Encore Photography

July 20, 2011

Brown Palace Wedding with Tyler & Katie

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OHMG, yes, Oh my gosh, what an amazing day it was this past Saturday downtown. It was a little humid but no rain, you couldn’t have asked for a better day for Katie and Tyler to celebrate their big day.

The day started at the Brown Palace for some getting ready shots, just love that place and then we headed to the Holy Ghost Church for the ceremony and then the fun began at Little Raven Park. We had a blast with Katie, Tyler and their bridal party. Everyone involved in the pictures were fantastic and willing to do whatever for some great shots. Kate and Tyler were a blast to photograph, take a look at just a few of my favorites. Tyler and Katie YOU ARE AWESOME!!!

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June 28, 2011

Arrowhead Golf Course + Wedding = Loads of Fun Photography!!!!

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Arrowhead, well if you haven’t been you must stop by, have a drink and enjoy the scenery. I have had the privilege of photographing numerous weddings at Arrowhead (www.arrowheadcolorado.com)
and in June I had the honor of photographing Chad and Whitney’s wedding. They were super fun and soo easy to photograph; not to mention what a fun bridal party they had, AWESOME!!!!! The weather that day couldn’t have been any better and of course of the views, outstanding. Take a look…. You rock Chad and Whitney!!!

June 17, 2011

Boettcher Mansion – Sarah and Nick

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What an amazing summer it has started to be; great clients, amazing weather and fun photography, what more can a photographer ask for? I had the blessing of photographing Sarah and Nick on their special day in May. Sarah’s dad was performed the ceremony and I have to tell you it was one of my most favorite ceremonies; he did an amazing job.

Sarah and Nick celebrated their special day at the Boettcher Mansion and it was such a beautiful day with fun attendants! Thank you Nick and Sarah for being soo much fun to photograph!!!

April 6, 2011

How important is Photography when it comes to a Wedding?

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If a picture paints a thousand words then I am sure it will utter a lot of special and kind statements. If you want to preserve those wonderful memories to last a lifetime, then you really need a good photographer. A wedding is one of the most significant events in a person’s life. What better way to remember the special moments and events during the wedding is of course through photographs! That is why couples invest more in hiring the best photographer in town. But choosing the best photographer can be a real challenge. There are lots of factors to consider such as….

  1. The budget
  2. The style of photography (traditional or candid/photojournalistic)
  3. The photographer’s personality and is it compatible with yours

Wedding photography can make or break a couple’s special day. Wedding photography matters! There can be no dream wedding without pictures. If a man and woman exchange their lifetime commitment to become united as one, then there must be pictures to remember that promise. I am sure you want to capture your first kiss as husband and wife and the smile on the faces of the special people who attended your wedding.

People will come and go, time will fly fast, but the memories of the happy moments as depicted in the wedding pictures will always stay with you forever. You can always look at your wedding pictures and say that you are one lucky person to have your partner in life.  So photography is absolutely important when it comes to your big day; there are lots of photographers out there but only one that will be there photographing your special day, make sure your hire the right one that fits your needs.

April 5, 2011

Amy & Phil – Boettcher Mansion Wedding

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Okay Colorado weather as we all know can be just crazy; one day it can snow a couple of inches and the next it all melts and you would never know it ever snowed.  This is what came to fruition for Amy and Phil; the day before their wedding it snowed like crazy and then on their wedding day it all melted and they were able to have their ceremony outside in some amazing weather.  There is nothing like Colorado weather.

Amy and Phil had an amazing wedding day; the weather cooperated, the family was great and the bridal party was super fun, what more and a photographer ask for?  Amy and Phil were soo relaxed and great to photograph they were up for anything.  Take a look at some fun images…  You were a blessing to photograph Amy and Phil!!!

March 17, 2011

Rebecca & Brendon – Engagement Sesssion at the Chatfield Botanical Gardens

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I am soo excited for this upcoming wedding season as I have once again amazing clients I am blessed to work with like Rebecca and Brendon.  They are getting married at the amazing Arrowhead Golf Course and that and itself is amazing; the natural beauty is breathtaking. 

I met Rebecca and Brendon back in January and just loved them from the first meeting; they are a relaxed, fun and genuine couple.  We had the best time doing their engagement session as again they are soo relaxed and soo easy to photograph, which makes my job even more fun.  One of the questions I get asked a lot from prospective clients is “how many pictures will I get” and my answer always is “it depends on how you are in front of the camera” and based on Rebecca and Brendon’s engagement session they will have plenty of fun images to choose from.  Thanks loads Brendon and Rebecca for a rocking engagement session! 

February 6, 2011

Finding the right photography style that fits what you are looking for in a wedding photographer. Is it traditional or photojournalistic? What’s the difference between traditional and photojournalistic?

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Who else would like to know the difference between photojournalistic and traditional style wedding photography?

There is a lot confusion surrounding the different styles of wedding photography that professional photographers are shooting today. Most couples want the style and glamour that they see in magazines. They often don’t know exactly what that style is called and how a skilled photographer can make them look as good as the bride and groom in the latest trend-setting celebrity wedding. Other couples are looking for a more traditional style of wedding photography.

These are the two most common types of wedding photography; traditional and photojournalistic. While similar equipment is used in both, there are significant differences in technique and approach.

Traditional photographers concentrate most of their efforts on posed portraits, and rarely capture candid moments. The quality of traditional photography is usually judged by sharpness, lighting, correct skin tones, and the use of the background. Most traditional photos are instantly recognizable, as many poses are standard for all weddings.

The more glamorous, or modern style of photography is called Photojournalistic. It is also called documentary photography. While similarities exist between traditional and photojournalistic approaches, the main expectations of each style are very different. Traditional style is portrait oriented. Photojournalism is candid oriented. The photojournalist’s goal is to take pictures while people are not aware they are being photographed. By blending with the crowd, a photojournalist is able to capture the action as it unfolds – the true emotions, the real expressions, the happiness and joy. Instead of the traditional formal portraits and posed photos, this approach produces a more intimate, artistic take on a wedding. Photos will reflect a fleeting, unposed moment that conveys the emotions of the day.

Photojournalism means to capture the real, true thing. Visual perception of an experienced photojournalist will add a unique charm to your pictures and you will end with up emotional and artistic photos capturing the very essence of your wedding day. The Album will resemble a storybook, rather than just be a series of posed portraits.

If you are a bride that loves wedding photojournalism, it is still a good idea to choose a photographer who recognizes the value of certain aspects of traditional photography and will work aspects of that style into their wide variety of shots. The photographer will gently direct a situation, and with a little guidance and interaction with their subject, get the shot that has the look and feel of a candid, photojournalistic shot, but the compositional beauty of a traditional one. A few familiar wedding poses, mixed in with the glamorous photojournalism, can also satisfy the desire for traditional portrait style poses that many people grew up with without taking away from the overall photojournalist style.

So the take away here is to determine the style you are looking for, search for photographers who offer the style you are wanting, and another most important factor is like them along with their work.  As you know you will be spending most of your big day with this person and it is extremely important you like the photographer you are about to hire if not there are many photographers out there so keep looking.

Encore’s photography style is candid and photojournalistic; we love capturing the moment and letting the day tell your story through our lenses.   We take a limited of number of weddings per year as we really love our work and want to give the best we have to each and every client.     Give us a call and we would love to chat with you about your special day!

February 3, 2011

The Grand Hyatt – A New Year’s Day Celebration for Emily and Spencer!

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New Year’s is always a great time to celebrate and that’s what Emily and Spencer did, they celebrated their big day with family and friends on New Year’s Day!  It was a bitter cold day, but they braved the weather and took most of their pictures outside, downtown, with their bridal party and WOW they were all soo much fun.  I have been blessed with such great clients, I am truly humbled and honored to work with these couples.

I have had the privilege of working with Emily and her family before; I did Emily’s senior pictures and also her brother’s who is now in the Air Force Academy.  Their family is truly special to me and soo much fun.   Thanks Emily and Spencer for making my job soo much fun!!!

February 1, 2011

Boettcher Mansion December 30th wedding and Fun Times in the Snow!

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Okay it has been way too long since my last blog and I just hate it as I have soo much to share and great clients to rave about like Ashley and Cody.  They were married on December 30, 2010, yes, the first major snow storm of 2010 and it was a snowing up at the Boettcher Mansion.  When clients come to their visit with me I always tell them whether it be sunny, raining or snowing, we will have a blast as it should be fun and we always bring umbrellas to add that extra fun element into the picture.  It was soo cold that day but everyone and I mean everyone was in such great spirits you would have never known it was cold or snowing outside, it was beyond amazing how great people were!  Ashley and Cody braved the weather and we took the fun outside and we had FUN all right.  Take a look at some of the fun shots.  Ashley and Cody you rock!!!

December 11, 2010

The Gift of Friendship, Photography and Life!

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This time of year is when we often stop and reflect on life and the blessings in our lives and I have to tell you how blessed I feel to know this family that I get to photograph every year. 

I have been photographing this family for the last four years and it brings my heart soo much joy to see the kiddos grow physically and emotionally each and every time I see them.  This last year this special mom was diagnosed with cervical cancer and WOW it went soo well for her.  This year is a different story; she was diagnosed with a very rare type of cancer that is one of the nastiest cancers I have heard of; this cancer caused her to have Cushing’s disease, which lends itself to a whole new can of worms.  Throughout all of this she has been a trooper to say the least and inspirational to soo many.  It seems you don’t have to look very far to see tragedy with disease; however it is all how we look at it! 

I have learned soo much about how really unthankful I am for the basics I have in life; walking, driving, talking, feeling overall good.  My new goal is to be truly thankful for life itself and how precious it is and how I need to live each day to its fullest, no regrets. 

I am truly blessed to know family’s like this and have the privilege to utilize the talent of photography God has given me; I don’t ever want to take for granite the talents I have, it is a gift!  I hope you enjoy the images I am sharing of this family as much as the family has blessed my life!

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