Denver Engagement Photographer: Having Fun on Broadway

Melissa & Chris wanted to do their engagement pictures where they hang out most, in their neighborhood along South Broadway.  I happen to live, and also hang out a lot, in the same neighborhood so I was really excited to do their engagement pictures around here.  We were lucky it was a nice warm day and we still had some fall color on the trees.  We had fun walking up and down the strip and stopping for pictures along the unique boutiques and shops along the way.  We had to stop for ice cream at Sweet Action, get pictures with some of the cool lights by the Mayan at night, and “true love” also made an appearance…scroll down to see what I’m talking about.  ;-)

Engagement Pictures on South Broadway by Denver Photographer

Engagement Pictures on South Broadway

strolling down South Broadway near downtown Denver

strolling down South Broadway near downtown Denver

 

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 engagement pictures at favorite neighborhood dining spot- Gary Lee

Their favorite neighborhood dining spot- Gary Lee’s

engagement pictures at Sweet Action ice cream on South Broadway by Denver Photographer

engagement pictures at Sweet Action ice cream

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True Love on South Broadway

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urban engagement pictures in Denver

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Fall Colors on South Broadway

Fall Colors on South Broadway

Fall Colors on South Broadway

urban creative engagement pictures-Enjoying a view of downtown Denver

Enjoying a view of downtown Denver from a neighborhood bar

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engagement ring

Night Pictures in front of Mayan Theatre

Night Pictures in front of Mayan Theater

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Night Pictures on Broadway

Night Pictures on Broadway

Night Pictures on Broadway

OK, that was a lot more pictures then I normally post for an engagement session, but I couldn’t help it, this couple was awesome to photograph and I love having the chance to show off my neighborhood!  Thanks Melissa & Chris for being so great to work with.  I’ll hopefully run into you on Broadway, otherwise see ya at your wedding in 2015!

 

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Kristi - Wonderful work Nicole! Melissa and Chris are my friends and I am sooo excited to design their wedding flowers. You captured them so perfectly in their engagement photos on South Broadway!December 16, 2014 – 8:41 pm

Melissa - Thank you Nicole for sharing these on the site to make it so easy to share with our friends and family – I think that we are truly a great ad for how fantastic the SoBo neighboorhood is!December 16, 2014 – 6:57 pm

Denver Photographer: Musician in Downtown Denver

I always enjoy photographing other artists, whether they are other photographers, sculptors, or musicians.  Jason is a heavy metal musician who does it all.  Not only does he play guitar, but he sings, plays the drums, and produces all the different sounds that he combines together for his music.   Check out Jason’s Descent to hear his amazing talent- a combination of heavy riffs, ear curling screams, and insane  drumming. Jason hired me to update his band’s photos.  As the solo musician of his band  he doesn’t play live shows.  He has to play each instrument separately and then combine the music together in his studio, so having good pictures to represent his music is really important. It was fun getting creative with these shots around the warehouse district in downtown Denver.   Jason found me through a recommendation by his tattoo artist, another client of mine that is also an amazing artist, thanks Molly for the referral!

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musician photography in downtown Denver

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musician photography in downtown Denver

musician photography in downtown Denver

musician photography in downtown Denver

musician photography in downtown Denver

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Denver Engagement Photographer: Urban Fun

Paige & Ashley first met at Breckenridge Brewery in downtown Denver so we decided to start their engagement session where it all began.  After chatting over a beer we made our way around downtown where we stopped for some fun and unique pictures among the graffiti and  colorful walls.  And we were also glad to find some fall red leaves that also made a perfect natural backdrop for pictures. Ashley & Paige bought shirts in their wedding colors and made sure to wear there brand new custom designed Converse sneakers that they will also be wearing under their wedding dresses.  At the end of their photo shoot we made one last stop to get a night shot with the Denver skyline in the background.  I had a lot of fun hanging out with these two girls and can’t wait to document their wedding at the Denver Botanical Gardens next summer.

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Denver Engagement Photographer: Fall Leaves and Downtown

When Katie & Vaughn met on St.Patrick’s Day sparks started flying and it wasn’t much longer before they knew they had finally met “the one.”   It was easy to tell during their engagement session just how into each other this couple is.  The way they look into each others eyes, cuddle up to each other, and the endearing words they exchange leave no room for questioning their love for each other.

Romance on a Vintage Bridge in Downtown Denver

Romance on a Vintage Bridge in Downtown Denver

Fall Engagement Pictures in Downtown Denver

I first met up with Katie & Vaughn on this stunning architectural bridge in downtown Denver.  And the red maple leaves were so beautiful that day!  They were overflowing over the side of the bridge and over the wall of the Cherry Creek bike path.  The bridge and the leaves made a perfect backdrop for some unique engagement pictures.  Then we walked around downtown stopping and playing around some other random fun spots we found for pictures.

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Fine Art Engagement Pictures in Downtown by Denver wedding photographer

Fine Art Engagement Pictures in Downtown Denver

Fine Art Engagement Pictures in Downtown Denver

Sexy Urban Fun

Sexy Urban Fun

those who play together stay together

those who play together stay together

I had scoped out the area a few days before their photo shoot to find a fun bar to stop in for a drink, but turned out the bar wasn’t open at the time they told me it would be.  But as our luck would have it one of Vaughn’s favorite bars, the Polished Tavern, was right next door!   Vaughn used to be a regular at Polished so the staff was happy to let us do their engagement pictures there.  The lighting and decor at Polished Tavern turned out to be a perfect fit for their pictures.  It added a nice modern setting to mix up with the vintage bridge and urban downtown photos we had already gotten.  And everyone loves a beer (or martini) break.

Drink break during photo shoot at Polished Tavern

Drink break at Polished Tavern

 Unique Engagement Pictures

Unique Engagement Pictures

The Stunning Engagement Ring

The Stunning Engagement Ring

To finish off their engagement pictures we stopped at Larimer Square.  This is one of the most popular streets in downtown Denver and since it was a Saturday night the street was already bustling with traffic and people.  So we had to do some people dodging but it still worked beautifully, love the lights!  Overall it was a perfect fun session and I even made it back to my car before my meter ran out at the two hour mark, those Denver meter maids don’t play around!   Can’t wait to see you two tie the know at Trinity Church and then celebrate your wedding at the Four Seasons next summer.

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Engagement Pictures on Larimer Square

 

 

 

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Denver Wedding: Urban Fun at Infinite Monkey Theorem

Sarah & Greg’s Wedding Picture Preview

wedding picture at sunset at Infinite Monkey Theorem

wedding picture at sunset at Infinite Monkey Theorem

Sarah & Greg wanted a non-traditional wedding that focused on family and fun.  They decided to hold an intimate wedding ceremony for their family in her parents’ backyard.   The backyard was beautiful, full of lots of greenery and flowers.  And it was really special for them to have this last celebration here as Sarah’s parents had just sold the house and would soon be moving out.

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The bride’s dress hangs under the trellis & later the bride and her bouquet

The bride got ready at her parents’ home while the groom got dressed downtown at Hotel Monaco.  It was a relaxing start to a beautiful day.  And having only one bridesmaid- Sarah’s sister, and one groomsmen- Greg’s father, certainly helped keep things simple and easy. To match her modern and elegant wedding gown Sarah had a simple bouquet made of orange calla lilies by Nature’s Palette florist. 04Denver-Wedding-Photographer-Unique

Both the bride’s father and mother walked her down the aisle, it got a little emotional for a minute.

A beautiful and emotional backyard wedding ceremony

A beautiful and emotional backyard wedding ceremony

The bride’s brother also played a very important role in the ceremony, he performed the ceremony as their officiant.   He made sure to throw in a few personal jokes to keep the mood light and everyone laughing.

wedding ceremony

With the bride’s brother as the officiant there were lots of laughs and emotion.

Sarah & Greg’s dog was also a part of their ceremony.  He had a pink bow tied around his neck and you could tell he was devoted to the couple because he was never far from their side…which also meant dirty paw prints on the bride’s dress, but I’m sure it was worth it to them to have their dog be there.                                                                                                                                                              

backyard wedding ceremony

                               Their dog didn’t want to leave their side

After the ceremony they signed their marriage license and everyone celebrated with a glass of champagne.  Then we captured some romantic photos of the bride and groom around the garden.

beautiful backyard wedding pictures

Their backyard made a perfect backdrop for pictures with all the gorgeous greenery

Before the ceremony I could barely get their dog to look my way for a picture, but when he had his two best friends by his side he had no problem posing for a picture.  Since we had a little extra time we decided to try something fun and unique with one of the balloons from their wedding ceremony.  I created this “flotation” picture below with some Photoshop magic.  Its definitely not something I would normally do on a wedding day, but when there’s extra time for pictures I like to get creative and try something out the box.  

flotation wedding picture

A picture with their loyal dog, & the bride almost floated away

The groom

The groom’s family shares a special moment

Soon it was time to head downtown for their wedding reception.  On the way there we stopped in an alley I had discovered a few days beforehand for some fun urban wedding pictures among the colorful graffiti.

Urban wedding picture in downtown alley with graffiti

Urban wedding picture in downtown alley with graffiti

After a few quick pictures it was time to join the reception at Infinite Monkey Theorem. The Infinite Monkey Theorem is an urban winery located in the downtown Denver RINO district.  It is one of the couple’s favorite spots to relax with a good glass of wine and it worked perfectly as a location for their non-traditional wedding.

urban wedding pictures at Infinite Monkey Theorem

urban wedding pictures at Infinite Monkey Theorem

The bride and groom had the winery all to themselves (and about 85 of their closest friends and family), so there was plenty of space for guests to mingle and dance.  To  really make things unique the bride and groom hired Cilantro Food Truck to serve fresh organic dinners to their guests.  No boring buffet or place cards for this wedding!  Below you can see the Cilantro Truck in the background.  And on the fence to the left are Sarah & Greg’s initials which they made themselves out of moss.

Outdoor wedding lounge at Infinite Monkey Theorem

Outdoor wedding lounge at Infinite Monkey Theorem

Wine is served at the Infinite Monkey Theorem & chopstick wedding favors

Wine is served at the Infinite Monkey Theorem & chopstick wedding favors

The groom dances with his mother

The groom dances with his mother

one of the flowergirls getting tossed around

one of the flowergirls getting tossed around

This crowd really loved to dance, and drink.  Combine the two and you have one very entertaining wedding reception, complete with some embarrassing toasts, a few falls, and lots of laughter.

lots of funny toasts

lots of funny toasts

Lots of dancing and good times

Lots of dancing and good times

The bride gets down on the dance floor with her father and sister

The bride gets down on the dance floor with her father and sister

wedding picture at sunset at Infinite Monkey Theorem

wedding picture at sunset at Infinite Monkey Theorem

This was the perfect fun and unique wedding to end my season with! Thank you so much Sarah & Greg for having me document this day for you.  

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kevin kulesza - I really enjoyed the pictures. They truly captured a very special day. So glad we could be a part of it.October 29, 2014 – 9:17 pm

Peter Verenes - I have to use that old adage “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words”. S+G, cherish these, you will be looking back at them.October 27, 2014 – 1:03 pm

Bud - Superb! You engage the viewer with your creativity and design! Well done!October 27, 2014 – 11:14 am

Nicole Nichols Photography - Thanks so much Jim for your comments, I”m so glad to hear that as that is all exactly what we strive for! And I would love to come to NJ one day!October 27, 2014 – 10:36 am

Shelly Kulesza - Awesome pictures documenting a great, fun wedding! Thanks for sharing!October 27, 2014 – 10:18 am

Jim Hickman - Truly an outstanding job. I love both the quality and creativity! But most of all, I want to compliment you on how well prespared, organized and detail oriented you and team were. If I ever have an event back in NJ thet required a professional photographer, I wouldn’t hesitate requesting your services and cover your expenses. It would be well worth it! Thank you for a job well done!!!!!!October 27, 2014 – 8:08 am

Lesley Stratton - Pictures look great!! Can’t wait to see them all!!!October 24, 2014 – 6:44 pm

Ellen Hickman - I love the wedding preview photos and the story you tell of their wedding day! They are amazing! I can’t wait to see them all!!October 24, 2014 – 1:55 pm

Greg Hickman - Thanks so much for shooting our wedding! The sneak peek shots are awesome! We can’t wait to see the rest!October 24, 2014 – 9:37 am