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Mark’s Miscellaneous Monday – Hello Winter

I love Colorado.
First official day of winter and it’s going to be in the 50’s today.
Of course I have a photo session on Wednesday and it’s expected to be snowing with a high of 28, but there’s a good chance of snow on the ground for Christmas so it’s all good.

Despite being out of the wedding season it’s been a busy month. Some meetings about next months weddings, a few new bookings for next summer and some holiday family sessions for my existing clients.


I had the pleasure this last week of doing some photos of a couple, Matt and Samantha, whose wedding I shot last summer. Matt and Samantha are expected their first child in early 2010 so I had the incredible honor of shooting some maternity photos for them. While I’ve shot maternity photos on previous occasions this was actually the first time I got to do this for a couple that had me for their wedding photographer. I must say I’m looking forward to the newborn photo session in just a few months as well.
Denver Maternity Photography


Despite wedding photography here in Colorado being my bread and butter I do occasionally do other types of work as well, usually at the request or referral of previous clients.   This time is was some business head-shots for a law firm where a friend and occasional model I know works.

Their offices had a beautiful view of the foothills so it was great using some of the lighting techniques I’ve used for both weddings and commercial photography to get a nice shot balancing the indoor light with the blue sky out the windows.

Denver Head Shot Photographer


And of course this last weekend was time to head out with the grandkids to see the lights downtown.   To a 4 year old the city and county building is the most amazing site ever.

Denver Holiday Lights

Of course when it came time for a photo of the kids we had to use a little off camera lighting just to be different.

Denver Holiday Lights

Until next time,

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