Archive for December, 2009
Heidi and Jason really love the snow. Jason is an avid snowboarder, so when I asked this couple in consultation where they’d like to do their engagements and how we could incorporate their personalities into the photos they both said snow. Even though it’s cold and kind of hard to work in, I love the character the snow adds to these photos. I warned the couple that it might be more difficult working at the mercy of the elements, and they would need a little extra courage, patience and a warm set of shoes. They were definitely up to the challenge.
They also have 2 dogs they wanted some pictures of. I love working with animals. They can be hard to keep interested and most often the couple gets tired of trying to keep the dogs under control, but getting the right shot with your furry friends can really make the whole shoot. It always helps when I get to hold their favorite squeeky toy to get their attention.
Heidi and Jason braved the weather and it really paid off. More and more couples want to do something unique in their photos to show their personality and whether it means freezing my fingers off or having animals jump all over me I’m always happy to do it because it really makes the photos that much better. Great work Heidi and Jason!!
Christmas is here and lots of people are trying to think of the perfect gift. Well here’s a couple families that really did it up right.We went up the canyon with the Howser family the end of October and got some great fall colors. They chose to wear great outfits for this time of year too. I always advise to wear clothes that contrast the colors in the natural surroundings so the greens and blues they are wearing really help them be the focus of the picture and stand out from all the red and orange leaves. Color is what draws people into art so we love bright colors in photos and try to make all our images vivid and artistic.
We did this photo with Dave and Amanda Swanson around the same down in the valley. The Swansons like the rustic look so we took them to where we had barns, logs, and a lot of wood textures. After trying my usual tricks to get their daughter to smile and look at the camera, I was able to get her attention by bribing her with some fruit snacks her mom brought. She liked that idea.
I’ve always felt that photos make such great gifts because the people in them are always so close to our hearts.
Emily and Rick were married at the end of November. They lucked out with some great weather, considering it was the end of November. Rick told me that his side of the family was known for fake smiles, but I think they all did great. Here are a few shots from their wedding day.
Their reception was held at the Aspen Landing reception center. Emily and Rick must be quite the popular people, because they had that place packed the entire night.