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Miss Colorado USA: Blair Griffith

Our time working with Her Life Magazine couldn’t have ended on a better note than our shoot for their November Cover. We had the opportunity to meet and photograph not only the very beautiful but also extremely sweet Miss Colorado USA Blair Griffith. Our photo shoot was a couple months before she relinquished her crown to the next year’s pageant winner and needless to say it was pretty cool to work with her. Blair was one of the sweetest people we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with! She’s just such a genuine person and her personality shines through her smile in every picture. We chose to meet up at Cherry Creek North for the photos. Unfortunately the weather was not really our friend that day but if it hadn’t been for the wind and rain we wouldn’t have found such a cool location indoors to take a few of the pics. We were photographing around the JW Marriott Cherry Creek when the weather turned on us and the awesome staff at Second Home Kitchen & Bar inside the hotel was kind enough to allow us to use their place for some really awesome pictures with a backdrop against a wall that changed colors. This shoot was definitely one of the highlights working with Her Life Magazine and while it was a bit sad to say goodbye to the magazine we felt the opportunity had run it’s course and we’re ready for other things. Blair thank you so much for your time and willingness to work with us!

Model: Blair Griffith Miss Colorado USA 2011

Location: Cherry Creek North & JW Marriott Cherry Creek

Hair: Katie Walsh of Scarlet Salon

Makeup: Kitty Crimson of Scarlet Salon

Anna Bé: Her Life Magazine October Trendsetter

I know I haven’t posted our September cover yet for Her Life Magazine and usually try to post them in order but since the 2011 wedding season just ended and the start of the 2012 wedding planning is underway I think it’s only appropriate to post our October Trendsetter for Anna Bé first. If you’re planning a 2012 summer wedding and not wanting to purchase a wedding dress “off the rack” now is the time to order your dress so what better time to show some awesome dresses to give you some inspiration. I LOVED the dresses we got to use for this photo shoot! No cliché wedding gowns you’ve seen hundreds of times on bride after bride. The idea behind the shoot was centered around the 1920’s with a modern spin. It was great to get to work with male models as well for this one to change things up. Other than our AWESOME models I have to say this shoot was one of my most challenging to date. I personally am happy with the end result of the images but nothing seemed to go right for this one the day of. You won’t typically hear me complain about photography (other than it is a LOT of work- I LOVE it anyway) but I think sometimes it’s okay to share that not everything goes smoothly every time and like most people’s jobs we have days that it just seems like our boss and the world are against us and this just happened to be one of those days. Everything from being told from the venue midway through the shoot that we weren’t allowed to use the fog machine, accidentally pulling a cord that brought one of my lights crashing down, rushing through the second half of the shoot due to some delays in getting ready, being told to keep my day job (as a firefighter) and some troubles working with the clients were all part of our day. I was definitely ready to hang up the camera for good after this one but I think in the end that the pictures turned out great (even if it’s just my opinion). Here’s some of my favorites- would love some feedback on this one!

Our AMAZING Models: Lauren Cisneros, Alex Emerson, Rachael Brink, & Jonny Blanciak all from Donna Baldwin Talent

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

Denver Fashion Photographers: Sassy Sisters Clothing

After staying indoors for the last couple of issues of Her Life Magazine’s Trendsetter we decided it was about time to enjoy the Colorado summer and head outside for the July fashion spread. We decided to be really relaxed with this particular shoot and chose an area not too far away from our house that we hadn’t been to for years with trees and tall grasses. Since it was still May when we shot these pictures we were fortunate to avoid the mosquitos as things had just finished greening up. Heather & Tiffany were absolutely perfect for this shoot! We had a great time with both of them- and of course with our very favorite Advertising Rep over at Her Life, Ronnie 🙂 We had a difficult time narrowing down our favorites from this shoot but here’s just a few we ended up with from our day.

Wardrobe: Sassy Sisters Clothing

Models: Heather Knapp + Tiffany Richards of Donna Baldwin Talent

Hair: Katie Walsh of Scarlet Salon

Makeup: Kitty Crimson of Scarlet Salon

Location: Littleton, Colorado

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!: