There was so much I loved about photographing this Denver engagement session! For starters, Lisa and Chad are such a fun and sweet couple. They both love all that Denver life has to offer, and it was so fun to make our way through the nooks and crannies of downtown and incorporate some of their […]
Category Archives: Engagement Photography in Denver Colorado
I’ve added morning engagement sessions this year to welcome the growing popularity of engagement photography – a bit of a challenge for this night owl photographer type [ ;) ] but, oh so refreshing to have an early start to the day! Thank you, Denver, for the perfect weather: blue skies and crispy light breeze – […]
Carly and Russell are newly engaged, and fairly new parents as well – to their sweet Lab pup, Ellie. Most people know that dogs are pretty huge in my book, so when these two wanted to bring Ellie along for their engagement session at Red Rocks Amphitheater, I was kind of giddy about the idea. […]
Cheree and Mark just happened to choose a comfy, not-quite-Spring-but-so-darn-close kind of day in Denver for their engagement session. The sun kept us warm for some photo opps, but these two kept scarves and coats nearby for the shaded spots – which I think ended up producing a lovely, diverse set of photographs. They chose […]
Getting married? Hiring a professional photographer? Always, always include engagement photography. Always. Whenever I meet with clients for the first time, I try to stress the importance of having an engagement session with their wedding photographer – regardless if it’s me they end up hiring. You may not need save-the-dates, you may not need or want to have engagement photos on display at your wedding, but what I really think you need is an opportunity to work with your wedding photographer before your wedding day. In my case, I want to put clients at ease in front of the camera and have a chance to goof off a bit and have a good time together. That way, when the wedding day comes along, and the groom sees me in a tree or rolling around on the floor to get an interesting perspective – he won’t have to worry – it’s just me doing my thing. The more comfortable you are in the presence of your wedding photographer – the better your wedding photos will be.
Meet Katie and Nick. They wanted an urban setting for their engagement shoot, so we headed into downtown Denver to photograph for a bit with plans to wrap at dusk under the lights in Larimer Square. We ended up with some amazing scenes. I drove the few blocks from my home in the Denver Highlands (riding my bike with my camera gear makes me crazy nervous) and found THE best parking spot ever – right in the exact spot we had planned to meet – only to realize that I had forgotten my wallet. My car is usually spotless, but I searched for loose change anyways – no luck. I happen to have a resolution set for 2012 to not earn any parking tickets (yes, I usually earn them- a bad habit to break. I can only imagine the amounts of sushi I could enjoy in lieu of paying parking tickets) and I had stayed true to that goal for all 13 days of the year so far. Up walks Katie and Nick – looking adorable and so excited for our session. I was laughing at myself as I explained the scenario, and Nick kindly filled my parking meter to the max. Lifesaver! I sent Nick and Katie a complimentary enlargement from our session in thanks for saving me from a ticket – scroll down to see which photograph they chose, it’s one of my favorites too. (No parking tickets to date as I write this post, by the way.)