Monthly Archives: September 2010

Robyn + Chuck: Engagement + Family Session at Wash Park

Our second session in September also brought us back to Wash Park for Robyn & Chuck’s engagement and family session. We met Robyn at Heather & Don’s wedding back in May and are so glad we had the opportunity to work with her, Chuck and their girl’s as well. Since Robyn’s daughter, Jade, and Chuck’s daughter, Christina, would be part of the wedding it only made sense to include them in the engagement photos for a combo engagement/family session. Robyn’s friend Diane (who we also met at Heather & Don’s wedding) also joined us during the session with her cute little puppy. We knew that they were going to be a really fun group to work with- after all they were friends of Heather & Don, and sure enough they were just as much fun as we thought they would be. We had a great time photographing them that afternoon! Even got a fun “cheesy” family photo at the end- dogpile! Here’s just a few of my favorites from the day. Check back for their wedding photos sometime this next week.

The Anderson Family: Washington Park Family Session

Where the heck has this month gone? Seems like it just began and now we’re almost in October! We have so much to blog about from this past month and this one goes all the way back to the beginning of September. We met the Anderson family at Wash park for their family session several weeks back. We’ve photographed at the park several times but this was only the second time doing so with young children. And we learned a very important lesson- don’t let them see the playground BEFORE the pictures or they’ll just want to play. Really can you blame them? Hmm smiling and sitting still for someone you don’t know or playing…. I’d probably want to go play too ๐Ÿ™‚ So after a couple attempts of getting the family together for a few pics of everyone smiling we let the girls off the hook to go play and figured we could get a few of them having fun on the playground in the process. After a little while we were then able to get everyone together for a few pictures before they were ready to get back to the playground again. Even snuck a few of the girls smiling. Here’s just a few pics from our day.ย 

The Warkentin Family Portraits: Washington Park

One of our brides and friends, Hanako, indirectly introduced us to the Warkentin family last year. They don’t know each other personally but both share a passion for the same cause through the Nathan Yip Foundation. Hanako brought this wonderful foundation to our attention a couple years back and it was through the foundation that we got connected with the Warkentin Family. I’d encourage you to head to their website to see what great things have been done following the tragedy that led to it’s beginning. Their son, Michael was best friends with Nathan so obviously it’s a cause they feel very passionate about. We originally planned on taking these photos last summer. However, it seemed nothing would go right every time we tried to schedule the session. Either we were booked, schedules conflicted or the snow decided to ruin our plans. So, rather than fight with the weather in the fall/winter we just decided to postpone until a better time this year. This time around it all worked out great and we had perfect weather to top it off! We were excited to finally meet the family after all that time and they were awesome. The whole family was so much fun to work with and we had a great time. We met them in Denver at Washington Park for the session and they even brought their two canine family members along for some of the pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you guys so much and hope to work with you again someday!

Gall & Ziesman Family: Highline Canal Portrait Session

Sometimes it’s hard to believe I graduated high school 10 years ago! Especially when you see someone you haven’t seen since graduating and it’s like it was yesterday. I’ve known Emilie since I was 14- yikes that was forever ago! Through the power of Facebook- seriously what did people do before this was invented- we got connected all these years later. When she told me she was going to be an aunt and wanted her sister to get their photos taken once the baby was born I was very excited to not only see Emilie but get to see her family as well. We met Sara and her husband with the rest of the family at their parents house here in Highlands Ranch. Since the highline canal is so close we figured it would be a great location for the pics of the family. Little Sawyer is absolutely precious!!! He’s the first grandchild/nephew in the family and you can tell how much love they all have for this little guy. We had a wonderful time with everyone and love the photos we walked away with. Here’s just a few from our session- enjoy!

Jeneisa + Taylor: Colorado Wedding at Arrowhead Golf Course

Jeneisa and Taylor were married a few weeks back at Arrowhead Golf Course in Littleton. Michelle and I have photographed at Arrowhead a few times but hadn’t been back for a full wedding (ceremony & reception) since 2007 so we were looking forward to Jeneisa and Taylor’s wedding there. We met the girls at the Element Hotel next to Park Meadows for a few quick shots of them getting ready and I have to say that the lobby at the hotel is awesome! Definitely hope to photograph in there someday. Right before we headed off I took just a couple of Jeneisa sitting in the lobby “attempting” to relax those prewedding jitters. By the time we got to Arrowhead we knew it was going to be a hot day- and without a cloud in the sky. After the ceremony we headed out with the golf carts for a few pictures of just Jeneisa + Taylor. I wanted to snap a few pictures of them while we were driving so Michelle got to drive her first golf cart- and she didn’t crash! She had a bad experience with a go-kart as a kid so this was progress ๐Ÿ™‚ They had a pretty sweet light set up during the reception which made for some really cool dancing images and loved the bubbles during their first dance- always a favorite. We had a wonderful time with these two and wish them all the best!

Hair: Aveda School of Hair

DJ: Larry Nosbish of Top Hat Entertainment

Cake: Azucar Bakery

Honey Jars: Jeffrey Johnston of Colorado Honey Company (loved this idea!)

Manicures/Pedicures: Nail Boutique at Park Meadows (bride HIGHLY recommends this place for a great wedding manicure or pedicure)

The Oaks Family: Highline Canal Family Portraits

After a much needed short vacation to Washington state (we’ll be posting more about our trip in a few days) we have a lot of blogging to catch up on so keep checking back for several new pics.

A couple weeks back we photographed some family portraits for the Oaks family. You might remember Ryan from ourย senior portrait session with him up at Red Rocks and in Downtown Morrison last year. Well, this time we had the opportunity to meet the whole family for a session right here in Highlands Ranch off the Highline Canal. They were such a fun group to work with! We had a great time getting to meet everyone and hopefully they didn’t walk away with too many mosquito bites. The one time I forget bug repellant is when we actually need it- go figure! Here’s a sneak peek from our session.