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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!

Erica Cobb: Her Life Magazine August Cover Girl

A few months back we had the opportunity to photograph the beautiful Erica Cobb from Denver’s own Alice 105.9 morning show with BJ, Howie, & Erica. Not only is Erica beautiful but she was so easy to work with and is just as nice as can be- Michelle and I had a great time getting to meet her that day! We met Erica at her place in Denver for the shoot and right away knew it was going to be the perfect location. The building has so many great features including an awesome waterfall along a wall out on the terrace that we could have photographed in front of all day. Since Erica competes in fitness competitions and is in great shape we knew we also wanted to include a few photos of her in the gym and fortunately we had the room all to ourselves to snap a few photos of her “working out”. I don’t think you could possibly take a bad photo of Erica and we had a tough decision choosing which ones we wanted to end up in the August issue for Her Life Magazine. Here’s a few images that made it to print and a few additional favorites that didn’t. Also, click the link below to check out the video that Mike “Moose” Ahlstrand with Alice 105.9 took of Erica during our shoot including a small segment with yours truly acting like a dork 🙂 PS. Erica will be answering love and relationship questions each month in Her Life Magazine’s “Ask Erica” section so send in your questions to the magazine if you’ve got ’em.

Model: Erica Cobb from Alice 105.9 Morning Show with BJ, Howie & Erica

Location: 1600 Glenarm Place

Hair: Sylvestor “Sly” Johnson of Scarlet Salon

Makeup: Kitty Crimson of Scarlet Salon

Wardrobe: Delish Demure at the Belleview Promenade

VIDEO FROM OUR PHOTO SHOOT WITH ERICA

It’s New to Me: Her Life August Trendsetter

It’s been a busy couple of months and I can’t believe it’s already September! Where the heck did the summer go? We’ve got a bunch of blogging to catch up on so check back frequently over the next week or so for several posts from the past two months.

A few months back we photographed the August Trendsetter for Her Life Magazine up in Evergreen for a furniture consignment store called It’s New to Me. Trying to come up with a way to photograph this shoot was not an easy task. We knew that we needed to keep the focus of the shoot on the furniture but also wanted to make sure that it remained a “fashion” piece at the same time. Adding to the difficulty of the shoot was that we needed to photograph in the store and the store had LOTS of inventory in a small space all covered with price tags. Let’s just say the final images had more photoshop than most any shoot we’ve ever done trying to remove all those price tags! We opted to make the shoot have a little bit of a “dark” feel to it hoping that it would keep the images from looking too commercial like you’d see in a furniture ad and look more like a fashion piece that it was intended to be. Our model Christa from Access World Talent did a great job for us and was wonderful to work with! We had a great time despite the small work space and the shop has some really cool stuff as well as a very sweet owner who we were so glad we got to meet and work with. If you’re in the market for buying some “new” furniture make sure to check them out in Evergreen! Here’s some of our favorite images from the day including those that made it in the August issue.

Wardrobe: Crave Consignment Shop

Model: Christa Hittle of Access World Talent

Hair: Jessie Peterson of Scarlet Salon

Makeup: Kitty Crimson of Scarlet Salon

Location: It’s New to Me, Evergreen CO

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!! 

Coming Soon to the Blog

Here are a few more things we’ll be blogging in the next couple of weeks to watch out for.

The July Trendsetter for Her Life Magazine- loved getting to shoot outside in the great weather for this one:


Had so much fun photographing Cydney + Kiel’s Engagements in Downtown Golden this past week!:


Our awesome wedding this past weekend with Katie + Felix up at Mt Vernon Event Center in Golden:


The cover shoot for Mari with Suuthe- Mari is soooo nice and you have to check out their natural skin care products!:

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