Monthly Archives: June 2012

Downtown Golden Engagements: Jess + Brenden

Last weekend we met up with Jess and Brenden in Downtown Golden for their engagement session. We opted to start the pictures as late as possible that evening due to the heat and even then it was still around 100 degrees by the time we finished at sunset! They were such troopers though and we were able to get some amazing pictures. Brenden is one of my brother’s really good friends and was a groomsmen in his wedding this past fall- now it’s Brenden’s turn and he and Jess are getting married this September. We had such a great time with these two! They were so natural in front of the camera and have such chemistry together that our session ran a little longer than normal because I just couldn’t stop taking pictures- oops:-)¬†Although in the end I’m glad we stayed out a little longer than planned which allowed us to get some awesome pictures of the beautiful sunset! We had a tough time deciding which photos to pick from there were so many we liked but here’s a few that we just had to share. This first picture was taken against a building that always reminds me of a setting you’d find in Mexico- I LOVE it!¬†

Engagements at Lair O’ the Bear: Sarah + Luke

I can’t believe it’s already the middle of June! And if this past week is any indication of the weather to come it looks like it’s going to be a very hot summer. Last weekend we were fortunate to have a little break from the heat for Sarah & Luke’s engagement session up at Lair O’ the Bear in Idledale. This location is one of my new favorite spots and it was the first time we’ve gotten to photograph there this time of the year. We met Luke back in 2009 in Jamaica when we photographed his brother’s wedding (Alyssa & Matt). He’s such a nice guy and we had a great time getting to know him over the few days we spent in Jamaica with their family so when we heard from him last year that he was engaged we already knew we’d like Sarah and really enjoy getting to work with both of them. So of course we had a blast photographing their engagement session! We met up with them during my favorite time of day- a few hours before sunset. The light is just gorgeous this time of day and it was perfect for our session with the two of them. I always like to have a little fun if people are up to it and since I just can’t resist dandelions we had to take a few pics with these giant ones found in the field. These are some of my favorite images from the day- can’t wait for their wedding this August!

Miss Colorado USA: Blair Griffith

Our time working with Her Life Magazine couldn’t have ended on a better note than our shoot for their November Cover. We had the opportunity to meet and photograph not only the very beautiful but also extremely sweet Miss Colorado USA Blair Griffith. Our photo shoot was a couple months before she relinquished her crown to the next year’s pageant winner and needless to say it was pretty cool to work with her. Blair was one of the sweetest people we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with! She’s just such a genuine person and her personality shines through her smile in every picture. We chose to meet up at Cherry Creek North for the photos. Unfortunately the weather was not really our friend that day but if it hadn’t been for the wind and rain we wouldn’t have found such a cool location indoors to take a few of the pics. We were photographing around the JW Marriott Cherry Creek when the weather turned on us and the awesome staff at Second Home Kitchen & Bar inside the hotel was kind enough to allow us to use their place for some really awesome pictures with a backdrop against a wall that changed colors. This shoot was definitely one of the highlights working with Her Life Magazine and while it was a bit sad to say goodbye to the magazine we felt the opportunity had run it’s course and we’re ready for other things. Blair thank you so much for your time and willingness to work with us!

Model: Blair Griffith Miss Colorado USA 2011

Location: Cherry Creek North & JW Marriott Cherry Creek

Hair: Katie Walsh of Scarlet Salon

Makeup: Kitty Crimson of Scarlet Salon