I spent the first day in 2018 by doing one of my favorite things: photographing a wedding with a couple who is as daring and up for creative ideas as I am! Allison and Cameron’s New Year’s Day wedding is one I’ll never forget — for several great reasons.
Not only are these two beautiful souls head over heels in love, but they flew me out from Colorado to capture their special day and it means the world to me! They found some photographs I had taken of a friend of theirs here in Denver, and when we first spoke, they asked me, “So, how do you feel about snow?” As I always say, I told them, “I’ll pretty much do anything for great photos!” Little did we know it would be some of the coldest weather Vermont has had in recent years, all on my very first trip to the state!
Their day was absolutely magical, despite the negative-degree weather. These two even toughed it out in the cold to finish their ceremony outside on the small bridge at the venue, because bridges are an important symbol to them. Allison and Cam first started out as friends, but eventually everything fell into place. One night they went out for a late night motorcycle ride and stopped at the Crown Point Bridge, which connects Vermont and New York over Lake Champlain. They spent hours just talking on the bridge, but didn’t kiss! Later on, they both realized they had been dying to kiss one another, and now they always kiss on bridges (or blow kisses if driving across)! It is the perfect reason to get married on a bridge — even if it was freezing outside on the day of their wedding!
After a small ceremony at the Round Barn, we took a quick drive to another bridge that was perfect for some dreamy portraits. I love working with couples who give me creative freedom and trust my judgment, so I had a lot of fun also playing with a few double exposures for the first time!
A few hours later, they held a small dinner reception with their closest friends and family at this adorable restaurant, Kismet, in Montpelier, Vermont.
Their rings are also extremely unique and meaningful. Allison’s wedding ring was made with diamonds from a pair of earrings her grandfather (who passed away last May) gave to her grandmother. The other earring was turned into the beautiful snowflake pendant on the necklace you’ll see below, which she wore for the wedding!
And they’re both rocking the mixed metals: her engagement band is platinum from the 1920s (so stunning!) and her wedding band is 18K gold, while Cameron’s band is platinum carved with the same pattern that’s on her engagement ring. His even has a “stone” in it surrounded by gold that is actually a piece of platinum taken out of her ring when it was re-sized! How cute is that?!
And it all came together with the help of some amazing vendors:
Ceremony Venue: Inn at the Round Barn, Waitsfield, Vermont
Makeup & Hair Stylist: Jamie Dragon of Lush in Stowe, Vermont
Videographers: Hindsight Wedding Films
Wedding Dress: White by Vera Wang, David’s Bridal
Suit: Joseph Abboud, Men’s Warehouse
Reception: Kismet, Montpelier, Vermont
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Kaitlyn at Katogenic Photography is a portrait, underwater and wedding photographer based in Golden, Colorado. Whether you’re looking for a creative set of engagement portraits, an adventurous wedding photographer, or a fun bridal/trash-the-dress session, contact Katogenic Photography for your photography needs!