High Water Wealth Management

Corporate photography on location for High Water Wealth Management was a thoroughly enjoyable photo-shoot.  I spent two days photographing team-group plus individual portraits, client meeting reportage style images and corporate photography that will be used in both print and web.  And the entire office made me feel like I was visiting with friends.

Founded by Dickson Griswold in 2011, Highwater Wealth Management, LLC, is a wealth advisory firm based in Denver, Colorado. Their Dedicated is to helping their clients invest wisely and plan thoroughly for their long term financial success, Highwater Wealth Management operates as a fee-only advisor and as a fiduciary.  They listen and design a personalized wealth plan that will allow their to reach financial goals.


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Black and white environmental child portrait in woods.



Family Portrait Denver Photography in Woods

Julie and Mike’s kids must be some of the cutest kids on the planet.  And the family portrait photo-shoot near Denver was as fun as it was productive.  What started as a quick and chilly session in the freezing drizzle turned into an hours long cabaret of child photography performances and portrait art.  Here are a few of the results.

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Color verses black and white portraits in outdoor woods.  It’s an individual preference.

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Girl in woods.

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Maddie Kerr – Beauty and Brains!


Before the weather turned cold, I had the opportunity to update Denver modeling portfolio pictures for Maddie Kerr.  Photographing a model as beautiful as Maddie, is more pleasure than work.  With a silk face and long lean figure, she’s a natural.  I can’t think of a single denver fashion photographer who would not relish the chance to work with Maddie.


And Maddie is so much more than a pretty face – She’s a lovely combination of beauty and brains.  As I was preparing the model portfolio images for this post, I noticed her mom’s Facebook post that Maddie has been accepted to Stanford’s class of 2019 (one of only 743).  Brava Maddie!

We had a blast doing the model portfolio photography on a Denver train car. Maddie’s mom Lori was my assistant and gaffer.

We started the model photo-shoot at Maddie’s home on 17th Ave in Denver. Her brothers Dan and Brad inspired this shot while climbing on the arch as we worked below. When I saw the great light on the boys, I asked Maddie if she could get up on the stone fence.

  • Nicole Chausenko - Hi! I am a model with Wilhelmina Denver and am looking to expand my portfolio. I love creative, fun and sexy shots like the ones you have in your website. What would you charge for 3-4 different looks? Do you have a hair and makeup artist? Thank you so much!! NicoleReplyCancel

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Doloros Atencio Attorney Portraits
It was my honor to make professional business portraits for Doloros Atencio recently.  Her list of awards, achievements and accolades is as long as her personality is delightful.
Doloros called with an urgent request for a new portrait.  She was to receive the 2014 Othli award in Washington DC the following week and wanted a professional business portrait expedited.
I scheduled time at the Camren Studios whose big white cove background is ideal for other clients in need of Colorado attorney photo-shoots.  But when Doloros arrived, she was apprehensive about an all white background.  And for a short while, I felt like the mood of the corporate style photo-shoot was doomed.  Using all the professional photo charm I could muster, I assured Doloros that I could alter the background in post production.  By the time she left 90 minutes later we were like old friends.
Doloros’s warm and gracious manner is a testament to her success.

2014 Ohtli Award recipient Doloros Atencio.


Dolores has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work, including being named by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the “100 Influentials” in 1991 and 1993; “Outstanding Attorney” by the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA) in 1992 and 2001; was a Reginald Heber Smith fellow; a fellow of the National Kellogg Fellowship Program; and former President of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA). Dolores served on the CHBA Judiciary Committee and was a member of the HNBA’s 2009 Supreme Court Committee that conducted the due diligence on Justice Sonia Sotomayor.  During her tenure, Denver’s first African American female, first Asian American and first openly-gay female were appointed to the Denver County Court bench.


By way of background, “Ohtli” is a Náhuatl word meaning “pathway,” and the Ohtli medallion, which has an image of footprints, symbolizes the right pathway that women and men will take to their destiny.  Every year, the Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME) within the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE) recognizes the altruistic activities of many Mexicans living in the United States, and offers the Ohtli Award to those who have devoted themselves to improving the quality of lives for our fellow countrymen and women.  SRE presents the Ohtli Award to acknowledge and strengthen the relationship among the Mexican communities living in and outside of Mexico, and to recognize their efforts.

Un-retouched professional portrait head-shot (right) and casual walking portrait of Doloros Atensio




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These office tower photographs were made while on an executive portrait photo-shoot in downtown Denver.  I photographed eight top executives that day for WPX energy.  But the shooting location had nothing to do with this view.  All the portraits were in the building lobby at 18th & Curtis or outside.  Then at the end of the day I offered to do one more series of editorial meeting photographs on the 12th floor.  That’s where I spotted this view of the tower called Denver Place.



View of the Ritz-Carlton-Denver looking north-northeast in Denver photography.


Abstract detail photography of Denver Place on 18th & Curtis.

Denver city photograph view looking north from 18th & Curtis.

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