Monthly Archives: March 2013

Heather + Peter: Mexico Destination Wedding at The Royal Playa del Carmen

I realize we’re posting a few more pictures this time than usual but it’s not everyday we get the chance to photograph a wedding on the beach in Mexico. While I LOVE living in Colorado and feel very blessed to capture photos for people here in our beautiful state, it’s a pretty awesome experience when you get to work with a couple who flies you to another location to photograph their wedding and who could possibly say no to the beach?! Heather and I went to high school together years ago but it was through Cydney that her and Peter got connected with us. We can’t thank Cydney enough for passing them our way and this opportunity. Heather and Peter are such a sweet couple and we had the most amazing time working with them. In fact I don’t know if I could really even call it “work” at all- it was way too much fun and talk about the ideal “office”! Their wedding was held at The Royal Playa del Carmen where we stayed for a few days leading up to the wedding and I have to say that between our experience at the resort itself and the attention they put into the wedding that I would highly recommend them. Neither Michelle nor I wanted to leave when it came time to go back home 🙁 . Heather and Peter we are so grateful for the opportunity and we’re so happy we got to work with you! We wish you guys a world of happiness!

Ceremony & Reception Site: The Royal Playa del Carmen

Dress Shop: The Bridal Collection

Dress Designer: Justin Alexander

Bride’s Shoes: Sadi by Nina

Bridesmaid Dresses: W118 by Walter Baker

Videographer: Brian Martinez of Kantrast Media

Wedding Invitations:  Ann Marie Johnson

Ashlyn + Tyler: Winter Engagements at Mount Falcon

It’s always interesting to hear couple’s stories of how the met and Ashlyn & Tyler’s connection to Colorado definitely had us wondering. Both are Texas natives, currently living across the country, but are getting married in the Colorado mountains despite family & friends living elsewhere. We were curious why they decided to plan the wedding here (besides the fact that it is a beautiful location to get married) but it made perfect sense seeing as they met here while on a ski trip with friends. Apparently they instantly clicked when they met and that chemistry was definitely obvious throughout our session with them up at Mt Falcon. I almost felt like we should have been paying them for modeling rather than them paying us! It’s plain to see they are a gorgeous couple but they were also so much fun to work with. Most of the snow from our recent storm had melted down here in town so we were expecting nothing more than a little mud and some snow on the grass. We got a bit of a shock to find just how much snow was still up there. I think each of us had at least a handful of close calls almost falling while we slipped through the slushy snow. They were so great about it though and I think in the end the pictures were definitely worth the slushy hike. We can’t wait to photograph their wedding this coming summer especially since Cydney will be planning it- we know it will be awesome!

Makeup: Heathyrre Kautz of Heathyrre Kautz Couture (she did a beautiful job like always with Ashlyn’s makeup for our session)

Hanako: Fall Model + Headshot Session

Our blog has been quite for too long so we’re excited to finally post a session that is long overdue! We had a crazy hectic year last year with moving, moving, moving, and moving again so took a much needed break for a few months to settle into our new house and have been working on some things we are excited to unveil later this year. Hopefully everyone has had a great start to the new year! We’re definitely looking forward to this year with some awesome clients. This post goes all the way back to November. Hanako is a friend and one of our very favorite clients who we’ve had the opportunity to work with on numerous occasions beginning back in 2007. She’s starting up her modeling portfolio again after several years on hold and we were more than happy to help her do that. Heathyrre Kautz came along to provide makeup for the session and did a beautiful job! We were so glad we got to work with her again and highly recommend her (she also does wedding makeup so make sure to check out her site if you are in need of a makeup artist for your wedding). Our session ended up covering two days as we got rained out part way through the first day but the second time around was beautiful weather. We started at the South Platte Reservoir and then headed to Downtown Littleton for some night photos. I love the pictures we got especially of her laughing (that’s Hanako to a T) and of course had an awesome time- it’s impossible not to with Hanako!! Here’s a sneak peek from our shoot.

Model: Hanako

Makeup: Heathyrre Kautz of Heathyrre Kautz Couture

Location: Littleton, Colorado