Wedding Tip #1 - Knowing What Time the Sun Goes Down on Your Wedding Day - Denver Wedding Photographer

  I thought it would be a good idea to offer some helpful wedding photography tips to planning brides and grooms.  So, here we go!

I'm a huge fan of variety - in lighting and locations!  The more variety in both, the better!  So, when helping a bride plan her timeline for the day, I research what time sunset will be and let her know.  I suggest taking the bride and groom out of the reception to do some fun and relaxed portraits during sunset or the magic hour - which is right after sunset but before it gets completely dark.

Enjoy this beautiful sunset from a wedding in Steamboat Springs!

 

Lucky Shot - Wedding Ceremony (somewhere in San Francisco)

  My really good friend John Griffin flew me out to San Francisco to second shoot with him.  He had 2 weddings that particular weekend, one in the city and one in Napa.  Honestly, I don't remember the name of the church, but the timing of this photo is so impeccable - it's been one of my favorites for years.  There is absolutely no photoshopping done to this image other than a contrast and color correction.  We could just say that I probably *should have* bought a lottery ticket that day (isn't hindsight always 20/20?).

Enjoy!

A Cable Center Wedding - Denver, Colorado

  Meet Susie and Todd!  They had a wonderful ceremony and reception at the Cable Center!  We love how they incorporated their fur babies into the photos!!

Enjoy!

A Denver Wedding, A Cable Center Wedding

A Denver Wedding, A Cable Center Wedding

A Denver Wedding, A Cable Center Wedding

A Denver Wedding, A Cable Center Wedding

A Phipps Mansion Wedding - Denver, Colorado

  Meet Mindy and Paul!  We had to pull this one out of the archives because the Phipps Mansion is now a private residence and not available for weddings anymore!  The mansion was beautiful, furnished with antiques and tapestries, marble and a wonderful staircase.  Everything inside took you back to another place in time.  The gardens were magnificent and you most certainly did not feel like Cherry Creek mall was 5 minutes away!

Enjoy!

 

A Modern and Traditional Tea Ceremony - Denver, Colorado

I hope you like magnificent colors!  Meet Caroline and Karng!  We decided to pull this wedding out of the wedding archives because not only is it one of our favorites, but the colors and traditional accents are amazing!  For a complete description of the events taking place, here is a link to view:  Traditional Tea Ceremony.

We first started at Caroline's house where she was getting ready.  Karng and his were family were lined up outside, with Karng in front with his parents - waiting to receive the bride, presenting gifts and seeking permission to greet the bride (when the actual ceremony begins).  Caroline came down the stairs and accepted Karng's gift (a bouquet) and they were presented to the altar of ancestors, asking permission to bless them. After the ceremony at Caroline's house, we then went to Karng's house for another tea ceremony.  Traditionally fruit, cakes, roasted pig and other items are presented.  After this second ceremony, we then proceeded to go downtown for a few fun portraits and then to the reception where Caroline and Karng shared a toast with each table.

Enjoy!

 

Wedding Albums - New Studio Sample

  Here is a wedding album that we created as a Studio Sample.  The album size is a 10x10 and the design is very clean and simple.  We've already had a few clients say they love the layout!

Enjoy!

 

 

Adorable Modern Folios

  We love these!  Handmade with love by the artisans at Cypress Albums, these are elegant and modern!  Perfect for a window, office desk or bedroom - fill with family or children portraits, weddings or whatever strikes your fancy!

Enjoy!

Hey!

or should I say Hay?

One of my Favorites....

of all time!  I can feel the anticipation, can you? Enjoy!

A Wedding in Steamboat Springs - Not Your Ordinary Wedding!

What does Fall, sake bombs, a fuzzy wedding crasher, cigars and Neil Diamond have in common?  Well, for one thing - the Gray Wedding!  The reception involved sake bombs and my brilliant second shooter, Mark Woolcott, photographed a really fun "drinking" series...Just check out the photos....I know you will feel the love after viewing this wedding!  Enjoy! at the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Complex:

 

A Vail Valley Wedding - Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Private Residence

Meet Chris and Hattie!   One of the many, many great things about their wedding was that Chris told me that he would be performing alongside many of his friends who played in various bands!  That sounded so cool!  The music was great and everyone danced and sang until the wee hours of the night.  I can neither confirm nor deny that the police were called when I was there.  Way to rock the house!

One super cute moment was one of the young boys in attendance shared Chris and Hattie's first dance - he was quite enamored with Hattie (rightly so, Chris would agree!!!).

Enjoy!

 

 

Cheyenne Mountain Country Club - Wedding Party

To the wonderful people that work at the Cheyenne Mountain Country Club - this is a maintenance shed.  To me, this is heaven! Enjoy!

 

Denver Urban Wedding

I like it....it's moody! Enjoy!

 

A Secret Location - Evergreen, Colorado

  All I know is that we were to burn the directions to the location after the wedding....just kidding!

This wedding was held at a private residence way back in the hills of Evergreen.  The "cabin" was just a kick-in-the-pants!  There were fireplaces in every room, old lighting fixtures and a library full of books - antiques abounded everywhere.  Out of respect to the family, I decided not to post any of their family heirlooms and antiques.  Here are just a couple of favorite shots from the day....Enjoy!

 

Luxe Mountain Weddings Magazine Feature #1

We are thrilled that two of our weddings at one of our most favorite venues, Beano's Cabin, were chosen for publication in Luxe Mountain Weddings!  We worked with one of our most favorite mountain wedding planners, Jenifer Hammond of I Do Weddings Enjoy!

Beano's Cabin Wedding, Beaver Creek, Colorado

Beano's Cabin Wedding, Beaver Creek, Colorado

Bridal Bouquets of 2011

One of my Favorites of ALL TIME!

This is my favorite wedding photo of ALL TIME!

The backstory (true....I really couldn't have made this up!!!!) is that my client, Corinna, wanted to do a trash-the-dress photo shoot after her wedding.  We decided that we would do one theme for me and one theme for her.  She wanted to lay down in a river amongst some rocks and be in the water.  My theme was her lying on the back of a horse.  We both laughed at the thoughts of each others' theme, but started to brainstorm immediately on making it happen.  Corinna lined up a friend of hers who had a horse and we set to plan the date.  Done and done!

The day came, I drove up to Steamboat Springs (where Corinna lives) and upon arrival, learned that the horse person was no longer available.  Bummer!  Plan B....what Plan B?  Hmmmm, okay, let's drive up to an aspen field and then go to the river.  Okay, done.  On the way, I couldn't help but feel bummed that my vision wasn't going to happen.  Good 'ol Corinna was like "we can find a horse - this IS Steamboat Springs after all - there are horses EVERYWHERE!!!"....hahaha.  Yes, she was serious!  There WERE horses everywhere.  So, we literally drove around and saw a sign from the road saying "horseback riding" and we turned.  We pulled up to a ranch where the 2 most interesting cowboys greeted us and we excitedly told them our story about what we wanted to do and they looked at each other and said "we have the perfect horse for you" and that was it!  Literally 20 minutes later, I had my shot and was as giddy as could be.  It's true, you can make anything you want happen if you put your mind to it (especially if Corinna is your buddy!)....

 

Cowboys:

Corinna:

Bridesmaids

I love it when bridesmaids get silly! Enjoy!

Lindsey and Michael's Broadmoor Wedding - The Details

So many fabulous details were planned by Lindsey!  As you can see, there was quite a team put in place (after each vendor is a link or email address):

The Wedding Details - Broadmoor

The Wedding Details - Broadmoor

Lindsey and Michael's Wedding at the Broadmoor (Part 5)

Here is Part 5 of Lindsey and Michael's wedding at the Broadmoor....lots of fun, laughter, emotions - all the things we love to capture!  (plus one of *the* hottest dips of all time!!!) Enjoy!