Shannon + Shani | Married | Garden of the Gods

Shannon and Shani are a laid back, charming and kind couple from Texas.  They knew each other in high school and were reunited a few years ago and their happily ever after journey as a couple began.  I was thrilled when a former photo client/friend referred me to her brother for this photo opportunity.  Shannon and Shani had planned an intimate, small, destination wedding here in Colorado at the gorgeous National Natural Landmark park site Garden of the Gods, in Colorado Springs.  We had a lovely casual photo shoot, my first solo wedding session as lead photographer, just before they said their vows and I-do's under a red rock pavilion with a few of their family and friends there to witness and their good friend officiating.  A fun experience and appreciated low-stress short & sweet photo opportunity for me.  With a bit of a rustic vibe, framed by the backdrop of nature & sandstone rock formations, I captured some special photos to highlight this Texas duo's happiest day!  Wishing Shannon and Shani a blissful future as husband and wife!  Cheers!

you belong among the wildflowers
you belong somewhere you feel free
— Tom Petty