This week I volunteered for Flashes of Hope photographing Kids with Cancer at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Another photographer who was scheduled for the sessions was sick. Even a runny nose prevents photographers from photographing these kids many of which can’t leave their hospital room. We have to wear clean gloves, masks and gowns into each different room after carefully scrubbing our hands. Then while in their rooms be careful to not touch anything.
Flashes of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating powerful portraits of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Special thanks to Jenna Blongiewicz who assisted me with this session at Children’s Hospital. Jenna hired me to photograph her wedding 8 years ago and we’ve been good friends since. Now she has 2 children and is learning to be portrait and documentary family photographer.
Devin and Pat were married at a Colorado Mountain Ranch Wedding in Gold Hill, Colorado on September 2, 2017. It was the ultimate Do It Yourself wedding and reception.
Christian and Andrea held their Denver Botanic Garden Wedding in the Romantic Garden on September 1, 2017, on a blue sky Colorado day.
Alison and Bryce’s Spruce Mountain Ranch Wedding June 18, 2017.
Denver Post staff photographer Helen Richardson referred Alison and her father
Denver Post Sports Editor, Scott Monserud, to me because she really values story telling.
Julia and Bob were married in a classic Denver Cherry Hills Country Club wedding June 10, 2017.
Attending Julia and Bob’s rehearsal the evening before their wedding paid dividends. Getting to meet all the family members, the bridal party, the wedding planner, the catering manager and their officiate, Joe Coyle, a family friend from Paris, France.
Joe told me about his wedding pictures from the 1960’s in New York City, where he was a magazine editor, and that the pictures were done in black and white in a candid style. Whenever I can attend a rehearsal and gain the trust of the main characters, it gives me more confidence going into the wedding and good things happen.