Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sarah & Taylor's E-Session Downtown

About a month ago we photographed Sarah & Taylor's engagement session downtown. We were really excited to work with these two after meeting them at Becky & Neal's wedding back in August. Taylor is Becky's brother and Sarah was Becky's maid of honor. While planning the location for their engagement session, Sarah mentioned that both she and Taylor would really like to do something with a baseball/softball theme since both of them played in high school. We ended up at a field close to Commons Park which was a perfect location for their photos. Near the park was this awesome little grove of trees- you'd never guess you were downtown by the looks of it. After taking a few photos at the softball field we walked around until it starting getting dark. I'd been really wanting to do some night photography with a couple and Sarah & Taylor said they be more than happy to be guinea pigs. Here's a few of my favorite images from our day.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

McMahon Family Portraits at Red Rocks

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of meeting the McMahon family up at Red Rocks for a family portrait session. They were referred to us by the awesome Kristie & Matt so we knew they were going to be a great family to work with. Anyone who has worked with us in the past knows we never put timers on our sessions. It's something that makes us different than many photographers out there but I feel it's important to give people whatever time they need to get comfortable in front of the camera. Kids especially need that time every now and then so we make sure to allow for it at every session we do. The McMahon family warmed right up to the camera though- the kids were great! We had a wonderful time with all of them at their session. It's was funny to watch their youngest, Rileigh Rose do whatever her older brother's did, she could jump off the rocks just like the boys. Here are just a few images we caught throughout the day. If you'd like to see more samples of family portraits check out our portrait website.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Brandy & Bill's Wedding at St Malo's & The Stanley Hotel

I can't believe it's already fall! Where did the summer go? We had a busy, busy, busy wedding season this year and have so many more things to share with everyone that we can't wait to post. But for now here is one of our last weddings we shot this summer with Brandy & Bill up in Estes Park. The wedding was held at the beautiful St Malo church which has some of the most spectacular views and then the reception was held at the historical Stanley Hotel. Jackie Vorheis of Blissful Happenings ( coordinated the event and did a beautiful job- we hope to work with her again in the future!

Fall is my favorite time of year with all the colors and these two got married just as the leaves were beginning to change in the area. We've had a great time getting to know Brandy & Bill starting with their engagement session last fall, Brandy's Bridal Fashion session this summer and then their wedding. They are just a great couple and so much fun to hang around we're just a little bummed their wedding is over, but maybe family pictures in the future? Here's some of the shots of the day.

Love this one of Brandy up on the stage leading the "YMCA":

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Jen & Ryan's Labor Day Weekend Wedding

I know this post is LONG overdue but here is the second half to our labor day wedding weekend with Jen & Ryan's wedding in Platteville. The day was beautiful and the wedding was held at a cool little place out in what seemed like the middle of nowhere. We don't have too many sunflowers down in the southern suburbs so I love it when we go up north and you can see sunflowers growing on the side of the road and fields of them here and there. The wedding site was situated in between a single lane road that just seemed to go on forever, an irrigation ditch with sunflowers growing everywhere, and a open field to a neighboring farm- it was such a cool place for pictures! Jen & Ryan decided to see each other before the ceremony so we got some great shots of the two of them and their bridal party before the wedding utilizing each area of the site. We had such a great time with these two and are so glad we got to photograph their big day. Here are just a few favorite shots of the day- enjoy!

The infamous "Sara phone shot" that started all the way back at Juliana & John's wedding in 2007: