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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Colorado Wedding Photographer featured in Shutter Magazine (…again)!

June 04, 2014

Best Colorado Wedding Photographer chosen for inspirational feature!

For this month’s issue of Shutter Magazine, the powers-that-be issued a call for your best Glamour or Boudoir photographs for their “Inspiration from our readers” section.

Having taken this part of our market on myself in the last couple of years, I really loved one from a Bridal Glamour shoot from last summer, and one I just got from our Mini Session Day at Grant-Humphreys Mansion at the beginning of May.  So, putting myself out there to just see what happens, as I do, I submitted them.

Lo and behold, not one, but BOTH photographs were chosen out of thousands of submissions!!  I am beyond elated to share these and look forward to your feedback.  Thanks for your continued support and we hope you love these images as much as we do!

“Shutter Magazine was created by photographers for photographers in order to help raise the bar of professional photography industry. This free online photography training and education resource is sure to help all professional and amateur photographers with how-to tips, including all the facets of being a photographer regardless of whether you are a professional or amateur.”

For more information and to read current and back copies, click here to visit Behind The Shutter 

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Both of these lovely ladies were our Brides who did these shoots for a wedding gift for their new husbands!  They got the shoot and a sexy Little Black Book for less than $500.  They chose us for their Colorado wedding photography, and are happy we were able to give them more than just that.


The One Day Sale is coming….

April 28, 2014

Cool High School Senior Pictures Denver Metro Area

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High School Seniors in the Denver and surrounding areas looking for awesome Senior Portraits – look no further!  We are offering this exclusive discount for ONE DAY ONLY!  Save 75% off your session fee and get the experience of a lifetime in return.

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Call between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm and book your session with our studio and save 75% off your session fee.  That means you pay only $87.25 for the following:

  • Free consultation at the Showroom
  • Styling assistance
  • One photo shoot on location, up to 2 hours
  • Up to 3 outfits
  • One free Family Session
  • 8 free wallets
  • Cell phone gallery
  • Different print packages available to suit your needs
  • No minimum order

It’s easy!  Call Jewels at 303.936.1981 to reserve your session – you’ll be happy you did!

See more of our work here:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seniors-Jeff-Jewels-Photography/495224883852674

Not looking for Senior pictures?  Click HERE for more information about Colorado Wedding Photography


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}