Posts Tagged ‘Lodo’
Ryan & Tracy: A Denver Wedding at Regis & The Oxford Hotel08.17.2011 - By Peter
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It was a really fun day!
Tracy and Ryan are one of those couples that just glow with energy on their wedding day. They are full of love, excitement and emotion. This is the perfect recipe to create powerful images. Photographing in Lodo Denver is always easy with so many great environments. We used busy streets and dingy alleys and I laughed with nearly every click from how easy it was to make Tracy and Ryan look amazing. At the end of the day I walked away tired but very happy that I had the honor of being their photographer on this special day.
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Jarred & Hilary; A Denver Wedding at The Oxford Hotel07.05.2011 - By Peter
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Summer weddings in Lodo Denver offer a unique photographic experience. I really love working in the alleys and using the old architecture to create powerful images. Jarred and Hillary were looking forward to a downtown wedding day and I had loads of ideas for their wedding photography, but I had one personal goal for the day. I have photographed this old fire escape near The Oxford Hotel a million times (well maybe just 35+ times). But every time I shoot there, I try to create unique images that I haven’t ever seen or created myself before. This old fire-escape seems to have been shot by every professional photographer that works downtown and for good reason: it is really neat! But, I see the same images of it over and over…. So my goal is to try to find a unique way to photograph the over photographed. I’ve shot this fire-escape from every angle and using a wide variety of lighting to give different looks. Today was the day for the last conceivable angle, I was going to shoot from the roof of a nearby building (not the parking garage, I did that 3 years ago). Gaining access without being arrested was the tricky part but once I got the green light we were off. This angle made spread 10 in the Wedding Day Story Book and I was really happy with how it worked out. It took Kathy and my assistant Georgia to hold my strobe in a 4 foot soft box a story above the couple to give them the pop I was after for beautiful light.
The Oxford Hotel is such a great venue for a downtown wedding. They offer everything you could want and photographically there is a lot of great places to shoot within walking distance of the hotel. The staff their was amazing and took care of every need. Thanks Erin!!!
I have really enjoyed working with Jarred and Hillary, their laid back friendly personalities and willingness for any picture idea were just the winning combination for powerful wedding day photography.
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A Snowy Winter Downtown Denver Family Portrait: The Bridges Family01.19.2011 - By Peter
Categories: Family Portraits, Portraits
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We have had a very mild winter this year in Colorado. I’m still shooting family portraits in many of my favorite locations in which is very unusual for this time of year and really a nice surprise. The Bridges family gathered together in Denver for Christmas for the first time in years. The children have all moved away and this was going to be a special Christmas and a wonderful opportunity for a family portrait. We scheduled the session months in advance and hoped for the best. A short and busy window with everyone together didn’t allow for the shoot to be rescheduled if we had inclement weather. I have found that when the pressure is on for a one window of opportunity to shoot the unlikely can become not only possible, but great. This was just the case with the Bridges family. The day came and it was 19 degrees and the worst snow storm of the season. If we had the opportunity to reschedule I would have done so, but because of schedule constraints, that was simply not an option. Arriving early to set up before they arrived I found just what I’d feared. It was not just snowing, but really pounding snow and the streets were a sheet of ice.
This is a time when I have to remind myself that this is an amazing and unique opportunity to capture something out of the ordinary. After this shift of mind I saw this cold snowy urban world as a new canvas for me to create something new and interesting. Luckily they were all very willing to play in the snow with me and had great attitudes seeing this as an adventure themselves. As the shoot progressed it just kept getting better and better. My Hensel Porty strobe and it’s batteries held up great in the cold, wet conditions although they were thoroughly soaked in the process. At the end I was wet but warm from all the running around shooting. I am really happy with how these images turned out. I hope to find more adventurous families that are willing to go out in bad weather to create fun unique family portraits.
The Turrubiate Family12.27.2010 - By Peter
Categories: Family Portraits
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A recent graduate, a young family and a Grandmother with a keen vision for family portraits.
This shoot was a blend of many things; graduation portraits, family portraits, children’s portraits and a character study of a young woman who loves to read. We collectively decided to photograph in an urban setting to tie it all together with a common thread.
Below is the book design that will become a leather bound storybook.