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Michael, Larry, Magic & Kareem: Thank you for this photograph!

I spent the 1987-1988 NBA season on the floor at Denver's McNichols arena with my camera.  Yes- with film & manual focus- via my trusty Nikon F3.  As a kid who grew-up worshiping NBA players in the 80s- and a dream to be a pro sports photographer- it was amazing.  I photographed Jordan, Bird, Magic & Kareem and almost every team & NBA star that played against the Nuggets that season. I was on the road to being the next Walter Iooss, Neil Leifer or Peter Read Miller.
That was until I began to realize that all the photographers around me were suffering from bad backs and a rotten disposition on life (it probably didn't help sitting next to a young, wide-eyed 19 year old kid who cheered more than I photographed the action).  And at the end of that season, I decided I didn't want to be them.  I came to understand that I didn't want a career working when everyone else was NOT, concentrating on getting 'the shot' that the guy 14-inches on either side of me probably got as well and then 20 years into a career, wondering why my 3rd wife divorced me & my kids hated me because I was traveling and never home.

This was not to be my path.

That was a really, really hard realization to face because it had been a dream of mine since I got my first SLR from my parents in 1983 and dreams of Sports Illustrated covers with my photo credit attached.
What I didn't initially anticipate was how my NBA floor experience would translate into commercial, wedding, family & child photography.  In respect to child photography: near the end of almost every session I get kids jumping, running and moving really fast- and usually moving towards me- and I rarely see great portraiture that has kids being themselves- in motion. (and rarely do photographers send parents home with kids in a good mood, ready for a nap!)
This image epitomizes that sense of joy, motion and everything fun about being a beautiful little girl with as much energy as she does personality .

And to think:  her parents & I can thank Michael, Larry, Magic & Kareem for this photograph...



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Emily- Class of 2013

The summer between my junior and senior year in high school was all about making money and having fun- relishing the last few months of not worrying about much of anything. In short- it was all about me and I remember that summer well.
I have met my polar opposite in Emily.
She spent most of her pre senior year summer in the earthquake & hurricane ravaged country of the Dominican Republic, serving and helping to educate impoverished children.
Unselfishly.
In the brief time I am blessed to talk & photograph great kids like Emily, my hope for this generation is buoyed by kids with a servants heart. The media wants us to think that kids today are the,'its-all-about-me-and-I-want-it-now generation.' I think this stereotype is probably the exception and not the rule based on the kids we meet here.
(And as a parent, I know full well that kids with great character don't just 'happen' because the proverbial apple never falls far from the tree. As such, Scott & Leslie: you are great parents. GREAT parents. And as a father of three young girls, I may be calling you for advice one day!)
So, this is a girl with beauty on the inside that actually overshadows her outside- and as you can see, that is saying a LOT... 


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Morgan- Class of 2013

Our studio senior sessions offer some amazing selections and diverse backgrounds and WHY we are continually on every seniors short list of favorite studios!



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A SUPER MODEL In The Making!



Mix a stunningly beautiful girl with Fashion Art fall colors and you get some uber-jaw-dropping images that make choosing favorites next to impossible.  Looking at breaking into modeling?  We're your connection for that too!





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Who doesn't love twins?

Nathan & Alexa at 6 months and the only time in life where fat little folds of skin are sweet!  (Look for these two in my upcoming studio advertisements in Castle Rock & Highlands Ranch)
This video is so fun to watch and I hear that their grandparents are going to share this with the world!

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Elite Canvas Gallery Wrap Collages!



What a great way to forever remember a 5-Year-Old Birthday!  Using the images from one of our Elite Sessions- The Urban Vintage Fashionista- we created an amazing wall grouping with a collage of Mom & Dad's favorites.
One of MANY of the new products debuting in 2011 from Jimmy's Fashion Art Photography!
Mention you saw this post and get $25 off the session fee!

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