I went to coffee on Chestnut st. in San Francisco the other day with Ashley and her adorable baby. This is quite possibly the sweetest family in the world. Naturally I had to capture and share their cuteness.
There's nothing better than getting to document the happiness of two incredible people, right? Christine and Roger's wedding took place at the beautiful hudson gardens in Littleton, Colorado. Every afternoon I was in Colorado it rained super hard for a couple hours and then would clear up to reveal a beautiful sunset. Luckily it only sprinkled a little bit the day of the wedding and actually ended up creating a perfect little rainbow over Christine as she arrived in the bike buggy.
The ceremony was so sweet and totally personal to Roger and Christine. The reception was held in a beautiful white tent and featured delicious wedding cakes and a very dance-y Christine! They left in an old Bentley for the Brown Palace in downtown Denver.
Christine and Roger thank you so much for letting me capture your special day!
Here are some of my favorite portraits I've taken recently.
For me, photography started with Instagram, and really took off when I became a suggested user on Instagram. I'm not going to talk so much about how I got started on Instagram, because I talk about that on my "about" page, as I will about how I Instagram and what I do and don't like about it.
I think Instagram is cool for a lot of reasons. People can use it to keep up with, or get in touch with old andnew friends, it can be a way to express yourself, to start a movement, or to share your work. For me, I use Instagram mainly as a platform to share my work. I love keeping in touch with old friends, and sharing my opinions about world movements, but I generally save that for Facebook or Snapchat.
In order to gain followers (if that's your motive) or just to improve your feed, consistency is key. I suggest downloading the VSCO app, and sticking to one preset for a while. I've been using A6 for the past 3 months andmy feed has been looking much more consistent. It's not so important that the subject matter be consistent, as it is that the vibe of the pictures is. Instagrammer @ravivora always takes bright scenic shots, while equally great Instagrammer @marylauren generally takes very soft and minimalist pictures, and both of them do very well on Instagram.
I think something everyone struggles with on Instagram, and on social media in general, is how to stay authentic while still putting forward beautiful content. It's hard to relate to someone when all they post is happy and healthy pictures. No one is always that happy and healthy! I would encourage you to try to remember to be honest with your self and with the people reading and looking at your content. Please stay semi-civil, but the whole "if you don't have something nice to say, then don't say it at all" crap doesn't apply here. Be yourself! People will love you.