Jen and Josh are a fun loving couple that really knew how to enjoy their wedding day. We started the day with their getting ready photos at Summitview Community Church in Fort Collins. This beautiful church has a spacious worship space which we used for their "First Look" photos. The florals came from Jen's grandmother, Carla. Moving around during the service was easy to do without disturbing the guests and the lighting at the alter was warm and bright making photographing easy. Following the ceremony the bridal party traveled in style via Hummer limo to Roland Moore Park where we did some wild bridal party photos and then my favorite, romantic photos with just Jen and Josh. A few minutes later we arrived at the Drake Center, a very nice and spacious venue and the dinner was wonderful. The craziness was just kicking into high gear with the cake smashing, I mean cake cutting and the garter and bouquet. Jimmy from Sounds of the Rockies kept the party lively and the dance floor was always busy. Jen and Josh were always up for a "photo op" and they will be rewarded with some great images. Thanks Jen and Josh for a Fun, Fun, Fun day
We took Collins on a tour through Old Town Fort Collins for his senior portraits on a warm Indian Summer afternoon. The afternoon light was perfect for portraits. We also ventured to Horsetooth reservoir right around sunset which made for some dramatic images.
Emma chose the CSU Annual Trial Gardens for her senior portrait session. We met on an overcast fall day and found some fun and colorful locations for her photos. It didn't take long for Emma to get comfortable in front of the camera. We supplemented the natural lighting to remove some of the shadows and ended p with a great selection of beautiful photos.
Marissa and Jason's family and friends converged on the Tapestry House in Fort Collins for a beautiful summer morning wedding. The Tapestry House landscaping looked wonderful. The bride and groom chose a different entrance song for each attendant to match their personality. Catering was provided by Ken at Main Street Catering and pastor Josh Ratzlaff presided over the ceremony.
Jared wanted to do his senior portraits in some of the same kind of settings as his brother Cody had last year. We started out early on a Saturday morning at Horsetooth reservoir and got some great shots around the rocks and lake. Jared chose a longer session so we could also travel to downtown Fort Collins and photograph in some of the alleys. The great folks at Old Firehouse Books let us use the area behind their store which was inaccessible due to construction. Thanks! Have a great senior year Jared.
You can also view Jared's music video at: http://animoto.com/play/vS5OJb04ZrhqVSngM7wCjw
Hayden was looking for a little edgier senior photos with an urban feel. Where better than old town Fort Collins. Downtown was packed for first Friday but we managed to find a number of interesting spots that I had not photographed before. Hayden has a great, easy going, personality that made for a fun session and some great photos!
You can also view Hayden's music video at: http://animoto.com/play/FdNKa8QXnY6QDNRoTGldfw
Alli selected the CSU annual flower trial garden in Fort Collins for her senior portrait session. We had a beautiful afternoon with late day sun adding a beautiful warm tone to the photos. We found some great non-traditional spots and even got to include her dog Oreo in a few.
You can also view her highlights music video at: http://animoto.com/play/0lGhnax5iWmgmdX88rTOEw
Marissa and Jason's wedding will be in September at the Tapestry House near Fort Collins. Since they live in Denver we chose downtown Denver for their engagement photos. It happened to be cloudy with a light drizzle for our session but we found some great locations and got some great photos near Union Station. That pretty much guarantees nice weather for their wedding doesn't it?
Megan and I shot Beck & Aaron's wedding on 5/22 and really enjoyed being with them on their special day. The ceremony was a 1st Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne and the reception was at the garden room in Loveland. The planning was impeccable and they were such accommodating hosts. They left plenty of time for us to get some amazing shots. Their catering was done by All Occasions Catering from Fort Collins and the flowers were by Underwood Flowers. Their DJ was DJ Johnny Cruz and their limo came from Summit Limousine. Becky & Aaron will be coming to the studio tonight to debut their wedding photos with their family and friends. Here are some photos to get them in the mood for the big show tonight.
We brought Dylan to an out of the way spot along the Spring Creek in Fort Collins for his senior photos. We talked and joked with Dylan and his dad and made it a great experience. Considering he answered our pre-session questionnaire that he'd "rather eat dirt" than have his photograph taken, I think we surprised him with how fun we could make our session and we have some great photos to prove it.
Sandie had picked out some fun "urban" downtown Fort Collins locations for her senior portrait session. We found a mix of graffiti, back alley painted walls and old porches all within the same block. Sandie was a pleasure to photograph with a variety of expressions as the session progressed and a nice mix of clothing styles. She got plenty of her favorite looks in her photos and plenty for mom to frame as well. We took care of getting her photo directly to the yearbook well before the deadline. We liked one of her photos so well it ended up on our 2011 senior advertising. Thanks for a great session Sandie.
Jenna chose Viestenz Smith Mountain Park and the CSU Annual Flower Trial Garden for her senior photos. The weather was just right for playing in the Big Thompson River and exploring the huge rocks on its banks. The CSU flower garden was in full bloom so we had lots of color options to complement her styles. We kept on photographing until the sun was long past setting and savored the last rays of deep orange light.
This weekend we got to stay in Fort Collins and photograph Paige and Greg's Wedding on the Terrace at the Lincoln Center. The two of them described their wedding as a "vintage 50s European style wedding. With Paige's tea length dress and cute circular veil and Greg's pinstriped tux, they fit the part. This was an intimate and fun wedding. Paige and Greg managed to stay wonderfully relaxed and just be their normal energetic selves which made for very natural and photo journalistic photographs. One of the pictures shown below was Greg's response to the line you may kiss the bride (The prompt formal handshake! ) Greg and Paige ended their evening with a European flair riding off into the sunset on their Vespa (which of course matched the wedding colors)