Paintings | Denver Fine Art Photographer

Charlene Goldman

I met Charlene a few years ago, as we both participated in the Ladies Who Launch Incubator to help turn our dream into our business.  Both being artists, we easily formed a bond.  Fast forward to today, Charlene has been creating beautiful oil paintings and I have been photographing them for her to submit to competitions and art galleries.  I think its been fun for both of us to watch our talents and business thrive!

Charlene has also been featured on Wordless Wednesday blogs twice now! Wordless Wednesday 1, and Wordless Wednesday 2

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Postcard from Nebraska | Denver Wedding and Event Photographer

Farm Culture

This trip to Nebraska was action packed! Two trips overlapped, which was nice to not drive twice, but made for a hectic weekend.  First, one of Aaron’s good friends is getting married in June (which I get to photograph in San Francisco!!!) so the bachelor party was in Omaha (NOT photographed!). And Second, we were planting a shelter belt of trees along the south side of our farm.  180 trees to be exact. Crazy. Then, my sister is pregnant and a Maternity Session was in order (to be blogged in the near future). And lastly, her hubby is a theatre director and had a play showing, which I’ve wanted to photograph for a while now.  Lots of clicks on the camera for sure!

In order of events… planting of the trees. The actual planting was done by the State, thank goodness, but we had to go back and put down weed matts.  These are 1 year old seedlings and will need all the help they can get!

The Thursday night crew! Myself and my hubby, taken by Denise, and then Aaron and his mom, Denise.  Aaron’s Dad helped too, just not on Thursday night. Thursday was a beautiful evening, Friday morning on the other hand was miserably cold and windy, so the camera stayed in the truck. We just wanted to get the work done and go home! Sorry Jay…no photos of you!

And here is my dream home… a bit of a fixer-upper! Just kidding. It is completely unsafe, the floors are falling into the basement.  And I think an animal has staked its claim. However, my future address could be 434 Ave. Q! (ok, its Q Road, but I’m renaming it… didn’t you love the Broadway show Avenue Q!?)

The sunset. Breathtaking.

And for the Culture part of the weekend.  A Matter of Life and Death. Presented by the Northeast Players and Directed by Adam Peterson.

Now, I’ve never been in a play or been backstage. I really had no idea what to expect.  Lesson #1. Stage makeup is EXAGGERATED! See a 20 year old being turned into a 45 year old Doctor.  Lesson #2, to decrease set-change time, characters wear one wardrobe change on top of another.  My guess is the main male character had 4 wardrobe changes layered on! Very efficient.

I thought the show was very colorful and inventive when it came to set design! Check out last week’s Wordless Wednesday for my favorite shot. My favorite basically because the scene utilized half of a motorcycle… sometimes it doesn’t take much to make me smile!

Wordless Wednesday | Denver Portrait Photographer

National Western Stock Show 2011 | Denver Event Photographer

Bareback riding and sheep shearing

Every year a group of us go to the National Western Stock Show, and this year was no different… Rodeo, show animals, corn dogs and cowboy hats. I tried to take different photos than last year’s post, so here it goes!

The opening of the Rodeo was lots of laser and fireworks. This year our seats were right behind the media booth. I love this spotlight image!

We got to see some of the sheep getting prepared for competition.  And of course, the baby lamb was a must have photo!


Christmas in Nebraska | Denver Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Merry Christmas!

After my Thanksgiving Blog was so popular, I decided to do the same for Christmas.  My husband and I spent 10 days with our families in Nebraska over the holidays this year, and here is a run down of events!

We spend Christmas Eve with my family.  That morning I did a quick photoshoot with my cousins. My Aunt wanted snowy photos, it was a cold one! The afternoon was spent cooking, getting the table ready and playing games. I love decorating for Christmas, something I’ve picked up from my mother… she has 5 Christmas trees!

There are a few traditions at our house. First, STOCKINGS! You’ve got to get socks and undies for Christmas. Second, mom has a tree full of Cambells Soup Ornaments, she’s been collecting them for years! Third, we eat in the Dining Room off the Christmas China, and always have Grandma Ethel’s Mashed Potatoes… yum! And lastly, we always put together puzzles. 5 to be exact this year. It seems these tiny piece puzzles are our favorites lately.

After dinner it’s time to open “presies”, as they’ve come to be known. Amber picks from the pile, and passes out accordingly. Here is Aaron opening his gift from her, she sews (and bakes and knits and croquets). This year Aaron got a sort of Hugh Hefner-eque pajama set with cowboy hats all over it…. which of course he LOVED!

Then I’ve got a shot of him in his PJs playing Pinball Machine. Attempting to beat Gramps record of 6.8 million… its an ongoing goal for many in the family!

This is the whole Potts clan, plus Margarita, our adopted international student from the College where my Mom works. She hangs out with us during the holidays when she cannot return to Columbia… and comes over whenever the dorms get old!

And what holiday celebration isn’t complete without a bottle of bubbles?

On Christmas Day Aaron and I go to his parents house (3 blocks away). And again, since I love Christmas decoration, here is a bit of what Denise had going on…

Denise LOVES making pretty candies, and I LOVE eating them… the peanut buttery ones.

Before dinner we all went to the movies – True Grit was the flick. Here is the Fisher crew!

And incase you missed the previous Wordless Wednesday post, here are our kitties.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!