Ahhhh... Valentine's Day. The day created to give us all the chance to tell our significant others how much they mean to us with boxes of chocolates, cards, teddy bears, or quite possibly an engagement.
Valentine's Day is all about the reds, the pinks, the gifts, the kisses, the hand-holding...
My significant other and I decided to celebrate Valentine's Day all week this week. It sounds incredibly cute, I know, but in reality, we just did not want the hassle of going out on actual Valentine's Day.
On Monday we went out to dinner at Joe's Crab Shack. It's where we went on our first big date. It's where we went to celebrate a year later. It's where we went when I got my new job. It's our place.
On Wednesday we went out to Olive Garden with Jeremy's family to celebrate the day of love. Jeremy's family rarely goes out to eat, so it's always a special occasion when we all go together.
Tonight I will get home, Jeremy and I will exchange cards (we agreed to not get each other gifts, but rather save up our money to buy a house hopefully this year), and we will sit down to watch a movie. I'm voting for When Harry Met Sally, as I have never seen it, but have been wanting to for quite a while. He hasn't cast a vote yet, so we will see what happens when I get home :)
Romantic comedy (or just romance) is one of my favorite genres of movies. I love love. I love the cheesy stories, I love realizing that I have my own cheesy love story, and I just love the happy, stupid feeling you get from watching those movies.
So... to celebrate Valentine's Day, here are some photos of couples I have shot throughout my years as a photographer, accompanied by some of my favorite romantic movie quotes (some are from novels)!
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return."
"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
"You had me at hello."
"You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how."
"It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together... and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home... only to no home I'd ever known... I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like... magic."
"So it's not going to be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day."
"If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around."
Yesterday, Saturday, January 26, 2019, I had a senior portrait session with the beautiful high school senior, Jovanna!
Jovanna and her mom, Christina, found out about Imbeccable Images through a recommendation by Gerry and Tisha, wonderful clients of mine, on the Nextdoor App! Thank you, Gerry and Tisha!!
I have been wanting to do a session in Golden, Colorado for a while now, and was so excited when Jovanna and her family agreed to have her senior pictures taken there! Golden offers that diversity in backgrounds for portraits in a short distance - the Clear Creek Trail for nature shots, and then the cute downtown area for more urban shots.
I would definitely recommend Golden to any photographer looking for gorgeous, outdoor backdrops for pictures.
Jovanna, I sincerely hope that you are enjoying your photographs on your personalized web page. For the rest of you, here is a sneak peek!
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Taken on the rocky edge of Clear Creek, not far off the trail at all.
Taken on one of the several bridges that crosses Clear Creek in the Golden area.
Taken along the trail that goes along Clear Creek into the woods.
Taken downtown, Golden, Colorado.
Taken downtown, Golden, Colorado.
Time: 90 minutes
In general, here is my calendar for 2019. I am looking to fill it up a lot more than it is, so please, if you know anyone looking for senior portraits for 2020, last minute photography needs for large events, family photos, whatever it is, please let me know!
Please keep in mind that in 2019, thanks to my new career at Circle Graphics, I have every single weekend open!
JANUARY 6th: Engagement Session with Darrell and Anteria
JANUARY 12th and 13th: Booked for Personal Time
JANUARY 19th: Property Photos for De'Edra
JANUARY 20th: Booked for Editing Time
JANUARY 26th: Senior Portrait Session with Jovanna
JANUARY 27th: Engagement Session with Jade and Logan
MARCH 30th: Temporarily reserved for the birth of Sanjeev and Laura's baby session!
MARCH 31st: Temporarily reserved for the birth of Sanjeev and Laura's baby session!
APRIL: All weekends temporarily reserved for the birth of Sanjeev and Laura's baby session!
JUNE 21st: Booked for Personal Time
JUNE 22nd: Booked for Personal Time
JUNE 23rd: Booked for Personal Time
OCTOBER 20th: Wedding of Jade and Logan
OCTOBER 31st: Booked for Personal Time
NOVEMBER 1st: Booked for Personal Time
NOVEMBER 2nd: Booked for Personal Time
NOVEMBER 3rd: Booked for Personal Time
DECEMBER 21st: Booked for Personal Time
DECEMBER 22nd: Booked for Personal Time
DECEMBER 28th: Booked for Personal Time
DECEMBER 29th: Booked for Personal Time
PENDINGS (Finalizing Date)
Engagement Session with Kelly and Joey
On Sunday, January 6, 2019, I shot my first session of the year: An engagement session for the stunning couple, Ria and Darrell from Michigan!
Anteria reached out to me on The Knot and had scheduled their session with me. Ria told me that she wanted mountains in her background, so of course I advised that we take the portraits at Chautauqua Park in Boulder!
They were such a fun couple to photograph. They posed so naturally that they needed little direction.
And oh... that beautiful diamond! Seriously stunning <3
I just love the fact that they agreed to do a session at this park. Such a romantic moment with the flat irons right behind them!
But that's all I'm going to share with you on here. To see more, keep an eye on my Instagram feed!
Session Price: $100
Session Time: 1 Hour
Amount of Images Edited: 45
Amount of Images Not Edited: 64
Total Images Received by Client: 109
I just wanted to take a moment and thank each and every single one of my clients. My photography dreams are able to continue thanks to each and every single one of you, and I am so grateful that you have allowed me to be a part of a special moment in your lives.
Thank you all for sticking by me from the beginning, when I worked under the name "RE Photography", then "Spalderick Studios", to finally land on "Imbeccable Images".
Thank you, to everyone!! Of course, I could not include all images, so if I missed you, I do sincerely apologize.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, and here's to a wonderful and successful 2019!
Photographer, visual artist, and customer service extraordinaire.