Having your photograph taken can seem like an easy task. But in reality, it's much more difficult than one thinks. How to stand, where to look, how to behave. There's a million things that race through one's mind. I do my best to help couples relax and have fun while I work to capture their love, but a few weeks ago I really lucked out.
I'm pleased to share with you an amazing couple, Josh and Teri. I met both of them through mutual friends and immediately realized the love they had for each other. Feeling so lucky to be a part of their photographic story, I'm truely honored to capture their love. Here's a glimps at what we photographed through that late autumn afternoon in beautiful Boulder, CO.
And don't forget to mark your calendars for June 8th, 2013!
Before I begin, I'd like to give a little bit of an update onto the life of Kevin Ford. I know, I know, it's not terribly exciting. But for those of you who regularly check in on my blog to see some of my latest work, I feel it's an injustice to not keep you informed as to why I haven't been posting new material as frequently as before. First off, school...After a seven year hiatus, I've finally stepped back into the arena of learning. My education continues at the University of Colorado in Boulder where I'll be pursuing my undergraduates degree in business. I have to admit, it's so much fun to be back in the mindset of absorbing interesting, thought provoking information. I've also started working part-time at one of the local coffee houses. No it's not like Starbucks, it's like a coffee house run by men with beards in flannel shirts... Okay just kidding, its not like that, but it is super chill and a really friendly environment if you ever want to enjoy a cup of joe and a friendly conversation. Nonetheless, probably the biggest change I've encountered yet is the management of my time. Holy cow!...does my calendar fill up quick! Apart from working and going to school full-time, what little time I have left is reserved for starting up my Photography Business. I'm excited to say bookings for the 2013 Wedding season have already begun filling up and the networking process with various wedding vendors continues. If your wondering why my website (not my blog) doesn't reflect this...my answer is: "I wish I was a web designer." Production of website pages is kinda slow, for obvious reasons, but make no doubt, if you have a wedding, an engagement, or a general portrait session in need of, I have all the information on hand and available on request. Which brings me to the subject of this post.
Sweet Family Secrets. A new, up and coming wedding vendor that specializes in fine wedding desserts and cakes. I coincidentally ran into the pair of sisters at a recent Sales Tax Awareness class. They briefly told me about their business and where they were trying to go with it. Business cards were exchanged and a follow up email came a couple days later...honestly, I couldn't contain myself at the thought of shooting some of their work. I say their work, not cakes, because their products are truly a handcrafted work of art.
So this is Daniela and Juliana Santos. Accompanied by their brother Gustavo, they make up the family owned business of Sweet Family Secrets. A major part of their inspiration comes from Brazilian cuisine and Isabella Suplicy, the world renown artist from Brazil, which is also their native country. So cool! Many of their desserts are made with fresh gourmet ingredients.
Another unique product of their desserts are mini-cakes, like the ones shown below.
Something you may notice frequently throughout the post is the delicate, yet intricate level of artistry involved in every cake, dessert, or truffle. At times it can be hard to distinguish these rolled fondant sugar flowers from the real thing.
In my mind, a master piece. Standing over 4 ft in height, this cake is a testament to their dedication of professional wedding cake designers.
Three dozen mini-cakes sandwiched in between the main "layered cake" and encompassed with intricate edible flowers.
Next up, a beautiful self standing cake engulfed in a bed of roses and butterflies.
Something for the more rustic taste.
And my personal favorite, "the White Lavendar cake", made specially for this shoot. I'm still lost as to why I love the look of this cake. Maybe it's the pure-white, rustic frosting that's accentuated by the purple color of lavendar, but nevertheless, it reminds me of simple and elegant beauty!
Don't think that you can't take some of these tasty treats home for later. Like these, Sweet Family Secrets offer bite size desserts for on the go gifts...another awesome idea!
Check out their website at www.sweetfamilysecrets.com for more information.
I'm very excited to promote my first batch of products. This is the Engagement Book.
The Engagement Book is delievered with Eco-friendly packaging using only recycled materials and thus not contributing to unneccessary waste. Wrapped in protective tissue paper, every book comes with tips on how to care for your book.
All my books are wrapped in classic colored fabrics. The treasured prints are thus enhanced by the timeless feel of the silk and linen fabric cover. This book is covered in a celery-colored fine silk. Other fabrics offered include chocolate, pewter, and champagne-colored silks. A natural-colored (beige) linen fabric is offered for a more subtle, simple feel.
The binding of the book is magazine style, and the number of pages included are generally between 25-30. The number of prints included range between 60-75.
Printed on Smooth Matte paper, every image holds exceptional detail.
Most prints come with a generous white border, allowing the entire image to be viewed and appreciated. Also notice how some pages are left blank. This is offered for guests on the day of the wedding to write happy wishes and loving comments.
The Engagement Book is a sample of what your future Wedding Album will be. The book will hopefully set your mind at ease, as it shows the level of care I take to preserve your visual love. These books, if cared for properly, will last a lifetime, and forever transport you to the time prior to being married.
This is my good friend Allison. She's a long time friend from High School that has managed to keep in contact with me and my hectic lifestyle. After her recent internship over the summer she was in much need of some classic R&R. One day we decided to do some scouting around town and take a few portraits along the way. Downtown, Chautauqua Park, and Coot Lake, were a few of the places we visited. In case your wondering she's also a twin. After photographing her sister Krista, she may look a little familiar, but make no mistake, their personalities separate them completely.
This is Bryant and Krista, two newlyweds who just embarked on their 1 year anniversary. Best friends, lovers, and soul mates are just a few words that briefly describes their relationship; I can't think of a better testament to what a marriage should be like. With each having a unique and amazing personality, they balance each other perfectly, and photographing their happiness was, simply put, amazing! I truly look forward to seeing their continued commitment towards each other as they adventure through life's challenges.