Jackie + Bobby A handcrafted wedding in the heart of Golden

I have known Jackie and Bobby for a few years. They both love the outdoors so I wasn’t surprised when I saw that they had picked Fossil Trace as their venue. This happy, kind hearted couple got married on a beautiful September day, surrounded by their closest friends and family.  With the help of her bridesmaids and maid of honor, Jackie made her own bouquets and center pieces in the colors of her wedding.

The Bridal party was at the Golden Hotel when I met them and we started by walking around Golden and captured some amazing, sun-drenched, happy pictures. Then I met Bobby at the venue for some cool pictures of  the groomsmen. They looked like a blue grass / alternative band with their vintage style suits.

The ceremony site was surrounded by the breathtaking view of the mountains. There was acoustic music, and “A Thousand Years” was sung by one of the bridesmaids. It was an emotional and gorgeous ceremony.  After a few family pictures we hopped on the golf cart (how I love those!!) and took some more photos on the golf course and then headed back inside for a beautiful buffet orchestrated by Three Tomatoes.

Here are a few pictures from this wedding !

the hand made bouquets add a very personal and colorful note to the wedding
The hand made bouquets add a very personal and colorful note to the wedding
The bride is getting ready at the Table Mesa Inn in Golden
The bride is getting ready at the Table Mesa Inn in Golden
Jackie made her own bouquet, she added pictures of her departed family member
Jackie made her own bouquet, she added pictures of her departed family members

sun bubbles and awesome laughter

The bride and her bridesmaids are walking on the road, under the Golden sign
The bride and her bridesmaids are walking on the road, under the Golden sign
They really look like they could be part of an album cover!
They really look like they could be on an album cover!

vintage / classic look

The ceremony

Jackie and Bobby-6More on the ceremony

a very happy and loving wedding party. Our groom and bride are very lucky!
A very happy and loving wedding party. Our groom and bride are very lucky!

Our beautiful couple

Jackie looking beautiful on the stairs
Jackie looking beautiful on the stairs

Fireplace

Jackie and Bobby walking away
Jackie and Bobby walking away
There is no better way to get around than on a golf cart!
There is no better way to get around than on a golf cart!
The wedding cake was a beautiful representation of this nature oriented wedding
The wedding cake was a beautiful representation of this nature oriented wedding
The groom and Bride turned this beautiful venue into and intimate dinner thanks to the lights on the center pieces
The groom and bride turned this beautiful venue into and intimate dinner thanks to the lights on the center pieces

 

 

The power of prints

I wanted to write a bit more than I usually do. If you don’t want to read, please scroll directly to the bottom of this page to see my albums. They look even better in person, so please schedule a consultation to have a look at them !

Pictures hold completely different meanings depending on what stage of life we are in when we look at them.

A new mom looking at her babies pictures while she is still not sleeping at night, while she is still recovering from the birth, will look at them with delight. The pictures will be shared and go somewhere on a hard drive. Or be stored somewhere on social media.

But an album will be stored in a bookshelf. No one was quite sure why this crazy photographer forced them to make an album, but hey, they just did it.

20 years later, when her little child is about to leave for college, she will look at those pictures with a completely new look. The pictures will bring back vivid memories of her time as a young mom and she will feel many wonderful emotions.

If she is lucky, the sleep deprived mom was organized enough to create backups of her digitals and had them readily available, on a new handheld (20 years from now) device.

But her album will be in her office, now that she has opened her own business. She will be glad to touch her baby’s face while her grown up child drives away.

Then one day she will be a grandmother. The pictures will be brought back up to compare features, new memories will be created and with it will come new images.

Hopefully someone will have remembered to transfer the pictures from the old drive. USB technology? What is that? Who know who saw the pictures last?

But the album is now in the family room with the other precious books. Ready to be opened again.

It is very likely that old prints are brought back up, old family albums are dug up. The pictures will  be touched. A little rip or stain adding texture to the times long gone.

I know that people love digital. I understand the need to possess and use what we have.  Most people, unfortunately do not print anymore.

This is why, in this era of digital images, I firmly believe in the power of prints.  And this is why, before my clients purchase the digitals, I convince them to get an album that I design with love. An album that is beautiful and solid enough to withstand time. With UV coated pages and seamless pages. Albums that are built like books.

Here are just a few samples of my albums. There will be more to come and I hope that more and more of my clients will understand and embrace the power of prints.

All my albums are lay flat so that I can use larger images that took both sides without interruption .
All my albums are “lay flat” so that I can use larger images that take both sides without interruption.
some of my books come in this beautiful, recycled wrap
Some come packaged in this beautiful wrap.
each book is unique, some people love heavy and thick pages . Others will want many pages and so prefer the thin paper *
Each is unique, some people love heavy and thick pages. Others will want many pages and so prefer the thin paper *
My album are built like books, with sounded or square corners *
My album are built like books, with rounded or square corners *
Example of cover material : brocade, silk, velour, leather
Example of cover materials : brocade, silk, velour, leather
Each album comes with a with array of cover material, sizes and design. Each album is a unique as my client
Albums come in a wide variety of cover materials, sizes and designs. Each is a unique as my clients.
other example of lay flat
Other examples of lay flat albums.

Talya and Capri

A fine art / Dance session with Talya and Capri Recce, dancers at  Levitate .

 

my beautiful and soulful little model
my beautiful and soulful little model
The sisters posed in this trust exercise.
The sisters posed in this trust exercise.
Capri, aka little miss spider
Capri, aka little miss spider
Tanya went digging through my props and came up with her own interpretation on "climbing ut he ladder"
Tanya went digging through my props and came up with her own interpretation on “climbing ut he ladder”
Capri came up with this delightful pose
Capri came up with this delightful pose
Capri let her sister place flowers all over her while I was working on her hair
Capri let her sister place flowers all over her while I was working on her hair
the split
the split
The nature of motion is ephemeral. Here it is captured twice with the help of a mirror
The nature of motion is ephemeral. Here it is captured twice with the help of a mirror
Jump performed by Talya
Jump performed by Talya
Stand up still split performed by Talya
Stand up still split performed by Talya

Heidi : a Film Noir Shoot

Make up : Kirsten Daly

We met at my studio for a film noir session. I used a one light set up that varied between a fresnel lens and a strobe with a beauty dish, and the wonderful Icelight.

For more information, please email me at : annabelle@annabelledenmark.com

Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot
Film Noir Style shoot