Jenny Packham at Little White Dress || Denver Wedding Photographer

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??

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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…

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Frills Cake Shop

There is nothing I love more about being a wedding photographer than tasting all the different wedding cakes from vendors around the city.  Recently I got to work with Anne and Jeremy from Frills Cake Shop.  Not only do they have a very simple, yet elegant sense of style, but their cake is YUMMO!  I think my favorite design is towards the end… the white on white.  Very stunning!

                   

                   

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Peach Wedding Inspiration

There are so many directions you can go with a single color.  Sweet Pea Flowers, Makeup by Sameera, Liz with Salon No Dice, Bella Bridesmaid, Tina with Worthwhile StyleParkside Mansion and AudreyMichel Photography teamed up to explore how differently you could use the color Peach.

As a Wedding Photographer, nothing excites me more than to show up and find a bride with beautiful makeup, hair, flowers.  I know her images are going to sing! Sameera and Liz created very clean, contemporary looks.

Thank you to all the fabulous vendors for a fun, creative day!

 

                    

 

 

 

 

 

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Just Married

The best part of my day! Photographing the new Mr. and Mrs.  I love capturing my couple’s excitement.  The bride is always glowing, and the groom is always so proud and in love with his girl… I love every minute of it!  Here are some of my favorites!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Learning in Las Vegas

Last month I attended WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) Conference for the second time… which I LOVE!  This year I decided to take a PLUS Class with Roberto Valenzuela, a world class wedding photographer out of Beverly Hill, CA.  This guy is amazing!  He continues to win International Print competitions, teaches all over the world and photographs weddings all over the world.  We learned lighting and posing techniques.  Which if you are one of my clients, you know I shoot natural light and I do not pose.  I give a bit of direction so you aren’t standing there looking at each other funny, but I definitely do not pose you.  So this class was WAY outside my comfort zone. Perfect!

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Here is Roberto talking about different lighting situations.  In his words… he purposefully took us to the WORST spots around the hotel.  As I said before, he shoots all over the world, and doesn’t necessarily get to see the location prior to shooting.  He is an absolute master at making any location look amazing.

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Here we are in the corner of the MGM Conference Center.  Not that interesting in real life.  However, finding shadows and shapes is one of the things Roberto looks for in his compositions.

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This image was taken just outside the conference center along some hedges covering up mechanical equipment. We were working on posing, notice their hands… nice and soft. No claw finders or monkey arms. Very important!

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Here our models were sitting on a bench, and we went on the other side of the median to get a few palm trees in the shot.  I wish I brought my 70-200 to class that day! Roberto’s images is much better than mine.  This is with an 85mm 1.4 prime lens, which I usually love, until I saw Roberto’s shot from right next to me. The lens compression was beautiful.  Note to self for next time.

 

The image below is from Day 2 where we combine lighting and posing.  This particular image is back light by the sun, but we also experimented with using flash to back light the same concept.  I would NEVER have back light using flash before, but I sure will now!

 

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The amount of information I learned in two days was overwhelming and challenging.  But I can honestly say that in the shoots following this workshop I can already see improvements in where I look to position my clients, and the way I compose an image. I even used off camera flash to light the shadow side of a model’s face the other day…which I’ve done before, but this time was effortless! How fun!

Roberto’s book just came out as well: Picture Perfect Practice.  A must have for all wedding photographers.  And a great reminder for all of us that have taken his workshops.