Denver Engagement Photography: Cortney & Michael

Denver Engagement Photography:  I consider it an honor every single time a new couple chooses me to be their wedding photographer.  Looking back over the last ten years, I can honestly say that I have poured my heart and soul into my business and I have genuinely dedicated my energies towards becoming the best photographer that I can possibly be.  I take the responsibility of capturing my clients love stories very seriously, but given how much I love doing what I do and how long I've been doing it, I have reached a point where I have the confidence I need to let the creativity and passion just "flow."  The technical stuff is like second nature.  I love being in this place in my career because instead of worrying about my camera settings, what the light is doing (or not doing), or what kinds of poses I should do,  I can really engage with my clients and just focus on creating images for them that I know they will love! Most of the brides that hire me come by way of good business … [Read more...]

Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding: Meagan & Brad

Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding:  I am so grateful for all of the weddings I get to photograph in Beaver Creek!  It's definitely one of my favorite places in Colorado in both the summer and the winter, and working at the Ritz-Carlton is always such a wonderful experience! This wedding with Meagan and Brad was certainly no exception.  They were both so much fun to be around and their fun-loving personalities shined into my camera all day long.  We had perfect weather, a wonderful group of family and friends, an amazing staff at the Ritz to help with everything we needed, and a fabulous wedding planner (Bella Design and Planning) to make sure the day ran smoothly. Meagan and Brad were both born and raised in Texas.  Meagan is from Corpus Chrisi and Brad is from Huston.  They both attended the University of Texas, but they actually didn't meet until after college while both working in downtown Huston through mutual friends.  They got engaged while vacation in Napa.  Brad proposed the … [Read more...]

Colorado Engagement Photography: Kayley & Ryan

Colorado Engagement Photography:  Colorado is known for it's amazing weather which I can appreciate to the nth degree on most days.  However, that said, anyone that lives here knows that besides being generally fabulous, our weather is also incredibly unpredictable!  Kayley and Ryan got more than a spoonful of that sugar trying to get their engagement photos done since early this spring.  Our first appointment got rained out.  Our second appointment got snowed out (YES, a full blown blizzard in April), our third appointment was again rained out, and finally, the fourth time was the charm.  We met early on a Monday morning and there wasn't a cloud in the sky!  It was the beautiful blue sky day that they had imagined for their engagement photos at Standley Lake.  The only part we hadn't bargained for was the mud that we would all be covered in from the previous evenings downpour.  Ha!  But, even given the mud caked to all of our shoes by the time we were done, it was worth fighting for a … [Read more...]

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...]