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Coming Soon | Trash the Dress

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Posted in Colorado Wedding Photographer

I wanted to share a few pictures since I have been getting harassed to put a few up.  We will get more up later this week.  Shooting without a time limit and being able to do things you might not otherwise do was a lot of fun. Many of the images that I processed are black and white which I had a lot of fun doing.


  • Jenn aka Future Mama Beautiful photos! SOO excited for trash the dress!! This is my first time visiting! 05.19.09, 08:28PM
  • Tabitha I am always amazed at the beauty and elegance of your compositions. Both you and your wife blow me away. 05.20.09, 05:46PM
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Make-up Envy Danica Jardien

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Posted in Vendor Review

As a photographer we know how important make up is for pictures.  If the make up isn’t done well it definitely shows in your wedding photos.  There are many brides who don’t wear a lot of make up on a day to day basis and so on the wedding day they want to look natural as well.  However make up doesn’t show as heavy in a photo as it does in person so we always recommend to our brides to at least wear something and just do a little more than they normally would.  Most good make up artists will do a trial run with you before your wedding day so you know what you are getting.  This is a great time to talk about what colors look on you and what you are comfortable with.  Danica is so great at what she does!  She is sweet, flexible and knows what is going to look good on the camera!   We have worked with her at many weddings and she always does a great job!  She also has a blog where she explains things and does different topics regarding make up and your wedding day!

Here is our interview with Danica and a few photos from the amazing work she can do!


Mak-up Envy

Danica Jardien

(303) 317-2171



1.  How did you get started in the make-up industry?

 I began when I realized that the art of makeup was so similar to painting, which I had been doing for years. 

I loved painting portraits and when I began as a makeup artist I even used the same techniques as I did when I was painting.


 2.  Where are you located?

 I am a traveling Makeup Artist which is so fun because I am able to see new places everyday:)


3.  How long have you been in business?

 I have been a Makeup Artist for over 9 years now, but began Make-up Envy not quite two years ago.


4.  What is your philosophy when it comes to weddings and make-up?

 First of all, I love being a Makeup Artist for weddings! Brides are always so happy and great to work with. 

I feel so honored to be part of her special day:) Also, I believe in being really easy to work with and very versatile because

this is one of the most important days of the bride to be’s life. 


5.  What makes you stand out?  (Something special about your business)

I treat all of my clients really well and listen to their needs and accommodate them in anyway that I can. Also, 

I am a natural born teacher and love to teach Makeup Lessons to women of all ages. I have a lot of patience 

and enjoy what I do. I have donated my services to many non profit organizations and will continue

to do so.


6.  What is your favorite thing about what you do?

I love meeting new people and seeing new places! I also couldn’t imagine doing something else.

I love art and I feel that being a Makeup Artist, this is a social form of art.


7.  Is there anyone or anything that inspires you?

I am most inspired by nature. All of the colors are so natural and I am appreciating more natural

makeup and neutral colors as time goes on. 


Fun Questions:

 8.  What is your favorite book?

I don’t have a favorite right now, just any book on the how to keep my house non-toxic and green. 

My poor husband! 


9.  What is your favorite sound?

I love to hear birds chirp. 


10.  What is your favorite smell?

The smell of roses has always been my favorite. 


11.  What is your favorite color?

It is a tie between orange and brown. 


12.  What is your favorite food?

I love Indian food, especially a being a vegetarian dhal is one of my favorite dishes! 


Here are a few pictures from a fire series that Danica did for us.




  • Curtis Copeland Beautiful! Nice work! 05.14.09, 09:57AM
  • Paul The last one is beautiful. Is that a custom action or a Parker J. It has a parker J look to it. 05.14.09, 11:21PM
  • andy The border was a parker j sloppy knockout. The processing was custom 05.15.09, 02:20AM
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Kelley Kakes Vendor Spotlight

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Posted in Vendor Review

We are super excited to start doing vendor interviews.  We really believe in promoting vendors that will take care of our clients and do and exceptional job.  As my friend ryan says ” Good Peeps”. Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks we have a few of these lined up  for you guys.  We hope that you enjoy them.

We recently had the opportunity to work with a great Cake company at a wedding!  It’s Kelley Kakes and the owner  is Kelley.  She is fun, creative and does some amazing things with sugar!  Her specialty is wedding cakes but she also makes great goodies for birthdays, showers, ect….

Kelley Kakes

Kelley Farrell



1.  How did you get started in the Cake business? I was always the one who made the over the top cakes for my kids and parties, and an old h.s. pal talked me into making her wedding cake.  I stood back when I was done and knew I had just figured out what I wanted to do with my life.

2.  Where are you located?

Denver, CO

3.  How long have you been in business?

I officially started making wedding cakes in 1998, but got serious about it when I moved to Denver in 2001.

4.  What is your philosophy when it comes to weddings and the cakes  you make?

I believe the wedding cake should reflect the couple’s personality and style.  I like to think outside the box and tend to attract clients who do the same.  This doesn’t necessarily mean they all want crazy colors and designs, but they’re looking for someone who can give their cake the “wow” factor.  That’s what I want when someone sees one of my cakes.  I want them to say, “Wow!”

5.  What makes you stand out?  (Something special about your business)

I’m not afraid to be whimsical.  I’m an artist first and will gleefully work with any medium to create my client’s vision.

6.  What is your favorite thing about what you do?

To me there is nothing more rewarding than bringing a smile to someone’s face with cake!  And I get to use my artistic skills to do so

7.  Is there anyone or anything that inspires you and the cakes you make for weddings?

The amazing Colette Peters and Mike McCreary are just incredible cake artists… and of course, Duff Goldman.  I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Duff for several years and when I was just getting started he was such a positive influence for me.

Fun Questions:

8.  What is your favorite book?

I can’t pick just one!  Interview With a Vampire… and The Dark Tower (the whole series… can’t just pick one!)

9.  What is your favorite sound?

The wind through pine trees high up in the mountains

10.  What is your favorite smell?

The ocean

11.  What is your favorite color?

Deep red (I bet you guessed that)

12.  What is your favorite food?

Rare steak and sushi.




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Monday, May 04, 2009 Posted in misc

Andy & I recently went to the 10 anniversary memorial for Columbine.  Because we have lived in Littleton all of our lives and graduated from Columbine ourselves this school is near and dear to our hearts.  We knew several people who were there that day including several of our recent wedding clients.  The memorial is beautiful and a lot of people from the community turned out to pay their respects.  

A few of the students who were at the school that day are also musicians and here is a beautiful song they had written:

“Columbine, flower bloom, tenderly I sing to you. Columbine, roseblood red, heartbreak overflow my head.

Columbine, flower bloom. Columbine there’s hope for you.

Columbine, friend of mine. To your gain, on the mark.

With your love, love again. Comfort peace and sweet release come from you.

Where, it’s true, I hide myself in you. Can you still hear raging guns ending dreams of precious ones.

In God’s son, hope will come, his red stain will take our pain. Columbine, friend of mine.

Peace will come to you in time. Columbine, friend of mine.

Turn a page, to your gain. Keep your heart on the mark.

Comfort us with your love. Love again.

Christ of grace attend this place, we look to you. Honor you.

Fix you in our view. Columbine, flower bloom.

Tenderly I sing to you. Columbine, roseblood red, heartbreak overflows my head.

Columbine, friend of mine. Peace will come to you in time.

Columbine, friend of mine.”



Here are a few pictures from the memorial and the crazy media that was there:


  • Mandi I remember exactly what I was doing that day. My mom was homeschooling me 7th grade. It was so sad. We missed a couple of days school glued to the TV. Looking at these photo makes it seem like yesterday. Life is so fragile. 05.04.09, 10:23PM
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