Portraits

"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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HEIRLOOMS OF ART, HISTORY, & STYLE | 19TH C TINTYPES & THE IMPORTANCE OF PRINTED PHOTOGRAPHS | FILM PHOTOGRAPHER COLORADO

My father gave me a gift of some photographic antiques and amongst the lot were some 19th century tintypes. He had found these at local yard-sales in Pennsylvania. As I photographed them with my iPhone, I thought about how they had survived around 130 years and you could still still the peoples' faces and enjoy them as heirlooms. Can we say the same thing about our digital photography living on disks, computer hard drives, social media, and our phones? Will…
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Danielle, Mommy & Me Session, Lisa O'Dwyer www.lisaodwyer.com, Fort Collins Colorado fine art film photographer-1

MOMMY & ME SESSION, DANIELLE & ANELLA | FORT COLLINS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | LISA O’DWYER

Being a mother of two boys has made me a better photographer of children and families. I am sensitive to the relationship between the parent and child, and I acutely understand the passage of time and the importance of printing photographs of this time. Also, what is particularly interesting to me is the bond and relationship between a mother and her child or children. This is something we all feel as mothers, but it is something that is rarely captured…
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Glamour Old Hollywood Portraits, Lisa O'Dwyer photographer www.lisaodwyer.com-3

OLD HOLLYWOOD STYLE GLAMOUR PORTRAITS - FINE-ART FILM PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA O’DWYER

I am in love with Old Hollywood still photography... the poses, the costume and make-up, the lighting, and the look of film. I wanted to practice a little with lighting and B&W; film to recreate the look of a George Hurrell or Ruth photograph from the studios of the 30s and 40s. My friend was my lovely model for the afternoon. Isn't she stunning? Portraits captured in an Old Hollywood style and shot on beautiful traditional black & white film…
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Fort Collins Colorado family photographer, Lisa O'Dwyer fine art film photography www.lisaodwyer.com-1

FAMILY SESSION AT SPRING CREEK CANYON - LISA O’DWYER FORT COLLINS COLORADO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Family portrait sessions are a great time to get your loved ones together and document the year for your children's heirlooms. This session was held at Spring Creek Canyon park in Fort Collins at dusk. The beautiful color and texture comes from the time of the day, but also from the film stock I chose for this session. I think Zoe and Finn will treasure these family photographs from October 2013 when they are adults in the future! I have…
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Fort Collins Colorado boudoir photographer fine art film Lisa O'Dwyer

GLAMOUROUS ELEGANT BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY IN FORT COLLINS COLORADO FOR THE HOLIDAYS - LISA O’DWYER FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER

Finding it hard to find the right gift for a special someone for the holidays? We are having two holiday glamourous boudoir session days at a studio in an historic building in Old Town Fort Collins. This special session is a fun experience and includes professional hair and make-up, a beautiful 20-page 5x7" hardcover album, and a matted 5x7" fine-art print. You will be photographed on luscious black and white and colour film (analogue film!), and are welcome to browse…
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Jennifer, fine art film photography Fort Collins Colorado glamour portrait-2

ELEGANT GLAMOUR PORTRAITS ON FILM, FORT COLLINS COLORADO PHOTOGRAPHER

My sister and I are a year apart and pretty much grew up like twins. We haven't spent a lot of time together in the past 12 years because of my life abroad in Japan and Ireland. I'm happy to be here in Fort Collins Colorado and get to spend some time with my sister and her family. And, she is a great model for my elegant glamour portraits which I shoot in my studio on film. This is Portra…
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MISSION STATEMENT - WHY I DO WHAT I DO - WEDDING, BOUDOIR, GLAMOUR, PORTRAITS, FAMILIES, EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Part of being a professional photographer is being a business person too. It's just not good enough to be able to properly expose film and know how to Photoshop. If I want to continue doing the job I love, I have to learn how to be a business person too. Recently I wrote down my mission statement or purpose of business: why I do what I do. If I don't know why I shoot weddings or other genre, then how…
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Meghan, Andrea Landsbach backdrop, Fort Collins glamour portrait photography by Lisa O'Dwyer-4

MEGHAN AND A NEW HAND-PAINTED BACKDROP, FORT COLLINS GLAMOUR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

Meghan is my beautiful friend, the photographer behind Meghan Scott Molin Photography here in Fort Collins. I met Meghan when she came to visit Ireland with her husband. Meghan has an Olde Worlde European look and I thought she would be the perfect model to test out my new hand-painted backdrop by artist Andi Landsbach The hand-painted backdrop has an elegant artistic look and is perfect for the type of portrait photography I'd like to do more of in my…
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Fort Collins fine art children's photographer Lisa O'Dwyer www.lisaodwyer.com-1

ZOE & GAVIN & CHUEY THE PUG, FORT COLLINS COLORADO FINE ART CHILDREN’S PHOTOGRAPHY

“I don't believe in things like that - fairies or brownies or magic or anything. It's old-fashioned.' 'Well, we must be jolly old-fashioned then,' said Bessie. 'Because we not only believe in the Faraway Tree and love our funny friends there, but we go to see them too - and we visit the lands at the top of the Tree as well!” ― Enid Blyton, The Folk of the Faraway Tree Gavin and Zoe, cousins. So happy to capture precious…
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HANDMADE SILK PROOF PRINT BOXES - FORT COLLINS COLORADO BOUDOIR, PORTRAIT, WEDDING FINE ART FILM PHOTOGRAPHER

Fine Art film photography begs to exist in print, not just to sit on a computer, disk, or phone. You have the option to have your treasured images from your boudoir, portrait, family, engagement, anniversary, or elopement presented in a handmade silk box such as this. Keep the box in a place secret to you, or have it on display. It is way to enjoy all of your images, not just your favorites that will hang on your wall as…
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Rustic Nostalgia Box for portrait sessions, weddings, boudoir, Fort Collins Colorado

NEW RUSTIC NOSTALGIA BOX, BEAUTY OF THE TANGIBLE, COLORADO PORTRAIT & WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

My product collection for portrait, boudoir, and wedding sessions is constantly evolving. I am in love with this new product as it celebrates the beauty of the tangible. It is certain to become a family heirloom. It is handmade in America by Amish craftsmen in a choice of 8 lustrous woods and finishes. Your treasured photographs are wrapped in fabric and protected in a leather wrap. There is a bundle of handmade paper to write notes to your recipient. And…
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Junie and Zoe, mother and daughter photo shoot (and a son!)

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER PHOTOSHOOT, FORT COLLINS COLORADO FINE ART PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

So happy my sister and niece had the experience of a photoshoot together with me recently! A child grows quickly, and we change too, and how wonderful it is to be able to document this moment in time in a stylish photograph. Junie is planning a wall of framed photographs as she is behind on printing her own photographs from the past couple of years. Contact me at lisa@lisaodwyer.com for your own photoshoot with your child. Don't let time pass…
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