Being a photographer exposes you to such a variety of situations. I was incredibly honored to photograph Alison and Jason's reception as a fly on the wall. The reception was perfect from the super cute food trucks to the beautiful Denver sun. The part of the reception I enjoyed most was when Alison and her students performed. Alison has a way with her student's that I have never witnessed before, as a teacher myself that is saying a lot. I was so grateful to observe the witty banter as they played their beautiful instruments. Everyone would be laughing and chatting, then instantly Alison would count down to play and miraculously everyone would be playing beautiful music- and the witty banter would continue. I am amazed at their ability to multitask with inside jokes and playing some of the most difficult string instruments ever invented. It was a beautiful scene in City Park that many passers by stopped to enjoy. I was blown away by this beautiful moment in time.
I met Alison through a mutual friend that works at GHS with her. We are both creative types, so we instantly hit it off. Getting to know my clients is an important part of my process. I am not a vendor that shows up to take pictures and leaves. Knowing each other is what makes the the people in front of the camera more comfortable and allows me to be more creative. It’s about creating a relationship of trust with someone whom you feel comfortable to share details of your life with, and in return, creating pictorial keepsake of a milestone day in their life. Not to say I am not professional, but I have never made it through a wedding day without tearing up behind the camera. That was definitely the case with these two! Alison and Jason adore each other. What amazes me about this life is that some of us are lucky enough to find someone we truly connect with and that is something that I will never tire of witnessing. Thanks for having me play such an important role on your special day!
Once again, I am blown away by the opportunities to make connections as a photographer. Star found me through a google search, I am so appreciative of my hard working SEO guy for this connection! Star was looking for a photographer to capture some very natural and candid photographs of herself and her husband, Eagle. This photoshoot was a surprise gift for him. They wanted to get head shots for the businesses they run and some images for Eagle's potentials sponsors. Eagle is not only a small business owner, but a competition hang glider pilot. We used Keystone Resort as our backdrop for these sporty outdoor candids. I brought my partner Sarah with me on the shoot. She is such a great assistant! Sarah brings another creative eye and does wonderful work with off camera flash. The photos of the couple on the rocks and the playful photos of them pulling each other in Keystone village were both her ideas. Her collaboration is invaluable. Throughout our shoot the four of us made conversation about our interests, our vacation homes and our mutual love for the outdoors. It was a shear pleasure to work with such an interesting and accomplished couple. When else would I have met this couple from Portland? I am feeling very grateful for my business and the connections I have made throughout this journey as a photographer.