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Online Dating Profile Pictures :: Paula

online dating profile pictures

Do you need online dating profile pictures? You’re not the only one! Miss Paula is newly single and on the hunt. She’s also a big believer in putting your best face forward, so rather than using just cell phone snaps for her dating profile, she asked me take some flattering, relaxed, natural portraits of her. We did these downtown in mid-May, as you can tell from the pink blooms on the eastern redbud trees (I love them, they smell so nice!). For portraits like Paula’s, I always advise my clients to dress like they would for a first coffee date. In other words, something casual and flattering, but don’t look as if you’re trying too hard. I think what she chose for these pictures was perfect. It strikes just the right note. She looks relaxed and pretty, and there’s no doubt in my mind that she stands out among the many on eHarmony.

online dating profile pictures

Pioneers Museum Wedding :: Savannah + Brad

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

I’m so pleased to share this wonderful Pioneers Museum wedding from earlier in the month. It’s been a long time coming for this beautiful couple. After many years together, Brad and Savannah finally decided to tie the knot, and they did it in style with a ceremony at the historic Pioneers Museum and a reception at the Mining Exchange. They were enveloped by the love of the many family members and good friends who had come from seemingly every corner of the country to witness their happiness on this perfect spring day.

I’ve documented nuptials all over Colorado and the surrounding states, and even as far afield as Florida and California, but I’m always happiest when I get to photograph a downtown Colorado Springs wedding. I live minutes away from and spend so much of my time there — I love every nook and cranny of our funky downtown! So I’m tickled whenever I get to work at a historically significant places like the Pioneers Museum and the Mining Exchange, both of them such great wedding venues. It’s even better when I get to work with a couple that are as nice as Savannah and Brad. They made my job so easy!

Congratulations Savannah and Brad, I loved working with you! What a beautiful celebration! Happy honeymoon!

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

Pioneers Museum wedding Colorado Springs

 

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!

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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