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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