I had a blast photographing CAMP athlete Rob the Piz and Jesse on Colorado National Monument’s Sentinel Spire. They cruised Fast Draw on the back side of the spire, then rapped down and climbed Medicine Man on the front. Another good day in the desert!
My brother Shaun and his new wife Kecia had one of the most unique weddings I’ve ever been to. Shaun, a pilot, had connections to a private air strip with an open-air hangar, and the weather couldn’t have been better for this stunning outdoor wedding. It was autumn in Nashville, and the leaves were in full color, and vintage planes flew overhead. Kecia, an architect, designed the wedding. I’m not fully dressed without my camera, so you get a peek into their big day…I included more detail shots than usual, so the DIY brides out there can steal her brilliant ideas. Check out the twig centerpiece with paper flowers, there were ten or so and the twigs were collected from the forest by the airplane hangar. The wedding had a honky tonk band playing Johnny Cash and old country from the back of a pickup truck bed. The big dipper hung over the sky. The vintage planes glimmered beyond a massive bonfire. And I have a new sister!
American Classic Piano Company is a Denver, Colorado vintage and custom piano restoration business. I recently photographed a series of their pianos, including the “Telluride” (featuring a beautiful stained glass front). The photo shoot also included capturing the detail and art of their custom restoration work.
I just have time for a quick post today, so I thought it’d be fun to share a couple favorites from a trip to Tennessee. During our daytrip to the Smokey Mountains, we encountered a curious baby bear (mama bear was up the hill 30 yards) and this incredible riverbank shored up by old smashed cars. Another Tennessee post is coming soon…
Kyra is incredibly animated, and every once in a while reminds me of Shirley Temple. I had the pleasure of watching her “perform” with singing, twirling and lots of silly faces when I photographed her and her mother, Joelle. Their mother-daughter photo shoot was in the LoDo area of downtown Denver. I loved how carefree she was; her big personality just jumps out of the photos.
Here are a few pictures that make me long for summer.
I knew Jacqulyn & Michael’s wedding would be incredibly elegant. It was at the Cherry Creek JW Marriott, with an outside wedding and ballroom reception. Every detail – from the programs to the perfectly planned color palette – was exquisite. Even the parts they didn’t plan (for instance, the colorful walls I stumbled across) were incredible. But as much as I love having beautiful things to photograph at a wedding, the best part is always the people. Jacqulyn, Michael and their families were a blast to be around, keeping me energized all day. And their reception had some of the best dance moves I’ve ever seen!