Fall in Nederland is perfect for portraits!

This fall in Colorado has been a photographer’s playground. The weather has been wonderful and the colors are truly amazing. It is almost as if anything I point my camera at comes out awesome……

We recently shot a portrait session up near Nederland, Colorado on a foggy Sunday morning that looked anything but a good day to shoot. Drizzle, gray, cool and cloudy was what the morning offered down in Denver. Hanging clouds, muted light and color would be ok….but there is always the potential to rise above the clouds here on the front range.

The gamble more than paid off and traveling up a cloud socked Boulder Canyon, the sun started to show through. Arriving in Nederland to find crystal clear blue skies and an unbelievable color palette to place an awesome couple in made the day.

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A baby on the way!

It is always a pleasure and an honor to photograph expecting parents. Anticipating the arrival of a new little one is so very exciting and special. We captured many of these beautiful images in the very spot where marriage was proposed….welcome to the next step and congratulations!

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A little girl, growing up fast.

I can tell you from experience, there is nothing that makes time fly faster than having a child. It takes amazing effort to stay present, be aware and just enjoy every moment that you can. Before you know it they have grown up!

I recently had the opportunity to photograph a beautiful young lady and her parents that started as clients years ago, when they interviewed me to photograph their wedding, and have now become friends. An engagement shoot, wedding, newborn and a number of family sessions have led to this body of work. This is the kind of experience that makes the job great. To be able to capture these precious life moments is a great honor and I appreciate being the one chosen to do it.

Thank you, young lady & your super parents, for including me in this journey!

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A big day for Big Tex

On a weird day in Colorado that had mid-day temps in the 60’s then snow by afternoon a young Texas stud put on quite a show at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder. Not to be deterred by gusting winds, Plus Size BMX & Black Market Bikes rider Clayton Shank no-handered, whipped and flipped off the best of what this park has to offer. Near empty on a beautiful Monday in January, the few that were on hand got to see some phenomenal riding by this young man.

Big Tex or Mr. Clayton, as my 6 year old calls him, holds a special place in our hearts. He is Elsa’s de facto private bike instructor and according to her is “the man”. I couldn’t ask for a better role model.

Enjoy a collection of recent images of Big Tex from this past weekend. Hard to believe it’s January. Got to love Colorado!

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First the wedding…..now a little one.

To establish a relationship with your subject, as a photographer, is always the goal. When this relationship with a subject becomes a relationship with a family it is a gift. I had the opportunity to shoot Kimberly and Bryan on their wedding day and it was fantastic but to have the chance to shoot them as a family was even better. Way to go guys. Thanks.

Earth Day with a Fairy…..just what I needed.

I haven’t posted in a while. I have been focusing much of my work on 12 Dime projects as well as work on Denver Discoveries. I use this blog as my start page and realized that, though I love the last post, it was time to do some personal work.

Again, when looking for a good subject, I need not look far. Elsa and I were due for an adventure as well. It was Earth Day. Elsa wanted to be a fairy. Who was I to argue? Just bring the camera and let her lead.

It worked. Now I can look at these shots and remember a special day with my special girl.