Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

It's starting to get dark so we should start getting some trick or treaters soon. Which is good because I've eaten way too much candy in the past few days (I knew I should have waited until today to buy all of our candy.) This will be the warmest Halloween (75 degrees today) in Colorado since the 1950's so I'm sure there will be tons of kids out tonight. Have a great night and don't eat too much candy...

Here's a few pumpkins we (and Heather and Ben) carved a few days ago...

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Who's ready for November 4th?

I have to say that I'm ready for November 4th and for the election to be over. I'm ready to stop being bombarded with TV commercials and junk mail and all the lying and negativity of ALL the campaigns. I'm ready to move on and get past the election. I'm ready for the new president (whether it be McCain or Obama) to take office and start making good on all the promises (yeah right.)

I do believe the election season is an interesting time though. People who never follow politics become passionately involved. Seemingly intelligent people take completely closed minded positions on candidates and issues. Candidates who promised no negative ads create only negative ads.

I do think elections are critically important to our countries future and the individual voter is the most important aspect of that. I think everyone should vote. I don't care who you're voting for or if you're a Democrat or Republican. You absolutely need to vote. It's an incredibly important right and privilege that we have and everyone should take advantage of it. Take some time and read up on the candidates, keep an open mind, check out websites like and make an educated and informed decision.

And you can also head over to my friend Jon's blog and read up on the 16 different candidates running for president. Yes that's right there are 16 different named presidential candidates. Check out his site for a slightly humorous and unbiased review of all the different candidates. He'll be posting about them for the next 10 days and then will have a poll at the end.

So have you decided who you're voting for? Because I haven't.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Cale and Dorothy are married!

Cale and Dorothy had one of the most amazing weddings we've been to a few weeks ago up in the mountains. Cale's parents have some property in Silt, CO and it was the perfect place for their ceremony and reception. What was so great about their wedding is that it was totally them. They were incredibly relaxed the whole day and only had one have a great party and a great time. They definitely succeeded. They got ready together, his groomsman wore jeans (and his brother had a beer as she walked down the aisle) they incorporated Dorothy's Polish roots into the wedding and they got cake up their nose. All in all a great time.

Thanks Cale and Dorothy for making us feel so invited on your wedding day and we know you are going to live a long and happy life together. Here's a few of our favorites from the day...

Menus in English and Polish...

Dorothy's mother prayed a special blessing over them right before the wedding.

You can't have a much better setting for a wedding.

We had a great sunset and managed to capture it.

We had to get a few pictures of them driving the Mule.

They had the best cake smashing we've ever seen. Cale had to go inside and wash the cake out of his nose.

They both got a lot of cake in their face.

Like I said, their reception site was awesome.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day: Poverty

Today is known as blog action day and thousands of bloggers around the world are discussing one single issue; the topic is poverty.

"Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion."-Blog Action Day Website.

I won't pretend to be an expert on poverty (because I'm not) and I certainly don't have the answers to even begin solving the problem. I do know that poverty is a world wide problem from developing countries in Africa to the guy on the street corner in your neighborhood. You probably don't have to look very far to see someone living in poverty.

There's probably thousands of ways to help people in poverty; from donating money, to working at a homeless shelter, to smiling at the guy on the street corner with a cardboard sign.

There's a great organization by the name of Kiva that is helping people all across the world. They have a very cool model that I think would be appealing to many people. You feel like your're truly helping someone make their life better. Take some time to read through their website and see if it's something you'd be interested in donating to.

But remember there are many ways that you can make a small difference on the fight against poverty. Take some time to think outside of your own life and your own daily schedule to help another person.

"Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat. "-Mother Teresa

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lori and Doug are getting married...

We went out to Wash Park in Denver with Doug and Lori last week and got some amazing light for their engagement pictures. They brought their cruiser bikes which was a lot of fun, although we did have to do some running around to catch them. We're excited for their wedding next year and to continue working with them. Here's a few of our favorites...

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Leaving for another destination wedding...

Jessica and I and my friend Jon are leaving tomorrow for another destination wedding...this time we're heading to Omaha, Nebraska. We're really excited for Julia and Greg's wedding and we've been enjoying traveling around a little bit for weddings. We'll be out of town through the weekend and in the next few weeks I've got a bunch of things to blog about. Thanks to everyone who reads this, I really appreciate it.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Matt and Marisa's Wedding in Grand Teton National Park...

A few weeks ago Jessica and I photographed our first destination wedding and we couldn't have gone to a better place. We drove up to Grand Teton National Park for Marisa and Matt's wedding and it was amazing. We stayed in a great little cabin at the lodge where the reception was and we had time to drive through Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Jackson Hole. It was certainly different than photographing a wedding in Denver or even Colorado because we were so far away. But we also got to spend more time with Matt and Marisa and their families. Which was wonderful because they were so inviting (Matt's mom makes great biscuits and gravy) and because we truly were able to see what makes Matt and Marisa the great couple they are.

We really love getting to know all the couples we work with and creating a great relationship with them and we always love meeting their families at the wedding. So spending an entire weekend with them really made our trip and our job that much more enjoyable. I know I posted a few images recently but here's a few more of our favorites...

Coors light and pocket knives are really all it takes for the groom to get ready before the wedding.

We took a bunch of pictures of her cowboy boots...because they were really cool.

More cowboy boots...

Beautiful bride...

And yet again more cowboy boots.

Beautiful bride again...

All Marisa wanted was a picture in front of her mountains.

Beautiful bride again.

And here's a few of the happy couple.

I love the happiness and excitement of their first dance.

We're going to be photographing a few more destination wedding this year and we're very excited about it. By the way we have a new blog coming in the next few weeks so stay tuned.