April and Iman held a gorgeous wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at Denver Botanic Gardens in early July. They opted to use the Water Garden Gazebo surrounded by the Monet Pool which is full of beautiful lily pads and other aquatic plant life. Lots of family traveled into Denver to help them celebrate their new marriage. I loved the big smile on April's face throughout the evening. She and Iman look like they have so much fun together. They were very laid back and light-hearted, even when they forgot to light their unity candle they just laughed it off and lit it out of order which made everyone laugh of course. After a couple toasts we headed off to create some nice family photos. When we finished those we walked around for a short while creating some portraits of the two of them alone. I loved that we were able to use the Japanese garden and Iman did a perfect dip with April by a nice bridge. We finished up at the gorgeous long colorful garden-lined sidewalk toward the front entrance before they left for their steak dinner. It was a truly lovely wedding!
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Iphotographed this great family last year on a bit of a tricky weather day. We scheduled again for this summer but pushed it back due to weather. Luckily, the day we finally made it happen we received a beautiful sunny day with no rain! We toyed with the idea of hitting City Park, but in the end they wanted a mountain feel. So we headed up highway 285 to the west side of Mount Falcon Park nestled between Evergreen and Morrison in the foothills of the Denver Metro area. The Castle trailhead is so beautiful with a really great woodsy feel and lots of great views of the mountains. Of course, we timed it to take place right before sunset which is what I always try to do for the nice light and color which is essentially what photography is all about. We had fun playing a few games and hanging out together and I really love what we came away with at this location!
Idrove up to the Breckenridge area last week to photograph this extended family who were all vacationing together and hosting a family reunion with the matriarch of their family. We started off the session pretty strong but then the weather started acting up a little with some wind and a few drops of rain which wasn't a big deal except that it started to obscure the lovely mountain views. It was bugging me since I really try to get those in the shots for people who are visiting from out of state since it's nice to have them in their portraits. We just kept chugging along though, changing up our angle and eventually we were rewarded with a very nice rainbow. After that the haze cleared up quite a bit and those gorgeous mountains came right back into view for us. Check out a handful of my favorites below!
August 6, 2017 • Filed in Babies
Asuper cute little girl named Ocean is featured on the journal today. She's the daughter of one of my best friends and despite being busy this summer her mama and I managed to barely get her 6 month old baby photos done in time (1 day before turning 7 months to be exact, haha). To keep it easy we decided to photograph these simple portraits right at their home in Denver using a big huge sliding glass door for the window light. Ocean is a very stoic and likes to give us serious expressions but her daddy, Joe, somehow knows how to get the smiles out of her. She is such a little lovebug and I am so happy that I get to see her growing up right before my eyes. I also am such a cat lady and I just had to get a nice portrait of Stella the cat who has been a part of the family for over 10 years. With a new baby at home she's been starving for a little attention and I was more than happy to oblige!
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