Groom’s First Look
There is something special about the moment of a groom's first look, that split second when he sees his bride for the first time. Whether it is as she is coming down the aisle or in an orchestrated first look before the wedding ceremony it is a moment absolutely filled with emotion for a man about to be married. At least it was for me.
Groom's First Look
There are essentially two ways to do the groom's first look:
Groom's First Look #1:
The good old fashioned way of making him wait until his bride comes down the aisle. We prefer this method as it is the most natural way for the first look to play out. You also have the added drama with al ...
June 1, 2017
Maternity Photos | Benson Sculpture Garden | Brittany and Nick
Benson Sculpture Garden Maternity Photos
We love it when our clients reach out to us to photograph them after the wedding. In this case, Brittany asked us if we could do some photos for them but didn't reveal the reason. We just thought they missed us and might want some updated portraits now that they had been married a whole year. We were pleasantly surprised when she revealed they were expecting and wanted us to help them spread the news through maternity photos.
When they showed up at Benson Sculpture Garden in Loveland, Colorado, I had already scoped out a good spot. In our days as photojournalists at the Reporter-Herald we had bot ...
October 13, 2016
Mountain Engagement Photos | Stacy and John
Stacy and John were going to have a mountain wedding at Stacy's father's house outside of Lyon's, Colorado so why not get their mountain engagement photos done in the same stunning and personal location? The only problem is the tricky Colorado spring weather.
Stacy and John's Mountain Engagement Photos
These two decided early on that they where going to have a mountain wedding at the home where Stacy grew up so why not do the mountain engagement photos in the same location?
We started out shooting their mountain engagement photos on a beautiful spring evening but the weather quickly started to change so we used an old Ford truck to kee ...
September 1, 2016
Star Wars Wedding Photos | It’s all in the Details
Star Wars cufflinks, check, Star Wars Converse, check, Star Wars underwear... So what do you do when the groom wants to do a Star Wars wedding and the bride wants a casual farm to table food truck wedding? Larissa and Aaron got married on May the 4th (Star Wars Day) at Lionsgate Event Center and they had it all!
Larissa and Aaron had several themes for their Lionsgate Event Center wedding and they nailed it on all of them. Today we'll focus on the Star Wars Wedding Details.
Star Wars Wedding Details
Aaron is a big Star Wars Geek so he wanted to have their wedding on May the 4th and Larissa took the idea and ran with it. She even surp ...
August 18, 2016
Evergreen, Colorado Lake House Wedding Photos
Last Summer about this time I had the privilege of shooting at one of the great Colorado wedding venues, the Evergreen Lake House. If you haven't seen it yet you really need to check it out!
Evergreen Lake House Wedding
I had the opportunity to shoot the Evergreen Lake House wedding of Emily and Dave with wedding photography veteran Steve Tinetti. Recently, I had been in my brother's wedding there, but until then I had never shot at this awesome venue.
Emily and Dave just had a low key wedding with family and friends in the log cabin style venue. Every thing was decorated beautifully, drawing attention to the rustic charm of the Lake ...
August 4, 2016
Intricate Details from a Stanley Hotel Wedding
Christina had this wedding dialed in. She knew the location was gonna be great - and how can you miss with an iconic location like the Stanley Hotel. But she also put a ton of thought into the details and it really shows! Read on for more info about these Stanley Hotel Wedding Details.
Stanley Hotel Wedding Details
Christina's wedding dress from Encore Bridal in Fort Collins was a classic choice with a lot of buttons. Remember the crochet hook for this one! Kenny's suit from Men's Warehouse provided the perfect balance to her beautiful dress.
Christina and Kenny purchased their rings at Fred Meyer Jewelers. ...
July 28, 2016
Dramatic Wedding Photography | Colorado Wedding Photographers
How to use strobes in Dramatic Wedding Photography: So you see those photos of a bride and groom against a dramatic sunset (like the one here) or a couple sitting in a wine cellar and they are lit a different color from say the dramatic blue light of the cellar shelves and you wonder how you can make a photo like that at your next wedding...
Dramatic Wedding Photography Using Strobes
I believe one key to Dramatic Wedding Photography is using off camera strobes. The problem may be that you have mostly used on camera flash and are a bit intimidated by off camera flash. You read blogs and all the talk of TTL and dynamic range and blah blah bla ...
July 21, 2016
Same Sex Wedding Photos Shot in Downtown Denver
When we first met Nicole and Asher we knew their same sex Downtown Denver wedding was going to be different than any we had ever done. Asher is a therapist and Nicole a dominatrix so odds were that they weren't looking for a cookie cutter wedding.
Same Sex Downtown Denver Wedding
Downtown Denver was always going to figure into Asher and Nicole's wedding plans and we were glad to hear it. We love shooting in urban settings. It gives us an opportunity to work in an environment that can lift the event to a new level. A couple, dressed to the nines, pop against the stark harsh landscape that an urban downtown offers. And when we heard about N ...
July 14, 2016
Black and White Wedding Photography in Colorado
Color is distracting! There I said it! When you look at our site you may notice something, there is probably more black and white wedding photography than color. Why is that? Well the answer is pretty simple...
Black and White Wedding Photography
Depending on the photo, there are a lot of things going on: People are dressed in bright colors, flowers are every where, green grass, trees, etc., you get the picture, right? In that same photo is a woman in white and a man generally in black or grey. The white pops out but has to compete with all the color (by definition white is the absence of color) and the black blends in. This is why we like ...
July 7, 2016
Rustic Farm Engagement, Mead | Colorado Wedding Photographers | Larissa and Aaron
Larissa had a vision for an engagement session photo shoot with her fiance Aaron. She wanted a rustic farm setting with just the right amount of personality. Luckily, Eric and I had photographed a wedding a couple years back and knew just the place for their rustic farm engagement session in the plains town of Mead, Colorado.
Perfect Rustic Farm Engagement Location
Stillroven Farm, a private bird hunting preserve, immediately came to mind. The farm is set just the right distance from the majestic backdrop of Mount Meeker and Longs Peak. The farm's barns and various outbuildings had just the right amount of character to fit Larissa's visio ...
June 30, 2016