As far as classic Denver wedding venues go, the Oxford Hotel is among the best, and Herb and Elizabeth’s wedding was no disappointment. These two are such a cool couple – high energy and high style with their sheik yellow and grey wedding colors, worldly belt buckles, and adorably obedient-ish dogs. These guys ran me through the ringer though, always on the move from one activity to the next, I actually had to drag them outside to get photos of just the two of them after the ceremony. We did a quick session out front of the hotel and Union Station and I let them back inside to party…can’t say I blame them. To say the least, everyone had a great time and I was honored to be part of their wedding. Cheers!

 

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A few weeks back I got asked to head South to possibly my favorite part of Colorado to shoot some engagement photos for an awesome couple, who both happen to be chefs. They were trouble though and forced me to work in the cold, snowy weather, sneak into a condemned mine, and eat their delicious home cooked meals (actually I’m pretty sure all of those things were my idea). Anyway, it was a great time and I’m really looking forward to shooting their mountain wedding this summer. Thanks guys!

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Some really unfortunate events happened this week in Colorado – tons of cities are under water right now. I had a wedding scheduled in Boulder yesterday, which was one of the worst hit cities in the front range. I was worried the wedding wouldn’t happen at all, but luckily Steve and Sarah are champs and went through with it anyway – I’m really glad they did as they’re a wonderful couple.

Difficult conditions make for great photography, especially when you pair that with people who are willing to do crazy things to get the shot! More to come later but I had to get this one up right away. Cheers!

Boulder Flood Wedding // Yellow Umbrella Kiss in the Rain

Wow. Not much else to say about this one. Great couple. Great day. Great venue. Just great. You may remember Ai and Prashant from their E-session late last year in Seatte – needless to say I was excited to shoot their wedding earlier this year in the Pacific Northwest at the Hollywood Schoolhouse Winery in Woodinville. Just like last time, they performed and made my job easy. Sorry to all of their friends who don’t appreciate the “pukey” love shots 🙂

The Seattle area isn’t my normal stomping ground anymore, but it was tons of fun to head back home and work with these guys. It also gave me a chance to work with a really talented second photographer from Vancouver, Ryan MacLean, whose work I’ve admired for years now on flickr. Can you tell which shots are his?

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Mixing things up and doing things different is kind of what I live for. I never want my images to look the same as someone else’s and I’m always looking for ways to push the boundaries – when I met Trent and Jessica I knew I had an opportunity do just that. These guys are my kind of people and when I pitched a going to a brewery they were all for it. The people at Denver Beer Co. were nice enough to let us take some photos while drinking beer, and even let us into their barrel room (By the way, the beer is amazing). Everyone there was super nice actually, including one of the patrons we ran into who just so happened to have his old Hasselblad 6×6 view camera by his side! Needless to say, I spent time taking photos of his camera (see below).

After we were all nice and liquored up we headed up into LoHi, the idea being to booze a little more on a rooftop with a view, but everything was packed being a warm  Saturday evening in May. We wandered a while and these guys made my life easy by being beautiful and in love. Eventually I gave them leave to get dinner and we went our separate ways until later this month when I shoot their wedding (so excited!), but take a look at what we got. No offense to anyone else, but this was seriously one of my all-time-fave engagement sessions. I can only hope to have more like this.

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