Nicole & Britton’s Commons Park Engagement Photos

Nicole & Britton met me in Commons Park in autumn for their engagement photos. Commons Park is a little gem in downtown Denver, with lots of sweet spots for lovebirds. We also took some photos in nearby LoDo (Lower Downtown) in Denver. I’m running a bit out of order here but these two are so sweet and I wanted you to see their gorgeous fall engagement photos! (Haven’t seen their amazing Colorado Red Rocks wedding? Don’t miss it!)

Nicole & Britton's engagement photos in Denver's Commons Park © Marni Mattner Photography

Nicole & Britton’s engagement photos in Denver’s Commons Park © Marni Mattner Photography

Nicole & Britton's Commons Park engagement photos in Denver, Colorado © Marni Mattner Photography

Nicole & Britton’s Commons Park engagement photos in Denver, Colorado © Marni Mattner Photography

Engagement photos in Denver, CO's Commons Park in downtown © Marni Mattner Photography

Engagement photos in Denver, CO’s Commons Park in downtown © Marni Mattner Photography

Commons Park engagement photos of Nicole & Britton in autumn © Marni Mattner Photography

Commons Park engagement photos of Nicole & Britton in autumn © Marni Mattner Photography

Downtown Denver engagement photos of Nicole & Britton © Marni Mattner Photography

Downtown Denver engagement photos of Nicole & Britton © Marni Mattner Photography

Nicole & Britton in love in downtown © Marni Mattner Photography

Nicole & Britton in love in downtown © Marni Mattner Photography

Denver engagement photos © Marni Mattner Photography

Denver engagement photos © Marni Mattner Photography

Blake & Jenny’s Evergreen, CO Fall Engagement Photos

Blake and Jenny wanted fall mountain engagement photos that with the Rocky Mountains’ gorgeous yellow aspens. Doesn’t Jenny’s dress absolutely pop out of the aspen photos? We took their engagement photos in a special spot I’ve found and fallen in love with in Evergreen, Colorado.

Fall engagement photos in Evergreen, CO with the aspens changing

Fall engagement photos in Evergreen, CO with the aspens changing

Blake & Jenny's autumn engagement photos in Evergreen, CO

Blake & Jenny’s autumn engagement photos in Evergreen, CO

Mountain engagement photos of Blake & Jenny in Evergreen, Colorado

Mountain engagement photos of Blake & Jenny in Evergreen, CO

Blake & Jenny's Evergreen, CO engagement photography

Blake & Jenny’s Evergreen, CO engagement photography

Blake & Jenny's Evergreen, CO engagement session

Blake & Jenny’s Evergreen, CO engagement session

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