Well, it has been a long time in the making but our daughter is going to be a flower girl. This has been a dream for her in her short life and now that dream will come true. Her cousin will be married this summer and was kind enough to fold under the pressure and ask Elsa if she was up to the task. Is she ever! Our first step was to go and try on dresses and what better place to go then to our friends at Marie James in Bonnie Brea. Marie James offers a beautiful selection of bridal party gowns and specializes in making each client feel like a princess. Sally and Katie were great and Elsa had a super time trying on everything they offered that was even close to her size. We went on a Saturday that seemed to be pretty busy. All of the other clients were pleased to step away from the mirrors so that Elsa could see how she looked. We found loads of good options and her cousin should have plenty to choose from. What a day for an excited young lady.
I love to shoot in Prospect, New Town. Prospect is a little eclectic development on the southeast side of Longmont, Colorado. There are so many options for backdrops. Color, texture, lighting all are abundant and nearby. This proves to be very valuable in a shooting location when your subjects are two young brothers that have a hard time standing still. Needless to say, the boys and the location were a perfect match for my guerrilla style of portrait capture. We covered alot of ground in a short amount of time and got tons of great images.
On a recent chilly afternoon I had the opportunity to photograph a great little guy and his family. We met in Denver’s City park and were treated to some fantastic afternoon light. Although it was cold everyone did a great job and we came away with some awesome images. A gigantic flock of Canadian Geese were nice enough to fly over us on-Que to add to the action.
I recently had the opportunity to do a super family portrait session at Hall Ranch outside of Lyons, Colorado. I have been to Hall Ranch many times to run, hike and ride my mountain bike but had never photographed there. What a fantastic studio! The open space serves to create unbelievable options in composition and light. All I had to do was turn around and I had great backdrops for my wonderful subjects. As winter approaches and the days get shorter we took advantage of the great glowing light that comes earlier every afternoon to get some great shots.
What a fitting start to my blog…..my favorite subject. The other day Elsa came up to me and said,”Daddy look at my fancy hat.” She looked so amazing in the morning light. I was fortunate to have my camera nearby and was able to capture the moment.