Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Exciting news!
2007 was a fabulous year and 2008 is starting off even stronger. Thanks so much to all the wonderful clients and fellow service providers for being in my life. I'm so honored to post all of this wonderful news.

Congratulations to Lyndsey & Aaron. Your fabulous wedding is one of only three finalists for the 2008 ICON Award for Best Wedding Over $75,000. It is also one of only three nominated for the Best Wedding Photography Award.

See my signature wedding album for this wedding in the Album section at my web site!

Congratulations to O.E. and Dave! Your amazing destination wedding at the top of Vail pass is also nominated for the 2008 ICON Award for Best Wedding Over $75000. Yeah, two out of three nominations are weddings I had the honor of photographing!

Congratulations Leigh & Graham! Your wedding has been selected to be featured in the next edition of Confetti Magazine.

The judges of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International have honored me once again with entries into their Best of Weddings 2007 book. The images they selected for accolades of excellence are "Stairwell to Love" and "Underwater Bride".

Monday, June 04, 2007

Santorini, Greece

Did you know that it is traditional for the bride to arrive on a donkey for a wedding in the Greek Islands? Here's lovely Jenna arriving at the church in Santorini (AKA Thira), Greece.

Santorini is one of the beautiful Cyclades often referred to as the "Isles of Greece." The dazzling white-washed houses and famous blue-domed churches decorate the blood-red cliffs.
I recommend late April or early May as the best time to visit these islands so you avoid the summer crowds. Do be sure to spend at least 2 to 3 days on Mykonos Island. It's just a couple of hours away if you take the ferry.
Both islands are wonderful locations for your destination wedding or honeymoon.


Wednesday, February 28, 2007


I'm so flattered! Thank you, thank you to the judges! I'm so proud to be the winner of the 2007 ICON Award for Best Photography.

Dozens of photographers entered the images from their weddings. The judges selected two nominees. I was so proud to hear my company name being announced as the winner of this prestigious award. The award was presented at the annual ICON Gala on February 22, 2007.

Thanks also to my wonderful clients Jenny and Tony for the honor of covering their beautiful wedding.


Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Lynda Hanshaw -- Finalist ICON Award Best Photography

Wow! I'm so excited! I've just been advised that I'm one of only two finalists selected from dozens of entries for the prestigious ICON Award for Best Photography. The entries were sent to Aspen and judged by an independent panel made up of some of the finest in our industry.

My sincere thanks to the judges and to Jenny & Tony for the honor of providing their wedding day coverage.

Donna Karyn & Sapphires

What fun! There I was shooting at a rancho in beautiful Southern California. My client was dressed in a beautiful Donna Karyn -- more than half a million dollars in sapphires adorned her body to accent the beautiful gown. An armed guard stood by to protect the sapphires.

It’s said that Jaclyn Smith is one of the most beautiful women in the world. I’d argue that my client Jeannie is at least as beautiful. Take a look and judge for yourself.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Congratulations to Marcia & Drew Litton married April 22, 2006! It was such a pleasure to spend the day with these two wonderful people. They are so obviously in love. Checkout my album tab to see pictures from their wedding. I'd say Win Lose and Drew won big this day!

Great News! I just returned from the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International conference. I make the annual trek to this convention to attend workshops, review the latest in wedding albums, try out new software and to visit with other photographers. It's so important to keep learning and to stay up to date. The show was held at the Paris in Las Vegas. I tagged on a visit with my mom and step-father who are located near the wonderful red rocks of Las Vegas.

What fun! I learned that I'm listed in the 2005 WPPI Award Winning Wedding Photography Book. Thanks so much to the WPPI!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Portraits in Paradise

I'm always working to improve the wedding day experience for my clients. So much time and preparation goes into this very special day and many forget the most important plan....that's the plan for making sure it's a day of leisure and love. That's how I came up with the idea for Portraits in Paradise. It's a plan to get superb wedding portraits on a day other than the wedding day.

The concept is simple. Sometime after the wedding the couple takes a relaxing weekend trip to a picturesque location that suits their sense of style, taste and romance. It could be Santa Barbara, Telluride, Mesa Verde, or even New York City.

We meet in the morning or afternoon when the light is perfect for beautiful portraits. The bride & groom bring their wedding attire and as many other outfits as they would like. We get amazing portraits in that perfect locale.

If you're interested in doing a Portrait in Paradise, give me a call and let's plan something wonderful.

 Featured Article

Be sure and check out the premier issue of in April. I’ll be featured in one of the articles about engagement photography. Congratulations to Robin and Craig! The editors love your Save-the-Date photo magnet.

Wild Weddings

What fun! The producers of the Wild Weddings TV show have just advised me that they will feature my footage of Ron & Diane's underwater wedding. I'll post the date and time soon.

Clients Featured in Colorado Expression Magazine

Colorado Expression is featuring a number of my clients in the April/May 2006 issue. Congratulations to Shadron & Mark, Ester & Andy and Bonnie & Harrison you're famous! Check out the Tie the Knot Nuptials feature to see the article. Be sure to carry a pen with you for those autograph seekers!