Posted on July 19, 2012
Art Silk and Kristen Sloan photographed Shannon and Mark’s wedding day at Cherry Creek Country Club in Denver Colorado on a beautiful warm and sunny June day.
Shannon and her bridesmaids prepared their hair and makeup in the gorgeous upstairs women’s locker room lounge; a dream location to shoot in. Directly off of this lounge, we photographed the ladies on a covered balcony that provided beautiful natural light that we supplemented with diffused off camera flash.
Earlier Shannon and I had met to do a walk through at Cherry Creek Country Club, and I fell in love with the interior spaces of the clubhouse. Later we explored the exterior covered alcoves and balconies, which kept us shaded on their wedding day, provided filtered natural light and interesting architectural backgrounds. Location wise, Cherry Creek Country Club is one of the prettiest clubhouses I have photographed. Jan Hardy, the social director at the Cherry Creek Country Club was one of the nicest event coordinators to work with.
Bonnie Brae Flowers created the bouquets and flower decor for this wedding. Das Meyer Pastry of Arvada, Colorado made the wedding cake. Sugarlicious, located in Cherry Creek North Denver Colorado, created a candy bar which allowed the wedding guests to make custom boxes of candy to enjoy at the wedding and take home as favors. Elite DJ Matt Kenfield kept the dancing going strong well into the night.
Posted on June 27, 2012
Art Silk and Kristen Sloan photographed Courtney and Scott’s Vail Colorado Mountaintop wedding on a beautiful September day. The flowers and wedding decor reflected fall in the Rocky Mountains, but the weather was so warm that it felt like summer.
The couple wanted to be photographed on Vail mountain for their engagement portrait session during the summer. Courtney and Scott are avid hikers, and the field below their wedding ceremony on Vail mountain proved to be a perfect location for this photo session. At the wedding, their cupcake topper also featured mountaineering hikers!
We started photographing the bride getting ready in her room at The Lodge at Vail. Courtney and Scott decided to see each other before the ceremony and we photographed them walking through Vail Village and along the Gore Creek.
The wedding ceremony was held at the top of Vail mountain at an outdoor stone ampitheatre which is accessed by the Eagle Bahn Gondola. The ceremony site offers amazing views of the Vail valley, Gore Mountain Range, and Mount of the Holy Cross, with seating for up to 180 people.
The Lodge at Vail hosted their reception at the Cucina Rustica restaurant.
Posted on June 6, 2012
I am beyond excited to photograph Bronwyn and Chris’s upcoming destination wedding in Playa Del Carmen Mexico at Playacar Palace Resort. I photographed their engagement portrait session at a beautiful park near their home in Denver, Colorado at the location where Chris proposed to Bronwyn. Later we included their dogs for a family portrait!
Posted on May 11, 2012
Art Silk and I photographed Amy and David in Lower Downtown Denver with their dog Miles. The couple sought an urban setting for their engagement portraits and wanted to include Miles in their photos.
We are looking forward to photographing their wedding tomorrow at the University Club in Denver Colorado.
Posted on April 11, 2012
Recently I discovered an amazing wedding album and portrait album company called Kiss Albums. These modern albums are printed on photographic paper, mounted on sturdy pages and offered in a linen or leather cover. I was able to utilize their album design software called S.W.A.T. and share the album design on my Facebook page and as a link for the client. It’s super nice when the client says, “I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it Kristen!!! The album looks amazing…I wouldn’t change a thing!”
I love that they also offer smaller mini books called Little Kisses, which are fun for presenting a portrait session.
When the album arrived, I immediately fell in love with its beautiful fabric cover, quality leather cover and binding, and the way the pages are a seamless 10×20 page spread.
Posted on April 4, 2012
Holly and Erik’s destination wedding weekend took place at her grandparent’s private ranch Hole in the Wall, outside of Kaycee Wyoming. Hole in the Wall Ranch is situated along Red Wall, Castle Rock peak at 5200 feet and the Powder River runs through the ranch. For over 30 years, Hole in the Wall Ranch has been the location of choice for their family reunions and hosting this wedding was a first for the ranch.
Cloud 9 event planners were the team responsible for coordinating this beautiful wedding. You can view their blog posts of this Wyoming ranch wedding rehearsal and wyoming ranch wedding. Art Silk and I photographed this amazing wedding.
The festivities began on Friday with a rehearsal at the ceremony site, followed by a tradtional Texas BBQ dinner. Many of the guests camped at the ranch in their RV’s. Guests were able to hike the red rock formations, trout fish at Sheep Creek, bass fish at Poker Creek, or mountain bike. Saturdays ceremony was situated in a field along Spring Creek. The bridesmaid and bride were delivered to the ceremony by a team of horses provided by Powder River Percherons from Kaycee, Wyoming.
Posted on April 3, 2012
Today I was searching Pinterest looking for some artistic and garden inspiration. Dale Chihuly’s artwork work was featured in 2009 at the Phoenix Botanical Gardens. I had the pleasure viewing the display at dusk and as the evening progressed, night. While St Petersburg, Florida is home to the amazing Morean Arts Center Chilhuly collection, I prefer to view Chihuly’s glass art in an outdoor setting.
Looking forward to viewing Chihuly’s work in Seattle later this year at the Chihuly Garden and Glass.
Posted on March 30, 2012
Art Silk and I photographed Alexa and Shelby at an area of north Denver which featured a railroad tracks and viaduct. The two friends had a blast posing individually and together.
Shot with one SaberStrip, Nikon SB-800 flash and triggered by Radio Popper Jr.