Postcard from Savannah | Denver Fine Art Photographer

I love traveling, and I love taking pictures while traveling (although my new lenses are REALY heavy!).  My best friend and I spent the weekend in Savannah, Georgia, just hanging out.  Now, we live in Denver… ie… no humidity… and the weekend we were in Savannah it was 90degrees with 90% humidity. It was ridiculously hot.  So there was a lot of cocktail breaks, but I managed to get a bunch of photos as well.

Alot of times I find myself taking pictures of similar things. Apparently I was enjoying signage! Lady & Sons is Paula Dean’s restaurant, The Crypt Pub was a nightclub outside our apartment (lovely at 3am!), and Southern Antiques had the Spanish Moss that we loved.

LOVE this sign!

We went on a River Boat Cruise, which may have been my favorite part. Savannah has always been a Port of Entry. The River Front is lined with beautiful old buildings.  And I think I have an eye for industrial photography…?

… and if you read my blog regularly you’ll know I am really starting to love night photography, especially around water.

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The Broadmoor | Denver Wedding and Event Photographer

Luxurious and Relaxing

Spending time at The Broadmoor was absolutely amazing.  Although the weather was a bit foggy and rainy, the experience was amazing.  They have mastered the art of service!  If you ever have an opportunity to spend time at this resort in Colorado Springs… jump on it!!  My husband had a conference at The Broadmoor, and I tagged along and attended a few “spouse activities”, including The Royal Gorge, and taking the Cog Railroad up Pikes Peak.



It was at The Broadmoor that I think I fell in love with Night Photography.  I took a few images because it was a bit foggy, and looking across the lake gave great reflection, and the lights halo-ed a bit mored than usual.  Also check out Wordless Wednesday – The Broadmoor.

Here are a few images of the Royal Gorge. A view from on the bridge, one from below the bridge, and one from the tram looking back at the bridge and the gorge.

We also made a quick stop at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City.  The conference was international, so tasting the regions wines was appealing to many on the bus.  I, however, was distracted by the beautiful surroundings.  Canon City has about 8 jails in and around the community, and many buildings were built by inmates.  In the 1930’s the Warden would have his name put on the buildings early in the construction process, so the inmates didn’t forget who was incharge.


The second “spouse trip” was to take the Cog Railway up to Pikes Peak.  I’ve driven up Pikes Peak, but never done the railway… which was really cool.  You get to the top very quickly! From a photography standpoint, however, I liked driving much better.  The best photographs are not at the top of Pikes Peak, they are of Pikes Peak.

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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!

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Postcard from Steamboat | Denver Fine Art Photographer

I love Steamboat

Something about the mountain air brings my blood pressure down, and I love it!  I had the pleasure of spending a long weekend in the mountains with my best friend, and it so happened that the annual Steamboat Hot Air Balloon Festival took place.  I lucked out that my friend was as excited about the festival as I was, because at 6:00am we were standing in the middle of a field starring at dozens of balloons. How fun!

Each of the balloons had to complete a series of tasks, including dipping their basked in the adjacent lake.

And of course we went for a hike up Rabbit Ears Pass, and in July, there were still a few wild flowers in the meadows. Just too beautiful!

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