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Denver Portrait Photography – a workshop with Hugo V

December 17, 2014


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Model:  Emily Dear Heart

I’ve admired Hugo V for years now.  He is a talented, self-taught photographer known for his work with tattooed alternative models, and his work can be seen all over Facebook and in industry publications such as Inked Magazine and his work with the Wild Girls (an alt modeling group).

So when I saw he was hosting a workshop in Denver, I jumped at the chance!  I have always loved the poses and expressions he gets out of his models, on top of the high contrast and beautiful lighting in his images.

Some of the models involved with the workshop were some that I have followed for a while, along with several I knew already, and I couldn’t wait to get them in front of my camera.

Hugo rented out a really cool, industrial home close to my studio in the RiNo neighborhood in NE Denver.  I was a sponge.  I tried to always keep Hugo close so I could hear all the questions other photographers were asking, and hear his responses.  I wanted to know everything – settings, how he chooses his lighting positions, cues to give the models, etc.  He showed several different lighting options, and how he moves through a shoot/location/posing.  There were so many little “nuggets” I took away from the shoot – I just can’t wait to put them to use in my own studio!

I am confident that continuing education is the only way to further your craft and develop your style, and mine just jumped up several points.  Now, who wants to do a shoot?! :)

Enjoy several of my favorites and call or email today to schedule your private shoot…  info@jewelsgray.com  720.771.2200.

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Model:  Graham Nation

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Model:  Courtney Dawn

Click here for more examples of our Denver Portrait Photography     and our Denver Boudoir / Glamour Photography


Nicole & Nick | Denver wedding photographers in Evergreen, CO

December 08, 2014

From their motorcycle engagement session at Garden of the Gods to the wedding, Nicole & Nick have absolutely been the best clients ever!!  They’re super sweet, down to Earth, and just fantastic people.  We loved getting to know them and especially getting to photograph their Fall wedding in Evergreen. The weather was absolutely perfect, as was the setting, the light, and the group we got to hang out with all day!

One of my favorite moments as a photographer is when the Groom surprises the Bride.  Nick got Nicole the most beautiful jewelry set, and she had no idea it was coming…clearly she loved it!

Enjoy a few favorites from the most perfect day….

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Venue:  The Historic Brook Forest Inn  |  Wedding Gown:  Justin Alexander from The Bridal Collection  |  Bridesmaids:  Impressions Bridal  |  Formal Wear:  Al’s Formal Wear  |  Flowers:  Stems – A Flower Shop  |  Cake:  The Village Patisserie  |  Hair & Makeup:  Jewels Gray  |  Catering:  The Historic Brook Forest Inn  |  DJ:  A Music Plus  |  Invitations:  Chris Greco (Groom’s Brother)  | Transportation:  Coach Bus  |  Videographer:  Kara O.

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Studio Grand Opening!

October 27, 2014

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Northern California Wedding | Jaymie & Marvin

October 21, 2014

Jaymie & Marvin’s event was a very special one for me, especially because it was my very first Northern California wedding…

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Jaymie and I went to high school together, in fact at one point during our senior year, I lived with her and her parents in their Cottonwood home.  Thanks to Facebook, we’ve been able to keep in contact over the years, and when she asked me to photograph her wedding, I couldn’t have been more excited!

I asked my Dad to second shoot with me, as he lives there still and is really great with a camera in his hands.  We had a blast working together and he didn’t even take offense that I was technically his “boss” that day (haha, thanks Dad!).

We stole the couple away for a few minutes at the beginning of the reception for some epic portraiture.  Since Jaymie booked us, I had envision of them in a field with golden grasses and a huge gnarled oak tree.  We had to adventure down the road a little bit, but we found the perfect spot and were able to execute with light fading quickly…

I was honored to have not only attended, but been the chosen photographer to capture their celebration.  In fact, I was in tears all day, hiding behind my camera….

Please enjoy a few of my favorites from one of the most touching and beautiful weddings I’ve ever gotten to photograph!

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Venue:  Jaymie’s parent’s home in Cottonwood, California  |  Wedding Planner:  Michelle Rogers  |  Dress Designer:  Alfred Angelo  |  Bridesmaids dresses:  Alfred Angelo  |  Hair & Makeup:  Jewels Gray  |  Catering:  Etched In Elegance  |  Florist:  Jessie King  |  Cake:  Sherry Ward  |  Rentals:  Snow’s Rentals  |  Invitations:  Minted  |  Transportation:  Win River Casino Shuttle  |  Officate:  Jason Byard  |  DJ:  Personal Signature Entertainment





Colorado wedding photography – a Stylized Shoot

June 25, 2014

I am absolutely thrilled to share these photos with the world.  The First of a four-part series of shoots, all based on C.S. Lewis’ classic tale of “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe”, this shoot is the beginning of our story and my favorite style to Colorado wedding photography.

Those familiar with the story know that the four heroes are sent away from London during WWII to escape the bombings to live with their recluse uncle in the English Countryside.  His sprawling estate becomes the setting for their explorations and they discover a portal to another land, “Narnia” while hiding in a wardrobe.

I wanted the shoot to be styled as 1940’s glamour and wanted to shoot it as a high-fashion engagement portrait session.  Please enjoy the photos and hopefully the story they tell…

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Venue:  Cherokee Ranch & Castle

Models:  Chandler Christine & Caleb Gardner

Hair:  Peggy Cox, Indie Six Salon

Dress:  from d’Anelli Bridal

Formal Wear:  Jos. A. Bank, Belmar/Lakewood, CO

Concept, Styling, Makeup, and Photography by Jewels