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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…]

I Can Order Beer in 10 Languages

  My wife, Carin, and I really enjoy traveling.  I wish I was one of those cultured individuals that could carry on a conversation in dozens of languages as I traveled the world.  Sadly, that just isn’t the case. What I can do is go is order beer in Mandarin Chinese, Nepali, German, French, Tibetan, Spanish (both[more…]

Chris and Michelle’s Estes Park, Colorado Wedding

  Chris and Michelle met in Breckenridge, Colorado at the infamous Gold Pan Saloon.  When you consider how much they love the outdoors, camping, and traveling together, it was no surprise that they chose to get married outdoors at the gorgeous Black Canyon Inn and rustic Twin Owls Steakhouse in Estes Park, Colorado.   [nggallery id=22]  [more…]

Cliff and Karen’s Leavenworth Wedding

  One of my favorite things to do is to photograph the weddings of friends.  I met Karen over ten years ago when I was in graduate school at Northern Illinois University.  At the time, I was the graduate assistant for the Outing Centre, the university’s outdoor adventure program.  I hired Karen to work as[more…]

In my spare time

    I’ve had a lot of people ask me what I like to do in my spare time when I’m not photographing.  My wife Carin and I really like to spend as much time in the outdoors as possible.  We hike, climb, ski, and especially bike.  In addition to riding bikes, I also like[more…]

Destination Weddings: Backing up in the Field

Importance of Backing up One of my biggest fears would be to somehow lose someone’s wedding photos while en route back to Colorado from where ever their destination wedding was. About a year ago, I wrote a very in depth blog entry regarding  image backup and protection in the office. Of course that requires that the images[more…]

Intrepid Photo Contest Award

    I recently received news from Intrepid Travel that my image, Toroweap Point Sunset, won the 2012 Annual Photography Competition for the Landscape category. I made this image a few years ago while spending several days camping at Toroweap point.  Most of the images I shot were pretty disappointing.  The one exception was this evening when there was[more…]

Lauren and Barry’s Silverthorne, Colorado Wedding

Lauren and Barry’s Silverthorne, Colorado Wedding Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Church Reception Venue: The Silverthorne Pavilion Catering: Gilchrist Catering   Lauren and Barry are an amazing couple from Colorado’s front range who decided to have their wedding in the mountains in Silverthorne, Colorado.  I had a chance to photograph their engagement photos almost a year ago.[more…]

Lindsay and Jim’s wedding at the V3 Ranch in Breckenridge, CO

Venue: The V3 Ranch Catering: Ridge Street Kitchen I have to say, I really like Jim and Lindsay right of the bat.  We had a lot in common.  For starters, just like my wife and I, Jim and Lindsay are also from the Chicago suburbs.  Jim is a chemical engineer, and Lindsay is a school[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…]