Monthly Archives: July 2013

Idledale Family Portraits: Kooi + Wyant Family

Back in high school I would have never thought that some day I would be photographing some of my classmates FAMILY’S, and cute ones at that. I’ve known Morgan and Andrea since high school and it was so awesome to catch up with them and photograph their families. It’s amazing how time flies after high school and to see that we all had families of our own. We meet at Lair O’ the Bear and once again it did not disappoint, it was gorgeous and we had perfect weather. And with the sketchy weather forecasts we’ve been getting lately we didn’t know if it might pour rain on us or not. The only snag of the day was when Andrea put down her purse in a field and we didn’t realize until the end of the shoot, but low and behold some nice colorado hikers said they had seen it and told us exactly where to look, purse saved! The kids were such little angels and had some of the best posers (future models perhaps?) and the husbands..well they were too. Great people, cute kids and no lost purses makes for some great photos, Enjoy!

Meghan + Kellen: Grant-Humphreys Mansion Wedding

We’ve had a busy couple of weeks of sessions and a wedding so now catching up on all the editing! Meghan & Kellen were married last Wednesday on July 3rd at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion in Denver. It was a beautiful wedding and Grant-Humphreys is an incredible venue. They had a late ceremony just before sunset so they opted for a “first look” session beforehand and we were able to get all the pictures done allowing them to just enjoy the rest of the night after they said “I do”. We LOVE getting to do these sessions and it worked out perfect for Meghan & Kellen since the cloud cover came in right before sunset and we would have missed out on all the gorgeous shots we got of the two of them and their bridal party in the sunlight! I don’t think we could have asked for better weather in July- after last year’s summer we were afraid it was going to be over 100 degrees but fortunately we weren’t even close. We had so much fun photographing their day and  Meghan even sang for Kellen during their reception (she has an A-MAZING voice!) Of course I can’t forget to mention the live band they had at their reception the Delta Sonics. Live bands are probably one of my favorite things at weddings and these guys are so talented- if you are considering a band and like the Blues totally check these guys out! Thanks Meghan & Kellen for letting us capture your special today- congrats guys!!

Ceremony & Reception Site: Grant-Humphreys Mansion

Ceremony Music: John Dawson

Live Reception Band: Delta Sonics (sooo awesome!)

Dress: Claire Pettibone from Little White Dress

Catering: Gourmet Fine Catering

Cake: Azucar Bakery

Hair: Angel Perna of Flirt Salon

Makeup: Bride 🙂

Flowers: D’Cle Ment Custom Florist

The Leonard Family: Larkspur Family Portraits

I’m really excited to share this session from last week with the Leonard family. We’ve known these guys for almost 10 years now but hadn’t seen them since their daughter Lexi was right about the age of their little boy Reese- way too long! Michelle and Jennifer worked together years ago, Jennifer was our most awesome real estate agent who helped us buy our first house, and we had the pleasure of photographing this cute couple’s wedding back in 2007! Now they have the most adorable family! After having to reschedule our original session due to weather, last week we met these guys down at Dawson Butte open space just south of Castle Rock. Michelle and I love going for walks and after spending an afternoon at Dawson Butte last month we couldn’t believe we lived so close to such a beautiful location and how perfect it would be for pictures. The original plan was for a mini session but since we were having too much fun and the kids were holding up we had to get a few extra pics 🙂 Here’s some of our favorites from the day!