Matt – Class of 2011 | Denver Senior Portrait Photographer

Road trip!

This summer my Aunt called and said, “I want you to do Matt’s Senior Portraits”. YAY! So Matt, his parents and younger brother loaded up the car in Lincoln, Nebraska and drove to Colorado.  On Saturday I had a Family shoot in the morning and a Wedding that afternoon/evening, so I didn’t get to hang out with everyone… but come Sunday… the Senior Portrait session started bright and early! The best lighting is 1.5 hours after the sun comes up and 1.5 hours before it goes down, so we were at Chatfield Reservoir at 7am. Matt is a hunting/fishing/camping kind of guy, so we started where the mountains would be beautifully illuminated… or so I thought…

Although around the lake was perfectly clear, a thick fog had moved in over the Reservoir. Kind of eerie, definitely cold, and a challenge for me to find light. So we broke out the off camera flash – the whole point was to see the mountains!

As we we walked along the path, looking for fall color, we encountered a couple of deer hopping around in the brush… VERY FUN!

After lunch we found stadium benches, some of these football images are my most favorite! Next we headed to Downtown Denver for a few urban shots. Who knew we had a GQ model in the family! Look at that jawline!

We ended our day at Evergreen Lake. Saw a herd of Elk on the golf course (if you live in Evergreen you know how often that happens!) and watched the sunset over Upper Bear Creek…stunning!   It was a whirlwind of a trip/photoshoot, but we had a great time hanging out and Matt was really easygoing about the HUNDREDS of photos we took!

Gwendolyn – Class of 2011 | Denver Senior Portrait Photographer

Denver School of the Arts

What a fun afternoon, photographing Gwen, a very talented dancer from the Denver School of the Arts.  I have previously had the honor of photographing Gwen as she needed headshots for auditions, and this time we did her Senior Portraits, along with her friend Aubrey. We had a great time cruising around downtown Denver, as well as at the Taxi building, and found some great urban locations.

Check out Aubrey’s photoshoot

View AudreyMichel Photography’s website and senior portrait portfolio

Mentoring with Keri Doolittle | Denver Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Keep learning and growing

The wonderful Keri of Keri Doolittle Photography offers one on one photography mentoring sessions, and I am so happy I took advantage of her personal coaching. We spent 8 hours at the beautiful downtown Denver Oxford Hotel discussing everything from Branding, Marketing Strategies, Blogging and Social Networking, SEO (search engine optimization), Pricing, and Work Flow/Editing. I learned SO MUCH! My brain was fried! There was so much information sharing, that six weeks later, I think I’ve implemented about 1/4 of the items on my list.

I have seen major improvements to the way I shoot, and the way I edit. Most importantly, how much time I spend editing! Which is exciting because my work/life balance… might actually be balanced?!?

After our time “in the classroom” we headed out for photoshoots. One of me, so I now have professional images of myself for my website, and a model shoot, which I intend on using for high school senior portraits. Here are a few images I captured, along with Keri getting me in action! THANK YOU KERI!

right before sunset, we practiced off camera flash – which I now LOVE!

…and because no photoshoot is complete without a picture of FABULOUS shoes!

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Leah and Carey’s Engagement Session | Denver Wedding Photographer

E-session in LoDo

Leah and Carey are a super fun couple! We had a great time wondering around downtown Denver for their Engagement Photography Session.

Congratulations! I can’t wait to work with you two at your wedding!

Denver Wedding Photographer | Travis and Betsy are Engaged!

Congratulations on your engagement!

I love doing engagement sessions! I get to know each couple better before their big day, and when their wedding day comes they comfortable with the way I work.

Travis and Betsy, you two are absolutely adorable! Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding!

Travis and Betsy are a blast to work with, and I can easily say they are now my friends! The count down to their big day is ON!