Mazel Tov!

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It was such an honor to be the photographer for Emmett’s Bar Mitzvah a few weeks ago.  I have known Emmett since the day he was born, and have watched with sheer admiration as he’s grown into the wonderful person he is today. His Bar Mitzvah celebration, held in a three story loft in downtown Denver, was as unique as Emmett himself and was filled with love, family, & even a little magic.   Mazel Tov Emmett!

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Personal Project 2017: Black & White

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This year I’ve taken on a personal project to push myself creatively by exploring black & white photography.  First up: a rare use of studio lighting… made even more rare because this is a #selfie.

Ought to be an interesting year…

Sneak Peek :: Tim

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Meet Tim.  Funny and independent, Tim has a style that is all his own.  From his swooping pompadour hairstyle to his slightly sardonic take on modern hipster style, Tim’s look is the perfect compliment to his bold, artistic personality. Continue reading

Sneak Peek :: Jared

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Meet Jared.  Tall and athletic, Jared has a long-and-lean look that cameras love.  Add to that his fair skin, blue eyes and thick mane of wavy, reddish-brown hair and you have the perfect formula for some classic Irish good looks.  Maybe that’s why I felt compelled to set my Ed Sheeran playlist to repeat while I was editing his photos.  Somehow it just seemed appropriate… Continue reading

Sneak Peek :: Maddie

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Meet Maddie.  Easy-going & personable, Maddie wins the award this year for the quickest turn around between the date she first contacted me and the date we did her senior session:  one week!  That is a rarity this time of year, but she was anxious to squeeze her session in before school started and I just happened to have a time slot open that fit into her schedule.  It’s awesome when things work out that way!

Because Maddie wanted a natural setting and she was scheduled for late afternoon, I anticipated a full-sun scenario where we’d be working primarily in the shade or capturing backlit images.  However Mother Nature had her own thoughts, Continue reading

Sneak Peek :: Liz

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Meet Liz.  She loves to ride horses, teach others to ride horses, and swing dance.  This young lady is a cowgirl through and through.  Therefore, it should have been no surprise when Liz asked if we could include not one, not two, but THREE horses into her senior portraits.  And yet somehow I was a little surprised.  Being the ‘city slicker’ photographer I am, I can honestly say I’ve never photographed a horse in any of my portrait sessions.  In fact I’ve hardly ever been around horses, except for a few touristy chuckwagon dinner excursions, which (let’s be honest here) hardly qualify as horseback riding at all.  But I love a creative challenge, and so I happily took on this assignment. Continue reading

Sneak Peek :: Sophia

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Meet Sophia.  Like a burst of sunshine this young beauty lights up a room with her sweet personality and beautiful smile.  Equal parts rough-and-tumble athlete & fashionable girly-girl, Sophia wanted to play up her feminine side for her senior portraits.   Continue reading