Monthly Archives: September 2011

Ryan Senior Portraits at Mt Falcon

Have I said how much I LOVE taking senior pictures? Especially when it’s for a friend’s son and at an awesome location like Mt Falcon. Earlier in the year we photographed Trey’s senior pictures downtown and this time around we got to take photos for his brother Ryan. Ryan was a ton of fun to work with! He wanted something a little different than his brother and really liked the “outdoor” nature-type look rather than the urban setting so Mt Falcon was a perfect choice. When we headed up the hill to meet them we had no idea if the weather was going to hold or pour on us. Fortunately we had plenty of time to get lots of great photos in right before the rain started and the clouds made for some awesome pics in the background. Ryan’s short hair for the photos was very recent- to the day in fact. A little misunderstanding at the hair salon left him with a mohawk that just wasn’t going to cut it for pictures so the day of the session he had to cut it all off- it looked great though and you’d never know! Ryan started a new school this year for his senior year and we hope he has a great final high school year (of course awesome photos definitely makes it easy to start the year out right- right?? haha). Here’s some of our favorites!

Kristin + John: Inverness Wedding Photographer

Two weeks ago Michelle and I had the pleasure of photographing Kristin + John’s wedding at the Inverness Hotel here in the DTC. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day- not too hot or cold and a nice mix of a little sunshine with a few clouds. It was one of those days that helps you remember why living in Colorado is so awesome! Kristin and John chose to see each other before the ceremony for a first look session. We love doing these since it allows us more time with the couple and it seems like it always helps calm any nerves before walking down the aisle. I love the look on Kristin’s face right before John turned around to see her! Following the ceremony we took a few more photos of the two of them before they headed off to the reception and I LOVE the ones of them standing behind the tree! We had so much fun working with these two and are so happy they found us. We got some hilarious pictures during the reception when everybody starting to let loose. At one point I decided to utilize the video feature on my camera since a photo just couldn’t quite capture the moment. There always seems to be someone at a wedding that just captures your attention and this little guy was definitely it that evening- he was a riot to watch! Check him out on the video link below. We had a difficult time narrowing down which pictures to show from there wedding but here they are- enjoy!!

WEDDING RECEPTION DANCING VIDEO

Ceremony & Reception Site: Inverness Hotel Denver

Flowers: Sue Kimball- Kimball Floral (very highly recommend her work)

Dress: Jim Hjelm from d’Anelli Bridal

DJ: Marc McDonald- Complete Music & Video

Ceremony Music: Metropolitan String Quartet

Cake: Inverness Hotel (very yummy)

Catering: Inverness Hotel

Hair & Makeup: Ahhh Mobile Spa

Videographer: Lupher Arts

Baby Doe’s Clothing: Denver Fashion Photographer

The September Trendsetter for Her Life Magazine is one of my favorite to date. We’ve had a lot of fun photographing the fashion spread each month but this one we kept so simple and relaxed that I don’t think the afternoon could have been any better. For the September issue we worked with Baby Doe’s Clothing out of Golden Colorado. Besides the fact that they carry some really nice clothing for women, the owner Nancy is such a sweetheart! It was so nice to have her there for the shoot that day right in the heart of downtown Golden. I LOVE shooting in Golden so it was perfect that she wanted to incorporate the town into the photos. Our models Heather and Tina were so awesome to work with as well! We wanted this shoot to be very relaxed to fit the style of clothing and picked two ladies who had beautiful smiles. We knew we wanted to have several images with the two models paired together so tried to find girls that looked like they could be friends and sure enough the two got along great- you’d never know they just met that day! It was nice to not have to carry around any lighting equipment this time- just used natural light with a little help from a simple bounce to get that nice catchlight in the eyes for a few photos. If you are looking for a great place to shop in Golden for women’s clothing you MUST stop in Baby Doe’s! The September issue of Her Life Magazine is on the website now so check it out if you haven’t already!

Wardrobe: Baby Doe’s Clothing in Golden, Colorado

Models: Heather Cline + Tina Becker-Ryan of Donna Baldwin Talent

Hair: Jessie Peterson of Scarlet Salon

Makeup: Kitty Crimson of Scarlet Salon

Location: Downtown Golden, Colorado

Erica Cobb: Her Life Magazine August Cover Girl

A few months back we had the opportunity to photograph the beautiful Erica Cobb from Denver’s own Alice 105.9 morning show with BJ, Howie, & Erica. Not only is Erica beautiful but she was so easy to work with and is just as nice as can be- Michelle and I had a great time getting to meet her that day! We met Erica at her place in Denver for the shoot and right away knew it was going to be the perfect location. The building has so many great features including an awesome waterfall along a wall out on the terrace that we could have photographed in front of all day. Since Erica competes in fitness competitions and is in great shape we knew we also wanted to include a few photos of her in the gym and fortunately we had the room all to ourselves to snap a few photos of her “working out”. I don’t think you could possibly take a bad photo of Erica and we had a tough decision choosing which ones we wanted to end up in the August issue for Her Life Magazine. Here’s a few images that made it to print and a few additional favorites that didn’t. Also, click the link below to check out the video that Mike “Moose” Ahlstrand with Alice 105.9 took of Erica during our shoot including a small segment with yours truly acting like a dork:-)PS. Erica will be answering love and relationship questions each month in Her Life Magazine’s “Ask Erica” section so send in your questions to the magazine if you’ve got ’em.

Model: Erica Cobb from Alice 105.9 Morning Show with BJ, Howie & Erica

Location: 1600 Glenarm Place

Hair: Sylvestor “Sly” Johnson of Scarlet Salon

Makeup: Kitty Crimson of Scarlet Salon

Wardrobe: Delish Demure at the Belleview Promenade

VIDEO FROM OUR PHOTO SHOOT WITH ERICA

It’s New to Me: Her Life August Trendsetter

It’s been a busy couple of months and I can’t believe it’s already September! Where the heck did the summer go? We’ve got a bunch of blogging to catch up on so check back frequently over the next week or so for several posts from the past two months.

A few months back we photographed the August Trendsetter for Her Life Magazine up in Evergreen for a furniture consignment store called It’s New to Me. Trying to come up with a way to photograph this shoot was not an easy task. We knew that we needed to keep the focus of the shoot on the furniture but also wanted to make sure that it remained a “fashion” piece at the same time. Adding to the difficulty of the shoot was that we needed to photograph in the store and the store had LOTS of inventory in a small space all covered with price tags. Let’s just say the final images had more photoshop than most any shoot we’ve ever done trying to remove all those price tags! We opted to make the shoot have a little bit of a “dark” feel to it hoping that it would keep the images from looking too commercial like you’d see in a furniture ad and look more like a fashion piece that it was intended to be. Our model Christa from Access World Talent did a great job for us and was wonderful to work with! We had a great time despite the small work space and the shop has some really cool stuff as well as a very sweet owner who we were so glad we got to meet and work with. If you’re in the market for buying some “new” furniture make sure to check them out in Evergreen! Here’s some of our favorite images from the day including those that made it in the August issue.

Wardrobe: Crave Consignment Shop

Model: Christa Hittle of Access World Talent

Hair: Jessie Peterson of Scarlet Salon

Makeup: Kitty Crimson of Scarlet Salon

Location: It’s New to Me, Evergreen CO