Monday, January 31, 2011


I had the opportunity to photograph some delicious whoopie pies a few weeks ago. The shoot was for Cakeheads Bakery. They are a specialty cake studio that creates everything from dog treats, to wedding cakes and now of course, whoopie pies. The photos will be used for marketing material via 3 Magic Beans Design. Let Blue House Photography know if you need any new images for your own marketing efforts. Enjoy!


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Denver's Ambassador

Few streets welcome visitors to Denver like 14th Street. Home to the Denver Convention Center and The Denver Center for Performing Arts 14th St. also boasts recent developments such as The Spire and the Four Seasons as well. The street also hosts The Convention Center Hyatt and will soon add a new hotel to the mix. The City of Denver, recognizing the importance of this street, has committed resources to bettering the streetscape and sidewalks to truly make this the most welcoming street in the city. It’s one of Blue House Photography’s favorite streets and I hope the photos do it justice.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Tricks – HDR Photography

Blue House Photography has been playing around with HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography. A HDR photograph allows the merging of several shots that allow you to see what would be in shadow or what would be a highlight without compromising the overall integrity of the image. It can be a great addition to any architectural photo shoot. In these images you can see the highlights through the windows while also seeing what would have been in the shadows for a perfectly blended photograph. The second photo of each room is the HDR Image.


Monday, January 24, 2011


I finally made it out snowshoeing this season. Check out a couple of photos from the hike. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Green Weddings-- part 1

So I've been thinking for a while now about what Blue House can do to be more "green" and also what have been wondering if there is any way we can influence others in our industry to do the same.... While I realize this is a trend right now, I think that the green movement goes deeper than that. I feel that no matter what your profession, we, as people have a responsibility to be as green as possible in our day-to-day life.
As photographers, Luke and I are already green in a few ways. We are 100% digital for shooting weddings, thus eliminating excess chemicals, waste, etc, that unfortunately film requires. By shooting digitally and offering our clients proofs in a digital form, we also cut back on wasted paper. Years ago when I shot film, I offered 4x6 proofs of all the images, which added up to a lot of wasted paper. (Who really wants 100s and 100s of prints...?) We also use all rechargeable batteries and car pool to all our weddings and mostly shoot locally. (While I wouldn't turn down a destination wedding, the footprint of airplane travel is huge!)
So, those are the basics, but I'm basically just scratching the surface. This is the first of a series of posts about Green Wedding Trends, etc.
More to come soon!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Wedding Inspiration

Need a little inspiration in planning your wedding? I've been checking out for a while now. They have all kinds of great crafts on their site and a lot of inspiration for you DIY-ers. I just recently noticed they have a Handmade Weddings section. So many great ideas and inspirations to make your wedding unique. Check it out!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy Hump Day!

Today Blue House Photography continues our showcasing our Stock photography. Check for our last Stock related post that focused on Washington Park. Today we focus on the northeast Denver neighborhood of Stapleton. As many may know the neighborhood of Stapleton is located on the old site of Stapleton Airport. It is a great success in reclaiming used industrial or built-up urban area and turning it into something new and great. If you’ve never been through Stapleton start your tour with a drive down Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. past the old air traffic control tower and then Central Park, one of the largest urban parks in Denver. And no tour of Stapleton is complete without a stop at Founders Green on 29th Ave. Enjoy!


Monday, January 10, 2011

Home for the Holidays!

Back just before Christmas Blue House Photography spent an afternoon with Loewen Family and photographed them as they opened presents, had a visit from Santa and reveled for the holidays. They are a delightful family and I felt as if I was at home. I made a couple of fun images that I hope you enjoy.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Washington Park!

Happy New Year! As this new year starts many professionals will begin thinking about redesigning their website. Many of these websites will be local in nature; designed and marketed with local Denverites in mind. These sites may have a need for local photography. Over the past few years Blue House Photography has built up a library of local stock images with these websites in mind. For example a local real estate agent working in the Washington Park area may have a need for shots of the park and neighborhood. Below are some examples. To see more of these check out our local stock images!


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wedding photography to Baby photos...

Luke and I shot Len and Jackie's wedding 3 years ago September at the Brown Palace. I was delighted when Jackie contacted me in the fall to let me know they were expecting a baby girl in November. I went to their house last Thursday to shoot some family photos. It's always great to see old clients and meet their new additions.
Blue House Photography: weddings to babies....!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Annamaria and Kirk

Happy 2011! The end of 2010 was a busy one for us here at Blue House Photography. Check out some images from Annamaria and Kirk's wedding which we shot on the 29th. Annamaria was stunning and the Magnolia Ballroom provided a great spot for some dancing. Let us know if you would like to chat about your upcoming wedding. It's 2011 and we are booking!