Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Booking for 2011!

We've been getting a bunch of calls this month for upcoming 2011 weddings. Check out our slide show on Facebook with some of our favorite photos from the past few weddings we've shot.

Let us know if you have an upcoming wedding. We'd love to talk to you more about it!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Quillin Family Photos

Here are some of my faves from my photo shoot with Thomas, Katie and Finn Quillin. What a cute family! I brought over a backdrop and we did some family shots and also used some cute props that they had.
It's not too late to schedule a family photo shoot this holiday season-- they make great holiday cards and gifts for friends or family! Let us know if you're interested and hope you enjoy the photos.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Portraits: Enviromental portrait vs. Heahshots

Picking a qualified portrait photographer can be hard work. Even more difficult can be deciding what kind of portrait you want to have taken. Blue House Photography is here to offer a few tips. First: decoding the styles of portraits. Do you want a simple headshot or an environmental portrait? A headshot is typically shoulders and up with a simple, plain background. An environmental portrait has the subject in their native surroundings and enhances the overall photograph. Think of a football player on the field and compare that to a modeling headshot.

Both styles of portraits can be useful. A headshot can be most appropriate when used on a business card or next to your bio on a website. It’s clean, simple and accomplished the goal of letting your client put a face to a name. But an environmental portrait may look better when trying to convey your expertise. It can accompany advertising material or go with a news article. Both types have merit; it’s up to you to decide how beneficial they can be for you and your business.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wedding Packages: Decoded

For anyone planning a wedding, you know there are a million little decisions you have to make. They can range from fun decisions, (the dress!), to tedious ones, (what type of font do you want on the invites.)

As wedding photographers, we get asked often to explain our wedding packages. We know that all photographers offer something a little different. (Yet another decision to make!) But don't get overwhelmed! Blue House Photography is here to help. :)

I've compiled a list of useful questions to ask when meeting with a wedding photographer to make sure you get the service you desire.

-- Do you shoot with one or two photographers?
--If two, are they both lead photographers or is one an assistant?
--What do your packages include? (ie, a disc with the high res images, a proof album, a wedding album.)
--Can I print from my disc or are the photos locked?
--Am I responsible for sharing my photos with my guests or is that a service you provide?
--Do you offer engagement sessions and are they included in your package?
--What is your turn around time to get me my photos?
--How many years have you been shooting/in business?
--Why do you enjoy shooting weddings? (Don't you want a photographer that loves weddings as opposed to one that is just there for a paycheck?)
--What happens if you get sick? Do you have a backup photographer that can step in?
--Will you go to my wedding site before the actual day for a walk-through?
--What type of editing do you do to the photos and how many images will I get?
--What's your price? (Okay, I know that money is an important issue for most people and I don't want to tell you to not ask about price, because even the highest budget weddings still have a budget! But-- make sure you are getting what you want from your wedding professional as far as service goes and not just a "good deal." You may get the price you want, but not what you need for a package. Or, you may get someone who is unqualified or doesn't care because they are offering such a "good deal." Remember, if it's too good to be true, it probably is!)

Let us know if you have any questions or if we can be of any help to you in planning your wedding!

--Delia and Luke

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Lone Star State

My husband's parents live in Katy, TX. (You may ask, where is Katy? I honestly thought it was spelled Cady until just a few days ago... It's a northern suburb of Houston.) They moved there 3 years ago and we hadn't made it to visit them yet. In fact, I'd never been to the great state of Texas. Although I know it's wrong, I had a couple of negative stereotypes about Texas in my head.... We had Thanksgiving in Katy and then headed up to Austin to check out the scene there. I've heard great things about Austin and it did not disappoint. Austin is a cool city with a great music scene, cool architecture, vibrant colors and generally a cool vibe. (Guess I have to rethink my stereotype!)

Enjoy! --DP

I got your Portrait (session) right here!

Blue House Photography specializes in a wide variety of portraits. Whether it’s the more traditional Engagement photos or if you want to grab a few shots with your favorite pet Blue House Photography is the place for you.

A typical session with either Delia or Luke ranges about an hour or two. The photographer will get several shots in different locations or with wardrobe changes to provide the most variety from which to choose. Blue House Photography will edit and tone your images and then provide you with a DVD of print quality images. The whole process takes less than a week. Contact us today to learn about our portrait options.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Photobooth FUN!

A friend of mine asked me to set up a photobooth a few weeks ago for her mom's 60th birthday. You may have seen these before at weddings or other events. We brought some costumes and had a great time shooting the party guests. The photos got funnier as the night went on!

If you want to set up your own photobooth, here's some quick instructions.
This can be a great addition to any party! Enjoy.


It's not too Late!

It’s not too late to book Blue House Photography for your holiday party. Blue House Photography is uniquely equipped to handle all of your holiday party needs. Specializing in event coverage for over five years Blue House Photography can document all those festive memories from this holiday season. Contact Luke at 303/328-7701 or or Delia at 303/519-3886 or to discuss your upcoming big event.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Check us out on Facebook!

Blue House Photography is on Facebook! Check us out and become a fan! Click to see more galleries, hear about any specials and discounts we may be offering, or to just we what we're up to.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Great Holiday Gift Ideas!

Are you thinking about sending out holiday cards this year? Consider having a family portrait taken as a way to personalize your card and make it stand out from the rest. Blue House Photography specializes in lifestyle family portraits. Whether that portrait is you and that special someone, the whole family, or you and man’s best friend Blue House Photography can help. Contact Luke or Delia today to schedule your portrait session.

Monday, November 15, 2010

It's Holiday Party Season

Thanksgiving is only ten days away and that means soon your weekend will be full of company, family and neighborhood holiday parties. Blue House Photography, your local photography connection, is available to photograph your holiday party. Specializing in party and event coverage for over five years we are uniquely equipped to document your festive gathering. Contact Luke at 303/328-7701 or or Delia at 303/519-3886 or to discuss your upcoming big event.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Family Portraits!

November is a great time for family photos! You can use them for holiday cards, as gifts, or just to hang around your house. Blue House Photography specializes in lifestyle family portraits. We go on location to capture you doing what you do best! Contact Delia or Luke now to book your portrait session.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Engagement Season is here!

According to, 1/3 of all engagements for the entire year will take place over the holiday season. That amounts to nearly one million couples!

Stay on top of all the the latest trends with Weddingbee. Real brides as well as experts post about everything from wedding fashions, picking a venue and creating a budget.

Feeling stumped on flower ideas? I'm loving the bouquets page! They've got tons of photos of everything from traditional bouquets like roses, wild flowers, to more funky styles with feathers and beads. Check it out!

Also, don't forget Blue House Photography is offering 10% off through the end of November! Contact Delia or Luke today to schedule a portfolio review!
Delia: 303-519-3886/ Luke: 303-328-7701

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

President Bill Clinton!

Former President Bill Clinton came to Denver yesterday for a rally for Sen. Michael Bennet. The rally, marking the start of early voting in Colorado, was at the Evie Garrett Dennis Campus out in Green Valley Ranch. About a thousand people attended and Delia and I had the fortune to get some tickets to the event. Here are a couple shots I took. I hope you all enjoy them. And remember to vote!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hancock honored by SafeHouse Denver

Michael Hancock, the Denver City Councilman in the 11th district, received the 2010 Carolyn Hamil-Henderson Award from SafeHouse Denver last Saturday and Blue House Photo was there to capture it. SafeHouse Denver serves victims of domestic abuse and their children. Hancock was honored at SafeHouse Denver’s annual fundraiser and gala.