Some couples just make you so excited to photograph them that you get more anxious than usual for their wedding day to come and Philippa and Ryan were one such couple. You may recognize them from their engagement portrait session at Strings Restaurant and from Philippa’s boudoir portraits. These are the type of people that I live to photograph because they get just as excited about seeing their images as I do and that is one of the driving forces behind why I do what I do.
I ran into Ben the other day at Whole Foods in Cherry Creek, whose wedding I second shot for Charlotte Geary last summer, and it made me want to go back and look at his images. I picked out one of my favorites from the beautiful day and processed it in a style that I felt matched the feeling of the moment. I LOVE this photograph! #denver #weddings
One of the strongest arguments for including a second shooter in your wedding photography coverage is to have someone there to capture the moments between father and daughter before they walk down the aisle. This was taken at Nichole and Vie’s wedding at The Hudson Gardens and Event Center in Littleton, Colorado. I tried to photograph from an angle that kept the moment private between the two of them while letting us peek in. #fatherofthebride #weddings
Charlotte and I got the opportunity to work a great intimate wedding at one of the best venues I’ve been to. Danielle and Jeff got married at the Wild Basin Lodge in Roosevelt National Forest and it couldn’t have been a better day. The staff at the Lodge were incredible and made sure everything went perfectly. The bride and groom were big outdoor lovers and that is why they chose a location that was right in the woods. I spent some time with Jeff while he was getting read
I am finally getting around to posting the other wedding I photographed with Charlotte during my back to back weekend in Keystone. I’ve been pretty busy with moving to a new house so this post fell to the side a bit. I’m so excited to share this wedding because it was another beautiful event at Timber Ridge on Keystone Mountain and the bride and groom were wonderful to work with. This was a destination wedding for everyone and Chris and Dave came all the way from their cur
While I make sure that every one of my wedding clients receives beautiful images, there are certain things you can do to make sure that your wedding photographs represent you best. One of the most important of these is to hire a makeup artist who can apply your makeup on the day of the wedding and ensure that you look your best on camera. Makeup for photographs isn’t the same as your general makeup routine and an experienced makeup professional knows what works best for sti
This past weekend I photographed two destination mountain weddings with Charlotte on Keystone mountain. Working back to back weddings at 11,444 ft is quite physically demanding but I tried to feed off the energy of the couple and their guests and captured some great moments. Kasey and Dave live in Denver and decided to have their ceremony and reception at the Timber Ridge lodge on top of Keystone ski resort. It took two gondola rides to get up to the venue and we were trea
On July 17th, I photographed the wedding of Jane and Ben as a second shooter for Charlotte and was happy that I got the opportunity to document the joining of two families in a way I have not witnessed before. Jane and Ben are Korean and there were wonderful traditional elements of their wedding that were beautiful to see. Family is extremely important in traditional Korean culture and it was easy to see the connections. Jane’s mother brought traditional dress outfits, cal
I already mentioned this great wedding that I photographed as a second shooter for Charlotte Geary and here are my favorite images from the day. As I said before, Erin and Gabriel were so fun to work with and their love was so apparent that it made the job of capturing it really easy. Gabriel made sure to schedule plenty of time for portraits with him and Erin and the wedding party as well. We spent a full hour and a half at Civic Center Park just taking photos and having
In the most recent issue of The Knot: Colorado magazine, they ran an article called No Regrets: The 10 most common planning blunders and how to avoid them. Among other great tips such as “think hard before you pick your attendants,” the article had some great advice about wedding photography.
The title of the paragraph was Don’t even think about speeding through photos and it read: “Speaking of not having enough time, any less than an hour isn’t enough for a portrait session
A wedding trend that I am loving involves creative substitutions for traditional wedding cakes. One of my favorites is using decorative cupcakes. Cupcakes can be a less expensive option than a traditional cake and still make a beautiful display for your wedding. For those concerned about not having a cake-cutting ceremony, there are a couple of options. For Nathan and Chastity’s wedding, they decided to have a small cake topper for the cake cutting ceremony and an assortm
This is a sample of what a completed wedding album looks like from Jesse Starr Photography. This is from the wedding of Chastity and Nathan, which you may remember from my post a few weeks back. I design my albums to tell the story of the day and include as many photographs as necessary to do so. This is just one example of how I design and I am able to design albums with different layouts and formats than this one. If you like a more traditional, fewer pictures per page
On Friday, June 18th, I photographed the wedding of Nichole and Vie as a second shooter for Charlotte Geary. They were such a fun couple! Vie was a real funny guy and a real photography enthusiast. We talked shop for a while about gear while he was getting ready with his groomsmen. The general feel of the day was great as everyone was real nice and ready to celebrate. The Hudson Gardens in Littleton provided the backdrop for the wedding and it was a beautiful venue. CLICK
On June 12th, I covered the wedding of Elizabeth and Roberto as a second shooter for Charlotte Geary. The wedding took place in Boulder and the reception was held at the Greenbriar Inn in North Boulder. Elizabeth was a really relaxed and laid back bride and it was great being there to help capture the day in photographs. There were family and friends that had travelled all the way from South America for the wedding, which was awesome because I love interacting with people
Yesterday, I attended a wedding photography workshop hosted by the Professional Photographers of Colorado and lead by Andy and Angie Wood, who are photographers based in Colorado. I absolutely love to take workshops because you get to learn so much from the instructors and other photographers. Anyone who is close to me knows that I spend a significant portion of my free time, studying photography books, websites,and blogs to hone my craft and workshops are great for hands-o
While I can design beautiful photographic wedding announcements and save the dates for you, I would also like to share with you some options for free wedding announcements. Below is an excerpt from an article with the top 3 sites for free wedding cards. See the original article at: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-3-sites-free-printable-wedding-announcements/
Click the read more link to see the sites. Design Betty DesignBetty is one of my all-time favorite websites. Not onl
[nggallery id=36] I just got my new samples my KISS wedding albums and they are beautiful! After extensively researching the top album companies, I found these to be the best. I wanted to make sure that my clients would receive the greatest modern albums available and KISS wedding books are top-notch. They come with two options for cover types and seven options for colors. The large red album is an 8×8 inch leather album and the small
For every wedding, I create a movie to show off your best photographs from the day. This is not like your typical slideshow! This is fully synced to music and has beautiful transitions and effects. You will receive an online HD version to share with friends and family and a DVD to watch at home. Photo Movies are available as an additional option with your we
During a busy weekend earlier this year, I photographed two weddings consecutively in Denver. Heather was such a fun-loving bride and was great to work with. She was very open to ideas and wanted to make sure she got great images from her wedding day. Ted and the groomsmen were a rambunctious bunch, to put it one way, and kept the day very interesting and entertaining. I wanted to post one of my favorite images while I edit the rest. Downtown Denver has some awesome loca
This collection of tips comes from the the ISPWP’s website and provides some great insight into what to avoid when selecting a wedding photographer.
The original article can be found here. Some of the first things newly engaged brides do is go dress shopping, reserve a ceremony and reception location, and hire a wedding photographer. Chance are, this is the first time any of them have hired a wedding photographer. It can be an intimidating and overwhelming experience, fi