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A Beautiful Downtown Colorado Springs Wedding Album

 

Downtown Colorado Springs wedding
You may remember Diana and Cody’s wonderful downtown Colorado Springs wedding from last fall. A month ago I delivered their final product to them: this gorgeous heirloom album, chock full of beautiful, happy, meaningful images. It’s something they can cherish for the rest of their lives, then pass down to their children and grandchildren. I’m really proud of this custom designed wedding book. I think it tells the story of their day perfectly.

If you’d like to see more pictures from this classic downtown Colorado Springs wedding, click HERE. Enjoy!

Downtown Colorado Springs wedding

Downtown Colorado Springs wedding

Downtown Colorado Springs wedding

Downtown Colorado Springs wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding :: Anna + Jonathan

I have been dying to share the pictures from this beautiful Garden of the Gods Club wedding! Anna and Jon, along with their families and closest friends, traveled all the way from Chicago and parts beyond to celebrate their union at the beautiful Garden of the Gods Club. Anna was so giddy and animated, it was a joy to capture her happiness, and as for Jon, he just couldn’t stop smiling!

Springtime weather in the Rockies is, as you know, a little fickle! Our day started out with sunshine, and the mild weather held up nicely throughout the pre-ceremony portraits. But half an hour before the outdoor ceremony was to begin, the skies suddenly darkened, the temperature plummeted and rain started to come down. Plan B was put into action! All the chairs were moved from the lawn to the covered patio, the heaters were turned on, and the fire pits were lit. Then suddenly, just as the processional was about to commence, the rain stopped and the sun burst through the clouds, bathing the entire ceremony in a golden glow. Mother Nature really put on a gorgeous show for us. It was fantastic!

The reception was a ton of fun. Jonathan’s family is Jewish, so the highlight of the night for me was the hora. It’s always such a blast! Even Jon’s four year old niece and septuagenarian grandma got a ride in the chair. Talk about a fun party!

I love any opportunity to document a Garden of the Gods Club wedding, and this one was extra special. I had the best time! Congratulations to you, Anna and Jon! Happy honeymoon!

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Garden of the Gods Club wedding

Marian’s Calendar Girl Portraits!

pinup photography Colorado Springs

I love doing pinup photography! In fact it’s not just fun for me, it’s fun for my clients, too. It’s such a lark! I like to think of pinup photo shoots as a sort of elaborate, vintage-themed cosplay, much like steampunk. There’s something very feminine and sexy about vamping things up in a vintage kind of way. Men love it, trust me on that! Don’t quote me on this, but I suspect it has something to do with high heeled pumps and ruby red lips. 😉

Most of my pinup photography clients don’t style themselves like this in their day to day lives; they do a pinup photo shoot to inhabit a sexy (but not too sexy) calendar girl persona for a few hours. Added bonus: these pictures are always a big hit with your significant other! And imagine having these sassy portraits to show your grandkids one day. What fun!

So check out these saucy snaps of Marian, who came to me for a pinup photo shoot a few days ago. She was transformed for an afternoon from a modern career woman to the epitome of the classic pinup dream girl of the silver screen, and wow! She looks like she could be in a 1950s movie opposite a hunk like James Dean, Rock Hudson or Marlon Brando! Hubba hubba! Sophia Loren, step aside, there’s a new starlet in town!

Marian and I did use the wardrobe at my studio for this portrait session, and the jewelry is from my own large collection of vintage baubles and accessories. I’ve been collecting them for years and I love using them in photo shoots.

Honestly, Marian is certainly gorgeous any day of the week, but I think she looks extra beautiful in these pictures. You go, girl! As Humphrey Bogart would have said, “Here’s looking at you, kid!”

pinup photography Colorado Springs

pinup photography Colorado Springs

Engagement Portraits in Colorado Springs :: Diana + Cody

Colorado Springs engagement portraits

Check out these adorable, vintage themed engagement portraits! I just can’t even with these two. I mean look at them, they are too cute! Cody and Diana are finally tying the knot next month after many years of togetherness, and I for one can’t wait. They’re such a perfect match for each other!

Diana will be wearing her grandmother’s 1940s wedding gown on their big day. I’m told it’s beautiful and perfectly preserved, and she will be the third bride in the family to be wearing it. I love traditions like that. In keeping with the 1940s idea, they wanted their engagement portraits to have a retro vibe. I hand picked some of my favorite locations for this shoot, including the old Tasty Freeze on North Weber and the fascinating, underappreciated Trolley Car Museum in Roswell. I think these settings made a perfect backdrop for their cute pictures! Also, Diana is a fan of vintage style, and she has the perfect, va-voom hourglass figure to pull off 1940s and ’50s fashions like this wiggle dress. She looked fantastic! Meanwhile, Cody looked pretty cool himself in his newsboy cap and suspenders. Great styling all around!

I think Cody and Diana’s fun, upbeat personalities and obvious chemistry really shine through in these cute pictures. How can you not smile when you’re looking at them? I can’t wait for their wedding, it’s going to be such a blast!

Colorado Springs engagement portraits

Colorado Springs engagement portraits

Spring wedding at the Cliff House :: Cierra + Zach

Cliff House at Pikes Peak wedding

Zach, Cierra and their loved ones came all the way from Minneapolis for their beautiful Cliff House at Pikes Peak wedding. As luck would have it we had a light dusting of snow the night before, so the Garden of the Gods was looking extra pretty for their wedding portraits. Although Minnesotans are certainly used to chilly weather, the view of snowy Pikes Peak was something unique for them. I think everyone at this celebration fell a little in love with Colorado that day!

Cierra wore a pair of gorgeous blue velvet shoes that she bought a few years ago and kept at the ready for her future wedding. She also wore her grandmother’s vintage fur capelet, which was a lovely personal touch. She was just as pretty as a picture! Zach, you are a lucky guy!

Yes, I’m a shoe fanatic and Cierra’s were extra beautiful, but I have to say that my favorite part of their wedding was their emotion laden vows and the way this sweet couple looked at each other. He  just couldn’t stop smiling at her and it was adorable. Zach and Cierra have been together for a long time and have weathered a few storms together, and they were more than ready to make it official. The happiness was palpable!

The Cliff House at Pikes Peak is a great place for a wedding. Not only is it conveniently close to the Garden of the Gods, the building itself is beautiful, romantic and historically significant. Zach and Cierra, congratulations on tying the knot! Your happiness shined through!

Cliff House at Pikes Peak wedding

Cliff House at Pikes Peak wedding

Cliff House at Pikes Peak wedding

Cliff House at Pikes Peak wedding

Cliff House wedding

Cliff House wedding

Cliff House at Pikes Peak wedding

Cliff House at Pikes Peak wedding

Cliff House at Pikes Peak wedding

Cliff House at Pikes Peak wedding

Cliff House at Pikes Peak wedding

Cliff House wedding

Cliff House wedding

Cliff House wedding