Denver Wedding Photographer: Blackstone Country Club

Caitlin and Patrick’s Picture Preview

Caitlin and Patrick recently held their wedding at Blackstone Country Club in Aurora, Colorado.  With all the rain we’ve been getting in Colorado this summer I was a little nervous of another rainy weather day, but luckily all the storm clouds stayed far enough away to allow for a beautiful wedding day.

Bride & Groom Portraits at Blackstone Country Club

Bride & Groom Portraits at Blackstone Country Club

Wedding Details

Wedding Details

The Stunning Bride

The Stunning Bride

The bride and her bridesmaids found their dresses at David’s Bridal.  The bride wore a contemporary sleek gown and her bridesmaids wore a simple but elegant short black dresses accented by beautiful white and pink bouquets.  These are the type of bridesmaid dresses that may actually get worn again.

Bridesmaids Strike a Pose

Bridesmaids Strike a Pose

The groomsmen wore grey suits from Men’s Warehouse and they each were gifted unique cuff links picked out by the groom ranging from their favorite NFL teams to Superman.

Groomsmen with their Unique Cuff Links

Groomsmen with their Unique Cuff Links

Groomsmen on the Golf Course

Groomsmen Chilling on the Golf Course

The storm clouds parted for the ceremony as they enjoyed a quick ceremony so that they could get on to the fun part- dancing the night away with lots of family and friends!

Beautiful Day for a Wedding at Blackstone Country Club

Beautiful Day for a Wedding at Blackstone Country Club

Sealed with a Kiss

Sealed with a Kiss

After the ceremony we hopped onto a golf cart and took Caitlin & Patrick around the grounds of Blackstone Country Club for their romantic portraits.  This tunnel below is one of my favorite spots to photograph at, lots of fun unique perspectives.

 

Unique Wedding Pictures at Blackstone Country Club

Unique Wedding Pictures at Blackstone Country Club

Unique Wedding Pictures at Blackstone Country Club

Unique Wedding Pictures at Blackstone Country Club

Unique Wedding Pictures at Blackstone Country Club

Unique Wedding Pictures at Blackstone Country Club

The black and white modern theme carried on through the reception decor as can be seen below.  And instead of a wedding cake, the bride & groom chose something a little more nontraditional- a tower of cupcakes created by Bliss Cupcakes, for all the guests to enjoy.

Black & White Wedding Details

Black & White Wedding Details

Their wedding reception was quite a celebration full of emotional toast, funny introductions,  and lots of surprises.  Their DJ, Robert Krueger Entertainment, provided entertainment including hilarious introductions of the wedding party, a short story about the meaning behind the cake cutting, and shared a love story about the bride and groom. And the groom had some entertainment of his own up his sleeve.  Patrick and his mom started doing a traditional slow mother-son dance and then surprised everyone by breaking out into a mix of fast and funny dances.  Then the groom led his men in a wild Backstreet Boys dance for the bride.

Groom Gives a Touching Thank You Speech

Groom Gives a Touching Thank You Speech

Father Daughter Dance

Father Daughter Dance

Mother Son Dance Turns from Sweet to Wild

Mother Son Dance Turns from Sweet to Wild

The DJ Tells the Couples Love Story

The DJ Tells the Couples Love Story

It was a fun night that I’m sure no one, especially Caitlin and Patrick, will ever forget.

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Denver Engagement Photographer: South Valley Park

Adria & Ryan’s Engagement Pictures: The Red Rocks of South Valley Park and Colorado Barns & Fields

Stealing a Kiss by the Barn

Stealing a Kiss by the Barn

For their engagement pictures Adria & Ryan wanted to go outside the city to show off Colorado’s stunning red rock formations and natural beauty.  So I brought them to South Valley Park, a space I discovered a few months ago that I had originally planned to use to photograph a wedding party, but had to skip on the wedding day because of bad rainy weather.   Thankfully we had perfect weather for their engagement session.  The only thing we couldn’t avoid were all the mosquitoes, thanks to all the wet weather we’ve been having this summer.

Engagement Pictures at South Valley Park

Engagement Pictures at South Valley Park

Colorado Engagement Pictures

Colorado Engagement Pictures

Engagement Pictures at South Valley Park

Engagement Pictures at South Valley Park

Adria & Ryan are both from Canon City, about 2hrs. south of Denver, which is where they will be getting married in just a few weeks.  Now they live in Parker where they have been spending a lot of weekends fixing up their new home together.

Engagement Pictures at South Valley Park

Engagement Pictures at South Valley Park

unique engagement pictures

unique engagement pictures

After walking and playing around the hiking trail we got back on the road and drove down to an old vintage barn.  It was in decrepit conditions with falling apart walls and overgrown with weeds, but sometimes its these odd findings that make for great pictures!

Pictures around an old  vintage barn

Pictures around an old vintage barn

Pictures around an old  vintage barn

Pictures around an old vintage barn

 

Colorado Engagement Pictures

Colorado Engagement Pictures

 

A Beautiful Couple

A Beautiful Couple

Colorado Romance

Colorado Romance

Colorado Romance

Colorado Romance

Colorado Romance

Colorado Romance

Adria & Ryan warned me that they weren’t very good at having their picture taken, but looking at the results I think they did a fabulous job!  I’m excited to photograph these two love birds for their upcoming wedding at St.Michael’s Church and Robinson Mansion in Canon City.

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Denver Engagement Photographer: Graffiti, Breweries, and Architecture

For their engagement session Greg, Sarah, and I hopped around downtown for pictures in front of graffiti walls and unique architecture, and a refreshing drink at the new local brewery, Former Future Brewery (a place I definitely recommend checking out if you’re a fan of unique quality beer).  Sarah was a little shy at first having her picture taken, but Greg was great at getting her to laugh and open up.  This cute couple will be tying the knot with an intimate non-traditional wedding in October.

Having some fun doing Engagement Pictures with Denver Graffiti

Having some fun doing Engagement Pictures with Denver Graffiti

I spotted this abstract blue & white painted wall sometime last year and waited for the right couple to photograph in front of it.  When Greg & Sarah mentioned they wanted unique urban engagement pictures this wall popped back in my mind and they were down for it.  And as it turns out Sarah actually knew the artist that painted the wall.  It’s actually not just an abstract design, but represents the topography of Colorado, pretty cool!

Having some fun doing Engagement Pictures with Denver Graffiti

Having some fun doing Engagement Pictures with Denver Graffiti

Engagement Pictures and Graffiti around Denver

Engagement Pictures and Graffiti around Denver

After we did a few pictures against the wall Greg mentioned that he liked my idea of making a beer stop at a local brewery, and I knew the perfect place right down the street!  Two former clients of mine opened up a new brewery on South Broadway called Former Future Brewing Company.  When I photographed their wedding a few years ago they had a 1920′s prohibition themed wedding and the groom brewed all his own beer, including a wedding cake flavored brew, served out of a vintage claw foot bathtub.   After much hard work they recently opened their brewery and are serving some of the most unique and tasty beer in Denver.   I love the dramatic lighting captured in this photo below at the bar. 

Unique engagement pictures at Former Future Brewery

Unique engagement pictures at Former Future Brewery

Fun engagement pictures at Former Future Brewery

Fun engagement pictures at Former Future Brewery

After our drink break it was time to get back on the road and find more unique backdrops for pictures before the sunset.  This building below is another spot I’ve been waiting to photograph in front of.  I just love the lines and how the colors of the sky reflect in the window.

Engagement Pictures and Unique Architecture in Downtown Denver

Engagement Pictures and Unique Architecture in Downtown Denver

And the Denver Art Museum below left has always been a favorite spot for me to photograph around.

Posing in front of unique Denver architecture

Posing in front of unique Denver architecture

And why not throw in some cows?  I just don’t understand why the artist felt the need to tag their ears?

Having some fun around the Denver Art Museum

Having some fun around the Denver Art Museum’s cows

Lots of unique buildings, colors, and textures around this part of downtown Denver!

Having some fun around the Denver Art Museum

Having some fun around the Denver Art Museum

the Engagement Ring

the Engagement Ring

Unique engagement pictures around the Denver Art Museum

Engagement Pictures and Unique Architecture in Downtown Denver

Denver Engagement Pictures

Silhouette Embrace

Silhouette Embrace

Thanks Sarah & Greg for jumping around downtown Denver with me for your engagement pictures.  It was fun and I’m excited for the wedding next month!

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Denver Maternity Photographer – Cheeseman Park

Liz & Shaun are expecting a baby in just a few short weeks.  For their pictures they chose Cheeseman Park near downtown Denver.  They used to live near this park so they have a lot of memories from their days walking and exploring its grounds.

Unique Denver Maternity Pictures

Unique Denver Maternity Pictures

The flowers were incredible on the morning of their maternity photo shoot.  Everything was in full bloom, bright, colorful, and gorgeous.  Shaun had mentioned that they had never seen the flower gardens this high and full in all the years they lived in the Cheeseman Park neighborhood.  It must be all this crazy Colorado rain we’ve been getting this summer!

Unique Denver Maternity Pictures

Denver Maternity Photographer Nicole Nichols Photography

don’t ever forget the first time you felt a kick

Even though the sun got extremely bright and harsh while we were taking pictures, it did at least make for some really fun shadows.

Black & White Maternity Pictures at Cheeseman Park

fun with shadows

Cheeseman Park Maternity Pictures

Cheeseman Park Maternity Pictures

Maternity Pictures in Cheeseman Park

Maternity Pictures in Cheeseman Park

Black & White Maternity Pictures at Cheeseman Park

embrace the moment

 

Shaun is also a Denver photographer so he is quite used to being behind the camera, but not in front of it!  It cracked Liz up to see him get giddy and goofy in front of the camera.  Shaun has been documenting Liz’s growing belly during the pregnancy, but  he was very excited to get a chance to be in some of the pictures this time.

Fun Maternity Pictures

Fun Maternity Pictures

Denver Maternity Pictures

Denver Maternity Pictures

 

Cheeseman Park Maternity Pictures

unique trees and colorful gardens

 

Unique Black & White Maternity Pictures

baby’s first photos & a beautiful belly along the CO landscape

 

Congratulations Liz & Shaun on your pregnancy.  I can’t wait to hear if your baby is a boy or a girl…and I’m sure you can’t either!

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Denver Engagement Photographer: Downtown Denver and the Union Station

Lauren & David’s Engagement Pictures – Dodging the Rain & the Crowds 

After about 3 years of being closed off for major renovations, the Denver Union Station is finally back open!  They just had a big Grand Opening ceremony the night before our photo shoot, so we were excited to not only check out the renovations but also to be one of the first photo sessions to take place there.   The renovations are beautiful and so bright and fresh as compared to how dark and run-down it used to be.  Check out my last engagement photo shoot at the Union Station in 2011 to compare.  The Union Station used to be quite and always empty, but now it was full of life (which meant lots of people dodging for our pictures)!  Even at 9am on a Sunday it was full of tourists not only traveling through by train, but just checking out the renovations.  The idea to photograph at the Union Station came as a last minute idea after we experienced crummy weather and lots of rain for Lauren & David’s original session.  We did do a few indoor pictures and thankfully I always carry a large umbrella in my car, so we were able to still get some great shots during their original session.  However, they really wanted some bright sunny pictures, and I did too, so we decided to reschedule for another day.  And we were glad we did, as it allowed us the opportunity to get some fun unique pictures incorporating the newly remodeled Union Station.  Anyway, enough chatting from me, just check out the pictures!  ;-)

Fun Engagement Pictures at the Denver Union Station

Fun Engagement Pictures at the Denver Union Station

Engagement Pictures at the newly remodeled Union Station

Engagement Pictures at the newly remodeled Union Station

 

Engagement Pictures at the newly remodeled Union Station in Denver

Historic Denver Architecture

Engagement Pictures at the newly remodeled Union Station in Denver

Engagement Pictures at the newly remodeled Union Station in Denver

 

Unique Engagement Pictures at the Union Station

Unique Engagement Pictures at the Union Station

Fun Engagement Pictures at the Denver Union Station

Fun Engagement Pictures at the Denver Union Station

 

engagement ring at the Union Station Terminal

engagement ring at the Union Station Terminal

 

Engagement Pictures inside the newly remodeled Union Station in Denver

Engagement Pictures inside the newly remodeled Union Station in Denver

Unique Engagement Pictures at the Union Station

Unique B&W Engagement Pictures at the Union Station

And here are the pictures from their first rainy engagement session.  We hid from the rain inside of R.E.I. and then when the rain lightened up we went outside for some fun ones with an umbrella on the bridge going over the Platte River.  The R.E.I. building also consists of historic Denver architecture that was renovated a few years ago, so it has some really unique spots for pictures when you need to take cover indoors. 

Unique Engagement Pictures  in Downtown Denver

Unique Engagement Pictures in Downtown Denver

Engagement Pictures incorporating Historic Denver Architecture

Engagement Pictures incorporating Historic Denver Architecture

 

Romantic Engagement Photography

Romantic Engagement Photography

Fun Sexy Engagement Photography in the Rain

Fun Sexy Engagement Photography in the Rain

Stealing a Kiss on a Bridge in Downtown Denver

Stealing a Kiss on a Bridge in Downtown Denver

 

Walking in the Rain over the Platte River

Walking in the Rain over the Platte River

Thanks Lauren & David for braving the rain and for dodging the crowds of people at the Union Station. I can’t wait to document your wedding at Pastures of Plenty Farm in Longmont, and crossing my fingers for dry blue skies!

 

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