What do you do when one of your favorite clients moves a million miles away? You meet half way in Golden. Okay, it wasn’t a million miles, but it seems like it. With plenty of photographers in Castle Rock, I was pretty grateful that they would come all the way to Erie for their Family photography. Thank you, Nelson Family, and I know you’re going to cherish the Metal Wall Portraits of your awesome family for a long, long time.
Whether your family portraits are printed on metal, made into canvas wraps or framed above the mantle, black and white wall portraiture is an attractive and elegant way to display your classic and timeless family wall art.
To schedule your family portrait session, give me a call at (720) 722-1346 or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Just do it, you know you want to!
It has been a long time since I’ve had a chance to visit my home state of California. I just recently flew out to there to visit and stay with my dad for a week. I didn’t have a lot of time during my stay, but I was able to get out for a few hours one evening with my camera. Charles (also a photographer) was one of my best friends growing up, he took me to the harbor that’s in and around the Orange County area and set me up with these scenes. I forgot just how beautiful California could be! This little outing really brought back some of the old memories times I would wake up before sunrise, grab my Canon A1, several rolls of Ektachrome 64 slide film and spend to whole day driving up and down the coast taking photographs. I’m looking forward to doing that again someday, maybe I’ll even dig out my old camera and some film.
I’m always eager and excited to photograph seniors pursuing their passion. Sometimes it’s football, baseball, or basketball. I’ve worked with tennis players and swimmers. But this shoot was extra cool – photographing a senior portrait at the boxing gym.
We did the shoot in Brighton, at the Strictly Boxing gym, where the hardcore fighters train. I loved shooting in this gym. It was the perfect place for me to play with my studio lights and cook up that edgy look with the dramatic lighting that I like to implement in my sports portraits.
People (especially kids) often find themselves more relaxed as the photo session goes on. After ten or fifteen minutes we all get to know each other a little better, and they start getting used to the camera. These two, however, were ready to go from the very first click. In fact this photograph WAS the very first click!
The sisters are very close, but they couldn’t be anymore opposite in personalities. One of the sisters was kind of quiet and shy, yet acted very elegant during the shoot. The other was spunky, a little gritty and ready to take on the world. Can you tell which is which?
These girls made a big impact on me, as they were very well mannered, have strong family values and seem to really look out for each other. And that is exactly what I love about this Shot. When I look at this image, to me, it portrays all those qualities that are important in a family.
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This photograph was taken in Old Town Erie, CO as a promo for an idea I had to hold outdoor portrait sessions for young dancers. The dance studio had their own portrait photographer who came in every year to photograph all the dancers, and they did a great job. But, lets face it, all the pictures were pretty much the same – especially when the girls had been dancing for years. This was the perfect opportunity for me to provide parents with portraits of their dancers that were unique, powerful, moody, and dramatic – all the things I love to see in a portrait.
The sun had just gone down behind the church and it made a beautiful silhouette, perfect to get that powerful, moody portrait that I was looking for – sometimes things just work out. All I needed to do was to pump enough light into the scene to give the image an emotional, yet elegant feel. All that being said, the thing I love most about this shot is that the Little Dancer is also my little girl. She’s standing tall, looking proud, and full of confidence doing what she loved to do back then. This photo was taken back in 2011, and although she doesn’t take dance classes anymore I will always think of her as my little ballerina.
We started Elie and Michael’s engagement session near Union Station, then worked our way through the streets of Denver. Downtown Denver has such an architectural diversity that there truly is something for every taste.
Despite being the end of November, the weather was perfect. It was near 70 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Gotta love Colorado! It was a perfect evening for a walk downtown.
We are based out of Erie, Colorado, and hold many of our portrait sessions in and around Boulder. But, after this session, I think I have a new favorite location. With all of this impressive architecture, I can safely add downtown Denver to my list of awesome portrait photography venues- especially for engagement sessions.