Tuesday, July 27, 2010
A significant handful of BoHo photographs from the Red Rocks show were chosen to be on Matisyahu's website! Check out the link below to view the Red Rocks video compiled by Matis' team with songs from the night and a slide show of pictures.
Photos came from a few different photographers.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
BoHo was chosen to be one of Matisyahu's photographers at Red Rocks for his tour with Dirty Heads and Sublime with Rome on 7-10-10. It was an amazing night! Three of my absolute favorite things in life - Photography, Music & Red Rocks - all rolled into one with three of my absolute favorite artists. I ended up photographing all 3 bands; more pictures are up on the other websites, so make sure to check those out! Concert photography, I have learned, is one of the hardest yet most rewarding settings to photograph.
I was also lucky enough to get to see the tunnel underneath the seating at Red Rocks. Every artist that has performed at Red Rocks has signed the tunnel, including the Beatles in the 1960s!
A magical night all around!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Well it finally happened, BoHo has started wedding photography! The gorgeous couple, Jessica & Jake Dedecker were BoHo's first wedding on June 5th, 2010 in Loveland, Colorado. Two more BoHo weddings will follow this summer. It is a very exciting & encouraging step forward for the business! Here is a peak into a handful of Jess & Jake's fun newlywed pictures :)
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Thursday, November 19, 2009
My inspiration comes from a handful of strong sources.
1. My Momma.
My mom is an artistic free spirit. She raised me in the country where our sense of privacy created a sort of artistic identity for the two of us. She was always volunteering her time and talent in my life. Artistic influence filtered into my life the second I entered our home in the country where the artist in her introduced itself to me on all levels, down to the way she decorated our home. I developed an appreciation for art and beauty early on because of her. What made her even more special was that she was a guys girl. She could beat them in arm wrestling, take care of our big yard and orchard, and rarely wore makeup or got super dolled up, yet at the same time was the most gentle, smooth woman I have ever seen.
I have been blessed to see several different places in the world at a young age. I have traveled to France, England, Holland, South Africa, Uganda, Mexico, and Ireland. Because of this, my eyes have been opened to different cultures and a different way of thinking. People often tell me I'm an old soul and I think a lot of that comes from traveling. Traveling stretches your mind, stretches your character; it changes how you treat people, how you live your life, and the way you see the world. The opportunity to travel is something I am most grateful for.
3. Divine beauty.
Everyone has their own beliefs and I respect every one of them. What I think that is common to many of us though is the overwhelming feeling we get deep in our souls and what medium we choose to use to reach the Divine. For me, it can be simply driving on a sunny day with the windows down blasting some good tunes. But it's that and everything else that speaks to me. A line in a book. A conversation with a friend. Open minded people. It sparks my imagination and makes me want to search for more.
Education is the key to everything. We should always be searching to know more, learn more, keep our minds open to ideas and people. In an attempt to live that way and by trying to understand why things are the way they are, it stretches our imagination to capture more.
Summer of 2009 was the season for senior pictures. Molly Speck (above) was finishing her senior year and Adam Strong (below) was finishing his.
We had fun playing on old farm equipment and broked down barns at my friend's aunts property in Berthoud.
The summers of 2007 and 2008 took me on a life changing journey to South Africa and Uganda.
For many of us, we want to help but feel like there is nothing that we can do. But thats not the truth. Two amazing non-profits that I have spent a lot of time with are Think Compassion and Think Humanity. Both are based out of Colorado and do amazing things for the people of Africa. Take a look at their websites to see how you can help. Even if it is something really small, it is still something.
After the shoot with the Specks, my dad told me that he knew things were going to grow and I needed to get some things in line. I created business cards and price lists, paperwork and websites.
On Facebook, you can become a fan and view pictures and prices by searching for 'BoHo Photography'
The Summer of 2007 was busy. From families to kids, I got to meet all sorts of new people, work with old friends, and play with kids on playgrounds.
It was an amazing summer to grow as an artist.
By this point, a photography business was not part of my plan, but it soon would be.
Some friends of the Dotsons that I had gotten to know on some level through nannying were the Specks. My first memory of meeting Barb was when I would take Nate over in the snow so that he and Sam, Barbs son, could play in the backyard and neighborhood.
The Specks had seen the pictures I did of Katie and Nate and asked if they could hire me to take their family pictures. Well, of course!
The very first pictures I did with the Specks were in Old Town. These would be the first of many. I quickly made relationships with them as well and started housesitting for them.
It has been such a blessing that the tool of art can bring people together. I adore their family.
This is when things began to really take off for BoHo Photography.