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Her Life Magazine Cover: September 2011

I realize this post is long overdue but life has been a tad busy over the past few months and since everyone is always so busy during the holiday season anyway we figured we’d wait until things started picking up for the year to post our last few shoots with Her Life Magazine. This particular photo shoot was taken for the September 2011 cover of Her Life Magazine. Our cover girl for the month was Brandi Shigley. Our shoot with Brandi was one of our favorite during our time working with the magazine. Brandi’s full of personality and while she takes her business seriously she knows how to have fun doing it. It’s awesome to see someone who is passionate about something focusing that passion into helping others. Her business, Fashion Denver, is all about helping local designers pursue their dreams and bring their vision into the marketplace by connecting them with people to do so. If you or someone you know is interested in fashion design make sure to check out her site to see what Fashion Denver is all about. While they recently closed the retail portion of the business to focus more on helping designers in other aspects of the business, we had the opportunity to see the boutique while it was up and running and get a glimpse of some local designer’s work. It was a lot of fun seeing so many cool unique pieces. Here’s some of our favorite images from our day including of course a few of Brandi skating around on her roller skates wearing a feather headpiece (an image that shows her personality better than words can describe). Thanks Brandi for taking the time to work with us and wishing you all the best with Fashion Denver’s future!

Cover Girl: Brandi Shigley

Location: Fashion Denver– 1070 Bannock Street, Denver CO

Hair: Katie Walsh of Scarlet Salon

Makeup: Kitty Crimson of Scarlet Salon

Tarika: Denver Actress Headshots

A few weeks back we met Tarika to take some acting headshots for her portfolio. In addition to acting she works with the Nathan Yip Foundation who we had the pleasure of getting connected with a few years back after a friend and one of our favorite brides (Hanako) introduced us to this wonderful organization. Tarika needed some headshots for her acting portfolio but while we were out taking photos we also took some additional portraits that she could use outside of just her portfolio. She wanted an urban look for the images and the lower Highlands neighborhood of Denver was the perfect location- I think this is one of my favorite places in Denver to shoot!  It was a tad windy and as soon as the sun started setting it went from a pretty nice day to COLD really fast (it was the end of October so I guess we can’t complain too much). We had a great time working with her and found some really cool places we hadn’t photographed before. Tarika was so nice and as the photos show obviously very photogenic! Here’s some of my favorites- enjoy!

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!! 

Denver Magazine Photographer: Red Rocks Family Pictures

The June Cover story for Her Life Magazine featured Anne Dunn- a mother of 4 who struggled with infertility (something we know all too well about) and was blessed with triplets after finally getting pregnant and a little over a year later added one more to their family. Photographing three 6 year olds and one 5 year old at first sounded pretty challenging but definitely not this family! We had such a great time with all of them and couldn’t believe how well behaved and easy going the 4 kids were. Since the story focused on family we figured why not photograph the session as we would a regular family session. We met up at Red Rocks for the photoshoot and spent the afternoon near my favorite location- the Trading Post. Anne is actually Janell’s sister-in-law (our trendsetter model from the May issue featured in the post below). We had a great time working with Anne’s wonderful family. Thanks guys for a great afternoon!

Models: Anne & Todd Dunn (children- Emme, Creig, Cooper & Caleb)

Location: Red Rocks

Her Life Magazine: Mrs Colorado + Soignee Elegant Attire

I’m a little behind in getting this post up with the start of our busy season but am finally getting caught up in blogging. This shoot goes back to March for the May fashion spread in Her Life Magazine. We had so much fun with this one- not only did we have some really cool clothes to work with but we also had the chance to photograph Janell Ames, Mrs Colorado 2011! What caught our eye about the clothes available at Soignee was the retro 20’s-40’s look of the clothing. The shop carries many other styles as well but these particular items matched perfect with the overall theme we were going for- a seamstress from the early/mid 1900’s. If you live in DTC area you have to check out this boutique! All the unique hats, purses, and props were all courtesy of the shop which made for a perfect setting for the shoot. The owner, Diane, is such a sweet lady and has some really great items available in her store. These photos are a few of my favorite images from the day including the ones you can find in the May issue.

Wardrobe: Soignee Elegant Attire

Model: Janell Ames– Mrs Colorado 2011 of Donna Baldwin Talent

Hair: Jessie Peterson + Ashley Principe of Scarlet Salon

Makeup: Kitty Crimson of Scarlet Salon

Location: Soignee Elegant Attire

Meghan: Littleton Band Photographs at Night

Meghan contacted me a little while back to see if we could set up a shoot for some individual promo images for her band Murphy and the Claytones of which she is the lead singer (and by the way has a beautiful voice!) I’ve known Meghan since back in high school and had no idea she was so talented. Apparently neither did she as it was just something she picked up one day not too long ago. Most of their music is R&B and they play in some local Jazz bars in Denver so we used that as inspiration for our shoot adding blues and purples to light up many of the photos. I absolutely love getting to photograph at night and while it may take a bit more patience with each shot than natural light it’s so worth it when you get the shot! We chose downtown Littleton since it’s a little less crowded then Denver on a Friday night and there are so many cool little alleyways and buildings in the small downtown area we had plenty areas to choose from. It was so much fun working with Meghan and getting to see her again all these years after high school. She was a great model! Thanks Meghan for being such a trooper while we walked around all night 🙂 Love the shots we got!

Band: Murphy and the Claytones

Model: Meghan Murphy

Denver Roller Dolls: May Cover Shoot for Her Life Magazine

Back in March we had the chance to meet and photograph Heather “Bijou” Angeli with the Denver Roller Dolls for the May cover of Her Life Magazine. Bijou is a member of Bruising Altitude and the Shotgun Betties. We had the chance to see her in action at a bout shortly after our photo shoot and can these girls kick butt! Not sure how long I’d last in the rink with this group of ladies. If you’re looking for a fun date night or family evening in the Denver area definitely check them out- we had a great time! As for our photo shoot, we figured what better location than somewhere urban like downtown Denver. A big thank you to Scarlet Salon who couldn’t have done a better job with Bijou’s hair & makeup- loved the purple! Bijou was an absolute pleasure to work with and was so easy going in front of the camera which made it a bit difficult to narrow down our favorite shots for the magazine. The issue will be up online at www.herlifemagazine.com/denver a few more days before the June issue is released so make sure to read her inspirational story. Having been diagnosed with MS just about a year ago, she doesn’t let it get in the way of life and uses skating as a platform to reach others touched by this disease. Thank you Bijou for the fun afternoon and hope to make it to another bout someday soon!

Model: Heather “Bijou” Angeli

Location: Downtown Denver

Hair: Jessie Peterson & Ashley Principe of Scarlet Salon

Makeup: Kitty Crimson of Scarlet Salon