Tag Archives: creativity

Favorite Wedding Images from 2012

As each year wraps up, I like to take a look back at all of the weddings we photographed and pick some of my favorite images.  As usual, I ended up picking images that were a little different than most, but ones that I felt were either great shots, fun, or just a little quirky.[more…]

Laura and David’s Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding

Laura and David’s Breckenridge Wedding at Ten Mile Station Venue/catering: Ten Mile Station Videography: Elegant Productions Florist: Petal and Bean   David and Laura traveled all the way from Omaha, Nebraska to have their wedding in Breckenridge, Colorado. They chose to hold the ceremony and reception at Ten Mile Station.  Most people who visit Breckenridge[more…]

In Defense of Film

I was one of the early adopters of digital photography, way back in 2005. It was a simpler time then. A new Batman movie starring Christian Bale was about to be released. George Bush was president. The U.S. was involved in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. A new invention called the iPod had only been[more…]

Guests with Cameras

How to get along with guests with cameras Without fail, every wedding I am hired to shoot is going to have at least one self proclaimed unofficial photographer. In the business we have names for these people like “Uncle Bob’s,” “Fauxtopgraphers,” and a laundry list of names I dare not mention. The wedding photography blogosphere is filled[more…]

Reflecting on Reflections

I took a wedding photography workshop with my favorite wedding photographer, David Beckstead, last year to try to learn some new techniques. One of the things we focused on was finding reflections in compositions. At the time I thought it was opening my eyes up to a whole new world, but then I went back[more…]

Photographing in Boring Locations

10 Tips for Photographing in Boring Locations I am very fortunate that I get to photograph weddings in some of the most amazing and gorgeous locations in the world. However, every once in a while I end up photographing a wedding that isn’t on a California beach or the mountains of Colorado or Nepal. In[more…]

Capture the moment?

“Capture the Moment” is a phrase that gets tossed around a lot by wedding photographers. In my opinion it is used far too much, to the point where I have even seen new photographers use it in the name of their businesses. When I ask photographers why they use it so frequently, I usually get[more…]

Artistic Wedding Photography

[pull_quote_right] I want to challenge your preconceptions about wedding photos [/pull_quote_right]A lot of times we have a lot of preconceived ideas of what wedding is supposed to be. Some of those preconceptions are good, like the idea that the day is supposed to be a celebration of the couple’s love. Some of those preconceptions are[more…]

Helen and Matt’s Vail, Colorado Wedding

Location: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, Colorado Officiant: Chris Tunner Helen called me about photographing their small intimate ceremony this past August in Vail. As much as I like smaller ceremonies, I normally do not have the time to fit them into my busy wedding schedule in the summer. However, when Helen told me[more…]

Sara and Paul’s Vail, Colorado Wedding

Sara and Paul traveled from Phoenix, Arizona last week for their gorgeous Vail, Colorado wedding. This was another couple that really let me experiment with some ideas that I had, and a result, I think we got some amazing photos. From portraits among the wildflowers in Officer’s Gulch, just outside of Frisco, to an amazing[more…]