Chris, Riley, and Kaylene
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
September 27, 2009
Yesterday was my first fall photo shoot of the year, and the colors were perfect. It was a beautiful day to walk around a park with Chris, Kaylene, and their eight-month-old daughter, Riley. They just moved to Colorado from southern California, so the autumn colors are a fun change for them.
Me, lounging with a latte
Beaver Creek Resort, Colorado
September 12, 2009
Earlier this month, Mike and I spent a weekend in luxurious Beaver Creek for Liz and Dudley’s destination wedding. It was great to have a few days to enjoy the early autumn, with the aspen leaves starting to change throughout the area. This is how I spent the early part of the wedding day, lounging outside the Hyatt with Starbucks and a general sense of bliss.
I’ve created lots of albums over the last few months, but I haven’t had time to post them here. Here’s a set of books that I finished a few weeks ago, and I love them! Jenny and Brian ordered a large fine art book for themselves, and two smaller ones for their parents. I hope they all love them as much as I do.
Jenny and Brian got married on May 2, 2009 at Stone Manor Country Club in Middletown, Maryland. My good friend Heather Clarke was my second shooter for their wedding. Thanks, Heather!
Margie and Jason
The Cable Center
September 19, 2009
Margie and Jason got married on Saturday at the beautiful Cable Center on the campus of the University of Denver. I loved the contemporary architecture of the venue, especially its large windows and curving lines. As soon as I met Margie and Jason, I knew that they’d have a great party with friends who are just as fun as they are. Mike and I laughed all day long.
I’d like to thank my assistant, Lindsey Zahalka, and my husband, Mike, for all their great work. I couldn’t do it without you! Congratulations, Margie and Jason, and thanks for making us feel like part of the family!
Ally and Mike
August 30, 2009
A couple weeks ago, Mike and I took Ally to our favorite dog-friendly bed and breakfast in Frisco. We spent a couple days lounging by the lake and enjoying some downtime during our busy summer.
Downtown Colorado Springs
September 16, 2009
Abby is a senior at Palmer High School in downtown Colorado Springs. She’s active in her church, so we began the photos there. By the time we left the church, it had begun raining, but Abby didn’t mind! We had a blast running around the wet streets downtown. Thanks, Abby, and good luck in your senior year!
Dudley and Liz
Eagle Springs Golf Club
September 12, 2009
On Saturday, Mike and I photographed Liz and Dudley’s destination wedding near Beaver Creek. I loved all the details at their wedding! The exquisite decor had a silver and white color scheme and a reception tent that was pure magic. Eagle Springs Golf Club is a wonderful place for a wedding, with a luxurious lodge, lovely views, and a staff that makes everyone feel welcome. Congratulations, Liz and Dudley!
Some of the toasts at Liz and Dudley’s rehearsal dinner
Grouse Mountain Grill at the Pines Lodge
Beaver Creek, Colorado
September 11, 2009On Friday I photographed Liz and Dudley’s elegant rehearsal dinner at the Grouse Mountain Grill in Beaver Creek. It was the start of a lovely destination wedding weekend in the mountains!
I love a beautiful mountain log cabin. I work in many of them, and they are a unique aspect of Colorado style. Unfortunately they can make skin look Oompa Loopa orange if you’re not careful with your lighting. Do you want to know my secret?
For the last several months, I’ve been using Profusion flash diffusers. The Profusion was invented by my friend Brad Walters, so his team let me try them out before they were available to the public. I’m glad they did, because I needed them several times over the summer!
The Profusion is a white bounce card with folding barn doors to enable you to control the strength and direction of the light. It scatters the light softly, and is a great help for situations where there is no ceiling or walls for bouncing. The diffuser folds away from my flash when I’d prefer to bounce or use it directly. It also folds flat to fit easily in my bag. I have three of them, and often use two on off-camera flashes, and one on-camera.
They used several of my photos as examples on the site, so go take a peek: http://www.profusion-flash-diffuser.com
Sunset over downtown Colorado Springs
Here’s another miscellaneous photo from the summer. It was the day that I received my new Canon 5D MarkII camera, and Mike and I had taken it with us when we went out to eat, to test it out. After dinner, we were walking downtown when the sky began to glow with a fiery sunset. People with cameras filled the sidewalk, trying to capture this remarkable view. If I hadn’t bought new equipment that day, I wouldn’t have had a camera with me that night. I’m glad I did.
Hi, I’m Charlotte! I’m a photographer in Reston, Virginia. I love hiking, running, and exploring the world with my husband and young son.