by clicking the heart in the upper left corner of each photo!

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The clouds and wind kicked up at the end of Abbey & Chris’s engagement session. The outdoor fire pit at Cheyenne Mountain Resort came to the rescue was to warm things up. The flames also provided an awesome foreground for this photo.

 

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This is a “paparazzi” shot of Jessica & Peter through the trees at Bear Creek Park. One of the (many) things we love about Colorado is the fact that photo sessions are great any time of year.

 

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Reflection shots are always cool. Because they are. Jenny & Matt lit up Old Colorado City on a chilly day.

 

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The second kiss is often better than the first kiss, especially with an amazing background and guests looking on and smiling. We love this shot of Abbey & Chris at Spruce Mountain Ranch.

 

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A photo with personality is often better and more meaningful than a perfectly posed shot. Alyssum & Cullen sticking their tongues out at one another in this photo certainly qualifies.

 

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Many of our weddings are outside, but Shove Chapel is awesome and we gladly welcomed a change of pace. This backlit shot of Jill & Gary really works in monochrome.

 

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This is the only photo in the post without a bride, and Jill & Blake’s little boy and ring bearer is the only worthy replacement. All together now: “aaaawwww!”

 

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Here’s a behind the scenes shot that tells a story. The wonderful staff at Cheyenne Mountain Resort gave Alyssum & Cullen a ride to the other side of the lake in a golf cart to help fulfill our vision for a shot.

 

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An action shot complete with cake flying through air made the blog post for Juli & Jeremy’s Crooked Willow Farms wedding. They kissed and made up with cake on their faces in the aftermath. Fun stuff!

 

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Our time with Mikia & Dustin was short, but we found time to swing by Ute Valley Park to grab some shots of just the two of them before their reception.

 

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This is a shot from our second session with Lisa & Andy, a session that was dependent on mother nature and an open schedule. Snow + Garden of the Gods + a great couple = fantastic photos.

 

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Sometimes it’s a joke and sometimes it’s the keen telepathic powers that couples in love develop. Whatever it is we don’t care, as long as our timing is perfect to nail the shot. Take Stacy & Evan, for example.

 

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A flower girl, a bride, and a minister walked into The Broadmoor, and we captured this moment just before Lisa & Steven’s ceremony. Words aren’t necessary.

 

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Proposals are challenging to photograph, especially when you’ve never met the groom. Thank goodness for technology. Of course she said YES!

 

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Laurie & David’s Cheyenne Mountain Resort wedding was all about family and togetherness. They involved everyone in the celebration, and the Hora highlighted the fun and excitement of their special day.

 

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Incorporating meaningful locations for engagement sessions works wonders. We visited a number of such places with Natalie & Steven, creating new memories rather than roll out a forgettable look-at-the-camera-and-smile routine.

 

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As Evan & Stacy’s reception began to wind down we carved out time for a few more photos of just the two of them. The Club at Flying Horse offered so many choices we could have carried on for hours.