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Sarah and Justin were married at Sarah's childhood home and working farm, Leistikow Farms, located just outside Boulder in Lafayette, Colorado.  It was a beautiful day and the reception just added to the magic.  The food was supplied by the farm and consisted of everything from lamb to goat and more.  It was delicious!  The party was a big part of this day and it rocked late into the night!  Be sure to check out Part 1 of this wedding to see the whole story!

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Paul Chantrey:

wow these are amazing! I'm from the other side of the pond in England and wanted a peek to see how it is done in the usa. These are exceptional! You control the light really well. I bet the bride and groom love these.

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Sarah and Justin were married in late June, 2012 and we were so pleased to be a part of it!  This wedding was actually a referral from one of Sarah's bridesmaids, Aicha, who coincidentally was also a bridesmaid at Bebe's wedding in Nigeria, which is where we originally met.  It seems we run into Aicha in the most far flung places :-).

Sarah and Justin currently live in Los Angeles, California but chose to hold their wedding at Sarah's childhood home, a working farm called Leistikow Farms in Lafayette, Colorado, just outside Boulder and under the watchful eye of the stunning Rocky Mountain Range.  The couple has been together for some years now and have a beautiful baby boy named Everett.  They decided the time was finally right to make it official.

The wedding day was lovely, though hot ... like record breaking kind of hot!  The high the day of the wedding topped out at 105 degrees, the hottest recorded temperature in Lafayette's history.  We were so excited to be leaving the heat of Phoenix behind to head to the cooler climates of Colorado ... oh well, it was still stunning :-).  There were also several forest fires going on at the time, including the horrible fire that destroyed many homes and blackened forests for miles around Colorado Springs.  It seemed everywhere you looked on the horizon was another large plume of threatening smoke rearing it's ugly head.  Fortunately, the fires and smoke stayed at bay and the wedding went off without a hitch.  Thank you both for having us as your wedding photographers and inviting us to your family's wonderful farm!  We had a great time!!

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Kimberly, aka Kimmi, and Mark were married Labor Day weekend in Sedona.  Their wedding was held at Sedona Golf Resort and their reception took place at The Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa.  Though the weather looked ominous just before the ceremony, it lifted and headed out just in time.  This was a beautifully elegant wedding with the cutest bulldog in a tutu you have ever seen :-)!  Thank you Kimmi and Mark for having us as your wedding photographers.  You were a true joy to work with!!

A special thank you to Corey Schwartz who did an amazing job second shooting this wedding!

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VENDORS:

Ceremony Venue: SEDONA GOLF RESORT
Reception Venue: HILTON SEDONA RESORT AND SPA
Wedding Flowers: BLISS EXTRAORDINARY FLORAL
Wedding Cake: SEDONA CAKE COUTURE
DJ / Entertainment: PURE ENTERTAINMENT DJ
Wedding Videographer: SEDONA WEDDING VIDEO
Wedding Photographer: SIERRA BLANCO PHOTOGRAPHY

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October 31, 2012 // Personal
Happy Halloween from all of us at Sierra Blanco Photography including our new addition, Kiva, of course Bump and last but not least, Yoshi, who may no longer be with us but is always with us in spirit :-)!  Have a safe and fun holiday!

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As many of you know that follow us on a regular basis, we got a puppy at the end of June we named Kiva.  Unfortunately, the "breeder," Margarita Madina, of El Paso, TX, was not a reputable breeder and Kiva came down with the Parvovirus within the week.  After nine harrowing days in the hospital and nearly dying when her blood cell count dropped from 26,000 to 500, our baby finally came home.  That wasn't the end of it though.  Kiva couldn't get the shots she needed to keep her healthy and safe until her immune system built itself back up.  She had to stay isolated at our home for almost two more months before this could happen.

While Kiva was in the hospital and I was so uncertain of her fate all I could think was that this was a puppy and puppies are supposed to be leaping and bounding gleefully through colorful fields of wildflowers.  They should be free to explore their new world, living happy and carefree.  I looked into her eyes, which were nearly dead with sickness, and promised her that if she gave it her all, I would take her to those fields of wildflowers so she could run and play like a puppy should.

In early September I honored that promise and we headed up to Flagstaff to a field we know well.  It is at the end of the road we used to live on and for the five years we lived there we would watch that field explode every summer in a stunning display of gold and purple.  This was where I wanted Kiva to run ... and she did!

Our other pooch, Bump, went along too and we all had an amazing time!  A dream that I was unsure would come to fruition did and I watched my puppy for the first time as she ran and jumped and explored her new world and it brought tears to my eyes.  The last photo of this posting sums it up well.  Kiva is sitting in a field near the end of the day, looking to the sky with glee as the warm sun sets behind her.  She deserves to feel that sun's warmth and bask in it's glow.  We love you Kiva!

We must extend a special thanks to our dear friends, Melissa and Kristen, of Tangled Lilac Photography for taking these amazing images for us!  This shoot meant the world to us and they gave us images that are truly priceless ... thank you both for that!!

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May you always bask in the sun's glow Kiva :-).
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Melissa Dunstan:

We're SO happy you love the photos!! Your family is so adorable and you guys mean the world to me. I'm so blessed we're friends. I love you!!

(10.29.12 @ 09:38 PM)