Teaming up with other Denver photographers is always a blast.
And working with the best wedding photographer-Denver based Hardy Klahold isn’t work at all.
It’s just a couple of seasoned wedding photographers doing what they most enjoy.
On this day, the light was perfect, the bride was immaculate, and the groom was elegant.
The wedding reception of Pakistani bride Tara to Indian groom Basil at The Broadmoor was nothing short of magnificent.  It was Hardy’s client and his style of documentary wedding photography meant he would stay with the bride Tara.
As the second photographer, it was my job to concentrate on the groom.  In a few days Hardy
will return the favor and be my second.  We’re off to the Donovan Pavilion at Vail to photograph the wedding of always effervescent Kelly and her handsome groom Matt.
To photograph Tara and Basil’s wedding reception at the Broadmoor was to photograph a prince
and a princess.  Genuinely kind souls whose soft way of speaking English keeps the ears
wanting more, this was a bride and groom who inspired beautiful photography.

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As the lead wedding photographer, it’s not often I’ve had the opportunity to photograph

the groom getting ready.  But on this day, I was delighted to spend time with Basil.
There was nobody else there.  As our conversations drifted from culture to job history,
I recorded his movements. We waited for the call telling us that the bride was ready for over an hour.
But the time passed quickly while I made wedding portraits at some of the Broadmoor’s finest spots.
Truly an elegant groom, Basil was a joy to photograph.
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Waiting for the bride to dress gave the opportunity for interesting broom portraits and wedding documentary photography of Basil.

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Tara was a most beautiful and gracious bride as shown in these wedding day photos

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This might be one of the best wedding dance photographs I ever made

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  • muzaffar uncle - Hello Basil, I saw your wedding pictures today. The pictures are excellent. The bride is beautiful and bridegroom is mashallah also full of charm. All pictures are fine but the picture of bride and bridegroom beneath the towering trees is excellent, because of deCroce photography skill and your pose also. God bless you and give better understanding, mutual respect, love and affection in your matrimonial life.
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This is a story that inspires dreams.  Like an Olympic athlete,
the first part of the dream is winning the chance to compete.
After that, the dream grows.  For a few, it leads to gold.
But this story isn’t about athletes.  It’s about a young girl named Maddie
so graced with natural charm that this Denver photographer
felt compelled to ask her mom if Maddie had ever considered modeling.
In all my years of portraying faces and personalities as a people photographer
based in Denver Colorado, it was a question I had asked only once before.
Actually, I met Maddie’s brother Brad months before I met their parents
Lori and Rick.  Brad and my son Levi were on the same baseball team that spring
and as one of the dad assistant coaches, I had thrown hundreds of grounders
and pop-flies to the boys on the team.  It’s so fun being a dad.  Lori and Rick, along with
their two other kids Maddie and Dan, came to all the coach-pitched games.
They had seen me photographing the action in front of the dugout.
And although sports photography has never been a means to make money,
I do enjoy it.  At the end of the season, I burned action shots plus team photos
and gave them to appreciative parents.  Later in the spring, I did some corporate
photography in Denver for Rick’s property management firm Maxx Properties (thanks Rick).
It was in the middle of one of those hot summer afternoon games, I noticed Maddie.
Only 13 years old, she was almost 6′ tall with legs like a marathon runner
and a face like Ingrid Bergman.  Since I had met Lori and had done photography
for Rich, it wasn’t an awkward moment when I said I’d like to photograph Maddie.
But I immediately added that model photography is a strange world.
And for every girl who makes it big, there must be at least twenty others,
whose lives have been at least temporarily wrecked.
Lori and Maddie both seemed genuinely eager to get to work.  I wasn’t the first
one who had mentioned the possibility of modeling for Maddie, and Lori, an amateur
photographer herself, had already already made hundreds of remarkable images.
Part of the fun of being a professional photographer and running one’s own business,
is that I can screen the less desirable jobs from the ones I thoroughly enjoy.
Since this job was just for fun, I didn’t have to charge much at all.


I met with Maddie and Lori several times for location photo-shoots and we did come
up with some terrific model photographs for her portfolio.  We tried to recreate
an olden day look with Maddie wearing her grandmother’s dress
and did some fashion photography in downtown Denver.   But he highlight was our very
first photo-shoot.  Working at Lori and Rick’s brick Tudor home in east Denver,
I was immediately struck by Maddie’s natural presence.  A person can look compelling,
and beautiful, to the eye.  But some people have something special.  A different level
of beauty or sophistication can suddenly appear in the lens of the photographer.
With very little prompting or direction, Maddie preformed like she’d been on this stage
before.  Call it an old soul or whatever cliché seems appropriate,
Maddie has that special “it” factor.
At first, it was just drop-drop-drop on the patio roof.  We decided to stay dry and shoot
Maddie looking out the window toward the patio.  Then the deluge came.
The rain turned to hail.  Undaunted by the weather, Maddie got into her swimming
suit, grabbed an umbrella and frolicked the way any 13 year old should.
After the storm, Lori drove us to a nearby park in search of a rainbow.
What we found was a giant puddle and soft light perfect for reflecting the budding
career of a young model’s dream.

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After the storm, Maddie's mom Lori drove us to a nearby park in search of a rainbow. What we found was a giant puddle and soft light.

Elite Model Maddie Kerr
This all happened last year, in 2011.  Soon after our model photo-shoots in Denver,
Maddie and Lori signed with a local talent agency.  But the arrangement turned out
to be short lived and had to be broken.  Instead, Maddie signed a contract with Pulse-
Elite Model Management in New York.  And as Maddie reaches for gold, who knows
where we might see her face?
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A stunning black and white fashion photograph of model Maddie Kerr


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If a picture is worth 1000 words, a great photograph is priceless.
To tell a story without words, portray a life in a single image, 

is the aim of photographers everywhere. 

And corporate photographers are no different.
After getting paid for what we do, the next best reward is
satisfying the commercial photography client with timeless
editorial portraits.

Some clients write glowing reviews about Denver head shot
photography while others are shorter, more direct.  An office manager for 
a major Colorado energy firm had this to say “I’m loving these.”  
What more does a corporate photography review need to say?

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Corporate photography review from Colorado energy firm

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Advertising photography in Colorado or anywhere 

is not always about planning in advance of the photo-shoot.
Sometimes a great commercial image appears in the lens of the photographer
even though the idea is only a few seconds away from being hatched.
When pilot Ben Porter of Colorado Heli-Opps landed the Robinson
R44 helicopter after a recent aviation photography flight near Denver Colorado,
I had a flash.  I wanted a head-on shot of the pilot in his aircraft.  And instead of the
airport that was surrounding us, I wanted to see the vast Colorado landscapes through the bubble
glass of his chopper.  Just seconds before, as we headed back to the airport, I captured scores of
aerial photographs with the same Nikon 10.5 super wide lens.  And to complete my plan, 
I’d have to fit one of those images around Ben.

The idea for this advertising photograph, Colorado Heli-Ops, came only a second before capture. Great commercial photographs aren't always planned before the photo-shoot.

The task of fitting together the two images was a little tough and a lot time
My first mistake was to choose an aerial landscape that didn’t fit the pilot’s action.  
The curvature just looked off.  But the even bigger problem was the reflection in Ben’s
goggles.  I didn’t want a reflection of the hangar in his eyewear not matter how subtle is was. 
So this is the part of the photograph that’s not entirely satisfying.  I’m sure sometime in the 
future, I’ll discover a way to increase the curvature in the reflection. 
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As long time Denver photographers, we like to update
our look at least twice a year.  And this year we’ve modified
more than our appearance.

This is the new look for the home page of DeCroce Photography.  Each picture will have a link to the

 photography portfolio it represents.
Denver photographers from DeCroce have always
acquired a large share of our business from Corporate and
Commercial photography jobs in Denver and from across the Country.
And our presence as Fashion photographers, Denver based, enabled us to land
lingerie catalogues, album/CD covers, and countless model
But a huge part of our business also centered around being wedding
photographers in Colorado and portrait photographers in Denver
Colorado and worldwide.
Wedding photojournalism in Colorado and in destination weddings throughout the world, is a acquired skill.  It doesn’t just happen by luck. We will always enjoy capturing the romance and the story-telling moments of wedding events.  But we no longer actively seek wedding clients.
Here in Colorado, and likely elsewhere, wedding photographers are a dime a dozen.  The plethora of people with cameras who call themselves photographers undercut real photographers while offering an unsatisfactory product.
We will still work with a few wedding clients every year who have a discerning
eye for quality, our focus for marketing photography has shifted to commercial and corporate photography
Denver based.
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