The absolute best times of the day to photograph are when the sun rises or the sun sets. In the world of photography we call it “golden hour” because the sunlight is so pretty. As a photographer it’s always easy to do photos at the end of the day, in fact, I don’t even bother trying to convince people to get up at the butt crack of dawn for a photoshoot with me. I’m cool, but I’m just not THAT cool. So, when Leah and Kalvin emailed me and asked if they could do their photoshoot at sunrise and then have me photograph them making breakfast together I was all kinds of giddy. I’ve always wanted to do a cooking together type of photoshoot. If anyone wants to do engagement photos at the farmers market and then have me follow you home and photograph you cooking together – I’m your girl!
I had planned for it to be a pretty casual shoot and when I got to Wash Park there they were with all kinds of awesomely cool eclectic props from their house set up! Leah has a think for pigs so I got to see a lot of pigs at this shoot and in their home. They also brought their dogs, Mendi and Rosco. As we all know, I LOVE dogs. Anyway I had such an awesome time photographing them in the park, and watching them make breakfast and chill with the dogs. They’re such awesome people and they’re getting married at one of my favorite wedding venues, Meadow Creek Bed and Breakfast in Pine. I, seriously, can’t wait to see their wedding in August!!!
When past wedding clients, Betsy and Matt, agreed to dress up again and volunteer for a local photographer group project I was thrilled. I really do have the BEST clients! I’m pretty sure they didn’t know quite what they were getting into, photographing with us in an abandoned field, in the dark, late at night, but I think our experiment turned out pretty cool! I look forward to doing more of these fun light painting photos at weddings and sessions!
The best part was that I was able to work with some local photographer friends, we all brought our stuff, set up and helped to teach each other tricks of the trade. Sometimes photography is a really complex and competitive industry, but I have to say that our group of Denver photographers (Showiteers are what we call ourselves) are really the best ones out there!
For the record, there might be a photo below where it looks like an alien landing, but I assure you we were just goofing off!