Marcy and John, the bride and groom, asked me to come up to the Beaver Creek area– more specifically Cordillera– to photograph their wedding. I was thrilled to! It was at the family’s “Woodhouse” vacation home atop the beautiful mountains with a stunning view of the Gore Range all surrounded by wildflowers, waterfalls, a pond, and plenty of other picture perfect elements. I hadn’t done their engagement photos or even met the lovely couple before– as they live in Texas– but they very much enjoyed my photography from what they saw online and wanted me to be there to capture their special day here in Colorado. Everyone there was such a pleasure to be with and it seemed like they really enjoyed me being there as well– I got lots of great hugs from so much of the family before it was my time to head back home to Denver. I love being able to create these beautiful images for people to cherish for their rest of their lives, while making great connections with everyone while I do it! Oh… and I have to mention their angelic little flower girl. She was just so sweet and full of life, wandering off in her own little world amongst the wildflowers like a wood nymph. And she didn’t mind one bit as I followed along with my camera to photograph her as she explored. Please enjoy these wedding photos and some of my other images at http://www.BrianKraft.com
When I do couples photography it’s usually for a wedding, engagement session, or maternity session. But sometimes I’ll photograph more as a lifestyle photographer and simply capture the couple just as they are. These Colorado natives (a rare thing these days) hadn’t had portraits done since their wedding, so they asked me to so in my Denver studio. It was a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde portrait session. The first half was more traditional posing of the loving couple– innocent, fun, both with religious crosses around their necks. And then the second half was clearly marked when he changed outfits (gold teeth, rings, and all) to put on a more dramatic urban look and feel. Their whole demeanor changed to a more tough hip-hop attitude. As a professional photographer I’m always trying to bring out the personality of the people I photograph, so I completely went with it to enhance the whole look. I got some more dramtic lighting set up in my studio and even went with a matching color scheme- adding some red to my background light. He also wanted some shots by himself. I don’t know what he wanted to do with his individual photograph, but I think it would make a great album cover to his debut hip-hop record. I think they all turned out great and had a lot of fun with it.
A very playful couple having fun in Fall time by the lake. A bit of a contrast to the destination wedding I’ll be joining them for in Mexico in the Spring.