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Holly and Evan’s Breckenridge Colorado Wedding

Venue: Private Home, Vacasa Rentals

Rentals: Colorado Tents and Events

Coordinator: Celebrations Denver

Holly and Evan had a lovely small wedding with close friends and family at a private home in Breckenridge, Colorado. Some of my favorite details from this wedding were her beautiful full length veil, and the place settings they chose for the dinner. I also loved how seriously the ring bearers took their jobs. Continue reading »

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Shane and Mallorie’s Breckenridge Wedding

Location: Silverthorne Pavilion
Planner/Coordinator: Ariel Strickler
Florist: Pots and Petals
Catering: Gilchrist Catering

Shane and Mallorie met at Colorado State University where they were both Music Education majors. Shane was one year ahead of her in the program, and they were in the wind ensemble and marching band together. One day, after wind ensemble rehearsal, Shane walked up to her and said, “Hi Mallorie, I’m Shane!” and the rest is history. Shane proposed to Mallorie on her 25th birthday. She had opened all of her presents from her family and was getting ready to end her day when Shane announced he had one more present, pulled out a ring, and proposed! Continue reading »

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Lord of the Ring (shot)

One of those things that often gets overlooked in wedding photos are the wedding rings. It is almost a separate category of wedding photography. Most people think about wedding photography as some combination of photojournalism and formal portraiture. Then maybe a few detail photos of things like place settings, the cake, and shoes are thrown in. But the rings don’t really fit into that category either.

One of the main reasons the ring shot is in a category in and of itself is because it requires an entirely different skill set and equipment from the rest of wedding photography. For starters, rings are a lot smaller than the rest of the wedding details. That is going to require specialized photography equipment; particularly macro lenses and sometimes special lighting. It also takes an eye for finding backgrounds and methods of “posing” the rings. Continue reading »

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Charlotte and Jayson’s Beaver Creek Wedding

Vendors

Venue: The Chapel at Beaver Creek
Reception: Saddleridge at Beaver Creek
Planner: Knot Just Another Wedding
Florist: Rose Petals
Music: The Fever
 

The Wedding

Jayson and Charlotte both live in Denver, and decided on a mini destination wedding in Beaver Creek, Colorado. They tried to incorporate anything Colorado into the weekend from the welcome bag items, to entree options, to wedding weekend activities including hiking…with a hint of England as the bride is British. That meant Pimms cocktails at the Friday welcome cocktail party and tea biscuit flavored truffles as favors. Continue reading »

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Anatomy of an Image #16

It’s been a little while since I did one of these anatomy posts, so I wanted to start back up with a pretty abstract image. I was photographing the couple posing on the banks of the Eagle River in Beaver Creek, Colorado. I was getting some nice full body shots of the couple and their reflection in the river, but I wanted to try something a little more abstract. I found a place where the water was still enough to try to get a clear reflection, but still had enough movement to allow some motion blur of the aspen leaves swirling in an eddy. 

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Kristine and Alan’s Winter Wedding in Beaver Creek

 

Venue: Beaver Creek Chapel

Kristine and Alan planned an intimate winter wedding in Beaver Creek Colorado with close family and friends. I think winter weddings in Colorado are some of my favorite to photograph. The light is usually softer and lower in the sky, the contrast between snow and earth, and the intimacy of winter, all contribute to making winter weddings a joy to be part of. 

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Timothy Faust’s Lightroom Presets

My fellow photographers know that when it comes to post production I really focus on two ideas. First I want to keep my post production work to a minimal. I want people to notice the emotion first, the photograph second, and hopefully they don’t notice the post work at all. Second, I want to be able to deliver fast turn around times to my client. I hear horror stories of clients waiting for six months to get their photos from photographers. I try to get every wedding done in a couple of weeks.

One of the reasons I am able to do that is by using Adobe Lightroom, along with a set of my custom presets designed to speed up my workflow. Below is a download link as well as a brief explanation of what the presets do.

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Blue Sky Enhancer

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This preset subtlety darkens and increases the saturation on the blue channel. It is especially useful for clear blue skies. Continue reading »

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