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Jasmine + Perez: Castlewood Canyon Fashion Engagements

Well… our session with Jasmine + Perez turned out to be a bit more of an adventure than any of us expected. The sun hid behind the ridge at Castlewood Canyon leaving us in the dark well before sunset and way before we had planned. But we got some amazing pictures that first night before it got completely dark and they were so sweet to come back the next day to finish their session. We actually met Jasmine a few years back when she came along for her sister Joann’s model pics (one of my very favorite sessions EVER) so when she contacted us for engagement pictures we were so excited to get to work with her this time and meet her fiancé Perez. It was also nice getting to see her family again when they joined us the first night. We had so much fun getting to take these. Typically we photograph engagements with natural light only but they wanted something a bit different so our aim was to do more of a “fashion” themed engagement session using nothing but studio lighting. It takes a bit more time but they were so patient and I think the “look” we got in the end was well worth it! They were the perfect models 🙂 Here’s some of our favorite pics from their session- so excited to share these!

Mandy + Jack: Picnic Themed Engagement Session

Last Friday we had the pleasure of finally meeting Mandy & Jack for one of the funnest engagement sessions ever! Several years back we started dabbling in model and fashion photography and what we loved most was being able to tell a story and getting to use our creativity with this type of photography. So, when Mandy suggested a themed engagement session we were beyond excited to work out the details with them. Their idea was a Hamptons nautical/picnic theme. Pulling that off meant finding a setting that didn’t scream Colorado but could really be anywhere USA. We found the perfect location right here in Castle Rock that has areas of trees and tall grasses and then really cool sand bars with huge boulders. To say these two were easy to photograph is an understatement! They were so easy going and so much fun! Looking through the photos I don’t think anyone could guess it was Colorado in the middle of winter 🙂 We were hoping for a warm afternoon and fortunately besides the wind that kicked up midway through we lucked out with a really nice day. So excited to share these pics and couldn’t resist posting one of Jack’s awesome jumping skills. Cannot wait for their wedding this May and a big thank you to Cydney at Stiletto Events for recommending us!

Engagements at Lair O’ the Bear: Sarah + Luke

I can’t believe it’s already the middle of June! And if this past week is any indication of the weather to come it looks like it’s going to be a very hot summer. Last weekend we were fortunate to have a little break from the heat for Sarah & Luke’s engagement session up at Lair O’ the Bear in Idledale. This location is one of my new favorite spots and it was the first time we’ve gotten to photograph there this time of the year. We met Luke back in 2009 in Jamaica when we photographed his brother’s wedding (Alyssa & Matt). He’s such a nice guy and we had a great time getting to know him over the few days we spent in Jamaica with their family so when we heard from him last year that he was engaged we already knew we’d like Sarah and really enjoy getting to work with both of them. So of course we had a blast photographing their engagement session! We met up with them during my favorite time of day- a few hours before sunset. The light is just gorgeous this time of day and it was perfect for our session with the two of them. I always like to have a little fun if people are up to it and since I just can’t resist dandelions we had to take a few pics with these giant ones found in the field. These are some of my favorite images from the day- can’t wait for their wedding this August!

Cydney + Kiel: Golden Colorado Engagement Photography

This post has been in the works for over 20 some odd years! I’ve known Cydney before the internet and long before Facebook and now all these years later I can’t believe I’m photographing her wedding and her engagement photos! Cydney and I were next door neighbors as kids and friends for many years and I’m so excited that she has found Kiel to share her life with. Kiel really knows how to make Cydney laugh and makes her happy which you can’t ask for more. We met up with the two of them in Golden and being a wedding planner, Cydney had plenty of ideas for props to bring along for the shoot. We LOVE it when people want to incorporate something fun into the engagement session and balloons, bikes, and super cute puppies are always welcome 🙂 Got to give a little shout out to Cydney’s wedding planning company Stiletto Events. So many people think that hiring a wedding planner just adds to the cost of planning a wedding but a good planner not only can help keep costs down by focusing on the important things (ie. wedding photography) and reducing or cutting out needless expenses but they can also help keep your sanity when trying to plan one of the biggest days of your life! Make sure to check out Stiletto Events– Cydney is awesome!! Anyways, we had a great time in Golden- lots of laughs, a few mosquito bites, and some beautiful pictures! Here’s just a few we’re excited to share with you.

Kristin + John: Engagement Session Downtown Denver

In case I haven’t mentioned it in a few days- yep we have some awesome couples this year! I love it when people want to do something different so when Kristin & John said they were up for some night pictures for their engagement session we were very excited. Of course we did want to get in some photos with nice daylight as well- which I’m so glad we did because shortly before sunset we had that beautiful warm light through the tall grass that made for some gorgeous pictures! Kristin & John found us while researching for their wedding this September at the Inverness but it was while John was at the dentist that they confirmed they did want to meet with us. Kristin & John both go to the same dentist Michelle has been seeing since she was in middle school (Dr John C. Craiger– he’s awesome)- another one of those moments when you realize what a small world this is! Anyway, after meeting with them we were so excited to work with them and so far we’ve had a blast! We met up at City of Cuernavaca Park in Denver for some photos with their two doggies- even got a few individual shots of the two cuties 🙂 Later after the sunset we headed out for a few more shots over the Millennium Bridge and near Union Station. It was a little longer of a night for everyone but Kristin & John were such sports and we have some great images as a result. This was a tough one to pick my favorites from but here they are. Can’t wait to put together their engagement guestbook with these images!

Kristin + John: Sneak Peek into our Night Shoot

Here’s a quick sneak peek into the second half of our engagement session with Kristin & John this past weekend. We stayed out late and got some awesome night shots! Here’s one of my favorite shots that night.

Caity + Drew: Denver Engagement Portraits

This year has been one of the most exciting years for us! We’ve had some amazing opportunities and have met some of the most wonderful people. Caity and Drew are one of our awesome couples getting married this year. They are getting married in just a little over a month and we are so thrilled to be working with them. Talk about crazy amounts of chemistry!!! It’s obvious to see how these two just “get” one another and how much they are in love. They are just so darn cute!  We had a blast with them downtown a little over a week ago. We met at the Millennium bridge, worked our way through Commons Park and then up to Platte Street to the lower Highlands area (one of my absolute favorite locations to photograph). We had a lot of fun and were glad the weather held after all the crazy rain we’d been getting. Caity is actually an aspiring photographer herself- it’s always a privilege to work with other “artsy” folks who love photography. We can’t wait for your wedding next month guys. Here’s just a few of my favorite images from our shoot- enjoy!