Destination Wedding Vail CO: Marisa and Mitch Sklawer

Destination Wedding Vail, CO:  When this gorgeous Miami bride-to-be contacted me nearly a year ago to talk about her wedding that was being planned in the Colorado mountains I was all ears!  There is something really special about working with a couple and their friends and families for several days in a row. First of all, I am the kind of photographer that takes a vested interest in getting to know my couples as much as possible before their big day.  This helps me to understand who they are as individuals, as a couple, and what kinds of images are going to be the most important to them.  Besides that, I believe that I do my best work when I feel connected to my subjects.  And, it's not always possible given that many of my couples hire me sight unseen from other states, as in this instance.  But even when that is the case, I ask a lot of questions to help me get to know them ahead of time.  When Marisa and I spoke on the phone it was immediately clear to me that she was my ideal … [Read more...]

Wedding Photography Four Seasons Denver: Kelly and Wade Fletcher

Wedding Photography Four Seasons Denver: The Four Seasons has become one of my favorite hotels in Denver to photograph weddings.  Beyond it's supremely chic and modern atmosphere (which is right up my own personal alley), I love the location right in the heart of downtown.  It's within walking distance to the Denver Performing Arts Complex as well as Larimer Square.  Given the gorgeous day we had for Kelly and Wade's wedding, we took advantage of this for the first look as well as photos with their large wedding party and their families.  It was pure magic!  We did the first look at the DCPA (which was perfect) and then we took the wedding party for a stroll down Larimer (and yes, I did stop traffic- as I am known to do on occasion!) and then back to the DCPA for family formals in the beautiful soft light that the covered ceiling provides, even in broad daylight.  I am in LOVE with this couple, these photos, and everything about this wedding. For starters, Kelly and Wade are my ideal … [Read more...]

Villa Parker Wedding: Megan and Teddy Smith

Villa Parker Wedding: There's a history here.  And I'm not talking about the Villa, although I'm sure there is history there too.   I'm talking about the beautiful bride, Megan, who is, in a sense, like a little sister to me.  I first met the beautiful Silkman sisters at Erin and Sean's wedding in Beaver Creek in 2008 when I was hired to photograph their gorgeous wedding at Beano's Cabin.  It was a perfect wedding weekend and I will never forget meeting the sisters and thinking that they reminded me so much of my own family, except, instead of three girls, there were four! About a year or so after the wedding, I got a message from the youngest sister, Bonnie, who was interested in coming to CO to be my intern for the summer between her junior and senior year of college.  I thought it seemed like a great idea and we made arrangements for her to come.  As we got closer and were working out the details, we decided the best option was for her to live with me so that she wouldn't have to … [Read more...]

Denver Wedding Photographer: Fallon and Carl Tie the Knot

I love being a Denver Wedding Photographer!  My 2014 wedding season kicked off  on April 26th with Fallon and Carl Koelbel.  They had their wedding ceremony at Bethany Lutheran Church and their reception under a "starry sky" in the Chambers Grant Salon, inside Kevin Taylor's at the Opera House, in the DCPA.  Besides having a fantastic group of friends and family to work with, absolutely gorgeous weather, and an amazing venue and decor (by Newberry Brothers), I was also fortunate enough to have the fabulous team from Colorado Wedding Company along side of me and my second shooter, helping with all of the details and timeline throughout the day.  In fact, Fallon and Carl found us on the recommendation of Kelsey from Colorado Wedding Company!  Thank you Kelsey!  We LOVE working with your team! Fallon and Carl had a traditional ceremony and didn't want to see each other before the wedding so I got ready with the girls at the Denver Ritz-Carlton.  Carl got ready with his groomsmen at his … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]