Meggen is a bombastic hair stylist from Indie Six hair salon in Denver, CO. Her new hubby Ian is quite literally a perfect match for her. Sporting a jacket over a Misfits tee, they walked down the aisle together to Metallica’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls” in an Irish bar. Nailed it. Their penchant for rock n roll mischief inspired their theme that day. Riding around in a vintage red Cadillac for a photo shoot was a highlight, as well as watching their family and their separate daughters Jolee & Sean come together to share their love for each other and their new step parents in their wedding speeches (not a dry eye in the room). I thought the surfer rock sound of The Drums really complements this duo and the incredibly fun vibe they put out. Congratulations you two, much love!
Meet Jennifer & Tom. This incredibly fun, beautiful, and classy couple were so natural in front of the lens, it made capturing their moments so delightful as their day played out. They chose a remarkable location to exchange their vows, the top of the Clocktower, and an event center inside of Denver’s first and oldest skyscraper. At night, the faces of the clock light up purple, but inside at the magic hour of sunset, it lets plenty of sunlight glow through the translucent clockfaces. It was an overcast day, so we weren’t as lucky with light, but it was a surreal and beautiful scene nevertheless. The spiraling staircase that leads to the bell and serene views of the city and mountains lends to the aesthetic. The party was grand, the night was happy, and the couple never seemed happier. Congrats to both for such a beautiful day.
One of the best aspects of living in Denver (besides the 1001 hobby sports to choose from) is the ability to just break away from the concrete and hit the mountain towns. Most are only a couple hours away (Breckenridge, Vail, Estes Park) but if you truly want to experience the quintessential beautiful mountain village, then take the 4.5 hour drive over Independence Pass that leads right into the famous town of Aspen, Colorado.
Jenny & Kip couldn’t have picked a better location to exchange their vows. The weekend celebration was set at the exclusive Little Nell resort at the top of Aspen mountain via a gondola lift. The sundeck offers one of the best sunset views of the mountain range and despite some early bad weather, the afternoon cleared up and allowed for some beautiful imagery of this lucky couple.
I recently partnered with the very wonderful Kelsey McCain to help me style a theme project I’ve been working on for awhile. The creative involved exploring various themes of abandonment, loneliness, and escapism. A story of a girl who comes to an abandoned warehouse to escape the outside reality and problems of life. A sanctuary for her soul to be herself without judgement from others. Much like a tree fort for kids, everyone needs their own space to retreat to for reflection and comfort. To have a sense of control in their lives when sometimes it feels like anything but. These are places where you can do anything, be anyone, and think freely. Like Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, it’s impenetrable and exclusive to you.
In a way, it’s home.
On a props note, that claw foot bathtub is a relic from 1941, manufactured out of tin with a wood rim.
- Photography & Art Direction by Jason Bach
- Styling by Kelsey McCain
- Makeup by Kelsey McCain
- Hair by Abbie Johnson
International Special Events Society (ISES) held their annual Showcase & Tablescapes competition this year at The Studio event center in Denver, CO. Teams of various event professionals designed and showcased their interpretation of a “Fashion Meets Fantasy” theme vignette. The Little Things, comprised of Indie Six, Mulberries Flowers, The Photogenic Lab, & Gray Photography, WON “Overall Best Design”. Jewels Gray from Indie Six & Julia Karren from Mulberries Flowers provided the concept, design, and overall styling to the whole set with the rest of Indie Six helping with hair & makeup and set design. Jeff Gray provided photography and TPL shot the motion. More information about the wedding dress and overall design concept can be found on The Little Thing’s blog post.
Technical note: edited for 35mm anamorphic widescreen format.