Matt

The last of our trio is Matt. I think he did a great job holding his own among the girls! Thanks to all of you for a great afternoon!

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Danielle

Time to spotlight our next model!  This bridge at Monument Valley park was great to work with and the light at the end of the day was spectacular!  Danielle has a terrific personality and is clearly just as photogenic as Ariel.  These girls made our job easy!

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Ariel

One of my favorite trends in the photo community has been the spirit of openness and collaboration that photographers now share.  I have been blessed to meet many terrific photographers since I moved here to Colorado Springs in January of 2009.  Last week I had the opportunity to do a photoshoot with Kristi from Kristi Crosson Photography, Paul from AM/PM Photography, and Tracy from TQ Photography.  Kristi was gracious enough to arrange for some models and we all met at Monument Valley Park for an evening shoot.  All the models did a terrific job!  I’ll spotlight them one at a time, in alphabetical order.  First up, Ariel!

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Heather & Cody: Married at The Oxford

When I arrived at The Oxford Hotel on Saturday morning, I was greeted by Heather’s beautiful smiling face.  She had taken a morning yoga class, and was getting ready to head up to the spa for hair and makeup.  Without a doubt, she was the most relaxed bride I’ve ever photographed! 

Once dressed, Heather made her way to The Cruise Room, where the man of her dreams was waiting.  Cody’s reaction was everything it should be on a wedding day.  It was so sweet to watch him;  he was completely overwhelmed by his beautiful bride. 

Heather and Cody, I feel so blessed to have shared this time in your lives.  I agree with your dad, Cody…you two have a bright future ahead of you!

Special thanks to my second shooter for the day, Kristi Crosson.  I had a great time working with you!

I think this look says it all!

Second Shooter:  Kristi Crosson

Flowers:  Babylon Floral Design

Dress:  D’Anelli Bridal

Cupcakes:  The Big Fat Cupcake

Coordinator:  Erin Browning, The Oxford Hotel

Catering:  McCormick’s Fish House & Bar

Music:  Colorado Bagpiper and A Music Plus

Bride’s Hair & Makeup:  The Oxford Club Spa, Tiffany Beach

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Studio Shoot with AM/PM Photography

Had a great time Sunday afternoon with my new friends Paul and Amy from AM/PM Photography!  Paul and Amy are a husband and wife photographer team who I met recently through the Colorado Springs chapter of the Mile High Photographers club.  They are hilarious to be around!  Paul was getting some portfolio shots for Travis and was gracious enough to let me jump in.  It’s easy to tell from the photos that Travis is a natural in front of the camera; even better, he was friendly and easy to work with.  Thanks guys for a fun afternoon!  

Clearly a face that the camera loves!

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Engaged: Heather & Cody in LoDo

After ten years of photographing sweeping landscapes in Montana, it has been a blast for me to have so many sessions in Denver.   I’ve already found some favorite locations, but I could find a new one each time if I wanted to! 

Heather and Cody took me on a tour of LoDo and some their own favorite spots: Delaney’s Bar where they met, The Oxford Hotel where they will be married next year, and The Tattered Cover (very cool bookstore where we got some fun kissing shots and drove off a customer…)  And what’s a photo shoot without getting yelled at in Union Station for breaking the rules and standing on the benches?  (Hey, I’m short and I occasionally need a boost up to get the shot I want!)

Thanks Heather and Cody for a fun photo shoot!  I can’t wait for the wedding!

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Engaged: Jenny & Chad

Headed to Boulder on Saturday to photograph Jenny and Chad at the CU campus.  The campus was busy with fans getting ready to cheer on the Buffaloes (managed to edge out Texas A&M 35 to 34!), which made it a fun place to have the session.  Despite feeling under the weather, Chad ROCKED and went through with the session.  He and Jenny are such a nice couple and we had fun wandering around; college campuses are the perfect place to get a mix of architectural and landscape shots.  Afterward, they took me and my kids to lunch at Thunderbird Burgers and BBQ where Chad is co-owner.  I encourage anyone who gets the chance to stop by!  The BBQ is great and it’s always a good idea to support great folks.  Thanks for your generosity Chad and Jenny! 

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