On Top Of A Mountain-Christina+Nathan


By Sean Flanigan


Manitou Springs, CO
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What can I say? No words.
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2nd photographer & friend: Sergio Mottola
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145 Responses to this post
  1. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by coler

    Best wedding of the year. And how you did storyboard-comp-4.jpg is beyond me. Absolutely fantastic.

  2. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by fer juaristi

    beauty set my friend.

  3. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Nate Yaro

    This wedding is amazing… Great work!

  4. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by benj haisch

    yeah… none of these are very good and this wedding was probably boring… wait. this looks INSANE.

  5. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Shokoofeh

    Really! What can I say?!

  6. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by jen@greenweddingshoes

    wow…..amazing Sean!

  7. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by rich

    Dude, if I didn’t know you, I wouldn’t think this could even be real. Unbelievable. As in, I didn’t believe a wedding could be so beautiful.

  8. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by michael luna

    incredible collection as always.

  9. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Ashley Dru

    holy crap….this is the most beautiful post I have ever seen in all the history of posts. can’t get over it…

  10. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by lydia {ever ours}

    amazed…absolutely beyond words amazed.

  11. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Andria Lindquist

    that’s a wedding. they are beautiful. i’m growing so fond of these intimate affairs for weddings. so cool.

  12. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by J Shoda

    Pure satisfaktion.

  13. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by geneoh

    I guess that location is ok… great work, friend.

  14. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Drew Renner

    This is an incredible post. Kinda speechless other than bravo.

  15. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Jackie Wonders

    these aren’t crap. ya.

  16. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Jackie Wonders

    these aren’t crap. ya. quite the opposite.

  17. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Susan Stripling

    Whoa…where did the bride get that AMAZING dress?

  18. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Reema Al-Zaben

    Amazing, Sean. I WANT TO GET MARRIED THERE.

  19. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Jesse Pafundi

    Just gunna say WOW and leave it at that

  20. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Branden Harvey

    This looks like the most amazing wedding, and you captured it well. It looks like they picked the perfect photographer for the job.

  21. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by sara hansen

    for some reason I have David Bazan’s “Slow and Steady Wins the Race” playing in my head when I look at this wedding and it’s awesome. Great job.

  22. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by leah

    yep. no words. you make it look so easy.

  23. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by kyle hale

    boom. roasted. SF style

  24. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Jamie Bishop

    Beautiful work Sean! The image of the dress thru the window reflection is brilliant.

  25. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Kokei

    THAT DRESS. Who and where.

  26. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Deidre

    WOW. I don’t ever comment on blogs but this wedding is FORCING me to comment and tell you what a phenomenal job you have done here. The colors, the love, the perspectives – everything is perfection.

    Beautiful.

  27. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Caroline Fontenot

    Insane.

  28. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by harrison

    love love love the wedding. amazing work!

  29. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Greg Nissen

    mind blowing

  30. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Christina Rouse

    For those of you asking, I got my dress from Nordstrom’s. It’s not actually meant to be a wedding dress but a ballgown. The designer is Tadashi Shoji. My sister & her husband bought it for me as my wedding gift. :)

    And Sean, you’re the best.

  31. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Tonhya Kae

    whoa.

  32. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Shane Macomber

    I lost track of my favorites…….such crazy good work man!

  33. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Bradley Lanphear

    My head just exploded…

  34. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by julie harmsen

    quite possibly the most stunning wedding and wedding imagery i’ve seen. maybe ever. *jaw dropped.

  35. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Pawel Winnicki

    simple perfection :)

  36. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Paul Krol

    i love these Mr.Sean Flanigan.

  37. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by megan

    pure beauty. love the (fuji? polaroid?) scans.

  38. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by LTD,

    ain’t no half steppin’

  39. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Will

    get the flock out! SO GOOD!

  40. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by daniel usenko

    wow dude, no words. Simply incredible.

  41. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Zach Anderson

    Uhhhhhh…..yeah, this seriously kills it.

  42. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Alyssa

    if it wasn’t for the clothes doned by everyone else, I would’ve sworn these were taken at the turn of the century. The stylism is amazing!

  43. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by bryn

    amazing. love the photos. love the spot. love the details. love the dress. pretty ridiculous. awesome work, sean!

  44. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Jake Ford

    Dude, you shoot in the most beautiful places!

  45. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by alyda

    i wish this was my wedding – incredible…..really really incredible!

  46. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by Gedas Girdvainis

    incredible like always.

  47. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by anda

    um, okay … so you know those weddings you can’t even believe are real — and you wish you were there … or that you were friends with everyone there? this is that. amazing work, sean. you keep one-upping yourself!

  48. Posted on August 18, 2011
    by tim riddick

    holy crap i just picked up my brains off the floor because it could not handle the awesomeness of this wedding and the photography.

  49. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by shipra

    no words necessary.
    This is everything that a wedding should be, raw and real and completely reflective of their love for each other and those that matter to them.

  50. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by David Robertson

    so so awesome man.. that first shot is INSANE

  51. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by stephanie

    fan-freaking-tastic. I mean, really. absolutely phenomenal. those old b&w’s. incredible touch. should i go on??!?!? :-)

  52. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by Julia Manchik

    Snap, this couple has fabulous style! What a sweet way to get married. Your style fits theirs so well.

  53. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by romin

    I spy a Lutz or three.

  54. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by Caroline Ghetes

    You could blog 500 images and I would still be hungry for more. Best post I have ever seen from you.

  55. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by mercedes

    really. what’s not to love?

  56. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by gabe aceves

    incredible. no other words.

  57. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by Jonas Peterson

    Killed. It.

  58. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by Elissa

    This wedding is incredibly beautiful. (I love her dress.) For some reason the photo of the bride standing in front of that open door that is spilling out yellow light is my favorite.

  59. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by Brandon

    Whoa. That was good.

  60. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by Kate

    AMAZING! Best wedding pics I have ever seen.

  61. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by Justin

    Masterful Sean – so pure, beautiful and inspiring images! Is that DSLR video in storyboard-comp-45?

  62. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by Gerry

    Best coverage I have seen in while and wedding in style… Outstanding!

  63. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by Ben Tilley

    Love the B&W shot of her looking straight into the camera with one eye (storyboard-comp-9.jpg) Amazing emotion

  64. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by Katrina

    This are incredible Sean!

  65. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by Julianna

    Freakin’ amazing!!

  66. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by Brian Kraft

    What everyone else has said +1, or 2, or a million.

  67. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by Kirsten Mavric

    Stupendous, Sean. I ADORE your processing. You may have my left arm for a copy of your actions.

  68. Posted on August 19, 2011
    by David Schreiner

    Wow! This is so different… Very stylish

  69. Posted on August 20, 2011
    by john benavente

    way too sick!

  70. Posted on August 20, 2011
    by jennifer armstrong

    wow. Beyond the beyond. So absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous, honest, raw, real, compelling, creative. Glorious.

  71. Posted on August 20, 2011
    by Pepe Faraldo

    Absolutamente impresionante!!!! Un dominio brutal en todos los aspectos. Tengo los ojos como platos. Enhorabuena Sean

  72. Posted on August 20, 2011
    by Andy Barnhart

    Incredible. Awesome work!

  73. Posted on August 21, 2011
    by Sarah Williams

    You are amazing – another beautiful beautiful post. What amazing memories for this couple to have! x

  74. Posted on August 21, 2011
    by teresa vigil

    i love them soo much i have to say whihc its hard out of all of them i love the portrait when the bride is holding part of her dress up – the color version right after the ceremony and the garter shot- i feel like I get a little blessing every time i look at your site- thank you.

  75. Posted on August 21, 2011
    by amypunky photography

    Absolutely stunning! The bride is gorgeous and the venue is amazing.

  76. Posted on August 22, 2011
    by mike pochwat

    high five. these are awesome.

  77. Posted on August 22, 2011
    by ed peers

    Sean. This. Is. Beautiful.

  78. Posted on August 22, 2011
    by Dan O'Day

    killed it fella… love this.

  79. Posted on August 22, 2011
    by Francisco Rosso

    I excited to see the magnificent work you do.My most sincere congratulations

  80. Posted on August 22, 2011
    by Rachel Pick

    Beautiful. Stunning. Very nicely done – from composition to colour treatment and wonderful emotion.

  81. Posted on August 24, 2011
    by Sansaara

    Picking. Jaw. Up. Off. The. Floor.

  82. Posted on August 24, 2011
    by Stacey Hedman

    Yeah, no words indeed. This is perhaps the best ever wedding setting I could imagine in life, and you captured it stunningly.

  83. Posted on August 25, 2011
    by Paul Fuller

    Can’t imagine a more incredible location for a wedding or a more elegant bride. You nailed it as per usual!!

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  85. Posted on August 25, 2011
    by Kelly Tunney

    C’mon, incredible is not enough for these!

  86. Posted on August 26, 2011
    by Jonas Seaman

    This kills me. So amazing!!

  87. Posted on August 26, 2011
    by Whitney Schey

    This might be my favorite wedding I’ve ever seen. Thank you for sharing.

  88. Posted on August 27, 2011
    by David de Biasí

    I have never seen pics like this, I’m stunned, it’s gorgous. Greetings from Spain

  89. Posted on August 27, 2011
    by Kelly Stonelake

    Wow.. feel like I was there. Wish I was there. Beautiful.

  90. Posted on August 31, 2011
    by Rafa Ibanez

    Very nice wedding Sean!

  91. Posted on August 31, 2011
    by morgaine

    sean, i so rarely have time these days to browse the net… but this made me want to clear the desk in one sweep of my arm and stare at your site all day. so true and real…

  92. Posted on August 31, 2011
    by J Sandifer

    Beautiful work Sean! Sometimes the intimate weddings have the most character!! This one sure did and your images oozzzed it!

  93. Posted on September 1, 2011
    by janet

    mind officially blown! amazing!

  94. Posted on September 2, 2011
    by alpana

    such an incredible body of work!

  95. Posted on September 5, 2011
    by Laura Scott

    WOW, now i know who i want to be when i grow up ;-)

  96. Posted on September 5, 2011
    by Hayley Trone

    literally the coolest thing i’ve ever seen.

  97. Posted on September 9, 2011
    by Gillian

    The 8th one from the bottom is KILLING me!! Amazing pictures. Not surprised.

  98. Posted on September 9, 2011
    by Liz

    This moved me to tears; so perfect and beautiful. It’s exactly what I envision my wedding to be like.

  99. Posted on September 12, 2011
    by John Wellings

    WOW! So damn good!

  100. Posted on September 13, 2011
    by jonahliza

    these photographs are breath taking. this wedding was beautiful.

  101. Posted on September 14, 2011
    by ajira

    Dear Sean,

    I saw this post some weeks ago and haven’t stopped thinking about it. It moved me. And I’ve mentioned it to my husband and a friend, using it to illustrate and describe what I love about photography and what kinds of weddings I would like to photograph. I adore the focus on portraiture in your work. The story told. The fact that at the end of the post I wished I’d been there. On that mountain. It reminded me of weddings (and births and birthdays and graduations and any old reason to celebrate. together) back home in Tanzania and in South Africa. Which are not only family and friends affairs but neighbourhood and village affairs. Where everyone comes, brings food and helps set the table. What a marvelous gift you’ve given this couple and their loved ones.

    rock on.
    ajira

  102. Posted on September 16, 2011
    by MichelleP

    So stunning – my jaw just hit the floor. Wow,

  103. Posted on September 16, 2011
    by JR

    I need to think of another word for INSPIRING!!!!!!!!!!

  104. [...] These photos and this wedding were too good not to share right away.  This is perfection in a wedding.  I love the intimate feel, the fact the it literally was on a mountain top, and the fabulous fabulous photography.  I seriously can’t stop looking at the photos. I am obsessed. [...]

  105. Posted on September 18, 2011
    by Monika

    Sean – I’ve been looking at this post over and over again. It’s so magical and beautiful and heartfelt.
    Simply amazing.

  106. Posted on September 19, 2011
    by buentiempo

    absolutelly amazed how perfectly everything fits together… those two, the settings, environment, mood, … just everything! And if it is what those two really wanted, than reat great job on the pictures.

  107. Posted on September 20, 2011
    by Derren

    Amazing post Sean. Love the artistry and the story-telling in your work. Inspiring and beautiful batch of images!

  108. Posted on September 20, 2011
    by ainsley

    This wedding is so beautiful, her hair… and that dress… wonderful photos!

  109. Posted on October 4, 2011
    by Richard

    everything about this wedding is amazing!

  110. Posted on November 7, 2011
    by Louis

    Dark clouds at the beginning of the ceremony are insane!! Long time follower of your work, great as always!

  111. Posted on November 7, 2011
    by Heidi

    this wedding with accompanied images is absolutely stunning. you nailed this. brilliant Sean.

  112. Posted on November 23, 2011
    by Shanti

    I’ve never said this before. This is the. most. beautiful. wedding I’ve ever seen. I want it.

  113. Posted on December 8, 2011
    by oh my god!!!!!! so gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  114. Posted on December 24, 2011
    by lauryn

    These images are so gorgeous!!!! The bride looks a lot like Aubrey Plaza from Parks & Recreation- love her.

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  117. Posted on January 16, 2012
    by Sarah

    I have never seen anything like this. And I feel in <3, head over heels.

  118. Posted on January 29, 2012
    by La boda de Lola

    Simply amazing! Definately an inspiration for us! Keep up the great work!

  119. Posted on February 19, 2012
    by Emily

    These are THE most stunning wedding photos I’ve ever seen. Absolutely beautiful.

  120. Posted on March 18, 2012
    by mike

    You absolutely killed it with this wedding.

  121. Posted on March 19, 2012
    by Chad Morgan

    Sean, beautiful work–in my neck of the woods. If you find yourself in CO again, let me treat you to coffee or drinks. C.

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  123. Posted on August 20, 2012
    by Mountainside | Teresa Victoria

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  124. Posted on August 21, 2012
    by SRSLYLIZ.COM » Someday

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  125. Posted on September 26, 2012
    by Anne

    This will be my biggest inspiration!! Thank you Sean beeeaaaaauuutiful:)

  126. Posted on September 28, 2012
    by Lauren

    These photographs are to die for! The bride is so breathtaking!
    I purchased this dress and stumbled upon this post while trying to find photos of it. I’m wondering if there were any issues with the alterations, since there is a considerable amount of beading.
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful wedding!

  127. Posted on October 9, 2012
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  129. Posted on December 10, 2012
    by deneise bucko

    crazy good!!!!

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    by Name

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  132. Posted on January 5, 2013
    by Megan C

    I would like my wedding to be identical to this, so earthy and natural, i love it! the location was stunning and it looked like a beautiful ceremony. To anyone who was at the wedding, just out of pure curiosity: what fleet foxes song did the bride walk down the aisle too? my dream is to do the same! thank you, and the photographer did a truly fantastic job.

  133. Posted on January 20, 2013
    by Christina

    Megan, the song was the instrumental only track “The Cascades”.

  134. Posted on February 14, 2013
    by wandering pebbles

    awwhh!! this is so beautiful!

  135. Posted on February 22, 2013
    by jessica shae

    this is beyond incredible. so so beautifully breathe taking.

  136. Posted on February 23, 2013
    by frankie

    UUaauu, beautful, my friend.

  137. Posted on March 7, 2013
    by Red Lipstick For Chic Brides

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  138. Posted on August 13, 2013
    by Mark Sass | Wedding Photographer

    Oh what a beautiful wedding! Incredible wedding photography! NICE!

  139. Posted on September 16, 2013
    by David McClelland

    This is just ridiculously good. Every shot is a work of art. Beautiful Sean. Just beautiful.

  140. Posted on September 17, 2013
    by Alen Pasalic

    Bravo my friend!.
    This is awesome, beautiful and emotional.
    You understand emotions of people you photograph and out of all skills that one photographer need, understanding people and emotion is at the top.

    -Alen.

  141. Posted on September 17, 2013
    by Cristian

    Very very nice.

  142. Posted on January 14, 2014
    by jaime

    i love your photoghy, the light of this job is sublime. GREEEEAT!!!!

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