There’s not much I love more than getting back to my roots and doing a photoshoot just for practice – love setting aside time to learn all the subtleties and nuances of new gear before taking it to someone’s wedding, too. I recently invested in a new camera, and I was very excited to try it out.
The camera in question? The Nikon D4. You may not realize this (I certainly didn’t until I became a professional photographer), but cameras die! They only have a certain amount of ‘clicks’ in them, and when they’re done, they’re done. My previous go to camera was nearing that point, so it was officially time to get a new camera – there are worse things, right?!
So, I got my D4 and knew a photoshoot was in order. The whole shoot was planned (with help, of course) in about an hour, and shot in only 20 minutes. Joining me was my dear friend and mentor, Travis Broxon. Thanks for tagging along, Travis! Paige at Wilhelmina, our lovely model for the day, was a joy to work with and an absolute pleasure to capture! Isn’t she gorgeous? I love how ethereal she looks in the light. Her flowers came from The Lemon Tree Floral and the elegant dress and styling was done by The Bridal Collection.
And what better place to shoot dramatic bridal fashion shots than at Paint Mines? I think the colors of the rocks give the shoot almost an other-wordly vibe. Paint Mines are definitely worth checking out at some point for everyone in the Denver area. I definitely can’t wait to do another shoot there when I get the chance.
The thing about doing a styled shoot like this is that it gives me an opportunity to have fun and practice making something beautiful and more artistic. This is really what I love about photography: it’s the chance to capture a moment in time that is beautiful, and to be able to share that moment with the world.