Ashley + Garret | Engagement Photos

Tall grasses and fall light. The weather can be a little unpredictable but can also open up for a great afternoon. We went for a walk along the flatirons in Boulder with Ashley and Garret’s frenchie! I remember Ashley was so nervous for her engagement session and by the time … Continue reading

Katie + Dave | Engagement Photos

Dogs, Chickens, Broncos. Katie and Dave love taking their dogs for walks along the river and spending time in Golden. We didn’t get the magical sunset I was hoping for but Dave had a great time tossing Katie around. I just love how you can see that Katies boots start … Continue reading

Styled Bridal Inspiration Published!

I am very excited to announce that my styled shoot was published today over at Melissa Hearts Weddings you can see it here. This was a super fun and fantastic shoot around downtown Denver at Brown Palace, Denver Art Museum, and a rare opportunity inside Union Station (pre- whatever they … Continue reading

Katie + Hayden | Engagement Photos

It’s funny when I am photographing such wonderful people I seldom really look at the photographs until I edit them. This first photo takes up so much space in my heart. Rarely do you capture a single shot that exudes such happiness, love, comfort, beauty, and strength. This one does … Continue reading

Si + Brad | Engagement Photos

Meet Si and Brad a fun loving couple who are getting married in August. This session was not met without obstacles, swarms of mosquitos, wasps, and cactus! Si braved it all and made Brad calm down. : ) We had a great time wandering the woods and watching the sunset … Continue reading

Wet Plate Portraits with Kim and Karl

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. Like this:Like Loading...

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Jackson’s 1st Birthday

This is Jackson, he is celebrating his 1st birthday. He brought his parents Clair and Ryan to the park for a little cake smashing and to practice walking. You may recognize Clair and Ryan from his proposal last year. Their wedding is this August! So many amazing changes! Like this:Like … Continue reading

Arapahoe Basin Engagement Session | Kelley + Barry

Kelley and Barry wanted to take their engagement photos at a ski area and Arapahoe Basin Ski Area happened to be the closest and still open during spring. Neither of us had ever been to A Basin but have heard it’s always the first ski area open and the last … Continue reading

Looking To Get Your Tie Tailored?

The internet is occasionally a very interesting entity. I just had this shop in Brooklyn called Skinnyfatties started following Aventura Photo Video and their business is rather unique. Or I am so far behind the times with tie fashion. They can take your beloved old ties and revive them into … Continue reading

Would You Have Done Anything Differently?

Interesting infographic on post wedding opinions by newly married brides via Huffington Post. 21% wished they spent more on photography and brides preferred a new vacuum to a blender as a gift. Infographics and focus groups always interest me. Thought I would share. Also interested in why those 12% thought … Continue reading

Wild Basin Lodge Wedding Film | Allison + Bill

Wild Basin Lodge Wedding Film | Allison + Bill

I personally really enjoy this wedding film. Allison and Bill live Tennessee and decided to get married in glorious Colorado at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, which is near Estes Park. I thrive when working with people that I truly enjoy and that I can tell they have an immense … Continue reading

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