PUBLISHED!

A year ago I was invited to join the coveted Grace Ormonde Platinum List as the only photographer to represent Colorado, an honor I was thrilled to be a part of. Over the last year I have met and worked with so many wonderful and like-minded vendors.

This winter Isabelle Kline of Isabelle Kline Design and I began putting together a styled shoot inspired by abalone pearl, mixed metals, and luxurious textures. I have to say, the creative mind of Isabelle Kline is a beautiful thing. Our vision came together seamlessly. The florals were spectacular! There were more white orchids than I could count. I could have photographed the table top for days!

Isabelle and I found out early this summer that our shoot had been accepted for print publication. I was so excited as I returned from vacation this week to see a box of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazines at my front door, and our work featured in the Table Top section. I could not be more excited to see Colorado vendors featured in this luxury fashion wedding magazine. My mission to bring an East Coast couture and fashion-forward design to Colorado is underway!!

And, or course, a big thank you to The Broadmoor  for the stunning background! If you look closely, one of the resident swans made an appearance!

Grace Ormonde Platinum List Photographer, Published, Table Top decor, The Broadmoor, Isabelle Kline Design

Grace Ormonde Platinum List Photographer, Published, Table Top decor, The Broadmoor, Isabelle Kline Design

 

MUCH LOVE!

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Matthew Christopher at Little White Dress

I jumped at the opportunity to be at Little White Dress last Friday morning as wedding gown designer Matthew Christopher conducted a training session for the sales staff and prepared for the weekend’s trunk show. These last few months have been about partnering with Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine to show the world that Colorado not only has style, but is on the cutting edge of what is happening in the wedding industry.

To hear that a prominent dress designer would be spending time in Denver was an exciting opportunity. I more than anything wanted to hear Matthew speak about his work. I love hearing designer’s passion for their work, and Matthew Christopher does not disappoint!
If you are someone who (or know of a person) that cannot understand why you would pay a premium for a dress when there are perfectly suitable and affordable options out there, listen to Matthew speak about creating his dresses. His passion for making a woman feel beautiful is contagious. As if he didn’t have me at helping a woman feel beautiful on her wedding day, then he starts talking about the detailing of his dresses and how button location or stitching or lace placement can make or break the look of the dress. The designer in me was in the land of sunshine and happy faces!
I think the wedding industry in Colorado has a unique opportunity to utilize the platform of Grace Ormonde to show that we not only have style, but are attracting attention from the best in the industry.
“I think LWD has become a huge destination store for Colorado where girls come from all over from the midwest to visit their store. They are pulling in many many brides that are looking for couture gowns that they can not find in their state. ” - Matthew Christopher

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Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine, Matthew Christopher Couture Wedding Gowns, Little White Dress, Sophisticated Wedding Photographer

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine, Matthew Christopher Couture Wedding Gowns, Little White Dress, Sophisticated Wedding Photographer

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine, Matthew Christopher Couture Wedding Gowns, Little White Dress, Sophisticated Wedding Photographer

And of course a big thank you to Rachael of Intricate Icings for designing a wedding cake after one of Matthew’s dresses! Stunning as always!

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 Check out this post from Little White Dress!

Design After Dark 2014

A night of celebrating art and design…I love it! One of my favorite events of the year. Design After Dark is the primary fund raising event supporting the Design Council of the Denver Art Museum’s department of architecture and design. This year was the 10 year anniversary, and featured larger objects from popular local artists. Every year amazes me. Almost 900 people show up to support the Design Council and the level of artistry and creativity is phenomenal.

Here are a few of my favorites…

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Design After Dark 2014

Downtown Denver Wedding Photographer, McNichols Building

Downtown Denver Wedding Photography, McNichols Building, night photography denver

…and because I am into taking time lapse videos, here is the first flood of people checking out the artwork.

As always, a big thank you to the Design Council for inviting me to be a part of the event. It’s been 5 years of collaborating, and I am always inspired by the event. Cheers to another great year!!

MUCH LOVE!

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and a big thank you to the fabulous vendors and sponsors:

Venue: McNichol’s Building
Caterer: Gourmet Fine Catering
Event Sponsor: Luxe Magazine
Event Sponsor: Benjamin Moore Paints

Flowers | Ladies | Art

{paperswell} magazine was started by a friend of mine, and fellow lover of art and design, Kelle McCarter of designs girl. She uses {paperswell} as a way to share her appreciation for paper, all things beautiful, and to highlight others doing the same.

I also have the honor of mentoring Kelle in growing her photography skills so she can further share her eye for design. Check out Kelle’s take on the day and her stunning images! More of her sophisticated style can be found on her Pinterest Boards.

Elegant wedding, city chic wedding, sophisticated wedding styleMUCH LOVE!

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Grace Ormonde Platinum List Photographer

A few months ago Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine reached out wanting to discuss joining their coveted Platinum Listing. Although flattered, I was cautious.

I took a lot of time to think about the Denver wedding market, my target market, and what Grace Ormonde has to offer. Honestly, there is a disconnect. Grace Ormonde (is a person, a magazine, and a brand, GO) represents a high-end, fashion-forward, couture market. Her brand is very prevalent, and originated on the East Coast and is popular on the West Coast as well. However, in the Denver and Rocky Mountain wedding market, it is not exactly a household name. Which, in my opinion, is too bad. GO has STUNNING imagery. Very sleek, sensual, and inspiring work is being published. GO represents everything I love, which is why I couldn’t get the proposition out of my head.

I am a spirited photographer for indulgent and sophisticated brides. Exactly what GO represents and why I was attracted to working with them. As I thought about the disconnect between this high-end, couture wedding brand and what is happening between the Coasts, I thought why not bring it here? It is true, Denver isn’t exactly the over-the-top wedding mecca of the world like Dubai or Lake Como, or even Southern California. BUT that doesn’t mean we don’t have style. I KNOW there have to be girls out there like me who love the clean, sleek look that Grace Ormonde represents. Classic and elegant CAN mean stylish. And couture doesn’t have to mean out of reach. I think there are amazing design opportunities and inspiration to be taken from the pages of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine. I am excited about educating brides on what is happening in the international wedding design market. I am even more passionate about bringing together a community of like-minded wedding professionals, vendors, and venues in the Denver area that have similar ideas. It’s going to be a lot of fun! Grace Ormonde Platinum List Photographer. Orthodox Jewish Wedding. Black Tie Wedding. City Chic Wedding

I am determined to raise the bar on design and wedding fashion for the Denver wedding market. I am excited to join these other awesome Platinum List vendors in working to bring brides fashion-forward wedding style. Cheers!!

Isabelle Kline Design
Little White Dress
Design Works by Dave & Mike
Newberry Brothers
Seawell Ballroom
The Ritz-Carlton
The Stanley Hotel

View the Audrey Michel, Wedding Photographer profile page on Wedding Style Magazine.

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World’s Colliding

This was a great day! I absolutely ADORE working with powerful business women who are creative and making a difference. Miss Katie Den Ouden and I have been working together on my Rewired Life side of things, and last week I had an opportunity to take her portraits. My world’s collided, and it was fantastic!

Oh. What. Fun.

Katie needed images for marketing material for her (now running) Skinny Dip Society Blog Tour. ummm…you want to know what this is all about don’t you?!? Katie put together a group of 25 inspiring women with amazing stories who are living life FULLY. You can follow these women here: Skinny Dip Society Blog Tour

Modern Womens Business Portraits and Headshots

Modern Womens Business Portraits and HeadshotsWe took about 500 images in our hour together…first because I shoot continuously. I’ve found the “out-takes” are where the magic lives! When you stop paying attention to the camera, I find your personality. Second, we just had too much fun to stop! Lol! You’d think out of 500 images I’d find favorites in a variety of outfits, but I have to be honest, her flower head-piece is just too much fun! A big thank you to the lovely ladies at The Perfect Petal for putting it together. It is perfect. I’m pretty sure Katie wore it the rest of the day….shhh!

The work I am doing with Rewired Life and endometriosis can be found on Day 4 of the Blog Tour. I shared thoughts on living in the moment, self-care, and inner reflection.

Get more information on the Skinny Dip Society!

MUCH LOVE!Skinny Dip Society Blog Tour

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Lauren + Austin || Married

This image is going to be one of my favorites for a long time to come. It is classic and elegant, and to this day, I can hear Lauren laughing. Isn’t that what we all want? To look back at our wedding day and remember holding our husband’s hand, floating with happiness, surrounded by beauty, and feeling loved by everyone around us?

Lauren and Austin were a joy to photograph. I mostly just give couples a bit of direction as to what to do (like hold hands and walk towards me) but overall I want my couples to ignore me. You just got married! Be your cute selves. And Lauren and Austin were beautifully in their own world. I couldn’t ask for anything more perfect!

Highlands Ranch Mansion, Denver Colorado, Couples Portrait, Black and White, Audrey Michel

Groomsmen hanging out, black and white, groom playing poker, Highlands Ranch Mansion

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I cannot stop looking at this image of Lauren in her stunning Lazaro gown. I am a huge fan of belted bridal gowns and accessories. Adding beading to her lace dress and tying in gray to coordinate with the groomsmen was the perfect decision. And look at her necklace!

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Lauren and Austin, it was an honor to celebrate your wedding day with you, and your wonderful family and friends.

MUCH LOVE!

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A big thank you to all the amazing vendors who came together to make this day happen:

Abloom Florist
AllWell Rents
Audrey Michel Photography
Azucar Bakery
Catering by Design
Chair Covers and Linens
Highlands Ranch Mansion
Lazaro Wedding Gown
Mark Christopher Weddings
Progressive Sound DJ
Spa Divas
5 Star Talent & Entertainment

 

 

Jenny Packham at Little White Dress

Have you heard? The full Jenny Packham line is at Little White Dress this weekend!

It is hard to explain just how exquisite the bead work is on these dresses. The beautiful textures sparkle in the light. Her fabric selection drapes beautifully and feels phenomenal. I came home and told my husband it is a good thing we were married 8 years ago, before I was in the wedding industry…I could have walked out of LWD with a gown in a heart beat. I was even trying to figure out how I could turn some of the off-white gowns into cocktail attire….it could work with the right accessories? Right??

Jenny Packham dresses in Denver, Colorado. Denver Fashion Wedding Photographer

This last image is my favorite. A window shopping view of one of the Jenny Packham gowns. In black and white I think it shows off stunning bead work and elegant patterning. I love that her work is timeless and sophisticated. You could pull off a black-tie, city chic, or even country club wedding in any of the dresses.

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Seeing all these beautiful gowns makes me excited for the 2014 wedding season! There are so many elegant choices available this year, I cannot wait to see what brides come up with.

Here’s to a fashion forward 2014! Cheers to the New Year!

MUCH LOVE!

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I’ve been having fun with Time Lapse videos lately, so here are the Little White Dress girls preparing the dresses for their trunk show…