Mid-Year Update – 2015

We’ll have at least two blog posts in 2015! Jay was cleaning up the images from the year so far and got inspired to create a post to let our friends, families, and past clients know what is happening so far this year.

The biggest news, aside from a job change, blissful marriage, and countless hours at the library at is that we have a new family member! We’re so excited to welcome Lona (named after Jay’s maternal grandmother) into the family. Jay’s family is excited to have a baby girl to spoil again after the last 5 babies were all boys. Seeley is excited to have a sister and loves trying to get her to play… and I’m sure it will happen too soon!

The rest of the year has been full of work, school, taking pictures, lots of time with family, a little bit of travel, and some exciting news for Allie’s family! (and sad news for Technicolor Vision)


And now, for the exciting and sad news….. Our associate photographer (aka Allie’s sister) graduated from high school! We’re excited for her to start this new chapter in her life, but sad to see her move all the way out to Kansas.  If you know any people in the KU area looking for some photos, we will be getting her set up with her own Technicolor Vision email address so she can start a satellite service there!rachelgradstoryboard036storyboard035storyboard037

Thanks, 2014.

What a year it’s been. Jay’s still keeping busy with work and in all of his free time he’s taken up carpentry (and built me a phenomenal dining room table).  I’m officially halfway done with law school.  The most important thing we did this year, of course, is commit our lives to each other and have a giant party to celebrate. (Check out our amazing wedding pictures, including the one below, from Cassie Rosch, an incredibly talented lady).


We had a great year photographing many, many lovely people. This year, we were a part of 4 weddings, 5 special events (a baby naming ceremony, a 25th anniversary, and three very lovely birthday parties), we donated photography services to 3 nonprofits, and we shot 63 portrait sessions (this number blows me away).

Jay and I will definitely be continuing the work in 2015.  We are open to booking a few more weddings and continuing to grow our portrait business.  We hope to see many of you and photograph your beautiful faces this year!

And without further adieu, here are a few the photos that we made and the people we spent time with in 2014.



And we finish this year keeping Papa, Jack, close to our hearts.


In-home Short Sessions

It’s been a hell of a year for us this year, photographically and other wise.  We’re moving through fall with full calendars but to round out 2014 we have a few last opportunities for portrait sessions.  We’re really excited to be offering in-home, documentary-style, discounted sessions on November 28th and 29th.  The deal is, we come to your Denver-area home and hang out for an hour with your family, photographing you in the place where you’re most comfortable. $150, 45 minutes to 1 hour, guaranteed delivery of 35 images in color and black and white by Friday, December 5.

We have 6 sessions available:

  • November 28 8:00AM
  • November 28 10:00 AM
  • November 28 12:00 PM
  • November 28 2:00 PM
  • November 29 8:00 AM
  • November 29 10:00 AM

So how do you make the most of this hour? We’ll do whatever you want in or around your house, if you’re just into posed, smiling at the camera photos and want us to come take some pictures of your smiling faces while you sit on your couch, we’ll oblige.  We think it’s much, much better, though, if you do something fun as a family and we focus more on candid moments (with a few smiling looking-at-the-camera pictures thrown in there for good measure).   If you’re into Christmas decorations, put your ornaments on your tree while we’re around.  Love pancake breakfasts? Cook up some pancakes while we take photos of your lazy after-Thanksgiving family time.  Decorate cookies.  Give baby a bath. Make a craft with your kids. Read books and do puzzles.  Or just snuggle with your dog.

These in home sessions are going to be awesome, but if you’re hoping for an outdoor photo session, or just can’t make 11/28 and 11/29 work for your schedule, here is our remaining 2014 availability for standard, $250 photo sessions (45 minutes – 1.5 hours depending on location and your family’s mood, delivery of a minimum of 50 images in color and black and white):

  • 11/22 9:00AM
  • 11/22 3:00PM
  • 12/6 9:00AM (additional $25 rush fee if you need your photos returned within 5 days)
  • 12/7 9:00AM OR 3:00PM (additional $25 rush fee if you need your photos returned within 5 days)


Here’s a look at past in home sessions so you can see a glimpse into why they’re our favorites.

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Carlisle and Lindy are married people now.

Carlisle and Lindy are great, great friends of ours. They got married this past weekend on Lake Martin in Alabama which meant a lovely weekend in the deep South with wonderful people for us.  To the new Gunn family — we’re so lucky to count you as friends and are so happy for you and your new marriage! Lots of love.


Booking your 2014 Photo Sessions

As you may have guessed by the frequency of our blog posts here, our lives beyond Technicolor Vision keep Jay and I pretty busy.  While we’re still taking a limited number of standard photo session appointments this fall ($200, email inquiries(at)technicolorvision(dot)com), in an effort to make scheduling a bit easier and to offer photo sessions at different price points, we have also set aside several days of full availability for discounted photo sessions.  So here’s the deal:

  • Saturday, October 25 – 1 hour sessions in Observatory Park, $100
    Sessions in fall leaves are notoriously difficult to book because there’s such a short window of time where Colorado really feels autumnal.  We’re blocking off the whole day on 10/25 to meet you in Observatory Park. Your $100 gets you a photo session with Allie or Jay that will be just under an hour long and we’ll deliver a minimum of 25 images in both color and black and white.  Sessions every hour, on the hour from 9AM to 5PM.  This date is booking up pretty quickly so please don’t wait to email us if you’re interested!  If weather doesn’t cooperate, we will still honor the $100 price at a location of our choosing and a mutually agreeable new time.

    • We will also book a number of $30, 15-minute headshot sessions on this date (individuals only, 15 minutes, 10 edited images in black and white and color).
  • Friday, November 28 and Saturday November 29 – 1 hour, in-home documentary photos, $150 (aka Tree-Trimming Sessions)
    So you don’t have to trim your tree (but if you put a tree up you should put the ornaments on when we’re there, look how adorable the pictures below are), but the deal here is we’ll show up at your house and hang out with your family for a 1 hour in home/in your yard session.  $150 gets you a session with Allie or Jay that will be about an hour and deliver a minimum of 40 images in color and black and white.  We would love to see you decorate your Christmas tree, make cookies, or do some other fun family activity so we can get some documentary/candid photos of you enjoying time with the people you love.  If you’re not in to activities and you’d rather just sit on the couch in the living room and smile, we’ll do that too.  We’re taking appointments every two hours on even hours from 8AM to 2PM.  This is also your last chance to have Technicolor Vision take your holiday card photo (law school finals mean no last minute holiday card photos in 2014!)

And now, what you really wanted to see, the photos.


A look at past short sessions in Observatory Park (location for 10/25 photos). We love the mix of big trees, open spaces, historic homes, and architectural backgrounds. Perfect for maximum greatness in a quicker photo session.




And just a glimpse into how adorable your autumn leaves photos are going to be

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Finally, the proof that you should absolutely decorate your tree and have us come take family photos of the memory-making




We hope you’ll shoot us an email at inquiries(at)technicolorvision(dot)com to find out more or to book. We can’t wait to spend time with you.