Monthly Archives: July 2011

Denver Fashion Photographers: Sassy Sisters Clothing

After staying indoors for the last couple of issues of Her Life Magazine’s Trendsetter we decided it was about time to enjoy the Colorado summer and head outside for the July fashion spread. We decided to be really relaxed with this particular shoot and chose an area not too far away from our house that we hadn’t been to for years with trees and tall grasses. Since it was still May when we shot these pictures we were fortunate to avoid the mosquitos as things had just finished greening up. Heather & Tiffany were absolutely perfect for this shoot! We had a great time with both of them- and of course with our very favorite Advertising Rep over at Her Life, Ronnie 🙂 We had a difficult time narrowing down our favorites from this shoot but here’s just a few we ended up with from our day.

Wardrobe: Sassy Sisters Clothing

Models: Heather Knapp + Tiffany Richards of Donna Baldwin Talent

Hair: Katie Walsh of Scarlet Salon

Makeup: Kitty Crimson of Scarlet Salon

Location: Littleton, Colorado

Caity + Drew: Denver Wedding Photographer

There are some people you meet and you instantly know you’re going to like them. When we were first approached by Caity via email we set up a time to meet with her mom, Ann, since Caity was out of state finishing school. We knew from the moment we met Ann that if Caity was anything like her mom and anything like the way Ann described her that we were going to enjoy working with them. Not only did we have so much fun with the two of them for their engagement session but when the wedding day arrived we couldn’t have been surrounded by a better group of family and friends. There is something about Caity & Drew that reminds Michelle and I of us when we got married. Perhaps it’s that they are young like we were or maybe just how you can see how much they love one another just by the way they look at each other with knowing glances. It definitely made me remember back to our own wedding day watching these two get married especially when the limo broke down at the guys’ place before the wedding (it was HOT out and it overheated)- something that also happened on our wedding day and has yet to happen until this wedding. Fortunately, their limo company was right on top of it and got everyone to the church long before the wedding without a hitch and Caity & Drew are such an easy going couple that they didn’t let it bother them in the least. They were married at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Aurora and then held their reception at the Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. During the reception they set up a fog machine for their first dance and I LOVE the photos we got from it- totally recommend that by the way 😉 We have a ton of amazing pictures but here are just a few from their story. Thank you Caity & Drew for allowing us to capture such an important day in your lives- God Bless!!

Ceremony Site: Queen of Peace Catholic Church

Reception Site: Ritchie Center at the University of Denver

Flowers: Bloomin’ Bee

Dress: Oleg Cassini from David’s Bridal- her mom Ann made the beautiful birdcage veil (isn’t it so cool?!)

DJ: DJ Surge- Sergei Shapoval- he is AWESOME!!

Cake: Azucar Bakery

Catering: Sodexho at DU

Hair: Davida Cordoba

Makeup: Bride 🙂

Suuthe: Her Life Magazine July Cover

The July Issue of Her Life Magazine featured Mari Carlin Dart, the owner of an all natural skin care line called Suuthe. Mari developed Suuthe initially not as something she intended to sell but rather to treat her son’s eczema when he was a baby. She had tried so many different things and nothing seemed to work so began mixing up her own blends of natural ingredients that seemed to work to some degree separately but were amazing when put together. Being “hippie-types” ourselves when it comes to what we consume and use on our skin, we were really excited to meet Mari and hear more about the great product line she carries. She and her business partner as well as her family were an absolute joy to work with! They couldn’t be a nicer group of people and we had such a fun time working and talking with all of them. The weather finally held the day of the shoot after a few times of rescheduling due to crazy Colorado storms. We got some great images outside their home as well as the neighbor’s garden who was kind enough to allow us to use their yard for a few shots. Make sure to read more about Mari and Suuthe in the July issue online and of course try some of their products- Michelle and I LOVE them!! 

A few more blog posts coming soon

Here are a few more things coming to the blog soon!

My little cousin Courtney is all grown up! Here’s one of my favorite pics from the modeling portfolio session we did this past weekend up in Golden:

One of my favorite shots during the ceremony from Caity & Drew’s wedding at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Aurora:

 

Cydney + Kiel: Golden Colorado Engagement Photography

This post has been in the works for over 20 some odd years! I’ve known Cydney before the internet and long before Facebook and now all these years later I can’t believe I’m photographing her wedding and her engagement photos! Cydney and I were next door neighbors as kids and friends for many years and I’m so excited that she has found Kiel to share her life with. Kiel really knows how to make Cydney laugh and makes her happy which you can’t ask for more. We met up with the two of them in Golden and being a wedding planner, Cydney had plenty of ideas for props to bring along for the shoot. We LOVE it when people want to incorporate something fun into the engagement session and balloons, bikes, and super cute puppies are always welcome 🙂 Got to give a little shout out to Cydney’s wedding planning company Stiletto Events. So many people think that hiring a wedding planner just adds to the cost of planning a wedding but a good planner not only can help keep costs down by focusing on the important things (ie. wedding photography) and reducing or cutting out needless expenses but they can also help keep your sanity when trying to plan one of the biggest days of your life! Make sure to check out Stiletto Events– Cydney is awesome!! Anyways, we had a great time in Golden- lots of laughs, a few mosquito bites, and some beautiful pictures! Here’s just a few we’re excited to share with you.

Katie + Felix: Wedding at Mt Vernon Event Center

Michelle and I had been looking forward to Katie + Felix’s wedding for a long time! We first met the two of them about a year and half prior to their wedding and knew instantly that we wanted to work with them. Katie is a friend of my brother’s from college and for anyone who knows me and my goofy personality, well that’s my brother too. And, Katie has the awesome sense of humor that when you joke around with her she’ll just give it right back and it’s easy to see why her and my brother are friends. Katie and Felix and so much fun to be around and getting to work with couple’s like them is what makes my job never feel like work. They were married on June 25th at Mt Vernon Event Center in Golden. John Payne of John Payne Studios came along for the day to work alongside Michelle and I and made the day even better- he’s such a great guy and is actually the other talented photographer behind Her Life Magazine! I have to say the best part of the day was during the reception when they took out boxes of hats and masks shipped all the way from Peru (where Felix’s family is from) for all the guests to wear- almost all of the 200+ guests were out on the dance floor having a blast! We were so happy to be a part of this great celebration for Katie & Felix- we wish you two all the best!

Ceremony & Reception Site: Mt Vernon Event Center

Flowers: Bride’s Friend

Dress: Schaffer’s Ultimate Bride

DJ: Golden Berg Promotions & Entertainment

Cake: Das Meyer (Our Favorite cakes- we get one here every year for our anniversary 8 years and counting!)

Catering: Mt Vernon Event Center

Hair: Suzi from Muse Salon

Makeup: Janet Hartley (Macy’s Origins at Southwest Plaza)

Videographer: Wolff Paw Video

Officiant: Diane Reiss

Photo Credits John Payne: Image 13, Image 18, Image 28, Image 33, and Image 34

Christen + Michael: Day 2 Lake Erie Beach

While I loved the photos we got the first day with Michael & Christen in downtown Erie, I LOVE the photos we got the second day when we headed out to Lake Erie. These definitely rank up there in my all time favorite images I’ve ever taken and will definitely be added to our website very soon! The day combined two of my very favorite things: natural lighting and photographing at the beach! Okay technically it’s not a beach in the ocean sense but Lake Erie is HUGE so between the wind, the sand, and the beautiful color of the water it definitely felt like we were at the ocean (minus a few degrees or so). We headed out about noon that day. Yep, cloudless sky and shooting at noon- that’s what comes from learning to photograph in Colorado with harsh sunlight year round. The first part of the session we treated much like an engagement/couple shoot. We took photos of the two of them having fun, walking along the beach and of course we had to include the world’s cutest puppy, Dolce! For the last part of our shoot we took inspiration from the Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Guess Ads… which by the way if anyone has any connections to said companies we have two gorgeous models and a very willing photographer who would be more than happy to work with them haha 🙂 The last several images were some of my very favorite of the whole trip. In fact, I think I’ve decided we need to move next to a beach somewhere- I could get used to shooting images like this everyday!!