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My husband and I went to Paris, France this year between visiting family in Europe.  This is one of our favorite cities! I wanted to buy a piece of art while we were there.  However, there just isn’t enough time to shop and experience. I got on Pinterest and started looking around at images of Paris so that we hit all of the hot spots that locals love.  I came across the work of Stacy Reeves of L’amour de Paris (English speakers hint: There no pronunciation of the S in Paris).  I was immediately taken away by her work! A photography session was perfect, it would be our piece of art recording our experience in Paris. I was really excited for our session and pleased to know that she was available the dates we were in Paris.  I wanted to go for a modern look. So, I consulted with jewelry designer Jerry Moran of Criffin Desings to get the perfect look.  The modern, sleek designs fit the theme of  our session and are made milary aircraft material, how is that for historical inclusion?

As a wedding and portrait photographer, I am always behind the camera. Not to mention when I go on vacation.  I am rarely in front of the camera and get photos taken.  The summers are always busy with my photography that there is little time for my own family session.  Honestly, being at my own photography session gives a perspective on what it is like for my clients to be on the other side of the camera.  But, after the first few minutes, I was just fine and having fun with my husband.  Afterall, we were in Paris getting photos in front of the Le Tour Eiffel (aka The Eiffel Tower).  After walking around the city all night, we were a bit tired and definitely did not go to bed early for our early morning session. I got up at 5am to fix my hair, on the Metro ride to our location, I could feel the waves in my hair coming back. I slipped on my Criffin designs jewlery and we started our session. And it was fun!  Stacy captured exactly what we wanted. Take a look at our session.

Photography By: L’amour de Paris

Jewelry Designer: Criffin Designs




We are pleased to be on the ballot for nomination in the catagory of Best Wedding Photographer, 2014 on Denver’s A-List. Last year, Lori J Photography placed in the top 20. This year we are completing for the top 10!

We know that voting causes a little frustration, especially because most of you are voting from your phones and you have to enter your date of birth and email. Here are a few tips to help it go smoothly.

1. Click the A-List badge below

2. Click the big Yellow, Vote button, you will be directed to sign in and/or login (if you voted last year).

3. Login or Sign up, you don’t have to enter your real DOB if you are concerned about privacy, its just to ensure you aren’t young and are eligible to vote.

4. Cast your vote and leave a comment about our work.

5. If you want to monitor what goes to your email….Go into Setting and adjust the info you want to get, if nothing, click the box DO NOT CONTACT ME. You will get no emails or updates.

That’s it!

Reward! As part of your nomination for us. We are offering to enter each of your names into a random drawing for a FREE 1 hour photo session with LJP, thats a $225 Value! To enter, you must cast your vote on the Denver A-List for Lori J Photography, AND post in the comments on this blog post or on our Facebook fan page, “VOTED”. This enters you in the drawing. The winer will be annouced after August 25th, when Denver A-List winners are annouced. Last Day to enter is August 17th, Best of Luck and THANK YOU for your support and votes!

*One entry to the contest per person, one winner, free session fee covers 1 hour photo session (time only), vote must be for LJP and posting of “Voted” must be on blog, LJP fanpage, or LJP posting. If contest winner declines, a new random winner will be selected. No substitutions.
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We are pleased to announce that we were featured on the blog of Denver Wedding Planner Lisabeth Events! Lisa has been featured on our blog after started up her planning business. Lets face it ladies, the last thing you want to do on your wedding day is pay for a wedding planner, but then you would miss out on all of the good tips, tricks, and unique vendor’s Lisa has to offer.


One of those things are tips and tricks on how to select a photographer. Here is the link to her blog in which she has featured Lori J Photography’s work. We are pleased to offer Lisabeth Events planning services in our Platinum Photography Packages.

As a photographer, I think that Lisa offers a great suggestions for finding the perfect photographer for your big day. I might add to check out the contract details and make sure your photographer has a back up photographer and is insured, and isn’t just a “Fauxtographer”. Additionally,  as much as you want to save money…your memories are to be treasured and left to a professional whose style caught your eye from the beginning, not just because the $$$’s. 

Best of Luck in your wedding planning. 


The holidays are full of new engagements, so, tis the season for wedding planning.  Lori J Photography has had the pleasure of teaming up with Lisa Dorenfeld of Lisabeth Events to start off the 2014 year. We are super excited!!! I also had the pleasure of photographing Lisa’s professional portraits for the face of Lisabeth Events.
As a photographer, I hear a lot of reasons why folks wished the had a wedding planner for their wedding. Ladies often say they though it would be too expensive, its really not! I, myself am one of those brides who wished I had a wedding planner. The “day of” messes are bound to happend and it is fabulous to have a “go to person” to send a text or call to have them handle things for you. Your wedding day should be relaxing and spending time soaking in the joy and the company of your friends and family, NOT running around, setting up, and worrying, that doesn’t sound fun at all.
Working with a wedding planner can also save you big bucks! When vendors team up together, you often get preferred pricing. Vendors love working with each other and when they get to, the day runs smoother and you get to kick back and enjoy the financial perks, and the details of your wedding day. To introduce this idea of wedding planning, Lisa will be talking a little about wedding planning.  
Introducing Lisa of Lisabeth Events your Colorado Event Planner:
Hello! My name is Lisa Dorenfeld. I am a Colorado native and love living in the most beautiful state. I have always been very organized and the love of helping friends put together weddings/events has ignited my passion to become an event planner.
I met my husband at Colorado State University and we have been together for 6 years. I am also a newly wed, so I know what it feels like to plan a wedding and how it feels to be overwhelmed by all the choices that a bride faces. That is why is it so helpful to have a planner, we are able to take away and carry some of the burden you feel to make decisions alone as a bride. I have also experienced a wedding without a planner, and due to Murphy’s Law, things are bound to go wrong. With a planner you are ensuring that no matter what happens on your special day that you will be able to relax and enjoy your family/friends and most importantly your soon to be husband! No one wants to work hard on putting together their perfect day to see things fall apart because you can’t watch over all of the staff to make sure things are going off without a hitch. The last thing you want to be doing on your wedding day is micromanaging people you don’t know, just to be stressed out as you walk down the aisle. I am there to ensure that you can fully enjoy your day in the spotlight.
I tell brides to pick their date first. If they have a specific venue that they have always wanted, they need to make sure they are a little flexible depending on the time of year and how busy that venue tends to be. Naturally, booking the venue is usually the next best step, this will ease their mind about how to decorate, pick their dress, and how many guests they are able to invite. And of course the dress is another big step after getting engaged. Depending on where they buy the dress, they might have to wait 6-9 months to get that dress in, and then there are usually alterations. So always keep in mind how much time you have so you can get that dream dress.
My absolute favorite thing about weddings is when the officiant announces the bride and groom as husband and wife. It is amazing to see the look on their faces, it is always pure love and joy. It always brings a warmth to my heart and it is in that moment that you see how much they truly love each other.
It is always good in the wedding industry to find vendors that know each other and have a professional relationship established. They are able to communicate efficiently and we know how each other work, creating a better work environment in which we can do our jobs to our best abilities. We are able to work as a well oiled machine and being familiar with who we are working with can create an amazing wedding!
Contact Lisa to be your Colorado Wedding Planner

It’s December! AHHH! So much to do. Well, your month doesn’t HAVE to be a month of crazy busy. You can delegate tasks to make your life easier.  Especially with regards to your families Holiday Cards! Lori J Photography offers customized holiday cards that are delivered right to your door. Our clients have already began receiving their specialty boxes ready with holiday cards with their families beautiful portrait photography on them.  Ladies, this is the ultimate easy!

Didn’t get your photography done this year? Well, don’t miss out! A few more spots are open for December. So get your family all dolled up for those holiday portraits. Lori J Photography also offers gift certificates for 2014 photography sessions for that person in your family that would adore Lori J Photography’s customized portrait experience. Call 303-241-3738 or email

Remember to record the experiences of your family by creating memories and capturing moments in time. ~Lori J

The S family planned their Thanksgiving weekend in Denver and it was time to get some updated family photography. We planned to meet at Evergreen Lakehouse and the weather was to be mid 50’s, Perfect! Well, that morning, the snow clouds started rolling in and so did the cold temperatures. They also informed me how “unphotogenic” they were.  I couldn’t beleive it because as a photographer, that is what everyone says that about themselves. People think I am looking for something specific.  But really, I want to capture them and the essentce of their family. This family was no exception! And looking at these photos, I can say that we didn’t get  shots of an “unphotogenic” family. Not nearly! And they didn’t even look like they were freezing…which they were. They are delightful people and I am happy to have captured these images for them to cherish forever. Thank you to the S. Family, you are all awesome! And a big Thanks to Laura S. for the refferral!

I am pleased to say that we finally offering a giveaway! From 11/8-12/15 Enter to win!

Lori J Photography is offering a GIVEAWAY for a 30 minute Portrait Photography Session. Photography is a luxury expense.  The feeling and experience you have when you have had a professional, quality portrait, is priceless.  You see your beautiful canvas hung on your wall, share the beautiful images with friends and family, and get to hear how beautiful you and/or your family/children are, who doesn’t want that?!  
What better time than the start of Fall to enter for a chance to win a 30 minute customized portrait photography session from Lori J Photography? Portraits can be for families, individuals, children, professionals for head shots, engagement, or pet photography.  The session includes:
  • Photography session
  • Photography equipment and expertise
  • An online gallery of all of your beautifully edited images
  • 1 digital image with printing rights 
  • AND if the winner had over 350 entry points, they received a 16×20 professional print
To Enter: Go to our Facebook Page and click GIVEAWAY
Enter to WIN! Multiple entries can be made from 114/8-12/15, each day you can share, tweet, and post to friends pages to rack up points to win this giveaway for a session with me. Best of luck! – Lori J

A vintage themed wedding with pale pink accents took place at the historic Lumber Baron Inn in Denver. This Bed and Breakfast was the perfect venue for this couples wedding. As the rain poured on Colorado, the the couple braced themselves with an alternate plan for their garden wedding. Everyone rushed around to placed the chairs in the parlor for the guests. The warmth and charm of the vintage mansion accented the classic tuxes of the groomsmen and classic pink and black bridesmaids dresses.

Its a tricky day when rain presents! Some say rain is meant to be good luck on your wedding day. I would like to think that this rain has showered the best of luck on Cassandra and Justin’s marriage!
Congratulations you two! Enjoy the Sneak Peek.

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Ellis Ranch is a wonderful wedding venue in Loveland, especially for Samantha and Tran’s country themed wedding! With boots, cowboy and cowgirl hats (Cowboy Up Hatters), their own beautiful horses brought to carry in the groomsmen, horse and carriage to carry the bride to her groom, and a huge bridal party to top it off! This couple planned a huge wedding and with so many details and charm.

With a loving to see them through their day, they said their “I dos”. Congratualations Samantha and Tran! Enjoy your Sneak Peek!

It’s that time of the year, changing colors, warm clothes, cool-crisp air, and trips to Starbucks for Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Oh wait! That was all about what I like during the Fall. Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year!!! As a professional portrait photographer, I LOVE when families want to bundle up and get outside in the morning for Fall Family photography. The colors of the leaves contrasted with green grass, make the PER-FECT family photo. Here in Denver, we have a vast amount of landscape to pick from too.

Every year, AND I mean EVERY year, families miss the perfect time for Fall photos. My clients call Lori J Photography in December and rush to get pictures in the FRIGID December snow, rush the family off to a photography session, rush print their Holiday cards, RUSH, RUSH, RUSH!  I feel their sense of urgency! Lets face it, you have a hard job as parents and Holiday cards probably do not enter your mind until Thanksgiving. By then, it’s cold, you are swamped with family gatherings, holiday shopping, baking, and keeping the kids occupied inside. So instead, you settle for a general holiday card just to say hello, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year.

Be on top of it this year. Take a moment to evaluate what you desire in your family portrait. Let Lori J Photography take care of your photographs and your holiday cards and enhance your family look.

Your photography session is customized to your families personality and interests. It’s not just a picture! Anyone can take a picture. Family portrait photography is about capturing a moment in time and capturing the essence of your family. This year invest in more than just a picture. Invest in an experience!

Take a look at some other family sessions that I have blogged on in the past.