We have been waiting for their wedding day since Josh proposed to Hayley in Larimer Square! The rain and the backdrop of the Botanic Gardens made for a whimsical and romantic day.
As Denver event photographers, our team at From the Hip Photo has had the pleasure of documenting some of the most exciting and unique events in the city. Recently, we were hired to photograph the Dry Dock Brewing Banned Booze Ball in Aurora, Colorado.
If you ask us which venue is our absolute favorite to photograph, the answer is easy: Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur, Colorado. We, at From the Hip Photo, take exceptional pride in our ongoing partnership with this little slice of heaven enveloped by idyllic meadows and serene mountains. Our collaborations stretch back over a decade. Markedly, we have had the pleasure of photographing dozens of weddings and other events at the venue over the years.
A few Valentine's Days ago, we had the pleasure of putting on our ski's and catching a chairlift with Nikki and AJ to capture their incredible Mountaintop Matrimony during Loveland Ski Area's 30th Annual "Marry Me & Ski for Free."
Having a second photographer at your wedding is important for us and has the perks for you. Celebrate your wedding, and not worry about what is being captured and what is not.
Freshtracks Catering serves exceptional food inside the McNichols Civic Center building in Denver, CO. They create food that looks almost too good to touch! Who they are! Freshtracks Catering is a popular, highly reviewed food service in Denver. They offer fresh, local ingredients for gourmet meals cooked with savory seasonings. Their custom-tailored menus are designed to also serve and give back to the community. They proudly enrich the lives and fill the bellies of the following members of the community: Evergreen County Day School, Foothills Animal Center, Mountain Area Land Trust, Mount Evans Healthcare and Hospice, Mountain Center Empty Bowl Program, Evergreen Parks and Recreation, and the Evergreen High School Adopt a Cougar Program! Whew! McNichols Civic Center Located in the McNichols Civic Center building, this particular catering event provided tasty appetizer bites that could satisfy both the sweet tooth and salty craving alike! Additionally, they serve generous portions of healthy, fresh, gourmet meals to fully satisfy health conscious individuals. Working hard to make these creative and original meals, the employees of Freshtracks are putting their heart and souls into the process. They strive to satisfy their own dreams of being of great service to their communities. Preparing for the
Ever feel like you're being watched? Maybe a bit of déjà vu? There certainly was no shortage of spooks and scares at ILEA's '6th Sense' event earlier this month! Hosted at the Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, ILEA threw a Halloween party featuring creepy cocktails, snacks, and even a corn-maze! Check out some our photos from ILEA at Chatfield Farms below! What is ILEA? ILEA, or the 'International Live Events Association', is a "global community of thousands of creative event professionals whose skills, expertise and experience power some of the most recognized and respected live events around the world". They specialize heavily in educational and collaborative networking events across the globe, which can help bolster local communities and connections. Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms Chatfield Farms is a 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm that's located in southern Jefferson County. The area is a beautiful spot for birdwatching, scenic walks, and for picking up the perfect pumpkin! Chatfield also has a couple of historical buildings; a restored dairy farm and silo from 1918, the 1874 Deer Creek Schoolhouse, and the historical Hildebrand Ranch. Hildebrand Ranch was the location early German pioneers settled at back in the 1860s. We'll leave you with spooky
Back in February, we had the pleasure of visiting The Regional. The Regional is a LoHi restaurant that is famous for serving fantastic food sourced from local farms and ranches in Colorado. They also serve seafood sourced from various places in Massachusetts. This past spring they hosted a culinary event dedicated to the No Kid Hungry charity. Come check it out! The Regional Chef and owner Kevin Grossi opened The Regional back in the summer of 2016. He sought to recreate many classic American dishes from all over the country using locally sourced food. He focuses particularly on comfort food. As he describes in an article with Eater Denver, "We're not doing crazy things to our products," Grossi said, "we're bringing the down-home feeling down to Denver." However, after spending two years at their LoHi location in the Avanti F&B, The Regional will be moving to Fort Collins in the early fall. Grossi plans on deepening his regional dishes in the new location: “The Regional has always been about adding a local element to whatever food you consider ‘hometown’ cooking. That will never change. If anything, we’re just moving closer to where so much of it is already growing in our state.” Check out
A few turntables, some dusted off classic records, a bit of booze, and you have yourself a good old-fashioned party! This past May, we went to the Vauxhall Ballroom at Denver's Ramble Hotel for a night of music, film, and luminous fun. Record club Vinyl Me, Please paired with the hotel for a musically inspired event called “The Spins: Classics at Vauxhall,” and we could not have been more thrilled to partake in an event of such class and tastefully artistic drive! A Musical Membership Vinyl Me, Please is, indeed, a vinyl record club with a member, magazine, and Record of the Month tradition! While the modern day person might be letting the thought of spinning records and gritty tunes drift far from their memory, these people at Vinyl Me, Please are keeping the life of records alive! Their mission is to remind the public of the power of vinyl records and its influence on cinema, art, and life in popular culture. They even are traveling the U.S. to “find the best record store in every state”! A Night of Classical Culture The record club brought the equipment while the Ramble Hotel provided a perfect space for this classically-themed event. Twisted
Calling all art super-fans (and aspiring ones) because we have some big news for you! Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art is doing big things. Is there anything better than looking at amazing art at Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art? Surprisingly yes, there is something better. Now getting to look at art AND having the opportunity to take it home is a million times better! Denver's MCA is hosting an Octopus Initiative. We aren't kidding when we say this is a real thing. What is the Octopus Initiative? So what is this tenticale-vibed, interesting title all about? The Octopus Initiative gives any Denver metro resident the opportunity to take home their favorite works of art created by some of Denver’s best artists. And wait, we have more good news! You can do all of this for FREE. The Launch Party It was our absolute pleasure to photograph the launch party for this fantastic initiative. MCA is one of our favorite places to shoot in since there are always amazing events going on. Some past events we have photographed include a secret Portugal. The Man concert and MCA's delicious beefsteak dinner. Let us be the first to say that the Octopus Initiative's