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Devil's Thumb Ranch

11.06.2012
Last weekend I found myself in the Rocky Mountains west of Denver at Devil's Thumb Ranch for a wedding of another photographer. I met Mark Cafiero back in 2005, when he attended a photography workshop that I hosted in new York City and we have been friends ever since. Mark is a very talented photographer in his own right and I was honored that he chose me to document his day. I actually 2nd shot a wedding with Mark back in 2009. He's a great guy, an awesome business man, a good friend and now a husband to LK.

Here are a few of my favorite relaxed portraits, amazing details and real moments.

It was 24 degrees when I arrived on the property on Saturday, but thankfully it made it up to the high 40's by the time we were shooting the portraits. The property is absolutely gorgeous!:

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I loved the non-tradional dress:

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Nice boots eh?

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She started with the heels, but switched to the boots after the ceremony:

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Sadly, Mark's dog Gary passed away just a few days before the wedding, which I am sure was hard on him. Here's a quote from his FB status update on Sunday after the wedding:

"This has been the strangest week. Suffered the worst, gutwrenching pain of my life and the most incredible joy in my life, all within 4 days. I really don't know how to describe it. Exhausting, maybe. But one thing has been consistent between BOTH events: an endless flow of the most sincere and loving support I have ever witnessed or felt in my life."

I'm sure it was tough on him and the timing kinda sucked, but he told me that it was nice to have a few days to cry, then be comforted by his friends and family. His bride had some custom cufflinks made for him.

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He cleans up alright!

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Jim Kennedy, another photographer friend of mine, is one of Mark's best friends. They actually met at that NYC workshop I help over 7 years ago.

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I love this portrait! I love how happy she is and that she rocked her own style!

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I could have shot all day... it was so gorgeous. But it was so cold so we only shot a few minutes worth of portraits.

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The reception took place in a barn on the property and had some beautiful details:

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Three Amigos:

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