Friday, November 20, 2009

Senior Rock Star Tour 2009

Now that wedding season has officially ended for 2009 I thought I'd share some other exciting projects and photo shoots we had the chance to be a part of this summer. We had a crazy year packed full of weddings and portrait sessions with our own business that kept us very busy starting in January. I also had the opportunity to work with several other amazing photographers in the area with assisting at weddings they were photographing. For now though, I'd like to share some photos from a really fun new venture we got involved in with 4 other photography studios for senior portraits. I shared a little about the group earlier this summer but thought it would be nice to show some of the images we took during the two tour dates in June and July. I can't say enough just what a great time not only the seniors had during our tours but the photographers had as well. We had students from not only the entire Denver area, but students from Durango and even all the way from Ohio as well! We are hoping to be able to possibly add a few more tours next year to the schedule and can't wait to do this again. If you have a high school student who will be a senior next year or know someone who does check out the website at to see what it's all about and to hear what some of the seniors from this year had to say about it. Below are just a handful of images Michelle and I took from both tours. It was so cool to see how well everyone got along- you'd never know many of them had just met the day of the tour and walked away with new friends!

Getting all pretty for the shoot:

Everyone "vogue":

Dawn working the perfect shot:

Allison showing the image she just took:

The twins laughing because I made them do this goofy pose:

No photographer was harmed during the production of this image:

Typical Ross- never without his camera to catch EVERY moment:-) :

More of the girls getting all prettied up for their pictures:

We had some fun too:

The mini train at Heritage Square just happened to pass by right as we were taking photos. Love the guy waving in the background:

Not afraid to act a little goofy:

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Photography 101

Here is a great video Get Married put out talking about some basic things to remember when choosing your photographer. I'm so glad they mentioned that finding your photographer right after booking your location is so important. So often people forget to start looking for their photographer until after they've spent a majority of their budget only to find out that photography is one of the more expensive costs of a wedding. In the end they end up not having enough to afford the photographer they really want and sacrifice quality for their budget. If you book your photographer at the beginning you can make sure you have someone who will capture your day the way you want and then work through the rest of the details with the remaining budget. After all, your photos are what you have left when the wedding is over. Check out the video here: Photography 101

Monday, November 2, 2009

Jenn & Patryk's Wedding: Cielo at Castle Pines

Last month before all the snow came in and changed our fall into winter we ended our busy wedding season with Jenn & Patryk's wedding at the Cielo at Castle Pines. The weather couldn't have been more perfect for an October wedding in Colorado. You may remember Jenn & Patryk from their engagement session earlier this summer up at Red Rocks. We were really looking forward to their wedding after their engagements. They are such an awesome couple and were a pleasure to work with. As our last wedding of the season we couldn't have asked for a better ending! Not only did we have a great couple and beautiful weather but it was fun to photograph at a brand new location that just opened up this year. The Cielo had to have had the best bridal suite I've ever seen at a wedding venue. We got some beautiful photos of Jenn before the wedding in the suite. Not to mention the grand staircase that definitely made for a nice entrance as they were announced as husband and wife. Thanks guys for an amazing end to our wedding season and we wish you the best!

Love the gold on the bottom of Jenn's shoes:

Snuck this one of Jenn's adorable niece picking up the flower petals during the ceremony:

Probably one of my favorite first dance photos ever!: