Friday, February 25, 2011

Sloans Lake & Edgewater

Blue House Photography continues our stock photo tour today with a wonderful little neighborhood on the western side of Denver called Sloans Lake. It is right on western edge of Denver bordered by Edgewater on opposite sides of Sheridan Blvd. If you’ve never been to Sloans Lake you should check it out. It’s one of the jewels of the Denver Park System and a great place to spend a summer afternoon. Edgewater is a cute little town with a central business district of local shops and restaurants. After your afternoon on the lake head over to Edgewater for a bite to eat. You won’t be disappointed. Hope you enjoy the photos! Contact Blue House Photography with any stock needs:


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Engagement Season and Wedding Faves!

I've been going through some of my favorite wedding photos for some new ads Blue House is doing. With Valentine's Day, February is a huge month for engagements and our calendars are filling up with dates for engagement photos as well as weddings. Let me know if you want to talk about your upcoming wedding or want to book an engagement session. These are a great way to get to know a couple and for you to get to know your photographer!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sabor Latino gets a Facelift!

Sabor Latino, a long time South American and Mexican neighborhood favorite, has gotten a face lift. Located at 35th and Tennyson in the hot Highlands neighborhood, the restaurant has gotten an overhaul inside and out. A fresh new menu finishes the update. I shot some photos for new promotional material. (The interiors are HDR photos.) Let Blue House Photography know if you ever need new photos for your own marketing material!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Denver Highlands: Denver’s Hottest Neighborhood

The Denver Highlands is one of Denver’s fastest growing neighborhoods. Settled when Denver residents moved beyond the original borders of the areas settled near Confluence Park The Highlands has been voted the hottest neighborhood the past couple years by Denver residents. The photos below show the Highland Bridge which spans I-25, Highland Square near Lowell Blvd and W 32nd Ave, The gazebo on the old Elich Garden’s site and Berkeley Park. Hope you enjoy! Contact Blue House Photography with any stock needs:


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Michael Hancock running for Denver Mayor

As many of you know I used to photograph a considerable amount of politics in Denver and Colorado. Luckily for me I have kept some of those contacts and from time to time get to photograph a little politics. Most people, frustrated from the bitterness of the 2010 campaign, have not become engaged in the Denver Mayor’s race just yet. But Michael Hancock is off and running and Blue House Photography has had the fortune to photograph a few of his events and to have those photos used around town on billboards and on their literature. Here are a couple screen grabs from the Hancock for Mayor website as well as a couple billboards around town.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Green Weddings-- part 2

So, last time I blogged about Green Weddings, it was specifically about how as photographers, we at Blue House Photography, strive to be green. I'd like to take a look at some other aspects of a typical (and pardon that adjective, because I know every wedding is unique!) wedding.

Today I'd like to take a look at the flowers.

Now there are definitely some great florists out there who are sensitive to this issue. But, you as the bride and groom can also be proactive. Why, you may ask? Well, many of the flowers imported to the US are treated with harmful pesticides. These can be harmful to you health as well as end up in waterways. Not to mention, the huge carbon footprint we take on from having flowers flown halfway around the world.

The solution is pretty simple. Local! Seasonal! Think outside of the box when it comes to your flowers and ask your florist for suggestions. Chances are, they'll be excited to do something a little different. Now, you don't have to go with completely native species here; there are plenty of greenhouses that grow non-native species. Another option (gasp!) is to use artificial. When done right, these can be beautiful, not tacky. I'll post a few photos... Bet you can't guess which one is the fake bouquet!

Check back for more suggestions on how to green your wedding!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Stock Photography in the Platte River Valley

Over the past couple decades the Platte River Valley and Union Station neighborhoods have undergone a dramatic change from a barren wasteland within the area of downtown Denver to one of the hippest and fastest growing neighborhoods of Denver. Blue House Photography has tried to document as many of the changes as possible. As part of our stock photography series today we are showcasing the Platte River Valley and Union Station neighborhoods. Contact Luke at if you are in the market for stock photography. Enjoy!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Five Points: The Rhythm of the Rockies

Luke and I have some really cool art cards for purchase in the Five Points visitor's center. For those that aren't familiar with the area, Five Points has a rich jazz and African American history in Denver. After years of being somewhat dormant, the area is experiencing a gentrification. Its convenient location to downtown and the light rail make it a prime location to be a key cultural and entertainment area for the city. For more info, check out their website. Also, stop by the visitor's center and check out the goodies they have for sale! (They're located at 2444 Washington St.)