Events and Personal Photography

This is where I will include photographs from various events and photojournalism entries about events in my own life as a wedding photographer in Denver, Colorado and destination photographer around the world.

Denver Baby Photographer: Morgan Heaps 6 month photos

Denver Baby Photographer:  The Heaps family found me “through the grapevine” if you will.  I was recommended to them by the Cook Family, who was referred to me by the Reberry Family, who I have been photographing for the last four years.  I love it when people find me like this!  The trust factor is already built in as they already heard about how I work, who I am, and have seen beautiful images that I have taken of their friends and want me to do the same thing for them.  Apparently the Heaps loved the newborn photos I took of Morgan, because at that end of that session I remember telling Katie, that she should call me sometime around 6 months, as that is a gorgeous age to capture-and she did!

It makes me laugh because I remember Katie being a little unsettled that Morgan was so tiny at her newborn photo shoot that none of her clothes fit her yet, so we did the whole session with her naked.  But now, Morgan is so big and healthy that the 6 month outfit Katie had ordered especially for our photo shoot barely still fit her and it’s likely she won’t ever be able to wear it again!  Ha!  Oh how we sweat the small things (I’m equally guilty of it too!).  The photos are absolutely darling (even if I do say so myself) and Morgan’s mama and daddy are more smitten with her now than they were 6 months ago (and trust me, they were beyond in love then!)

Morgan is just a doll, full of smiles and silly faces and it was such an honor to be invited back to capture her at this beautiful age.  Thank you so much to the Heaps family for your continued loyalty.  Let’s do this all again in 6 more months!

Denver Family Photography: Beautiful Reagan is TWO!

Denver Family Photography: Whenever I think about my favorite people that I have been fortunate enough to meet because of my business, Natasha, Matt, and their darling daughter, Reagan, ALWAYS come to mind!  I met Natasha 6 years ago when she was planning her exquisite wedding in downtown Denver, and it was “love at first sight,” on both accounts.  Truly, there is no other way to describe it!  Not only did she hire me as her wedding photographer, but we became fast friends as well.  It is a beautiful friendship that I treasure from the bottom of my heart as it is one that has lasted and flourished year after year, to this very day. Every time I see her, regardless of how often that is, it’s like not a minute has passed and we just pick up right where we left off.  And given both of our busy lives, that is something special in and of itself.

I haven’t seen Reagan since we finished our Baby’s First Year photo shoots, literally a year ago.  What a difference a year makes!  Reagan has gone from a wobbly baby girl to a fully articulate, fiery spirited, and beyond intelligent toddler.  She has always been adorable and hilarious, but seriously, when I saw her for this photo shoot, I was floored at how much she has grown up and changed!  And it’s not that I am really surprised… She has Natasha and Matt’s blood pumping strong and steady in her veins, and has since day one.  But, when she greeted me by name and in full sentences, I couldn’t help but be taken back since the last time I saw her she wasn’t really talking yet.  It was awesome.  I didn’t stop smiling all day!

I am in love with these images and apparently they are as well.  Natasha recently told me that Matt said if they frame all of these photos, like she wants too, they are going to run out of wall space.  Her reply was that there are always the ceilings!  HA!  I love it!   Natasha and Matt, thank you so much for your amazing friendship, for your loyalty, and for letting me capture all of the most significant times in your life over the last six years.  I plan on being there for all that are yet to come as well.  XOXOX

 

Bridal Fashion Photography in Denver: Calluna Events 10 Year Anniversary Party!

Bridal Fashion Photography Denver:  Last week Calluna Events hosted one of the most fabulous parties I have had the honor of being involved in-their 10 year anniversary party!  I had eye candy to photograph for miles- including a perfect venue, amazing decor, beautiful and artistic flowers, delicious sweets, AND, of course, gorgeous models. It was a wildly successful event on every level!  When they asked me to photograph the “style shoot” portion of the event, I was immediately on board.  I truly love bridal fashion photography and given the A-team of vendors involved, I knew that it would be off the charts.  I wasn’t wrong.   I had such a blast and was so incredibly inspired to do what I love doing.  The images speak for themselves!

The theme of the party was Marie-Antoinette inspired and can I just mention the lovely bride’s hair for a second?  She had actual miniature pineapples in it!  I’ve never seen anything like it in my life.  WOW.  And since the “bride and groom” are a real life married couple, their energy together was natural and the perfect combination of easy and honest.  I was in heaven.

Thank you to Heather and Jolene and the entire Calluna team.  And a huge thank you to all of the vendors involved that made the styled-shoot and party everything that it was–absolutely AMAZING!

VENUE:: blanc Denver,

FLORAL DESIGN:: Perfect Petal

STYLED SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHY:: Frances Photography

CUSTOM GOWNS :: Maggie Evans Designs

INVITATIONS + PRINTED MATERIALS :: SWEET Letterpress

CUSTOM ILLUSTRATION FOR INVITATION LINER :: Lana’s Shop

CALLIGRAPHY FOR INVITATIONS + PRINTED MATERIAL :: designsgirl

CAKES + SWEET TREATS :: Lucky’s Bakehouse

BARTENDING + MIXOLOGY :: Peak Beverage

CANDY BAR:: Sugarlicious

LIGHTING & AV:: LMD Productions

DECOR + FURNITURE :: By Design Event Decor

FURNITURE + CEREMONY CHAIRS :: Chairished Vintage

CATERING :: Catering By Design

LINEN :: La Tavola Fine Linen

MUSIC :: DJ Jahsonic

HAIR :: the Bridal Goddess

HAIR :: Liz (of Goldie & Bob)

MAKE UP :: Alchemy Mineral Blends

RENTALS :: Event Rents

FLORAL ART INSTALLATION : Kristen Hatgi

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY :: Ashley Sawtelle Photography

CINEMATOGRAPHY :: KHodge Films

SHAWLS, PARASOLS + FANS :: Splendor for your Guests

JEWELRY FOR STYLED SHOOT AND CALLUNA STAFF :: Todd Reed

CUSTOM BOUND BOOKS FOR STYLED SHOOT :: Juniper Books

3 month Vivi Marcum: Denver Baby Photographer

To all of my fabulous portrait clients:  if you think I’m just not featuring your family or your baby’s photoshoot, please forgive me!  This year was a real doozie and I wasn’t able to keep up on my blog posts like I normally do.  Between 24 weddings, 100+ portrait sessions, a personal trip to Peru, and a creative photography workshop in Italy, I think I overestimated the number of hours in the year.  However, that said, I have made my list, checked it twice, and I have asked Santa for plenty of interrupted time this winter to give every last one of you some big love.

Before 2013 is gone and behind us, I have a few more babies to gush about.  Unfortunately you are going to be able to see how far behind I actually am on my posts with the starter photo of this darling baby girl & her Halloween pumpkins!  Ha!  Vivi’s mama must have known something I didn’t, because we also did a bunch of photos of Vivi in her Christmas outfit, which technically makes this post perfect with Christmas being in two days.

Julie and Michael, Vivi’s parents, hired me for their wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in July of 2012 and I remember being instantly captivated with them.  They both wore their hearts on their sleeves and it felt like I could see their love for each other coming out of their eyes like a bight shining light.  It was magical.  Of course I was thrilled when they asked me to capture the first born daughter, Vivienne Belle  (Isn’t her name just fabulous?!?!).

The three month baby stage is one of my favorites!  Generally speaking, they aren’t sitting up on their own yet, but can be “propped” up.  They are squishable and kissable in every way.  They are interested and inquisitive and a lot of times the camera in their face is something they are mighty serious about.  No matter, the good news is that they (and Vivi is certainly no exception!) are pretty darned adorable no matter what look they are wearing on their tiny little faces.  Vivi’s eyes are an amazing shade of blue and she melts my heart every time I see her.  Julie and Micheal continue to be more and more in love with each other and their darling baby girl every time I see them and I honestly can’t get enough of this family.  Thank goodness I have at least 3 more sessions with them before Vivi is one.

Daddy is for sure the entertainer of the family and it didn’t take much from him to get Vivi smiling.  The only thing she didn’t love was when we tried to prop her on her tummy with the Christmas ornaments…  but even that shot is one of my favorites!  She is too funny!

Merry Christmas Julie, Micheal, Vivi, and Jackson (can’t forget the family doggie!) and I look forward to seeing you all again early next year!  XOX