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Colorado Wedding Photography in “Narnia”

April 09, 2014

Wedding photographer creates “Narnia” in Colorado

It all started with an idea to shoot a fantasy stylized shoot based on weddings, in the theme of Little Red Riding Hood.  Granted, this was 2 years ago and it never came to fruition.  When my mentor and friend, Sal Cincotta, did a shoot like this, there went the idea – I couldn’t very well “copy” that!  My thoughts were confirmed when 4 other Red Riding Hood stylized shoots started popping up in my Pinterest and Facebook feeds.  I still wanted to do something fantasy/fashion-inspired/wedding and that’s when I started “marinating”.

I love unique locations for photo shoots – places that not a lot of people have access to.  This is when I thought of the Ice Castles in Breckenridge and BOOM – “Narnia” was born (in my brain).  Granted, quite a few photographers in the wedding industry have done and DID do shoots there this winter, but I didn’t let that deter my vision.  I knew I wanted to shoot there at night, as they are lit up with LED lights, and that is not something the other photographers were doing.

But it didn’t stop there!  We are now doing 4 shoots in a series, all based off of “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe”.  The same 2 models for all four shoots, I want them all to stand alone on their own but work together as a series to tell the story.  Since the Ice Castles were only there through mid-March, it HAD to be done ASAP.

Of course, it was freezing and a little breezy that day, but everyone at the Ice Castles in Breckenridge were super friendly and helpful, and we made it work between warm up breaks in the bathroom.

Though technically the second in the series, I want to share a few of my favorites with you and I hope you enjoy them and that they are not like anything you’ve seen before.

Keep your eyes peeled for the other 3 in the series, “Estate”, “The Battle”, and “Enchanted”.

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THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this shoot a reality – you all are an honor to work with!!

Models:  Chandler Christine & Caleb Gardner

Dress:  “Allure” from d’Anelli Bridal

Formal Wear:  Jos A. Bank, Belmar

Lampost:  Tablescapes by Design

Hair & Crown:  Peggy Cox of Oddmodities and Indie Six salon

Makeup, styling, and Colorado wedding photography by -yours truly- {Jewels}

Colorado Engagement featured on Grace Ormonde Wedding Style!

April 08, 2014

Award-Winning themed Colorado engagement shoot featured on national high-end Wedding Style.com blog

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That’s right!  We are completely flabbergasted that our photos of Colleen & Stephen’s “Bonnie & Clyde” themed engagement shoot were chosen to be featured on Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style blog.  This is a high-end publication that sets the bar for luxury wedding style.  I {Jewels} have gotten her magazine every year since we started our business, and it continues to inspire us!

“Our commitment is to maintain WeddingStyleMagazine.com as the luxury wedding source and the gateway to helpful, meaningful online planning content for today’s sophisticated Bride who is ready to tie the knot.”

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Bonnie & Clyde themed engagement shoot downtown Denver

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Colorado Wedding Photography featured at The Eclectic Wedding Showcase!

March 31, 2014

We’re back at The Eclectic Wedding Showcase as the Presenting Sponsor!  We are thrilled to bring this innovative and completely unique experience to Denver for Colorado Brides!

The Eclectic Wedding Showcase was a smashing success and we are so excited to make this show bigger and better than last year, and any other “wedding show” out there.  From fire performers and a drag queen fashion show, to over-the-top decor and fun little foodies, we hope you will come and experience a truly offbeat wedding experience – bring your Love, your friends, even your Mom – everyone is welcome (except jerks – no jerks allowed)!

Click here for more information about the show!  ECLECTIC WEDDING SHOWCASE WEBSITE

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Denver wedding photography tips & tricks

March 21, 2014

Look amazing in your Denver wedding photography, and in person!

For my big trip to Vegas this year, I knew we were going to do some photo shoots and I wanted to be ready to rock some parties as well.  I thought it best to try out eyelash extensions.  Of course, all my friends were doing it, so why not?


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I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am with them!  They did take a little extra care and maintenance, but I didn’t notice them at all and loved how they made me look glamorous, even just for going to classes.
False lashes are hard for me to put on myself, and after a while they start to bother my sensitive eyes.  It was an incredibly comfortable and relaxing experience, in fact I even fell asleep and had a much needed nap!

I would highly recommend them for Brides or anyone, for any special occasion, especially for people with sensitive eyes.

My set was considered a partial, as they weren’t super full and dense, but they did taper to be longer on the outside edge, and I like that :)  The best part is that with a full set you don’t even need to wear mascara!

Lucky for you, Oxana, a licensed Esthetician, is available on Sundays by appointment at Indie Six Salon, or she can even come to your home with her mobile service option.

Indie Six Salon 303.777.7400  



In The Spotlight – An Evening in the Desert

March 19, 2014

Denver Fashion Photography…in the desert of Nevada.

While in Vegas for our annual photographer’s convention, we had the opportunity to take our Denver fashion photography on a little field trip.  We did a fashion inspired photo shoot out in Red Rock Canyon, and it was freezing (I thought deserts were supposed to be hot, at least warm!?).

Tagging along with our photographer friends Rachael & Tyler, a red dress, and some curvy roads, we had a great time and made some beautiful imagery.  Our only regret was that we ran out of time…

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Colorado wedding photography and Denver fashion photography