Cue the music…

Literally, one of the coolest first dances I’ve shot …

(I think the -6 degree weather really added to the intimacy of this outdoor wedding).

 While their good friend strummed his guitar

this couple had their first dance outside on the Pearl St. mall 

under the stars, the streetlights and the January night sky.  

How to get great photographs of yourself

Have you ever said these things 

after you’ve had your photograph taken?

  • I hate it.
  • OMG can you get rid of the wrinkles?
  • I look so fat, can you get rid of the bulges?
  • Look at my hair, I hate my hair.
  • My eyes look so small, my smile looks weird…

The solution

  1. Having a good rapport with the person who is photographing you develops trust.
  2. Without trust, I feel there is no room for the real you to show up.
  3. We all need guidance. All of us have mannerisms that make us feel better, especially when we are nervous. (Tipping our head up to get rid of neck wrinkles, putting our hands on our hips because we don’t know what to do with them.) These photograph poorly.
  4. Encouragement. We all need it. When I say you look beautiful I mean it.
  5. Call 303 748 6805 or beth-photo@comcast.net

Wedding make up gone wrong!

Wedding Make-up gone wrong….

How do you want to look on your wedding day?

  • Do you want to look like yourself or some version of that?
  • My advice: Enhance the person you show your partner and the rest of the world everyday, don’t cover her up.
  • Think about investing in a really good make up artist who will enhance your natural beauty.
  • Make sure you do a trial run before your wedding so you don’t find a stranger staring back at you in the mirror on your special day.

You are beautiful just the way you are.

I have three tips for you:

Don’t put on too much black eye liner and mascara.

While it looks beautiful to see you in person like that,

in photographs it makes your eyes look really small.

Let your beautiful natural eyes shine!

If you are going to wear a foundation, make sure it is natural and matches your skin tone.

I can’t tell you how many orange, “Oompa Loompa” faces I’ve photographed, so not good.

And it’s not you.

BE YOU.

That’s who your partner loves.

Spray tans. Again the Oompa Loompa thing.

Keep you real!

Send your questions and comments to: ‘Ask Beth’ beth-photo@comcast.net  or 303 748 6805

Winter family portraits

I love my repeat clients.  I even like the ones that don’t repeat, but it’s always great to see how much everyone has changed.

 

Jillian

I love shooting high school seniors that I’ve known since they were in kindergarten.  I actually hadn’t seen Jillian since 5th grade and I’m always so shocked to see that they have turned in to young adults.  I guess I forget how old I am and how much time goes by.  Seems like every year it goes by faster and faster.

Heidi and Brenton and this sweet little baby Romy.

I love this family.  I have been with them since before their wedding and just love my friends and families who keep me in their lives.

Heid

Hetal and Collin

Oh my gosh, these two were the cutest.  I just loved them for who they are.  They seemed to really get each other and made each other laugh the entire time.

 

 

The Bynums

I have known Jim and Trish Bynum forever and I am grateful for it every day.   They are the very successful owners of At Your Service Event Management and some of the finest people I know.  I have never seen such a hard working team.  It was an honor to shoot their beautiful twin daughters and  get to know them.  Both beautiful and so different from the other.  I love my job.

um

Paulson family portraits.

Love this family.  The unposed photos are my very favorite.  Love the sibbling fights. Keeping it real.

Pau

Bat Mitzvah

I love, love , love shooting bar/bat mitzvahs.  I think because the actual ceremony part of it is so beautiful.  I love the words of wisdom and the hope for the futures of these young kids.  I had the chance to work with the adventure Rabbi, Jamie Korngold and her words and music were so beautifully spoken.  I am also impressed on how hard these kids work for this ceremony and how hard they work learning the Hebrew Prayers.