1515 Restaurant Denver

Dinning area: 1515 Restaurant Lodo Denver

I photographed for Gene’s restaurant 1515 some years ago – and it was so nice to see him and his wife again yesterday.  We spent some time photographing some new plates created by chef Chuck James and they looked beautiful.  And later tasted the new dishes – a must visit for a night out for sure!

With 1515 Restaurant’s contemporary American menu, chef Chuck James brings an edge to fine dining in Denver, while keeping an eye toward local and organic ingredients. 1515 Restaurant is located in the historical neighborhood of LoDo in Denver, Colorado. Nestled at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains, the restaurant fosters an intimate dining experience based on the accomplished Restauranteur Gene Tang and his dedication to service, Chef Chuck James’s focus on original cuisine and the restaurant’s commitment to sustainable practices.

Emily & David – August 14th, 2010

I had geared myself up for this to be a “SUPER WEDDING” over the past 8 months since Emily booked her wedding with me.   It was truly amazing to say the least… and I just love brides that want so many photos!    We started our day at The Brown Palace in Denver for getting ready shots.  Drew Fritchel was my 2nd shooter for the day and he hung out with the men and I got the pleasure of photographing the ladies while they were getting all dressed up.  Jennifer York did Emily’s make up and it turned out perfect – and then off to the very beautiful St. Johns Cathedral.  Myself, coming from the midwest where we had so many gothic and grand old church buildings around – it is more of a rarity in Denver.  I get so excited to photograph at St. John’s as it is one of the few really grand cathedrals in Colorado.  Newberry Brothers decked out this wedding with all the beautiful flowers… but honestly – those table centerpieces at the reception were sooooo amazing!

Super thoughtful of their guests – Emily & David had a bus that transported all of us and guests from the cathedral to the reception while they whisked away in a horse drawn carriage from St. Johns to The Denver Art Museum.  We make a little pit stop across the street at Civic Center Park for some fun wedding party photos before heading in for the reception.

After heading down from cocktail hour there was a toast, and a beautiful speech about the “Fallen Soldiers Table” that they had set at the reception.  Then a really beautiful night of dancing and fun for all the guests.  Emily had a smile on her face every second from the time I first saw her face that day…. and right until the nights end.

Congratulations to Emily & Berm and their families.  They deserve a happy life together!

Welcome Baby Peyton

Baby Peyton

This morning the Rosales family brought in their brand new baby girl Peyton and her big sister Makiah.  Peyton was 13 days old today, and although she was actually awake for most of the session – she hardly made a peep.  Finally – right at the end of the session she relaxed off to dreamland and allowed us to get a few more cute sleeping shots.  Her 3 year old sister Makiah was just as mellow –  she played so nice and was so patient waiting for us to get done with photos!

Photographer: Jeanine Thurston

Eyes wide open for most of the session!

Rhegan & Kenleigh

A million expressions from Ms. Kenleigh!

This session was the first time I had a chance to meet Kenleigh… but, I’ve photographed Rhegan, Jennifer, Tony and their family many times over the past 5+years.  I always find it so nice to see kids and families grow!

We had rescheduled our session due to rain a week earlier, but so happy to have a nice evening for their session and the clouds broke way for a very yellow setting sun.  We hung out by the local pond until the light was just right and got a few images with the little ladies (and a few family photos too).

Jennifer with her beautiful girls

One last shot before the sun was gone.

Tara & John’s Stonebrook Manor Wedding


Stonebrook Manor

Crazy in love with this couple – starting back when we had an amazing engagement session.  I couldn’t help but look forward to their amazing wedding day.  I started out at The Parlour salon with the girls before the wedding to get some of the last hair & make up details and have some fun toasts.

Then off to the beautiful Stonebrook Manor for the wedding outside on the west lawn, and reception in the west ballroom.  Everyone was rushing around to make sure that every detail was in place, and it all came together for a beautiful ceremony.  Unlike the rain the previous evening…. the sun came out for the ceremony and temperatures were warm but comfortable.

The boys were more than ready for some fun photos with Tara too!  Another perfect 2010 wedding – and wishing the best to the newlyweds in their new home in Chicago!

Stonebrook Manor - west lawn