Senior Season

Senior Season

I LOVE working with seniors in high school.  They are on the cusp of so many new opportunities and experiences.  It is so much fun to capture their unique personalities.  Their choice of venue, wardrobe and body language set the stage. I encourage clients to choose accessories that fit the different aspects of who they are.  The venue can include elements that are meaningful, or something with a pop.  They pick.

Maria and Ty are two very different individuals.  Maria is all girl and she loves fashion while Ty loves sports.  It was fun to use lighting and venue to accentuate their individual qualities.

Maria made posing easy!  What a beautiful lady.  Her confidence, striking features, and dramatic backdrop when added to soft lighting brought out her strong, yet feminine side.

Ty’s comfort with the right stance increased dramatically once he was given his baseball glove.  While definitely masculine, he has a gentle side, too.  Hopefully, these portraits capture who they are, at this particular moment in time.

Playing with Photoshop

Playing with Photoshop

It never fails.  Your favorite puppy (little person, cat, etc.) is finally sitting still, but his or her bubbly personality isn’t coming through.  In this case, Gunner (my grand puppy) wasn’t giving me the head-tilt with a raised ear that always makes me smile.  Usually, the head-tilt is followed by a CHARGE, and I land…

Naked and Swimming with Sharks!  The Dangers of Photography

Naked and Swimming with Sharks! The Dangers of Photography

Alright. I admit it. I am fascinated by Shark Week but watching a few of the episodes and tracking the titles of each segment make me shake my head.  Really?  Swimming naked with vulnerable body parts in the ocean with sharks?  Oh my! Yet, that type of dangerous photography behavior is seen everywhere.  Amateur and…

Frequently Asked Questions- Cellular Phones

Frequently Asked Questions- Cellular Phones

As a professional photographer I am asked many of the same questions by clients and their families regardless of the type of session that takes place. During the next several posts, I thought it would be helpful to share my perspectives. Question #1- Cellular Phones Since cellular phones have editing apps and the cameras are…

I Said Yes, Now What?

I Said Yes, Now What?

Planning for your special day is sometimes overwhelming, but it is exciting, too!  So many options.  Where to begin?  One of the best ways to start the process is by attending a Wedding Expo.  You can visit with a variety of different vendors, ask lots of questions, and compare notes with others who you meet…

The Way You Look Tonight

The Way You Look Tonight

Every now and then romance fills the air!  It was such a treat to serve at Kevin and Nichole’s country wedding  They chose the Platte River Fort for their special day and it was truly a night to remember.  The evening was filled with family, friends, boot stomping music and lots of unexpected details.  The…

Isn’t She Lovely!

Isn’t She Lovely!

Weddings include so many details.  The right dress, perfect tux, flowers that fit the personality and time of year… Ultimately, everything showcases the bride and groom.  Merceda and Joe made certain that all of the details were covered.  The golf course was a great backdrop for the boys as they enjoyed a game before lunch…

Wedding Bliss

Wedding Bliss

What a treat!  Laura and Cory chose the Platte River Fort in northern Colorado as a backdrop for their wedding vows.  I describe this venue as country elegance.  It includes barn doors, twinkle lights, bronze and granite accents.  It matched Laura and Cory’s style perfectly!  The sky was overcast, so everything was moved inside of…

Tiny Dancer

Tiny Dancer

Little girls are so much fun to photograph.  It is even more fun when I get to play dress-up with them.  Baby Mason was a wonderful sport.  We had several wardrobe changes, different props and she powered through.  It probably helped that her mommy and daddy were close by with fun distractions. My favorite outfit…

By the Sea, by the Sea, by the Beautiful Sea

By the Sea, by the Sea, by the Beautiful Sea

My husband and I are enamored with the beauty of the Caribbean and the Mexican Rivera.  So much so, that we have taken over a dozen trips to this corner of the world.  The warm tropical climate, iridescent turquoise water, slow and relaxing life-style, gracious hosts, fresh seafood and exceptional resorts– all accessible within a…