Monthly Archives: April 2010

Colorado Wedding Vendor ~ Splendor

Last month I had the opportunity to do a product photo shoot for my friend Nil, who runs the company SPLENDOR.  A previous wedding planner herself, Nil has an impeccable eye for detail as well as an amazing sense of style. Splendor For Your Guests offers an array of gorgeous shawls, everything from elegant silk paisley to fur-lined pashminas, for brides and grooms to pamper their wedding guests and/or bridal party. Nil carries other products as well, including umbrellas in a wide array of colors to coordinate with any wedding color palate. Often purchased as gifts for the bridal party or as favors for all of the guests, Adorn also offers the option of shawl and/or umbrella rental. Perfect for both outdoor and indoor events, it’s a unique way for couples to provide an element of luxury and comfort to their guests.

Nil has collaborated with Julie at JS Design Custom to offer custom-designed handles and tags to further personalize and coordinate with any wedding theme. Here are just a few of the possibilities:

Another Splendor partner is image consultant Lori Ryno of Image Matters, who provides complimentary fashion consultation to Splendor brides. I loved working with Lori – her expertise and talents were invaluable in styling during the photo shoot.

Our gorgeous model Zeynep is Nil’s sister, and the stunning bridal bouquets were provided by ever-talented Alicia from Bella Fiori.

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Denver Photography Workshop with JVS – Monday!

I am beyond excited to be hosting the upcoming photography workshop with JVS and Annie this Monday, April 26th at StudioWed Denver.  These two are leaders within our industry, especially known for their lighting technique. They know their speedlights inside and out, and are masters of using small flash units to add depth and drama to images.

Here’s a few photos from their off-camera-flash blog (go visit: it’s chock full of great information):

This will be a jam-packed 12-hour day of learning and shooting (and eating!).  All participants will get a 30-page lighting pdf that contains detailed diagrams and gear lists.  Class size is limited to 15 shooters, which means it will be a nice, intimate group.  For anyone who is on the fence about this, there are still a few spots left and it’s not too late to sign up! This is an amazing opportunity to invest in your craft – this workshop will certainly provide you with some amazing tools to help bring your work to the next level. Hope to see you there!

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Colorado Real Wedding Feature – Allison & Andy at Planet Bluegrass

So excited to get the brand new issue of Colorado Weddings Magazine and see Allison & Andy‘s wedding featured in the Real Weddings section! Their wedding last June at Planet Bluegrass was so much fun – and I am honored to have been a part of it.

Here’s the spread from the magazine.. lots and lots of gorgeous details…  :)

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Big kudos to the amazing team of vendors: Planet Bluegrass, A Spice of Life Catering, Colorado Rose Cake Company, Living Arts Floral, Phat Daddy

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Vendor Spotlight – JS Design Custom

custom design fall wedding stationaryI was first introduced to js design custom when one of my brides sent me a copy of her invitation. The invite, along with the reply card and save the date, arrived all tucked inside a plain unassuming manila envelope, and I was completely unprepared for what was inside. It was jaw-dropping. Literally. I mean, I had seen beautiful invitations, letterpress embossed invitations gorgeously printed on velvety papers ..  but this was so completely different and unique. Unlike anything I had ever seen. And given my obsession with –I mean ‘appreciation of’– beautiful paper products, I was completely blown away by the work inside.

I recently had the opportunity to photograph Julie at her boutique storefront located in the Workshops Building near Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood. She wanted some updated product shots, as well as a few headshots for her brand new website that she’ll be launching soon. Here’s my favorite – isn’t she stunning?  Hair and makeup were expertly done by the talented Carissa of Carissa Beauty. denver colorado professional headshot portrait Julie Sandusky is one of the most talented and creative people I know. Billed as a ‘paper and product architect’, she is able to transform a client’s vision into a complete  collection of one-of-a-kind stationary and specialty products. With meticulous attention to detail, Julie is always looking for ways to create unique collections.  If you are looking for custom designed elements for your wedding or event – stationary, invitations, table numbers, escort cards, menu cards, thank you notes, maps, welcome baskets, ceremony programs, favors, centerpieces.. or whatever else you can imagine – give Julie a call. And be sure to visit her website for a healthy dose of inspiration.

I’ve featured samples of some of her work on the Colorado wedding photographer blog before and the range of her work is extensive – from a bright modern wedding collection to a vintage romance wedding collection (and everything in between :)  Here are a few of her collections that we photographed last week -

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