Month: February, 2011

Beautiful Engagement Workshop – Denver, CO Engagement Photographer

· February 26, 2011 · 2:53 am · Uncategorized

I often take part in mini workshops where several local photographers get together and photograph a session. Each time the theme is different and the subjects change considerably. I like doing this every so often as it lets me be creative with my photographs without having to worry about what the client wants. It’s just my time to explore and expand my knowledge of photography. It’s also a time to learn from other photographers and their talents.

A few weeks ago, I attended a engagement workshop photographing Daphne and her fiance Michael. A cold system was starting to come through and it was starting to get bitter cold outside. However, you wouldn’t be able to tell from the photos of couple, maybe because they were wrapped in each others love! I am a romantic…what can I say ;) Daphne and Michael were such a beautiful couple and easy going. They kept their cool even though it was FREEZING cold outside! I wish them a lifetime of happiness and prosperity! Congrats Daphne and Michael!

Check out a few pics from the session.

Stunning right? I told you so!

A few things…

I will be updating frame gallery colors. Organic Bloom has recently added several new colors to their 2011 product line and man are they awesome. So many more color choices to choose from now.  I will be posting the new colors on facebook as well. So keep an eye out for them. If you haven’t seen our new frame styles you must check them out. I have them listed under 2011 custom framing on facebook. Seriously, you will fall in love with them!

I hope to have more pictures to update on the blog soon. I have a few cake smash sessions coming up and family portraits as well.

Stay warm tonight it is freezing out there…bbuurrr!

2011 Custom Frames – Denver, CO Portrait Photographer

· February 26, 2011 · 2:46 am · Uncategorized

The Vintage Cupcake is pleased to now offer custom frames by The Organic Bloom. These frames are handmade, painted and shipped with loving care. They are curvy, spunky and elegant designer frame. I have already purchased a few and absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. There are several different styles of frames to choose from and a plethora of colors suitable for any paint palate and are looking to add more colors in the very near future. Here are a few pictures, but I am warning you, try not to drool everywhere while looking at them ;)

We’re on the Bump! – Denver, CO Portrait Photographer

· February 26, 2011 · 2:44 am · Uncategorized

For those of you who have kids, are having kids or want kids, you probably know about the The Bump. For those of you not familiar, I highly suggest you checkout the website as there is a plethora of information on there.

So why this post you ask? Well, The Vintage Cupcake Photography is now listed and advertising with them. I am very excited to advertise our services there and hope to gain some great relationships with clients. If you want to check out our listing, click here .

If you know someone who may be interested in photography services, let them know about us! We have several options to view our work and our services we offer. If you do, make sure they told us you referred them and we will send you a special gift as a thank you!

Madilu Designs logo and marketing set – Denver, CO Portrait Photographer

· February 26, 2011 · 2:43 am · Uncategorized

Kim from Madilu Designs, designed my logo and marketing set for The Vintage Cupcake. I can’t say enough how much I love her work! She was so easy to work with and creates beautiful work! Thanks again Kim.
Kim just featured my marketing set on her blog. Wanna see?

http://madiludesigns.com/blog/?p=271

It’s almost that time of year – Denver, CO Portrait Photographer

· February 26, 2011 · 2:42 am · Uncategorized

When we start making New Year’s resolutions and setting goals for the future. I go through the same regime every year of making big resolutions, gearing up and failing at them within the first three months. So this year I staying small, taking baby steps and hoping this will allow me time to accomplish my goals easier, instead of jumping in and hoping it all works out ;)

What are your goals? Whatever they may be, I wish you luck in accomplishing them.

Coming up, I will be sharing some exciting things that will be coming to TVC! Stay tuned, you won’t want to miss it!

Beatiful Family and Kids – Denver, CO Portrait Photographer

· February 26, 2011 · 2:41 am · Children, Families

I had the opportunity to take pictures of my friend Amber, her beautiful kids and kind boyfriend. She is such a beautiful person inside and out and wish her the best. She will be moving at the end of December to Oklahoma and I will miss her bunches! Good luck Amber and safe travels.

What to Wear Wednesday – Denver, CO Portrait Photographer

· February 26, 2011 · 2:38 am · What to Wear

The last time it was my turn for a Wardrobe Wednesday post, I promised to highlight each one of the four female body shapes – pear, apple, hourglass and rectangle — and discuss what to look for when shopping, as well as what to stay away from. Because, lets face it: We’d all like to accentuate our best features and subtly hide the ones we’re not so fond of — especially when it comes to picking clothes for a portrait session.

I’ve already featured the pear shape, which you can find here. Next up? Apples!

APPLE SHAPE

Typically apple-shaped women have:

* A fuller face and neck
* Broader shoulders
* Fuller breasts
* A fuller, undefined waist
* Narrow hips
* A flat rear end
* Shapley legs

It’s all about balance
The goal is to lengthen and elongate your torso in effort to slim the appearance of your shoulders and waist. Ideally, you want to draw attention away from the tummy area and draw attention to your best attributes which include your breasts and legs. Focusing on your assets and emphasizing your positives will make you look slimmer.

There are certainly going to be lots of options at almost every women’s clothing store, but when it comes to apple shapes, simple is best. I searched a variety of retailers to compile the following suggestions just to give you a visual idea of what to look for when shopping:

Tops
For apple-shaped women, start with the right bra. Your breasts are one of your best features, so make sure you have the support you need. You have lots of options when it comes to tops. Look for V necklines, which will pull the eye away from your shoulders. Wrap-around tops are also an excellent choice. Look for shirts that have a cinched waist. And this year’s big belt trend is perfect for you! Belts slim down your tummy and give the illusion of a smaller waist. Concentrate on choosing tops with darker solid colors. If you want a little pattern, find something that is darker around the midsection with a pattern at the top, bringing the eye up toward your chest and face and diverting attention from your middle.

Pants
You want to choose jeans that have a flat front and a rise that is lower than your natural waist. (Basically opt for low-rise jeans without pleats or crazy front pockets.) On the flip side, look for jeans that have back pockets with flaps. This will help give some curve to a flatter rear. Jeans with subtle fading will add shape to your thighs. Boot-cut and flared legs will give you a longer, leaner look. When in doubt, apples look best in simple designs, rather than overly excessive details.

Skirts and dresses
Play up those nice legs with shorter skirts! About 1 to 5 inches above the knee is perfect. Skirts should be fitted at the waist and flare toward the hem line. This will balance out your top and bottom by giving you more of an hourglass figure. Dresses should have gathers under the breast to direct all eyes to your waist. Textures like chiffon and silk are great options for your skirts. Here’s where you can get a little crazy with bolder colors and patterns — just keep them on your lower half.

Shoes
You can wear a chunkier heel. This will actually help balance you upper body. Wedges are a perfect shoe for you. If you are shorter, pointy-toed shoes will give the appearance of a longer leaner look. Avoid stiletto heels becaues they will make you look out of proportion. Sleek shoes with a thicker heel will work better visually.

What to avoid
Stay away from tops that are too baggy and have puffy or full sleeves. They will only make your shoulders and arms look bigger. Avoid bold patterns above your waist. A wild print will make you look big and wide on top, which is the opposite of what you should strive for. Never wear bottoms that are too tight because this will also make you look bigger on top. Never wear pants that have a pleated front and avoid high-waisted pants entirely. Stay away from jeans with very dark washes as it will only make your hips appear smaller. And, finally, stay away from tapered legs. You’ll only make your top half appear bigger than it is. Oh, and not like this is an issue, but NO SHOULDER PADS. One word: Linebacker.

Why Choose Custom Photography – Denver, CO Portrait Photographer

· February 26, 2011 · 2:36 am · Uncategorized

What Is Custom Photography The photographic art you choose to place on your wall is ultimately the result of the vision of the photographer. This vision, coupled with what you wear to your session, the environment, the lighting, even the mood the subjects are in at the time of photographing creates the work that you will want to proudly display on your walls forevermore.

Children’s Photographer Marianne Drenthe Your first step in the process is more about determining who you are, who your family is and then seeking a photographer that reflects your style. For instance let’s say your family is extremely outdoorsy and loves playing on the beach. You start determining what style you like, browse through photography website portfolios and determine if any of the styles exhibited there would be a good fit with your life and family style. You have already determined that you should probably seek out a beach type photographer (that is if you live near a beach) and then begin narrowing the field down a bit.

Finally after a bit of internet research, you have narrowed it down to two photographers who do what seems like solid work, the sort of outdoor beach look you desire. It is now time to ask yourself: Do you like photographer A’s style over photographer B’s style? Is it because the people in the images of A’s style are having a great time and it seems very caught up in the moment vs. B photographer more posed, looking in the camera images? If this is a case, you probably like LIFESTYLE photography or perhaps even take it a step further and define your desired style as a PHOTOJOURNALISTIC photography style. The photographer you probably should choose is photographer A because their style is very similar to the style you desire.

What custom photography ultimately is all about is choice and experience. Custom photography is about finding someone who will photograph your family, give you devoted 1:1 attention without worry of who is next ‘in line’ or the feeling of a crowded portrait studio.

* A custom photographer will typically show you a fairly extensive gallery culled to only show the good images that meet the photographers’ creative sensibilities.

* Often the images are fully edited images-color corrected with blemishes and undereye circles removed.

* Custom photographers are also known as boutique studios, offering a range of products and unparalleled service. Think Lexus vs. Hyundai, think Nordstrom vs. WalMart.

A custom photography experience should have you, the client and your experience in mind.

Courtesy of Professional Child Photographer

http://www.professionalchildphotographer.com/information/

~ Welcome ~

I'm Angela and I love what I do.

I play many different roles in my life, but boring is not one of them. I'm silly, quarky, completly honest and try to live life to it's fullest. I put my heart and soul into photography and take great pride in my work and making sure my clients leave with beautiful works of art they can cherish forever.

I love natural light photography and love working outdoors, however, I have a dedicated studio with professional grade lighting, props and decors specifically for newborns and young children. I adore creating art with color and light. Client galleries are a variety of work tailored to their preferences and edited to my style.

This was just a little bit about me. I can't wait to meet you and I hope that viewing my work will bring each of you as many smiles as it has brought to me!

xoxo ~ Angela