Marla has been amazing to work with and is a true artist!¬† From Marla’s professionalism, passion, punctuality, lighting, shoots, and sets you can’t go wrong with¬†CakeKnife¬†Photography! I can’t imagine our engagement photos¬†turning out more beautifully.¬† One of our pictures, that is now actually my¬†facebook¬†profile pic, looks like a cover of a love novel, that’s what everyone is saying:) She was even able to get some great shots of our 2 Shepherds which mean the world to us.¬† Thank You Marla!
I had a blast photographing Ashley and Kevin¬†on top of LookOut Mountain in Golden Colorado. I knew the setting would be perfect for their personalities. When sunset happened you would of thought I was shooting the cover for some romance novel! Beautiful and fit, it‚Äôs no surprise these two met at Gold‚Äôs Gym in Illinois. A¬†few months later Ashley was moving to Colorado to be with Kevin.
Ashley asked me if they could¬†include their two German Shepherds in the shoot. I’ve photographed a lot of animals before for advertising campaigns so I was more then happy to.¬†I know how important pets are to someone, so whenever I can I try to include them in any shoot.
We also brought out our photo lights, creating the¬†dramatic look you see below with the sun setting behind them, yet Ashley and Kevin are beautifully lit from the front. It brings a cinematic look to the shoots, especially for these two who looked like movie stars just chilling on some “comfortable” jagged rocks.
I’ll be photographing their big day on September 17th¬†at Dunafon’s Castle, a beautiful and unique venue built in 1941 and located in Golden. Ashley said they chose¬†‚ÄúDunafon‚Äôs because of it’s history, beauty, and uniqueness.” The venue only holds 30 private events a year, a small percentage of those being weddings, which is exciting for me since not a lot of people have shot there.
I asked Ashley if she had any advice in preparing brides for their engagement shoot …
‚ÄúDefinitely choose a photographer that you feel comfortable with and you like to work with.¬† I think its really important to jive with your photographer leading up to your big day and I think that its really great to have an engagement session not only for the memories, but to get fully comfortable working with your photographer before your Big Day!¬† Marla made us feel right at home and working with her is so natural, fun, and her work speaks volumes!‚ÄĚ