your love story

“It’s not all about you!” is an expression thrown around pretty casually these days. And most of the time it’s probably for good reason. But, your wedding day is one day in your life when it actually kinda sorta is all about you as a couple (and also about bringing together loved ones for a great party!). I understand the importance of this day and it is my goal to create beautiful images that reflect the spirit of your event and who you really are. Getting to know each of my couples and creating pictures that show off their love story well is a great privilege in my life that I don’t take lightly. 

You will find that my photography style produces images that reveal the intimate and authentic expressions of the love and commitment you share. My work is bright and colorful with natural posing and highlights all of the happy feelings you are sure to be experiencing at this time in your lives as well as the more romantic and quiet moments in between. I know that a lot of thought and care is often put into the location of your nuptials and you will find that your photos will be quite environmental in order to show off that part of your wedding story. I work hard to provide good variety in your collection of wedding images.  

Your wedding will be filled with many memorable moments. When you look back on those moments in your wedding photos it is my hope that you are instantly brought back to what is sure to be one of the greatest days in your life. A day when you officially committed yourselves and your love for each other and treated it as the celebration that it truly is. 


Every couple has a love story. Let me tell yours.

It would be a great honor for me to tell your love story through your wedding photography.

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Choose a photographer who values your dreams!

choosing your photographer

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Bringing Your Wedding Memories to Life

No couple is exactly alike and neither is their wedding. As the wise Patrick Swayze once had expertly written, iconic movie dialogue written for him said, “Nobody puts baby in a corner!” Don’t let anyone put you and your wedding in a corner either. Whether you want to include your furry best friend, spend time to head out for a beautiful location for formal photos, or surprise your guests with a lip sync dance off, you be you! I’m there to help you figure out how we can make it work on your wedding day and to advise on any potential pitfalls. I’ve photographed over 175 weddings and have over 12 years of experience so I have a really good idea of how the flow of your wedding day will go and generally know what works and what doesn’t. I’m happy to share my experience with you to ensure that your wedding day is exactly what you dreamed.

Depending on the complexity of the event you are planning you may have hundreds of wedding decisions to make which can be incredibly daunting. Finding your wedding photographer tends to be one of the most important for many couples and it’s my goal to give you the peace of mind and confidence you need to book so that you can move on to the many other decisions you must make regarding your wedding. When the flurry and excitement of your wedding day is over and you find yourselves as newlyweds it will be your beautifully captured images that help you revisit all of the fun and good times that you had. It’s amazing how fast it all goes by and you are going to want someone whose pictures fill you with happy memories and not regret.  

View Portfolio images from an entire wedding

Here’s a little insider knowledge about online wedding photography portfolios; anyone halfway decent with a camera can come up with enough pretty shots to fill a portfolio. Yup, I said it! To find someone you can really trust on your wedding day you may need to dig a little deeper and ask to see a some full weddings. If they’ve photographed at your venue before, even better since they can show you the same place where you will be getting married. Browsing through full weddings will give you a better sense of what the true coverage of a wedding day will be like from your photographer. I’m happy to share entire wedding galleries with you so that you can go beyond the highlights and rest assured that the quality you expect shines throughout the whole wedding day.   

Choose someone who you click with!

This one might seem pretty obvious, but it’s important to choose someone you think you might enjoy spending a good amount of time with. Your photographer is one of the wedding vendors you will end up being around the most so pick someone whose personality you like! I would love the opportunity to meet with you and see if we click!

In addition to the above advice, I wrote an article that goes more in depth about how to choose the perfect photographer for you.

 Check it out HERE

Let’s get together! On the phone, at my meeting space in west Denver (823 Knox Court) or even skype - I’m flexible. We’ll chat about your wedding day, confirm your date, talk about your timeline to decide how many hours would make sense for you, and discuss all of the fun details too. I’ll show you some examples of the gorgeous wedding albums I can create for you as well as other fun ways to display your wedding photos after the wedding day is over. Together we will figure out the perfect package for you.

Once we confirm details, I will prepare your contract online where you can also pay your retainer fee.

After you have filled out and signed your online contract and paid the retainer fee, your wedding date will officially be reserved for you.

The Next Steps: What You Can Expect After You Book

6-8 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR WEDDING: I will send a questionnaire to gather all of your wedding details that may have come together since the last time we spoke, the most important being your formal photo list so that we can make sure your timeline will work for the number of photos you have requested. I will also send an invoice for your remaining wedding balance.   

the booking process

The easiest part of your wedding plans!

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2 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR WEDDING: Your final payment is due and we will confirm the details on your wedding questionnaire.  

YOUR WEDDING DAY: The fun begins!

3-4 WEEKS AFTER YOUR WEDDING DATE: Your sneak peek preview story is posted to the blog for you and your friends and family to enjoy.

4-6 WEEKS AFTER YOUR WEDDING DATE: Your full wedding is posted in the online gallery. Friends and family have 30 days to order prints at a 25% discount. Your USB drives will be mailed out shortly after the 25% discount ends. If your package includes an album*, your USB drives will be mailed or delivered once you have approved your final album design.

*There is no set timeline for albums due to their custom nature. The time of year, deciding who is picking the photos and how quickly changes and notes are returned for the album design can greatly affect the delivery timeline.

Engagement sessions are a fun way to share the story of who you are as a couple and they are an ideal way to become more comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day. It’s also a great way to fill in with more professional portraits of the two of you together when the wedding day timeline is tight with not much time for portraits of the two of you alone.  

Your engagement session can take place at your favorite hiking trail, your favorite date location, or a place that is special for the two of you. A return to your proposal location or a favorite restaurant or brewery or any place that holds a special significance to you as a couple are all great ideas for where to photograph your engagement photos. We can also create new memories at a pretty, photogenic location too.  

We will get a variety of different poses, both formal and informal and have a ton of fun creating them. The engagement session will be an experience in and of itself and you’ll be surprised at what a fun part of the wedding process it is! So go ahead and make a date of it. There’s always a good reason to make a date night with your honey!

engagement sessions

Show your loved ones how it all began

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“April was absolutely wonderful to work with through the planning process and the wedding itself. From our very first meeting, she listened to my husband and me attentively and was sure to understand what we desired from our wedding photos. On the wedding day she was discreet and very efficient. She captured images we never would have thought of. She also stuck around well into the reception and got some really fun photos that we can cherish in addition to the lovely family photos that she took.  

At our outdoor ceremony we had an unexpected guest in the form of a black bear and she never stopped taking pictures! She and her fabulous assistant were truly amazing and she gave us the photos that we will be able to look back on for a lifetime!

I would highly recommend April to anyone!” 

Chris and Shannon’s wedding was unforgettable. Not just because of their warm and funny personalities, but also because it’s the one and hopefully only wedding I’ve photographed where a real live black bear stumbled out of the woods to join the celebration! They were married during spring in the foothills of Denver at the Pines of Genesee where the mountains start to rise up from the plains. We were halfway through the ceremony when a scraggly-looking adolescent black bear’s curiosity got the better of him and he decided to check out Chris and Shannon’s vows. Luckily the crowd of guests managed to remain calm and we all made a bunch of noise to scare him off when our initial bewilderment and awed silence seemed to welcome him. 

chris & shannon

After he retreated back into the woods, we finished the ceremony quite quickly (with one eye looking over our shoulders) until we made it to the safety of the indoor reception. Chris and Shannon are lucky that they have such a wild (but ultimately safe) story from their wedding day that they’ll get to tell their grandchildren about someday!

the story

the  unexpected wedding crasher!

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your wedding timeline

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A smooth flow to your special day

Great wedding days don’t just happen magically by themselves. They take a bit of organization. To ensure a smooth flow of beautifully captured memories of your day, a timeline of wedding events will help guide your planning.

click to view a sample timeline

Getting ready: Pre-Ceremony Preparations

1-2 hours
I generally like to arrive around 1.5 hours before hair and make-up will be finished to capture the fun behind the scenes preparations and also lots of the wedding detail pictures too. I do my best to visit both partners during this time which is more easily done when both are getting ready near each other. You’ll want to leave an extra 15-20 minutes in the timeline if you are planning for a first look as well. 

The Wedding Ceremony

15 min-1.5 hours
Wedding ceremony lengths vary widely. Afterward, be sure to account for an extra 5-15 minutes to allow your guests to leave the venue or an impromptu receiving line before we can begin your formal photos.

Formal Group & Family Photos

30 minutes-2 hours
Formal portrait timing will depend on group size and the number of different family/group combinations you would like to capture. You will prepare your formal list prior to your wedding day so that I can give you an approximate time estimate. Some couples who want to fit in a good amount of formal photos will opt to do some of them prior to the ceremony so that their guests don’t have to wait as long for them to join the reception party. You can roughly estimate about 2-3 minutes for each group photo with less than 5 people and estimate roughly 3-5 minutes for the larger groups of 5 or more people in them.

The Newlyweds

20-60 minutes
The timing for pictures of the two of you alone can be split up throughout the day but I recommend planning for at least 20 minutes of time in the schedule for photos of the two of you together. Bonus points if we can make some of these minutes happen during sunset. I will usually ask if I can take you out for about 10-15 min of pictures at sunset so that we can use the prettiest light of your whole wedding day.

Your Reception

1.5-4 hours
Your first dance, speeches, cake cutting, dancing guests, + friends and family sharing in your joy. These are all moments you will want captured during your reception and the amount of time needed to capture most of this can be stacked toward the beginning of your reception or you can opt to spread it out through the evening.  

Remember: Your wedding day is unique and planning together ensures that you don’t miss a minute of coverage for your special day.  

sample timeline

the pricing

In order to provide my clients a truly customized wedding package I have “choose your own adventure” style package pricing where you begin by selecting the number of hours you would like coverage for on your wedding day. From there you will be able to add on items from the package add-on menu to your package at 30% off of the regular prices.  


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the hours:

Please note that weekend dates (Saturday-Sunday) from May 15th-October 15th have a minimum package price point of $3,350
For last minute bookings (those that are 12 weeks or less away from the wedding date) a smaller package may be booked on a weekend date.
     2 hours: $1,325
     3 hours: $1,900
     4 hours: $2,400
     5 hours: $2,975
The following hourly packages are available with no extra travel fees for the state of Colorado and can be booked for any date*
     6 hours: $3,350
     7 hours: $3,800
     8 hours: $4,200
     9 hours: $4,450
     10 hours: $4,600 
*Any package that reaches the $3,350 price point will have the travel included within the state of Colorado.


the package add-on menu

The following are the most popular items to add to a wedding package. These add-on items will be marked down 30% when added to your package. Click to view details.

Engagement session

$1,150 ($805 when added to your package)
Engagement sessions take place within the Denver Metro area*, last roughly 1.5-2 hours, and include the high resolution digital files with a print release.  
*Engagement sessions may take place outside of the Denver metro area but there could be an extra travel fee depending on the location.


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wedding album

Albums start at $1,600 ($1,120 when added to your package)
Wedding albums start at either a 10x10”, 9x12”, or 8x12” size with 10 pages/20 sides. They may be upgraded to larger sizes or more pages.

Please check out the albums section for more details about the albums.  

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second photographer

$600 for weddings that are 2-5 hours total and $800 for weddings that are 6 or more hours ($420-$560 when added to your package)
I will choose the best quality 2nd photographer I can find to complement my photography style for your wedding date. I prefer to choose from photographers who run their own successful businesses who have your date open which is why I wait until a couple of months before your wedding date since the more talented photographers will want to book their own weddings before filling in with second photographer jobs on dates they still have open. This means you will not know ahead of time who will be the 2nd photographer at your wedding but rest assured, I am picky about who I ask to photograph weddings with me.    

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OUTSIDE OF THE BOX PHOTOBOOTH

$950 ($665 when added to your package)
-The outside of the box photobooth is not a traditional photobooth where guests squeeze into a tiny box to get their photos taken together. Instead we will set up an actual backdrop that larger groups will be able to stand in front of while a real camera with lighting is set up to take the photos. Here’s an example of an outside of the box photobooth picture taken at my own wedding!

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the extra add-ons

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In addition to custom-designed fine art wedding albums, I offer a full range of photographic products. They are a great way to share the beautiful images we create for you on your wedding day and make excellent gifts for parents and other loved ones. Every product is of the highest quality with lots of attention paid to the retouching. 

Unframed Prints

Framed Wall Prints

Canvas Gallery Wraps

unframed prints*

Wallets: $35
5x7” and smaller: $20 
8x10”: $35
11x14”: $65
16x20”: $125
20x24”: $175
24x36”: $225
30x40”: $295
*Unframed prints are 30% off for the first 30 days of your gallery going live

Framed Wall Prints*

11x14”: $200
10x15”: $200
12x12”: $200
10x20”: $295
16x20”: $300
16x24”: $316
20x20”: $332
20x24”: $360
24x30”: $396
24x24”: $396
24x36”: $476
30x30”: $492
30x40”: $556
*These are the prices for framed prints with no mat. A white mat can be added for an extra cost in both a 2” and 4” size.


Canvas Gallery Wraps

Canvas gallery wraps are a modern way to display your photographs. Featuring high quality printing on archival canvas with UV spray coating elegantly wrapped on a wood frame. They are gorgeous and ready to hang! No framing is necessary, but you have the option to upgrade your canvas by adding a frame creating the look that it is floating inside the frame.
11x14”: $132
16x20”: $212
16x24”: $228
20x20”: $236
20x24”: $260
20x30”: $280
24x36”: $360
30x30”: $380
30x40”: $476



Custom Fine Art Wedding Albums

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Remembering Your Day

There is something special about holding a photograph in your hands. It connects you physically to the feelings of a time and place that an image on a screen cannot replace. That’s why your wedding album is so important. It is a tangible link to your wedding day and is destined to become a piece of your family history. Digital files definitely have their place. But a beautifully crafted, fine art album is a permanent heirloom you will enjoy, share, and passdown. It will be a meaningful connection to your wedding day that becomes more cherished with each year.

April O’Hare Photography offers completely custom, gorgeous albums with a ton of personality and style. They are custom designed by hand with each image in the album fully retouched before printed. Each album is made with genuine photographic prints on a thick cardstock that has been coated for durability. The quality is excellent with over 140 fabulous cover materials and cover designs to choose from making these easy to mold into a keepsake that truly represents your personal style. Please head over to THIS LINK to view photos of albums I have created for my previous clients.



This is my own personal wedding album and the guestbook album I created for my wedding!

Fine Art Wedding Albums

parent albums

Engagement Session Guestbook Album

select an option below for more info and photos: 

Each fine art wedding album base price includes 10 edge to edge layflat pages (20 sides), a photo on the cover if you want one, up to two different cover materials, and cover imprinting if it is available and desired for your cover design. You do not have to opt in for all of these but they are included at no extra cost in the base price of your wedding album.

10x10”, 9x12”, and 8x12” albums: $1,600
Each additional page: $45 each
11x14”, 12x12”, and 10x15” albums: $1,800
Each additional page: $65 each
12x16” and 12x18” albums: $2,000
Each additional page: $75 each

Other sizes may be available if requested. There are a multitiude of fun and inventive cover upgrades available for your fine art wedding album. Some include metallic and canvas covers, image stripes, plexiglass overlays, and more! Pricing varies for these upgrades so be sure to contact April to find out about all of the options available to you.




Fine Art Wedding Albums

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Parent albums may only be purchased in addition to the main wedding album since they are created from the same page design. They are a smaller copy of the main album with the same design inside of them. The cover can be changed to something custom to suit your parents.  

8x8”, 6x9”, and 6x8”: $595
Each additional page: $25 
*Please note that the 10x15” wedding album cannot be reproduced in a smaller size.

parent albums

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This is a special album similar to the regular and parent albums but with thinner pages and fewer cover options available. It does have over 70 different cover swatches to choose from and the pages are still printed as true photographic prints. They come with 10 pages/20 sides, and a 4x4” cover photo is included in the price of the album.  
7x10”: $395

ENGAGEMENT SESSION GUESTBOOK ALBUM

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fine art wedding albums

Each fine art wedding album base price includes 10 edge to edge layflat pages (20 sides), a photo on the cover if you want one, up to two different cover materials, and cover imprinting if it is available and desired for your cover design. You do not have to opt in for all of these but they are included at no extra cost in the base price of your wedding album.

10x10”, 9x12”, and 8x12” albums: $1,600
Each additional page: $45 each
Special Leather, Canvas, Wood Panel*, Metallic Upgrade: $150 
11x14”, 12x12”, and 10x15” albums: $1,800
Each additional page: $65 each
Special Leather, Canvas, Wood Panel*, Metallic Upgrade: $200
12x16” and 12x18” albums: $2,000
Each additional page: $75 each
 Special Leather, Canvas, Wood Panel*, Metallic Upgrade: $275
*Please note that there is an extra charge for etching on wood covers which is based on the complexity of the etching.

Other sizes may be available if requested. As you can see, there are a multitude of fun and inventive cover upgrades available for your fine art wedding album. Be sure to get in touch with me to discuss your ideas for your wedding album. I'm happy to see if the manufacturer can accommodate your requests.



Here is an example of a square shaped album. Horizontal and Vertical oriented albums are also available. Most clients opt for a photo on the cover.


There are tons of upgrade options. This album features both a special leather upgrade as well as a canvas photo cover upgrade.

Wood panel covers are a beautiful option for upgrading your cover with a natural look. Custom etching is available for the wood panel covers.

Close up showing the special leather and the canvas material.

Some leathers are suitable for imprinting which allows for a classic wedding album look. Various fonts and colors are available.

Framed Wall Prints*

11x14”: $200
10x15”: $200
12x12”: $200
10x20”: $295
16x20”: $300
16x24”: $316
20x20”: $332
20x24”: $360
24x30”: $396
24x24”: $396
24x36”: $476
30x30”: $492
30x40”: $556
*These are the prices for framed prints with no mat. A white mat can be added for an extra cost in both a 2” and 4” size.


Canvas Gallery Wraps

Canvas gallery wraps are a modern way to display your photographs. Featuring high quality printing on archival canvas with UV spray coating elegantly wrapped on a wood frame. They are gorgeous and ready to hang! No framing is necessary, but you have the option to upgrade your canvas by adding a frame creating the look that it is floating inside the frame.
11x14”: $132
16x20”: $212
16x24”: $228
20x20”: $236
20x24”: $260
20x30”: $280
24x36”: $360
30x30”: $380
30x40”: $476



“We hired April for our wedding this summer and hiring her was the best decision we could have made! I cannot say enough good things about her professionalism and her skills. Our pictures turned out absolutely amazing, I truly love every one of them. Since we’ve shared them with our friends and family, I have received so many compliments and messages admiring the photos. April is truly gifted and we are so lucky to have snatched her up for our wedding! She was very good about communicating before, during, and after the wedding to make sure we were getting exactly what we wanted.  

Not only is she a great photographer, but she was a great person to be around on our wedding day. Thank you April for a job extremely well done! We’ll be grateful to you for the rest of our lives!”


Max and Kim have such an incredible mix of super scientific smarts (they both have a PhD in chemistry!) with a great passion and love for each other. I witnessed this firsthand at their wedding where the heat between them was palpable. It makes perfect sense to me that they were engaged with the lava flow in Volcano, Hawaii as the backdrop because the love they hold for each other is fiery! They also have a really playful and fun side which I think was showcased well at their Wedgewood Mountain View Ranch wedding which used to be a summer camp in the mountains of Pine, Colorado. It’s filled with old and new barns, wildflowers, overgrown grassy fields, and beautiful vistas of rocky outcrops all of which provided a lovely variety of backdrops for their wedding photos.  

maxwell & kimberly

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Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any other questions, and I look forward to hearing from you!