Lacey & Eric {Beaver Creek 2013}

By Jennifer Marlowe Marvin in denver engagement photography

You know when two people are so full of joy that it just radiates outof them? Well, these two have that spark along with the bubbly personalities of two young love birds. 

Lacey and Eric were a lot of fun to photograph because they were creative, relaxed in front of the camera and also brought some styling clothes to finish off the mix.

I can't wait to photograph their wedding next year in Beaver Creek!

Congrats on your engagement and keep the love and laughter y'all share forever!

Heaven Is For Real {Akron, CO}

By Jennifer Marlowe Marvin in heaven is for real

Every time I sit down to write about my experience with photographing for the Heaven Is For Real Book Tour, for some reason I have no words.  There is no way to explain it really.  It's been incredible on so many different levels that I'm never quite sure how to even start.  I end up thinking things in bullet points or in random questions that sound... cheesy.  (ie:  Have you ever been in a room surrounded by hundred of people and tangibly feel love surround you? How many of you... What if you... and so on)  

While photographing these events I have met some of the most interesting people and have heard more incredible stories than I can even remember.  The one story though that has swept the world is that of Colton's testimony.  Some of you who read this may not believe in God.  If so, I urge you to still read this.  You might think... well,  there's heaven in the title so I won't be caught dead reading that.  Well,  I guess I'd challenge you then to open up your mind for all of the 4 hours it might take you to read this simple book.  It's powerful and I promise you can take at least one little tidbit away from it.  I don't care who you are...  you can.  I promise. :) 

Anyhow, I've met Colton numerous times and there is something about children that no one can deny.  Children say the darndest things...  And usually it is due to what they've seen or heard first hand.  I remember a few years back when a kid randomly came up to me after staring at me for a while and said "why are your eyebrows so much darker than your hair?  It looks ugly."   I was like, well okay then... I mean, it was true, but there's nothing more shocking than true honesty to your face.  I guess, why i share my experience  is because that's what this story is all about.  I'm sure people have said "oh the parents conjured up this great story to sell millions or books."  First of all, no.  The Burpo's if you ever have the chance to meet them are probably one of the most down to earth couple's I've met, who still live in the same house they've always lived in small-town Nebraska and just love to give back to people.  Plus, honestly, I'm not sure how anyone could write a story that hundreds of other children around the WORLD have confirmed as being exactly the same... I mean it's kind of eerie how many stories they've heard from other people/kids who have had a near death/heaven experience.

I actually didn't intend to sit here and write a book review...  So sorry if I'm like "Hey, read this book!"    I just simply wanted to get my thoughts out on the page and share with you (if there are any of you reading this) what I think is maybe one of the coolest stories around. 

I know I've been blessed by this book, this ministry, and even more by the people who are involved.  So I give you my thanks.  It is always such a pleasure to be with you on the road and I can' wait for our Texas adventures next!


My Happy Thought

By Jennifer Marlowe Marvin in personal

I've been editing an event that I shot last weekend in Akron, CO for the Heaven Is For Real Book Tour and this photo just struck me.   I just thought I'd put some words to the photo and post it here as my happy thought for the day.   The photo is of my good friend Jeff's traveling case, but it got me thinking about the bigger picture.   And, the bigger picture is well pretty amazing.  

So,  I hope all of you out there are having a ridiculously blessed day and would love to hear how you're being blessed today as well:)  Share away!!!

Heidi & John {Colorado Golf Club - Golf Engagement shoot}

By Jennifer Marlowe Marvin in denver wedding photography denver engagement photography

I am just astounded by this beautiful, brilliant AND fun couple...   Heidi & John (I should really say Dr. Bryant!) were SO much fun to shoot this past Sunday and they were so visibly in love that it was fun to be a part.

They are avid golfers (Can you tell?!) and they were ready for just about anything I threw at them. We chose to shoot at the Colorado Golf Club because not only do they both own houses in the area but they also are moving into their new house just down the street after they get married in November!   So exciting!  

After having some fun on the golf course we drove to their new home and shot some beautiful photos as well... I was absolutely floored by how beautiful the home was and how perfect it seemed to fit them.   The photo below was right off of their back patio facing a perfectly serene lake with the best views of Colorado.

Thanks Heidi and John for such a wonderful afternoon (and also for sharing with me the shortcut home!)  I am so looking forward to your upcoming wedding :)

A Unbeatable Client Appreciation Day

By Jennifer Marlowe Marvin in for photographers denver family photography

For those of you who know me personally, you probably already know that I LOVE working with other small business owners.  A not to say anything bad about the guys out there who own a small business, but working side by side with other female business owners is just such an encouragement.  A very good friend of mine, Courtney Nelson, is an amazing realtor here in Denver at Porchlight Realty.  (  Her passion for realty and helping people can be seen on a daily basis...  or more so even on just a minute-to-minute basis.  :) She is perfectly genuine, such a thoughtful person and when we get a chance to work together or throw parties together I am ALWAYS looking forward to it.  Oh and P.S.  She helped Blake and I buy a house and was awesome!

This past Saturday was one of those times.  But instead of just posting the beautiful photos from Courtney's Client Appreciation Day, I thought I'd take a second to share to all of you business owners another way to give back to the people who are propelling you forward in your business or life.  

Courtney hired me about 3 months ago for the second year to give her clients a gift that would keep on giving.  Photos to document today and to remember forever.   I had never thought about this idea until Courtney approached me, but what a great idea for a client appreciation gift?!!!  Seriously,  who wouldn't want family photos, new headshots, maternity pics, or engagement shots???  We did 5 mini sessions at about 30-40 minutes a piece and then Courtney purchased an 8 x 10 Print for each client who participated. 

This family was first of all SO fun to work with, but secondly how beautiful can two people be?! I mean seriously... Their smiles radiate through photographs and their kindness and love for each other was even more aparent in person. Thanks for a great shoot Jamie, Gio and Charlie.

The logistics of the shoot were very simple.  We set a time a place.  In our case we went to Wash Park in Denver, Colorado and set each family up for a 45 minute time slot.

This is the second time I've been able to photograph Rachel (above) and I am SOSOSO excited for she and her husband Chris to welcome their baby into the world.  They are such a sweet couple and I loved photographing such an important time for them :)

I seriously want to take all three of them home with me... I think I actually told them that too...  Oops :)  Such a beautiful family!  Thanks for letting me photograph your babies Wendy!

Diana- you are simple a rockstar.  That is all I have to say... Only because words don't really describe how truly incredible you are and how LOVELY it is to spend time with you.  Thank you for always having an uplifting outlook on life and for always being such an encouraging, powerful woman to work with. 

The Holtkamp family was just another great family to work with.  I know I probably say this a lot, but I ALWAYS get to work with the nicest, most wonderful people ever!  Gina and John, you definitely fall into that category.  And your children... best smile ever from your little-little one (Grady) and also best kid I've maybe ever seen in front of a camera (Shout out to Gunner!!!)

Well, I just thought I'd share what other creative ideas are going around for business owners and for photographers to suggest to friends who could possibly use their services!!  Let me know if I can help you give back to YOUR clients through photos, it would be my absolute pleasure :)


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