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Wet Plate Portraits with Kim and Karl

Had a great wet plate portrait session with some friends Kim and Karl this last week. I just absolutely love doing these and can’t wait to more.

The Collodion Wet-Plate Journey ed. 3

At this point I am now through my first batch of collodion. Approx 300ml of film which is weird to say, instead of shots or sheets of film. I have done around 35 plates, maybe 40, that are worth keeping. I feel a lot more confident in my chemicals and now trying to focus more
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The Collodion Wet-Plate Journey ed. 2

Up next in my Collodion Wet Plate adventure is the 500mm Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar XVI 1. This beauty is from 1918, has an adjustable aperture, and a max of f/4.5. I am pretty certain I could do 16×20 plates with this. My whole understanding of photography and gear gets skewed when you start getting
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The Collodion Wet-Plate Journey ed. 1

I thought I would share what I have been up to lately, other than shooting weddings for some incredible couples. This summer I had the opportunity to purchase a ultra large format 11×14 camera from 1889-1901. This particular camera has sentimental value to me. It was being used in the old west portrait studio located
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Clair and Ryan’s Engagement Session Part 2

Part 2 of this awesome couple’s engagement session. You wouldn’t know it from the pictures but its started out pretty gloomy and tons of cloud cover. For most photographer this is great as shadows are super soft but I am obsessed with sunlight, particularly the last hour of light known as “magic hour.” It always
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Clair and Ryan’s Engagement Portraits Part 1

Meet Clair and Ryan. They are getting married this August at the Denver Botanical Gardens. I have known this awesome couple for a while now and have had the great fortune to take their son’s 1 year photos and you might remember them from Ryan’s Proposal last year after taking some maternity photos of Clair.
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Nola’s 1 Month Old Newborn Photos

I present to you, newborn photos of my new daughter Nola. She’s quite blobby right now but a super sport about being put in suitcases and such. This was a bunch of fun as I don’t really shoot newborns but since I have one, I had better. Big thanks to my friend Brooke had a
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TJ and Maureen’s Baseball Engagement

An awesome engagement session with 2 big baseball fans. Truth be told Maureen and TJ are San Francisco Giants fans but at their core, they enjoy/love baseball. I thought what better place to showcase that then at Coors Field. A classically designed stadium with awesome views of the city and the mountains. We hijacked a
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TJ, Maureen and Scarlett’s Day at the Denver Zoo

I met Maureen and TJ last year at their friends at Jamie and Mason’s wedding. A really fun couple that I instantly knew we would get along. I have had the great fortune to shoot this little family session with TJ’s daughter Scarlett. It was a cold February afternoon and many of the animals were
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Aventura Photo Video Featured on Glamour and Grace

I am very pleased to announce that my work has been featured today on Glamour and Grace “a daily wedding inspiration blog for the modern vintage bride.” The photographs are from a Bridal Fashion shoot I did with the lovely, Kirsten in partnership with the bridal boutique Anna Be. Check out the feature here.

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