When I had my own high school senior portraits done an unspeakable number of years ago, options were limited to going to a studio, and doing two photos. One in a cap and gown, and one in a suit and tie. That was it. Luckily the options today are not nearly so limited. When I photograph senior portraits here in Colorado, I try to really capture students’ personalities in amazing mountain scenery. The following is a selection of some of my favorite examples of senior portraits over the years, and some advice to get the most out of your session.
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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 »
Venue: Silverthorne Pavillion
Manny and Michelle are a super outgoing couple from Denver that asked me to photograph their Silverthorne Wedding this winter. Being both avid travelers and skiers, it is no surprise that they decided to pick Silverthorne for their mountain wedding. Make sure to check out the groom’s son’s incredible catch of the garter and their sparkler exit. Continue reading »
Venue: Main Street Station
Hair and Makeup: Breck Hair Company
Elyse and Kerry were hoping for snow for their Breckenridge wedding, and although it didn’t snow during the day, there was plenty of snow capped mountains in the background. They met in high school, but lost touch when Kerry was in the military. Years later they met back up in Florida, and the rest is history. Continue reading »
Ceremony Venue: Sapphire Point
Reception Venue: Sweet Basil, Vail
Tait and Beth came up to Breckenridge, Colorado from Denver for an intimate mountain wedding with close friends and family. Being a little smaller allowed us to make several stops between the ceremony location on Lake Dillon, to the reception in Vail, Colorado. Continue reading »
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 »
About the Wedding
Lindsey and Jason’s destination wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado wedding was pretty unique. For starters, all the details and decorations were personalized and handmade by the bride. Starting with the invitation, but also including the card box, cake serving set, champagne flutes, fabric garland, multiple banners, and the ring boxes. Lindsey also created the favors, kid’s wedding activities books, all centerpiece rustic jars, fabric flower girl petals, fresh flower garland, photo booth, personalized photo holders, flower girl pail, etc…ONE BUSY BRIDE Continue reading »
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