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My Photo Shoot at Cork & Cask with Vintage Evening Gowns

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My friends know me as a person with a lifelong passion for vintage clothing and style. I have a serious collection that I’ve been adding to for decades. So a couple of years ago when I acquired some genuine stage costumes of a late 1940s-early 1950s performer, I was over the moon! It took me a while to find a model who could fit into them, then the perfect location had to present itself (the fabulous Cork & Cask), but I was finally able to make a photo shoot happen with a couple of the pieces. It was so much fun!

The dancer and performer who owned these pieces was named Claire Gerber. She married her first dance partner, Howard Marlow, right out of high school, and they plied their entertaining, acrobatic act on stages all over the US and even on cruise ships. I acquired a handful of Claire’s stage costumes, but they’re so tiny that even my extremely petite model, Ember, could only fit into one of them! That’s the bias cut, crystal beaded black gown you see here. (I will find an even smaller model and do a shoot with the rest of Claire’s costumes someday soon!) The pale green dress is much longer and a tiny bit larger than the black one. I learned that it had belonged to one of Claire’s bridesmaids, which explains the size difference. It has a distinctly late 1940s look to it, so I suspect it must have been from Claire’s first marriage, to dancing partner Howard — she went on to divorce and remarry three more times. If you’d like to see pictures of Claire and Howard, check out the comments on THIS Facebook post.

This is one of the funnest personal photo shoots I’ve done lately. I can’t wait to do more with Claire’s beautiful stage wardrobe.

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Fashion Editorial for Safron Boutique

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I did a fabulous fashion editorial for Safron Boutique at the end of November, and I really love how the pictures came out! If you’re not familiar with Safron, let me just sum it up by saying they have the most edgy, unique clothes in the city and you should really get over there and do some shopping! You can find them in Old Colorado City, at 2511 West Colorado.

Colorado fashion photography

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Colorado fashion photography

A Different Kind of Portrait

When Jessica, owner of Root: Center for Yoga & Sacred Studies, approached me about doing portraits to complement the book she’s been working on about her yoga practice, she was careful to explain that she didn’t want the same old “doing yoga in the woods” photos, she wanted something more evocative. The images she had in mind had more to do with the emotions and philosophy of her practice, and she and I spent quite a bit of time brainstorming wardrobe, styling and locations so we could accomplish what she wanted. We actually took these in April (I’m a little behind on sharing them, having spent most of my summer and fall working on weddings). I think these images are beautiful! We were both very happy with the results and will be continuing her project with another photo shoot soon!

Fashion portraits on the beach!

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Long time client Heather, who lives in Arizona, commissioned me to fly to southern California to do three shoots in one:  family portraits, senior portraits for her oldest son, and some very special fashion portraits of just her wearing a fabulous, slinky red gown. This, ladies, is my forté:  photographing women beautifully. We wandered up and down La Jolla Cove as the waves crashed, and I got some simply amazing pictures of her. If you would like to dress up and create some incredible portraits like these, for no other reason than you’re gorgeous and you deserve to feel beautiful, contact me for a consultation.

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