With the Summer here and your rising Seniors gearing up for their last year of high school, it's time to start planning their senior photos! Sometimes it can be overwhelming picking the perfect location especially when Colorado offers so many stunning spots! But don't fret, we are here to help you in the process of choosing your senior portrait urban city location. Here are a couple of fantastic spots for your senior portraits - Downtown Denver and the RiNo Art District. Downtown Denver Living in the centennial state has a lot of advantages when it comes to senior portraits. With at least 300 sunny days every year here in Colorado, there's plenty of great options to find the perfect spot for your session. Downtown Denver offers a great opportunity to mesh together lots of different styles while still maintaining the outdoor beauty that Colorado is known to offer. The heart of the city is versatile and can accommodate different activity levels and personalities! RiNo Art District Welcome to one of the many reasons we call this beautiful state, "Colorful Colorado!" Just a couple miles north of Downtown sits the RiNo Art District, it's a creative mural location that's always changing
With the Summer here and your soon-to-be Seniors gearing up for their last year, it's time to start planning their senior photos! Colorado offers plenty of beautiful locations and it can often be overwhelming to choose the perfect spot. But don't fret, we're here to help with the process of choosing your senior photo nature location. Here are three fantastic locations for your senior portraits - Bluff Lake Nature Center, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, and Golden History Park/Clear Creek. Bluff Lake Nature Center Wanting a unique natural urban area with many trees, shrubs, and an open field? Bluff Lake Nature Center is the perfect location for you! It is over a mile loop around the open space. There are plenty of spots to get different scenic backdrops during your session! Bluff Lake is located in Stapleton, which is a neighborhood northeast of Downtown Denver. Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre One of the greatest music venues in the world is right here in Colorado! Yup, you guessed it, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. Red Rocks gets its color from iron oxide, the same compound that gives blood and rust their ruddy appearance. This venue is located in Morrison, which is
Engagement photos are an exciting way to spread the news of your upcoming wedding while also allowing you to interact with your photographer before your wedding day. More importantly, engagement photos are more than just pictures — they’re memories!
Here at From the Hip Photo, we are firm believers in the photo booth! While some people might assume that photo booths are only for informal events, we think they can bring entertainment to any celebration. In fact, we think couples should consider a wedding photo booth when planning their big day. In the age of the selfie, we are always taking amusing photos of ourselves and loved ones almost every day. Weddings are no exception! Photo booths help make capturing those special moments even more fun! Even celebrities like Kim and Kanye are on the wedding photo booth train. So Much Time For Activities! There's a lot that happens at a wedding. Your guests are going to be busy participating in dances, meals, and toasts. Why not ensure that one of these wedding activities gives them something to take home at the end of the night? Even the most enthusiastic wedding guest needs a break from dancing the “Cha Cha Slide” at some point. Memories Galore! Wedding photo booths are enjoyable for all ages. They allow everyone, from an adorable 3-year-old child to your grandma (we're amazed she's awake after 9 p.m.), to get together and join the fun. A wedding photo booth
Tips to Feel and Look Your Best on a Day You Will Always Remember The months of planning leading up to a wedding can be stressful, and then the entire day is over in a flash. However, there is plenty that you can do in the time leading up to your wedding that can have you feeling your best. Follow these quick and easy steps in order to alleviate some of the nerves and feel your best! Boost your immune system In order to avoid saying “I do” with the sniffles, take proactive steps in the weeks and months leading up to your wedding in order to boost your immune system. You may be dieting and exercising for other reasons, but some easy changes can have a huge impact on your overall health. Getting 30 minutes of exercise daily and eating more fruits and vegetables are just a few ways to boost your immune system. You’ll have more energy and will be more proactive in taking care of yourself. Develop a skincare routine Brides and grooms should have a daily skincare routine. It’s important to keep in mind that the season can completely alter your routine. If you’re planning for a spring or summer ceremony, it’s important to be mindful
A family photo shoot can be a great way to capture a special moment in time with your loved ones. Of course, getting a bunch of people together for a photo shoot can be an intimidating process, especially if you're getting kids involved. We've certainly had our fair share of family photo shoots, so we'd like to offer you a few fun family photo ideas! Show Off Your Hobbies Here at From the Hip Photo, love trying to capture the perfect candid moment! A great way to add fun to your family photos is by concentrating on your hobbies, interests, and daily activities. This allows your family to express themselves more by letting the pictures do the talking. In other words, less looking (or trying your hardest to get the kids to look!) and more action. Highlight Your City Think about where you live. Is there an area or location that means something to you and your loved ones? This could be where the family home is, like Denver, or where you and the rest of the crew (pets included, of course!) love to go on vacation. Creating photographic memories in places that mean the most to you and your
Have you ever heard of the phrase, “Dazed and Confused?” In the wedding world, “Engaged and Confused” is more like it! Although a seemingly stressful phrase, we have become quite fond of it. It’s understandable that along with many couples’ excitement about becoming newlyweds, there’s a bundle of nerves and uncertainty about the process that comes along with it. That is why we at From the Hip Photo, with some help from Blue Nile, have gathered some engagement tips and tricks that we have learned over the years to help couples determine the next steps after the big question has been popped! Picking the Perfect Ring! First thing’s first, the ring! Blue Nile strives to simplify the buying process, empower, and educate their customers. Their extraordinary collection of diamond engagement rings spans timeless styles to the latest trends, including solitaire, vintage, halo and more. Blue Nile not only offers a team of non-commissioned diamond and jewelry consultants who are available 24/7 to answer any question, but they also offer useful tools to help with the most common questions! Like what size ring does your significant other wear? Their diamond jewelry experts have put together a complete ring size guide with
Do you want to take some family photos but are worried how the pictures will turn out? Are you stressed about trying to organize a family of five, six, seven or more into a balanced and good-looking photo? Have no fear! We have some tips for photographing a big family! Balance is Key If you only absorb one thing from this post, remember this: it’s all about balance, balance, balance! The perfect picture — no matter if it’s a portrait, a landscape, or anything in between — must look balanced and equalized. The human eye likes symmetry and stability. Basically, we don’t like to look at something that’s a little off or tilted. Because balance is key, it’s important to know that you can balance your pictures in a variety of ways. Color scheme, levels, and varied body positions all can be toyed with to make things look a little more clean-cut and equalized. This family helps us make our case with their family photo shoot at Denver’s Millennium Bridge! With a family of six, you can imagine it can be a little tricky to organize this crew into some organized pictures. However, our job was not as difficult as
Do you love the fall, and want to photograph your family or loved ones during the peak of autumn color? Are you hoping to make the most of your fall season by capturing some unbeatable photos? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you are in luck! We have written a blog post on fall photography tips for you! Read this “how-to” guide to make your autumn photos turn out the best they can be! Lighting is Key One of photography’s most important considerations is lighting. While paying attention to lighting is crucial in every photo shoot, it is especially so during fall sessions. Autumn’s natural colors are reds, golds, and yellows which have the potential to either overpower or enhance natural lighting. While outdoors trying to capture that stunning gold light, make sure you either use the sun as an illuminant for the colors or a tool for silhouettes. You can get some great pictures with a bright orange backdrop if you angle the lighting just right. You can also capture some stunning silhouette pictures with a halo glow depending on your angle. Whatever you do: chase fall light with caution! Utilize Leaves! Everyone knows that the
We have a few engagement photo tips for anyone whose feeling a bit camera shy before their engagement photo session. Plus, these amazing photos from Candace & Xanders photo session are perfect inspiration for any couple preparing for their own engagement session!