Shannon & Jake - Leah Goetzel Photography

Shannon & Jake
Summer wedding in Boulder

Weddings

The first time I “met” Shannon and Jake was way back in May of 2021 on a Zoom call. From that first initial inquiry I knew I had to photograph these two’s wedding. Even from a virtual meeting it was so clear how much these two loved and respected each other.

Fast forward to October of 2021 and I finally got to meet them in person. I photographed their Fall engagement session and had an absolute blast, wedding day couldn’t come soon enough!!

Finally it was August and time for their wedding day at Wedgewood Boulder Creek. The day was absolutely perfect. From the weather to their first look to their joy filled first dance, these two were smiling ear to ear the whole day.

Some highlights of the day:

  • Shannon’s dads face during their first look
  • Jake’s groomsmen playing word association with some difficulty
  • Jake and Shannon’s faces during their first look
  • The post first kiss excitement
  • Jake and his mom’s special dance
  • The Elvis gift
  • “What do I do with my hands”

To Shannon & Jake

Thank you both so much for trusting me to photograph y’alls wedding day! It was such a privilege to be a part of it. Y’all are both such joys to be around. It was an honor to witness y’alls love!! Thank you for making me feel so welcome on your day. Wishing you both all the love and happiness in the world. Have so much fun in Greece!!!

The Story

How did y’all meet?

“We met freshman year of college at Miami University in Ohio (almost 10 years ago!!). After college we moved to Colorado so Shannon could go to law school and fell in love with Boulder. We love our very “typical” Colorado lifestyle–lots of skiing, hiking, camping, climbing, but also enjoying our downtime with reading and game nights.”

The Proposal

“Jake proposed in Breckenridge on Christmas Eve 2020 while on a snowy walk with our dog, Finn. I can’t imagine spending the rest of my life with anyone else!”

The Wedding Day

Getting Ready

First Look

Portraits

Wedding Party & Family Photos

Ceremony

Cocktail Hour

Sunset Photos

Reception

Vendor Team

Venue: Wedgewood Boulder

Florals: Bitter Root Studios

H&MUA: Wise Artistry

Cake: Button Rock

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