Colorado

"colorado engagement session with goldendoodle"

SCOTT & KYLE | LEADVILLE COLORADO ENGAGEMENT SESSION

I was really looking forward to Scott and Kyle's engagement session because I have never been to Leadville Colorado. Scott & Kyle were high school sweethearts and will be the tying the knot at Spruce Mountain Ranch in 2016. Kyle suggested we do their session at Twin Lakes near Leadville which is where her family has a cabin. I am so happy she suggested this location as it is not only beautiful, but personal as well! There is no better…
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"Colorado Roacky Mountains engagement session"

BRICE & IAN | ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN THE ROCKIES

Thank you Brice and Ian for your wonderful review for your Rocky Mountain National Park engagement session! I am so excited to photograph your November wedding at the historic Boettcher Mansion in Golden Colorado! "Working with Lisa was an absolute pleasure! We had our engagement photos taken in May and it was so much fun. I was really nervous because I have never been professionally photographed before but Lisa put my mind at ease and made the whole experience fun.…
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"Rocky Mountain National Park engagement"

ROCKY MOUNTAIN BRIDE | KYLE & KRISSY’S COLORADO MOUNTAIN ENGAGEMENT SESSION

The part of my job that I love most is getting to meet some amazing people in this world and helping them to capture some of their memories so they can share them with their children and grandchildren. I just love people's stories and connecting with them on a personal level...and trying to capture their unique personalities and emotions with my camera. One of my favorite couples that I have had the pleasure of photographing is Kyle and Krissy. Kyle…
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"generations kissing wedding group photo"

JAMES & EMILY | EVERGREEN LAKE HOUSE WEDDING

So happy to share some of James and Emily's misty May wedding at Evergreen Lake House, and more will be featured on Style Me Pretty wedding blog on July 17th. Emily contacted me to photograph her wedding after looking at more than 40 photographers on the internet! They were going to have a very small intimate wedding in Colorado where they now live and there would be lots of family and friends coming in from other states. She wanted her…
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Mod Wedding Top 2015 Wedding Trends feature

COPPER TREND | MOD WEDDING | FEATURED

Thank you Chicago wedding planner Shannon Gail for including my photograph to illustrate the copper wedding trend in Mod Wedding's Top 2015 Wedding Trends! This photograph was taken during a styled Grace Kelly wedding inspiration shoot at the historic Colorado wedding venue Grant-Humphrey's Mansion in Denver. Casey of Pink Diamond Events Fort Collins wedding planner styled this shoot and the tables with the help of floral designer Brittany Kinoshita of Hana Style Designs. Love this color in weddings!
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"The Knot flower necklace by Hana Style Designs"

FLOWER NECKLACE TUTORIAL | THE KNOT | HANA STYLE DESIGNS

I recently photographed a flower necklace tutorial with Brittany Kinoshita of Hana Style Designs who is a fine art floral designer in Colorado. Janie Rocek did the hair and makeup for this shoot. The tutorial was on The Knot recently and was inspired by a flower girl necklace that Brittany made for a shoot with Pink Diamond Events. https://www.theknot.com/content/diy-flower-necklace Thank you Brittany for showing us how to make this beautiful necklace!
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"amanda wakely bridal london dress"

TOP WEDDING DRESSES FROM REAL BRIDES | BHLDN | AMANDA WAKELY | JENNY PACKHAM

I know that the wedding dress is one of a bride's most important wedding decisions (next to the perfect photographer of course!). The style of dress says so much about your personality! These are some of my favorites from the past three years of REAL brides from weddings that I've photographed in Ireland, Italy, and Colorado. They are in no particular order, and there were so many that I didn't have room to include in one post. Looking forward to…
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"Cherokee Castle wedding with boho tents"

CHEROKEE CASTLE WEDDING EVENT WITH UNDER THE SKY RENTALS

I recently participated in an exclusive invitation only wedding event at Cherokee Ranch & Castle in Sedalia Colorado. This was an event with some of the top wedding vendors in the Denver area and included boho tents from Under The Sky Event Rental. One of the big attractions was the sweet VW Photobooth Bus. This is such a fun thing to do at a wedding! I really loved the romantic table setting by Castle Rock wedding planner Isabelle Kline Design…very…
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"Janie Rocek Colorado wedding hair makeup"

FILM STOCK COMPARISON 35MM AND MEDIUM FORMAT | PORTRA 400 VERSUS FUJI 400H

Fuji 400H with a Mamiya 645 Afd (medium format) Shooting with a certain type of film stock is a conscious choice that the photographer makes. How do I want the colors to look? Do I want the palette to be pastel or more bright and punchy? Digital photographers decide this in post-processing when they edit the files that they took with their digital camera. But a film photographer decides this beforehand and chooses a particular film stock for the look…
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"Hana Style Designs colorado wedding florist"

BRITTANY OF HANA STYLE DESIGNS | RECOMMENDED FLORAL DESIGNER NORTHERN COLORADO

The key to creating a beautiful stylish wedding and pleasing your clients is to work with a great team. Lush floral designs really give a luxury feeling to weddings and say a lot about your great taste and commitment to art and design. One of Colorado's best wedding floral artists lives in Northern Colorado in Eaton, and I am so happy to call Brittany of Hana Style Designs a friend! She is so creative and artistic and I am always…
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bride during ceremony | Lisa O'Dwyer

REVIEW | COLORADO DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | LISA O’DWYER

Thanks so much Joette and Justin for this beautiful review!!! "Lisa is exceptional in every way. Her work is absolutely stunning, her personality is beautiful, and her ability to capture the moment is priceless. My husband and I are from Texas and decided to go with Lisa based on images and a phone call. We first met face to face during a pre-wedding visit to Estes Park where Lisa took the most romantic, fun, wonderful engagement photos for us. I…
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wedding cake trends

BON APPETIT FEATURE | 10 WEDDING CAKE TRENDS

What a surprise that a photograph of mine from a shoot at the Grant-Humphrey's Mansion was featured on Bon Appetit's "10 Wedding Cake Trends, From "Naked" Layers to Modern Geometrics"! http://www.bonappetit.com/trends/slideshow/wedding-cake-trends/?slide=1 I had seen cheese wheel cakes in Ireland at some of the weddings that I photographed, and they were always from the famous Sheridan Cheesemongers in Dublin. Here is the cake at Niamh and Nicky's Tankardstown House wedding. When I moved to Colorado and did my first shoot here…
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