A hot date in a cool city

I lied. It was a hot date in a hot city.

Brian and Shannon decided to recreate their first date for part of their engagement shoot. They had their first date over a glass of wine at Colt and Grey on Platte street in Denver.

We had been planing their engagement session for a month and who knew that the weather would become record-breaking? But we battled it out, after pushing the start time of the shoot back by two hours, that was a good plan. It was still a scorcher though. We played on a grass hill in Millennium park, broke rules and photographed on a stairwell (photographers have problems reading signs sometimes – we are the image people, not the word people); played in the middle of the street – Mom even watched us; lounged about, living the high life in a classy hotel – complete with orange-infused water, enjoyed some good literature and to top it off: ran though sprinklers.

Good. Times.

 

Don’t you just love the way he looks at her?

 

 

 

Nothing sweeter than this.

 

This happened.

 

Which lead to this. We are all just big kids anyway right?

 

That wall is anything but cool.

Chivalry.

 

We are so sneaky. Illegal stairs and all.

 

 

 

 

We might have done some furniture rearranging. Maybe.

 

Malfunctioning Sprinkler + Hot Day = Personal mister = WIN.

 

Heather + David = Luv

Heather + David = One spectacular day and a beautiful happily ever after.

I’ve known Heather for years. I first met her at Metro in the news room (where a ton of my friendships began). She moved on and I filled her shoes as assistant editor. Now, I wish I could describe Heather to you, but there is no word that sums her up easily. She is Bubbly, spaztic (in the nicest way possible), crazy, fun, loving and will just make you smile with one giggle. Heather and I have been hanging out a lot lately. She has decided to join my team as one of my regular shooters for my biz. So I was more than excited to tag team along with Jenn LeBlanc to shoot Heather and David’s wedding.

I love David too. They are the perfect pair. Ha! Just talking about them makes me want to drive to their house and give them a huge hug! – ok, back to David. He is an awesome guy, who is a little more reserved than Heather, which probably does her tons of good 🙂

Now, since Heather is a photographer, Jenn and I have vowed only to give a few sneak peaks from their wedding – in attempt that Heather will be able to remember her wedding as she saw it and not through Jenn and I’s eyes. (Fotogs tend to remember images very easy and memories begin to fade). But this whole arrangement has been so much harder for Jenn and I than Heather I think! I had the hardest time narrowing down her images to only three.

So here they are. I will put more up on my site as soon as Heather and David get them – cuz their wedding was so fun – We crashed Room&Board of Cherry Creek and went to one of the snazzyest (yes that is a word now) Alley’s I’ve ever seen! So tune back in a few weeks!!!

Congratulations to David and Heather! We love you so much!!!!!

The Studly Groom

The blushing bride

Are we having fun? O I think so!!!

Before their introduction as Hubby and Wife

A day at the Playground

I am so excited for a few reasons, and they all involve the Pogar/Carlson family.

A few weeks ago Adriana emailed me and told me her husband Chris has started a new videography company and are looking for couples who are looking for video for their weddings. I am so excited to be working with them! They are such a fun couple and have a great background. If you would like info on their work feel free to contact me and I will give you more information.

I also got the privilege to take Adriana’s maternity photos! This was my first maternity shoot, and I gotta say,I really got into it.  We had so much fun, Monday was PERFECT! Not to hot, beautiful light and of course Adriana’s beautiful face! She is due at the beginning of July, they are expecting a baby girl!

Enjoy a few photos from the shoot 🙂

This one is just too funny! No idea what is going on here!

Last minute is BEST!

I am so excited! I love last-minute, play-it-by-ear gigs! Friday night I received a phone call from my fellow Iris member Heather Longway. She needed someone to shoot her engagement photos so they could send out their “save the date” cards ASAP. I was glad to do it! I have known Heather since I started at the Metropolitan. She graduated and Amie and I took over the photo desk for her and Jenn LeBlanc – another good friend and Iris member.

We planned for Saturday during the golden hour and all was well until it became overcast and rainy. I love rain photos too, you can do really cute things with umbrellas, but we were able to push the shoot to Sunday so we did. The day was gorgeous and we had such a fun time! The hardest thing for me is to stop shooing. I could shoot all night, but after 2 hours Heather and her fiance David insisted that they had to let me go home (which was good since I had company waiting for dinner). But I could have shot with those two all night!

What a cute pair they make! They are so perfect for each other, and this was my first time even meeting David. I wish them my best, and we are all looking forward to having a closer friendship as we live all but 5 minutes from each other.

I don’t want to spoil them all before the Save the Date cards come out, so here is just a taste of the terrific Heather and David!