Model Photography Colorado

 Nicole –– Beauty and Brains

 Rare to see a shooting star begin.  
Rarer to capture.

 

Colorado landscape and Model

Colorado landscape with beautiful woman.

Model photography Colorado

Although I didn’t know it at the time, meeting Nicole in late winter 2017 was like coming face to face with a tornado. She had inquired about model photography Colorado and we were on our first shoot. Nicole wanted model portfolio photography of herself and I needed to lose myself in art. With my life changing fast, it was a relief to devote energy into a creative project.

From the beginning, we had a comfortable alliance –– experienced photographer and beginning model.  “I’m not really a model.” I remember her saying. She might not have felt like a model then, but take a look at her now and you’ll see Colorado’s most sought after new sensation for figure and beauty photographers.

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Moel Photography Colorado

 

At first, I didn’t fully notice the beauty I was seeing. So I created landscape imagery with a beautiful woman as part of the composition. Then, all at once, something happened. I saw a diamond. I saw the start of a shooting star.

Not just a stunning face, Nicole is a doctor of pharmacy with a love for glamour.

 

 

Image on the left is the very first picture I did of Nicole. Wearing a red wig (right), comes from our very last photoshoot.

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For years I had considered collaborating with just one person to create an ongoing pictorial series. Like Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O”Keeffe, I wanted a muse. And my novice model-to-be was enthused by the prospect.

We shot on rocks and in water. We climbed to find fire-burnt forests and we breathed the cold mountain air. These four: earth, air, water and fire were the spark. It was as easy to find expression as it was to feel growth in creativity. She found time for photoshoots and wrote to inquire about ideas.


Bite me

Red Lips Red Melon

Colorado Model Photo

 

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It’s funny now to think of the tedious hours spent on the computer. And yet a quarter of my year was devoted to our project.

For the subject, the works are relinquished as she moves on to a brilliant new beginning.

For the photographer, it was a magical quest for expression, artistic connection and composition. Oh yeah, I still like the pictures.

I’ll always remember our muse project with a smile. Nicole’s efforts were as sensational as her natural beauty.

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Model photography Colorado

 See a transformation  ….a glorious butterfly – a whole new person.

 

Fashion Model Pose

Fashion model photography Colorado at the court building.

Colorado Muse Photography

Denver Model Portfolio

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These were sparkling days as Nicole immersed herself to transforming into a top model.

Working together on four photoshoots, we shot in a burnt forest, hotel lobbies, in an urban settings and made a few pictorials that told a story. Although efforts are long forgotten now, we made a splendid array of images that helped lure new photographers to want her as their model and muse. Check out (and follow) her Instagram page instagram.com/nicolechausenko/, and you’ll see a splendid ascension to fame.

And to all you photographers, Nicole is looking for creative photoshoots. She’s interested in photographers, fashion, lingerie and figure sensual work.

Model Photography Colorado

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Portraits by unincredible nuts.

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 A lifelong professional photographer, I’ve done pictorial projects of all sorts. My introduction to photographing exotic women came early, when I assisted for a Penthouse Magazine spread. A fun experience, but I was more interested in shooting rapids than shooting pretty models.

Over the years, I accepted commissions from young women to create model portfolio and contest pictures. My preference though was to create real-life images that tell a story. Back in the 90s, a teenage girl came to my studio with her mom. We did a variety of shots and she sent them off to a Seventeen Magazine contest.  She won. And a few months later she was on the cover of the mag. Now the strange part is, every model photography Colorado photoshoot has lead to good things for my subjects. Every beginner has gone on to become famous or sign with big agencies.  

Notoriety is a two-lane journey. Fame brings with it the best dreams and it reshapes desires. In just a few months, Nicole has become a huge sensation on social media. Her intense dedication has paid off  with a double-page spread in a photo magazine and scores of eager photographers knocking.

odel photography Colorado was a heartbreak.


Model Photography Colorado

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Model Photography Colorado Lingerie

 

Sexy Model in Bed

Although I never did shoot with Nicole again, I might have liked to. Lucky photographers will capture expressions like this.

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Chasing the setting sun in wild-fire burnt forest in a quest for fine-art fashion photography. I’ve often wondered if any viewers see the correlation between the evening dress and the tree bark.

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Sexy Denver Model

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Denver top model Nicole in model portrait photography.

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Farewell Nicole

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Story Telling Photography For Denver City Lax  

 

 

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Photography for a non profit organization, Denver City Lax, was one of the highlights of my year in photography. I just can’t say enough about the good work these folks do. And I can’t over emphasize how much fun I had making these photographs.

Denver City Lax is a non profit organization dedicated to inner city youth in Denver’s underserved neighborhoods. By bringing the game of lacrosse to the inner city, City Lax provides educational and enrichment opportunities to kids who otherwise might have strayed. Colorado’s thriving economy is certainly a boon for the privileged. But hardship can knock on anyone’s door.

Denver City Lax is about teaching team skills in the game of Lacrosse, and so much more. Kids nurtured through City Lax for the past dozen years are thriving in school. They’re graduating from big time universities. And they’re giving back.

At this time of year, when a quick thousand is spent on a new suit or dress, when holiday ski weekends and pretty boxes under the tree light up our lives, consider giving a little to those who will benefit the most. Please check out Denver City Lax and don’t forget to click on the “Get Involved” page.

 

 

 

Denver City Lax coaches volunteer their time and expertise to kindle enthusiasm for the game of lacrosse.

 

Denver City Lax coaches are all volunteers. They dedicate their time and energy on afternoons and weekends for the betterment of kids.
How cool is that?

 

Lacrosse through Denver City lax is open to girls as well as boys.

 

 

Denver City Lax offers no cost lacrosse to inner city kids. Youth begin playing lacrosse with City Lax as early as 5 years old.

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photography for a non profit

 

Denver City Lax

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A Story Inside A Story

” An 11 year old Denver City lax player found his way to the MLL Championship game and beat cancer along the way.”

Check out this link to read The Kid – The Lacrosse Player by Denver city Lax.

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Inside the story of Denver City Lax is the story of Ezekiel.
Published last month by Denver City lax, “The Kid, The Lacrosse Player” is about a lacrosse player who battles cancer.
You’ll love this story.

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Eric Laws of the Denver Outlaws professional Lacrosse team coaches young Ezekiel.
Readers will enjoy clicking on and reading this story. The Kid – The Lacrosse Player

 

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My own hero played lacrosse in the 2017 spring season with Denver City Lax.

 

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Portraits And Other Pictures From A Family Photoshoot

Family photojournalism is still a passion of mine. I do far less consumer photography now, but I love a professional family photo-shoot.

Black and white toddler in papa

 

 Capturing real-to-life moments is my forte and my passion.

I first met Maureen on a professional photoshoot for a law firm. Fox Rothschild sends new attorneys to me every year for full length portraits and head-shots to be used on their website. And although the requirements are a bit stringent, we always have fun.  I felt an instant connection during our fun commercial photo-shoot.

 I was delighted when she inquired about a possible family photojournalism session.

 

 

Child professional photojournalism

Magical eyes and the purity of childhood.

Don’t we all love finding pictures in the clouds?

Family photojournalism

Getting down at a toddler’s level can be an interesting view.

Portrait Family Denver

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Maureen and Ryan graciously welcomed me into their home for the family photojournalism photo-shoot.

And their daughters Eva and Greta were pure joy to photograph.

While I do like the formal (every-hair-in-place) sort of family photo-shoot, my preference is for a looser realistic version.

For my style of photography, Maureen’s family was a perfect fit.

Not only did we have fun, we also got fantastic results.

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Family Photojournalism

family photojournalism

 

We started our session in the mid afternoon with in home family photojournalism before we ventured outside and to a nearby park.

A setting sun and two exhausted little girls sent us back home for a few more shots.

Family Photojournalism

 Family photojournalism Denver

Bye bye sweet Greta. Until next time.

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 A Boy Growing Up

 

 

Wasn’t it just last year

that you first showed off your smile?

And your first words …”door and moon” was that last year too?

I’m pretty sure you meant “cheerios” when you said “deardoes” .. is that right?.

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Wasn’t it just last fall

that I could hold you in one hand?

We flew around the house like superman?

You amazed everyone when you stood up for the first time, just weeks after surgery.

You learned to run, you learned to fall. But you always got right back up.

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Wasn’t it just last spring

that you went off to school.

Your teachers were (and are) amazed with your keen mind?

I do wish you’d write down your language… so I could learn it too.

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Wasn’t it just last summer

that you were hooked on trains?

Thomas first, then Tinytown. Cripple Creek and the Georgetown Loop.

Each new passion warms the heart of everyone around you – trains, space, superheroes and of course, language.

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And then came BASEBALL! …..Wasn’t that just last summer?

Baseball, skiing, sledding, futsal, hockey, swimming, skiing…

Is there a sport you can’t do?

Thanks for letting me play them with you …even though you always beat me.

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Wasn’t it just tomorrow

that you went to high school?

You’re not ready to swim off yet,

but when you do, I hope you’ll look back

and remember the joy you’ve given to all of us.

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Happy 14th birthday Levi…  the best kid in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Heading out of Aztec New Mexico, traffic was sparse. I had just finished up a grueling magazine photo-shoot – (the kind that reminds you …you’re NOT 25 anymore). Now at dawn, my plan was to fight fatigue, find creativity and make more photographs for my magazine photo-shoot client. But trickles and grey skies blocked out morning light. So I decided to hit the road.

It’s funny how people jump into your brain when you’re driving. God-angles and aunts keep me focused on the one who needs me, Thank you!

Spinning tires, spinning mind. I was happy to see the hitchhiker.

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It’s not popular to pick up hitchhikers in 2017, but driving alone, I usually do. Vance jumped into my car blowing out 701 reminders for a few hours. My new traveling companion was on his way home and anxious to see his newborn daughter for the first time.

An American Native from the Navajo tribe, Vance wore no jacket. In fact, he had few possessions other than nylon strap he found along the road. “This could be useful” he said. An adept conversationalist, my exchange with Vance drifted from philosophy to comedy with effortless rhythm.

Vance confided about his battle with alcohol and about his family. Around almost every highway curve, he described the terrain beyond visible.

I told stories of my days living with a Navajo family in a hogan near Canyon De Chelly. I remembered what the the blind grandfather said. “The problem with cities is there’s nowhere to just go and sit” Vance knew and I reconnected with the grandfather’s words. Of course, there are plenty of places to “just sit” in the city. But somehow the desert releases caged thoughts more easily.

Vance spends his summers guiding horse tours in Monument Valley. His ancestors settled there after The Trail of Tears and have guided tour groups for generations. But now his family is in a battle with the Navajo nation which wants to modernize the operation.

As we entered into The Jicarilla Apache Reservation I could feel Vance’s excitement grow.

I drove him a few miles off the main highway to his home where I asked to photograph him.

Magazine photo-shoot

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