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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

Baby Doe’s Clothing: Denver Fashion Photographer

The September Trendsetter for Her Life Magazine is one of my favorite to date. We’ve had a lot of fun photographing the fashion spread each month but this one we kept so simple and relaxed that I don’t think the afternoon could have been any better. For the September issue we worked with Baby Doe’s Clothing out of Golden Colorado. Besides the fact that they carry some really nice clothing for women, the owner Nancy is such a sweetheart! It was so nice to have her there for the shoot that day right in the heart of downtown Golden. I LOVE shooting in Golden so it was perfect that she wanted to incorporate the town into the photos. Our models Heather and Tina were so awesome to work with as well! We wanted this shoot to be very relaxed to fit the style of clothing and picked two ladies who had beautiful smiles. We knew we wanted to have several images with the two models paired together so tried to find girls that looked like they could be friends and sure enough the two got along great- you’d never know they just met that day! It was nice to not have to carry around any lighting equipment this time- just used natural light with a little help from a simple bounce to get that nice catchlight in the eyes for a few photos. If you are looking for a great place to shop in Golden for women’s clothing you MUST stop in Baby Doe’s! The September issue of Her Life Magazine is on the website now so check it out if you haven’t already!

Wardrobe: Baby Doe’s Clothing in Golden, Colorado

Models: Heather Cline + Tina Becker-Ryan of Donna Baldwin Talent

Hair: Jessie Peterson of Scarlet Salon

Makeup: Kitty Crimson of Scarlet Salon

Location: Downtown Golden, Colorado

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

Lake Erie Fashion Photography

This last week we spent time with Michelle’s brother and his wife in Erie Pennsylvania. Here is just a sneak peek into the few days we spent with them on the beach- holy hottness!!!

Denver Fashion: Her Life Magazine April Trendsetter

One of my favorite things about working with Her Life Magazine each month is the opportunities it has provided us to expand our portfolio and do things we’ve never done before. April’s issue was very much a first for us. When we heard that the trendsetter would be featuring a local lingerie boutique, Chelsea of London, we weren’t exactly sure what to think considering that it’s not a subject we are used to photographing. After spending some time coming up with a theme for the shoot though we were confident it was going to turn out great and in the end I think we got some great images. Our idea was essentially a business woman getting ready or coming home from work pairing business casual attire with the lingerie from the boutique. The stuff from the boutique is definitely more high end so we wanted to make sure the images were sexy (but still tasteful) so we used more dramatic lighting to create the perfect atmosphere to achieve that look. We had a great time and really enjoyed working with Valerie & Candace from Donna Baldwin Talent. Thank you both so much for modeling for us! Also a big thank you to the Hotel Monaco for providing such an awesome room for our shoot!

Wardrobe: Chelsea of London

Models: Valerie Trujillo + Candace Wilson of Donna Baldwin Talent

Hair: Katie Walsh + Jessie Peterson of Scarlet Salon

Makeup: Kitty Crimson of Scarlet Salon

Location: Hotel Monaco

VIP Photography Workshops: Headshots

I’m not exactly someone who was thrilled to go to school. Went to high school because I had to and the same with college. So when I jump at the chance to actually “learn” something that says a lot about me. Well, give me a chance to learn something photography related and I’m there! Back in September I heard about a small workshop that was put together by the folks at VIP Photography Workshops. The workshop was focusing on headshots- something I really haven’t done much of so I signed up. Mark Alison instructed the class and it was nice to learn a few new things. The class was a little different than I thought it was going to be. Rather than using flash for the indoor shoot we used continuous light and a bounce. For non photographers that may not sound that interesting but when it comes to lighting, the source matters. It was a fun learning experience and nice to walk away with a new way to use lighting. Here’s just a few pics I took from the workshop- not too bad for my first attempt. Thanks to Mark Alison for teaching the class and the girls from VIP Models who modeled for us that day.