Yearly Archives: 2010

Senior Portraits with Jade in Downtown Littleton

It’s been a while since we posted to our blog. We have so many new things going on for the next year and can’t wait to share all the projects we are working on. Before we wrap up for the year though we have a couple of things I’ve been wanting to share for some time so here goes. Back in October we met up with Jade and Robyn for Jade’s “senior” portraits in Downtown Littleton. Jade is technically a junior but will be graduating early and needed some pics to choose from for her yearbook. We’d had the opportunity to work with Jade during the family sessions and wedding for Robyn and Chuck (Jade is Robyn’s daughter) so it was a lot of fun to shoot this session. Here’s just a few of the pictures we took that afternoon.

Rysner Family Portraits: Highline Canal

Over the years looking at thousands and thousands of photos I’ve developed an obsession with teeth- straight, white, and of course smiling πŸ™‚ Well the Rysner family takes that obsession to a whole other level. I guess that’s what happens though when you look at teeth for a living. If you hadn’t guessed already, Dr Rysner is a dentist, and not just any dentist… he’s MY dentist! For a few years I struggled finding a good dentist and my parents recommended I see Dr Rysner because not only was he a great dentist but a great guy as well. Needless to say they were right and I no longer dread going to the dentist- seriously if you need an awesome dentist he’s your man! Anyway awhile back he contacted me to set up some family pictures but between both our schedules and life it wasn’t until this fall that we got the chance to finally meet his whole family and take photos for them. His wife Jill and their two boys were just as great- we really enjoyed the afternoon with everyone! Fall is a favorite of mine and you just can’t pass up throwing leaves it’s too much fun πŸ™‚ Here’s a sneak peek from our session- thanks guys! And yes I remembered to floss πŸ™‚ hehe

Traci + Jeff: Colorado Fall Wedding

The 2010 wedding season started off great and couldn’t have had a better ending! Traci & Jeff’s fall wedding was a perfect way to end our year. Although it was a bit windy, the weather was gorgeous for the middle of October. They held their ceremony at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Aurora. Michelle actually lived just up the street from the church when she was a kid so it was cool to get to photograph there all these years later. It is such a beautiful church and it’s so rare that you get that kind of beautiful light for photos inside a church! Following the ceremony we headed to the Courtyard in Cherry Creek where the views from the ballroom on the top floor are just amazing! We could even see the wildfires burning out near Chatfield that day. We had so much fun at this wedding- even got to dance to Michelle and I’s song during the reception- something we haven’t done in quite a while. Traci & Jeff are such genuine nice people and we were amazed at how kind their family & friends were as well. It’s people like them that make our job such a joy! Thank you guys for allowing us to photograph this important day in your lives. We also want to say a big thank you to Christina & Ryan, whose wedding we photographed back on 07/07/07, for sending Traci & Jeff our way- thanks guys!

Ceremony Site: Queen of Peace Catholic Church

Reception Site: Courtyard Denver Cherry Creek

DJ: Groom’s Best Man- He did an awesome job!

Cake: Child’s Pastry Shop– Very good cake πŸ™‚

Catering: Courtyard Denver Cherry Creek

Hair & Makeup: Michael of Carlyle– Alisha B.

Stacey + Tim: Wedding at the Hyatt Regency DTC

Fall is one of my favorite seasons to photograph- nothing can compare to the colors of this season. And it seems that other people must feel the same way since each year the fall seems to be more and more popular for weddings with this year being no exception. Our first wedding in October was held at the Hyatt Regency DTC with Stacey & Tim. Between the couple, the colors, the details, and the location their wedding is definitely up there on my list of all time favorites. We met Stacey & Tim through our friends Kristie & Matt– whose wedding we photographed last summer… or so we thought. Turns out we actually met Tim 2 years prior when he was a groomsmen for Erin & Donald’s wedding all the way back in July of 2007! A fact that neither Tim nor Michelle and I realized until their wedding day when we were pleasantly surprised by Erin & Donald’s attendance. Stacey & Tim have been such a pleasure to work with. While you may have seen pictures of a bride with her dog before, they are typically with the bride holding the end of a very long leash and the dog as far away from her dress as possible. Not Stacey πŸ™‚ Her one request for her wedding day was to have a picture holding her dog Oscar. Β Take one look at him and you’ll see why- he’s adorable (Note: no wedding dress was harmed in taking these photos). During the reception, Stacey & Tim’s DJ provided a spotlight for their toasts, first dance etc. If there is one thing you should do for your reception, this is it! I could have photographed with that light all night! This post could have gone on for miles but we finally narrowed down just a few of our favorites for now so enjoy!

Ceremony & Reception Site: Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center

Flowers: Bella Fiori (Highly Recommend this Company)****

Dress: The Bridal Collection- Pronovias

DJ: Celestial Event

Cake: Hyatt DTC

Catering: Hyatt DTC

Hair & Makeup: I’Capelli Salon (Kami & Terryl)

Jenson Real Estate Group: Denver Business Portraits

A few years back we photographed some business portraits for Seth Jenson and the Jenson Real Estate Group. They needed some updated pictures to include a few new team members so we had the opportunity to work with them again! Seth is actually the agent helping us sell our house and has been great so if you are selling your home or in the market to buy we highly recommend him! Anyway we met them downtown near Commons Park a few weeks back for their session. The weather was beautiful that day except for one thing- the wind! It happened to be one of those really windy Colorado days. It’s a good thing my camera can take so many frames per second so we could capture those moments when the wind calmed down before another gust came through. We had a great time meeting everyone and got some beautiful light for the pictures. Here’s a sneak peek from our day. Enjoy!

Millie + Family: Red Rocks Family Portrait Session

A couple weeks ago we met Millie and her family up at Red Rocks for a family portrait session. There was a concert that evening but we generally don’t run into too many people as long as we arrive several hours before the concert. Apparently this crowd was a little different. It looked as though they had been camped out for hours or even days and there were lots of interesting characters- including one man running around in just his underwear and a bathrobe. I guess that’s to be expected when you attend a concert featuring one of the members of the Grateful Dead. It was quite amusing to people watch while we met up with Millie and her family- you couldn’t help but laugh- I guess the perfect atmosphere for starting pictures:-) We met Millie through her son, Chris, who I had worked with for a few years at my day job. Chris purchased the session for his mom as a gift last year which made the perfect opportunity for some pictures of the family. We had a wonderful time getting to meet everyone. Even saw a few deer on the steep rocks while we were photographing which Chris’ daughter, Moorea, found quite entertaining- she’s such a cutie! Millie, you and your family were a pleasure to work with and we really hope we get the chance to work with you again in the future!Β 

Robyn + Chuck: Hudson Gardens Wedding

Robyn & Chuck originally planned on having an intimate wedding ceremony while taking a cruise to Italy. However, through a little convincing from Chuck’s daughter, Christina, Robyn & Chuck decided that in addition to their cruise that they’d plan something “small” for family & friends to witness here in Colorado. Well, it didn’t exactly turn out to be a “small” event as all of Robyn’s family traveled in to take part in their celebration- it had been over 10 years since the last time they were all together. They held the wedding at Hudson Gardens here in Littleton. Having past by Hudson Gardens all these years I’ve always wanted to photograph there and we finally got the chance. They held the ceremony in the Rose Garden in honor of Robyn’s grandmother, Rose. It’s really a beautiful location! Following the ceremony we headed to Aurora to the Wheatlands Community Center for the reception. We had a great time getting to know Robyn & Chuck and their daughters, Christina & Jade. Thank you guys so much for allowing us to capture your big day. We wish you all the best- God Bless!

Ceremony Site: Hudson Gardens

Reception Site: Wheatlands Community Center

Flowers: Costco

Dress: d’Anelli Bridal

Cake: Safeway

Catering: Catering by George