Sweet, Sleepy Liam’s Stapleton Newborn Photos

Little Liam slept through much of his Stapleton, CO baby photography session – but we were treated to sleep smiles, snuggles and a glimpse of his beautiful blue eyes as we watched in wonder. What a sweetheart! These were special baby photos for me, because I photographed Liam’s parents on their wedding day (see Patrick and Christina’s stunning Boulder, CO wedding). There’s nothing better than seeing a bundle of joy in the arms of two people who are perfect for each other!

Colorado's Stapleton in Denver infant photography of Liam

Denver infant photography of Liam in Stapleton

Liam and Chrissy cuddle in his Denver baby photography session

Chrissy and Liam cuddle up in Liam’s baby photography session

Newborn Liam sleeps soundly through his Denver baby photos

Newborn Liam sleeps soundly through his Denver baby photos

Patrick and Chrissy snuggling little Liam at his 7-day-old infant portrait session in Stapleton, Colorado

Patrick and Chrissy snuggling little Liam at his 7-day-old infant portrait session in Stapleton, CO

A glimpse of little Liam's blue eyes as he holds his papa's hand for his Denver, Colorado baby photos

A glimpse of little Liam’s blue eyes as he holds his papa’s hand for his Denver, CO baby photos

Liam and his new best friend during his Stapleton baby photography session in Denver, CO

Liam and his new best friend during his Stapleton baby photography session

Liam and his papa take some time to chill out during their Denver, Colorado infant photography session

Liam and his papa take some time to chill out during their Denver infant photography session

Liam's little pink feet, the newest addition to this Denver, CO family

Liam’s little pink feet, the newest addition to this Denver, CO family

Mama and Liam, 7 days old, cheek-to-cheek in Stapleton, Colorado

Mama and Liam, 7 days old, cheek-to-cheek in Stapleton, CO

It’s AgriCultural Photography Contest – First Place!

Marni Mattner Photography was awarded First Prize in the Open Professional category of the Colorado It’s AgriCultural Photography Contest, featuring photography related to Colorado’s agriculture. Over the past 6 years I have had the pleasure of photographing more than 20 family dairy farms for the Western Dairy Association, and this particular image really resonates for me with what I’ve seen in that time in terms of the love these families have for their work, the land and the animals they care for.

Marni Mattner Photography's It's AgriCulture Professional Category First Prize Award Winner

Marni Mattner Photography’s It’s AgriCulture Professional Category First Prize Award Winner by Marni Mattner Photography, taken for the WDA

 

Sarah & Jim’s RiNo Engagement Photos

RiNo (River North) is an area of downtown Denver that is spectacular for engagement photos off the beaten path. Jim and Sarah joined me in RiNo just in time for us to wait out a downpour (a typical summer afternoon deluge). We were treated to spectacular light as the storm passed.

Sarah & Jim in downtown Denver's River North  © Marni Mattner Photography

Sarah & Jim in downtown Denver’s River North © Marni Mattner Photography

Sarah & Jim's eyes © Marni Mattner Photography

Sarah & Jim’s eyes © Marni Mattner Photography

RiNo engagement photos in downtown Denver © Marni Mattner Photography

RiNo engagement photos in downtown Denver © Marni Mattner Photography

Graffiti goodness in RiNo art district for engagement photos © Marni Mattner Photography

Graffiti goodness in RiNo art district for engagement photos © Marni Mattner Photography

Jim & Sarah, engaged! in downtown Denver © Marni Mattner Photography

Jim & Sarah, engaged! in downtown Denver © Marni Mattner Photography

Sarah & Jim in Denver's RiNo District © Marni Mattner Photography

Sarah & Jim in Denver’s RiNo District © Marni Mattner Photography

Sarah & Jim in RiNo for their engagement photos © Marni Mattner Photography

Sarah & Jim in RiNo for their engagement photos © Marni Mattner Photography

Jesse & Jessica’s St. Paul College Club Wedding

Jesse and Jessica had a spectacular backyard wedding ceremony at the St. Paul College Club in Minnesota. The reception in the beautiful mansion included homebrew made by the couple, a full dance floor and a great time had by all!

The lovely bride Jessica puts on her wedding gown with the help of her bridesmaids

The lovely bride Jessica puts on her wedding gown with the help of her bridesmaids

Jessica's gorgeous wedding dress

Jessica’s gorgeous wedding dress

Getting ready for the wedding at the St. Paul College Club

Getting ready for the wedding at the St. Paul College Club

The flower girls look on as Jessica dresses for her wedding

The flower girls look on as Jessica dresses for her wedding

Jesse & Jessica's Backyard Wedding at the St. Paul College Club in St. Paul, MN

Jesse & Jessica’s Backyard Wedding at the St. Paul College Club

The bride and groom at the St. Paul College Club in Minnesota

The bride and groom at the St. Paul College Club in Minnesota

Jesse and Jessica, newlyweds!

Jesse and Jessica, newlyweds!

The bride and groom after their St. Paul College Club wedding

The bride and groom after their wedding

The  St. Paul College Club decorated for Jesse & Jessica's Wedding

The St. Paul College Club decorated for Jesse & Jessica’s Wedding

Jesse & Jessica's St. Paul College Club Wedding Reception

Jesse & Jessica’s St. Paul College Club Wedding Reception

Wedding reception lights as everyone takes to the dance floor

Twinkling wedding lights as everyone takes to the dance floor

Wedding photo booth, homebrew and the St. Paul College Club wedding scene

Wedding photo booth, homebrew and the St. Paul College Club wedding scene

Britton & Nicole’s Red Rocks Wedding

Britton and Nicole were married at the stunning Red Rocks Park in the Rocky Mountains, dodging brief rain showers at all the perfect moments – after their first look, after the family photos and just as we finished the wedding party photos overlooking the park. Their reception at the Space Gallery in downtown Denver was a gorgeous, and not just because of the art on the walls. Vintage buffet tables and vintage glass doors, tin cut N & B letters and so many glorious details made this wedding a dream to photograph!

Red Rocks Amphitheater wedding photos

Red Rocks Amphitheater wedding photos

Nicole's wedding dress, at the Courtyard Denver Hotel

Nicole’s first moments in her wedding dress

Courtyard Denver Hotel wedding preparation

Courtyard Denver Hotel wedding preparation

Britton putting on his suit coat, along with the groomsmen gift of Denver's Stranahan's whiskey

Britton putting on his suit coat, along with the groomsmen gift of Stranahan’s whiskey

Britton and Nicole's First Look at Red Rocks Park in Denver, Colorado

Britton and Nicole’s First Look at Red Rocks Park in Denver, Colorado

The view from the wedding at Red Rocks Trading Post, between rain showers

The view from the wedding at Red Rocks Trading Post, between rain showers

The bride & groom walk down the aisle overlooking Red Rocks Park at their Trading Post wedding

The bride & groom walk down the aisle overlooking Red Rocks Park at their Trading Post wedding

Red Rocks Trading Post wedding ceremony of Britton & Nicole

Red Rocks Trading Post wedding ceremony of Britton & Nicole

Nicole & Britton's Red Rocks Trading Post nuptuals

Nicole & Britton’s Red Rocks Trading Post nuptuals

Wedding party photos at Red Rocks Park in the Rocky Mountains

Wedding party photos at Red Rocks Park in the Rocky Mountains

The groom and his groomsmen at Red Rocks Park near Golden, Colorado

The groom and his groomsmen at Red Rocks Park near Golden, Colorado

Overlook of Denver at Red Rocks Park before the Trading Post wedding

Overlook of Denver at Red Rocks Park before the Trading Post wedding

The bride and groom at Red Rocks Park overlook

The bride and groom at Red Rocks Park overlook

Red Rocks overlook after Britton and Nicole's wedding

Red Rocks overlook after Britton and Nicole’s wedding

The bride & groom taking shelter from rain showers after the wedding at Red Rocks Park

The bride & groom taking shelter from rain showers after the wedding at Red Rocks Park

Britton & Nicole's perfectly planned wedding details at Denver's Space Gallery

Britton & Nicole’s perfectly planned wedding details at Denver’s Space Gallery

The bride & groom at Red Rocks Park just before their wedding

The bride & groom at Red Rocks Park just before their wedding

Vintage buffet table and tin cut N & B letters at Denver's Space Gallery

Vintage buffet table and tin cut N & B letters at Denver’s Space Gallery

A big band and full dance floor at Nicole & Britton's Space Gallery wedding reception in Denver, CO

A big band and full dance floor at Nicole & Britton’s Space Gallery wedding reception in Denver, CO

Nicole & Britton's first dance, with Space Gallery artwork on the walls

Nicole & Britton’s first dance, with Space Gallery artwork on the walls

The Space Gallery wedding reception in Denver, Colorado

Britton & Nicole’s Space Gallery wedding reception in Denver, Colorado

Britton & Nicole outside the Space Gallery in Denver, Colorado

Britton & Nicole outside the Space Gallery in Denver, Colorado

Brook & Eric’s Golden, CO Wedding

Brook & Eric had a bluebird day and sweeping mountain view at their Golden, Colorado wedding last weekend. You may remember these two lovebird from their Denver engagement photos in LoDo last fall. Well, it was as romantic as ever with Brook & Eric on their wedding day! They chose not to see each other before their outdoor wedding ceremony, and I stole a photo of the two of them at either end of a staircase (they didn’t peek!). They had a Pinterest-lover’s dream wedding, with adorable details at every turn (a chandelier hanging from the arbor – which Eric made & etched their initials into!, vintage suitcases filled with goodies, a Candy Bar, handmade napkin rings…the list goes on!). DIY brides should take note, because the style was impeccable. The reception at Rolling Hills Country Club was a blast, complete with a guys vs. girls dance-off that culminated in the groom vs. the bride. After witnessing it, I can definitively say: every wedding should have a dance-off!

Eric and Brook's Golden, Colorado wedding at Rolling Hills Country Club © Marni Mattner Photography

Eric and Brook’s Golden, Colorado wedding at Rolling Hills Country Club © Marni Mattner Photography

A Wedding Dress With Cowgirl Boots: Colorado Style! © Marni Mattner Photography

A Wedding Dress With Cowgirl Boots: Colorado Style! © Marni Mattner Photography

The Wedding Party Gets Ready At Rolling Hills Golf Club in Golden, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

The Wedding Party Gets Ready At Rolling Hills © Marni Mattner Photography

Bride & Groom On Either End of Staircase Instead of a First Look © Marni Mattner Photography

Bride & Groom On Either End of Staircase Instead of a First Look © Marni Mattner Photography

Brook And The Mountain Views Before Her Golden, Colorado Wedding © Marni Mattner Photography

Brook Before Her Golden, Colorado Wedding © Marni Mattner Photography

Wedding Ceremony at The Club at Rolling Hills in Golden, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Wedding Ceremony at The Club at Rolling Hills in Golden, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

DIY Pinterest Ideas: Chandelier on Handmade Arbor and I Do/We Did Signpost © Marni Mattner Photography

Chandelier on Handmade Arbor and I Do/We Did Signpost © Marni Mattner Photography

Brook & Eric Had Communion Followed By A Sand Ceremony © Marni Mattner Photography

Brook & Eric Had Communion Followed By A Sand Ceremony © Marni Mattner Photography

Eric & Brook Say Their Wedding Vows at Rolling Hills Golf Club in Golden, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Eric & Brook Say Their Wedding Vows © Marni Mattner Photography

Eric & Brook Say I Do! in Golden, Colorado Wedding © Marni Mattner Photography

Eric & Brook Say I Do! © Marni Mattner Photography

The Bride & Groom at Rolling Hills Country Club in Golden, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

The Bride & Groom at Rolling Hills Country Club in Golden, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Eric & Brook's Wedding Party In The Mountains © Marni Mattner Photography

Eric & Brook’s Wedding Party © Marni Mattner Photography

Bridesmaids and Bride in Cowboy Boots © Marni Mattner Photography

Bridesmaids and Bride in Cowboy Boots © Marni Mattner Photography

Groom Kisses Bride's Shoulder © Marni Mattner Photography

Groom Kisses Bride’s Shoulder © Marni Mattner Photography

Windblown Trees, Star-Crossed Lovers and Wedding Rings © Marni Mattner Photography

Windblown Trees, Star-Crossed Lovers and Wedding Rings © Marni Mattner Photography

Bride and Groom Atop A Stone Wall © Marni Mattner Photography

Bride and Groom Atop A Stone Wall © Marni Mattner Photography

Check Out Brook's Beautiful Garters! © Marni Mattner Photography

Check Out Brook’s Beautiful Garters! © Marni Mattner Photography

Wedding Reception at The Club at Rolling Hills in Golden, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Wedding Reception at The Club at Rolling Hills in Golden, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

DIY Brides Will Love These Centerpiece and Detail Ideas: Tree Branch Centerpiece With Hanging Candles, Vintage Suitcases, Date Night Idea Popsicle Sticks, etc. © Marni Mattner Photography

DIY Brides Will Love These Centerpiece and Detail Ideas © Marni Mattner Photography

Groom Twirls Bride During First Dance © Marni Mattner Photography

Groom Twirls Bride During First Dance © Marni Mattner Photography

Tree Stumps With Bridesmaid Flowers and Candy Bar DIY Ideas © Marni Mattner Photography

Tree Stumps With Bridesmaid Flowers and Candy Bar © Marni Mattner Photography

Wedding Dance-off Featuring Bride & Groom © Marni Mattner Photography

Wedding Dance-off Featuring Bride & Groom © Marni Mattner Photography

Girls vs. Boys Wedding Dance-off © Marni Mattner Photography

Girls vs. Boys Wedding Dance-off © Marni Mattner Photography

Brittany & Matt’s LoDo Engagement Photos: Country Style Meets Urban Chic

Matt & Brittany pulled off a perfect balance of urban meets country in their Downtown Denver engagement photo shoot last fall. I loved their cowboy boots and fun style, and we had a great time on this beautiful autumn day in LoDo.

Matt & Brittany's Cowboy Boots for Country Engagement Photos in Denver, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Matt & Brittany's Cowboy Boots for Country Engagement Photos in Denver, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Matt & Brittany's Autumn Engagement Photos in LoDo in Denver, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Matt & Brittany's Autumn Engagement Photos in LoDo in Denver, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Urban Chic engagement Photos in Denver, CO's LoDo © Marni Mattner Photography

Urban Chic engagement Photos in Denver, CO's LoDo © Marni Mattner Photography

Brittany and Matt's Country Cowboy Boot Engagement Photos in LoDo © Marni Mattner Photography

Brittany and Matt's Country Engagement Photos in LoDo © Marni Mattner Photography

Matt & Brittany's Sweet Engagement Kiss in Downtown Denver, Colorado © Marni Mattner Photography

Matt & Brittany's Sweet Engagement Kiss in Downtown Denver, Colorado © Marni Mattner Photography