Posted on February 12, 2013
Molly McConaty and David Coors were married over Thanksgiving weekend in downtown Denver. Since both of their families each go back five generations in Colorado, Molly and David selected venues, decor, food and drink to compliment their strong ties to Colorado. This wedding was a celebration of Colorado heritage!
Beginning in late September, I photographed Molly’s bridal portrait at Denver Country Club and was lucky to capture the gorgeous fall foliage in addition to the interior and exterior beauty of the Denver Country Club.
On Friday evening, Scott Krebs and I captured candids during the wedding ceremony rehearsal at Holy Ghost Church in downtown Denver. The bride and groom selected a western attire theme for the evening.
David’s family hosted the wedding rehearsal dinner at University Club Denver. Coors beer was featured, along with western guitar entertainment.
David and his groomsmen got dressed at his parents residence in Denver. We photographed the portraits of the gentlemen in their beautiful backyard. The gentlemen were outfitted handsomely in black cowboy boots. David’s dad, Pete set-up a boot shining station to help the gentlemen look their best.
Molly and David’s evening wedding ceremony was held at Holy Ghost Church. The full Catholic Mass was officiated by Father Daniel Leonard and Monsignor Michael Glenn.
Flowers were designed by Jil at Moss Pink Flora. Sophisticated woodland rustic was the theme with hydrangeas, roses, thistle, succulents, orchids, nandina and seeded eucalyptus.
All of the wedding stationary, (including the invitations, church programs and menu cards) was provided by Rosie Wiedenmayer of the Paper Lady, Denver, Colorado.
The wedding reception was held at the newly opened History Colorado Museum. Hosting their wedding reception at History Colorado was particularly meaningful to the Molly and David since their families are fifth generation Coloradans.
The menu featured local Colorado ingredients of autumns’ rich bounty catered by Continental Divine Catering lead by Shannon Fitzgerald.
The wedding featured Colorado wines from Creekside Cellars. The grapes were grown and harvested in Palisades, Colorado, but crushed, cellared and bottled in Evergreen, Colorado.
A celebratory grand cru honey wheat ale brewed with local madhava clover honey from Lyons, Colorado was created by the groom, David Coors and Sandlot Brewery for the special occasion. Guests toasted the couple in monogrammed glasses. Later they were able to take these home as a favor along with a bottle of the ale customized with Molly and David wedding labels.
The cake and cupcakes were made by Brooke Smith at the Dessert Stand.
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Posted on January 29, 2013
Scott Krebs and I traveled to beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico to photograph Bronwyn and Chris’s destination beach wedding at Playacar Palace.
Bronwyn and Chris chose to have a destination beach wedding after attending a friend’s Cozumel wedding at the previous year. They selected Playacar Palace in Playa del Carmen Mexico to host their wedding. Playacar Palace All inclusive Resort offers 4 star accommodations with modern architecture, a variety of excellent dining options in their restaurants, a beautiful pool, sweeping views of the Caribbean, and is conveniently located at the southern end of the Playa del Carmen village.
Bronwyn and Chris are lucky to reside in the mountains of Colorado and as beautiful as a mountain wedding is, they wanted the sand beneath their toes and the gorgeous ocean on the horizon.
We started the wedding day photographing Bronwyn in her suite and on its balcony overlooking the Caribbean. We exposed for natural light, but adding off camera fill light from SaberStrips. We met Chris on the beach before the ceremony to photograph him with his parents in front of the couples custom made ceremony arch, designed by local Playa del Carmen florist Marvin José Ku Kinil of Maya Floral.
Bronwyn purchased her dress in Denver Colorado at The Little White Dress
Hair and Makeup by Jalil with Trio Riviera Maya
Wedding Floral design by Marvin José Ku Kinil of Maya Flora located in Playa del Carmen Mexico
Bronwyn and Chris selected stationary from Palm Leaf Invitations
Wedding Floral design by Marvin José Ku Kinil of Maya Flora, a local florist located in Playa del Carmen Mexico.
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Posted on January 16, 2013
It had been quite some time since I had photographed a studio portrait session and I wanted to emulate the dramatic, elegant and flattering light of old Hollywood portraits of the 1930’s and 1940’s. I kept the lighting very simple: continuous light from my Visatec modeling lamps with barn doors. Camera was my Nikon D700 with the 85mm lens, with most aperture settings at F4 or F2.8. Very little post production in Lightroom was needed because this lighting setup is extremely flattering to skin tones and my model Megan has amazing porcelain skin.
Posted on July 19, 2012
Art Silk and Kristen Sloan photographed Shannon and Mark’s wedding day at Cherry Creek Country Club in Denver Colorado on a beautiful warm and sunny June day.
Shannon and her bridesmaids prepared their hair and makeup in the gorgeous upstairs women’s locker room lounge; a dream location to shoot in. Directly off of this lounge, we photographed the ladies on a covered balcony that provided beautiful natural light that we supplemented with diffused off camera flash.
Earlier Shannon and I had met to do a walk through at Cherry Creek Country Club, and I fell in love with the interior spaces of the clubhouse. Later we explored the exterior covered alcoves and balconies, which kept us shaded on their wedding day, provided filtered natural light and interesting architectural backgrounds. Location wise, Cherry Creek Country Club is one of the prettiest clubhouses I have photographed. Jan Hardy, the social director at the Cherry Creek Country Club was one of the nicest event coordinators to work with.
Bonnie Brae Flowers created the bouquets and flower decor for this wedding. Das Meyer Pastry of Arvada, Colorado made the wedding cake. Sugarlicious, located in Cherry Creek North Denver Colorado, created a candy bar which allowed the wedding guests to make custom boxes of candy to enjoy at the wedding and take home as favors. Elite DJ Matt Kenfield kept the dancing going strong well into the night.
Posted on June 27, 2012
Art Silk and Kristen Sloan photographed Courtney and Scott’s Vail Colorado Mountaintop wedding on a beautiful September day. The flowers and wedding decor reflected fall in the Rocky Mountains, but the weather was so warm that it felt like summer.
The couple wanted to be photographed on Vail mountain for their engagement portrait session during the summer. Courtney and Scott are avid hikers, and the field below their wedding ceremony on Vail mountain proved to be a perfect location for this photo session. At the wedding, their cupcake topper also featured mountaineering hikers!
We started photographing the bride getting ready in her room at The Lodge at Vail. Courtney and Scott decided to see each other before the ceremony and we photographed them walking through Vail Village and along the Gore Creek.
The wedding ceremony was held at the top of Vail mountain at an outdoor stone ampitheatre which is accessed by the Eagle Bahn Gondola. The ceremony site offers amazing views of the Vail valley, Gore Mountain Range, and Mount of the Holy Cross, with seating for up to 180 people.
The Lodge at Vail hosted their reception at the Cucina Rustica restaurant.
Posted on June 6, 2012
I am beyond excited to photograph Bronwyn and Chris’s upcoming destination wedding in Playa Del Carmen Mexico at Playacar Palace Resort. I photographed their engagement portrait session at a beautiful park near their home in Denver, Colorado at the location where Chris proposed to Bronwyn. Later we included their dogs for a family portrait!
Posted on May 11, 2012
Art Silk and I photographed Amy and David in Lower Downtown Denver with their dog Miles. The couple sought an urban setting for their engagement portraits and wanted to include Miles in their photos.
We are looking forward to photographing their wedding tomorrow at the University Club in Denver Colorado.
Posted on April 11, 2012
Recently I discovered an amazing wedding album and portrait album company called Kiss Albums. These modern albums are printed on photographic paper, mounted on sturdy pages and offered in a linen or leather cover. I was able to utilize their album design software called S.W.A.T. and share the album design on my Facebook page and as a link for the client. It’s super nice when the client says, “I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it Kristen!!! The album looks amazing…I wouldn’t change a thing!”
I love that they also offer smaller mini books called Little Kisses, which are fun for presenting a portrait session.
When the album arrived, I immediately fell in love with its beautiful fabric cover, quality leather cover and binding, and the way the pages are a seamless 10×20 page spread.