Red Hot in Chinatown | Denver Portrait Photographer

Unexpected News

This has been a crazy and exhausting week! And how is it already Fall?!!! I’ve been so busy planning Paris…traveling to Paris…editing Paris…time is just flying by too fast! This Denver Portrait Photographer is not complaining, though! I absolutely LOVE Fall weather for outdoor portrait sessions! I’m traveling a bit from now until the end of the year, but I would love to make time to photograph you before Winter arrives!

I love Fall so much!!! If you want to book your portrait session before it gets too cold, please begin the process now! You can click   here   to learn about the experience I offer, and     here     to begin the booking process :)

I love Fall so much!!! If you want to book your portrait session before it gets too cold, please begin the process now! You can click here to learn about the experience I offer, and here to begin the booking process :)

Oooh and before I forget: An unexpected new development has occurred in the stolen image saga. And it begins with me blocking the person who took the image and them finding another way to contact me.

Stay tuned.


And now let’s travel back to Paris…

Red Hot Scenic View

One of the Paris looks I originally planned was that of a powerful business woman or CEO. Although I absolutely adore both romantic and vintage-inspired images, that is not all that I can offer my clients!

 
Denver fitting

Denver fitting

 

The red jacket chosen for the look resembled a modern day Bar Jacket, gorgeously accentuating the waist. But location can absolutely change everything. I chose the location for the portrait session on blind faith. The Paris guidebook I had been reading talked about an amazing and scenic view of the Eiffel Tower that many people don’t know about. I pictured what it must look like and suggested that it serve as our red hot CEO location.

Mistake.

 
On the metro. I was feeling festive, apparently.

On the metro. I was feeling festive, apparently.

 

When we arrived via metro, my heart sank a bit. The area was way rougher around the edges than I had imagined…in fact, it honestly looked nothing like I had visualized. Up until then, all of Paris had looked relatively similar to me…the gorgeous buildings with those incredible little decorative balconies…pastry shops on every corner…everything trimmed in gold. But this? No, this was different. And part of me feels that the locals would say this area was more authentically Paris, and that everything I had seen prior was the touristy area.

We walked for a few minutes in disappointed silence, saw the “scenic view” of the Eiffel Tower, and quickly realized that it wasn’t going to work. The view was great, but with the style I shoot in, I knew the Eiffel Tower wouldn’t show up in my shot. We kept walking in hopes to find a great place to start, and suddenly found a well-lit alleyway with graffiti. I pulled out my camera and we got to work.

 
Listen…they wrote it, not me.

Listen…they wrote it, not me.

 

Within a few shots, I wasn’t feeling it…and intuition is very important when it comes to creating. I loved the red jacket and I loved Maggie in it, but it just didn’t fit what I was going for. I then had the idea to photograph her in the middle of the busy crowds walking on the street (maybe to an important meeting?), but the setting just seemed too…I don’t know…”gritty”. I wanted CEO…not “West Side Story”. It was then that I said to Maggie, “alright…change of plans…let’s lose the jacket!”


within moments I knew that this was a way better direction to go.


 
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We were able to get a lot done very quickly, and while none of my favorite shots from that day included the red jacket (or the Eiffel Tower…or the red soles that I spent forever painting on Maggie’s shoes), I think we still made magic ;) Sometimes you can plan and plan…and then the Universe will show you something even better.

Lesson learned.

 
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This jacket normally comes in black, but can be special ordered in red!

This jacket normally comes in black, but can be special ordered in red!

Link of the day

Although we didn’t use the red jacket very long, I’m absolutely using it for future portrait sessions! To purchase it, please click here!