PUBLISHED! Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine

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

 

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Grace Ormonde | Matthew Christopher Couture Wedding Gowns

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

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

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!

Grace Ormonde Platinum List Photographer :: Luxury Wedding Denver

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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Where have you been?

Where have you been?

It’s been 3 months since you’ve blogged! Where have you been?! It’s a valid question, in the blogging world, 3 months is an eternity!
There have been lots of changes around here in the last 12 months. I’ve gone through a complete revamp and restructure of the business, all of which I am really excited to see come to fruition. For years I was generally a photographer, shooting whatever work came in the door. I was having fun, but slowly getting burned out. Photography went from being my passion to being my job and I was losing interest. A year ago I finished a coaching process to help build my business around what makes me happy. It was an incredible process of self-discovery. I learned that photography is my way to celebrate, and that being a wedding photographer brings for indulgent and sophisticated brides me much happiness as I get to be an intimate part of my clients wedding celebration.

What I have been struggling with is admitting to myself that success looks different than it used to. I used to judge my success as a photographer based on the number of shoots I had each week, followed by the number of weddings on the weekends. Now that the only new photography projects I am taking on are wedding clients, I have much more free time during the week. I was frightened to admit that I am no longer a full-time photographer. I was feeling like my business was failing, and I wasn’t good enough. As a result I was completely withdrawn from putting energy into the photography business.

I WAS feeling that way. Until this week. I haven’t been very open about what I do with my free time, and it has affected my ability to connect with photography. Last March I started a personal blog about my journey with Endometriosis and holistic healing called Rewired Life. This summer I decided to turn my blog into a book…which I am still actively working on. It is quite the project! In the middle of writing the book, this fall my Rewired Life blog went from a collection of personal stories to a website and advocacy for women with endometriosis. I decided that although it has been fun and therapeutic to share my story, I wanted to do more to help other women find ways to ease their pain.

Wedding Photographer and Endometriosis Life Coach, Audrey Michel

Now my time is split between networking, marketing, and working as a wedding photographer, as well as writing for Rewired Life. The previous decision to keep my work as a photographer separate from my healing work was not allowing me to be authentic. If photography is my celebrate…don’t you want to know what I am celebrating??!  I am a 17 year chronic pain survivor, currently living symptom free of endometriosis….now that is something to celebrate! Cheers to health and wellbeing!

Wedding Photographer and Endometriosis Life Coach, Audrey Michel

My mantra is Love. Heal. Celebrate. I am excited that I now spend my day helping women learn to love themselves and heal their body, and with photography I get to celebrate the beauty of life. Makes sense that my photography work is so emotional!
I am very passionate about everything I do, and now I have two businesses that fulfill the why of me. It’s not work, it’s Life Work.

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