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When I’m not behind the camera or my computer, you can find me running (usually for exercise, rarely from something), dancing to the Hall and Oates Pandora station, planning my next vacay, or enjoying a beverage on a patio somewhere.
Its Friday again and I couldn’t be more excited! I get to help one of my besties celebrate her recent destination wedding this weekend! Can’t wait to see my family and friends and party with my girls! What do you have planned for this weekend friends?
I want to share two more of my favorite wedding blogs, Emmaline Bride and One Fab Day. Check ‘em out!
Basically a mecca for DIY brides, this blog does the work for you by scouring the best blogs and websites around and curates them in an easy to view website. They feature lots of top ten lists that are so fun and so full of great ideas.
I fell in love with all things Irish when I studied abroad in Ireland in college. This blog is no exception. It features the best vendors, weddings and venues from the Emerald Isle and is always a joy to look at.
I had the pleasure of shooting the Nolasco family up in Thornton this week. Their two boys are absolutely adorable! Here are a few photos from the session…
Ever meet a couple and you instantly see why they’re together? They have the chemistry, you feel their love, and they just…work. Well, Luis and Larissa are totally that couple. You can tell instantly how much fun they have and how much they care for each other and I was beyond thrilled when they asked me to shoot their engagement and wedding photos. Luis and I went to high school together and spent a few summers
working on our tans saving lives at Harmon Park Pool. Although we hadn’t seen each other in a few years, its always fun to shoot friends, both old and new. A beautiful evening in Confluence Park made for some great photos. Here are a few of my favorites.
Can’t wait for their wedding in a few short weeks!
Its Friday again, my friends, and today is a particularly good one…its me and Sev’s 5 year anniversary! Wow how time flies! I’m so lucky to have him as my fiance and partner in crime. Every day I feel so blessed to have found a love like this. We really were made for each other and my life truly changed for the better when we met 5 years ago.
AND after almost a year of being engaged, we’ve finally decided on a wedding date and I’m happy to announce that on this day next year, May 10, 2014, we will be getting married!
No wedding blogs today! They’ll be back next week! Have a wonderful weekend!
I had the pleasure of shooting head shots for Luke, a new Denver-based real estate agent. Because he wants to work with young, urban professionals in Denver, I suggested we take the photos downtown, with the city as the background. I think they turned out awesome! He looks professional and reliable, but still down-to earth. Exactly the type of agent I’d want to do business with!
Looking to get some professional portraits taken soon? Here are a few of my tips for getting great head shots.
Dress the Part
Luke brought two different “looks” which I think is a great idea. One that was more formal (jacket and tie) and one that was a little more casual. Because he wasn’t sure how he would use the photos, he decided to dress for both. The tie shot may be used on his website and business cards, but he may want a more casual look for a facebook profile, for example. Dress for both. Your photographer shouldn’t mind taking a few moments to allow you to change and get some different shots in different looks.
Choose Your Environment Wisely
I always try to get my subjects to get shots taken in their “environment”. How boring is the standard issue, grey or white background you see so many head shots taken with? This is your portrait, not a mug shot! Choose an environment that makes sense for you. In Luke’s case, he wants to break into the downtown real estate market…why not show downtown Denver in his photos. Showing yourself in your environment will tell the viewer in an instant what you do and where you work, whether that’s an office, operating room or studio. Remember natural lighting is always the most flattering, so if possible, choose a location that is either outdoors or has lots of windows and available light.
Have fun with your photos! I know getting your picture taken is not something people enjoy or are very comfortable with, but the more relaxed you look, the better your photos will turn out. Promise!
Need some additional tips for taking perfect pictures? Follow these guidelines from a previous post of mine.
Shot a super-fun Derby-inspired event on Thursday! The mint juleps were flowing and the hats were parading around the party which benefitted the Dominican Sisters Home Health agency. And check out those delicious cupcakes. Almost too cute to eat. Almost.
Little wedding, big heart. That’s the tagline for this site and its so true! You don’t need a huge wedding with 500 people to profess your love for each other. Sometimes the best ones are just you, your new spouse and a close gathering of friends and family. Or…just you and your spouse.
Once an online retail site for used wedding dresses, this blog now features artistic and unconventional weddings from across the globe. Find oodles of inspiration and real weddings every where you look.
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May of last year was a great month. Mainly because Sev and I got engaged in Georgia on the 26th! As we are approaching a year of engagement, its been so fun look back over the past year and see how much has changed…and how much hasn’t in our lives. Here are a few of my favorite “Picutre a day” photos from last May.
Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting the Colorado State Capitol and meeting our Governor, John Hickenlooper. I was there with a group of legislators from Georgia and some folks from the Atlanta Braves who are trying to turn the area around Turner Field into more of a destination spot for visitors, like Denver has done with the Lower Downtown (LoDo) area around Coors Field. Now I’m ashamed to admit I have lived in this fine state for almost two years now and never paid a visit to the capitol, which is only two blocks away from my photography school! What an amazing building! So fully of beautiful architecture and history! And I think its pretty safe to say, we Coloradans have the coolest, most laid-back governor in the country. He’s an entrepreneur and owns one of my favorite bars in LoDo (Wynkoop Brewery), and he is almost single-handedly the reasons downtown Denver is what it is today. Not to mention, he’s super-nice, funny and even brings his dog to work, now if that’s not Colorado, I don’t know what is.
Or should I say Pati-OHHH! The snow has (hopefully) stopped here in Denver and spring is finally here! Sev and I had a blast planting our patio garden this weekend. This patio was pretty much the reason we moved into this place so we were determined to make it look fab! Flowers, a couple evergreen shrubs, herbs and berries are in full force on our patio overlooking the Rockies parking lot. It gets 12+ hours of sun, so here’s hoping we can keep it all alive!
We’re still working on some furniture, so I’ll post more pics once its all complete…
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