Dina was an international student at CU Boulder from Kuwait! She came in this spring with her younger brother and they were such a pleasure to work with – kind, polite, fun, smart, interesting. We did both studio portraits and outdoor portraits at Chautauqua to commemorate her graduation from CU Boulder, and to give her professional headshots for graduate school applications. It’s the first time someone has brought a cat in a backpack to an on location photo shoot!
Despite it being windy and cold we had a great time and got some terrific images of Jade for her graduation from CU Denver. This was my first visit to the Emmanuel Art Gallery on campus. What an interesting history! Built in 1876, it was the first building on the state historical monuments list, it’s been a church, synagogue and now an art gallery.
It was so much fun to photograph Jenna for her senior portraits in the mountains above Boulder. Even though she’s very photogenic, she really doesn’t like being in front of the camera. I think she did extremely well in front of the camera and the images show it. I love working with and learning about these kids’ lives – their interests, hobbies, plans for next year, etc. We were able to get a nice variety of images and expressions in just over an hour and finished up just as the afternoon rain storms began to roll in. Thanks for indulging me and your mom, Jenna.
Since Grace’s mom went to CU, it was meaningful to incorporate the beautiful CU campus in her senior photos. After CU we headed up to Chautauqua and finished the afternoon with Grace kicking a soccer ball while walking up a trail with the sun setting behind her. We had a lot of fun with Grace and her family. Best of luck to Grace who is headed to Oregon State next year.
I adore this couple! They are so down to earth, natural, and just amazing lovers of life. Karena is a fan of real film so I shot their engagement session with a combination of real Kodak Portra 400 film and digital images adjusted to look like film. Can you tell the difference? Having learned on film in art school and having shot film for the first 10 years in business, I’m excited that it is making a comeback.
The rain held off for a wonderful portrait session with Tailor, a graduating CU senior. Although I get to meet students from all over the country, it seems like the majority who do photo shoots for announcements are from southern California. It’s an exciting time for these impressive young college students. Good luck Tailor!
After being snowed out twice, Jamie and Brian’s engagement session at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs finally became a reality. This is an absolutely magical landscape to shoot in. I was glad to have the off camera Profoto lights with me so we could keep shooting even at dusk. We had a great time spending the afternoon together and I’m very much looking forward to their wedding this summer at Chautauqua in Boulder.
Amy brought many creative ideas to her engagement session in Boulder, Colorado. She brought their colorful cruiser bikes and matched her shirt color with the bike (she loves pink). She brought a fun bride and groom theater mask and a framed print of their wedding date. Adding a few props and coordinating clothing and colors adds some spontaneous fun to their engagement session and pop to their photos. We’ve designed a fantastic guest sign in book from their shoot (with a pink spine on the cover of course.)