Yellow makes us smile

After trying out many samples of paint for the new studio, we finally settled on a sunny, cheery yellow. Yellow makes us smile and we hope that you'll also crack a smile when you come see our studio in person. We can't wait to start booking appointments in our new space. But in the meantime, you can still come in for a session at our current downtown Denver location.

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TBT - A Boy and His Dog

It's always fun to look back at our favorite family photography sessions! This session was an especially fun and memorable session with these two characters. There aren't too many photographers who get excited about photographing a 2.5 year old and a boxer (who was just a big kid at heart) at the same time, but sessions like this are some of Mark's favorites. There was lot of laughter, funny faces, giggles, and face licks. Mark captured this special bond shared between a boy and his dog and the family was beyond happy with the images he created for them. This picture is one of the 3 canvasses they chose from this session to hang together as a photo collage over the couch in the family room. You can't help but smile when you look at this picture and that is exactly Mark's goal for sessions like this.

Decisions, decisions...

The new photography studio continues to take shape and we now get to start picking out some of the fun things. First up is the exterior paint color! Thankfully we can get small sample pots of the various paint colors before committing to a color choice. We've involved the whole family in the studio construction project and our little helper has especially enjoyed testing the various paints, as you can see by the small paint hand prints.

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The roof is on!

The new studio is really starting to take shape now! We had some beautiful weather in Denver this week and the roof was able to be added. It's starting to look like a real building! The studio also feels really tall now, but that's because since it is a photography studio it was designed to have very high ceilings inside for optimal light and working conditions. We can't wait for the studio to be complete so that we can start using it for our clients!

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Calling All Ice Cream Lovers!

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If you live in the DTC or Greenwood Village area of Denver, then you are in for a tasty surprise! One of our favorite local ice cream shops, Glacier, just opened a new location at the corner of Belleview and Yosemite. If you aren't familiar with Glacier, they offer hand made ice cream, gelato, and other yummy treats (including homemade waffle cones).

If you like their ice cream as much as our family, then be sure to pick up a punch card so that you can start working towards your free ice cream!

 

National Train Your Dog Month

January is National Train Your Dog Month! While Mark is happy to photograph dogs of all obedience levels, having a well behaved dog can make a huge difference for the day-to-day life with your family. We've had the privilege of working with several dog trainers in the Denver area over the past 9 years. We have a dog with some behavioral issues and have tried out multiple trainers to find the right fit for both us and his issues. We stumbled upon Matt Clark and he was incredible. He understood the issues we were facing and gave us an action plan and the confidence to work through our problems with our little guy. 

Fast forward a few years and we added a rescue dog to our family to be a companion to our dog with issues. We were doing more off-leash hiking and wanted to get our dogs e-collar trained. We found Kris Mavis and this is one area she specializes in. We were actually surprised at how quickly we were able to e-collar train our dogs with Kris's input and training. She offers all levels of dog training from puppy obedience all the way up through more advanced skills.

Mark had the privilege of photographing Kris's two amazing dogs and they were some of the easiest dogs he's ever worked with!