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Colorado Photographer Saves Flooded Weddings (and Displaced Weddings Due to Government Shutdown)

By Hanssie on October 1st 2013

Screen shot 2013-10-01 at 7.30.08 PMIt’s been a few weeks since Colorado has been hard hit by the heavy rainfall and flooding. Many popular wedding venues were swept away by the natural disaster, one photographer, though has been hailed as a superhero, especially among the newly wed crowd.

As waters rose high on September 11th, wedding photographer, Sarah Roshan, began thinking of all the couples that were planning to wed in the area that weekend. She began calling venues, trying to sort out which venues were still operating and which were flooded. When wedding vendors also began calling her amidst the chaos, she began a Facebook Page, “Save My Colorado Wedding,” and posted it to a few forums.

When she awoke the next morning, she had over 100 messages in her inbox. She began calling around to other photographers, florists and other vendors to help connect them to the stranded couples.

Estes Park, a popular wedding venue, still cleaning up after substantial damage.

Estes Park, a popular wedding venue, still cleaning up after substantial damage.

Since then, they have come up with a list of 200 venues in the area and most of the couples have kept their planned date at venues not far from their original venue. “It’s been a little crazy and sleep has not been in the cards for awhile,” said Roshan. “But what’s important is that I’m helping people.”

As Colorado continues the clean up process, Roshan is now getting requests from displaced couples planning on getting married at National Parks due to the government shutdown . Doesn’t look like Rosan will be sleeping much anytime soon.

(via @Imaging Resource/CBS News)

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

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  1. Fred

    This woman is a hero; she’s clearly gone above and beyond her responsibilities as the photographer, and is an inspiration to us all!

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