It’s the best feeling in the world when amazing clients like Shari and Jake email you and basically say, “get creative!” I love when clients trust you to take their photos and know you’ll rock it for them and that’s how these downtown Denver engagement photos went!
We met downtown at the Tattered Cover Bookstore and wandered the nearby alleyways for photos. That’s when I learned that on their first date, Shari and Jake held hands, but not really hands – just pinkies. It was so cute to document that for them and hear a little bit about their story. We walked all over the area for photos and had a really great time. They told me stories about how late after a night out on the way back to their ride they’d stop in the alleyways and Shari asks Jake to dance with her, this was another great moment and memory to document for them.
Since Union Station recently reopened we thought we’d wander down there for photos as well. I expected things to be a bit different, but all the old cool vintage benches were gone on the inside and instead you find The Terminal Bar, which is reserved only for hotel guests. However, Shari did a great job talking them into letting us snap a few photos there and I’m sure we were the first of many couples to follow who photograph inside the new Union Station. Hopefully we’ll be the new trendsetters!
We ended the session by getting drinks on the patio of a local bar. We traded some stories about recycling (of all things to discuss with your clients, right?) and laughed. I can’t wait until their wedding. It’s going to be so fantastic and I’m super excited about some of the cultural offbeat traditions that Shari’s family adds to the wedding mix! I’m also going to be running into some past clients of mine at the wedding, Libby and Mark, which I’m so excited about because Jake is Libby’s brother! I’m hoping to continue staying the official family photographer for these guys!
This blog post with Shari and Jake’s engagement photos was originally posted 7/22/14, but through years of growth and change it was a bit lost in the archives, and the photos were no longer displaying with the actual blog post story. Today I’m bringing these photos back!