Matt and Melanie
Garden of the Gods
August 15, 2009Melanie and Matt had a winter wedding at Shove Chapel three years ago. Looking back on their wedding day, they wished that they’d had a chance to take more portraits of the two of them. Finally they decided to get dressed up in their wedding attire and have the photo shoot they’d been wishing for. They asked me to take some photos of them in front of Shove Chapel, and then we headed to the Garden of the Gods for some great Colorado landscapes.
It was wonderful to have so much time with a bride and groom! I highly recommend post-wedding portrait sessions to any couple who would like a great variety of beautiful photos together. A wedding day is usually structured under a tight schedule, so this kind of portrait session is relaxed and freeing.
Brandon and Stephanie
Lower Lake Ranch
August 8, 2009
Stephanie and Brandon are a laid-back couple from Alaska who love the outdoors and a good party. Their wedding delivered both perfectly. They got married at Lower Lake Ranch, which is a mountain lodge with a lake and great views of the mountains. Brandon is a wedding videographer, so the photography was really important to him. It’s uncommon to have a groom who loves being photographed as much as he did, so I had such a good time with these guys. My good friend Brad Walters photographed this wedding with me, and he went far above and beyond to help with everything I needed. Thanks, Brad!
Congratulations, Brandon and Stephanie! Thanks for asking me to do this for you. I know how important it is to you!
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
August 6, 2009
Yesterday I went to one of my favorite spots in town for Mariah’s senior portrait session. This lovely high school senior is passionate about helping children, and aspires to a career in neonatal medicine. Mariah, it was a total blast to photograph you, and I wish you lots of success in your senior year!
Garden of the Gods
August 5, 2009
Today I photographed Samantha, a rising high school senior from Boulder. She and I explored the Garden of the Gods, which never fails to provide lots of beautiful photo opportunities. Thanks, Samantha, for coming down here to have me photograph you, and congratulations on your upcoming senior year!
Karen and Jacynda
Mile High Station
August 2, 2009
On Sunday I photographed the beautiful commitment ceremony of Karen and Jacynda at Mile High Station. You might remember them from their engagement portraits earlier this summer. I loved how the details suited their contemporary style so beautifully, with a color scheme of black and silver. Karen and Jacynda wore gowns in shades of silver, and the overall look of the day was chic and modern.
I’d like to send a big thank you to Tamera Goldsmith and Lindsey Zahalka for all their help that day. It’s always fantastic to work with them!
Congratulations to the lovely Karen and Jacynda!
Today is my ten-year anniversary of going vegetarian. I made that change on August 1, 1999, after volunteering with chimpanzees that speak sign language. After speaking with a non-human animal in a shared language, and getting a glimpse into their thoughts and feelings, I started to see all animals differently. Eventually I came to the conclusion that I wanted to go vegetarian. I feel great about this lifestyle, and its impact on my health, my conscience, and the environment.
Today I celebrated my anniversary with a trip to the Old Colorado City farmers market, where I picked up all these goodies. I don’t know what to eat first! (Edited to add: I decided to make grilled veggie wraps for lunch. I marinated red peppers, carrots, and Mexican squash in some balsamic vinegar, and then grilled them on the Foreman. I wrapped them in whole wheat tortillas with spinach, cabbage, and goat cheese. Nice!)
Brian and Leslie
Denver Art Museum
July 25, 2009
Leslie and Brian got married last weekend at the spectacular Denver Art Museum. The museum’s contemporary setting was a great choice for such a stylish and urban couple. You might remember Leslie and Brian from their engagement portraits in downtown Denver last month. Their wedding was just as chic and fashionable as they are, with a beautifully executed green and brown color scheme and lots of pretty details. My friend Tamera Goldsmith photographed their wedding with me. It’s always a blast to work with Tamera!
Congratulations, Leslie and Brian! I hope you are having a wonderful time in Spain!
Four years ago I stood in front of my friends and family and made the best promise of my life. I’ve always been happy with Mike, but marriage gets even better every year.
Today Mike surprised me with these beautiful orchids that look so perfect on our mantel, next to our wedding photos. Mike, thank you for all the little moments, big adventures, and constant love and support. Happy fourth anniversary to my wonderful husband. I love you so much!
My sister-in-law and nephews at the airport
I have so many photos and stories to post, and they are all jumping around out of order, but this one is a gem. Earlier this month I went to the airport with my parents to pick up my brother’s family. This was the moment that Robby saw my mother in the crowd, and yelled out “GRANDMA!” So sweet.
Eve in her christening gown
Round Hill, Virginia
July 19, 2009
While I was in Virginia last week, I was able to attend the baptism and first birthday party of my friend’s daughter. Eve’s mother, Heather, has been my close friend since high school. You might remember Eve from her baby portraits last year. She is now a year old, and toddling around. As you can see, she’s still totally adorable.
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.