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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

Christen + Michael: Day 2 Lake Erie Beach

While I loved the photos we got the first day with Michael & Christen in downtown Erie, I LOVE the photos we got the second day when we headed out to Lake Erie. These definitely rank up there in my all time favorite images I’ve ever taken and will definitely be added to our website very soon! The day combined two of my very favorite things: natural lighting and photographing at the beach! Okay technically it’s not a beach in the ocean sense but Lake Erie is HUGE so between the wind, the sand, and the beautiful color of the water it definitely felt like we were at the ocean (minus a few degrees or so). We headed out about noon that day. Yep, cloudless sky and shooting at noon- that’s what comes from learning to photograph in Colorado with harsh sunlight year round. The first part of the session we treated much like an engagement/couple shoot. We took photos of the two of them having fun, walking along the beach and of course we had to include the world’s cutest puppy, Dolce! For the last part of our shoot we took inspiration from the Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Guess Ads… which by the way if anyone has any connections to said companies we have two gorgeous models and a very willing photographer who would be more than happy to work with them haha:-)The last several images were some of my very favorite of the whole trip. In fact, I think I’ve decided we need to move next to a beach somewhere- I could get used to shooting images like this everyday!! 

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

Joann Model Portraits: Denver Junkyard

In some places of the country abandoned buildings and salvage yards may be in plenty of supply but for some reason Denver apparently isn’t a fan of leaving things unkept. Off the top of my head I can think of less than a handful of abandoned buildings in the area and when it comes to utilizing them for photography well I’m not sure if I could even name one that would be possible to even get into (not even to attempt illegally trespassing into). When Joann contacted us with her idea of photographing in a junkyard we didn’t have any idea that finding one to use would be just about as impossible as finding an abandoned building- but fortunately not entirely impossible. We were so excited when we finally found a salvage yard that was kind enough to allow us to use their property for our shoot. Joann is just getting her start into the modeling world and after working with her just one time I have to say that she is a real natural. She’s not only beautiful but a very sweet person as well- we were so glad we had the opportunity to work with her! Joann’s sister and husband also came along for the shoot and we had a great time with all of them- even got a few shots of Joann and her husband together! It was a fun day, although a bit muddy, but we got some great shots for her portfolio and even took one with the cutest junk yard cat who followed us around all afternoon. Here’s a few from our day.