Denver Portrait Photography: Liz B. in Washington Park

Last Saturday, my friend Liz and I went out to Wash Park to take portraits of each other and have some fun.  Liz is another Denver photographer and we both wanted to get out and have some practice being in front of the camera.  I like to try to get pictures of myself taken every so often so that I can know where my clients are coming from.  It is really great experience for me as a photographer to be able to put myself in my subjects' shoes.  Liz and I just walked around Wash Park coming up with ideas as we went and choosing locations that we liked.  She is so easy to photograph because she is always smiling!  We tried to do a couple of poses where she wasn't smiling and it always ended in laughter! Liz had seen this done before somewhere so she wanted to try it out.  It was a fun series of images:

Portrait photography of girl swinging camera in Washington Park, Denver, ColoradoThis old green wall made a cool urban/grunge backdrop:Portrait photography of girl leaning against green wall in Washington Park, Denver, ColoradoI took this picture standing on a rock a couple feet into the Wash Park pond.  I needed to get back further and this was my only option :) :Portrait photography of girl leaning against green wall in Washington Park, Denver, Coloradoheadshot portrait photography of girl in Washington Park, Denver, ColoradoI LOVE this image!!  It's so Liz!:headshot portrait photography of girl laughing with hand in hair in Washington Park, Denver, ColoradoThis image has a great timeless feel to me that I really like:

headshot portrait photography of girl in Washington Park, Denver, ColoradoIt was really cold that morning and Liz had to blow into her hands to keep from turning blue:portrait photography of girl blowing into hands in Washington Park, Denver, Coloradoportrait photography of girl looking off into distance in Washington Park, Denver, ColoradoThis is my other favorite from the day.  I added a cross-processed film effect to this to give it the feel I wanted:portrait photography of girl leaning against wall in Washington Park, Denver, Colorado

Shannon and Kevin's Engagement Portraits in Washington Park

I already mentioned Shannon and Kevin's engagement portrait session in Wash Park and wanted to share the rest of my favorite photographs from the day.  Wash Park offers some beautiful settings and I love to just walk around and look for places to work with my clients.  We started around 7:30am, which I will be honest is very early for me because I am not as much of an early morning person.  Kevin happens to be the same but his and Shannon's schedules make it hard to do things in the evening so I did whatever I could to accommodate them.  My enthusiasm for photography and documenting love between two people gave me all the energy I needed to do the job just like it was any other time of day.  The two family dogs joined us for the session because they are a big part of Shannon and Kevin's lives.  Aspen and Suki are airedale terriers and are quite playful and friendly.  Kevin had Aspen when he met Shannon and they got Suki after they had been together for a little while.  We tried to incorporate the dogs into some of the images and as you can see, they are holding their leashes in some of the pictures. :) Congrats again to you guys!

Engagement portrait composite in washington park, colorado of Kevin and Shannon

Follow the link below to see the rest of Shannon and Kevin's engagement photos:

Guy picking up girl at dawncouple walking dogs in wash park, coloradoman playing on rocking horse at playgroundgirl and guy kissing on bench in wash park denver coloradoGirl and guy kissing beneath a tree in Wash Park Denver ColoradoGirl and guy hugging in front of Wash Park Boathouse in Denver ColoradoCouple laughing in front of red wood wall