Ispend a lot of time thinking about and researching photography locations for my line of work. Sometimes when I'm driving around and I notice a cool spot I'll even make a little note of it on my cell phone. But sometimes the best place to photograph your family is where you spend most of your time together, at home. Afterall, what better place is there to make you feel comfortable and relaxed? That is exactly what we did for the family on the blog today. For mother's day, Kelli bought her mom a gift certificate to get their family photos updated. They decided it would be nice to photograph at their house in Parker, Colorado. Kelli's mom, Donna did a lovely job on their gardens and we were even able to incorporate dad's cool tractor into a couple of the photos. Here's a little peek at what we came up with.
It's been a few years since I had the opportunity to photograph a bar or bat mitzvah. The last time I did my sister in law, Rachel was standing in front of all of us reading from the Torah. But just a couple of weekends ago I had the opportunity again to attend a bar mitzvah service for Max who was turning 13. I love to photograph people around this age because it's such a unique time when suddenly they are no longer children and you get a glimpse into the person they'll be as an adult. Lots of friends and family members came out to Denver to celebrate with Max and there are so many great shots of them having fun at the party. I especially loved his grandpa's dance moves.
This was such a fun senior session for me to photograph. It was a really good time for me because it meant I got to hang out with Chloe's mom Saucy O'Path (aka Suzi) who I met in derby and who makes my hair beautiful year after year. She works at Royal Pair salon on Colfax and Steele and you should call her if you need your hair done:) At her workstation she always has an old photo of her daughter Chloe from when she was a kid. It's crazy to me how fast she has grown up. She's turned into such a beautiful young lady and this is her last year of high school. I love her style and attitude in these. She told me that she wanted to do her senior photos somewhere urban and cool with graffiti and art. Denver has a bunch of funky neighborhoods now that could fit that bill, but for me it was a no-brainer to head over to the Santa Fe Arts District. It's sandwiched between the old Lincoln Park and Baker neighborhoods which are full of art galleries and different kinds of graffiti street art. Even the Maxfund animal shelter in the neighborhood has gotten in on the street art action. Check out the hilarious grumpy cat painting on their wall in the sneak peek below!
Jasmine and Nathan recently wed at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, Colorado. Even though I grew up pretty close to that area I think that this was my first time getting out to Allenspark. Wild Basin Lodge is a really great venue and perfect for a rustic wedding. You have the option of walking down to the meadow and hosting your wedding with a view of the mountains behind you. Or if you think it's too much of a hike for your guests the folks at Wild Basin Lodge have done a beautiful job setting up an amphitheatre style seating area right next to the main building in front of the St. Vrain Creek. This is where Jasmine and Nathan opted to host their ceremony to make it easier for their guests. It was a beautiful day with excellent food, lots of sunshine, and relaxing banter with their friends and family. They had the whole place to themselves and with two full levels and decks and balconies everywhere you turned, you could really stop and enjoy the nature there. It was a day wedding so I stayed until the very end so that I could get some romantic portraits of Jasmine & Nathan before the sun set on their wedding day. I love what we got! The really neat part of this venue is that Jasmine & Nathan got to stay in a room upstairs after it was all over.
Wild Basin Lodge Located in Allenspark, Colorado
Wedding Dress Designer
Wedding Dress Shop
Jim's Formal Wear Ordered through and altered by Boulder Bridal
Chef Nick Fuster Wild Basin Lodge
It's hard to pick a favorite, but I just love how all of the colors look in this one:)
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